1.07.2009

on: gaza

i'm not going to say a lot. i really don't think i can.

i've always thought the state of israel was on some shaky ground, and some brief historical inquiry bore that out.

i'm not going to link to much. there are people doing extensive work on the topic.

what i would like to say is this: don't expect obama to do much.

it's not that he doesn't care, because i think he does. maybe even more so than most commanders-in-chief we've had. however, he's now at the head of the system that fuels this madness.

if something's going to be done, it's going to have to come from the people saying "no more. enough."

more youth will need to join the shministim. and they will need to be supported.

people in america will have to write letters, make calls, take to the streets.

if the public pressure is there, obama may just put the wheels in motion to get something done. but he won't be able to move an inch without it. he'll be shouted down at every turn.

even with the backing of the people, standing up to that machine could bring about the downfall that many of us feared as he campaigned and again as he won.

but this is only going to stop if the people stop it.

the israelis must open their eyes and shut down zionism.

i agree with dark daughta's initial assessment: the west's silence is being fueled by its guilt. israel's assault is being fueled by its pain.

hamas is self defense taken to its painful extreme.
does palestine even have a true army?

if there was anything holy about that land, all that bloodshed wouldn't have been allowed in the first place.

it all just needs to stop.

4 comments:

Raet said...

The US has basically adopted Israel. They get tons of money each year from the US gov. Obama's Chief of Staff is Rahm Israel. Obama seems to have made it clear with his first pick that Israel will not have to worry. Rahm comes from quite a zionist family. His father was a member of a militan zionist group.

Rahm his self volunteered in the Israeli army.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahm_Emanuel

ms. bliss honeycomb said...

yeah...that's definitely worrisome. i peeped that back when he was appointed.

the part of me that wants to give them both the benefit of the doubt says that maybe they have something worked out, that maybe we won't just turn another blind eye for the next 4-8 years. and i know a LOT of folks are making that good $$$ from arms dealing and the like...

but, on the other hand, if we don't do jack, then hopefully the people of israel will finally stop feeding into the madness and start the movement from within.

that'd probably be most effective anyway, 'cause even if we were to stop supplying them, i wonder if western europe would simply pick up the slack...

mindful said...

"however, he's now at the head of the system that fuels this madness.

if something's going to be done, it's going to have to come from the people saying "no more. enough." "

It pains me so that he hasn't even taken office yet and many of us are expecting him to cease and desist all that is occurring in Israel. This is madness, all of it... It always has been tho... and you're right, it needs to stop!

ms. bliss honeycomb said...

indeed...it didn't start yesterday and it won't end on january 20th. any solution is going to take awhile.