Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
Far be it from me to suggest that Hamas uses its populace as life-sized puppets.
Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters attend a rally in Gaza City marking the 21st anniversary of the Islamist movement's creation, December 14. Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip last year. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
Each one of these rallies, as far as I've seen over the past few years, involves "tens of thousands" of people. And each and every rally has been surrounded by gunmen like these, with their weapons and scopes
aimed towards the crowds always
, presumably to ensure that all of the puppets present are appropriately
enthusiastic about whatever the Hamas leadership is going on about
this time 'round.
And yet, the Left continues to ignore this blatant manipulation of the populace, treating the Gaza Strip as if it were no different than the suburbs of Philadelphia—Though, to its credit, the Gaza Strip is probably somewhat safer
Speaking of which, according to caption, Hamas used this occasion to declare that they will not "seek to renew" their "ceasefire" with Israel after it expires this month. Which is kinda curious, considering how the attacks never ceased