I’m extremely sympathetic to the ideals that the Green Party purports to hold. I am not very sympathetic to the Green Party’s whining about its own troubles, and otherwise talking about itself all the time.
American military leaders keep on saying that they go to great lengths to avoid killing civilians, but the fact is that they keep on engaging in attacks that kill civilians.
Over the past six months the interest groups taking sides in the Israeli-Gaza conflict have ratcheted up their dueling e-mail campaigns. Irregular Times now gets at least five e-mail blasts a day from groups asking us to do something or other like “Make This a
How can intentions be said to be good when it’s known that a consequence of an action will cause grave harm or death to innocent bystanders?
The government of Gaza, operated by Hamas, appears to be guilty of atrocities. However, the Senate resolution already addresses those problems. If the United States is to regain the international respect that the Democrats in Congress have promised they would work toward, then our government needs to deal equally with human rights abuses and war crimes. It’s time for a Senate resolution condemning Israel’s war crimes and human rights abuses as well.
The Palestinians and mystery rocket attackers are not exempt from this lesson. Their rocket attacks haven’t cowed Israel into submission. Instead, the rocket attacks have made it easier for militaristic Israelis to whip up support for more war.
Another United Nations school has been bombed by Israel.
When Israel’s leaders ought to be apologizing for the attack on the United Nations school, and pausing their military operations in order to take stock of their strategic blunder, they are continuing along the same path that led to the school bombing, and even justifying the attack as a necessary consequence of a just cause.