Friday, January 2, 2009


What is Condoleeza Rice talking about? According to Bloomberg's Roger Runnigen, Rice said the following in her statement today at the White House,:

"“Hamas has held the people of Gaza hostage ever since their illegal coup” in 2007 and has used Gaza “as a launching pad for rockets against Israeli cities,” Rice said. “Hamas has made it very difficult for the people of Gaza to have a reasonable life.”"

Rice surely knows that Hamas won an election in Gaza three years ago (January 26, 2006) (see BBC report by Martin Asser) and became the democratically elected government of Palestinians in Gaza.

So where is the "illegal coup?" And how has Hamas held the Palestinians in Gaza "hostage?"

Rice, Bush and the rest of the U.S. government's foreign policy disaster has made this Israeli barbaric assault on the Palestinians possible by always blaming Hamas and calling it a "terrorist" organization. Rice has looked the other way when Israel bombs homes, mosques, universities and police stations. She has enabled the Israelis to go ahead with their plan to destroy even the last vestiges of Palestinian society in Gaza. Now she makes a statement blaming the Palestinians and Hamas for Israel's mayhem.

But this is nothing new. The aggressor and its allies always blame the victim for "causing" the destruction.

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