Monday, July 21, 2014

Evacuation Plan for Gazans: Swim for It!

July 14, 2014 - John Stewart, DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central

The Daily Show's John Stewart offers some much needed comic relief in this fair and unbiased breakdown of the Gaza-Israeli conflict.

"Both sides are engaging in aerial bombardment, but one side appears to be bomb-better at it."

Israelis have Red Alert (an iPhone app) which provides real time alerts for rocket, mortar, or missile strikes on Israel -- which is protected by the US-sponsored Iron Dome protection against incoming missiles and rockets.

Meanwhile Gazans are being notified by ... being bombed.

The warning to Palestinians in Gaza is an exploding mortar round three [3] minutes before full scale air strikes. That three [3] minutes is an alert to evacuate before being repeatedly being bombed by Israel.

Stewart asks:
What are the Gazans supposed to do?  
Evacuate to where?
Have you fucking seen Gaza?!
Israel blocked this border and Egypt blocked this border.
What are they supposed to do? Swim for it?!
Israel's response to Gaza is indeed a living political cartoon for the war in the Middle East.
The world has gone mad.  Is this the Israeli Manifest Destiny?

We're reminded of the Highway of Death in the First Gulf War, in which the slaughter was so egregious that US pilots refused to continue strafing and bombing, and ground troops turned away in disgust.

Watch this 2:30 clip and let us know your thoughts.

Daily Show full episode HERE on Comedy Central (segment starts at 5:05)