Tuesday, January 06, 2009

An American War


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An American war

When killing more than 320 Palestinians and injuring close to 1,000
recently by dropping 100 tons of bombs on the Gaza Strip, the Israeli
Southern Command GOC announced that the Israeli army will "send Gaza
decades into the past" in terms of weapons capabilities while
achieving "the maximum number of enemy casualties."

Despite these echoes from failed uses of force in the past, the
current Jewish-Israeli consensus nevertheless favors Israeli military
attacks on Gaza. "The goal of our military actions is to force peace
on them," stated Member of Knesset Yakov Margi (Shas) this morning in
a parliamentary discussion of Gaza. This attitude demonstrates that
neither historical examples nor Israel's own failure to
achieve "peace" through destruction, have a visible impact on Israeli
public opinion or government policies.

So instead of the ceasefire solving the situation, the Jewish
violation of it has complicated the whole picture even more than
ever. The Arabs can no longer negotiate a fair political settlement
from a position of strength and military advantage with American-
Jewish soldiers fighting with weapons for the American territory of
an American colony — Israel. The Americans have to win to save their
Israelis, their territory and they think, their very lives.

Ted Rudow III,MA
Menlo Park

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