America`s Shame


Why does Israel have a right to
exist, but Palestine doesn`t?

This is the question of our
time.

For sixty years Israelis have
been

stealing Palestine from Palestinians.
There are
maps available on the Internet and in Israeli
publications showing the shrinkage over time of what
was once Palestine into what Palestine is today—a
small number of unconnected ghettos or
bantustans.

Palestine became
"the occupied
territory"
from which Palestinians were ejected
and Israeli settlements built for
"settlers."
Jordan, Syria and Lebanon are full of refugee camps
in which Palestinians driven off their lands by
Israeli force have been living for decades.

Driving people off their land
is strictly illegal under international law, but
Israel has been getting away with it for decades.

Gaza is a concentration camp of
1.5 million Palestinians who were driven from their
homes and villages and collected in the Gaza Ghetto.

The United Nations Relief and
Works Agency was created 60 years ago in 1949 to
administer refugee camps for Palestinians driven
from their lands by Israel. As of 2002, the
registered Palestinian refugee population was 3.9
million.

Caterpillar Tractor makes a
special bulldozer for Israel that is designed to
knock down Palestinian homes and to uproot their
orchards. In 2003 an American protester,
Rachel
Corrie,
stood in front of one of these
Caterpillars and was run over and crushed.

Nothing happened. The Israelis
can kill whomever they want whenever they want.

They have been doing so for 60
years, and they show no sign of stopping.

Currently they are murdering
women and children in the ghetto that they have
created for Palestinians in Gaza. The entire world
knows this. The Red Cross protests it. But the
Israelis brazenly claim that they are killing
"Hamas
terrorists who are a threat to Israel`s existence."

The American media knows that
this is a lie, but does not say so.

Israel has been able to slowly
exterminate a people for sixty years without
provoking sufficient outrage to stop it.

The United States,
"Christian
America,"
has been Israel`s greatest enabler in
its long-term murder of the Palestinian people.
Millions of
"evangelical Christians"
endorse Israel`s ethnic
cleansing of Palestine.

The rest of the world condemns
the Israeli military attack on the Gaza Ghetto. Last
week the United Nations Security Council passed a
resolution requiring a ceasefire and the withdrawal
of the Israeli SS from Gaza.

The United States abstained.

While the rest of the world
condemns Israel`s inhumanity, the US Congress—I
should say the US Knesset—rushed to endorse the
Israeli slaughter of the Palestinians in Gaza.

The US Senate endorsed Israel`s
massacre of Palestinians with a vote of 100-0.

The US House of Representatives
voted 430-5 to endorse Israel`s massacre of
Palestinians.

The resolutions endorsed by
100% of the US Senate and 99% of the House were
written by AIPAC, as were the speeches praising
Israel for its inhumanity.

The US Congress was proud to
show that it is Israel`s puppet even when it comes
to murdering women and children.

The President of the United
States was proud to block effective action by the UN
Security Council by ordering the Secretary of State
to abstain.

Be a Proud American. Swagger
and strut. Pretend that you are not besmirched by
the shame that your government has heaped upon you.
Take refuge in your ignorance, fostered by 60 years
of Israeli lies, that the murder of Palestinians and
the theft of their lands is
"Israel`s
right of self-defense."

Paul Craig Roberts [email
him
] was Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan`s
first term.  He was Associate Editor of the
Wall
Street Journal.  He has held numerous academic
appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair,
Center for Strategic and International Studies,
Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded
the Legion of Honor by French President Francois
Mitterrand. He is the author of


Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington
;
 Alienation
and the Soviet Economy
and

Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy
,
and is the co-author
with Lawrence M. Stratton of


The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice
. Click

here
for Peter
Brimelow`s
Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts
about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.