Tuesday, September 05, 2006

more details of Israel's new "mystery weapon" emerge

Middle East Online carried this report with more details about the mysterious wounds being suffered by civilians in the last few days violence in Gaza. It's sounding more and more as if they are deploying some sort of acidic or incendiary device causing incredible burns to the lower limbs of victims. Unfortunately, the Israeli apartheid means that there are few of the resources needed for conducting a serious investigation and much must be made of victim and eyewitness accounts. A vital piece of evidence emerged in the form of pieces of translucent shrapnel-like material embedded the victims which does not appear on X-rays. Another piece of plastic was recovered from one of the sites bearing the word "test".

Even more worrying was the report in my previous that detailed horrendous internal injuries "without apparent cause". A post on this blog, although alarmingly fundamentalist in its language, carries the words of an interview with a Palestinian trauma Doctor who suggested that some sort of "dissolving shrapnel" is causing these injuries as nothing can be seen on X-rays and nothing is found inside the body of people with these injuries.

“The hospital is central and sees almost all cases of injuries and deaths as a result of Israeli against the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip. These Israeli bombings are entering the body and fragmenting, causing internal combustion leading to up to fourth degree internal burns, exposing the bone, and affecting the tissue and skin.” The doctor added, ‘These tissues die, they do not survive, which obliges us to perform arm or leg amputations, and there are fragments which penetrate the body and do not show up on X-rays. When entering the body they spark like a combustion firearm, but not chemically. They seem radioactive.”

The Head of PR in the same hospital, Dr Jumaa Al Saqa, added:

“When the shrapnel hit the body, it causes very strong burns that destroy the tissues around the bones. When these shrapnel enters the body, it burns and destroys internal organs, like the liver, kidneys, and the spleen and other organs and makes saving the wounded almost impossible. As a surgeon, I have seen thousands of wounds during the Intifada, but nothing was like this weapon.”

Once again we can but wait for more details to emerge. This has the stink of a war crime all over it and I fear it is going to join the long list of Israeli attrocities awaiting consideration by the International Criminal Court. If any Gods do, against all evidence, exist then I implore them to please end this genocide soon.

On an equally sinister note I have finally got round to reading this report on the influence of the Israeli Lobby upon US Foreign Policy (that's the title). It makes for fascinating, almost incredible, reading and I really can't emphasise enough how important this might be in helping any of you rational, peace loving, humanist's out there to understand just why we live in such irrational, war-mongering, fascistic times. The authors are a pair of Harvard professors and could hardly come with more impeccable credentials. Actually that is one of the most fascinating, yet worrying thoughts that crossed my mind when I'd finished reading this- you're going through it and its reading like some flippin conspiracy nut's wet dream. . . . then you google the names of these guys and you find out that they're leaders of their fields and highly respected! Seriously, dudes, this might actually give you nightmares!

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