Friday, January 9, 2009

Ongoing Massacre in Gaza:
IDF Unleashes Cluster Bombs

Cluster Bombs used in Gaza

The massacre in Gaza is continuing. It is not a "war" or "fighting" as the U.S. media likes to term it. It is a massacre. The U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice has either blocked or abstained from measures to end the killing and to calls for a truce. The fact is that the Bush administration cannot be an honest broker of peace in the Middle East. First of all, they are war criminals themselves and need to be held accountable for their crimes against humanity and war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also for the proxy war on Iran through attacks on Lebanon's political party, Hezbollah and for other covert/overt operations on sovereign nations that are conducted worldwide.

This proxy war by Israel on Hamas is clearly a way for the Bush administration to exact collective punishment on Palestinians for electing Hamas in a fair and democratic election.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is as short sighted in conducting this murderous rampage as the U.S. was in its attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan. They are ignoring the will of the U.N. and world community to their detriment. They are incurring worldwide condemnation that will last well beyond this murderous attack -- making it harder for people of Israeli or Jewish descent to get beyond the kind of prejudice that the Germans face/d after Hitler's Nazi regime perpetuated the horrors of the holocaust.

The IDF unleashed cluster bombs on Gaza today. These Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) are condemned by many nations and calls for bans on cluster bombs have resulted in measures being agreed to worldwide to stop their use permanently. Cluster bombs have a deadly and continuing impact on a densely packed community such as resides in Gaza. They disperse and some do not explode until an unsuspecting child or other innocent civilian disturbs them. They either maim or kill the person(s) instantly. Their deadly nature lasts beyond the time when the conflict has ended.

It would be poetic justice if the Israelis finally get another foothold in Gaza and allow for more Jewish settlements in the area (in defiance of international law) -- only to have the deadly WMD traps that they have set for innocent civilians cause a "bloodbath" or "holocaust" that takes the life of one precious Israeli settler.

Further Reading:

  • An unnecessary war | By Jimmy Carter | Thursday, January 8, 2009 | Washington Post

  • Cluster bomb ban treaty approved | May 28, 2008 | BBC News

  • Cluster bombs banned in 34 African countries | Dec. 3, 2008 |

  • Nations sign cluster bomb treaty in Oslo | Fri, 09-Jan-2009 | The Norway Post

  • UN: Israel cluster bomb use in Lebanon ‘outrageous’ | 09.19.06 | Reuters
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