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Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Civil war in Palestine

It's a tragedy that it comes to that. But as most readers of this blog will surely recognize, the ultimate blame stems from years of occupation, and the unprecedented embargo placed on an occupied nation by Western powers. What may come as a surprise to Americans, used to American news, is that even BBC reporter Matthew Price, reporting on BBC World News tonight (video link), was willing to acknowledge that on the air:
"Years of poverty, isolation, and conflict with Israel have all helped to create this situation.
"For decades, Palestinians have been brutalized, pushed to the limit. There's a real chance now, that in a land of despair, a land without hope, it will be the gunmen, the extremists, who ultimately rule."
Words I guarantee you will never hear or read from a reporter in the American corporate media. No, he didn't explicitly blame Israel or the U.S. or the U.K. for what is happening in Palestine, but the implication was rather clear.

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