Americans Must Stop Israel’s Genocide in Gaza and the West Bank

Who Steers America’s Foreign Policy Anyway?

Hossein Askari

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Just ponder the horrific policies of the United States. Giving Israel planes and bombs to drop on mostly innocent and defenseless civilians including women and children. Showering Israel with financial support from U.S. taxpayers as millions of America’s children go hungry and many lack a roof over their head. And yes, the big American bully pulpit keeps Israel largely immune from criticism where America has influence and at home anti-Israeli demonstrations are labelled anti-Semitic and demonstrators are punished — fired and losing their paychecks.

All the while the intelligence of Americans is insulted by the Zionist cabal. Israel says it is targeting only Hamas fighters as it drops American bombs from American planes on top of densely populated residential areas in Gaza, massacring nearly 10,000 Palestinians as of today and counting, with over 3,500 children sent to an early death. Just look at the Israeli bombardment of October 31. It is laughable and yet tragic that Israel claims it was “targeting” Hamas. And let’s not forget that all the while the so-called “peaceful” Israeli settlers have steadily killed over 150 Palestinians since October 7 on the West Bank, driven many others from their homes and illegally confiscated their land.

Israel is a brutal apartheid country that has long practiced ethnic cleansing on occupied lands. What we have seen over the last three weeks are war crimes and crimes against humanity. All justified in retaliation, in supposed “defense of Israel” against a terrorist attack by Hamas. In defense? Killing thousands of women and children? Is that what Israel calls defense?

If these charges against Israel stick, something that is uniformly believed by about three-quarters of the world, then how will history judge Israel and the United States?

What Jews went through under Hitler was indeed a Holocaust, something that no one should ever have to endure. But Zionists have used their victimhood for 75 years to get a free pass while they target and victimize Palestinians who had nothing to do with the Holocaust. Jews who suffered are in turn dishing out exactly what was done to them. History will judge Israel and especially Zionists harshly. In that there can be no doubt. But what about America’s role in what has happened over the last 75 years and what is unfolding before our very eyes…

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Hossein Askari

MIT engineer-economist. Prof: Tufts, UT-Austin, GW. IMF Board. Government-Mediator Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait. Econ-Finance, Oil, Sanctions, Mid-East, Islam.