This is not defense of any kind. This is retribution. This is vengeance. This is not even an eye for an eye. This is eyes, ears, nose, arms, legs, and life for an eye.

by W. D. Ehrhart, LA Progressive

I turned on my computer this morning and was greeted by this headline in the Washington Post: “Six months into Gaza war, Biden confronts the limits of U.S. leverage.”

It was all I could do to keep from shouting at the top of my lungs, “Are you freakin’ kidding me?” Can Joe Biden really pretend that he’s run up against “the limits of US leverage”? Can an editor of the Washington Post write such a headline with a straight face, or the publisher print it without either gagging or laughing?

israel flag surrounded by USA flags

According to Axios, in 2022, the US government gave $3,300,000,000 to Israel, 99.7 % of that money going to the Israeli military. According to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in 2023, the US gave Israel $3,800,000,000. Various other sources consistently report the same figures.

On the very day that the Israeli Defense Forces killed seven World Central Kitchen civilian aid workers with American-made weaponry while they were engaged in trying to provide food to starving Palestinians in Gaza, President Biden authorized the release of yet more bombs to the Netanyahu government.

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