Every Muslim & Christian Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, and every Lebanese citizen whose family members or loved ones were slaughtered during Israel’s two massacres at Qana, Lebanon, is reminded today of the indescribable loss suffered yesterday by their Libyan sisters and brothers at Majer, Libya. The massacres perpetrated with American weapons on April 18, 1996 (106 killed including 33 children, 116 wounded) and July 30, 2006 (28 killed, 18 children, 13 missing, 43 injured) bear a strong resemblance to what NATO did this week here in Libya.
The Majer massacre was perpetrated yet again with American weapons once more gifted by American taxpayers without their knowledge or consent and against every American humanitarian value shared by all people of good will.
I really am starting to wonder about the soul of this country. You'd think there would be outrage but there's really not. I'm speaking out outrage among the chattering set. Those who once opposed the Iraq War and wrote bad columns on it or did Pacifica radio about the war now fall silent.
They just don't care. It is amazing to watch as Amy Goodman repeatedly ignores the Libyan War and still wants to be seen as a strong voice.
Strong voices don't go silent out of fear of hurting a president. Strong voices don't remain silent while civilians are beng slaughtered.
There is Cynthia McKinney and not many more. I am especially appalled at the way Ralph Nader has refused to really make this an issue.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):