Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Children of Gaza and the Bestiality of Stephen Harper
It was an act of unspeakable barbarity. One that has been condemned by governments all over the world.
The US and UN have condemned the shelling of a school housing displaced civilians in Gaza. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the attack, which killed 16, was "outrageous".
"I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. It is outrageous. It is unjustifiable, and it demands accountability and justice. "Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children."
And defended only by those who carried it out, and by the monstrous beast Stephen Harper.
"Obviously no one likes to see the suffering and loss of life that has occurred," Harper told reporters.
"That said, we hold the terrorist organization Hamas responsible for this. They have initiated and continue this conflict and continue to seek the destruction of the state of Israel."
Who would bathe in the blood of children, and defend the indefensible.
Even though nothing can justify that brutal act, or the one on a crowded market near Gaza City...
The attack on the market in Shejaiya killed 17 people and wounded 160 as hundreds tried to buy fruit and vegetables, the Palestinian health ministry said.
One witness, Salim Qadoum, told Associated Press: "The area is like a bloodbath, everyone is wounded or killed. People lost their limbs and were screaming for help. It's a massacre."
And it should be clear by now to all decent people that the Netanyahu regime's war on Gaza is little more than a monstrous act of collective punishment.
What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas. It is not about rockets. It is not about “human shields” or terrorism or tunnels. It is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives.
What Israel is doing in Gaza now is collective punishment. It is punishment for Gaza’s refusal to be a docile ghetto.It is punishment for the gall of Palestinians in unifying, and of Hamas and other factions in responding to Israel’s siege and its provocations with resistance, armed or otherwise, after Israel repeatedly reacted to unarmed protest with crushing force.
Just like it should be clear by now, even to many Israelis, that only peace and justice can end this recurring humanitarian nightmare.
There is no military solution for the problem of Gaza, or the West Bank or the Israeli Palestinian conflict. We will be in the same place again in a year, two years, or three years, only much worse.
Israel has lost this war in the international arena. The media around the world (not in Israel) has vividly shown the horrors of Israeli bombing in Gaza. More than 1,200 dead, 5,000 wounded, hundreds of non-combatants, women and children. Yes, Hamas is perceived as a bitter enemy in the world’s media, but Israel is portrayed as being even worse.
Only if we finally address the real issues – the occupation, the continued suffering of the Palestinian people, the need to negotiate a real and comprehensive peace, will we put an end to this suffering, destruction and killing.
And of course just like it should be clear to all of us that Stephen Harper is neither a friend of the Palestinians, nor a real friend of the Israeli people. For he would condemn them both to live like scorpions in a bottle.
Trapped in a never ending nightmare...
You know, never could I have imagined that a Canadian government would defend the slaughter of children.
Or that its leader would act like the stooge of a foreign government.
And I feel exactly like the decent Chris Gunness does.
How low have we fallen.
But as the Deputy General of the United Nations said:
"This is a moment where you really have to say: 'Enough is enough.'"
Do what you can to defeat this monstrous maniac.
Before he shames us further....
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