Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Israel Court OKs Killing of Palestinian Children
I can forgive the Palestinians for killing our children, but I can not forgive them for forcing us to kill theirs Golda Mabowitz aka Golda Meir
It would appear as if earlier references to Hillary Clinton as Lady Macbeth just might be true. Her self-serving ambition is obvious to anyone who is not ignorant of the Palestinian situation. Perhaps, in some distant future, Hillary might find herself incessantly washing the blood off her hands as did the Mistress of Glamis. But, until such time, let Clinton find words to explain the following examples of Israeli brutality to match the glowing words in which she spoke of the Apartheid Wall.
Let's start with Iman Al-Hams. Pretty thirteen year old Palestinian girl on her way to school on October 4, 2004. According to PCHR, "On 23 November 2004, the Israeli media showed a video tape in which the officer was seen moving towards the child, who was lying on the ground, and shooting at her multiple times."
It is incredulous that a country whose courts have acquitted the officer of all charges still garners obescience from none other than Hillary Clinton's husband: “I’m not in power anymore,” Clinton said to an AIPAC West Coast Confab, “but I don’t love Israel any less.”
What is it exactly about Israel that Bill Clinton loves? A country that exonerates its citizens who riddle a scared little girl with seventeen bullets? "An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old was acquitted on all charges by a military court yesterday."
What spin will the immoral hypocrital couple come up with to counter Iman's father's words upon hearing of the verdict: "They did not charge him with Iman's murder, only with small offences, and now they say he is innocent of those even though he shot my daughter so many times," he said. "This was the cold-blooded murder of a girl. The soldier murdered her once and the court has murdered her again. What is the message? They are telling their soldiers to kill Palestinian children."
Undoubtably, they will find the words as do just about ninety-nine percent of the craven US politicians and smarmy racist apologists for Israel. When else fails the standard cliche is that "Israel has the right to defend itself." Even against scared little girls. Even against little girls lying on the ground near death.
The following is a recording of a three-way conversation that took place between a soldier in a watchtower, an army operations room and Capt R, who shot the girl
From the watchtower "It's a little girl. She's running defensively eastward." "Are we talking about a girl under the age of 10?" "A girl about 10, she's behind the embankment, scared to death." "I think that one of the positions took her out." "I and another soldier ... are going in a little nearer, forward, to confirm the kill ... Receive a situation report. We fired and killed her ... I also confirmed the kill. Over."
From the operations room "Are we talking about a girl under the age of 10?"
Watchtower "A girl about 10, she's behind the embankment, scared to death."
A few minutes later, Iman is shot from one of the army posts
Watchtower "I think that one of the positions took her out."
Captain R "I and another soldier ... are going in a little nearer, forward, to confirm the kill ... Receive a situation report. We fired and killed her ... I also confirmed the kill. Over."
Capt R then "clarifies" why he killed Iman
"This is commander. Anything that's mobile, that moves in the zone, even if it's a three-year-old, needs to be killed. Over."
They will find the words. After all, the late Goldie Mabowitz found the words to excuse Zionist barbarism: "When they will love their children more than they hate us, then there will be peace." The US pols will be close on her heels stretching credulity to its limit mouthing similar racist drivel. John McCain has advised the US to look to Israel as a nation that does not employ torture. Hillary Clinton has assured the Palestinians that the Apartheid Wall is not against them. “This [wall] is not against the Palestinian people. This is against terrorists. The Palestinian people have to help prevent terror. They have to change their attitudes about terrorism, starting with the Palestinian Authority and going through Palestinian society.”
Their words will ensure that there will be no peace in our time. Referring to the bias expressed by Hillary Clinton and Condoleeza Rice during their simultaneous visit to Palestine Al-Watan notes: “The struggle will continue in the region as long as justice is out of balance and as long as the double-standard policy followed by the US will continue in this bitter struggle. All efforts for achieving peace will fail if the political offers made to Palestine are a lot less than their ambitions for gaining their legitimate rights in establishing their totally independent sovereign state, and not only two towns in Gaza and the West Bank.”
There will continue to be Palestinian blood shed because US politicians signify with their approval of Israel's crimes against humanity that they are no better than the fiendish couple from Shakespeare. They don't even, as did Lady Macbeth in her madness, or as Macbeth in his thoughts, recoil at their own bloody deeds.