Despite the supposedly promising move of making George Mitchell the Middle East Envoy – it appears that any work he attempts will be under the glowering shadow of none other than second of the two infamous Clintons, good old Hillary.
Consider if you will, the article at Reuters entitled “Clinton says Israel has the right to defend itself. ” This is not a novel or unique statement, and it is a factually redundant one given that any ‘nation’ (and I use the word here against my better judgment) legally has that right. In fact, the statement is old code, and what it means is this “That the USA will continue to support Israel no matter what Israel chooses to do and no matter what it becomes in the process. Israel has the USA-Backed MIGHT to do to the Palestinians whatever they goddamn please.” – so let’s not kid ourselves, that’s exactly what the Clinton has just stated.
The fact that she needs to make an apparently redundant statement implies one of two things, that “Israel” is not actually a ‘nation’ in which case it does not automatically have that ‘right’, and therefore ‘we so state it’ – or that, in fact, ‘Israel’ is doing something which we insist that you call self-defense.
In any case, she glosses over any right that the mothers and children of Gaza – living on the most densely populated space on earth, with an average age of 17 – any right whatsoever – that they might have of defending themselves.
She says that the Hamas rocket launches cannot be left “unanswered” – when she knows damn well that they are an answer to a decades old occupation and a several years old blockade – an answer from a population that has been robbed, raped, murdered, deprived of their tax money, had their homes destroyed, their husbands imprisoned, their children robbed of any childhood conceivable amidst poverty and rubble, and constant humiliation, intimidation and aggression.
Ironically, or ridiculously, given the title of the article, she is quoted as saying that “It is regrettable that the Hamas leadership apparently believes that it is in their interest to provoke the right of self-defence instead of building a better future for the people of Gaza.” – so despite having specially, and just now invoked “Israels right to defend itself” – she then has the sheer gall to claim that it is the Palestinian democratically elected government that is so doing.
The sheer gall.
She then states that “The United States is currently the single largest contributor to Palestinian aid and we will be adding even more because we believe that it’s important to help those who have been damaged and are suffering.”
Let’s correct this, if you will –
What she is in fact saying is this – “The United States is currently the single largest contributor to FATAH – the corrupt ex-leadership of the Palestinian people – a leadership that was sold peanuts in Oslo and eventually got so corrupted by US & Israeli and Arab Influence so as to effectively become a group of thugs operating under American and Israeli directives. A ‘leadership’ that is now the primary reason for the internal struggle within Palestine itself, since it is made up of a group of imposters trying to dethrone the legally elected government of Palestine.” – and that is what the Clinton says.
“Yes,” they say, “we can!“