A tweet from a Northern Irish politician (my mole on the island says that she is “Sinn Fein IRA”):
We can zoom in on the scene of two Jews attacking a helpless Palestinian child with teddy bear via AH-64 Apache helicopter and Hellfire missile. (This fits with the media tendency to depict Palestinians as helpless victims, which is the opposite of how Palestinians see themselves.)
(I do find it interesting that a 31-year-old woman would say that she wants to “stand with Palestine” right after the Gazans (combination of Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and “civilian” males) went through the fence and did what they wanted to do with 31-year-old women (and other ages). Maybe she means “stand with Palestine, but not in or around Gaza”?)
How soon before we see poster versions of this mural in UNRWA and Oakland, California schools?
Separately, the Irish in Ireland (proper) seem to have managed to host plenty of violence recently without any helicopters or missiles. “34 arrested in Ireland riots after child is stabbed in Dublin” (Fox):
Police in Ireland arrested 34 people in relation to riots that swept through Dublin on Thursday, when cars and a bus were burned following a stabbing earlier in the day.
Around 500 people wreaked havoc on the streets, with about a dozen stores looted while rocks and bottles were thrown at crowd control officers equipped with helmets and shields. An empty tram train that had been left at a stop had its windows smashed and was also set on fire.
The violence began after rumors circulated that a foreign national was responsible for a stabbing outside a school on Thursday afternoon.
The suspect, who is understood to be of Algerian descent and is a naturalized Irish citizen, attacked three children with a knife outside an elementary school in the city center just after 1:30 p.m. A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured, while the two other children, a boy and a girl, suffered minor injuries.
Last month, Yousef Palani, who is of Iraqi descent, was convicted of murdering two men in an apparent anti-gay attack. One murder victim was decapitated with 43 stab wounds, and the second man was stabbed 25 times mainly to his head, neck and chest, according to court reports.
The Daily Mail has some more details:
The chief suspect in the multiple stabbing that left a five-year-old girl fighting for her life was arrested earlier this year for possession of a knife, the Irish Daily Mail has learned.
The man, originally from Algeria, has been living in Ireland for the past two decades. He took Irish citizenship more than a decade ago.
The man, who is in his late 40s, has come to Garda attention several times in the past year.
Sources have told this newspaper that the man was living in Dublin City Council hostel accommodation before he went on the rampage off Parnell Square on Thursday afternoon.
I think the “diversity is our strength” story here is that the guy arrived in his 20s, a prime age for working, but after 20 years was still living at taxpayer expense.
An elite Irish friend finds little to admire among the rioters. He sent me this:
Speaking of the elites, the unrest in Dublin yielded one of my more popular Twitter replies (to some sort of BBC TV personality):
- Apache Warrior movie (documentary on the destruction of $200 million (pre-Biden dollars) in AH-64 hardware while 26 pilots/gunners risk their lives over Iraq; looks like Carrie Bruhl decided it would be safer to work in the elevator industry and I can’t blame her!)
- “Strabane and Sion deemed ‘most dangerous’ places in Tyrone” (2022): “the most common crimes in Strabane are violence and sexual offences,”