Tuesday, January 6, 2009

40 dead in bombing of school in Gaza - the insanity continues

40 people killed in a single stroke. At least forty, that is. The target, a UN-run school. It doesn't take a doctorate in international law to understand that this is a violation of Geneva conventions. The normal reaction, on behalf of any decent human being, could only be to demand a halt of the ongoing bombings.

But what is said on behalf of Western governments? Can they unequivocally stand up for international law and human rights? So far, the answer is no.

Jinge.se posts a highly readable article titled "What would Olof Palme have said?". The question is certainly relevant. Listen to the 1972 speech (in Swedish) yourself at the youtube video below, and compare with the cowardness of our current politicians.

ETC articles on Gaza conflict: 1, 2, 3

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