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IPFS News Link • WAR: About that War

Peaceful Protests Are a Waste of Time and Energy

• https://www.paulcraigroberts.orgPaul Craig Roberts

It appears that one-tenth of a million Gazans have already been killed or maimed by the American-financed and militarily-supplied Israeli intended genocide of the remnants of the Palestinian population, a people who have been evicted from their lands and villages bit by bit since 1947.  

This time the violence is massive, and only the Houthis, a poor population in Yemen that survived years of Washington-inspired attacks from Saudi Arabia, has lifted a hand to help the Palestinians.  

The "civilized West" responded to the Israeli genocide of the Palestinians by cancelling their contributions to the UN agency that provides Palestinians with humanitarian aid.  Consequently, now 1,000,000 Palestinians are facing starvation as Israel has blocked food deliveries and medicines, knocked out the water supply, hospitals, sanitation, and intends to drive any surviving Palestinians into Egypt. 

So what do we hear from the governments of the "great moral West"? 

 We hear about Israel's right of "self-defense."  The Western governments, immoral to the hilt and all enthralled to Israel, have redefined genocide as self-defense.  The West's citizens are so successfully propagandized by Israeli disinformation over decades and generations that the subservience of Western "democracies" to Israel goes unremarked among the small part of the world that is considered to be the West.