Saturday, 2 August 2014

Troop deployment in Gaza

Enough is enough! It is apparent that the Israelis do not want peace and that the "IDF will expand its attacks" to continue the slaughter of innocent children, regardless of the hundreds of protests around the world.   At the current speed of operations, Gaza and its people will be totally obliterated. With the Gazans, like so many beleagured groups in the Middle East, having nowhere to go, the world has to step in, and the only thing which will stop Israel is the immediate deployment of troops.
       Although the response of the BBC has improved in recent weeks, largely because of the mountain of criticism there has been about its biased coverage, its correspondents still avoid describing Gaza`s military occupation, the 8 year blockade, or even the colonisation by Israel of the West Bank, which according to the Oslo accords of 1993 is supposed to be where an independent Palestiniam state is to be sited. It is clear, therefore, that the BBC is not going to initiate, let alone lead, a worldwide media campaign against the destruction of Gaza. Also, America and the EU countries are not going to impose meaningful sanctions against Israel, so the only solution lies with the United Nations.    
         UN troops have to be deployed immediately, to protect the aid workers and the Palestinians from the non-stop onslaught. Nothing else will stop the Israelis! The war-weariness of all countries, especially of those recently involved in unnecessary wars, has to be countered by the urgency of the situation, and the imminent loss of thousands of young lives. Leaders and politicians can wring their hands as much as they like, and cowardly refuse to admit that the Israeli action is "disproportionate", but if they don`t demand an immediate meeting of the Security Council, which then has to order the deployment of troops, they will be as guilty as the warmongers.Which country would dare use its veto to block the action? Would Israeli tanks fire shells at schools surrounded by the blue-capped soldiers of the UN? Will anything else stop them? They might stop in two weeks but thousands more will have died by then. Some might be tried in two years for war crimes, but how does that help Palestinians? 
      Ban Ki-moon was right to refute America`s call for further investigation into the attack on the UN school in Jabaliya, noting that the Israeli military received the school`s coordinates 17 times! Warning families to move because of impending attacks, and then shelling their new refuge can only be described as "outrageous and unjustifiable", but when the UN secretary general demands "justice" he needs support. 

    The lack of action to stop these murders begs two questions: Do we have politicians in the world with the bottle to stand up to the Israelis?
 What is the point of the United Nations?


  1. I don't think peace suits Israel at the moment, hence excuses for continued bombing. Why does Israel need professional PRO if all is straightforward?

  2. What is the point of the United Nations? exactly

  3. U.S. military aid to Israel was $2.775 billion in 2010, $3 billion in 2011, $3.07 billion in 2012 (and $3.15 billion per year from 2013-2018) while Israel's defense budget is around $15 billion, it made us wonder how much Israeli taxpayers contribute and where the other $12 billion non-U.S. aid comes from.