I’m sure these words have been uttered before but now they might actually have the gonads to back their words up. Nice going congress… way to stick a big fat bulls eye on the back of the American flag.
“The crisis in Gaza and the genocide of defenseless Palestinians is being carried out with the approval and assistance of world powers.” – Iran’s Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki (read article here)
This of course comes on heals of the UN Security Council passing a resolution Thursday calling for an “immediate and durable” ceasefire and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the region. (see article) A vote mind you that the US abstained from voting on. Oh yeah and don’t forget that the US Congress passed a resolution the other day, 390 to 5, that said:
“Recognizing Israel’s right to defend itself against attacks from Gaza, reaffirming the United States strong support for Israel, and supporting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Whereas Hamas was founded with the stated goal of destroying the State of Israel;
Whereas Hamas has been designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization;”
OK maybe Hamas is a terrorist organization… and maybe Iranian government is filled with extremists… but that’s not exactly the point. A peace process only works if you push for peace. Killing large numbers of people only creates martyrs and make their battle cry louder. Why in the world would anyone in our congress vote for backing more war? Haven’t we had enough of that? Don’t they remember what a few guys with automatic weapons and backpacks full of ammo can do in a public place? Who are these people we elected!!!???
P.S. I searched high and low for more in the media on the story in the Iranian news network and could find almost nothing. I found it as a top story in Google World News. At first I wondered if this story was true and then it occurred to me that it didn’t matter if terrorism is our concern. The people Iran wants to hear this message are the terrorists they are trying to rally. Yikes. No wonder the main stream media isn’t mentioning it. Is that paranoid? 🙂