Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Courtesy of the Israeli Defense Force

Psalm 94:3

Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?

I was going to let this image stand as is, but after linking several different places I thought I should give it some context. This little girl was wounded in an airstrike targeting "militants" in northern Gaza on June 13, 2006 The attack killed two "militants".....and eight other people, two of them children.

The attack that killed al-Zarqawi this week that the media has trumpeted so much, also killed a little girl and at least one other woman.

The airstrike in Gaza was carried out by either Apache gunships or F-16's made here in America and sold at a discount to the Israeli Defense Force. It's part of billions of dollars of support the U.S. sends to Israel every year. My money, and if you are an American, your money.

We give weapons to murderers to kill children. We kill children ourselves every day and call it "collateral damage".

In Palestine there are no terrorists. There are freedom fighters who have been fighting for fifty years to regain their homeland.

They are no more terrorists than the Native Americans who died fighting for their lands or the American colonists fighting against the tyranny of the British.

Palestinian fighters have used suicide attacks against civilian targets. But when you are living on a person's land, enjoying all the comforts that land brings you, do not judge the tactics displaced people who live in ghettos use to fight back.

The people of Israel are doing to the Palestinians exactly what the Nazis did to them. They're just doing it a lot more slowly so as to appear "peaceful" and trying to "co-exist".

The United Nations has issued condemnation after condemnation against the government of Israel, but as long as the United States unconditionally supports Israel, nothing will be done.

If you support Israel and the American occupation of Iraq, you support the murder of innocent men, women, and children. Your silence is no better than the silence of Germans who did not see the cattle cars full of Jews. Who looked on while entire neighborhoods disappeared.

Just because it's not happening right outside your door, doesn't mean it's not happening.

All over again.

What will you tell you children when they ask you why you didn't stop the horror?

What do you say to yourself today?

Look at that picture again and ask yourself that question.

UPDATE : Thanks to Left I on the News, she is not just another anonymous victim. She has a name: Mariyah Amin.

The small figure of Mariyah Amin lies in intensive care in a Gaza City hospital. A fragment of shrapnel from an Israeli rocket has severed her spinal cord, and she will never move her arms or legs again.

In fact Mariyah will never even breathe again - at least not on her own. Tubes link her to an artificial respirator, and every few seconds it fills her lungs. This is how it will have to be for the rest of her life - and she is only three years old.


Blogger Again said...

What will you tell you children when they ask you why you didn't stop the horror?

that's easy: "we didn't know anything!"

Thu Jun 15, 04:20:00 AM  
Blogger Again said...

sorry to have been cynical, but slowly i reach the state where only silence remains...

together with the fact, that you never saw so many flags here in Germany (World Cup!), i know, that we all know, that finally we are absolved...

Thu Jun 15, 04:26:00 AM  
Blogger Again said...

This is how it will have to be for the rest of her life - and she is only three years old.

i wish i would be an Alien from Outer space...

Thu Jun 15, 07:09:00 AM  

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