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Xmas Greetings to the UK Government...Stuart Littlewood Salem-News.com
... and a reminder of the misery its inaction perpetuates across the Holy Land "So this is Christmas And what have you done?"
(LONDON) - Hello, the hollydecked halls of Westminster. Be of good cheer, all you chaps in your little festive bubble. I thought you might enjoy this Xmas message from Lennon/Ono... my era but oh so relevant today http://youtu.be/yN4Uu0OlmTg.
At this important time who can forget how the British government, after its eager support for the Iraq war and its antics in Afghanistan and Libya, was itching to unleash more death and destruction a few weeks ago, this time on the Syrians while simultaneously imposing relentless hardships on the citizens of Iran?
And who can forget the British government's backing for Saddam in the IranIraq war and, earlier, the economic ruin it inflicted on Iran's fledgling democracy in order to reinstate the dictatorship of the Shah? It's little wonder, as I was told in a recent letter from my Tory MP, that we live in a world where terrorists and other extremists are becoming ever more ruthless. Yessir, the Tory Party's foreign policy, and indeed Labour's, work like a charm when it comes to stoking up hatred around the globe. And that suits the industrialmilitary complex just fine. It puts us all in harm's way, of course, and does no favours for the innocent civilians of the countries we destabilise. We are bombarded with horrific images every day of the squalor, misery and massive injuries suffered by countless refugees and other displaced persons. But don't let things like that worry your noble heads, ladies and gentlemen of Westminster. Prime minister Cameron doesn't. He rushes to South Africa and basks in the reflected glow of Mandela's memory. It's so much easier than actually trying to emulate the great man.
Nowhere is Britain's foreign policy more misguided and cruel than in the Holy Land, where our political elite have pimped for the insane Zionists for nearly a hundred years. Instead of constantly reciting the mantra that USsupervised and AIPACorchestrated negotiations are the only path to peace they ought to read what Richard Falk says in the interview Stealing Palestine posted here [your link].
Please note Professor Falk's remarks about the dreadful Christmas in store for the children of Gaza. Cameron insists that Israel's enemies are our enemies. Does that include these poor kids and their families? If not, what have he and the rest of you done, as John Lennon asks in his
Xmas song? Anything to protect them? No. And please do not repeat the tosh written by minister Hugh Robertson about "expressing concern", "calling on Israel to ease restrictions" and "providing practical assistance". We've heard it all before ad nauseam and, let me tell you frankly, it's insulting.
The British government knows, or should know, that peace in the Middle East – and maybe worldwide hinges on justice for the Palestinians. Everyone who has been paying attention also knows that the only language the despicable regime in Tel Aviv understands is sanctions and boycotts, appeals to reason having been contemptuously brushed aside.
Naturally I wish our rulers at Westminster a peaceful and plenteous Christmas luxuriating in the snug safety of their leafy constituencies. But I wonder how many will lift their heads from the trough long enough to spare a thought for the misery their predecessors created in the Little Town of Bethlehem and all across Palestine, and which their own inaction now perpetuates.
Palestine's president Mahmoud Abbas is not someone I normally look to for words of wisdom. But parts of his Christmas message this year are very moving and bear repeating here:
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