If you find the title of this post hard to swallow, have a look at
“When it announced his death, Israeli Prison Service claimed Arafat – who leaves a pregnant widow and two children – died from cardiac arrest. However, the subsequent autopsy found no blood clot in his heart. In fact, the autopsy concluded that Arafat, who turned 30 this year, was in fine cardiovascular health.
What the final autopsy did find, however, was that Jaradat had been pummelled by repeated blows to his chest and body and had sustained a total of six broken bones in his spine, arms and legs; his lips lacerated; his face badly bruised.”
Most people would call this torture and murder, but if you are israeli and the victim is palestinian, then this qualifies as a ‘cardiac arrest’.
Barack Obama’s tears for the children of Newtown are in stark contrast to his silence over the children murdered by his drones
Guardian Article @
In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats
Despite incontrovertible proof that numerous innocent men, women and children have been and are being killed and maimed by USA’s drone warfare, Obama continues blithely with his murderous campaign. That same campaign which US apologetics and officials claim has such wonderful accuracy that bombs can be dropped in crowded marketplaces and mosques and lo and behold, only militants are killed miraculously avoiding civilians.
Congratulations to Obama who just assassinated a grandmother who was plucking vegetables in a field with her grandchildren. Her grandchildren were also injured in the attack. The grandmother was the wife of a school principal. All hail President Obama. The world is so much safer now that he has eliminated a ‘terrorist’. He has made the world safe by eliminating an elderly woman and injuring children. Salute the troops, thank Petraeus for his service and listen to the warm speeches about freedom by Mr. Obama.
“…My uncle tried to pick her up but could not do so because she was broken into pieces… We appeal to the whole world to thoroughly investigate this incident so that any such occurrences do not take place with other people in the future, and that no innocent women and children are killed again.”
…“Had his house been located near other houses, there was a possibility that the drone might have targetted them by mistake but our aunt and her grandchildren were working in the field, away from the village when they were hit,”
They said those claiming that terrorists were being targetted in drone strikes should come to Miranshah and see the injured children in the hospital or meet the injured admitted to a hospital in Peshawar.
The biased coverage and double standards that dictate how the violence and atrocities happening in the middle east are covered.
Gareth Porter talks with Paul Jay of The Real News about drone strikes in Pakistan. New research has shown that civilian casualties have been massively under-reported. Also, deliberate targeting of rescuers and funerals is being carried out.
And combining all that data, what we find is that the number of—the proportion, I should say, of the civilian casualties and the total casualties which was reported by the New America Foundation as being 38 percent in these 24 strikes is in fact 70 percent.
That’s a huge difference, an 84 percent increase in the proportion of civilians in those casualties reported in these 24 strikes. So it’s really quite a major revelation. It’s a major reversal, because previously civilian casualties were being reported as a fairly—certainly much less than 50 percent, and now they’re much more than 50 percent of the casualties in this set of 24 strikes.
And let me make it clear that the 13 strikes that I talked about having been researched by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism were all strikes which are precisely the ones that you were talking about. They’re strikes that are targeted against either mourners at funerals of victims of previous drone strikes or striking at the rescuers of people who have been either killed or wounded in previous drone strikes. So, obviously, this is a very important category of drone strikes. And what we find is that the percentage of civilians (again, in the strikes that the Bureau of Investigative Journalism researched, based on local context, eyewitnesses and others) was much higher. It was roughly twice as high as it had been reported by the New America Foundation.
What should be the punishment for someone who shot two unarmed women waving a white flag with children sitting on the ground nearby?
The death penalty? Life imprisonment? Long prison sentence?
The correct answer is None of the Above. You see, the murderer was an israeli and the victims were Palestinian women. So, the best you can get is 45 days prison. Harsh. The brave israeli murderer should appeal and have his sentence reduced. Maybe a decoration and a promotion will be forthcoming for the brave hero like his fellow israeli murderers/colleagues. The israeli sense of justice is as perverted as its zionist adherents.
A brother’s poem for his 17 year old brother martyred by Indian Police,
Ab pukarein kise, bata Fida…?
My neigbour, a PSA detainee
An account of repression and torture by Indian security forces. Thousands of Kashmiris have been detained under the PSA(Public Safety Act) law, a law which has been termed by Amnesty International as the “Lawless Law”. Thousands of Kashmiris including children as young as fifteen ‘disappeared’ into the custody of indian security forces where they have been and are being tortured mercilessly.