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Straight Talk on Gaza

Israel is committing daily crimes of war and against humanity.

by Stephen Lendman

Palestine's democratically elected government is targeted. West Bank coup d'etat authority has no legitimacy. Abbas' term as president expired in January 2009. Israel rigged his 2005 election. 

What's ongoing is illegal aggressive war. Israeli provocations caused it. Israel's entire history reflects belligerence. It lives by the sword. It's a modern-day Sparta. 

Operation Pillar of Cloud was planned months ago. All military campaigns take many weeks or months of planning. Attacking Gaza coincides with Israel's January elections. 

Netanyahu hopes war will ensure his reelection. On January 22 he'll know. Also at issue is subverting Palestine's November 29 UN non-member observer status bid. Israel and Washington are going all out to sabotage it. As of now it looks certain.

More on what's ongoing below, what's at stake, and why it matters.

Hundreds of global protests condemn Israel's naked aggression. Many thousands across the Middle East, Europe, North America, and elsewhere denounce Israel's cold-blooded premeditated murder. 

Innocent civilians are being slaughtered and injured. Hundreds of sorties caused widespread destruction. Mostly non-military sites were targeted. 

They include residential neighborhoods, schools, mosques, government buildings, factories and workshops, fishermen, agricultural areas, an electricity transmitter, UN facilities, and civilian infrastructure. 

Cuba condemned Israel's attacks. So did Russia, Malaysia, Egypt, other regional leaders, and Venezuela.

Hugo Chavez denounced Israeli aggression. "Barbarism" he called it, saying:

"Another aggression against the Gaza strip has begun. Savage, savage: the state of Israel bombing the Gaza strip again."

Chavez always supported Palestine. He's a rare leader who says what he means and means what he says. Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuela will vote for Palestine's UN upgrade.

He stressed his government's support of "the long march of the Palestinian people towards full recognition of having a state, as an independent nation, the right to peace, and their ancestral territories."

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"It is not truth that matters, but victory." -- Ad... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Nov 18, 2012 at 8:54:53 PM