Opinion from the desk of Chuq: Israel has had a special warm spot in the hearts of those in the West……basically because the West has been feeding their guilt for looking the other way in the days of World war 2….that the Jews had to suffer so much at the hands of the Nazis.
The rest of the ‘civilized’ world has looked the other way just about every time Israel has decided to obliterate its neighbours in the name of self-defence. Several wars and several excursions into different neighbouring countries.. But in their last attempt to kill off the opposition they destroyed Gaza in the name of self-defence.
If that statement about self-defence was true then why did Israel wait about 3 weeks into the destruction to take out the command and control for Hamas? A good battlefield general will tell you that is the first targets in any operation….but yet Israel waited to attack them…..why?
That is easy……the point was to destroy as much of Gaza as possible before public opinion caught with them.
Since the end of the latest conflict Israel has run around trying to find anyone that will support them in the criticism they are facing because of that destruction…….and their efforts are not going very well…..of course the lap dog of theirs….the US….will do as they are told so they have a friend there….a strong ally that will do whatever they need to prevent Israel from being harmed too much.
The world wants the Palestinians to compromise but lets Israel continue the steal land, vandalize crops and unwarranted detentions……there will be a peaceful negotiations when Israel is forced to do some compromise until then this cycle of violence will continue.
The Palestinians have a bright hope…….Israel is losing it……..their cool his waning…..why? Palestine has taken to social media to demand recognition and Israel is livid……
“Sweden’s new left-leaning government today recognized a Palestinian state—a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel’s plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. As expected, the EU member became the third Western European nation, after Malta and Cyprus, to do so, reflecting growing international impatience with Israel’s nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom says Sweden made the move because Palestine had fulfilled the international law criteria required for such recognition. “There is a territory, a people, and government,” she says.””
“Israel was quick to condemn Sweden’s announcement, with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman describing it as “a miserable decision that strengthens the extremist elements and Palestinian rejectionism.” Israel says Palestinians can gain independence only through peace negotiations, and that recognition of Palestine at the UN or by individual countries undermines the negotiating process. Palestinians counter that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu isn’t serious about the peace negotiations. The latest round of US-brokered talks collapsed in April. Meanwhile, British lawmakers earlier this month voted in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic move that didn’t change London’s official diplomatic stance.”
Even the UK has voted in favour of recognition……but nothing official as of yet………Israel is losing all its influence over the civilized world. At this rate the only ‘friend’ Israel will have left is the good old US….see what money can buy?
Israel will ALWAYS have the USA in their pocket…..for there is NO one person in DC that has the cajones to go against the wishes of Israel……no matter what the rest of the world does.
To me it looks like the rest of the world is coming to their right mind…….and any debt owed Israel for mistakes of the past have been paid and now Israel must face the music of their actions…..even if it has the protection of the US. Soon there will no place for them to hide and they will be made to answer for their crimes….and yes many of their actions are just that….CRIMES!