Party to Murder
// / Chris Hedges
30-Dec-2008 (one comment)

Can anyone who is following the Israeli air attacks on Gaza—the
buildings blown to rubble, the children killed on their way to school, the long rows of mutilated corpses, the wailing mothers and wives, the crowds of terrified Palestinians not knowing where to flee, the hospitals so overburdened and out of supplies they cannot treat the wounded, and our studied, callous indifference to this widespread human suffering—wonder why we are hated?

Our self-righteous celebration of ourselves and our supposed virtue is as false as that of Israel. We have become monsters, militarized bullies, heartless and savage. We are a party to human slaughter, a flagrant war crime, and do nothing. We
forget that the innocents who suffer and die in Gaza are a reflection of ourselves, of how we might have been should fate and time and geography have made the circumstances of our birth different. We forget that we are all absurd and vulnerable creatures. We all have the capacity to fear and hate and love. “Expose thyself to what wretches feel,” King Lear said, entering the mud and straw hovel of Poor Tom, “and show the heavens more just.”

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So sad and outrageous

by farokh2000 on

The puppets in US are blaiming the victims for this.

U.N. is supposed to get in the middle of this kind of genocide but since the masters control all of the Machines, U.N does nothing since it has no power.

This is what US calls "the true Democracy in the Middle East"!?

Shame on humanity that is sitting idel and not doing anything about these murders.