One of the main international artists targeted by Jair Bolsonaro (PL), the English musician Roger Waters, ex-Pink Floyd, became the target of the fury of former first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, who mixes religiosity with geopolitics to defend the genocide promoted by the Zionist state of Israel against Palestinians in Gaza.
In a publication in Stories, the former first lady publishes a photo of Waters with a call saying that he “doubts the Hamas terrorist massacre of October 7”, propagating a distorted phrase by far-right websites in which the musician would have said that “Israel invented stories”.
The phrase was highlighted in a long interview with journalist Glenn Greenwald, when the former Pink Floyd was in Brazil at the end of October.
On that occasion, Waters repeated his defense of the Palestinian people and raised doubts about the fact that Israel was unaware of the imminent attacks on October 7, even with all the military and security apparatus it had developed.
“I thought let’s wait and see what happens. My second reaction was: ‘How did the Israelis not know this was going to happen? Didn’t they hear Hamas crossing the border?” he asked.
Next, Waters spoke about the fake news released by the media – and propagated by the extreme right and Bolsonarists -, such as the “decapitation of babies”, which was not confirmed even by the Israel Defense Forces.
“It is justifiable to resist the occupation. Under the Geneva Convention they have a legal and moral right to react to the occupation, since 1967. It is an obligation. As I said, if war crimes have been committed I do not support them. However, today I was reading an article in Grayzone, by Max Blumenthal, which demonstrates with data from Haartez that at least 400 of those killed were Israeli soldiers. The Israeli press created a false reality, talked about decapitated babies, etc.,” said the English musician.
When criticizing Waters, who is 80 years old, Michelle Bolsonaro used an ageist term – decrepit -, showing prejudice against the elderly. “Ah, God! This decree, (SIC) doesn’t know what it says.”