Tuesday, April 10, 2018

On “Mowing the Palestinian Grass”

On “Mowing the Palestinian Grass”

That’s the phrase that is used by Israel to describe their periodic forays into Gaza to terrify the Palestinian who live there.  The Israelis call their recent shootings of unarmed prisoners in the large outdoor prison of deprivation they have created for the Palestinians: “Mowing the Grass”. The Israelis feel quite free to use live ammunition on unarmed Palestinian protesters who want their land and homes returned.

 However, the Israelis know they are “the chosen” both politically and by religious decree and that they don’t have to return anything. They will gladly starve out and/or kill every last Palestinian protester, including children in Gaza, before they will willingly give back the right of the Palestinians to return to their land, or interfere with their continuing stealing of even more Palestinian land.  And the Israelis also know they can use live ammunition on unarmed protesters without worry of global condemnation. They have Donald Trump solidly behind them on the one hand, armed with the most extensive, viscous military in the entire world, and the deep pockets of the Jewish Lobby to protect them from any censure by the American Congress on the other.  After all, the Jewish Lobby has bought and paid for the vast majority of the US federal politicians, both Democrats and Republicans.

The US in turn, twists the arms of the UN, so the outright murder of unarmed Palestinians is ignored by the European politicians and the Western press, or else when mentioned, the protesters are defined as “terrorists”.  Citizens of the western world should take note.  What is done in Gaza could come home. When unarmed protesters of any kind are shot and killed in the so called civilized world with scant or no notice from other supposed civilized  nations,  then these  states themselves by their lack of care, signify their own murderous impulses toward their own political protesters who are perceived as trying to disturb the accepted order of things.   From this heavy blanket of silence from the governments of the world, including Canada, of the deliberate killing of unarmed protesting Palestinians, then we can deduce that no visibly protesting citizen anywhere in our western world is safe from our own governments.

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