A mission to expel and annihilate
(Friday 09 January 2009)
GEOFF SIMONS charts the origins of Israeli aggression from the colonial ambitions of its founding fathers.
NEARLY 1,000 Palestinian dead, more than 3,500 wounded, limbless children, babies blasted into pieces, the wounded dying on hospital floors. "We are wading in death, blood and amputees," says Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert.
The Israeli military does its filthy work with impunity.
For day after day, the imprisoned people of Gaza are attacked from land, sea and air. There is no sanctuary, no refuge.
The Israeli forces bomb schools, homes, ambulances in the street, electricity supplies, civilians in cars or waiting for transport and the dead pile up in the mortuaries.
Where is the international outrage? Where is the global disgust for a manifest genocide? The United States, as ever, provides diplomatic cover for the plainly psychopathic juggernaut and restocks Israeli arsenals to facilitate the ongoing slaughter. And did any US arms shipments pass through Britain, as they did during the Israeli onslaught on Lebanon?