The circles in the sky over Gaza / Yasmeen El Khoudary http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11779.shtml
People keep talking of a new war. They tell you about their neighbors -- they're probably too shy to admit that it's their family, not their neighbors -- who already started stocking up on food items and candles in preparation for the upcoming war. "People are really scared," they tell you, using "people" instead of "we." Everyone -- groundless news reports and loud rumors -- is saying that they can hear the war drums, can't you?! ... Well, congratulations Israel for winning the psychological war on Gaza. No, you don't find it enough that you are honored to be the only power on the planet that finds purpose in physically besieging a whole population, but you also want to drive them mad.