“They will oppose genocide wherever they’re not holding the rein. You know, this doesn’t apply to Palestine [where Israel is carrying out genocide] for example. It doesn’t apply to Libya, where Madame Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in office. They witnessed the almost complete extermination of black people in Libya, and had nothing to say about this except this disgusting cynical laugh: ‘We came, we saw, he died,’” Welch observed.
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In the aftermath of Protective Edge’s massive destruction of civilian infrastructure in Gaza, the Israeli government set out to obstruct any reconstruction process and extend the suffering of Gaza’s civilian population. When diplomats including American Secretary of State John Kerry gathered in Cairo last October to discuss repairing and rebuilding some of the $7 billion in damage caused by Protective Edge, then-Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz assured them that their efforts were ultimately futile. “The Gazans must decide what they want to be: Singapore or Darfur,” Katz said, ominously invoking the threat of Sudanese-style genocide. “If one missile will be fired, everything will go down the drain.” The nature of his warning was not lost on the diplomats in Cairo, where one complained of “considerable donor fatigue.”
“No one can expect us to go back to our taxpayers for a third time; to ask for contributions for reconstruction and then we simply go back to where we were before all this began,” a diplomat complained to a reporter. Another conceded: “There isn’t a terrible amount of political commitment or hope.”
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Israel and America share full responsibility. Partnering in high crimes against peace. Longstanding. Unspeakable. Viciousness writ large. Slow-motion genocide. Washington supporting Israel’s killing machine. Operating unaccountably. Murdering Palestinians in cold blood. In one premeditated war after another. Ruthless collective punishment. Horrific abuse. Ongoing daily. Other forms of mistreatment… John Kerry regurgitating White House rubbish. Calling Tuesday’s attack “pure terror and senseless brutality.” Ignoring Israel’s worst crimes. Longstanding slow-motion genocide. Occupation harshness brutality. Creating an atmosphere for retaliation. Turning a blind eye to its root cause.
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In the face of the enormity of the Palestinian suffering, Western leaders (such as US Secretary of State John Kerry, UK Foreign Minister, Philip Hammond) have chosen to blame the victim and side with the oppressor. In siding with the oppressor, these leaders invoke Israel’s right to self-defense. However, the facts on the ground don’t support this claim. A close look at the figures of the dead and the injured suggests the exact opposite. Israel is committing genocide, not engaging in self-defense.
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