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Back in 2015 the Journal of Evolutionary Psychological Science published a study that provided yet more evidence that "individuals with psychopathic traits may be able to express fraudulent emotions that appear genuine to the people around them." The authors added, "individuals involved in predatory behavior need to appear to be cooperative and 'normal' to successfully take advantage of others."

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the common emotional rhetoric of Israeli politicians. In the past week Netanyahu has claimed 'outrage' that the UN would dare support Syria's claim to its territory in the Golan Heights, and Israel's representative to the UN, Danny Danon, claimed in a heated debate that it is fine for Israel to abduct children because "'terrorists' deserved no other treatment."

But of course Israel's minister of defense would think otherwise. He opined just a few months back that the IDF and Sunni terrorists in Syria were on the 'same page'. Therefore, applying Israeli political logic, if they're 5 years old they're a target for illegal abduction. But if they're a group of drugged-out head-choppers selling Israel stolen oil, then they're 'just fine by us'.

So perhaps it's time to step in and issue a reminder of what is truly 'outrageous' in this situation. What is outrageous is a sadistic regime which steals the land of its neighbors, openly sides with terrorists to steal those neighbors' resources, and proceeds to torture and murder an entire ethnic group while claiming 'defense against terrorism'. All this while Netanyahu has the gall to say, with a straight face, "Israel, [is] the only true democracy in the Middle East."

What is outrageous is video after video after video showing terrified Palestinian children (as young as 5 years old) shaking and sobbing as they or their loved ones are being abducted by Israeli military. And no, they are not being arrested; they are being abducted. An arrest process involves some form of judicial process that leads to evidence being presented in court, but in Israel it is the military that decides what to do with the children, in secret, without oversight.

Sadistic Israel
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A young Palestinian victim of Israeli torture
They call these children 'terrorists' as Israeli soldiers proceed to lock them up, sexually abuse them, tase them, and physically abuse them for months on end. Imagine a young child, whose mind is easily traumatized by being lost in a grocery store for more than a matter of minutes, being torn from his or her parents at 3 am and taken to a detention center for months at a time.

Mind you, contrary to what an Israeli spokesperson will tell you, this is not a reasonable punishment for throwing stones, or any crime whatsoever. No, this on-going torture of Palestinian children is an act of terrorism so abominable that it utterly defies comprehension. But that is only one of many 'outrageous' acts that Israel commits on a regular basis.

A Palestinian woman and her teenage brother were recently shot dead by Israeli forces. The IDF claimed that the two had knives and were attacking a check-point.

A bystander reports a very different scene:
Alaa Soboh, a Palestinian bus driver who said he witnessed the incident, told Reuters the pair appeared to be unfamiliar with crossing procedures and were swiftly challenged at the checkpoint.

"As soon as the two crossed, (Israeli forces) started screaming 'Go back, go back', and then they began shooting. The first one they shot was the girl ... the boy tried to go backward, when they fired seven bullets at him," Soboh said.
In the tradition of 'Israeli justice', the IDF's claims do not need to be substantiated. This is how life ends in Palestine, and it is 100% backed by the political establishment which agrees that 'anyone who pulls out a screwdriver' must be killed. These two young adults joined the thousands shot, injured or killed by Israeli soldiers. There were 2,617 cases in the month of October, 2015 alone. And as if this weren't bad enough, the military then routinely shoots up their already dead corpses.

This is Netanyahu's idea of a 'true democracy' - now that is outrageous. The military decides who lives and dies, so the presence or otherwise of a knife, or a screwdriver, at the crime-scene is irrelevant. The simple claim 'she had a screwdriver' will suffice - now that is outrageous.

So while Netanyahu is 'outraged,' the entire world should be furious that this psychopathic group claims to be 'outraged' for shock emotional value, when in fact it is their sadistic torture of men, women, and children, and their daylight executions of same, that are at the very core of why we feel outraged at the Israeli state in the first place. One look at this video should remind us all of that:

Every single human being on this planet needs to imagine this little boy as their own and this drama taking place in your life because, the odds are, it will unless people do something soon; we are on a downhill slide to absolute totalitarianism on this planet, almost everywhere, and if you think you are exempt or exceptional, think again. And if you are a member of the elite, recall the French Revolution and how many elite heads rolled off the scaffold of Mme. Guillotine.