All Out War Could Engulf World
Israel has struck more than 300 Hamas targets since Saturday, its military said.
The raids have fueled demonstrations around the Middle East and Europe, and the U.N. Security Council has called for both sides to immediately end the violence. However, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that the campaign could last “for some time,” and his Cabinet voted to call up 7,000 reservists.
“We have stretched our hand in peace many times to the Palestinian people. We have nothing against the people of Gaza,” Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. “But this is an all-out war against Hamas and its branches.”
However, words aside, Barak appears to have no problem with collateral damage. The same people Israel has “nothing against” are being slaughtered with every air strike. Israel, like the coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, makes no distinction between insurgents and innocents.
TEHRAN (Reuters) – A group of Iranian hard-line clerics is signing up volunteers to fight in the Gaza Strip in response to Israel’s air strikes that have killed at least 300 Palestinians, a news agency reported on Monday.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a religious decree to Muslims around the world on Sunday, ordering them to defend Palestinians in Gaza against Israeli attacks “in any way possible.”
- In Yemen, thousands of people demonstrate in capital city of Sanaa
- Citizens of Sudan also protest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza
- Students at University of Qatar boycott their classes in support of Gaza
- Some Arabs blame Egypt, saying it’s too cozy with Israel and the United States
- Airstrikes continue to hit Gaza
- Humanitarian plight ‘disastrous,’ U.N. official says
- Calls grow around the world for calm
Secretly, Bush has supported and forgiven human rights intrusions by Israel. Publicly, Bush has condemned Israeli actions. The two sides of Bush’s mouth demonstrate the Double Speak (incorrectly attributed to George Orwell), but Orwell did coin newspeak, oldspeak, and doublethink. How many Bush Administration consequences can the world survive … after all, Bush has a couple of weeks left to finish off his “crusader mandate” as preached by Darth Cheney.