You instinctively understand why a terror group would come after soft civilian targets, but have you thought about why terrorists would come after their own people?
The answer relies on the tolerance, empathy, and media culture of the West.
Enter Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas, an Army Green Beret who understands what asymmetrical warfare looks like:
The next time you read a story about Palestinian civilian casualties, look for a phrase as seen here on PBS:
And Al Jazeera:
And The Guardian:
Ask yourself: Who are the "authorities" in a small strip of land controlled entirely by the armed terror group that's fighting against a stronger opponent?
If secondary, reliable sources can confirm the stories and statistics mentioned by these "authorities," ask yourself who benefits from you, a random stranger thousands of miles away, learning about the deaths of civilians. Notice how different outlets frame the report and consider what they might be trying to get you to believe.
As Frietas says, if Hamas can't win on the battlefield, they have to win in the hearts and minds of the people who elect the governments that can muzzle Israel. To accomplish that, Hamas isn't targeting the citizens of communist China. It's targeting you.
The bigger battle, and the ultimate key to whether Hamas survives to rebuild, is happening here - in our homes and in our minds.
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