“Stop pretending the US is an uninvolved, helpless party in the Israeli assault on Gaza” by Glenn Greenwald [Guardian]

* The Obama administration’s unstinting financial, military and diplomatic support for Israel is a key enabling force in the conflict *

Nov 17, 2012

[excerpted]

A central premise of US media coverage of the Israeli attack on Gaza – beyond the claim that Israel is justifiably “defending itself” – is that this is some endless conflict between two foreign entitles, and Americans can simply sit by helplessly and lament the tragedy of it all. The reality is precisely the opposite: Israeli aggression is possible only because of direct, affirmative, unstinting US diplomatic, financial and military support for Israel and everything it does. This self-flattering depiction of the US as uninvolved, neutral party is the worst media fiction since TV news personalities covered the Arab Spring by pretending that the US is and long has been on the side of the heroic democratic protesters, rather than the key force that spent decades propping up the tyrannies they were fighting.

Literally each day since the latest attacks began, the Obama administration has expressed its unqualified support for Israel’s behavior…

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/17/israel-gaza-us-policy?INTCMP=SRCH

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