Monday, May 17, 2021

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Mow The Lawn"

From DC's anarchist cartoonist, Mike Flugennock -

"Mow The Lawn"
So, the other day I'm doomscrolling the news from Gaza, and I stumbled over this 8 year-old Truthout article that somebody dug up and tweeted. The callousness of Washington foreign-policy think tanks — and the Israeli general public — is perversely spectacular:

      "Israeli hardliners joke about the periodic need to decimate each new generation of Palestinian militants as "mowing the grass," a process underway 
again in new bombardments of Gaza. This ugly metaphor has also penetrated the think-tank world of Official Washington, as ex-CIA analyst Elizabeth Murray learned:

      In early 2010, one of Washington DC's most prestigious think 
tanks was holding a seminar on the Middle East which included a discussion of Israel's December 2008- January 2009 assault on Gaza which killed about 1,300 Palestinians. When the death toll  was mentioned, one expert on the panel smiled enigmatically and intoned: 'It's unfortunate, but every once in a while you have to mow the lawn'."


"Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass", Elizabeth Murray, 
Consortium News, in Truthout 11.17.2012

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