With ego taking himself off to bed, the ‘Guardian’ signs off with the news that monday, with thirty-four reported dead, has been the deadliest day in Gaza since the conflict began. That brings the total number of dead to 109, including 26 women and 11 children.
Of course, we should have no illusions as to who the real criminals are, even if the British Foreign Secretary William Hague contends that “Hamas bears principal responsibility for the current crisis”, while the equally pathetic Tony Blair the “peace envoy” takes time off from filling his coffers to agree with him.
Yes, there we have them, Willie and Tony, a right pair of hypocrites the one wheeling and dealing with tin pot dictators from Kigali to Tashkent, and the other stoking the fire of that other war in the Middle East with his promise of support for the Syrian opposition. However, there must be no illusions; it isn’t Hamas who are killing innocent men, women and children in Gaza. It is Israel which is perpetrating war crimes and those atrocities are only possible because of backers like Blair and Hague and the continued military and financial support which Israel receives from London and Washington.