Mass murder of Palestinians
Monday, May 21, 2018
I am shocked and ashamed that our government supports the current murderous regime of Israel. I don't understand how we, as American citizens, can stand by and calmly observe the unwarranted murder of more than 50 Palestinians and the wounding and maiming of hundreds more by the Israeli police and military.
Where is the outrage in the American mainstream media over this massacre? Where is the outrage in the American Congress over this massacre? Could it be that the American media and Congress are excessively influenced by the government of Israel? Could it be that the government of Israel sets the foreign policy of America in exchange for all the money that goes to American politicians from rich folks who are in bed with the Israeli government?
I'm just sayin' it surely looks mighty fishy to me that America condemned apartheid in South Africa but seems to fully support apartheid in Palestine. Wassup wid dat? As a proven American patriot, I hereby call for the American government to stand up for American values all around the world — including in Palestine. And I call for my fellow citizens to have the courage to insist on a two-state solution for the Palestinian mess. That would be in our country's best interest in the long run. Otherwise we will be continuously involved in violent unrest in the Middle East. If we good citizens don't speak out, who will?
James H. Dautremont