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Just Like I Said It Would Be!

Posted in America, Britain, England, European Union, Gaza and Hamas, Israel, News, Palestine, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 24/03/2015 by floroy1942
Hamas Rocket Fired From Civilian Area

Hamas Rocket Fired From Civilian Area

A report out today by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) is blaming Israel for all the deaths in Gaza during last summer’s fighting. According to them the 2014 war with Hamas has put their “adherence to international law in doubt!”

I am not Israeli nor am I a sympathizer, I am completely neutral with regard to Israel, but this is exactly what I was expecting from the aftermath of the war. It angers me when I see the finger of blame automatically pointed in their direction without anyone taking the trouble to examine the facts. And I might add, a terrorist organization getting away with such blatant deceit.

Makarim Wibisono Of The UNHCR

Makarim Wibisono Of The UNHCR

Special rapporteur Makarim Wibisono criticised Israel’s conduct during the July-August conflict. He said, “The ferocity of destruction and high proportion of civilian lives lost in Gaza cast serious doubts over Israel’s adherence to international humanitarian law principles of proportionality, distinction and precautions in attack,”

'Child Murderers Israel' How Naive!

‘Child Murderers Israel’
How Naive!

Once again, and I repeat, once again Hamas has managed to steer all blame for the war on Israel. Most people do not take the trouble to see what is really happening and accept the Hamas propaganda hook, line, and sinker!

Israeli Leaflet Drop On Gaza

Israeli Leaflet Drop On Gaza

No-one seems interested in the proven fact that Israel dropped leaflets to the inhabitants of areas warning them of an impending shelling, and Hamas fighters drove them back into their homes at gunpoint when they tried to reach a safe area! Also forgotten is that Hamas fired their rockets from deep within housing areas where civilians lived, knowing full well that when the Israeli’s returned fire they would be killed .

Iron DomeSomeone once said, “The Israeli’s have their Iron Dome rocket defence system for protection while Hamas has civilian casualties.” Never was a truer word spoken.  But do people stop and think before demonstrating in the streets against Israel – Do they hell!

West Bank Settlement

West Bank Settlement

I am not saying that Israel as a nation is blameless in this whole affair with the Palestinians for they are not. Their continued stealing of Palestinian land with their so-called Settlement Programme is wrong and should not be allowed. But this does not mean that they should carry all the blame for the high death toll in Gaza during these spats with Hamas.

Rocket Launcher Beside UN Building

Rocket Launcher Beside UN Building

This whole scenario has been repeated on a regular basis by Hamas, where they start the conflict, in this case with the unprovoked rocket attack on Israel, and then ensure that as many of their own people are killed as possible and see that Israel takes the blame. I am sorry, but it just isn’t right and the sooner the rest of the world see what is truly happening the better.

New York, London, Paris, Berlin - What Would YOU Do?

New York, London, Paris, Berlin – What Would YOU Do?

People across the West in particular have blamed Israel for attacking Hamas after the first rockets fell on Israeli territory, but if some militant group started firing rockets on one of YOUR towns or cities WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Think about it!

Hamas Rocket Firing On Israel

Hamas Rocket Firing On Israel

This sort of attack cannot be ignored by any society, yours, mine, or the Israeli’s. You have to strike back, and if the enemy is constantly firing the rockets from inside urban areas you have no choice but to launch an attack on the site to protect your own people.

Hamas Firing From Inside Civilian Area

Hamas Firing From Inside Civilian Area

Photographic evidence has been released of Hamas firing their rockets from inside the grounds of hospitals, schools and even from UN Facilities within Gaza. These selfsame places have been used as storage dumps for the rockets and yet its all the Israeli’s fault!

There is peace right now for one reason only, Hamas has run out of rockets but you can bet your last dollar that they are currently re-arming as fast as they can. As soon as they have enough, this war will start again, and please, don’t be so naive as to think it will not happen, for this scenario has been repeated over and over again for the last fifteen to twenty years.

These Two Have Become Billionaires

These Two Have Become Billionaires

As I have said in previous posts, Hamas uses donated funds for the rebuilding of Gaza to re-arm but also to make themselves rich beyond compare. Did you know that the top leaders of Hamas have become Billionaires during their time in power. Do you know that most of the other leaders are millionaires? This group started out with nothing when they were voted in by the people of Gaza in January 2006.

A Different Scenario

A Different Scenario

Their wealth, along with the arms purchased from Iran, has all come from the billions donated by various nations after each conflict with Israel that was intended for rebuilding Gaza city. It also comes from the very high taxes Hamas impose on anyone bringing in goods from the outside via the tunnels under the border with Egypt.

The Price Of A Tunnel

The Price Of A Tunnel

On top of this, aid money has been used to build all the tunnels (estimated at around $1m each) that are used by Hamas for military purposes. These tunnels were intended to provide access to Israeli territory for the mass killing of civilians in the surrounding villages and for taking hostages.

The terrorists even had a plan to blow up a kindergarten and a school in Israel, but only after they were full of children! But this of course was never widely reported because it was Hamas and not the Israeli’s.

The following photo shows the explosives being stacked in the tunnel under an Israeli school. Thankfully it was discovered by Israeli forces before it could be detonated.

Explosives Being Placed

Explosives Being Placed

The Hamas Human Shield

The Hamas Human Shield

I find it most unfair that Israel is automatically blamed for the deaths in Gaza, when in reality you can lay all the blame at the feet of Hamas. They have to date successfully manipulated the world press and the U.N. with their propaganda.

Hamas Human Shield - Including Children

Hamas Human Shield – Including Children

In earlier conflicts with Israel who was it that filled the flat roofs of their ammunition dumps, vantage points and attack positions with civilians? Who was it that fired on Israeli troops from behind a wall of civilians? There is plenty of photographic evidence for these ‘Human Shields’ on the web if you care to look. But the sad thing is, it is easier for the world to blame Israel!

Hamas Pulling The Wool Over Your Eyes!

Hamas Pulling The Wool Over Your Eyes!

So my advice to all the people in the UNHCR, and those who love to demonstrate on the streets against Israel, look at the bare facts and forget the blatant propaganda issued by Hamas. In this way we may all find a solution to this terrible conflict and save the people of Gaza from more death and misery in the future.

Roy.

India’s Poor Starve While Grain Rots By the Roadside

Posted in Children, Environment, Government Spending, Health, Human Rights, United Nations with tags , , , , , , on 13/05/2012 by floroy1942

The Indian government is surely responsible for one of the biggest scandals of modern times. Many of its 1.2 billion people, in particular children under five, are starving to death while food for millions is rotting in open storage areas because the country has run out of storage space.

Left To Rot While People Starve

A new report out today indicates that for nearly a year millions of tons of grain have been left to rot in outdoor storage areas because there is no more proper covered storage space in the country. In just one dump the sacks are piled 15ft high and covering an area the size of a football field.

India’s Disgrace!

India has seen bumper crops for four of the past five years, and production is expected to top 253 million tons this year which means next year will probably see the same thing happening. Meanwhile, millions suffer from mal-nourishment because they have no food, and children under the age of five are dying of hunger.

Personally, I find this a national disgrace in a country that finds it necessary to have nuclear weapons, and has recently put a satellite in orbit while millions of its people starve. It seems that the divide between the have’s and have not’s in India has reached epic proportions and nobody gives a damn!

As Usual It’s All About Money

The government says they have no more space to store the bumper crops because all the warehousing facilities are full, but to me this is not an excuse. This grain could be given, or even sold to the poor at subsidised prices, but this is not done ‘for fiscal reasons’. In other words, distributing the excess grain to the starving means there is no profit in it. Food Minister K.V. Thomas was quoted as saying last thursday that the government was taking “all necessary steps” to increase its storage capacities. This will of course take time, and in the meanwhile people are starving!

Opposition parties and even some members of the government are criticising the situation as a scandal, and so they should. “It is unfortunate that while people are dying of hunger, food grain is rotting in the open. We are confronting a serious food crisis, and the government is indifferent to this colossal waste,” said Sharad Yadav, a key opposition leader.

Indian Prime Minister

The government had been warned of the lack of storage space by the Food Corporation of India, the state-run agency responsible for purchasing grain, but nothing has been done. According to sources, the government was reluctant to allow an increase in grain exports for fear of political protests at a time when the country had been suffering double-digit inflation of food prices for most of the last year, and economists say selling the grain at subsidised prices would expand the fiscal deficit.

Activists have a different view. Biraj Patnaik, an adviser to India’s Supreme Court on food policy issues said: “The rotting of food grain is tantamount to criminal neglect in a country which has one of the highest rates of child malnutrition globally and the largest proportion of hungry people”. He went further by saying, “the government’s refusal to distribute the grain to the poor, holding it back to rot ‘purely on fiscal grounds, is particularly distressing.’. In the meantime, villagers near the rotting stockpiles are scavenging what they can save from the huge mountains of rotten grain.

Saving What They Can

There are people all over the third world who are dying needlessly from lack of food, so instead of letting so much staple food like wheat rot why can’t the government donate it to the UNHCR for example, for I am sure they would find a good use for it and quite probably save many lives.

It is indeed a sad indictment of our times when a government would rather see food rot than distribute it to the starving in their own country because such an action would not generate a profit. God help us all!

Roy.

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