Please read Farmocracy Experiment for background and sense of where I am going with this.
Eventually, the will of the parrots on both sides broke down, and they started clawing and picking at each other. As the fighting worsened, Sama and his friends ended up in one side of the cage, while Hata and his friends gained control of the other side. Tsin and Acir saw in this situation, further opportunity in dividing the parrots, so they immediately started delivering food to the side of the cage that Hata controlled. On the other side of the cage, controlled by Sama, they talked about even shutting water deliveries. [from Farmocracy Experiment, July 05, 2007)
So, what I mentioned in this first post came to fruition almost exactly 6 months later. The cats of Tsin (Israel), fully supported by the bulls of Acir (America), did what was anticipated by most. They decided to collectively punish the corner of the cage which was more favorable to Sama (Hamas) for voting in who they did not like in a failed famocracy (democracy) experiment (failed not because it wasn’t democratic, but failed because the “wrong” people got elected, as decided by Israel and its protector).
While the world protests, Israel continues to impose a severe blockade, which forced the closure of the only electric plant that served Gaza City’s 400,000 residents and one third of the Gaza Strip’s 1.5 millions residents. While the world bemoans the clear flouting of international laws (Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: â€œNo protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed.â€), Israel continues to follow the path of ignoring laws and resolutions as it done for much of its history.
“I have made clear that I am against this collective punishment of the people of Gaza,” said EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner.
Without power, hospitals, water facilities and other crucial lifelines may completely shut off and homes may be left without heat, plunging Gaza into disarray.
On Monday, the U.N. said it would suspend food distribution to 860,000 Palestinians. The World Food Program, which distributes food to another 270,000 Gaza residents warned that it too would have to suspend operations by Thursday due to lack of fuel.
This letter by a Robert O’Sullivan bemoans the shameful denial of Palestine holocaust [Irish Independent].
As desperate Palestinians breached a border wall with Egypt for basic food supplies, the ruthless state terrorism of Israel/America want Egypt to shut off this one outlet for basic human needs, in order to completely and utterly choke Gaza. Israel’s abysmal reason for imposing this collective punishment on Gaza is because some home-made missiles have been hitting Israel from Gaza. How many people have died from this? How much damage? Hardly any. Yet, the F-16 fired missiles by Israeli airforce have killed many times more people and damaged tons more property than any of the flimsy rockets from Gaza.
Akin to the notorious quote misquote “If they have no bread, let them eat cake!”, here is what the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, said about the fuel-shortages in Gaza. [Also, Read this great article in Israeli newspaper, Haaretz]:
“As far as I’m concerned, all the residents of Gaza can walk and have no fuel for their cars…”
What can you do?
(1) Make dua’, the believer’s strongest weapon
(2) Donate and help your brothers and sisters in Gaza. You can use Islamic Relief (4-star charity per Charity Navigator) as a “safe” choice inshallah.
(3) Follow steps in CAIR’s action alert below the sleeve.
Here is an Action Alert from CAIR:
IMMEDIATE ACTIONS REQUESTED:
1. CONTACT your elected officials (one U.S. Representative and 2 U.S. Senators) and ask them to call for an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and a full restoration of the essential services. Call, fax, and email.
Click here to find your representative:
*As your constituent, I urge you to call for an immediate end to the illegal Israeli blockade in Gaza.
* Our nation and its leaders cannot and should not remain silent as an illegal humanitarian disaster unfolds in Gaza. Collective punishment is always counterproductive and only serves to block moves toward a just resolution of any conflict.
* Because American taxpayers provide Israel with billions of dollars of economic support each year, we have the right to demand that those funds not be used to increase human suffering.
* Israel must abide by international law and universal standards of human rights. We call on President Bush to demand the immediate end of Israel\’s blockade.
* Silence from American officials will only serve to increase the perception worldwide that our nation cares little for the suffering of the Palestinian people.
* The perception that the U.S. abets cruel and inhumane treatment of civilian populations provides fodder for anti-Americanism that may threaten the security of the United States.
2. INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY by forwarding this alert to at least five other people. Tell them you took action and ask them to do the same.