04 July 2006

A message for Switzerland:

Fuck you and the claims of neutrality you rode in on.
Switzerland said Monday that Israel has been violating international law in its Gaza offensive by heavy destruction and endangering civilians in acts of collective punishment banned under the Geneva conventions on the conduct of warfare.
First, this statement is wholly false. Are the Swiss so busy preening themselves on their pacifism that they don't know Israel could wipe out every single Palestinian in one night? Don't give me that bullshit. "Heavy destruction" of terrorist camps and infrastructure is not endangering civilians.

I do grant, however, that it might endanger certain people wearing civilian clothing. You know, terrorists.

Second, since when is Hamas a signatory to or at all recognizant of the Geneva conventions? Please.
"A number of actions by the Israeli defense forces in their offensive against the Gaza Strip have violated the principle of proportionality and are to be seen as forms of collective punishment, which is forbidden," the Swiss Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"There is no doubt that Israel has not taken the precautions required of it in international law to protect the civilian population and infrastructure," it said. The statement did not name the Geneva Conventions, but it referred to provisions of the 1949 treaty, which is regarded as the cornerstone of international law on the obligations of warring and occupying powers.
These folks really have difficulty differentiating between civilians and terrorists, don't they? Here's a tip: Civilians don't fire rockets.
Switzerland, as the depository of the conventions, has a responsibility to call meetings if it finds general problems with the implementation of the treaty, but it does not have any special powers to interpret the document.
I actually didn't know that Switzerland is supposed to call meetings if the treaty isn't being implemented. Sleeping on the job, are they?
When it launched its first large-scale military action in Gaza since withdrawing from the Strip last summer, Israel's declared purpose was to lean on operatives to release Cpl. Gilad Shalit. In statements since, government officials have said they also mean to disable the Hamas government and stop gunmen from launching rockets at southern Israel.

"They have criticized us even though we are showing restraint," Aviv Shir-On, Israel's ambassador in Bern, told The Associated Press. "We are disappointed that the Swiss government did not issue such statements when Israel's civilian population was constantly under attack from the Gaza Strip."

Shir-On said the criticism was unfair when Israel was supplying people in Gaza with electricity, water, fresh food and necessary medicine even though Hamas was sworn to the Jewish state's destruction.
Damn straight.
Switzerland also called for the "rapid release" of Shalit, but said Israel had an obligation "to respect international humanitarian law in the measures it undertakes to liberate the captured soldier."

It said Israel's destruction last week of the main Gaza electricity power station and its attack on the office of the Palestinian prime minister was unjustified. It also urged Israel to free Hamas legislators, including eight ministers who have been seized.

"The arbitrary arrests of a large number of democratically elected representatives of the people and ministers ... cannot be justified," the statement said.
Sure it can. Watch: Hamas is an organization of terrorists who are doing their very best to murder as many innocent Israelis as possible, as part of Hamas's openly stated goal to destroy Israel.

There you go. It's justified.
Switzerland said it had earmarked an additional 1 million francs ($820,000) to provide medical supplies to civilians in Gaza.
Oooohhh, $820k! Aren't you the generous ones?

So, let me get this straight. Israel endures months and months of attacks on civilian targets from the Palestinians. One of their soldiers is kidnapped, and they employ military action to get him back, striking at only military targets and causing virtually no civilian casualties. Meanwhile, Palestine continues to launch attacks at civilian targets, including (according to them) a biological weapon. And Switzerland wants to denounce Israel?

My dear Swiss Foreign Ministry, allow me to be the first to offer you a hearty American fuck off.


Anonymous Michael said...

Kudos for the correct use of "recognizant" and "fuck off" in the same post.

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Lipstick said...


That was beautiful, Mrs. Peel.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

Thanks, guys.

I was sorting some papers yesterday and found an old rant I wrote freshman year...I've gotten much better over the past few years.

Steyn and Lileks, of course, are still the undisputed champions of this field.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fucking fascist cunts shelling kids and worrying about some little jew of a soldier, long live palestine and to hell with the zionist state

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Stephen Round Just an Englishman said...


Why are we English denied that which we fought the Second World War for, the freedom to be English and represented as English was promised to us by Churchill and Rooseveldt.

We have earned our manumission - why are we still invisible. The concept of britishness belongs to the past, it doesnt work for us. Why are we still chained by £ondon to a dead british corpse? Here's the promise they made to us, its time this promise was recognised and honoured! Here's to the end of this damned colony of £ondon.... have you ex-colonials forgot - only citys have Empires!
The Atlantic Charter of 1941
August 14

Declaration by President Rooseveldt and Prime Minister Churchill

Later called "The Atlantic Charter"

FIRST, their Countries seek no aggrandizement, territorial or other;

SECOND, they desire to see no territorial changes that do not accord with the freely expressed wishes of the peoples concerned;

THIRD, they respect the right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live; and they wish to see sovereign rights and self-government restored to those who have been forcibly deprived of them;

FOURTH, they will endeavor, with due respect for their existing obligations, to further the enjoyment by all States, great or small, victor or vanquished, of access, on equal terms, to the trade and to the raw materials of the world which are needed for their economic prosperity;

FIFTH, they desire to bring about the fullest collaboration between all nations in the economic field with the object of securing, for all, improved labor standards, economic adjustment and social security;

SIXTH, after the final destruction of the Nazi tyranny, they hope to see established a peace which will afford to all nations the means of dwelling in safety within their own boundaries, and which will afford assurance that all the men in all the lands may live out their lives in freedom from fear and want;

SEVENTH, such a peace should enable all men to traverse the high seas and oceans without hindrance;

EIGHTH, they believe that all of the nations of the world, for realistic as well as spiritual reasons, must come to the abandonment of the use of force. Since no future peace can be maintained if land, sea or air armaments continue to be employed by nations which threaten, or may threaten, aggression outside of their frontiers, they believe, pending the establishment of a wider and permanent system of general security, that the disarmament of such nations is essential. They will likewise aid and encourage all other practicable measures which will lighten for peace-loving peoples the crushing burden of armaments.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Winston S. Churchill

3:17 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

Anonymous - What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Stephen - Same goes for you.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Number8 said...

Is it possible for you to be rational for just one second in this arena.
I dont mean to go on and on in this comment but some background knowledge is needed ...

1st - you said "One of their soldiers is kidnapped, and they employ military action to get him back, striking at only military targets and causing virtually no civilian casualties."

That statement was incorrect. Because as usual you probably heard the same news I did, released to the media at the right time by israel about the kidnapping.

Look, few readers will be aware that on June 24, the day before the “kidnapping”, Israeli commandos had entered the Gaza Strip and captured two Palestinians claimed by Israel to be members of Hamas.
( i bet your thinking, they were right to because they were probably terrorists eh!)

And to just to get this point across that this kidnapping in gaza wasnt started by the palestinans:
- On June 8, the Israeli army assassinated the recently appointed Palestinian head of the security forces of the Interior Ministry, Jamal Abu Samhadana, and three others.
- On June 9, Israeli shells killed seven members of the same family picnicking on Beit Lahiya beach. Some 32 others were wounded, including 13 children.
(oh, and MRS PEEL, did you know the israeli's claimed it wasnt their navy gunship that shelled the beach? BUT, A UN enquiry then found ISRAELI armour deposits from the scene)
.... guess it was a setup right?

- On June 13, an Israeli plane fired a missile into a busy Gaza City street, killing 11 people, including two children and two medics.
- On June 20, the Israeli army killed three Palestinian children and injured 15 others in Gaza with a missile attack.
- On June 21, the Israelis killed a 35-year old pregnant woman, her brother, and injured 11 others, including 6 children.
Then came the Israeli capture of two Palestinians, followed by the Palestinian capture of the Israeli soldier and the killing of the two other soldiers.

2nd. You said " ... striking at only military targets and causing virtually no civilian casualties."

So explain to me why israel deliberately destroyed water supplies, power stations, heavily populated shanty towns even fired into hospitals killing roughly 60+ people? Since when has water supplies been a military target?

Is that justified? So do you STILL think israel targeted military targets and caused no civilain casualties?

This is what you call collective punishment.
A disgraceful and depicable act has begun here and the sad fact is israel has no accountability in this world.

id love to hear your case mrs peel.

5:17 AM  
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