Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland:
Claim To Fame: former lead singer of the Eurthymics
Why She’s The Insane Liberal of the Week: for writing about the supposed “pornography of destruction” waged by Israel against the Palestinian civilians of the Gaza Strip. On the verge of tears during a press conference she called with the media a few days after Christmas, Lennox turned on the TV to see that Gaza was in flames and then had the nerve to state: “As a Mother, how is this going to be the solution to peace. There has to be a place where people come to the table.”
Of course, Lennox probably left out that the fact that Israel has taken some 3,000 rocket attacks from Hamas over the past year alone. And that it was Hamas that recently pulled the trigger on civilians when it decided to use them as human shields, deciding that their lives were worth trying to eliminate Israel. Granted I’m no warmonger and Israel certainly shares some of the blame over the years here, but only a clueless, simplistic, leftwing pacifist would try to make this longstanding Gaza war into all Israel’s fault.
As recently as 2005 Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip only to have Hamas terrorists quickly fire rockets indiscriminately into bordering Israeli territory. In 2007, Hamas violently took control from the ruling Fatah party using death and destruction to gain power. Just last year, in June, Israel and Hamas hammered cease-fire brokered by the Egyptian government, but Hamas did what it always does and later re-commenced rocket fire. That said, maybe Annie Lennox should concentrate on her sagging music career instead of talking about issues she clearly doesn’t know a damn thing about.