Norman Finkelstein: There was no war in Gaza, it was a massacre

| January 1, 2012
Norman Finkelstein: There was no war in Gaza, it was a massacre

What happened in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead was not a war but a massacre, a massacre of a defenceless, imprisoned and besieged civilian population. The IOF air assault (in the first of 3 weeks) dropped bombs around the clock hitting homes, hospitals, ambulances, UN and Red Cross outposts and compounds, schools, universities and government buildings, with the borders closed and no where in Gaza to seek refuge, "it was like shooting fish in a barrel." One thousand four hundred murdered with kill ratios of four-fifths being civilians (mostly women and children). For every Israeli citizen killed 100 Palestinian civilians were murdered.

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"Israel used insane amounts of firepower in Gaza..." "It felt like hunting season had begun. It was like kids with a magnifying glass burning up ants."

"Canada is Israel's best friend." - Avigdor Lieberman

How long do Canadians permit the country's obscene support of this evil regime? Viva Viva Palestina! Down, down Israel!

 

"How long do Canadians permit the country's obscene support of this evil regime?" answer: For as long as Canadian citizens' government isn't by and of and for the people.

Corporations have captured governments everywhere. National leaders talk about 'the nation' and 'the people' and they mean everyone, but that's their job. They simply don't look after the interests of the majority. If they sometimes do, that does not mean that they are of and by and for the people. They are put in place by elites and we are tricked into legitimizing their rule over us at election time.

We really need to loudly proclaim elections to be scams perpetrated by special interests and to eschew participation altogether. That's the only answer to this situation, unless we are okay with fascism.

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