Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Where is humanity in any of this?

Everyone should watch this BBC video. Here.
I wasn't going to blog about this, but I can't not say anything. Not any more.
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." (Anon)
"Als sie mich holten,
gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte." *

In the words of the Norwegian doctor at the Gaza hospital in the video clip:

"Among the hundreds of people admitted to the hospital we have only seen 2 fighters"
"The statistics are clear - amongst the 2400-2500 injured, 45% are women and children"
"Most of the injured are women, children and male civilians"
"Among those killed 25% are either women or children"
"As of this morning there were a total of 801 children either killed or injured of which 101 children have been killed"

Even the given reason for this slaughter is just plain ridiculous -
Tell me, are you going to feel safer after this is over? I don't think so.

(Translation: "When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out."
(Attributed to Pastor Niemoller. Versions of the full poem are often used on Holocaust museums and memorials)


Jo said...

Not a lot one can say without being there.

Satima Flavell said...

It's horrible. How can they seriously hope to stop hatred and cruelty with more hatred and cruelty?