From one massacre to another

Once a rogue state, always a rogue state:

The Central Intelligence Agency, backed by bodies including the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the Defense Intelligence Agency, determined in August 1974 that Israel had nuclear “weapons in being,” a “small number” of which it “produced and stockpiled.”

Israel was also suspected of providing nuclear materials, equipment or technology to Iran, South Africa and other then-friendly countries.

This information was released days before George W. Bush visited Israel’s Holocaust memorial and allegedly stated that the US should have bombed Auschwitz or the railways leading to it.

The irony is tragic. Bush feels sympathy for millions of murdered Jews – and it is indeed true that the allies during World War II often ignored the suffering of the oppressed people – but today comfortably bombs, tortures and occupies lands across the world, causing the deaths of untold thousands.

Perhaps Bush needs some reminding of what his country has become. Start with Guantanamo Bay.

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