More indiscriminate bombing and slaughter by Israel today, looks like the war on Palestine has heated up dramatically.
“At least” 229 people are now dead in today’s attacks, and at least 700 wounded. This is a full-scale assault.
Hamas is of course, being blamed by the dominate West (only the US and Israel), but unwritten in the following reports is why.
“The United States … holds Hamas responsible for breaking the ceasefire and for the renewal of violence in Gaza,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in a statement. “The ceasefire should be restored immediately.”
The United Nations and the European Union, in contrast, simply called for an immediate halt to all violence.
Israel kills scores in Gaza air strikes
IDF mobilizes tanks, reinforces troops along Gaza border
SNAP ANALYSIS-Israel-Hamas conflict could escalate
Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza
A year’s intel yields ‘alpha hits’
Gaza mosque hit is Israeli air strikes
UN demands ‘immediate’ halt to attacks
Hamas Condemns Gaza ‘Massacre’
Israeli assault on Hamas kills more than 200
The issue has always been about survival. The Palestinian people have endured incredible hardships and sanctions for decades. The lapdog western media refuses to talk about these terrifying conditions in which they are forced to live under and the real reasons why the so-called ‘war’ (genocide) continues with the active support of the United States. No other nation on earth receives the same military and financial support as Israel.
This is another point you should ponder: WHY?
I know the answer, but do you? Deeply ingrained into American consciousness is the idea that Israel is “owed” by us and all other nations, and it all originates from a deeply flawed understanding of actual history (and religious indoctrination).
I’ve always wondered what Americants would do if an occupying nation invaded and stole their land. The real Americans who were long since here fought back (and lost). But their decedents are still here and the oppression against them continues to this day.
Palestine represents in many ways the sanctions and actions of the United States against the American Indian. We wiped out the American Indians for EXACTLY the same reasons we’re willing to wipe out Palestine (or help those that are doing it). Millions of live are MEANINGLESS to people who simply do not care. These “savages” occupy something that we / they want and we have a God-given RIGHT to decimate them because they are not like us.
The Manifest Destiny of a “chosen people” (Jews, Christians, Whites, take your pick) has led the entire world into an unending bloodbath of senseless slaughter for thousands of years. The justification for this is always the same — and always WRONG.
I wonder how many Americants would understand an ‘uprising’ of the same sort as shown by Hamas (an ELECTED government). How long would YOU endure such a dismal future?
Me? About two bloody minutes (or less, depends on who’s blood was being shed). I would not hesitate to fight back.
The real terrorists in our world today are those who are oppressing everyone else, stealing what is not theirs and forcing sanctions and starvation on everyone else at the point of a gun. That should be perfectly obvious. But this goes against the grain, especially in the indoctrinated United States of Amerika.
There is a true history — and there is a revisionist history. Depending on what side of the fence you are on, and where you get your news from, you will either be enraged or enlightened. My suggestion is to those who do not understand the true history, to investigate. Enlightenment will not help the Palestinian people, but it will help you.
12/28/08 update from Vaughn:
Amazing how the rhetoric and propaganda towards attaking Iran, that threatens no one; is always being pressed upon and sold to the sheeple by the North American media while Israel’s government willingly and wantonly murders Palestinians. What will the United States’ government, that backs and supports the Israelis with money and weapons do about this? Oh….NOTHING! But most likely will replenish Israel’s spent weapons stocks.
Across Mideast, thousands protest Israeli assault
“Several of Sunday’s protests turned violent. A crowd of anti-Israel protesters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul became a target for a suicide bomber on a bicycle.”
Think carefully about that last one. A suicide bomber targeting anti-Israel protesters? Does that not tell you who the suicide bombers have been working for all along?
Hundreds of activists in Tel Aviv protest IAF strike in Gaza
“Hundreds of left-wing and human rights activists marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday night to protest the massive Israel Air Force offensive in Gaza that left at least 230 dead and hundreds more wounded.”
Israeli Carnage Leaves Hundreds Of Victims
Eyewitness Report Of The Gaza Massacre
“The Israeli bombings is flagrantly violating all laws which call for protecting civilians. This was so obvious from the number of civilian casualties. The brutal bombings happened in time of school children were going home after a normal day of study. A considerable number of children were killed, but medical sources didn’t announce official numbers in this respect. Identities of killed people are still unknown but few ones.”
Grief And Fear In Gaza
Israel to mount emergency international PR effort in wake of Gaza campaign
I would like to hope that every single one of Israel’s foreign ministers on this “charm offensive to defend slaughter” have their diplomatic credentials revoked by the countries with which Israel up to now had relations, en masse, and sent back to Israel in abject disgrace. I then hope that these countries will make it clear to Israel there there will be no more Israeli governmental representation in their country unless and until they stop this slaughter.
Israeli Air Strikes (Photos)
Gaza’s Desperate Hospitals Overwhelmed By Casualties
Israel Masses Troops, Tanks For Possible Ground Invasion
Most likely ‘Probable’ than ‘Possible’.
US Holds Hamas ‘Responsible’ For Gaza Violence: Rice
Memo to Secretary Rice: Israel broke the ceasefire on 5 November of this year. The only reason you added that little bit of palaver in your statement about “appeal to safeguard innocent lives” was simply a sop to Israel’s infuriated Arab neighbors, upon whom the US depends for oil. Were there no US dependence on Arab countries for oil, that little bit about “humanitarian concern” would never have appeared in this statement at all. The US government absolutely doesn’t care about how many kids, women, the medically infirm, and the elderly that Israel kills, as long as this conflict doesn’t spread regionally. That is the only “containment” issue they care about.
Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip Imperil Obama’s Peace Chances
What Israel really wants is territory, not peace,and territory by any means necessary; if it really had wanted peace, it could have accomplished that a long time ago. And Owe-bama will still don a yamika at his next AIPAC meeting and will continue to conduct ‘business as usual’ with Israel – as in giving them more of American’s tax money to allow Israel to keep buying weapons from US “defense” contractors in which to kill Palestinians.
More updates from Vaugh (12/29/08):
How did this recent Israeli rampage against the Palestinians start? Ask Israel. They know. But in case that doesn’t lend itself to convenience….allow me to dig for you:
The mainstream media….they’ll try their level best to tell you the opposite of what I’ve found. I’ve been hearing CNN throughout the day and they’re doing a bang up job at blaming the Gazans/Palestinians.
ISRAEL-OPT: Sderot enjoying calm as ceasefire holds (September 22, 2008)
Israel Breaches Gaza Ceasefire: Invades, Kills 7, Seizes Many (Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 2008)
Israel Breaches Ceasefire 2nd Time This Week, Kills 8 (Nov. 12th, 2008)
Israel-Gaza Cease-Fire Under Strain (November 17th, 2008)
The New York Times ‘Spins’ It (November 14th, 2008)
“The confrontations, following five months of relative calm, began to spike this month when the Israeli military destroyed a tunnel being dug toward Israel. The army feared that the tunnel would be used to seize an Israeli soldier as a bargaining chip, like Cpl. Gilad Shalit, held by Hamas for more than two years.
The Israelis said it was an isolated operation, not a violation of the cease-fire agreed to in June, and asked Egypt to pass that message to Hamas in advance. But six Hamas militants were killed during the tunnel’s destruction, leading Hamas to retaliate with rockets, which led to more closings and operations and then more rockets.”
Just what is an ‘isolated operation’? You didn’t extrapolate on just HOW the tunnel was destroyed, did you, Mr. Bronner/El-Khodary? BUT, you were quick to point out that Hamas retaliated with, and I quote, “…rockets, which led to more closings and operations and then more rockets.” Pointing fingers? Hmm? Spin, spin, spin.
By the way, if Israel was so good at an ‘isolated operation’, which they were so matter-of-fact about back in November; then what’s the deal with the slaughter of some 350 innocent people in Gaza over the past three days? Thats just murder and makes the subject of ‘peace’ moot as far the Israelis are concerned.
Yet Another Ceasefire Violation….Israel Invades Southern Gaza (Nov. 18th, 2008)
Ceasefire Violated! (Nov. 5th, 2008)
Islamic Jihad says Israel violated Gaza ceasefire 13 times (July 3rd, 2008 – subscription – not full story)
List Of Major Israeli Ceasefire Violations (Oct. 23rd, 2006)
Listed are violations from 2006
A Palestinian refugee’s open letter to Obama
Idiot-Boy’s Peeps Speak Out On The Matter (December 28th, 2008)
Dignity Leaves for Gaza: Challenges World to “Stop this Madness!” (December 29th, 2008)