|Israel and America - bringing the 'peace' to Palestine
Yay America! Democracy rulz! Doesn't it make ya feel good?! A 'sea change' in American politics no less! Democrats take control of Congress and the Senate, Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader is now House Majority leader, third in the power ranking in American politics behind the president and the white anti-Buddah Cheney. No more unchecked Republican and Presidential power, a new, bright future for everyone. I mean, how could it not be?
Well, here's one reason:
Israeli tank shells kill at least 18 Palestinians in sleepYou've heard of the "Israel lobby", right? They're the ones who wield so much power in American politics, media, and society in general. Indeed, the very fact that you have heard of the Israel lobby is a testament to the extent of their power, because even their almost complete control of the press is insufficient to prevent evidence of that same massive control from seeping out. The Israel lobby in the US is the major reason why, today, 18 Palestinian civilians, including 8 children, lie in bloody pieces on the streets of Beit Hanoun. And don't, even for one second, think it is a coincidence that this atrocity was committed on a day when the US mid term elections are sure to dominate the headlines, leaving the news of 18 murdered Palestinian civilians with even less chance than normal of reaching the privileged ears of Western readers. It's all a part of the wonderful symbiosis between US politics, Zionist control of same, Israeli government mass murder of Palestinians and US government support of same.
Israeli tank shells killed at least 18 people in their sleep when they landed in Gaza early today, witnesses report. Eight children were said to be among the dead.
Khaled Radi, a health ministry official, said of the 18 dead, 13 were from the same family. He said at least 40 more were wounded, all civilians after the attack on a residential neighbourhood north of Beit Hanoun. [...]
Rahwi Hamad, 75, said he was awoken by the sound of explosions at about 5:15 a.m. and emerged from his home to find body parts and pools of blood in the streets.
"I saw people coming out of the house, bleeding and screaming. I carried a girl covered with blood," he said. "Inside the houses, we evacuated dismembered bodies. We saw legs, hands, parts of heads stuck to the wall. Everything was disgusting. this is the worst, bloody scene I have ever scene."
The shelling came after Israeli attacks in Gaza and the West Bank killed at least 15 people following a pullout from the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun at the end of a bloody week long sweep.
Back to Nancy Pelosi. What does she think of such murderous and inhuman Israeli tactics?
Well, for one, last month she stated that a party change in the House of Representatives "wouldn't affect support for Israel". Speaking in June this year, just after Israeli troops crossed into Lebanon and baited Hizb'allah to capture two Israeli soldiers, an event which the mainstream media lied about, claiming that Hizb'allah had crossed into Israel and which then provided the excuse for the Israeli bombardment and murder of 1,400 Lebanese civilians, Pelosi responded to rabid Zionist and US Congressman Tom Lantos:
"Mr. Lantos, it's hard to capture the words to express the difficulty that Israel is facing now for all of us, but for you, it must be particularly difficult. I know that you are an idealist; I know that you are a realist. I thank you for your leadership; we could not be better served than by having you here at this difficult time.Last year, just before the cynical "Gaza pullout" Pelosi addressed her favorite Zionist 'charity' - the all-powerful AIPAC:
"And at this difficult time for the state of Israel, this resolution reaffirms our unwavering support and commitment to Israel, and condemns the attacks by Hezbollah.
"I support this resolution because I believe that the seizure of Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah terrorists was an unprovoked attack and Israel has the right, and indeed the obligation, to respond. Hamas and Hezbollah are committed to the destruction of Israel, what more do you need to know? It is clear that Iranian and Syrian aid have helped the effort to achieve that goal. The United Nations Security Council has already spoken on the issue of dismantling Hezbollah; the Security Council's resolution must be enforced by the international community. Syria has repeatedly demonstrated it is a rogue state, which is why we passed Mr. Rangel's Syria Accountability Act more than two years ago. However, we must now fully implement all the sanctions spelled out in that legislation."
"Thank you, Amy Friedkin (former President of AIPAC), my dear friend for so many years. Californians, North and South, are proud of your great leadership at AIPAC. And to Bernice Manocherian, President of AIPAC, thank you. All who care about peace in the Middle East are grateful for your strength and wisdom in guiding AIPAC. As a native of Baltimore, I take special pride of your incoming President, Howard Friedman, who will continue in the tradition of outstanding leadership at AIPAC. [...]Now, about that 'sea change' in American politics. There will be none. The US and Israeli government-sanctioned murder of Palestinians and Arabs will continue. So go ahead and enjoy your celebrations and feelings of a "new beginning".
"One thing, however is unchanged: America's commitment to the safety and security of the State of Israel is unwavering. America and Israel share an unbreakable bond: in peace and war; and in prosperity and in hardship.
"Prime Minister Sharon's leadership of Israel at this crucial time has been remarkable. He has brought Israel through an extremely challenging period, and now he has made the difficult decision that it is in Israel's national security interest to disengage from Gaza.
"In the next few months, Israeli settlers will be evacuated entirely from Gaza and from four settlements in the northern West Bank. This courageous decision is gut-wrenching for Israel.
"Israel's decision can be a decisive milestone on the road to peace. If the Palestinians agree to coordinate with Israel on the evacuation, establish the rule of law, and demonstrate a capacity to govern, the world may be convinced that finally there is a real partner for peace. [...]
"Can Gaza become a pilot case for self-government for a Palestinian state? Or will it become a terrorist haven, a launching pad for rockets into Israel? President Abbas must act, for his own good, against those he must know are his enemies and are the enemies of the aspirations of the Palestinian people.
"There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. This is absolute nonsense. In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been: it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.
"The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran. For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology.
"Proliferation represents a clear threat to Israel and to America. It must be confronted by an international coalition against proliferation, with a commitment and a coalition every bit as strong as our commitment to the war against terror.
"In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'
"The United States will stand with Israel now and forever. Now and forever."
They mean less than nothing.
|Blood flows in Hamad Street in Beit Hanoun in the Gaza strip where at least 18 Palestinians, including 8 children, were blown to pieces in their sleep by the Israeli military
|An Israeli tank shell tore this hole in the ceiling of a Palestinian house on Hamad Street in Beit hanoun in the Gaza strip where at least 18 Palestinians were massacred by Israeli troops early this morning