As Gazan hospitals and
morgues fill beyond capacity because of an ongoing air assault
that cruelly began at precisely the hour when countless children
were heading home from school, we’re expected to believe that
small craters mostly in empty Israeli fields constitute this
terrible episode’s chief sin.
Bugs bothered by sporadically
impacting, glorified fireworks cobbled together in backyard
garages are ludicrously supposed to be the primary problem, not
human limbs and lives shattered by the most destructive weapons
that military science can produce!
At any point during the past
six decades, Israel could have had peace, simply by assenting to
the great moral imperative of our time, namely the Palestinians’
right to their own, unitary, sovereign homeland.
Something which Israel
continues to resist tooth and nail.
Two years ago, in Southern
Lebanon, Israel engaged in similar bombings in civilian areas.
Then, too, it maintained that only “terrorist” targets were
being hit. As impartial observers finally ascertained the truth,
clear evidence of enormous civilian carnage surfaced.
The Israeli leadership lied
then, and it’s lying now.
There’s a veritable holocaust
occurring in densely packed Gaza. Think Guernica, or the Warsaw
Ghetto, with all the searing irony that comparison involves.
Apart from being an ethical
travesty offending all decent hearts, it’s an unpardonable
outrage to especially Arab/Islamic peoples around the world.
Witness the angry
demonstrations in cities across the planet.
It takes no extraordinary
analytical prowess to appreciate that, when the White House
ridiculously blames what’s currently happening on “thugs” in
Gaza, and when moderate Arab states adopt an accommodationist
position pleasing the U.S. and Israel, a profound Arab/Islamic
radicalization billows and swells.
New Osama bin Ladens are
being born as innocents in Gaza are getting ripped to death by
American-made Hellfire missiles, dispatched toward fleshly
targets by Israeli pilots.
In fact, the almost certain,
counterproductive outcome of Israel’s action makes us
necessarily suspect that secret motives mistakenly judged by Tel
Aviv to be worth the risk are actually at play.
Three possibilities spring
immediately to mind:
1) Obscenely using de facto
genocide to give the present Israeli government a “tough” image
before upcoming national elections.
2) Roping Barack Obama into a
harder pro-Israeli stance than Tel Aviv fears he’d otherwise
3) Creating a manipulated,
intensely propagandized situation that would enable a desired
Israeli attack on Iran.
Whatever the most deeply
hidden reality, Israel’s gargantuan crime must be universally
condemned in the strongest possible terms . . . and halted at