June 6, 2010

POWER WATCH: HOW THE ISRAELIS' OWN NUMBERS SHOW THE GREAT LIE THAT THEY ARE "HUMANITARIAN" WHEN IT COMES TO GAZA

In a typical week the IDF coordinates the transfer of hundreds of trucks containing about 15,000 tons of supplies.  During the week of May 18, 2010 there were more than 100 truckloads of animal food, 65 trucks of fruit and vegetables; 22 truckloads of sugar, some 27 truckloads of meat, poultry and fish; and 40 trucks of dairy products.
So says the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. One should always use the numbers liars are proud to use themselves. Let's not even go on the fact that cement, building materials and other things, like laptops (these terrorists could communicate, after all. Or write memos) are on a "fuck, no" list and won't come in anyway. Let's just take the numbers at face value, shall we? Let's say that all of the 15,000 tons per week are food and drink.

That sounds like a huge, awesome number, doesn't it?

15,000 tons! That's 15,000,000 kg! Awesome! Per week!

But we need another number. How many Palastenians are living in Gaza?

According to the CIA World Factbook (again, remember, always use the number liars themselves are comfortable with), it's 1,500,000 people, 1,000,000 of which are refugees from way, way back.

Let's put them all together, shall we?

1,500,000 people locked up.

15,000,000 kg food and water supplies being left through (not all of which will be food and water, there will be soap and here and there some medical supplies, but for this mathematical experiment, we will assume that all of that aid is edible or drinkable, ok?)

1 week = 7 days.

15,000,000 kg/1,500,000 people/7 days = 1,43 kg of food and water per person per day. I say food and water, because according to this UN report (all full of antisemites, I know, everybody outside Israel is an antisemite, yes, obviously), the water supply – already fully dependant on Israel's good graces, was close to collapse in September 2009 already.
The UNEP report on the environmental condition of Gaza following Israel’s military operation in the region in late 2008 calls for the aquifer – supplying 1.5 million Palestinians with agricultural and drinking water – to be “rested” and alternative sources to be found.“Unless the trend is reversed now, damage could take centuries to reverse,” said the environmental assessment report, which follows the hostilities in Gaza in December 2008 and January this year.
So let us re-iterate. Isreal's government and military, with the help of the Egyptian military dictatorship (and don't come to me with "they had elections") put 1,500,000 million people in the largest fucking prison ghetto the world has seen since John Carpenter's Escape from New York. They have no work, most of them. They have barely any means to provide for themselves. They cannot flee and take up work elsewhere. Their own leadership, with Hamas, is screwing them left, right and centre.

And the Israeli government has the gall, the chuzpe to point with indignation, how dare you, how the fuck dare you at the fact that they graciously allow what comes to 1,43 kg of food and supply per day and per person.

What great humanitarians they are!

And before somebody points out (as they always will) that the Nazi Germans  "allowed" only 186 calories per day and per person into the Warsaw ghetto in 1940, so things could always be worse, well, duh, things can always be worse, and what the hell is your problem pulling numbers together that go "well, but the biggest human scum on this planet were even worse than us"? I am sick and tired of people in power scratching the bottom of the barrel to justify their actions.

We are human beings! We are better than that!

We must be better than that!

And if you are one of those people, sit the fuck down, yes, over there, in the corner, sit the fuck down, shut up and think for a moment. No, longer than a moment. Did I tell you to talk? No. I told you to think about what you are saying. Think about what that makes you, you stupid, petulant child. What that argument shows you to be. I don't know what it is, but a man it isn't.

1,43 kg per day and per person. Using their own numbers. With a water supply completely dependent on the ones who locked up 1,500,000 people. Which is collapsing.

That is just about enough – and that is before Hamas takes all the good stuff – to survive, albeit barely. And that is why Benjamin Netanyahu and his ilk are monsters. Why they should be – like his like-minded mirror image Mahmud Achmadenischad in Iran – dragged in front of an international court. And don't come to me with "but they were all democratically elected". So was Hamas. So was Hitler. Or, as the great philosophers once said, "Shit! 22 trillion flies cannot be wrong!" It's called argumentum numerum. You argue that everything that the majority of a country votes for must be right. Gosh, I wish somebody had told the Jews. Or the blacks in the US that. Oh, wait. They did.

1,43 kg per day and per person.

And this, class, is based on the notion of 15,000 tons of food aid per week, as told to us by the Israelis themselves. In one week. In May.

By the way, it's not that they are sending that aid. They are just gracious enough to let it through, awwwww, I'm sorry, do you want to have a pat on the shoulder for that?

But wait! It gets better! See, in another section of the press release quoted and linked up there, the Israelis state the following.
In the first quarter of 2010 (January-March), 94,500 tons of supplies were transferred in 3,676 trucks to the Strip: 48,000 tons of food products; 40,000 tons of wheat; 2,760 tons of rice; 1,987 tons of clothes and footwear; 553 tons of milk powder and baby food.
And here is where it gets really interesting. Take out the baby food and simply deal with the actual food suply, you have 90,796 tons of food aid that came into the Gaza strip. From January to March. Again, not sent by the Isrealis, who are apparently quite content to let the Palastanians starve to death. No, from the world community. But, whatever.

90,796 tons in 12 weeks = 7566 tons per week.

Let me repeat that. Not 15,000 tons per week.

HALF OF THAT!

By their own admission!

Now, let's do the same math again.

7,566,000 kg/1,500,000 people/7 days

That 721 gr per day per person. 0,721 kg! Of food.

Know what that is? A packet of wheat flour and a cup of rice. It ain't even a packet of wheat flour and a carton of milk. No. Not even that.

And all over sudden you might understand in what a desperate situation these 1,500,000 prisoners of Israel are. And yes, I know, I know. Hamas! They can buy weapons and rockets! So for those maybe 10,000 Hamas people in there, fuck the other 1,490,000! Fuck them to hell! Terrorists, all!

721 grams per day and per person. Of food. Of basic food. We ain't talking the latest KFC atrocities here, boys and girls. We are talking wheat and rice and a bit of oil for your pan.

Remember that, kids.

The next time one of the monsters comes on television and tells you what great humanitarians they are.