Hasbara and the Hannibal Directive: Problems with Israel’s Explanation of the Hamas Attack on October 7

Did Israel kill more Israelis than Hamas on 10/7? How many babies died? Why didn’t Israel collect evidence of rape?

Comrade Morlock

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“[Hitler’s] primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.” — Walter C. Langer for the United States Office of Strategic Services

Zionists say hasbara just means explaining their side. They don’t expect us to complete the thought: a partisan explanation is propaganda. All cultists believe the ends justify the means, so they never ask what it means if their truth is built on lies.

Hasbara is as old as Zionism. Theodor Herzl, the father of Zionism, did not coin the word — one of his followers, Nahum Sokolow, did — but Herzl knew his dream of an ethnically-cleansed Jewish homeland would be rejected by Jews who wanted to live elsewhere and Jews who cared for all of the poor…

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Comrade Morlock

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