Another sign of the burgeoning discourse: 'Wired' has a piece up about Flame, the "state-run" malware that is infecting computers in Iran and across the Middle East. The piece fingers Israel as a likely source of the software, but only mentions Israel twice. Not so the commenters. There are about 300 comments on the post, and judging from the first 100, almost every one is about Israel, with most of the commenters pretty angry about Israel's conduct. Their attitudes reflect the new Israeli brand, rogue state. Some excerpts:
So talking about a state's external politics makes one an anti-Semite these days? Just.... WOW!
Ah, yes, the old 'anti--Semite' card. How much longer you reckon that'll keep working for you?
"born" is hardly the word I'd use to describe how Israel was created. Here is a hint look up the King David hotel and you'll read about how Israel was "born" by the use of terror.
Now as for Israel being rational I suppose you call using Tanks, Gunships and basically military might to hold a people in camps. On top of which there are the settlements which is all about Land grab and hardly points to any other strategy than assimilation which must then include a plan for the Arabs to leave for elsewhere.
Self defense????????? you call Killing Millions of children and women and
Peaceful people a self defense?? what are the numbers of the arabic people die because of Israel ?
And [Israel] is unfortunately descending into religious fundamentalist madness the scourge of reason and liberty wherever it raises its ugly head.
Hang on, Eduardo, what's your home address? i'll come forcefully kick your door down, take over your house, if you try and kick me out, i'll seriously physically harm you, because as you pointed out, right to self defence!!