POSTED RESPONSE TO AN ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY
Talk about bias in reporting!
This is it, big time.
Israel has pounded Gaza for three days, and it has killed 28 people at last count.
It also ruthlessly assassinated a leader of the government, and did so right as he was negotiating a long-term ceasefire with them.
Netanyahu is simply a madman for whom the lives of Palestinians mean nothing.
All of this savagery by Israel is really for two purposes, neither of which is ethical or honorable.
One, Netanyahu faces election, and he uses the blood of the people of Gaza to fire up support.
Two, Netanyahu clearly is getting ready to steal more land from the Palestinians by annexation. This kind of activity acts a screen and preparation.
Israel’s behavior is completely unacceptable to all fair-minded people.
Please understand, those who know no history, Gaza is essentially a giant refugee camp dating to the 1948 days when Israel’s army and terror squads – the Irgun and Stern and Lehi – fanned out through Palestine to murder many people, hoping to frighten them away.
It is densely populated, and its population is about half children. Every Israeli Prime Minister has hoped to put end to its existence one way or another.
No one but a madman or psychopath would bomb such a place.
Remember too, the last time Israel invaded, it killed 400 children plus about 1400 others.
Ever since that atrocity it has kept a blockade to prevent normal life, and it has murdered unarmed people on the high seas to enforce its bully behavior.
At first, it even calculated what starvation calories would be and only allowed enough food to enter to just barely prevent starvation, not even chocolate bars were let in, nor were the building materials needed to repair the damage from Israel’s ruthless bombing.
After quiet diplomacy from outside, there has been a slight let-up in calories.
Just ask yourself what you would do if treated in this way? I know what most gun-owning Americans would feel like doing against repression, savagery, and abuse.
What are the poor people of Gaza to do? Just all leave? If so, for where? Or are they to lie down and just accept virtual slavery from Israel?
Meanwhile, Israel steals the homes and farms of others week after week in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
American politicians, cowards all, say nothing for fear of being smeared and losing valuable campaign contributions from the Israel Lobby.