This blog totally and unconditionally opposes torture.
I have promised to write at least one post against torture this month.
Now let’s consider the following:
Take 1.4 million individual and squeeze them on a stripped piece of desert of area 378 sq km. That is about 3,600 persons per sq km or 9,400 per sq mi.
Cage them in and control their every move on land, air and sea.
Create a situation where 70% of them are out of work. Stop any help from coming in. Make it so that those working get paid once every four months. Make it a situation that forces mothers to sell their golden earrings for $2.5 to buy milk for their children.
Demolish entire villages while people are still in their homes and impose collective punishment on entire towns, villages, and camps, for the acts of a few.
Cut off water, electricity, food, medicine, sympathy, etc. Distort the news.
Keep up these acts for decades.
And if any one of the Gazans dares to kick the table in anger, go into Gaza-the-stripped-desert with a force that will make the bones of their ancestors (and the ancestors of Lebanese, Syrians, Jordanians et al) shake with fear in their graves.
This is just a short list of the acts of “mercy” that Gaza-the-stripped-desert and its 1.4 million inhabitants on 378 sq km have been graced with, courtesy of the Democratic Republic of Israel.
These are acts of torture.
Torture en masse.
- Check out Mona as she blogs from Gaza while it is under “summer (bloody) rain”.
- See also Sabbah.