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Saturday, 3 January 2009

"Obama's deadly silence" by Ali Abunimah

"I would like to ask President-elect Obama to say something please about the humanitarian crisis that is being experienced right now by the people of Gaza." Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney made her plea after disembarking from the badly damaged SS Dignity that had limped to the Lebanese port of Tyre while taking on water.

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Now I'm an outspoken supporter of Obama but even I'm struggling to see why he hasn't seen fit to condemn Israeli actions in Gaza (on the grounds that "there is only one president at a time"), yet had something to say about the Mumbai attacks, where innocent civilians were mindlessly slaughtered with a similar level of nonchalance.

And by struggling to see, I mean refusing to accept that perhaps he, like most politicians, is in the pocket of Israel and more significantly, those powerful members of society who deem pro-Israeli (or even anti-Palestinian) foreign policy a crucial necessity to acquire their support.

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