Tuesday, August 5, 2014

They call it a War: But many others call it ‘Genocide,’ ‘Infanticide,’ ‘Crimes against Humanity, ‘War Crimes,’ ‘a moral outrage and a criminal act’

“An Israeli attack on a UN school in Gaza which killed 10 people today was ‘a moral outrage and a criminal act’, according to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who called for those responsible for the ‘gross violation of international law’ to be brought to account.” The Independent U.K. August 3, 2014.

Unfortunately, if the western “democracies” run true to form nobody will be held to account. Those “great paragons of virtue” amongst our political “leaders” are known for their hypocrisy, cowardice and callous disregard for human life. Some of them even financed, supported and spied for the child killers in this slaughter they call a “war.”
While pretending they cared about the slaughter their “allies” carried out on children, schools, hospitals and civilians, they still gave aid to the perpetrators. Blood money extorted from taxpayers made taxpayers partners in this “crime against humanity.”

“The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable Israel’s military assaults – such as the one on Gaza.” Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, 4 Aug. 2014.

And Dennis Kucinich writing in the Guardian, U.K. of August 5, 2014, stated:

“Late last week, the White House decried Israel’s attack on a UN school in Gaza as “totally unacceptable” and “totally indefensible”, then proceeded to approve $225m in funding for its Iron Dome. On Monday, the US state department went further, calling the airstrikes upon a UN school “disgraceful” – and yet America provides Israel with more than $3.1bn every year, restocking the ability of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) to hit more schools, and to wage total war against an imprisoned people, because of their nationality.”

I believe what we are seeing is total evil aided and abetted by politicians. One of these politicians even received a Nobel Peace Prize. That goes to show how sick, twisted and depraved the system has become. Hell on earth would be a good description of what is happening in Gaza.

The Daily Mail U.K. of August 2, 2014 in an article by David Nott had the headline:
“ 'It's like the Apocalypse' says British doctor in Gaza: In a harrowing dispatch, heroic NHS surgeon describes horror of treating child bomb victims... during a ceasefire” The doctor says in the article:

“We had a child, an eight-year-old girl, who had severe fragment wounds from an exploded bomb. She had a hole in her stomach, her back, in her chest and colon. 
“Thankfully, we did manage to save her.
“Most of the operations we’re doing are on children and young people. They come in with crush injuries, and massive fragment wounds from shells and bits of buildings.”

And other doctors also have stories to tell on these horrific atrocities being enacted on children. The Irish Times of July 24, 2014 had this to say in an article by Mark Hilliard:

 “Professor Damian McCormack of Temple St Children’s Hospital in Dublin was among the Irish medical contingent today. He said in Gaza ‘we have a clear violation of the principles of medical neutrality through the shelling of hospitals.

“‘These are real people and real children; 43 per cent of the population in Gaza are kids. Over 700 are dead now and half of them are children. It’s infanticide.’

“Professor McCormack called on the Israeli ambassador to Ireland to explain his country’s actions or leave. His colleague, Dr Paul Connolly, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, likened the situation in Gaza to a ‘slow grinding genocide’”.  (emphasis added)

Another brave Norwegian doctor who works in a hospital in Gaza had this to say in a letter:
“Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. The ‘ground invasion’ of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying - all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.
The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza's hospitals are working 12-24 hour shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS!
Now, once more treated like animals by ‘the most moral army in the world’ (sic!)....”
[read the rest at link below]

 A Medical Journal had this to say:
“The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 23 July 2014...”
“An open letter for the people in Gaza”
“We are doctors and scientists, who spend our lives developing means to care and protect health and lives. We are also informed people; we teach the ethics of our professions, together with the knowledge and practice of it. We all have worked in and known the situation of Gaza for years.
On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel....”
[read more at link below]

One could go on and on showing the evidence of these atrocities visited upon innocent children, civilians, hospitals, schools and homes. Most of it condoned and supported by repulsive, cowardly and loathsome politicians. We need to ask ourselves do we have political monsters [1] ruling over us in all of our countries? And will we speak out against this evil?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

Stephen J. Gray
August 5, 2014.


Articles of Interest at links below:

“Am I Going to Die, Daddy?” The Child in Gaza Asked