25 July 2006

US-Israeli terrorism

In Lebanon and Gaza, they've been bombing the shit out of cities and residential areas, taking out all remaining services and infrustructure, using white phosphorous and clusterbombs -maximising the terror inflicted on the civilian population; with seeming unwaivering confidence that even the most obvious warcrimes will go unpunished - Seriously fucked-up.
As for the language the US and Isreal are using - its as sick as ever.

i needed to vent, but read A farewell to Beirut -a particularly moving article from Robert Fisk in Beirut

also check out U.S. Arming of Israel: How U.S. Weapons Manufacturers Profit From Middle East Conflict

and if you're in or around pretoria, there's a demonstration planned at the Israeli Embassy this Friday at 2.30pm.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jayse, it's Mikey. Sorry, I've lost your mail address for the umpteenth time. You have to see this doccy: "Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land" by Bathsheba Ratkoff and Sut Jhally


The blurb:
"Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land" provides a striking comparison of US and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in US coverage have reinforced false percerptions of the Israeli-Palestinian onflict. The documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of the American political elites -- oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others -- work to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported. Through the voices of scholars, media critics, peace activists, religious figures and Middle East experts, "Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land" raises questions about the ethics and role of journalism, and the relationship between media and politics.

Anonymous said...

Heard about the murder of UK journalist Terry Loyd. Daughter's statement on the verdict can be found here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3681938.stm