Guernica, 1937 / Gaza, 2014
Only the Insignias Change

Pollack, Norman
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/17/guernica-1937-gaza-2014/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  17/07/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16540

I invoke the Guernica example, not for spurious comparison or analogy, but because its occurrence is inscribed in the very DNA of modern historical oppression, in this case possessing precisely the same elements of overwhelming force on a largely defenseless population, in this case, having less to do with stopping rockets than a) terrorizing a people into abject submission, and b) testing out aerial warfare to soften an enemy and perhaps even clear the way for ground action—beyond consolidating settlement gains in the territories, also serving notice on Iran and whomever else (viz., Arab democracy) is viewed as a real or potential threat down the road.

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