How very predictable of Israel. Knowing that a huge assault on the Palestinians would be likely to attract condemnation (not from the USA or the UK, of course) Israel waited until the most people became engrossed in the drama of America’s Midterm elections before launching a massive tank attack on the beleaguered citizens of Gaza and the West Bank killing 18 people.
Initial reports say the dead were civilians, with women and children among the casualties.
Israeli military sources said they were unaware of the incident.
Earlier, four Palestinian militants and a civilian were reported killed in an Israeli army operation near the West Bank town of Jenin.
The American Midterm elections were widely seen as a referendum on George Bush’s policy on Iraq and the victory speeches of the Democrats, who won control of the House of Representatives (the control of the Senate is at time of writing, too close to call), were full of references to Bush’s disastrous war. Unsurprisingly there was no mention at all of the mass murder being committed by America’s closest ally.
If, as the new speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, said, the Democrats would “restore integrity and honesty” to Washington and lead the “most ethical Congress in history”, then a good place to start would be another look at America’s unqualified support for the genocidal kleptocracy allowed free reign in the Middle East.
It appears that over at The Nether-World Mark 1, this post has incurred the wrath of GIYUS and it’s little army of cyber soldiers. Well, I’m not exactly quaking in my boots. For those unfamiliar with GIYUS, read this:
Israel’s Government has thrown its weight behind efforts by supporters to counter what it believes to be negative bias and a tide of pro-Arab propaganda. The Foreign Ministry has ordered trainee diplomats to track websites and chatrooms so that networks of US and European groups with hundreds of thousands of Jewish activists can place supportive messages.
Their aim is to stifle any any commentary on the barbaric acts of the Israeli regime and also to distort on-line polls. Notice in the comments how most wish to remain anonymous, how they have nothing to say about Israel’s killing of civilians including women and children, the theft of land, the deliberate policy of starving of the Palestinians, the robbing of their banks, the theft of their tax revenues and their efforts to stop any aid getting to the malnourished Palestinians, and, of course their ethnic cleansing. They try to justify these actions by saying that they left the Gaza strip, without mentioning of course that there is no freedom for the people of Gaza, it is now the World’s largest open-air prison camp. What these GIYUS commenters most object to is the Palestinians daring to defend themselves against such brutality. Yes, they fire primitive home-made rockets, little better than fireworks that occasionally cause injury or worse. Compare this to Israel’s tank and missile attacks or the DIME weapons they test on the Palestinians. And yet Ehud Olmert refers to the IDF as “the most moral military in the world“.
So there you go GIYUS people, there are some more posts for you to get upset about.