Monday, December 29, 2008

More Gaza Bombing Links

Indymedia UK has some good coverage of events and of UK protests over the bombings which include London, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Leeds and Bristol.

Other articles worth reading;

The dead-end of militarism in solving problems.


Robert Fisk writes; "Yes, Israel deserves security. But these bloodbaths will not bring it. Not since 1948 have air raids protected Israel. Israel has bombed Lebanon thousands of times since 1975 and not one has eliminated "terrorism". So what was the reaction last night? The Israelis threaten ground attacks. Hamas waits for another battle. Our Western politicians crouch in their funk holes. And somewhere to the east – in a cave? a basement? on a mountainside? – a well-known man in a turban smiles."

Juan Cole writes; "What I can't understand is the end game here. The Israelis have pledged to continue their siege of the civilians of Gaza, and have threatened to resume assassinating Hamas political leaders, along with the bombardment. The campaign of brutal assassinations launched by Ariel Sharon earlier in this decade were, Sharon, promised us, guaranteed to wipe out Hamas altogether. Do the Israelis expect the population at some point to turn against Hamas, blaming it for the blockade and the bombardment? But by destroying what was left of the Gaza middle class, surely they a throwing people into the arms of Hamas."

1 comment:

Michael Menion Carpenter said...

On behalf of all sane Canadians, I apologise to the Palestinian people for Canada's complicity in supporting the on-going massacre in Gaza. I can think of no better Western authority to comment on this situation than Robert Fisk (his book The Great War For Civilisation is unmatchable). I am also an artist, and my most-recent political satire cartoon is on this subject, see Gaza Embattled.