Et bien. Les vacances ont été plus longues que prévu... espérons que les menaces de monitorages de l'utilisation d'internet à mon travail ne sont que ça, des menaces. Je commencerai donc par un exemple d'extraordinaire lucidité, tiré de The Last Taboo, John Pilger
"Let all the self-righteous who speak of ruthless Palestinian murderers take a hard look in the mirror, [Let them ask themselves] what they would have done had they been the ones living under occupation. I can say for myself that I, Yitzhak Frankenthal, would have undoubtedly become a freedom fighter and I would have killed as many on the other side as I possibly could. It is this depraved hypocrisy that pushes the Palestinians to fight us relentlessly - our double standard that allows us to boast the highest military ethics, while the same military slays innocent children ... As much as I would like to do so, I cannot say the Palestinians are to blame for my son's death. That would be the easy way out [for] it is we who are unwilling to make peace with them. It is we who insist on maintaining our control over them. It is we who feed the cycle of violence ... I regret to say it." -Yitzhak Frankenthal, chairman du 'cercle des parents' dont le fils Arik, un soldat conscrit, a été tué par le Hamas.
Le même John Pilger donnait une conférence à la Columbia University, New York, intitulée 'War by Media', qui débute ainsi:
During the Cold War, a group of Russian journalists toured the United States. On the final day of their visit, they were asked by their hosts for their impressions. “I have to tell you,” said their spokesman, “that we were astonished to find, after reading all the newspapers and watching TV, that all the opinions on all the vital issues were, by and large, the same. To get that result in our country, we imprison people, we tear out their fingernails. Here, you don't have that. What's the secret? How do you do it?"