As some of you might know, the Saba and Shatila refugee camps home to the single most bloody event in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The massacre was done on the part of the Christian Phlangist Party against unarmed Palestinians. The Israelis armed, supervised, and gave logistical support to these Lebanese Christians as over 4,000 Palestinian men, women and children met their end.
Here is the quote that I used to start that chapter. It's from Chris Hedges.
We are all capable of carrying out acts of evil. That’s the great lesson you learn as a war correspondent, and probably the most disturbing. That the line between the victim and the victimizer is razor thin. That in moments of fear and instability and social disintegration we all have the capacity to carry out acts of atrocity, or at best stand by as silent accomplices. And almost no one is immune. The contagion of the crowds sees to that. When you externalize evil, you turn human being into extractions. Human beings like Muslims, for instance. That no longer grieve, or love, or suffer like we do. But embody a virus that must be eradicated.