Gordon Brown has without doubt brought shame on this country after his pitiably feeble response to the bombardment of the Gaza strip.
By blaming Hamas for the massacre of around 300 Palestinians – the majority of whom were innocent women and children – the Prime Minister has declared our support for the actions of the Israeli government.
Well, Mr Brown, most people in this country cannot and, indeed, will not support such a callous bombardment of defenceless civilians.
It has been months since Israel imposed a blockade of Gaza, resulting in a shortage of food, clean water, electricity, fuel, medical supplies and so on. Suffice to say, you wouldn’t treat dogs as inhumanely as Israel has been treating the people of Gaza.
Meanwhile, the explanation for this onslaught is that Hamas broke the ceasefire and is “mixed in” with the civilian population.
First, it was Israel that initially broke the ceasefire on November 5 after the slaughter of six Palestinians by air strikes in the village of Wadi al-Salqa.
Secondly, could Margaret Thatcher have gotten away with such an excuse if she had sent fighter jets and warplanes to Ireland during the 1980s? Did we accept this type of explanation from the Nazis who used the same excuse for raiding villages and collectively punishing the whole populace?
It’s time Gordon Brown and David Miliband developed a moral compass instead of umming and arring like Beavis and Butt-Head.
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