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Monday, March 02, 2009


U.S. "aid" to Gaza

The U.S. is pledging (and we underscore that word "pledging," and remind readers that 50% of people in the United States who "pledge" their eternal loyalty in marriage end up divorced, indicating the tenuous reality of that word) $900 million to Palestine, but not one cent of that is for reconstruction of Gaza, whose vast destruction was wrought almost entirely with U.S.-supplied weapons (not to mention a U.S.-backed Israeli Army). Not one cent.

Oh, and about that "pledge"?

U.S. officials acknowledge that, in any case, they face serious obstacles in winning approval for a $900-million appropriation at a time of economic distress.
So really, "thinking about pledging" would be even more accurate than "pledging."

Meanwhile, while the world dithers and holds "donor conferences" about things that might or might not happen in the future, significant humanitarian aid is still being impeded right now by Israel and the people of Gaza continue to suffer, while the U.S. and the rest of the "civilized" world utters not a word of condemnation for the continuing collective punishment.

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