Bodies of Hamas policemen lie on the ground of their destroyed police compound following an Israeli air strike in Gaza today
Mourners watch over the bodies of Palestinians at Shifa hospital in Gaza City
A Palestinian security force officer walks outside the former headquarters of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike
The Gaza Strip has been effectively sealed off from the rest of the world for many months, leaving stocks of surgical equipment, drugs and other essentials very low.
Among those who bore the brunt of the ferocious attack were 40 Palestinian cadets who had gathered for their passing-out parade at the police headquarters in Gaza City.
Smoke rises after an Israeli bomb exploded in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip
Palestinians carry a body from the rubble following the missile strike
Hezbollah supporters and Palestinian supporters of ‘Hamas movement’ burns the Israeli flag during a protest against Israel’s attacks on the Gaza strip
A Hamas general, who was due to take their salute, was among the pile of bodies after a massive explosion – possibly from a laser-guided bomb – tore through the parade ground where families were about to watch the ceremony.
Several of those who rushed to help the dead and injured beat their heads and shouted: ‘Allahu akbar’ [‘God is great’].
An explosion from an Israeli missile strike in the northern Gaza Strip on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. It was the bloodiest day in Gaza in decades.
Palestinian firefighters try to assist at the site of a security compound used by the Islamic group Hamas
Palestinians run from tear gas thrown by Israeli soldiers during a protest against Israeli strikes in Gaza in the West Bank town of Hebron
What the fuck is going on over in Gaza? Are the Israelis trying to exact revenge on Pharaoh and Hitler at the same time? I get that Israel has the right to defend its self but there is a striking difference in U.S supplied precision weapons and a couple of handmade bottle rockets. And all the United States government can say is “Try not to hurt civilians,” while we are bombing the shit out of civilians in Pakistan and Afghanistan! You’d like to think that a group that lost six million people in World War II would know something about human compassion.
But now I am going to drop some more truth on you. If you read my post Conflict in the Middle East, you’d remember that Israel receives about a third of all American foreign aid. Most of this aid is in the form of military aid. What is not military aid is shifted back to the United States in the form of campaign contributions and the funding of Jewish lobbyist groups. The most powerful lobby in America only behind the Aerospace lobby which is responsible for the weapon sales to Israel. In retaliation to the sophisticated weapon sales to Israel, the United States is responsible for 80% of weapon sales to the rest of the Arab world trying to keep pace.
I have stated on many occasions that the United States must act as an honest broker in the peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But the United States has a vested interest in perpetuating the conflict between the two parties, always casting the oppressed as the villains. I only hope that you had time to view my post “Occupation 101.”
On October 3, 2001, I.A.P. News reported that according to Israel Radio (in Hebrew) Kol Yisrael an acrimonious argument erupted during the Israeli cabinet weekly session last week between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his foreign Minister Shimon Peres. Peres warned Sharon that refusing to heed incessant American requests for a cease-fire with the Palestinians would endanger Israeli interests and “turn the US against us. “Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres, saying “don’t worry about American pressure, we the Jewish people control America.”
“I want to tell you something very clear, don’t worry about American pressure on Israel, we, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it.” Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3rd, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio. There is a lot of debate as to whether this is statement is true or not.
Whether you think the statement is true or false, the following is definitely true:
— Senator Fullbright, Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee: 10/07/1973 on CBS’ “Face the Nation”.
“I am aware how almost impossible it is in this country to carry out a foreign policy [in the Middle East] not approved by the Jews….. terrific control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage the Jews have built up on congressmen …. I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get congress to do anything they don’t approve of. The Israeli embassy is practically dictating to the congress through influential Jewish people in the country”
That statement made over thirty years ago still rings true today. I don’t care what side of the issue that you are on, the Palestinians must be treated as human beings. I was very concerned when Obama went before AIPAC and basically pandered to their cause. I only hope as President that he will have the fucking cajonnes to recognize that all people need to be treated equally. We’ve already had genocide with the Jews, in Rwanda, and now Darfur. We cannot let the extermination of the Palestinian people become the next victims.