Friday, 6 November 2009

Bearing Witness

Most people have heard of the Goldstone report. It’s a troubling wee document that’s only 2500 pages long. It documents the recent horror inflicted on the prisoners of the Gazan Gulag. Check this for a timeline of the slaughter.

The report was prepared by a former South African judge, Richard Goldstone. He is an internationally respected jurist and war crimes prosecutor. He is also Jewish,a self proclaimed Zionist and supporter of Israel. So what’s the problem then? Is it the usual whitewash we have come to expect?

Nope.

What the report does state is that the Israeli leaders and their military were guilty of war crimes. The report does also condemn the Gazan’s for their indiscriminate use of fireworks. Richard Goldstone had the bravery to bear witness to the actions that took place last winter, a mere 2 days after Christians celebrated the birth of Christ. I wish to salute him for loudly telling the world what happened. He has paid a huge price for that bravery.

For many of us the imagery of those days is fading. The anger cannot. Who was it said that we must never forget? I have struggled with the decision to post the following images. I too am a father so I ask forgiveness from those captured by these images.

I ask whomever reads this to look around at your family, friends and neighbours. Ask how you would feel if foreigners invaded your land and subjected you to this - for 60 years.

A School

The Wounded

The Horror

Finally, if these photos are not horrific enough, this eye witness account never made it into the report

19 comments:

  1. @Chuckyman, good blog, keep going! i've linked you on my blog, hope it helps. Keep blogging for palestine we need more people with blogs to speak out!

    If you need any help with anything let me know a chara. Also feel free to use any of my stuff if it helps:)

    is mise,
    Irish4palestine
    we haven't gone away you know

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  2. Many thanks for the encouragement Irish. I’m still finding my feet in the blogging world. It was your article that inspired this latest blog. It brought back some old memories.

    I appreciate the link. That way I won’t be ranting to an empty room. I intend to post more regularly but I doubt if I’ll reach your work rate for a while. :+)

    I am a Mick that moved away from Belfast about 11 years ago. Not all of us voted for the treaty. I think the photo from your blogger profile sums it up nicely.

    C

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  4. Chucky
    Interesting that Russia is making it's own vaccine. A company called Microgen. What a novel idea! Not that I am a big believer in any vaccine actually immunizing anyone.

    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20091102/156676318.html

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  5. Cheers DM. Your support has really helped get this blog up and running.

    Vaccines – does “over my lifeless, dead body” sound appropriate?

    On a side issue during the days of the USSR the Russians would develop treatments using bacteriophages rather than antibiotics. In essence they would find a bacteria that would naturally attack the infection that needed treating. It sounded a bit closer to homeopathy than the big business approach used in the West

    C

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  7. A script on the page "Blogger: Campfire - Edit Post "Breaking News"" (http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=9113032875821029428&postID=7337102991310949526) is making Safari unresponsive. Do you want to continue running the script, or stop it?

    This is the script that keeps showing up and I can't post. Apple can't seem to do anything about it either.

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  16. Thanks for timely update DM.

    On the same issue here in the UK I read an article that the doctors (known here as General Practitioners - GP's) will get paid £6 per vaccine given. They will also get bonus payments depending on the percentage of “vulnerable” patients given the jab. If they achieve greater than 90% of their targets their fee payments are doubled.

    It makes perfect (perverted) sense as the doctors in Ireland have refused to give the jab and they will be done by nurses instead.

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  17. I found a free flag counter. I just installed it how about hitting mine a few times to see if works.

    http://s04.flagcounter.com/countries.html

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  19. Thanks for that DM. I wish people would take the time to examine this whole issue of the so-called flu outbreak and it’s “treatment”. It is truly frightening to witness the calculated manner in which this agenda has been hyped and manipulated. All of this is in motion for profit and premeditated murder on a global scale.

    This blog post illustrates how one group can see to the eradication of innocent people in the most gruesome manner – all in the name of profit.

    As many of us have forecast, what is inflicted on the Palestinian people will eventually be inflicted on us all.

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