Monday, January 12, 2009
Many Americans believe that the Israel-Hamas war is on the other side of the world. But the U.S. is actually right in the middle of the war.
Specifically, the U.S. is seeking a ship to move "3,000-odd tons of ammunition" to Israel.
Supplying huge amounts of arms to one of side of a conflict means the U.S. is fighting for that side, because re-supply is an integral part of war.
And, as Phyllis Bennis notes that the U.S. is providing alot more than just ammunition:
Of course, Congress has said Israel can do anything it wants, and America will support it.
"Israel's lethal attack ... on the Gaza Strip could not have happened without the active military support of the United States," charged Bennis, detailing the types of weapons -- such as F-16 fighter planes and Apache attack helicopters -- and the amount of military aid -- $3 billion a year -- Israel receives from Washington.
The U.S. is now fighting 3 wars simultaneously: Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.