Tuesday, January 13, 2009

summing up my thoughts on gaza~

we're all GAZA
Originally uploaded by ahmed the egyptian"
An excerpt from editor, social justice activist, and truth speaker, Kevin Clarke:

"In justifying the incursion and attempting to rationalize its murderous impact on Gaza citizens, commentators have noted that other civilian populations in the past have been treated brutally because of actions of their government and note Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Berlin, and Dresden as examples, following a "total war" argument that basically runs 'since the Palestinians elected Hamas they share responsibility for Hamas and essentially now are getting what they deserve.' This argument seems pathologically indifferent to the suffering of others.  The 135 (more now certainly) children killed so far didn't vote for anybody.  I certainly agree it is historical fact that noncombatants often pay a heavy price for the actions of their leaders.  I don't agree that this is a historical precedent worth emulating if humankind seriously presumes anything like progress toward more civilization and not more barbarity."   

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