As I read this piece, Picasso's Guernica came to mind.
Did anyone else have a visual response after reading the horrific details in this article?
Let's hope that this information is disseminated as widely as possible and hope that the details wind up on a Bill of Particulars somewhere.
The only thing that comes to my mind is the word "impunity". Complete and utter impunity. Nobody will ever be brought to the dock to answer for these high crimes against humanity. No justice. No hope for justice.
Only one glimmer of hope... Maybe a brave lone person somewhere - a father, a mother, or just a person who can't stand anymore to see such injustices committed without a response - a not-so-pacifist Rachael Corrie, a Martyr - will find a way to bring justice to the perpetrators.
I seldom ever have a visual response, but rather a visceral one...reading of Israel's criminal brutality makes me sick to my stomach, indeed to my very soul! What makes me even sicker is the fact that it is being supported by American taxpayer's money, without our consent! We all need to contact each and every elected official in our government and let them know that this is wrong! We can no longer let this happen in our names!
Really? How do you spell.. ISIS thats CIA, paid for , trained and let lose. Do your research, stop spreading the MSM newspeak about the " new bogyman ".
Next, the article is about the IDF's war crimes, so don't blunt the point.
If you want Common Dreams to do one on ISIS, then I suggest you ask them to find the roots and origin of ISIS and ask the main question , Cui Bono?
CD covers the Gaza Holocaust because it is being perpetrated by people who claim they have special standing in society because of their suffering at the hands of the Nazis. It is not "old news" as you claim. It is ongoing. Israel closed all the borders in Gaza. So after bombing all the water and survival supplies in Gaza, Israel is preventing international aid and now a million people are freezing to death.
War Crimes. Plain and simple. Comparing the Gaza Concentration Camp to armed rebels free to move about is absurd on it's face.
You can not justify the atrocities committed by Israel by pointing to atrocities committed by someone else.
Take each claim and type it into google. You will get hundreds or thousands of links providing well known details of Israeli aggression. I suggest you start by typing in "USS Liberty" to learn about Israel also attacking the United States, which was covered up until FOIA revealed her crimes and the murder of US sailors in the 1960's.
Could it be that no Israeli leaders and/or politicians have ever been indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity because no such crimes were committed?
Oh, those Israeli War Crimes occurred, alright.
Israel, in fact, has been admonished for human rights violations:
As of 2013, Israel had been condemned in 45 resolutions by United Nations Human Rights Council since its creation in 2006—the Council had resolved almost more resolutions condemning Israel than on the rest of the world combined. The 45 resolutions comprised almost half (45.9%) of all country-specific resolutions passed by the Council, not counting those under Agenda Item 10 (countries requiring technical assistance). From 1967 to 1989 the UN Security Council adopted 131 resolutions directly addressing the Arab–Israeli conflict. In early Security Council practice, resolutions did not directly invoke Chapter VII. They made an explicit determination of a threat, breach of the peace, or act of aggression, and ordered an action in accordance with Article 39 or 40. Resolution 54 determined that a threat to peace existed within the meaning of Article 39 of the Charter, reiterated the need for a truce, and ordered a cease-fire pursuant to Article 40 of the Charter. Although the phrase "Acting under Chapter VII" was never mentioned as the basis for the action taken, the chapter's authority was being used.
The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a number of resolutions saying that the strategic relationship with the United States encourages Israel to pursue aggressive and expansionist policies and practices. The 9th Emergency Session of the General Assembly was convened at the request of the Security Council when the United States blocked efforts to adopt sanctions against Israel. The United States responded to the frequent criticism from UN organs by adopting the Negroponte doctrine.
Would you like me to list those resolutions?
Do you have any proof? Right.. thats a good one, again I repeat don't be an MSM naive gullible fool, do your research its all out there , including the CIA;s own words and documents..don't believe me...DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!!
And actually to be more precise, ISIS is a joint CIA/ Mossad/ Qatar/Saudi incarnation and yes Turkey has played a key role as well.
Palestinians are Semites. I can not be "Anti-Semitic" if I am defending suffering of Semites. You trolls always trot that distortion out. I said nothing about anyones ethnicity. I am anti-Israeli war crimes, since they cause terrorism that has ruined my country. The USA is rapidly becoming the hell-hole that Israel is. Seething with the mindless hate that you display here.
NutandYahoo, Begian, Sharron and many others, have highlighted the Holocaust as a focal point of why "The Chosen Ones" should be supported no matter what they do (mostly due to Christian mythology handed to us by the Roman Empire) and that Israel is about to be "pushed into the sea" when in reality, Israel has 200-400 nuclear weapons and the fifth biggest military in the world.
USAn's are tired of the sick specter you support: Supersonic F-16 vs. teenagers armed with rocks and firecrackers. Many of us want to cut off all funding and support to Israel for this behavior.
The dozens of UN condemnations of Israel are not allegations. They are documented atrocities that are condemned by the world after careful investigation. Here is just one random example:
43/233. Question of Palestine
The General Assembly,
Having considered the item entitled "Question of Palestine",
Guided by the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1/
Gravely concerned at and alarmed by the deteriorating situation in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem,
Expressing its profound shock at the latest action of members of the Israeli armed forces on 13 April 1989, which resulted in the killing and wounding of Palestinian civilians in the town of Nahalin,
Having considered the statement of the Secretary-General on 13 April 1989 relative to that raid,
Aware that Israel, the occupying Power, has imposed limitations on Palestinian Muslims that restrict their participation in the life of their community and in the observance of their religious rites and obligations,
Taking into account the need to consider means for the impartial protection of the Palestinian civilian population under Israeli occupation,
Considering that the current policies and practices of Israel, the occupying Power, in the occupied Palestinian territory are bound to have grave consequences for the endeavours to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East,
Reaffirming once again that the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, is applicable to the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied by Israel, including Jerusalem,
Condemns those policies and practices of Israel, the occupying Power, which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied territory, including the right of freedom of worship, and, in particular, the opening of fire by Israeli armed forces, which has resulted in the killing and wounding of defenceless Palestinian civilians, and specifically the latest action of members of the Israeli armed forces against the defenceless civilians in the Palestinian town of Nahalin;
Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, abide scrupulously by the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and that it desist immediately from those policies and practices which are in violation of the provisions of the Convention;
Requests the Security Council to consider with urgency the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory with a view to considering measures needed to provide international protection to the Palestinian civilians in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem;
Stresses the urgent need to expedite the convening of the International Peace Conference on the Middle East, under the auspices of the United Nations and in conformity with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 43/176 of 15 December 1988;
Requests the Secretary-General to submit periodic reports on developments in the occupied Palestinian territory.
1/ Resolution 217 A (III).
2/ United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973.
RECORDED VOTE ON RESOLUTION 43/233: 129-2-1
In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Yemen, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, German Democratic Republic, Germany, Federal Republic of, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Against: Israel, United States of America.
*Later the delegations of Ecuador and Vanuatu advised the Secretariat that they had intended to vote in favour.
Bold emphasis is mine. Notice the section outlining war crimes: > Reaffirming once again that the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, is applicable to the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied by Israel, including Jerusalem,
Why do Israel's supporters always want to talk about anything other than the crimes of Israel?
"Oh, this other atrocity is much worse. You should discuss it, not Israel. Focusing on Israel is anti-Semitic."
All you do is make excuses and try to shift the focus of the discussion, as if people were incapable of talking about more than one thing.
Missed you big guy. Looks like you lost your hyphen symbol in the middle of your screen name. I decided to ditch the pic of my old boat since it was before my enlightenment and exile from the ten percent club. How do you like the new/old wordpress message system? Supposedly, searches of us in google will work, although I haven't been able to make mine come up yet.
Thank goodness you are here to restore some civility and good humor to an ugly subject.
TJ!!! Good to see you!
I'm just glad we can comment again.
Some improve the discussion by coming and some by going. You appear to be in the latter category.
I couldn't have agreed more, the mass killings were also deliberately targeted at children and non combatant civilian population to kill their will to resist Israeli brutal occupation because Israel never intended to leave Palestinians territories. I will do all that I can to support the Israeli boycott and divestment movement.
Let me post it here before CD bans me yet again from its antisemitic website.
It is antisemitic because it attracts the same set of characters that repeat ad noauseam the same drivel:
redefining the very meaning of the term "antisemite"
claiming that the Jews ask for a special status, standing in a society, or, even with some god
wanting to have an "intellectual freedom" in order to have a discussion about the Holocaust, which is essentially a double-speak for the Holocaust denial
over-focusing on Israel and its conflict with Paleostinians, while overlooking vastly bigger problems in Muslim world where countless people die every day.
Any reasonable person reading these pages can see that these "progressives" are nothing but neo-Nazis in disguise.
I am done posting here. Life is too short to pay attention to this scum.
Completely untrue post by you Sanych,
I was not referring to all "Jews" as your distortion claimed, since many Jews around the world do not live or vote in Israel and many non-Israeli Jews abhor the documented war crimes committed by Israel which, in fact, are condemned by both the UN and the World Court.
The nation of Israel was created in response to European Nazi warcrimes. Displacing people from Palestine to make way for new Israeli settlements after that formation is what causes terrorism.
In science and history, there is nothing sacred about any event in either discipline. Any historical event can be challenged and students can make up their own minds which is correct. This includes both the Germany Holocaust and the Gaza Holocaust.
To ban dissent about historical accounts or even banning cartoons lampooning history is called fanatical religious extremism, which it appears you are very in favor of.
You are clearly just trolling, and not a member of CD's posting community, otherwise you would know that a number of posters here disagree with my definition of "Anti-Semitism" including ctrl-z and Siouxrose. Unlike you, they are civil and never resort to profane name-calling as you do.
Lastly, it is untrue that we focus on Israel, like you do. We spend most of our time on domestic issues and Bush/Obama's war crimes.
I smelled this holier then thou authoritarian tendency emitting from the Zionists hell.bent on world domination using Angelo money and military muscle.
This is absolutely disgusting! Israel should be forced to pull out of the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, evacuate their troops and right-wing Israeli Jewish settlers from those territories, stop the horrendous treatment of innocent Palestinian civilians, including children, and to allow an independent, sovereign Palestinian nation-state to be create alongside Israel in the Territories.
Israel's occupation of the Territories must stop....now!
The nation of Israel was created in response to European Nazi war crimes. Displacing people from Palestine to make way for new Israeli settlements after that formation is what causes terrorism.
is something that I agree with, up to a point, TJ. While it's true that the nation-state of Israel was created in response to European Nazi war crimes, pograms, etc., it's also true, however, that Israel (not that this excuses their occupation of and the building of settlements for rightwing Israeli Jews in West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, btw.) had experienced much terrorism, etc., prior to the 1967 Six-Day War, when they (Israel) took the above-mentioned territories. Israel's continued occupation of West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem exacerbated already existing terrorism against Israel. That being said, the time for Israel to pull their troops and rightwing settlers out of the above-mentioned territories is long, long overdue!