Sunday, 4 January 2009

About Gaza

Qalballah and Shukr have both blogged eloquently about this, and I've just watched America's only intelligent politician talking about it and other things. Well worth a look.

I want to know what we can do, though? How do we stop these so-called 'pre-emptive' strikes, as Ron Paul describes them? If an aggressor is determined to be aggressive in the face of universal opposition, if governments are determined to bankrupt their own countries, if people with great power throughout the world persist in acting in this way, what can we do? Protest? It doesn't stop them. What will?

I've read quite a bit about what's happening in Gaza and am as outraged as everyone else, but this post by 'Babs' perhaps comes closest to my thoughts on it, such as they are.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Riaz said...

Israel is propped up by the west. If the US and UK were to stop supporting it then it will be crushed to dust by Arab forces in no time.

4 January 2009 17:28  
Blogger Gill said...

So if those economies ran out of spare funding, things might start to look different..?

4 January 2009 17:42  
Anonymous Riaz said...

In one word, yes.

I strongly suspect that the US and UK will support Israel to the bitter end and divert money and attention away from domestic issues in the process.

The government bashes people on benefits but spends billions each year directly or indirectly propping up Israel and Israeli interests.

4 January 2009 19:55  
Blogger cosmic seed said...

mm well I don't thin that would happen having read Craig Murray and his commenters here: http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2009/01/gordon_brown_is.html

Considering the value of going to the demo in leeds on saturday.

6 January 2009 23:15  
Blogger cosmic seed said...

sorry wrong post
this one i'll see if i can find the comment i am thinking of http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2009/01/what_is_really.html

6 January 2009 23:20  
Blogger Gill said...

Thanks for that Tech - I see I've got a lot of reading to catch up on!

7 January 2009 05:53  

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