How the Term ‘Human Shield’ is Used to Justify State Sponsored Massacres

Abby Martin breaks through the propaganda rhetoric of ‘Human Shields’, calling out instances such as the second Iraq War and the current conflict in Gaza where the term has been used to demonize the entire demographics and populations subjected to being overthrown.

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3 Comments on "How the Term ‘Human Shield’ is Used to Justify State Sponsored Massacres"

  1. emperorreagan | Aug 5, 2014 at 10:56 am |

    “Human shields” is victim blaming bullshit. The military/political leaders are weighing the value of targets and making the decision to pull the trigger and kill a load of civilians.

    When you choose to bomb a power plant, you’re opting to kill all of the civilians working there and countless others who will be impacted downstream when water treatment plants can’t operate, hospitals lose power, etc.

    If you choose to bomb a weapons cache hidden in the basement of a school, you’ve decided the possibility of destroying some weapons is more important than the lives of any civilians that may be in that building. Even if your enemy intentionally put those guns there to use the kids as a “human shield”, you’re the one who decided to shoot at the human shield.

  2. Opposite Day | Aug 5, 2014 at 11:24 am |

    I cannot believe the despicable bullshit going on there. I also can’t see how the media can defend Israel’s actions. Despite who did what or who started what, civilians (innocent people) are dieing. You cannot justify that!

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