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Attack Dogs of War
by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Wednesday Nov 28th, 2012 11:02 AM
Message from U.S. political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal on Gaza.
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Attack Dogs of War
by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Once again, Israel is in a rage, bombing a weaker Arab neighbor, one that would be hard pressed to face the most powerful armed force in the Middle East.

And once again, the U.S. playing the unconvincing role of neutrality, arms and shields one side- using the dual weapons of war and words –to batter and pummel the other.

In the American mind, especially after 9/11, to be Arab (as are Palestinians), is the media equivalent of evil, and ipso facto, the Israelis must be good, and so the corporate media plays it, as drama.

But Israel is no David here; they are Goliath, armed to the teeth, bristling in armor, and able to whip anybody in the neighborhood.

In fact, they are the Middle East’s only nuclear power (although undeclared).

Palestine, embattled, impoverished, sliced – in- twain Palestine, is like the prey before a hyena- and the U.S. is dousing the prey with barbecue sauce.

The U.S. is Israel’s greatest enabler-and sends over $5 billion a year to keep their military in shape.

Israel has the 10th most powerful army on Earth.

They have 3,501 battle tanks, and almost 400 fighter jets and military aircraft. (Gaza has none of these things – just a few thousand rockets). Israel has over 175,000 active troops. (Gaza has several thousand militia and police)

Israel is Goliath – on steroid!

And guess which side the U.S. Empire is supporting?

Not Gaza.

Gaza (which used to be called the Gaza Strip), about the size of Detroit with double its population, has been occupied by Israel since 1967 – and Israeli power controls and limits it economy, its population movements, its water and its contracts with foreigners.

Some have called Gaza and its separate neighbor, the West Bank, little more than open air prisons.

The jailer?

ISRAEL.

When this war is over, and perhaps thousands are dead, the peace that emerges will be a false peace; nothing but a prelude to the next war.
--© ’12 maj

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by Leif Lønne
Wednesday Nov 28th, 2012 12:23 PM
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...will never be forgotten. Stay strong, brother...keep on the fight...remember the words from Malcolm X: "If you are not willing to die for it...take the word FREEDOM out of your vocabulary". I haver run away from the contry where I was born myself...and that is supposed to belong to a civilized erea...(!)...even though, I have stayed away for 20 years. Peace and love for the Palestine people. May all good forces be with you...and the rest of the world. Best regards from Portugal.
by PrionPartyy
Wednesday Nov 28th, 2012 1:29 PM
I don't understand why this Mumia guy, in his first line, refers to Palestinians as the Zionist's "neighbor". Zionists are murderous thieves of the Palestinian's homeland. Were NAZIs the neighbors of Poles or the invaders of Poland?

The conflict is not between neighbors of do not get along. It is a conflict between Zionist invaders and their chosen victims.
by Answer
Thursday Nov 29th, 2012 1:28 AM
To answer the question above, Germany, with its fascist government known as Nazis, was and is a neighbor of Poland and was under fascist rule an invader of Poland. The USA military base called Israel, with its fascist Zionist government, is a neighbor and occupier of Palestine, both Historic Palestine now called Israel (occupier) and the West Bank & Gaza (occupied). The American taxpayer pays for the entire existence of Israel to the tune of $4 billion a year. Nazi USA, under fascist rule since its inception when it perpetrated genocide against Native Americans, enslaved Africans and viciously exploited the labor of all nationalities, including child labor, is also an occupier (current USA) and invader of countries around the world, when it suits the capitalist class to maximize their profits, or to prevent revolution that threatens its profits. The way to end US imperialism is by organizing labor for a general strike to put an end to the profit motive.
by Donna Nassor
Thursday Nov 29th, 2012 6:25 AM
Thank you Mumia for clearly setting forth the reality of the US relationship with Israel. I was in Gaza the night the bombing began. The corporate media has not offered the truth about what lead up to this most recent Israeli massacre of the Palestinian people. There are many of us continuing to do our best to help others understand what is going on. I truly appreciate your efforts as well.

May you continue to have the courage and strength to speak truth and to continue your fight against injustice everywhere.

Solidarity!