Sadly, it seems that the Guardian’s predictions were accurate: the invasion was obviously going to happen. As usual, the leading liberal democracies are backing an illegal invasion (quietly in public, slavishly, no doubt, in private).
I wish I could attend one of the demonstrations going on around the world but it doesn’t look likely. If anyone has any reports from the demos, I’d love to hear them.
[Written on highly expensive Internet access from monsoonal Darwin]
I’ve been pretty much completely without Internet access for about 12 days and checked the Guardian today to see that Harold Pinter had died and Israel has killed hundreds more civilians in Gaza. The Guardian reports that they may be about to invade the Palestinian territory.
I can’t write much now but I will note that Israel seems to have learned from the US invasion of Iraq: starve your enemy to death for months or years, all the while attacking them with air strikes and then you get the ground troops in. So much easier that way.
Let’s hope that the hundreds of Palestinians killed in the last 48 hours will go some way to repaying the FIFTEEN dead EVER from the Qassam rocket attacks they are supposed to be preventing.
Oh and don’t forget that the political wing of Hamas is not a proscribed terrorist group in the UK… just a political party.