Sunday, November 18, 2012

Razing Gaza: Obama's Second Round


The last time Israel razed Gaza, Barack Obama was President elect.  Israel wound up their operation prior to Obama's historic nomination.  America dangled "economic freedom" for Palestinians the last four years, but not much else.  The U.S. did give Israel over $10 billion in military aid during that time.  That military aid is now exploding in Gaza.

While Israeli military spokesman Mordechai said "every Israeli missile has an address," the media once again found themselves on the Israeli invitation list.  For the second time in four years, Gaza's innocent civilians are blockaded.  The question is how bad the beating will be?

Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai was quoted by Israel's Haaretz newspaper as saying that the goal of the operation was "to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for 40 years".
Obama is consistent in his support of Israel, despite his promise to work on Gaza immediately after his inauguration.  I expect the beating to be pretty bad and extremely sad...