“I say to all those leaders: Do not look the other way, do not hesitate … It is within your power to prevent a genocide.” – Nelson Mandela.
Has anyone heard from President-Elect Obama yet?
The death toll so far in this Gaza massacre on its 17th day:
917 Palestinians murdered, over 4,100 wounded. More than a quarter of them children.
Israel has lost 13 Israelis – three civilians- and 10 soldiers — have died including 4 killed by “friendly fire”.
How sad is it to see that while cities around the world were protesting Israel’s massacre this weekend, in America, the House of Representatives and the Senate were scrambling to see who is more loyal to Israel? Only Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich were brave enough to speak out against Israel’s mass murder. The rest applauded and praised Israel’s genocide while they voted to support slaughter of women and children.
The US Senate endorsed Israel’s massacre of Palestinians with a vote of 100-0.
The US House of Representatives voted 430-5 to endorse Israel’s massacre of Palestinians.
The resolutions endorsed by 100% of the US Senate and 99% of the House were written by Israeli lobby – AIPAC – As were the speeches praising and commending Israel for war crimes and gross inhumanity.
What a shame – our elected representatives are nothing more than puppets of AIPAC and proudly support the massacre of woman and children. They have front row seats to genocide. Please call them up and tell them.
Self Defense? Was it self defense when Israeli soldiers told Gaza residents to get into a building, telling them they would not be bombed there and then bombed it anyway? It was no accident – accidentally you can bomb once, may be twice but three times? What kind of monster does that?
Human Rights Watch has also accused Israel of using white phosphorus – if you recall white phosphorus was used by the US and Britain in Iraq –especially during the massacre in Fallujah. How ironic – Saddam used white phosphorus on his people and so did the US. White phosphorus is banned by international law and is also being considered as a chemical weapon. Doctors in Gaza have reported burns on bodies that can only be caused by white phosphorus. Israel has also used white phosphorus when they bombed Lebanon in 2006.
Finally – salutations and praise to the 700 Israelis arrested for protesting against their government’s war crimes in Gaza. God bless them for knowing the difference between right and wrong and are not afraid to speak out.