United we stand

by Brenda Heard

News during the last couple of weeks has rumbled in to shake an already rickety balance of world order.   Perhaps one of the most disturbing images accompanying those headlines, though, was not that of more bruised and bulleted bodies.  Rather, the image was of what the Associated Press termed a ‘jubilant crowd’.   As though they had just won the World Cup Final, Americans waved flags as they sang and chanted their patriotic celebration.

Osama Bin Laden, they had just been told, had been shot dead.  After nearly a decade-long manhunt, he had finally been pounced upon in Pakistan.  The crowd cheered.  And when President Obama made the official announcement, he coaxed the nation to cheer the same; he concluded by quoting the American pledge of allegiance:

Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all’.

‘Indivisible’.  In this one word lies the notion that has fed American policy for many, many years:  united we stand—divided they fall.

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Britain funds brutal torturers of the West Bank

Palestine

While Israel is crushing resistance in Gaza the British are funding the Palestinian collaboration Authority of Fatah to crush any resistance to Israeli domination and control in the West Bank.  For more on the funding of Fatah by the west, to topple the democratically elected government of Hamas, see Vanity Fairs The Gaza Bombshell.

The horrific torture of hundreds of people by Palestinian security forces in the West Bank is being funded by British taxpayers.

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