Israel’s War on Truth, Politics of Pardoning, Sociology of Security

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks about the latest armed conflict between Israel and Gaza highlighting the Israeli Military’s bombing of media buildings and targeting of journalists, including the RT office in Gaza. Abby then talks to RT Producer Manuel Rapalo about presidential pardons and whether or not injustice should be pardoned. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with NYU Sociology professor, Harvey Molotch about the sociology of security and the TSA.

Abby Martin

Abby Martin

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Creator The Empire Files on teleSUR, Founder Media Roots, BOD Project Censored & Former Host Breaking the Set
Abby Martin
  • IrishPotatoGun

    Razor wire and concrete barriers don’t protect Israel it imprisons Palestine.

    • Nigel

      And for good reason. After more than 60 years of suicide bombers and other kinds of terrorist attacks, there is no reason for Israel to trust a single Palestinian. Their paranoia is perfectly understandable. Even more so with 2000 years of persecution, being cast out of countries, being denied work or positions at universities and finally the holocaust. The paranoia of the Jews/Israeli is perfectly understandable. And in the end, their only concern is protecting their own people. I don’t see the problem with that. The Palestinians should stop their attacks, earn the trust of Israel and that way the blockades would be lifted.

      • Marklar_Prime

        Israel assassinates scientists and world leaders on a global scale, murders hundreds of Palestinians for every Israeli that is killed, steals land, murders activists and journalists regularly, stole nuclear technology from the US and sold it to the Soviet Union, attacked the U.S.S. Liberty killing more than 30 crew members. Israel is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism on the planet and has been for many decades.

      • Ted Heistman

        You sound like an actually Nazi. Not just a cliche Nazi. You really should do some soul searching.

      • Andrew

        The paranoia of the Palestinians is also understandable.

  • Frank Hare

    Abby, you have the right to your opinion, and I understand you only have a short span of time to get your opinion out in this context, but you came off as an Israel hater. Both sides in this conflict are surely guilty of serious crimes, this is the nature of this conflict and of most armed conflicts since the beginning of time. The building was targeted due to the presence of al-Quds Brigade members and their activities. Did the IDF know of the presence of RT media in the building? Almost assuredly. Were they indifferent to the fate of said people? I would guess some were. If Israel had called up RT and said “hey we are about to bomb the building, get out” do you imagine the targets in the building would have been alerted? Clearly the answer is yes they would have been. Terrorists, by their very nature, do not play by the conventional rules of polite war on purpose. They are delighted when innocents die as collateral damage and use it as propaganda in their fight. Congratulations on enabling their propaganda.

    • Andrew

      More of the hypocritical morality both sides use to justify their continued murdering and lying.

  • InfvoCuernos

    Its so amazing that the first reaction when somebody gets bombed is to bomb away blindly. Palestinians launch unguided rockets because they are oppressed, Israel answers by bombing civilian targets, RT answers by bombing us with anti-Israel propaganda. Somebody please just turn that fucking place to glass already so the rest of us don’t get dragged down.