As the whole world focuses its attention on the Roman empire of our times – and we all know the fate of that empire and all empires that have gone before and come after it – and the decision of its citizens, and how this will impact the fate of civilians thousands of miles away, a massacre has taken place in the Gaza Strip, with no condemnation from the “international community” – a moot point, really, given the complete bankruptcy of this community, if it exists at all – and an encouraging pat on the back by the puppet Arab states. The latters’ reactions have been increasingly becoming “more American than the Americans”, heck, more Israeli than the Israelis even. The loudest condemnation from an Arab quarter has been a reference to the “disproportionate” actions by Israel. So, killing children in their sleep is OK if it is proportionate? Well, it is OK even if it is disproportionate: isn’t that the message relayed by those who only fold their arms and try to shed the guilt of complicity off their shoulders by making such half-hearted statements?
Those who have been hailing the “historic” decision of the American people in giving Democrats the mandate have missed and continue to miss the point. The point is, at least for us in this part of the world, that GOP or no GOP, it is all “more of the same”. Just ask Nancy Pelosi. And let me know when independents (real independents, without the backing of big money and big lobbies), or those who diverge from the Republican-Democrat vision of American foreign policy, actually stand a chance in contesting seats, let alone winning any, in this great democracy of yours. Maybe that can signal some hope for the people in this part of the world who are trying to throw those poor, innocent Jews into the sea, and leaving them no choice but to massacre them.
Note that the events in Beit Hanun provide an accurate explanation for the Israeli defeat against HezbAllah. Namely, if you base your entire military strength and logic on the premise of killing children and civilians in their beds, you really are no match for a real army that is ready to fight you on the battlefield. I am sure, however, that the conspiracy theorists (especially ones over at the Little Green Fascists, err Footballs) will stretch their imaginations and come up with analyses of the above photo; such as, these same babies appeared in the photos of the Qana massacre (sorry, photo-op), the kid is wearing the same top as some kid in one of the photos of the Lebanese children who had been killed by, erm, HezbAllah… And the hands that you see are those of the “green helmet guy”. Yeah.
Photo: AFP/Mahmud Hams