Masters Of War

Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks. You that never done nothin' But build to destroy You play with my world Like it's your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly. Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain. You fasten all the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion' As young people's blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud. You've thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain't worth the blood That runs in your veins. How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I'm young You might say I'm unlearned But there's one thing I know Though I'm younger than you That even Jesus would never Forgive what you do. Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul. And I hope that you die And your death'll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I'll watch while you're lowered Down to your deathbed And I'll stand over your grave 'Til I'm sure that you're dead.------- Bob Dylan 1963

Monday, August 11, 2014

Washington’s strategic alliance gives carte blanche to Israel

....................The exceptionalism enjoyed by Israel in its ability to ignore or violate international law is predicated on the political and diplomatic support and cover it receives from its US ally. Domestically, the influence of the pro-Israel lobby in Washington has been well documented. Organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) are major funders of political campaigns on both sides of the House. US congressmen and women are unlikely to succeed without AIPAC’s support or endorsement, which requires unfailing support for Israel regardless of whether detrimental to US interests of not. The sheer extent of AIPAC’s influence over the US body politics is detailed in John Mearsheimer’s and Stephen Walt’s controversial 2006 book: The Israel Lobby.
Facts do not lie. The innocent blood which the Israeli government has on its hands over its massacre of Palestinians in Gaza these past few weeks is also on the hands of its sponsor and strategic ally in Washington.

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