Thirty Palestinians have been killed in six days including unarmed civilians, one a medic trying to reach a sick patient, and this was not a response to “suicide bombing” or an attack by Palestinian gunmen in Israel.
Inside Israel the situation has been its calmest for months.
Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN commissioner for Human Rights responded by saying that “such indiscriminate use of force in civilian areas can never be justified”.
Such are the atrocities by the Israelis and yet they say they want peace.
While on the subject of peace and war, Pat Buchanan alleged that it is Israel who is driving this rush to war in Iraq. He goes on to say that “Israel and a powerful ‘cabal’ of its American supporters who have manufactured the present crisis with Iraq has become canonical”, and that “George Bush has become a ‘client’ of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon”.
Paul Schroeder, a history professor at University of Illinois deemed it self-evident that the plan for an invasion “is being promoted in the interests of Israel”.
Yet another, Georgie Anne Geyer whose column appears weekly in the Washington Times, revealed how “the neo-conservatives around the administration, the rabid Israeli supporters in the White House and the Pentagon”, plan to wage war in Iraq and then to ‘democratize’ the entire Middle East, including Syria and Saudi Arabia if necessary by military means, in order to secure Ariel Sharon’s Israel.
Writing in The Nation, Jason Vest reports that the Bush team’s “attack Iraq chorus”, working in tandem with far-right American Zionists, subscribes to “articles of faith that effectively hold there is no difference between US and Israeli national security interests”.
Chris Matthews, the talk show host, thinks that Sharon is “writing Bush’s speeches and that Sharon’s cabinet ministers are “in bed with the vice-president’s office and the defence department”.
If Muslims said all of this, here in South Africa or elsewhere, the Zionists would cry once again “anti-Semitism”, and hysteria and emotionalism. But Ian Buruma, the respected liberal intellectual has managed to locate the reason for a US war against Iraq in “Jewish American hysteria.”
If anyone still has doubt as to who writes Bush’s speeches or who controls America, listen to the comments on Bush’s Middle East speech to remove Arafat on 25/06/2002, and Israel’s political commentator Mahum Burmea in Yediot Ahromat, Israel’s largest newspaper, who says:
“The mouth was President Bush’s, but the hand that wrote the speech was Ariel Sharon’s. The last two years killed the Oslo Accords; President Bush’s speech buried it in the annals, of history.”
In the Israeli Hebrew radio, Kol Yisrael on 3rd October 2001, it was reported that Sharon told Peres:
“Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that. I want to tell you something very clearly: don’t worry about American pressure on the Zionist state, we, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”