Thursday, January 8, 2009


Former president Jimmy Carter has an op-ed in today's The Washington Post.

Writes Carter:

"After 12 days of "combat," the Israeli Defense Forces reported that more than 1,000 targets were shelled or bombed. During that time, Israel rejected international efforts to obtain a cease-fire, with full support from Washington. Seventeen mosques, the American International School, many private homes and much of the basic infrastructure of the small but heavily populated area have been destroyed. This includes the systems that provide water, electricity and sanitation. Heavy civilian casualties are being reported by courageous medical volunteers from many nations, as the fortunate ones operate on the wounded by light from diesel-powered generators."

This is an unjustified war against Palestinian civilians. It shows what happens to a people (Israel) when their leaders rely on bombs and missiles instead of diplomacy and respect. Having failed to kill off Palestinians through the blockade, Israel then decided to send its war planes. The notion that Israel is doing this to protect its own people is smoke screen for its true intention of subjugating and eliminating the Palestinians in Gaza. Condoleeza Rice and George Bush are just as complicit for their enabling the Israel war mongers.

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