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Uncle Joe

(58,671 posts)
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 02:15 PM Feb 2024

"What I Saw Wasn't War -- It Was Annihilation," Says U.S. Doctor Who Volunteered in Gaza Hospital



We speak with an American doctor just back from Gaza about the "unimaginable scale" of its humanitarian crisis. Irfan Galaria, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, recently wrote an op-ed for the _L.A. Times_ describing Israel's assault on Gaza's civilians as "annihilation." Dr. Galaria, who has worked in conflict zones around the world, says he and his team witnessed "a collateral humanitarian crisis of an unimaginable scale," involving the "deliberate attempt" to both target civilians with military assault and to deprive them of aid. "I thought I was going to be prepared, but I was not prepared for what I saw," he says.
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Uncle Joe

(58,671 posts)
2. I was thinking about that earlier when I believe it was CNN
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 02:51 PM
Feb 2024

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that showed the woman about to give birth in a Ukrainian hospital when the Russians bombed it.

They carried her out on a stretcher and she passed later after losing her baby.

So much death trying to extinguish life.

Oopsie Daisy

(2,965 posts)
7. Well, we know for certain the war will not end if Hamas refuses. It's Hamas' choice. It always has been *
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 04:27 PM
Feb 2024

* hasn't it? And they make very poor choices, don't they?

>>There is no guarantee that Israel will then stop killing them. None what-so-ever.
So let the war continue, I guess. If "guarantees" are what they want, I guess this will play out until the bitter end, won't it? Again, their choice.

TeamProg

(6,443 posts)
8. Okay, I'm curious. Hypothetical here: what in your view should Israel do if Hamas came out and said that there were not
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 11:16 PM
Feb 2024

enough supplies getting in to keep the hostages alive over there own people and there are no more alive.

What, IN YOUR VIEW, should Israel then do?

Oopsie Daisy

(2,965 posts)
9. Easy. I would realize that Hamas had made their decision to kill the hostages and I'd act accordingly.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:23 AM
Feb 2024

That was fun. What other hypothetical games would you like to play?



TeamProg

(6,443 posts)
10. Sure, that was the easy answer. A tiny bit harder Q is, what would be acting "accordingly"? Please supply the details
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 12:48 PM
Feb 2024

of what would define 'acting accordingly'.

Oopsie Daisy

(2,965 posts)
11. Why are you asking ME? I don't need to tell you. You know perfectly well what the answer is.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:51 PM
Feb 2024

So... sorry. I'm not going to get sucked-into this game of ever-changing hypotheticals. Nice try, though. LOL!

TeamProg

(6,443 posts)
4. "Annihilation" the Dr. said. Perhaps he should have said genocide, except that the word genocide has politial overtones.
Tue Feb 20, 2024, 04:05 PM
Feb 2024

I'm sick that my tax dollars are going to this.

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