Monday, June 21, 2010

Since does gender matter when you break the law?

GS Don Morris, Ph.D.
June 20, 2010

“Samar Alhaj, the woman leading the Hizbullah-linked Lebanese boat that is scheduled to try to block the naval blockade on Gaza, said in an interview with a regional Israeli Arabic- language radio station in Nazareth that women were “the new secret weapon” in use against the “thieving enemy.”1

In order to gain even more media exposure this is the latest skit being performed on the world stage. Stated within these words is the notion that we are evil and wicked-how dare we even consider addressing these “peaceful” women aboard the “flotilla”.

If it were not so serious the next statements used by their “leader” border on the insane. “Asked on Radio A-Shams by Zohair Bahloul why the ship, Mariam, would only be carrying women, she said, “We are women in order not to give the thieving enemy an excuse to use arms against the ship.” She said the ship would be carrying cancer medication for children, and women suffering from breast cancer and cancer of the uterus due to “chemical bombs” dropped on Gaza by Israel.”1

As reported in the media no one challenged this outrageous statement. First, medicines are daily flowing into Gaza; second, anyone in Gaza needing special medical attention is moved to facilities inside Israel at no cost to them or their so-called leaders. Now this “leader” knows this, as does the J Post reporters-it is time to first not print such nonsense and at least challenge them when they lie. Over 10,000 individuals have passed into Israel for medical treatment over the past months. Israel never dropped “chemical bombs” on Gaza, Bahloul knows this but the media quotes her anyway-this is harmful to people on both sides of the situation as there is no movement toward peace-hmm, could it be that this is the objective of the Hamas strategy?

Bahloul also knows that Israel has an international legal right to blockade Gaza. Furthermore, she and all media types know the consequences of breaking such a law. They understand that their conscious decision to perform an illegal act will result in their arrest, detainment and prosecution. The law is written for humans, not favoring or preferring one gender to another. This maritime law, reported here at Docstalk, previously, is an equal opportunity offender; gender does not factor into the prosecution of it. Of course, to hide behind the skirts of women when breaking the law speaks volumes about the masculinity of our enemy. What kind of man does such hiding?

Life is full of decisions that must be made every day. It matters not who you are, where you are or what ethnicity you are or what socio-economic class you fall inside-we, as human beings, make decisions every day. The decisions we make have behavioral consequences. A human being of integrity, honor and fortitude gladly welcomes living by the consequences of his/her decisions. Why, because they know life is about choice.

Stop playing the victim card, start acting like a grown up and accept the endgame of your decision to become a criminal, a common criminal at that-what pitiful behavior to display on the world stage. MSM have enough intestinal fortitude to report the truth and challenge the criminals once and for all-or are you afraid you will not be allowed back into Gaza to do your job? Tell the truth, the reason you don’t report honestly is due to the threats by Hamas, Fatah and others disallowing you access? How about writing this angle-got courage?

1. Women are the 'secret weapon'

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