When Israel finally allowed journalists to enter Gaza this is what they found. This is what Israel did. And the world’s leaders — the ones who had the power to intervene — did what? They supported the destruction and the killing.
When will we see the people in power punished for their crimes against humanity? When will Israel be forced to its knees?
One thing is clear: The hate among Muslim extremists is now stronger than ever.
Thanks to Jacques de Beaufort for the link.
Links of interest:
So far, Obama missed the point on Gaza… (Robert Fisk, The Independent)
How to Inflame the Entire Muslim World (Gabriel Kolko, Antiwar.com)
In America, Speaking the Truth is a Career-Ending Event (Paul Craig Roberts, Counterpunch.org)
Gaza: latest battle ground of the neo-conservatives for a “New Middle East” (Munir Chalabi, ZMag.org)
Israel’s lies (Henry Siegman, London Book of Reviews)
Propaganda is everywhere, on every side. Therefore it’s of great importance to know who these people are writing these columns. Therefore:
Read more about Robert Fisk here.
Read more about Gabriel Kolko here.
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. Read more here.
Munir Chalabi is an Iraqi political and oil analyst living in the UK.
Henry Siegman, director of the US Middle East Project in New York, is a visiting research professor at SOAS, University of London. He is a former national director of the American Jewish Congress and of the Synagogue Council of America.
Speaking of propaganda, I come to think of Canadian punk rock band Propagandhi. But let me make this perfectly clear: I detest all forms of skate punk, ska punk and any of that melodic happy shit from the bottom of my heart. However, Propagandhi, along with Bad Religion, sure had (have?) some great lyrical content. Listen to Haile Selassie Up Your Ass from 1993 and submit to a truth that I support 100%.
(I’m a huge fan of reggae, though. It’s the religious/political message I adress here…)
but how can you justify
belief in a god that’s left you behind?
You’ve simply filled the gap
between the upper and lower class
and your faith merely keeps you in line
in line, yeah
An amalgamation of Jewish scripture
and Christian thought
What will that get you?
Not a fuck of a lot
Take a look at your promised land
Your deed is that gun in your hand
Mount Zion’s a minefield
The West Bank
The Gaza Strip
soon to be parking lots
for American tourists
and fascist cops, yeah