Thursday, July 9

Tag: Palestinians

GAZA: THE PRISON, THE SINAI AND THE OFFSHORE GAS DEPOSITS
Study of Societies

GAZA: THE PRISON, THE SINAI AND THE OFFSHORE GAS DEPOSITS

I do not think any of us in the West can comprehend the true meaning of the word ‘freedom’ like those living in Gaza can. We take our freedom and liberty for granted, whilst those living in Gaza are prisoners in their own land.  Being born a Palestinian is in itself a crime it seems; the punishment is in the shape of attending the funerals of your children killed by Israeli snipers hiding behind huge towers on a regular basis. Nobody is spared. A disabled man in a wheelchair, a double amputee, Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, was not shown any mercy and was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper while he protested, in December of 2017. He died instantaneously. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently lashed out against Israel, calling it a ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children.’ The Nobel Lau...
SADDAM TRIED (AND FAILED) TO UNITE THE ARABS WHILE G.W. BUSH HAS SUCCEEDED
Study of Societies

SADDAM TRIED (AND FAILED) TO UNITE THE ARABS WHILE G.W. BUSH HAS SUCCEEDED

As we enter 2009, I am realizing that George W. Bush has an important legacy. The ongoing culling of Palestinians in Gaza by the Israelis has convinced me that Bush has bequeathed to us something quite extraordinary. The massacres of Palestinians in Gaza are criminal, pure and simple. The Palestinians, of course have no way of defending themselves against the Israeli (“made in the USA”) bombs. My first instinct was to condemn Bush for his unconditional support of the Israeli war machine. But then I realized George Bush has been a godsend to the Palestinians and Arabs. Yes, he is a “friend” of the Arabs. I mean no disrespect to the over two million dead in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bush and his war party come close to being “war criminals.” They should and will be prosecuted one day for thei...