His criticism of the U.S. for “supporting” Israel—and his focus is clearly on the American role throughout the piece—is tepid compared to what one can read regularly in the Israeli press. For example, Gideon Levy stating in [the Israeli newspaper] Haaretz from the second day of Cast Lead that the attack was a Lidice-style use of military violence, or veteran Israeli peace activist and former Israeli paratrooper Uri Avnery writing that it was an attack “on the most helpless population in the world.” B. Michael was actually fired from his columnist post at Israel’s largest circulation daily for writing that there is no bravery or courage needed to drop bombs on people who have exactly no way of defending themselves.
The following is from the US Government Peace Corps Manual for its volunteers who work in the Amazon Jungle. It tells what to do in case an anaconda attacks you.
1. If you are attacked by an anaconda do not run. The snake is faster than you are.
2. Lie flat on the ground. Put your arms tight against your sides, your legs tight against one another.
3. Tuck your chin in.
4. The snake will come and begin to nudge and climb over your body.
5. Do not panic.
6. After the snake has examined you, it will begin to swallow you from the feet and always from the end. Permit the snake to swallow your feet and ankles. Do not panic.
7. The snake will now begin to suck your legs into its body. You must lie perfectly still. This will take a long time.
8. When the snake has reached your knees slowly and with as little movement as possible, reach down, take your knife and very gently slide it into the side of the snake’s mouth between the edge of its mouth and your leg, then suddenly rip upwards, severing the snake’s head.
9. Be sure you have your knife.
10. Be sure your knife is sharp.