Roger Waters weighs in on Oct. 7 massacre: ‘Israel making up stories’

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Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters still isn’t ready to condemn Hamas following the terrorist group’s brutal attack and murder of more than 1,400 Israeli citizens last month.

In a now-viral interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald, Waters, 80, said he wants to “wait and see what happens,” adding “there’s something very fishy” about the massacre.

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“Didn’t the Israeli army hear the bangs when (Hamas) blew up whatever they have to blow up to get across the border?” Waters asked.

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Asked if what Hamas did on Oct. 7 “can be justified,” Waters defiantly replied: “We don’t know what they did do. Was it justified for them to resist the occupation? Yeah … They are legally and morally bound to resist the occupation since 1967. It’s an obligation.”

During his nearly 10-minute long chat, Waters wouldn’t call Hamas’ attack, which included the murder of more than 260 attendees at a rave, war crimes. “Probably the first 400 (killed) were Israeli military personnel.”

The reporting, he continued, “was thrown out of all proportion by the Israelis making up stories about beheading babies.”

“They even got the president of the United States to claim that he had seen photographs of the beheaded babies,” Waters said, noting that Joe Biden admitted later that he didn’t. “What we do know is, whether it was a false flag operation or not …whatever story we’re going to get to, we don’t know if we’re ever going to get much of the real story … They’re calling it their 9/11. What the hell happened on the American 9/11? No one knows.”

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Toronto Sun columnist Warren Kinsella was one of 25 reporters who was shown unedited footage at the Israeli Consulate in Toronto of the horrific carnage Hamas inflicted on innocent Israelis on Oct. 7.

Among the terrifying images he saw, Kinsella wrote that he witnessed the decapitated heads of babies and children. “I saw babies with bullet holes in them. I saw babies and children who had been burned until all that you could see was the outline of their little bodies, arms reaching up to God,” he wrote.

But Waters said claims that he “values” Palestinian lives more than Israeli lives is “rubbish.”

“The difference between my platform and the Israeli government’s is I believe in equal human rights for all our brothers and sisters all over the world, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion or nationality,” he said.

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As he continues to tour, Waters hasn’t been shy about alienating his fans, many of whom took to social media to denounce the singer’s latest comments.

Earlier this summer, the U.S. State Department berated the music artist, saying that Waters has “a long track record of using anti-Semitic tropes” and a concert he gave in Germany, in which he dressed in an outfit that evoked Nazism, “contained imagery that is deeply offensive to Jewish people and minimized the Holocaust.”

Last year, Waters courted controversy when he accused Biden of “fuelling the fire in the Ukraine.”

“That’s a huge crime. Why won’t the United States of America encourage (Volodymyr) Zelenskyy to negotiate, obviating the need for this horrific, horrendous war? … This war is basically about the action and reaction of NATO pushing right up to the Russian border, which they promised they wouldn’t do when (Mikhail) Gorbachev negotiated the withdrawal of the U.S.S.R. from the whole of Eastern Europe.”

During his ongoing This Is Not a Drill tour, which wraps next month, the show comes with a stern warning before the music starts. “If you’re one of those, ‘I love Pink Floyd, but I can’t stand Roger’s politics’ people, you might do well to f*** off to the bar right now.”

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