This is the anniversary of the end of Israel’s latest Gaza massacre. The outrage of conscious citizens of the world continues, as corporate media continues its charade of blaming the victim, something we are very accustomed to in the US, as we hear meaningless and false explanations about police murders in our own country. And friends, what happened in Gaza had the complete support of the United States. Our country poured in the most diabolical lethal power to make sure Israel could conduct its heinous massacre and make sure their was no escape from the Gaza prison.
Our country poured in more lethal aid to the Egyptian dictatorships. If our citizens had studied some hundred interventions in Latin American history, they would instantly see its repetition in the Middle East. Our beloved Mr. Sisi is actually the reincarnation of General Augusto Pinochet of Chile, September 11, 1973. It’s a long and bloody history.
I’m fortunate today to have one of a growing number of truth tellers as a guest. Max Blumenthal is the author of Republican Gomorrah, a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. Max was also the winner of the Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Notable Book Award for his book, Goliath. He’s aslo a senior writer for Alternet. His writings and documentaries have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Nation, the Guardian and many other media. His book is praised by a former speaker of the Knesset, and author of The Holocaust Is Over. We Must Rise form its Hashes. Reza Aslan says that “Blumenthal’s is one of the most vital voices in journalism today, always speaking truth to power with fearlessness and integrity, as with his previous books. The Fifty One Day War is sure to be talked about for years to come.”
And today we will talk about his new book, Ruin and Resistance in Gaza: The 51 Day War,” Welcome, Max Blumenthal.
Max: Good to be on with you.
Blase: One of the problems for me, Max, is the fact that people don’t seem to be able to distinguish between oppressor and oppressed. Should there be any difficulty with this? Read More