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Hillary, Congress Bury Goldstone Report, Shirking Accountability for US Role in Gaza Raids

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An Ode To Light a Fire:

The only surprise regarding November 3, 2009's vote in the House of Representatives that attempted to censor the Goldstone Report is that 46 fewer Yes's and 31 more No's were raised to shield Israel from accountability, then were heard on January 9th with the Pelosi/AIPAC driven House Resolution 34, which recognized only Israel's right to "defend" itself, reaffirmed the United States' strong support for Israel and the so-called 'peace process' -which has never addressed what is required for peace: justice which begins with an end to the occupation and equates to equal human rights for all.

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The Ileana Ros-Lehtinen/AIPAC driven House Resolution 867 boiled down to a call for censorship of the Goldstone Report without "any endorsement or further consideration" from the Obama Administration, rife with inaccuracies and undermines support for the universality of human rights.

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It is no surprise that Congress is trying to cover their culpable asses for during the 23 days of Israeli assault on Gaza, "Washington provided F-16 fighter planes, Apache helicopters, tactical missiles, and a wide array of munitions, including white phosphorus and DIME. The weapons required for the Israeli assault were decided upon in June 2008, and the transfer of 1,000 bunker-buster GPS-guided Small Diameter Guided Bomb Units 39 (GBU-39) were approved by Congress in September. The GBU 39 bombs were delivered to Israel in November (prior to any claims of Hamas cease fire violation!) for use in the initial air raids on Gaza. [1]

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One of the few who have been to Gaza, Congressman Baird D-WA, wrote, "H.Res. 867 is very serious business. If, as Goldstone asserts and the evidence I have seen supports, there were in fact gross violations of international law and human rights on all sides, we cannot in good conscience support H.Res. 867.

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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of Staff Member of, A Feature Correspondent for Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)

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