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Why didn’t the U.S. invade Israel when it used chemical weapons on Palestinians?


http://imeu.net/news/article0021968.shtmlFact sheet: Operation Cast Lead IMEU, Jan 4, 2012

On December 27, 2008, Israel launched Operation Cast Lead, a massive, 22-day military assault on the Gaza Strip. The ferocity of the attack was unprecedented in the more than six-decade-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, killing some 1,400 Palestinians, most of them civilians.The Goldstone Report documented 36 specific cases and incidents where Israeli forces allegedly violated international laws during the Gaza offensive. These include:Use of white phosphorus in populated areas: Rights groups, journalists, and the UN mission in Gaza also documented numerous instances of the use of white phosphorus, an incendiary substance that is illegal when used in populated areas. Israeli forces used white phosphorus in attacks on at least two hospitals (Al-Quds Hospital and Al-Wafa Hospital), as well as the central UN compound in Gaza City. Numerous civilian casualties were caused by white phosphorus in the small, densely populated Strip.

Why didn't the U.S. invade Israel when it used chemical weapons on Palestinians? â¹ I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists

Why didn't the U.S. invade Israel when it used chemical weapons on Palestinians? â¹ I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists

Why didn't the U.S. invade Israel when it used chemical weapons on Palestinians? â¹ I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists

Why didn't the U.S. invade Israel when it used chemical weapons on Palestinians? â¹ I Acknowledge Apartheid Exists

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That's really hard to look at.

I struggle to find consistency in U.S. policy and I'm ready to admit there is no consistency.

Thanks Adam, I think you nailed it - consistency.

On the one hand we regret that we didn't do something about Rwanda, Darfour, Srebrenica. On the other hand we seem to pile in where we shouldn't: Vietnam, Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan - and then regret that. 

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We're happy to live in relatively peaceful democracies where we have laws and appointed enforcers. As a global community, with the changing map of alliances, special interests and regimes - it's so tricky, even smart folks at the UN can't seem to figure it out. When the US does step in sometimes here and other times not there, we end up with a very confusing message to anyone trying to make sense of it. 

I'm generally not a huge fan of organized religion, but on occasion, they do provide some wisdom: 

POPE FRANCIS - ANGELUS

- Saint Peter's Square - Sunday, 1st September 2013"There are so many conflicts in this world which cause me great suffering and worry, but in these days my heart is deeply wounded in particular by what is happening in Syria and anguished by the dramatic developments which are looming.

I appeal strongly for peace, an appeal which arises from the deep within me. How much suffering, how much devastation, how much pain has the use of arms carried in its wake in that martyred country, especially among civilians and the unarmed! I think of many children will not see the light of the future! With utmost firmness I condemn the use of chemical weapons: I tell you that those terrible images from recent days are burned into my mind and heart. There is a judgment of God and of history upon our actions which are inescapable! Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.

With all my strength, I ask each party in this conflict to listen to the voice of their own conscience, not to close themselves in solely on their own interests, but rather to look at each other as brothers and decisively and courageously to follow the path of encounter and negotiation, and so overcome blind conflict. With similar vigour I exhort the international community to make every effort to promote clear proposals for peace in that country without further delay, a peace based on dialogue and negotiation, for the good of the entire Syrian people.

May no effort be spared in guaranteeing humanitarian assistance to those wounded by this terrible conflict, in particular those forced to flee and the many refugees in nearby countries. May humanitarian workers, charged with the task of alleviating the sufferings of these people, be granted access so as to provide the necessary aid."

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/angelus/2013/documents/papa-francesco_angelus_20130901_en.html

pope francesco

"There is a judgment of God and of history upon our actions which are inescapable! Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence."

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