Via Raw Story, here's a video of an Irish senator and human rights crusader criticizing Israel's conduct in Gaza:
In the comments, a right-wing troglodyte had this to say:
you can trust those Irish to know whats going on in Israel...especially if theyre left wing and perceive something as right wing, cuz that's okay, hes not pro-this or pro-that, hes decidedly neutral, hell he even has some Israeli friends. His own political bias would never effect his opinion on anything, and well, hes a member of Irish Government, he must know whats going on and be really really smart!hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
To which some bastard replied:
The Irish know all too well what damage occupation and sectarian violence can do to the societies on both sides of the conflict. If you don't see the parallels, that's your issue, not his.
The Irish people have had more than their share of political and sectarian violence, they are the perfect messengers for an anti-occupation, anti-violence cautionary tale. The Troubles/The Intifada/Israeli Bombing- the similarities are readily apparent to anyone not blinded by ideology or tribalism.
The U.S. government has just approved sending an additional $225 million to Israel to fund their "Iron Dome" defense system. Looks like I'll have to go back to the "Stiff Little Fingers" well... just file off the "serial number" of Each Dollar a Bullet, change the names, and it's as topical as it was when it was released:
I think I'm going to mosh until I cray.