“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Appalling Rogue Israeli Army Shells Another School Filled With Civilians, Kills 15 And Wounds 200
Gaza City (CNN) -- A strike on a UN shelter in Gaza on Thursday has killed and injured multiple people, a United Nations spokesman said Thursday.
The coordinates of the school, which was serving a shelter for families in Gaza, had been given to the Israeli military, said the spokesman, Chris Gunness.
He tweeted that coordinates of the shelter in Beit Hanoun had been provided to the Israeli army before the strike as a precaution, an effort to prevent a strike on it. The shelter is in an area in northern Gaza that has been the scene of tremendous violence recently.
The UN tried twice to coordinate with Israelis to evacuate the shelter ahead of the strike, he said.Gunness posted: "Precise co-ordinates of the UNRWA shelter in Beit Hanoun had been formally given to the Israeli army RT" and then minutes later tweeted: "Over the course of the day UNRWA tried 2 coodinate with the Israeli Army a window for civilians 2 leave & it was never granted RT."