CNN. A scathing United Nations report has accused the nation of Israel of war crimes in its military offensive into Gaza. In the report, released earlier this month, a U.N. group accused Israel of committing "actions amounting to war crimes, possibly crimes against humanity" during its military incursion into Gaza from December 27 to January 18.
Is anybody one bit surprised? Anyone fall off their chair in astonishment?
Of course not. Everyone I know understood what that 'excursion' into Gaza was all about- tribal punishment, right out of the Bible. Perhaps the UN report should have included words like, 'smite' and 'smote' in the report to really connect the actions of the modern Israelis with their ancestors- that wandering tribe which blustered its way throughout the region several thousands of years ago, slaying and smiting their enemies- with permission and encouragement from Yahweh, their tribal deity.
Today's 'encoragement and permission' comes from the United States, the deity which looks over the Israelites, encouraging them to smite their enemies. We even supplied them the 'lightening' to do their smiting, with in nuclear weapons, which is a hush-hush secret. It is ironic that the US wails against the Iranian nuclear facilities when Israel has tens of dozens of nuclear weapons, just waiting to be launched on their enemies.
The United States has created this rogue teenager wandering the dusty sands of the Middle East, And we have armed him well. Now, we hold our breath, hoping that 'he' behaves and doesn't do something stupid. Great 'parenting!'