Enfield Rifles, Israeli Tanks & Palestinian lies

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Enfield Rifles, Israeli Tanks & Palestinian lies

Gov­ern­ment advo­cate: One thou­sand five hun­dred and six­teen casu­al­ties with one thou­sand six hun­dred and fifty bul­lets.
Gen. Dyer: My inten­tion was to inflict a les­son that would have an impact through­out all India.

Gandhi 1982

Mon­day Morn­ing on Spe­cial Report with Brett Baier a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Pales­tini­ans claimed in US tele­vi­sion that Israel was delib­er­ately tar­get­ing Pales­tin­ian civilians.

If you are igno­rant enough you can look at the 500 dead (as of this writ­ing) in Gaza you might fall for this line, but I’d like to intro­duce you to a wit­ness who can with­out ques­tion prove the false­hood of this claim: The late Gen­eral Regi­nald Dwyer.

95 years ago on April 13th 1919 Gen­eral Dwyer led a con­tin­gent of about 90 men to Jal­lian­wala Bagh where there was a large crowd of Indi­ans some for protest and some for a local fair.

After deploy­ing 50 of his men armed with bolt action Lee Enfield Rifles (First intro­duced in 1895) he opened fire on the crowd. After expend­ing aprox 1650 rounds his troops man­aged to inflict over 1500 casu­al­ties on the crowd with between 379 & 1000 dead depend­ing on whose fig­ures you believe.

Dyer never for one moment denied that he was delib­er­ately tar­get­ing unarmed civil­ians, in fact Dyer actu­ally had armored cars armed with machine guns but he was unable to bring them to bear. At the offi­cial inquiry he bluntly stated pub­licly that had he been able to deploy them he would have used them.

The scene was vividly por­trayed in the 1982 movie Gandhi

This event is known as the Amrit­sar or the Jal­lian­wala Bagh mas­sacre. It was a key moment in the Indian Inde­pen­dence movement.

What does this have to do with Gaza? Consider.

Gen­eral Dwyer had 50 armed men, using 19th cen­tury bolt-​action rifles and in only 15 min­utes of delib­er­ately tar­get­ing a civil­ian pop­u­la­tion inflicted 1500 casualties.

Israel has called up 40,000 men, they have deployed, jets, heavy artillery, tanks and all the weapons that a mod­ern expe­ri­enced 21st cen­tury army has at its dis­posal. For five days (as of this writ­ing on Mon­day night) they have been fight­ing directly in Gaza and for sev­eral days before this, Israel was launch­ing air and artillery strikes on Gaza.

Fur­ther­more they are oper­at­ing in an area where 1.8 mil­lion peo­ple live in an area of 139 square miles. A den­sity of over 13,000 peo­ple per square mile.

So con­sider, if we are to believe the Arabs who are claim­ing on twit­ter, Face­book , in the Arab media and in front of every west­ern cam­era that is put in front of them that Israel is delib­er­ately tar­get­ing Pales­tin­ian civil­ians since day 1 , we have to con­clude that the Israeli Army and Air Force, given a full week, are less effi­cient killers than 50 British sol­diers armed with bolt-​action rifles, intro­duced when Grover Cleve­land was Pres­i­dent of the United States, were in 15 minutes.

Gen­eral Dyer, the dead of Amrit­sar and sim­ple logic call such claims a non­sen­si­cal lie.

If how­ever you still main­tain the Palestinian/​Arab line for any­thing other than polit­i­cal or social rea­sons I sug­gest installing a high qual­ity e-​mail fil­ter because hun­dreds of Niger­ian e-​mail scam­mers are sim­ply dying to meet you.

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Government advocate: One thousand five hundred and sixteen casualties with one thousand six hundred and fifty bullets.
Gen. Dyer: My intention was to inflict a lesson that would have an impact throughout all India.

Gandhi 1982

Monday Morning on Special Report with Brett Baier a representative of the Palestinians claimed in US television that Israel was deliberately targeting Palestinian civilians.

If you are ignorant enough you can look at the 500 dead (as of this writing) in Gaza you might fall for this line, but I’d like to introduce you to a witness who can without question prove the falsehood of this claim: The late General Reginald Dwyer.

95 years ago on April 13th 1919 General Dwyer led a contingent of about 90 men to Jallianwala Bagh where there was a large crowd of Indians some for protest and some for a local fair.

After deploying 50 of his men armed with bolt action Lee Enfield Rifles (First introduced in 1895) he opened fire on the crowd.  After expending aprox 1650 rounds his troops managed to inflict over 1500 casualties on the crowd with between 379 & 1000 dead depending on whose figures you believe.

Dyer never for one moment denied that he was deliberately targeting unarmed civilians, in fact Dyer actually had armored cars armed with machine guns but he was unable to bring them to bear. At the official inquiry he bluntly stated publicly that had he been able to deploy them he would have used them.

The scene was vividly portrayed in the 1982 movie Gandhi

This event is known as the Amritsar or the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.  It was a key moment in the Indian Independence movement.

What does this have to do with Gaza? Consider.

General Dwyer had 50 armed men, using 19th century bolt-action rifles and in only 15 minutes of deliberately targeting a civilian population inflicted 1500 casualties.

Israel has called up 40,000 men, they have deployed, jets, heavy artillery, tanks and all the weapons that a modern experienced 21st century army has at its disposal. For five days (as of this writing on Monday night) they have been fighting directly in Gaza and for several days before this, Israel was launching air and artillery strikes on Gaza.

Furthermore they are operating in an area where 1.8 million people live in an area of 139 square miles. A density of over 13,000 people per square mile.

So consider, if we are to believe the Arabs who are claiming on twitter, Facebook , in the Arab media and in front of every western camera that is put in front of them that Israel is deliberately targeting Palestinian civilians since day 1 , we have to conclude that the Israeli Army and Air Force, given a full week, are less efficient killers than 50 British soldiers armed with bolt-action rifles, introduced when Grover Cleveland was President of the United States, were in 15 minutes.

General Dyer, the dead of Amritsar and simple logic call such claims a nonsensical lie.

If however you still maintain the Palestinian/Arab line for anything other than political or social reasons I suggest installing a high quality e-mail filter because hundreds of Nigerian e-mail scammers are simply dying to meet you.

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