31 December 2008

Israel's onslaught on Gaza is a crime that cannot succeed

I have been meaning to write something about the latest violence in Gazza for some days but have not found the time or the right words. Now I do not need to as Seumas Milne in The Guardian has written an excellent piece on Israel's onslaught on Gaza is a crime that cannot succeed that says all that I wanted to say.

It ends with the statement, "What is now taking place in the Palestinian territories is a futile
crime in which the US and its allies are deeply complicit - and unless
Obama is prepared to change course, it is likely to have bitter
consequences that will touch us all."

The West's response to Israel's aggression is in marked contrast to the anti-Russian statements made when they intervened recently in South Ossetia to protect Russian civilians from Georgian tanks. This is blatant hypocrisy and helps nobody in either situation. This is the time for wise words not partisan dogma.

And where is the voice of the Special Envoy to the Middle East, ex-PM Tony Blair?

1 comment:

  1. "And where is the voice of the Special Envoy to the Middle East, ex-PM Tony Blair?".

    Hi, it's Rob in the Algarve, I get your feed via RSS and just noticed this post.

    As for your question above, it's a very good one, and the one I have been hearing most often today.

    His silence is bizarre.

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