Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Why is Obama Silent about Israeli War Crimes?

Written by Christopher Bollyn
Tuesday, 06 January 2009

WAR CRIMES IN REAL TIME: Israel Uses White Phosphorus Bombs

White Phosphorus over Gaza: The Geneva Treaty of 1980 stipulates that white phosphorus should not be used as a weapon of war in civilian areas.

“If white phosphorus was deliberately fired at a crowd of people someone would end up in The Hague. White phosphorus is also a terror weapon. The descending blobs of phosphorus will burn when in contact with skin.”
- Charles Heyman, British military expert
The Times (U.K.), 5 January 2009

The Israelis are clearly using white phosphorus incendiary shells on the civilian population of Gaza. This is just one of the egregious war crimes being committed by the criminal regime headed by Ehud Olmert. Why is Obama silent in the face of such obvious crimes? Will Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak end up in The Hague?
Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells in these photos, which are clear evidence of war crimes being committed in real time. Why is President-elect Obama, who happens to share the same Hebrew name, i.e. Barak, as the Israeli leading this criminal assault, mute about the genocidal war crimes being committed by Israel in Gaza?

"Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells" is the title of The Times (U.K.) article dated 5 January 2009. It describes the evidence that Israel is using white phosphorus shells on the defenseless civilians of the Gaza Strip in what is a clear-cut war crime:

Israel is believed to be using controversial white phosphorus shells to screen its assault on the heavily populated Gaza Strip yesterday. The weapon, used by British and US forces in Iraq, can cause horrific burns but is not illegal if used as a smokescreen.

As the Israeli army stormed to the edges of Gaza City and the Palestinian death toll topped 500, the tell-tale shells could be seen spreading tentacles of thick white smoke to cover the troops’ advance.

It should be noted that the Israelis have been using these white phosphorus shells since the beginning of the aerial assault on Gaza, which is obvious from watching the television footage from the first week of the assault - before the ground invasion began. That is criminal, as the Times article notes. CNN International, for example, has shown many clips of the jellyfish-like tentacles of the phosphorus bombs raining down on Gaza, but has never discussed the use of this criminal weapon on the defenseless Palestinians.
See also: "Israel uses phosphorus shells as smokescreen for troops," Robert Mendick, Evening Standard (U.K.), 5 January 2009

The Israelis have also been targeting ambulances in Gaza, a war crime they have committed with impunity since at least 1982:
The civilian toll in the first 24 hours of the ground offensive — launched after a week of bombardment from air, land and sea— was at least 64 dead. Among those killed were five members of a family who died when an Israeli tank shell hit their car and a paramedic who died when a tank blasted his ambulance.

Barack and his Israeli friends: Candidate Obama visits the Israeli settlement of Sderot, July 2008. People who wonder why President-elect Obama has failed to condemn the criminal aggression against the Palestinians of Gaza should look closely at the following photos from July 2008 of Obama with Ehud Barak (left), the Israeli "defense minister" running the criminal assault on the defenseless population of Gaza. Obama is another Zionist puppet - just like George W. Bush. What a change.

Sderot, an Israeli settlement with a population of about 12,000, lies one kilometer from the Gaza Strip, which is home to more than 1 million Palestinian refugees whose homes and land were stolen by the Zionist invaders from Russia and the Pale of Settlement in 1948. The Zionist criminals occupying Palestine have tried to kill as many refugees as possible because the refugees have clear legal rights to their homes and land in Palestine, which the Zionists (i.e. Israelis) occupy today.
Sderot was created from the former Gevim-Dorot transit camp. Most of original residents were Kurdish and Persian Jewish immigrants who lived in tents and shacks. In 1954, Israel began building permanent structures. Moroccan immigrants comprised 87 percent of Sderot's population in 1961 with 11 percent immigrants from Kurdistan. In the 1990s, Sderot absorbed a large number of immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

As Barack Obama supported Israel's perverse right of "self defense" in 2008 against the resistance of the native Palestinian population forced into exile in Gaza by the Zionist ethnic cleansing of 1948 and subjected to Israeli aggression and blockades, the Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak could clearly be seen laughing in the background.
See CNN footage to see Barak laughing.

Obama was surrounded by Zionist extremists during his 2008 visit to Israel/occupied Palestine. Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni (foreground) is the daughter of the former terrorist chief of the Irgun, which killed and bombed its opponents. How does an American president befriend terrorists?

Obama could easily laugh with the Israelis about the situation in Gaza because he never went to Gaza. He was "Eyeless in Gaza."

Obama laughed very easily with Ehud Olmert, the Israeli war criminal who paid a secret visit to New York City on September 10-11, 2001. What joke are they sharing? Crimocracy? What crimocracy?

Three Atrocities of Ehud Olmert's
Zionist Criminal Network

Palestinian rescue workers help wounded prisoners after the criminal terror bombing of Gaza's main police compound and prison. Photo - Majed Hamdan/Associated Press

1. The criminal terror attacks on Gaza

"Israel is committing a shocking series of atrocities by using modern weaponry against a defenceless population - attacking a population that has been enduring a severe blockade for many months."
- Richard Falk, special rapporteur for human rights in the Palestinian territories, to the BBC

In what are clearly major war crimes, the Israeli state, headed by Ehud Olmert, has repeatedly bombed the defenseless civilian population of the Gaza Strip striking police stations, mosques, refugee camps, and the Islamic University -- killing hundreds of civilians.

Israel has staged more than 750 air raids on the civilian population of the very small and densely populated Gaza Strip since launching "Operation Cast Lead" on December 27. At least 500 Palestinians have been killed - including hundreds of women and children - and 2,290 wounded, according to hospital sources in Gaza on January 5. Hundreds of the wounded are critically injured and unable to receive adequate medical care in the besieged Gaza Strip. Israel has kept the Gaza Strip virtually sealed since Hamas came to power in June 2007, an illegal Zionist tactic that has prevented much needed food and medical supplies from reaching the population of 1.5 million, which is on the verge of starvation. Bombing a defenseless civilian population that has been blockaded for more than two years and which is physically prevented from leaving the Gaza Strip is clearly a war crime of a genocidal nature. This heinous war crime is carried out with U.S.-supplied weapons and with the active support of the U.S. government. Only four Israelis have reportedly lost their lives due to rockets fired from Gaza while more than 2,700 Palestinians have been killed or injured. This outrageous and excessive use of force by Israel, which is accepted by the criminal Bush administration, is a perfect example why the U.S. government is utterly despised throughout the Arab and Muslim world.

U.N. ambassadors, for example, met January 1 in emergency session to consider a draft resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. The United States indicated the resolution "wasn't balanced enough," according to the United Press International, as if calling for a halt to the on-going Israeli criminal aggression against the defenseless and besieged people of Gaza needs to be balanced with a quid-pro-quo from the Palestinian side. How outrageous. The Israelis have carried out similar massacres and bombings of Gaza and the West Bank for many years without any significant protest or meaningful action from Western or Arab leaders. The Zionist state has clearly become an utterly criminal state that considers itself above the law. The hard-core Zionist regime kills thousands with impunity committing crimes that make the villains of the former Yugoslavia and Iraq seem like Cub Scouts. But who will stop it?

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, in France on January 1, said that the air strikes have affected most of what she called the "infrastructure of terrorism" in Gaza. It is quite clear, however, that the most destructive "infrastructure of terrorism" that needs to be removed is the Zionist criminal network based in Tel Aviv. Livni's father, it should be noted, was the chief of operations for the terrorist Irgun in the 1940s. She certainly knows all about terrorism. Why is the wholesale slaughter of the besieged Palestinians of Gaza any less of a war crime than the shelling of the people of Sarajevo in the former Yugoslavia; an assault which NATO responded to with massive force? Who in the West will call for bombing strikes of Tel Aviv and Herzliya to stop the Israeli criminal regime as they did against Serbia, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Iraq? How can it be justified for the international community to use force to stop war crimes in Yugoslavia, for example, and prosecute those alleged to be responsible for atrocities, while it does absolutely nothing about 6 decades of egregious Zionist war crimes?

2. The false-flag terror attacks of 9-11

Ehud Olmert, then mayor of Jerusalem, is a partner in crime with the Zionist lease-holders of the World Trade Center, the Israeli Frank Lowy and his New York-based partner Larry Silverstein. Olmert, as deputy prime minister to Ariel Sharon, even made an unannounced and secret visit to New York City on September 10-11, 2001 -- on the eve of the terror attacks -- a visit that I discovered and have written extensively about, but which no other journalist has ever even discussed! How can the U.S. media be so completely lame to investigate the evidence? The American media and law enforcement agencies refuse to investigate the massive amount of evidence that Israel was involved in the worst terror attack in U.S. history. So, who will investigate 9-11? Who will prosecute the guilty terrorists in Israeli military intelligence agencies?

3. The Trillion Dollar Zionist Rip-Off

Jacob Ezra Merkin (right) is one of the key Zionist players in the Madoff $50 billion fraud, the latest chapter of the $2 Trillion Zionist Rip-Off. His Israeli-American family is one of the founding families of Israel. His father Hermann was one of the first directors of Israel Discount Bank. His cousin is married to Uri Lupoliansky, the former deputy mayor of Jerusalem -- who served under the notorious criminals Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert (center). The Federal Reserve and U.S. government are completely controlled by Zionist money and gangsters like Rahm Emanuel. Who will stop the wholesale looting of the U.S. Treasury by the Zionist criminals, when the Zionists are in control of the U.S. government?

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 January 2009 )

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