This is so well said. When such brutality is carried out with such impunity, it sends an unmistakable message to everyone in the world that human decency is for peons, not for leaders and decision makers, and that any community on the planet could be targeted and exposed to the most horrifying weapons the world has seen, there being no recourse in the face of injustice, however massive.
World leaders respond timidly to Israeli attacksMonday, 29 December 2008, 1:42 pm
Column: Dan Lieberman
The World in Hostage
World leaders respond timidly to Israeli attacks on defenseless Gaza
By Dan Lieberman
The tepid response of world leaders to Israel's ferocious attack on a defenseless Gaza conveys a helpless feeling to all world citizens - brutality rules and we are all vulnerable to attack. EU foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, commented that "the EU is very concerned by the events in Gaza." French President Nicolas Sarkozy was quoted as saying he "strongly condemns the irresponsible provocations which led to this situation as well as the disproportionate use of force."
Are world leaders totally ignorant of the events leading to the massive destruction of Palestinian life? Are they unaware of Israel's provocations and shrewd deceptions which allowed them to seem innocent and carry out a plan to destroy the Palestinians? The facts are:
For two years Israel has illegally blockaded Gaza. BBC News (Heather Sharp, Gaza Under Blockade, Nov. 11, 2008) states that the area's "1.5 million people have been relying on less than a quarter of the volume of imported supplies they received in December 2005" and "virtually no exports have been permitted." A totally paralyzed economy has tried to exist with reduced fuel supplies, electrical outages and a lack of spare parts. Intermittent hunger and severe physical and psychological damage have been common. Include impacts on sewage treatment, waste collection, water supplies and medical facilities.( Collapse )