Comments: Text Of Security Council Resolution On Gaza

Not unlike Dennis Perrin's Jan. 7 post, "Frontline Laffs." Gotta laugh to keep from cryin'.

Posted by Mike H. at January 9, 2009 06:42 PM

I hate to be the humorless guy around here, but I'm pretty sure the words burn, ovens, and gas chambers are entries in the Great Dictionary of the Satirically Challenged, 2nd ed. Those guys surely can do better than that.

Posted by Bernard Chazelle at January 9, 2009 07:30 PM

gas chambers

Laugh? Thought I'd die.

Posted by donescobar at January 9, 2009 10:47 PM

I'd think it was clear that the point of that particular line wasn't to belittle the holocaust but rather to mock Israel's "restraint"—meaning that although Israel has penned Gazans into an enormous open-air concentration camp with an already-shattered infrastructure, cut off food, water, medicine, and electricity, subjected them to psychological torture and degradation (for decades), and has now started killing off these subhumans at a higher rate than usual, they've at least stopped short of holocaust-style mass murder. If anyone's belittling the holocaust, it's Israel, not JSF.

(The author of the posting was a Romanian Jew who grew up in Israel, by the way...which I believe is part of why the phrasing is shy of perfection, Bernard.)

Going beyond that one solitary line, the overall point of the article was to ridicule Security Council resolutions (and the UN's usual "evenhanded" approach to Israel's crimes against the Palestinians), and as someone who's read many, many of them, it was dead on.

Posted by John Caruso at January 10, 2009 09:53 PM