Apologies for this being a long post.
Today is Day 11 of the Israeli occupation of Gaza. Now this blog is supposed to be a domestic blog, but this war will have a huge effect on the Obama and the USA - and possibly the world - if it expands within the Middle East. We may be looking at the beginnings of World War Three.
Now I am not going to say much about this war other than I do oppose the Israeli illegal occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. There are those of you who will tell me that I am wrong to support the Palestinians because they have been shooting rockets over the wall at Israel for the last few years.
Well yes they have, BUT those rockets are very ineffective. Those rockets have killed less than 20 Israeli citizens in the last 5 years. In the last 12 days over 400 Palestinians have been killed. In the last 5 years thousands of Palestinians have been killed and injured.
I posted the following on another blog 8 days ago.
When the World Trade Center was destroyed, Americans did everything they could to protect themselves.
When Spain's transit system was bombed, everyone throughout the world mourned.
When Britain's subways were attacked, the world stood back in shock and measures were taken.
Even Kosevo got protected.
Even Somalia got aid from world organizations.
Even Darfur was not begrudged the right to protect itself.
But after over 60 years of having endured attack after attack after attack after attack, by the Israelis, Palestinians are still being scolded for trying to attempt to defend themselves and they are still being told that they have no right to fight back.
Where's the justice in that?
Where's the international sympathy,
Where's the international help?
New York gets protected, Spain gets sympathy, Britain takes action.
But Palestine? 100 tons of bombs are dropped on the world's most densely-populated city (and region) and they are NOT allowed to fight back. If the people of Gaza dare to protect themselves or to fight back, they will be carpet-bombed, they will be exterminated like fish in a barrel.
This is just NOT RIGHT.
After I posted this, I received an email from a jew who said the following.
Your perception of the events leading up to the current conflict are, in my opinion, incorrect.
Your examination of current events fails to include the last several years of indiscriminate shelling and missile terror that the Palestinians have inflicted on Israel.
Even after Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza, the arabs continued to shell and missile Israel.
Even during the Hamas suggested Cease Fire that recently expired the shelling and missile attacks continued daily.
Why is this not worth mentioning ?
I sent this reply
About that ceasefire?? Are you really that DUMB?
Or do you only beleive what the Knesset tells you?
ISRAEL BROKE the ceasefire, NOT Hamas.
And those puny rockets that Hamas send over the wall?? You know perfectly well that most of them do NOT kill anyone. There have been maybe 5 jews killed over the last 10 years (not counting this current bombing) and yet you have killed hundreds of the Palestinians.
When Israel claims they withdrew from Gaza - they are liars. Really they did not withdraw. Israel STILL control the borders, they still control the skies, they control the coasts and they still control those damn checkpoints.
For the last year the jews have been blockading Gaza so that NOONE can get in to help them, no food, no medical supplies, no books, no oil and gas, and you even CUT their source of electricity!!!! THAT IS because ISRAEL IS STILL IN CONTROL.
Several ships were able to get to Gaza by sea. But yesterday (Dec 30th) you deliberately RAMMED the Dignity. 3 or more times you RAMMED that ship. ALL it was doing was bringing medical supplies to the palestinians. You have ONLY lost 4 jews in the last 5 days of war. ONLY FOUR?? But you scream MURDER MURDER and then go out and kill 200 Palestinians.
That is called COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT and the Nazis were very good at doing that.
Are you aware that everything you do is EXACTLY LIKE WHAT THE NAZIS DID.
At the check points between Gaza and Israel, there are a number of stories of Gaza and West Bank women in labour forced to have the babies on the ground at the checkpoints. Some 34 babies have died in the last few years as well as 5 gaza women who have died at the checkpoints.
If you lost your wife and child at a checkpoint because SOMEONE refused to allow them to pass through to get to a hospital, would you not fight back against that someone? That is why the palestinians continue to fight back.
The jews are racists. There are numerous quotes by jews saying that the palestinians are animals and yet you raise your jewish children to be racist and then you claim to be the "only democracy in the middle east".
Sorry - that is Bullshit. By your actions alone Israel is NOT a democracy.
Quote"Let us approach them [the Palestinian refugees in the occupied territories] and say that we have no solution, that you shall continue to live like dogs, and whoever wants to can leave -- and we will see where this process leads. In five years we may have 200,000 less people - and that is a matter of enormous importance."(Moshe Dayan, September 1967)
It has been the jews plan for the last 40 years (since 1967) if not longer, that the Palestinian people MUST be removed or made extinct. By genocide if necessary.
This jew replied as follows.
Jews are not racist
Arabs really are dogs
And the people who defend them are worse
So I did some research. Guess what. The jews really do get raised up to think that the arabs are dogs, monkeys and gorillas. Lower than humans - certainly they are NOT considered equal to the jews. There is a video on youtube showing a young jewish soldier calling the palestinians dogs and monkeys and gorillas.
There is also another video called Occupation 101 which explains the occupation in a lot more detail. I will post it in the next post.