IS HIZBULLAH HERE? ONLY CHILDREN HERE...
Israel's war in Gaza and Lebanon is escalating into an international crisis which could soon engulf the whole region. The promise by Bush and Blair in the lead up to the Iraq war that their wars would bring freedom and democracy to the Middle East and peace to Palestine, have yet again been shown to be lies, just as the anti-war movement has consistently said they were.
Israel's barbarism in Gaza and Lebanon, in which the world's fourth most powerful military force is systematically destroying the infrastructure of two defenceless countries, killing hundreds of civilians, blockading the supply of food and medical supplies, driving thousands of people from their homes, must stop now.
The same motivation which lay behind the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, drives these latest wars. Israel, supported by its paymaster the United States, is now inflicting collective punishment on whole populations in contravention of all international law. Behind the excuse of seeking the release of three of Israel's captured soldiers lies the long-held US and Israeli aim to attack Syria and Iran, all with the aim of dominating the region which has the world's most valuable resource: oil.
As US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said recently, the only way the US sees now to rescue themselves from the catastrophe of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is to extend the conflict to more countries in the region.
The consequences of this barbarism are heartbreakingly conveyed by this father in Lebanon:
The bomb fell on a small water canal home to 500 Palestinian refugees. Its victims were 11 children taking an afternoon swim in the canal. The first blast left a crater nearly four metres deep, burying many of the swimmers under the orange earth. Ismael, the father of one of the children, sat on the edge of the crater, his head in his hands, weeping. "Children! Children!" he roared through his tears, "Children here! My son here!" He stood and looked down into the crater. "Is Hizbullah here? Only children here." Read more here:
More articles on this barbarity:
* Israel turned into a monster: http://tinyurl.com/rhjt9
* Where is the rage? Where is the outrage?: http://tinyurl.com/qvjvq
* The BBC's disgraceful distortions: http://tinyurl.com/ggsjm
END ISRAEL'S BARBARISM NOW
DON'T ATTACK SYRIA OR IRAN
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