A short time ago I watched and heard Zbigniew Brezinski being interviewed on CNN and had a hard time believing that someone was actually viewing this latest Israeli transgression honestly, including a reference to the simple historical fact that, as Kay24 put it, “when Hamas joined the unity government, it was a sign that they were ready to unite and work with the world community.” He did not mention another interesting fact; namely, that Hamas was overwhelmingly elected in a democratic vote objectively observed by outsiders who declared the election to have been conducted with a remarkable degree of fairness. Of course, immediately following this election, Israel and the United States refused to accept the results and proceeded to denigrate Hamas and to work with the organization and its leadership. Brezinski did point out that Netanyahu, with no investigation, rapidly accused Hamas as the kidnapper and murderer of the three teens. In other words, one would be hard put to accuse Israel of inconsistency. From its very founding, facts on the ground, whatever their source by whatever method, has been Israel’s modus operandi, rendered palatable to the perpetrators and their enablers through hasbara so thorough, so all-enveloping, so frequently repeated as to be believed even by the liars grinding it out.