Paul Craig Roberts writes:
In 2006, the United States insisted that the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank hold free elections. When free elections were held, Hamas won. This was unacceptable to the Americans and Israelis. In the West Bank, the Americans and Israelis imposed a puppet government, but Hamas held on in Gaza. After unheeded warnings to the Gazans to rid themselves of Hamas and accept a puppet government, Israel has decided to destroy the freely elected government with violence.
For the U.S. and British governments, Israel can do no wrong. Israel doesn’t have to stop withholding food, medicine, water and energy, but Hamas must stop protesting by firing off rockets. In violation of international law, Israel can drive West Bank Palestinians off their lands and out of their villages and give the stolen properties to “settlers.” Israel can delay Palestinians in need of emergency medical care at checkpoints until their lives ebb away. Israeli snipers can get their jollies murdering Palestinian children.
So Iraq invades Kuwait and the the U.S., and its cronies, invade Iraq. Yet when the U.S. illegally invades Iraq or Israel illegally invades Gaza it is okay? Bush and Ehud Olmert should be hanged Saddam style.