A few days ago I criticised the Obama Administration for remaining silent on the massive missile barrage that Hamas unleashed on the civilians in souther Israel (not one missile was recognisably directed anywhere near a military site). Yesterday, after Israel started it’s Pillar of Defence operation the US State Department issued this excellent statement:
Gaza Rocket Attacks
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson,Washington, DC, November 14, 2012
We strongly condemn the barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel, and we regret the death and injury of innocent Israeli and Palestinian civilians caused by the ensuing violence. There is no justification for the violence that Hamas and other terrorist organizations are employing against the people of Israel. We call on those responsible to stop these cowardly acts immediately. We support Israel’s right to defend itself, and we encourage Israel to continue to take every effort to avoid civilian casualties.
Hamas claims to have the best interests of the Palestinian people at heart, yet it continues to engage in violence that is counterproductive to the Palestinian cause. Attacking Israel on a near daily basis does nothing to help Palestinians in Gaza or to move the Palestinian people any closer to achieving self determination.
No condemnation of Israel, no calls for restraint, just a free hand for Israel to act in the highly moral way they know we will to do what we have to do to keep ourselves safe.
So I’m eating humble pie, apologising (a bit) for my post and saying thank you to Obama, the State Department and the rest of the Administration.
Meanwhile, back in the UK they tweeted the following the day before Israel started.
That seems to refer back to this statement on the 12th November, again, before Israel untied it’s hands.
And I saw it yesterday and lost my rag. At that point only Hamas was shooting. Why call on our restraint?
Violence in Gaza and southern Israel
12 November 2012
Foreign Secretary William Hague: “All sides need to demonstrate restraint to prevent a dangerous escalation that would be in no one’s interests.”
Commenting on rocket attacks by Palestinian militant groups on Israel and Israeli air-strikes on Gaza, the Foreign Secretary said:
“I am very concerned by the violence in Gaza and southern Israel, and the reported death of a number of civilians, including a child, in Gaza. I condemn the indiscriminate firing of over 100 rockets into Israel by Gaza-based militants. The UK supports the Egyptian Government in its efforts to achieve a ceasefire. All sides need to demonstrate restraint to prevent a dangerous escalation that would be in no one’s interests.”
This is how the UK establishment and media wants to work: fail to report the 100s of rockets on our civilians (with the tacit false excuse as that nobody gets hurt which today’s dead Jew’s proves wrong) and then scream when we fight back. Well thankfully YOU have alternative media so go out and spread the word with your Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. Tell everyone you know the TRUTH.
WE WON’T LIVE THIS WAY AND IT WILL END NOW.
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