Administration officials and Washington lawmakers indicated the United States is not willing to urge Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza, even as activists seek to highlight the issue after civilian deaths during Israel’s interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla.
With the recent release of the United Nations Human Rights Council report condemning the brutal Israeli attack on the flotilla and declaring the blockade of Gaza a violation of international law, every single member of the United States Government who supports that blockade is an accessory after-the-fact in a violation of international law. How much longer will we live in a nation run by criminals willing to subvert the laws for Israel's gains?
Back in 1948 and 1949, the USSR imposed a blockade on West Berlin to starve that nation into abandoning their elected leaders and accepting Soviet rule. This is identical to the situation in Gaza where Israel is trying to starve the Palestinians into abandoning their elected leaders and accepting Israeli rule.
But back in 19648, we had a far more moral and principled government that had the spine to stand up for what is right, and the US and its allies launched the Berlin Airlift, flying 200,000 flights into Berlin, delivering 13,000 tons of goods per day for a year until the blockade collapsed.
Oh to have real leaders like that again!
"On the radio talk shows and T.V. But who are the ones that we call our friends And there are lives in the balance
You hear one thing again and again
How the U.S.A. stands for freedom
And we come to the aid of a friend
These governments killing their own?
Or the people who finally can't take anymore
So they pick up a gun, or a brick, or a stone
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire..."
But who are the ones that we call our friends
And there are lives in the balance