Posts Tagged ‘middle-east’

Iraqi Child Drawing Planes

An Iraqi child, drawing airplanes that are dropping bombs, with a marker taped to his amputated arm. I wonder, if Obama saw his children like this, what his reaction would be? Now I leave it up to you to decide who is the terrorist, the innocent kid or the one responsible for this :((((

– Ayan Bin Riaz

A good question, that, isn’t it?

There was only one main reason for the invasion, destruction and occupation of Iraq.

They have oil.

Full stop.

It happens to be the only reason our government needs. The only one they consider. It is the only reason for the upcoming invasions and destruction and occupations of Iran, Syria and Uganda.

It’s opposite is why so many other horrific crimes against humanity are allowed to continue unabated, most notably North Korea. They don’t have oil.

There is no concern, or even fleeting thought, for the lives of the people in these places. Or even here at home, for that matter. There is only the quest for money and power. The insatiable appetite for ever-escalating profit by oil companies, arms manufacturers and “reconstruction” firms is the sole driving force in all these actions.

It needs to stop.

Somehow, it all just needs to stop, or our future will be very bad, indeed.

Peace.

Uploaded by on Jun 3, 2010

25th May 2010

“Over the new year 2009-2010, an international group of 1500 men and women from 42 nations went to Egypt to join a Freedom March to Gaza. They did this to protest the current blockade of Gaza. To protest the fact that the people of Gaza live in a virtual prison. To protest the fact that a year after the terror attack by Israeli armed forces destroyed most of their homes, hospitals, schools, and other public buildings, they have no possibility to rebuild because their borders are closed. The would be Freedom Marchers wanted to peacefully draw attention to the predicament of the Palestinian population of Gaza. The Egyptian government, (funded to the tune of $2.1 billion a year, by us, the US tax payers), would not allow the marchers to approach Gaza. How lame is that? And how predictable! I live in the USA and during this time Dec 25th 2009-Jan3rd 2010 I saw no reference to Gaza or the Freedom March or the multi national protesters gathered there. Anyway I was moved, in the circumstances, to record a new version of “We shall overcome.” It seems appropriate.”

Roger Waters

Many thanks to G.E Smith: lead guitar and Thor Jonsson, drum programming and whatever. Thanks guys!!!

PS. 3rd June 2010

And now piracy!!!!!!!

Thank you Mister Waters. I thank you.

It is a noble thing you do.

 

I wish I had seen this sooner.

Hat tip to the Facebook page of the late, great fighter for Palestinian rights, Vittorio Arrigoni, where his spirit and cause lives on.

Peace.