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Earth to Hillary & Dems. Supportive Of Imperialism

Earth to Hillary and Other Democrats Supportive of Israeli Aggression & American Imperialism


By Genevieve Cora Fraser

Dear Hillary,

For years I have been a strong supported of both you and President Clinton - defending both of you within the party when others deserted. I have now left the Democratic Party because of you even though I once worked for a democratic state senator and was the chair of my town committee.

Israel maintains brutish totalitarian control over Palestinians 24/7. Palestine encased in the Racist Apartheid Wall is a de-facto concentration camp with Israel engaged in terrorist state activities non-stop within the territories. Israel has a 36 billion dollar military pitted against Palestinians with sticks and stones, a few rifles and home made rockets. Palestinians have lived under an illegal occupation for nearly 40 years and under international law have a right to defend themselves. Under international law, they also have a right to return to their former homes, from which they were brutally removed nearly 60 years ago. I believe someday will return... unless they are annihilated.

Last January 6th, I visited the blood soaked apartment of Professor Khaled Salah, who was murdered along with his 16 year old son Mohammad, 6 months earlier during a late night 1,000 troop Israeli assault using attack helicopters, tanks and snipers. Professor Salah was a noted peace activist. He and his son had appeared on Israeli television promoting peace.... Fight on the soccer fields if you must, but not each other, they said.

According to the Salah neighbors, the IDF had inquired as to where he lived and who else lived in the apartment. The doctors above and below were evacuated and the IDF concentrated on killing the family. Fortunately, the mother and daughter (an American) and little brother survived. I saw the missile holes, the bullet holes and the damage caused by the IDF when they came into their home and machine gunned every room within the apartment. Even their pots and pans and clothing and underwear were laced with bullet holes. I saw the blood on the rugs and soaked into the tile. His wife and daughter narrated the events for me. His widow has lost over 40 pounds since the murders. Her daughter and small son continuously re-live the horror of being pinned down in a safe corner of the living room and assaulted for hours.

I also toured Nablus and saw the administration building, courthouse and jail bombed and bulldozed by the IDF. Abbas was campaigning in Nablus that day so the Palestinian police were out in force. Normally if they are seen in their policeman uniforms they are gunned down by the IDF. That evening I wanted to take a photo of this three thousand year old Home of the Good Samaritan. I was stopped, because the slightest flash triggers a round of shell fire into the neighborhoods which are under constant surveillance.

Israel has done everything in their power to destroy any civil society in Palestine and constantly attacks the most moderate elements in the society. For example, as I write this Dr. Mustapha Barghouthi, a candidate for president in Palestine has been jailed by Israeli forces for daring to campaign - Last year, they beat him so badly he was hospitalized. His agency provides medical services throughout Palestine and he is widely respected. Yet the people you support seek to destroy him. Why?

I was appalled by your visit to Israel, your defense of the internationally condemned Apartheid Wall, your support for illegal settlements and refusal to visit Palestinians. I suppose you are also proud of the total enclosure and strangling off of Bethlehem.

Your co-hort Al Gore, who I once championed, also recently spoke at an illegal settlement fundraiser in Australia.

You should realize that your activities and the activities of other democrats who support racist apartheid Israeli dominance in the region is being duly noted. If Israel seeks peace, it must first understand what that means. A good beginning would be to uphold human rights in Palestine as well as in Israel where total disregard for the well-being of Arab Israelis is also common place.

Your actions show utter disregard for human rights... in Iraq, Palestine, South America and wherever else the American Empire wishes to exploit and destabilize indigenous peoples.

It Takes an Empire to Bomb a Village, Hillary.

P.S. If you were angered by Hillary's recent trip to Israel to champion the apartheid wall and illegal settlements. Please post comments at the following website: http://www.hillary.org/. This article "Earth to Hillary" was first posted there.

P.P.S. Please feel free to pass this on. She needs to know her actions are not appreciated.

ENDS

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