Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper, slams Israel’s genocide it continues to perpetrate in Gaza.
Hedges stated that;
Israel’s Lebensraum master plan for Gaza, borrowed from the Nazis’ depopulation of Jewish ghettos, is clear.
Destroy infrastructure, medical facilities and sanitation, including access to clean water.
Block shipments of food and fuel.
Impose telecommunications blackouts.
Unleash indiscriminate industrial violence to kill and wound hundreds a day.
Let starvation and epidemics of infectious diseases, along with the daily massacres and the displacement of Palestinians from their homes, turn Gaza into a mortuary.
Israel has killed or seriously wounded close to 100,000 Palestinians in Gaza, almost one in every 20 inhabitants.
It has destroyed or damaged 60% of the housing.
The Nazis ship their victims to death camps.
The Israelis will ship their victims to squalid refugee camps in countries outside of Israel.
This is the plan. No one, especially the Biden administration, intends to stop it.
The most disturbing lesson I learned while covering armed conflicts for two decades is that we all have the capacity, with little prodding, to become willing executioners.
We can all become Nazis. It takes very little.
in eternal vigilance over evil, our evil, we become, like those carrying out the mass killing in Gaza, monsters.
Perhaps the saddest irony is that a people once in need of protection from genocide now commit it.
Heartbreaking, just awful.
Chris Hedges an honest, brave man is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years for The New York Times, where he served as the Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief for the paper.
— Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil (@ivan_8848) February 5, 2024