OutRage! leader backs Israel’s assault on Lebanon

Brett LockBrett Lock of OutRage! applauds the fact that “… the governments of the US and the UK haven’t been hoodwinked by those pushing the ‘Israel is a Terrorist State’ bullshit. Hezbollah attacked Israel, Israel responded. The Lebanese government admits it’s impotent to deal with Hezbollah, so Israel is. It’s really as simple as that. Those peddling the meme of the day ‘collective punishment’ are only able to do so because they have long internalised their own infantilising of Middle Eastern Muslims.”

Lock’s position is that Israel should not simply punish Hezbollah – “what’s the point of punishing those who never learn” – but should completely destroy it.

Harry’s Place, 17 July 2006