Haditha & Gaza: When Goliath takes on David and wins
American armed forces are committing documented war crimes against innocent civilians in Baghdad, Haditha and Abu Ghraib. Israeli armed forces are committing documented war crimes against innocent civilians in Bethlehem and Gaza. A nightmare of outlandish proportion and moral repugnance is being played out daily in both places -- and has been for years.
Under the American occupation in Iraq, young girls are not safe to go outside their homes for fear of being kidnapped and sold to brothels in Dubai. Under the Israeli occupation in Gaza, pregnant women, ambulances and school children are being routinely blown up by Israeli soldiers. In the West Bank, farmers are callously rounded up and herded into urban ghettos while their land is stolen and they have no recourse.
Using home-made rockets and improvised explosive devices instead of slingshots, powerless Iraqi and Palestinian "Davids" continue to try to stand up to American and Israeli Goliaths who are armed to the teeth with 88 different kinds of Humvees and 75 different kinds of tanks -- not to mention fighter jets, helicopters and SPACE STATIONS.
It's just like in the old Biblical story. Only this time the "Goliaths" -- not the poorly-armed and vulnerable Palestinians and Iraqis -- have won.
Only this time, the American and Israeli Goliaths have managed to convince the entire world that two of the most powerful imperial military killing machines ever created in the history of the planet are only victims, underdogs, "Davids".
I think that is what hurts most of all.