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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Why is Obama Silent about Israeli War Crimes?

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.

WAR CRIMES IN REAL TIME: Israel Uses White Phosphorus Bombs

By Christopher Bollyn,

“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 2009The 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?

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