I know reader folks know this, but pay attention anyway; as they say in the military, and in particular the U. S. Marine Corps, “Listen Up”.
“Should one be compelled to give the command to murder, kill, torture, or rape is that person as culpable as the one actually committing the act? The answer is Yes.
By any standard of morality Stalin, Hitler, Charles Manson, and including John Pompeo, the former Director of the CIA, and presently the Secretary of State are or would be as guilty as in the atrocities committed by let us say Pol Pot, Vadimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. If this be the case, those identified above, and a thousand more, many thousands more, are guilty and have blood soaked hands.
So, let us brush nationalism, patriotism, propaganda, public relations aside and take a close look at reality. None of those I identify are merely stand by innocent observers, but just as guilty as the actual perpetrator (s). The only difference is in the numbers, a few, a couple hundred, a couple thousand or dozens of victim millions.
As I write this homily hopefully to advocate peace and justice, CNN is showing a double, at times a triple screen simultaneously, of the elaborate, luxurious, fashionably dressed Israeli ceremony for the grand opening of the U. S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and the deadly tear gassed skirmish on the Gaza-Israel border where 41 unarmed poverty-stricken Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military so far that day. (Later the figure was raised to 59 killed and 2,100 injured)
By any measure of ethics, morality, and under international United Nation’s humanitarian laws Donald Trump and America should be ashamed…. Ashamed, and they are not, they are not.
Welcome to the Jewnited State of America. The tale has wagged the dog again.
All the Best to you.
+Added notes: A kilometer to the rear of the Gaza border a tented area was set-up by Hamas to accommodate men, women, children and oldsters who would not to be participants in the protest. The Israeli air force bombarded the site with teargas killing one eight month old infant and injuring dozens.
+Readers, whatever happened to the final U. N. report of the alleged chemical attack at Duoma, Syria early last month? Is it too embarrassing to release? Was it chemical gas or the churning of rotting garbage that caused 40 deaths and the launch of 106 missiles by the U. S., France, and Britain. The Russians called it a Hoax. But, thanks anyway, Taxpayers.