This is one of the more depressing covers of a thoroughly depressing magazine. That there will be another “war” (in reality, an Israeli rampage/massacre) — and another after that, in an endless succession — is taken as a given. Inside, the Editor’s Note begins:
Our cover story this month provides a unique look inside the Israeli military and its preparations to ethically fight (emphasis added) the next war with Hezbollah or Hamas. Peripatetic Middle East journalist Michael Totten visits the Lebanon border, Israel’s JAG corps in Tel Aviv and a unique artificial “city” in the Negev desert to provide some original insights into Israel’s efforts to maintain the traditional IDF ethos of “purity of arms.” (emphasis added).
Really, who are they kidding?
Article from the June 7, 2010, edition the The Dominion Post, Wellington, NZ. See two responses.
The September edition of Crescent International contains articles headlined “Torture as US state policy” (editorial), “Rabbis involved in organ sales”, “Obama excels predecessors in subservience to the Zionist warmongers”, “Sectarianism still dominating Iraqi politics”, “9/11: mysterious collapse of third building” (cover story), “Gitmo child prisoner finally returns home”, “‘Security’ operations target Muslim charities”, among many others. An archive of articles that have appeared in Crescent International can be found at its website.
The September edition of Australia/Israel Review contains an editorial deploring the reported decision of the Australian Media and Communications Authority to give its “seal of approval” to al-Manar, the Hezbollah television station that broadcasts throughout Asia and Australia via an Indonesian satellite company. There is also a rather ironic article in which Oakland Ross, of the Toronto Star, laments the “self-replicating propagation of erroneous information” that has seen a “never-uttered utterance” of former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon spread far and wide since 2002. (The “never-uttered utterance”: “The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people.”) I am touched by this Zionist concern for historical accuracy – almost as touched as I am by the Zionist call for “moral clarity”.