Monday, August 4, 2014

Italy: Italian philosopher says he'd like to see more Israelis killed

Via Breitbart:

Gianni Vattimo, an Italian Marxist philosopher and former member of the European Parliament, has told national Italian radio that Israel is "a bit worse than the Nazis," and he'd like to "shoot those bastard Zionists." 
He said Europeans should raise money "to buy Hamas some more rockets." He insisted that Hamas is "fighting with toy rockets that don't really kill anyone." 
Asked if he would like to see more Israelis killed, he replied: "Of course, but unfortunately I can't really shoot." 
He also said Europeans should get together to fight along with Hamas, the way foreign volunteers fought against dictator Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War.

Haaretz reports that Vattimo apologized, at least for saying that he'd like to see more Israelis killed.  Haaretz, being what it is, actually tries to explain why it's also the radio hosts' fault.
However, when Haaretz played back the complete recording for Vattimo, he acknowledged that he had said he would have liked to see more Israelis killed – but explained that such an unfortunate statement was made in an outburst of anger.
“Of all the things I have said, this is the only one I regret and feel ashamed about,” he said. “The only thing I can say in my defense is that I was severely provoked by these two morons,” referring to the show’s hosts.
The radio interview was indeed quite tense, with Vattimo defending Hamas while the two interviewers expressed apparent unconditional support for Israel and mocked him on air. “La Zanzara” (the name means “the mosquito”) is known for the heated tone of its debates, and its two hosts – Giuseppe Cruciani and David Parenzo – are famous for their ability to make guests utter regrettable comments. Media analyst Francesco Caldarola once described it as “the show in which interviewees commit suicide, or are led to suicide, with aberrant statements.” 
Aren't you glad you now understand the context in which this Italian politician and so-called 'philosopher' would like to kill every Israeli, including those who work for Haaretz?

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