Thursday, June 03, 2010

Robert Fisk on Israel and cowardly Western leaders...

Don't hold your breath.

You only have to read the gutless White House statement -- that the Obama administration was “working to understand the circumstances surrounding the tragedy”. Not a single word of condemnation. And that's it. Nine dead. Just another statistic to add to the Middle East's toll.

But it's not.


And on Monday? It was people -- ordinary people, Europeans, Americans, Holocaust survivors -- yes, for heaven's sake, survivors of the Nazis -- who took the decision to go to Gaza because their politicians and their statesmen had failed them.


How did we get to this point? Maybe because we all grew used to seeing the Israelis kill Arabs, maybe the Israelis grew used to killing Arabs. Now they kill Turks. Or Europeans. Something has changed in the Middle East -- and the Israelis (given their extraordinarily stupid political response to the slaughter) don't seem to have grasped what has happened. The world is tired of these outrages. Only the politicians are silent. Full story...

Don't miss:

  1. Israel’s massacre at sea...
  2. Fisk: Why does the US turn a blind eye to Israeli bulldozers?
  3. Fisk: Obama, man of peace? No, just a Nobel prize of a mistake...
  4. "Israeli military bulldozer ran over and killed Rachel Corrie..."
  5. Israel's nuclear weapons: the end to nods, winks, blind eyes and hypocrisy...

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