There they were, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defence” Minister Ehud Barak and the Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, telling us how, their fight is not with the people of Gaza and how Hamas are the enemies not only of Israel but also of the Palestinians and there was Barak on CNN this evening and the man almost made me puke. We have heard it all before, it doesn’t wash, it is obscene nonsense that insults not only our intellects but also our sensitivities and I can remember the 1,200 or so dead Lebanese citizens in 2006 and Olmert talking on television, telling all and sundry that Israel’s fight was not with the Lebanese people it was with the Hezbollah and try and tell that to the children who died at Qana, to the children who have been maimed by cluster bombs, try telling that to all of those who were murdered from the air. Israel is indiscriminately killing civilians in Gaza and we are left wondering when the “brave” IDF will go in on the ground to root out the “terrorists”. Of course, after the bloody nose in the Lebanon and with Israel going to the polls on the tenth of february, that is not going to happen. In the meantime the world watches, while a civilian population is being bombed and the mainstream media reports as if it is a two way street.