Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Party to Murder

You didn't ask me, but , I'm quoting Chris Hedges here...

"Can anyone who is following the Israeli air attacks on Gaza—the buildings blown to rubble, the children killed on their way to school, the long rows of mutilated corpses, the wailing mothers and wives, the crowds of terrified Palestinians not knowing where to flee, the hospitals so overburdened and out of supplies they cannot treat the wounded, and our studied, callous indifference to this widespread human suffering—wonder why we are hated?

Our self-righteous celebration of ourselves and our supposed virtue is as false as that of Israel. We have become monsters, militarized bullies, heartless and savage. We are a party to human slaughter, a flagrant war crime, and do nothing."

The rest of Chris's article is on Truthdig. It will make you depressed. Maybe it will make you pick up your phone and call your Congressperson or Senator and demand that the US call for a cease fire and that the US start to provide humanitarian aid."

Hell, what else can decent people do at this time?

The world is spinning out of control and there appears to be no one in charge.