By Katherine Juestel
These haven't been
good days for Bush and his pack of lap dogs. It certainly has not been
good for his stated goal of spreading democracy through the Middle
East. The main problem here is that the man is either totally oblivious
to the fact that his decisions and his actions have caused the deaths
of hundreds of thousands of people in the region, from Iraq to
Afghanistan to Lebanon and all areas in between, or he really believes
that all of these people deserve to die.
Bush continues to insist that Israel's battle with Hezbullah is part of
a wider struggle against terrorism. He blindly refuses to lay blame
equally on both sides, even as he professes to mourn the loss of
"innocent life" both in Israel and Lebanon. Bush continues to insist
that "Israel is exercising its right to defend itself," a right he
continues to deny the Iraqi people, the people of Lebanon, and the
Palestinians who have been the target of systematic genocide for nearly
While the majority of the civilized world loudly condemns the excessive
force exercised by Israel, Bush continues to play God with peoples
lives, not only in the Middle East, but also in his own country where
he has seized upon the right to ignore domestic law with as much
impunity as he does International laws. And in the process he is
dragging Australia and Her people deeper and deeper into the same
quagmire of fear and hate and death, bringing the collective hatred of
a larger and larger alliance of enemies down upon all of our heads.
"Not In Our Name" was the cry of those who opposed the invasion of
Iraq. "Not In Our Name" will you kill innocent children and women and
elderly peoples who had nothing to do with any attacks on any citizens
of the countries who became part of the "coalition of the willing". But
it seems that Bush and Chaney and Rumsfeld and their poodle partners
Blair and Howard have succeeded in muting those voices by gagging the
opposition and the formerly objective media while letting loose the
likes of Coulter and Limbaugh and Drudge and Murdock to plaster the print and
electronic media with lies and distortions and cover ups and massive
amounts of distractions such as "when will Howard resign", the price of
bananas, which actor is cheating on their spouse or what some actor
said while in being arrested for driving drunk.
Once again the term "anti-Semitism" is being bantered about in an
attempt to silence the voices crying out for the killing to stop. Once
again the guilt of one generation is being used to silence another and
to justify the crimes committed by the descendants of one group of
those who died in the Holocaust.
Could it be that Bush revels in the God-like powers he has, in the life
and death decisions he makes, just as he did when he was governor of
Texas and presided over the record number of executions that occurred
in Texas under his watch?
Bush and those who serve him are true serial killers, mass murderers no
different from the mass killers who preceded them. They stand beside
Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussain and Melosavitch.
Bush has either deliberately set out to bring about another world war,
or he has seriously miscalculated in his stance in Iraq and on the
Israel-Hezbullah violence. By allowing Israeli violence against
Lebanese citizens to continue unabated, the tide of world opinion
against both Israel and the United States has swelled and has fanned
support across the Arab world for Hezbullah.
By the United States continued slaughter of the people of Iraq, and
it's continued threats against Iran, and it's unwavering support and continued arming of Israel it has helped to forge alliances
between many countries who have, until now, had little to do with each
other. With each innocent life lost Hezbullah and other organizations
of it's type gain more and more recruits, each dedicated to the
destruction of Israel, the United States and their allies.
Already the violence has begun to overflow into our own region, even
into our own country as the attacks on Synagogues and Mosques become
more and more frequent. Our country is becoming more and more polarized
as such issues the right of people to hold dual citizenship and the
rights of those who do to be rescued from a war zone or their right to
fight for their other country dominate talk back radio and blogs in all
major newspapers and many smaller local ones. The wars that are
occurring thousands of kilometres from our shores are tearing our own
people apart, causing friends and neighbours to turn on each other. How
long before the bombs begin to explode in our own back yards?
The madness must come to an end, one way or the other. Either the
killing has to stop or the nuclear weapons must be deployed and life as
we know it must end. There is no longer any middle ground left.