1432 Gazans killed
A of 8 A.M Friday morning a 72 hour cease fire has been announced in Gaza.
When I was taken to the remains of the Warsaw ghetto many years ago I met a gentleman selling copies of pictures taken that April of 1943, all taken by the Waffen SS. They were brutal beyond words, men jumping out of buildings and some coming out of sewers with their hands up. As a holocaust educator, i bought them to show to my students.
The brilliant spoof of the NY Times by the People’s Cube.
25 years later I had to endure the bizarre propaganda emanating from Israeli spokesmen. They were obsessing about “the tunnels, the tunnels”.THis was their latest line peddled to a stunned world by their pliant acolytes who seem to be living in another parallel universe. Of course they were “terror tunnels”. Israel always has a cute way with words
No mention of the sadistic inhumane destruction of Gaza especially the missiles which killed 19 in a UN shelter. Even the docile White House appalled by the latest barbarity spoke out. spokesman Josh Earnest stated “The shelling of a UN facility that is housing innocent civilians who are fleeing violence is totally unacceptable and totally indefensible.” All this from the USA?
And how about the truly awful line of Israel’s favourite Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. who blamed Hamas!
The US with its craven leadership finally realized what civilized countries have known: Enough is enough. And behind the scenes they read the riot act to Netanyahu, surely one of the worst leadrs Israel has had to endured, best described by Avi shlaim, the Israeli historian now teaching at Oxford:” the destroyer of dreams, the man of the undivided land of Israel but not of peaceful co-existence, the underminer of the Oslo accords, the man who gave the right wing settlers free rein to harm, harass and heap humiliations on the long-suffering population of te occupied territories, a man whose ideological makeup militated against trading land for peace and finally the man who betrayed the legacy of the founder of the movement by spurning the offer of the Palestinians.”(The Iron Wall, p.606)
The day before (you can’t make this stuff up) I watched the hapless John Kerry petulantly defend himself against Israeli critics with this line: “I have always had a 100% voting record in the Senate”—justifying everything Israel has done to the Palestinians.” So much for moral leadership from this hostage to the israeli Lobby. Oh yeah, Congrsssional races are on the horizon.
As for the tunnels.What would you expect when Gaza has become a prison teetering on total collapse, children traumatized, power plant destroyed, blockaded on every side and Israel and its true believers shouting tunnels!