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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Hezbollah defeated "gay" Israeli soldiers

From Ynet News - Abu Oudai, chief rocket coordinator for the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the West Bank, said recently that Hezbollah was victorious in Lebanon partly because the Israeli army is full of gay soldiers:

"I think the most important achievement this war in Lebanon demonstrated is that Israel – with all its power, its air force, its tanks, its navy and its unlimited budget – can be defeated," said Abu Oudai.
"If we do (what Hizbullah accomplished), this Israeli army full of gay soldiers and full of corruption and with old-fashioned war methods can be defeated also in Palestine."

So explain to me again why such open-minded and enlightened individuals as Gilles Duceppe, Denis Coderre and especially Andre Boisclair, the openly gay leader of the Parti Quebecois, were marching in solidarity in a parade full of Hezbollah banners and placards, denouncing the one country in the entire Middle East where homosexuals are actually considered to be human? And explain to me again why allegedly homophobic Stephen Harper should adopt a more "nuanced" approach to his support for Israel?

(h/t: Independent Gay Forum )

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pro-fascist Canadian politicians understand the media benefits of taking a 'nuanced' position when it comes down to whether you should live or die - if the media can hand these guys enough votes to make it worth their while - you're dead. It's nothing personal of course, they would feel very sad for you, but since they have no principles of their own they have to adopt somebody's principles and the flavour of the month is fascism.