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A Painfully Slow Genocide?

A number of left-leaning journalists have begun bandying about the phrase "slow-motion genocide" in reference to Israel's purported rough treatment of the Palestinian territories. In response, The Elder says all that needs to be said, as far as I'm concerned:

According to the CIA Factbook, there are 1,482,405 people in Gaza. The mortality rate is 3.74 deaths/1,000 population and the birth rate is 38.9 births/1,000.

This means that this year one can expect some 5500 Gazans to die, and over 57,000 to be born.

The upshot is that even if 50,000 additional Gazans died this year—ten times their normal rate—their population would still be higher next year.

To kill that many Arabs, Israel would have to adopt the methods of Syria or Saddam's Iraq or Jordan or Iran or Egypt (with that nice chemical weapon touch in Yemen) or....

Nope, when it comes to killing Arabs, Israel is out of its league.



#1 captainfish 01-Feb-2008

Sounds like the slow death mantra should be applied against the pallies toward Israel. They, along with Israeli leaders, are killing Israel a bit at a time.
#2 Hannah 05-Feb-2008
Couldn't another term for "slow moving genocide" be "natural mortality rate"? Yeah. Someone should look into that.

Do you know which "journalists" or "newspapers" started using this term?
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