WASHINGTON, 4 August — When the Israeli cowards flew their
American made and armed F-16 fighter jet into a sleepy Gaza night,
firing a laser guided missile, murdering in their sleep 15
Palestinians, of which one was a 15 year old Palestinian girl, and
two innocent Palestinian babies, wounding 145 other Palestinians
asleep at the time, and in the process destroyed 5 Palestinian
residences, the silence of the American media was deafening.
Oh sure, George Bush, from his position in bed with Ariel
Sharon, was allowed to mildly criticize Israel's "heavy
handedness" in a tongue in cheek comment which carried all
the power and prestige as a kiss on that same unkosher cheek.
Then, what happened?
To retaliate against the Israeli usual sneak attack against a
people with no real arms, no stinger missiles, no means of defense
against the Israeli army Wehrmact, the Hamas group set off a bomb
at the Hebrew University, where 7 students, including 5 Americans,
Then, another explosion, one fired off by newspaper ink,
television news broadcasts, and a US president and government that
became really "furious" at the bombing.
The Washington Post, the New York Times, the Atlanta
Constitution, and all of the other pro-Israeli news hounds bayed
at the moon in unison over the event. Unlike the rocketing at
Gaza, the commentators and writers said this was a true attack on
Israel and revenge should be sought. All was blamed on Yasser
Arafat, Sharon's favorite scapegoat, as though Arafat has the
power to control such events.
This scapegoating does not work any more. Israel in its mad
quest to take over all of Palestine, and kill or deport all
Palestinians, has destroyed the PA police stations, arrested and
imprisoned most of the PA police, and has broken up communications
between Arafat's headquarters and other factions in the West Bank.
Here is how the charade is played out.
First, Israel, with help from Bush and other administration
flacks, calls on Arafat to perform tasks which he cannot do
because of the Israeli occupation, then blames him for not bowing
to the US/Israel will. Then they call on Arafat to speak out
against the retaliatory bombings, and when he does, they say they
don't believe him.
Ironic, isn't it? The Israelis are the greatest liars and
propagandists the world has ever seen. The lies began in 1948 and
are still continuing, one of the biggest being their contrived
version of the sneak attack on the USS Liberty on 8 June 1967 when
the Israeli forces killed 34 American sailors and wounded over
The Israelis have brought lying to an art form.
As to the 5 American students that died, why weren't they
studying in the United States, at Yale, or Vassar, instead of
being in a foreign country in which a genocidal war against
Palestine was going on? If those students were, like many other
such "American" students that go to work, study, live,
or join the Israeli army, then they must have known they would be
Those students were in Israeli because their allegiance was to
Israel, rather than to the United States, and this allegiance had
consequences that should have been foreseen by them or their
parents. It is said by some Israelis that the Americans who come
to study or fight in Israel are more fervently Zionist than even
those who were born there. And ever since the bombing at the
Hebrew University, there has been a massive and continuos
reporting by the media, unlike Gaza, with the catch phrase,
"seven students were killed, of which 5 were American."
But where was the American media coverage to report that between
March and May, since the Israeli jackboots attacked and occupied
Palestine towns and cities such as Jenin, that the UN reported 497
Palestinians were murdered and another 1,447 were wounded.
It was not told because of reporters' fears of retaliation from
the pro-Israelis that control the US media, government, and
finance, reporters like Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Jim Lehrer, Rush
Limbaugh, Sam Donaldson, George Will, Bob Schieffer, Peter
Jennings, and the rest of the kow tows to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Is it a truism, as some have said, that there is now a
superpower in the world, the 51 United States of Israel-America,
with its capital in Tel Aviv, and its supreme ruler Ariel Sharon,
who tells George Bush (a good president until it comes to Israel)
and the rest of the 50 states. What to do and what not to do, and
making us pay to the nose for the advice. Perhaps we are closer to
that horrid, unforgivable, distasteful, woeful and hapless
condition than one would think. Wake up America! Wake up United
Nations! Wake up World!
Stop the Israeli-Sharon-Zionist genocide in Palestine.