It is easy to beat up on a small nation like Sri Lanka. As [Padma Rao Sundarji contends in her article on Canada’s pro-Tamil Tiger policies], the way the West [did] this [was] to use the threat of sanctions to meddle into the conflict [that prevailed] in Sri Lanka, to undermine the efforts of the Sri Lankan military, and to prolong [Etelam War IV] for as long as possible. Perhaps Canada doesn’t like peace. It is only when you stand up to them, that countries in the West back off.
Pause for a moment to compare the West’s response to Sri Lanka [in the first decade of this century] with what is now happening in the latest war in the Middle East. The West is not calling for sanctions to be imposed on Israel in response to Israel threatening to wipe Gaza off the map, and to cut off food, water and electricity supplies to all three million residents of Gaza. Nor have sanctions been called for after Israel bombed a UN building in Gaza killing 15 UN representatives. That was fine with some Canadian commentators.
Some graphic shots of the scenarios in Gaza after Israel strikes .… Pix from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-war-satellite-images-reveal-gaza-strip-devastation-hamas-attack/ … & note Map at end of this TPS Item
Nor were sanctions called for in response to the 15 or so Mosques that have been destroyed as well as the University of Gaza which is now just a rubble. None of these sites were legitimate targets of war.
These incidents are war crimes, but there is ‘Queen’ Ursula von der Leyen proclaiming that the EU stands behind Israel, although to Josep Borell’s credit, he called on Israel to not cut off food, water and electricity to Gaza. At least Borell understands it is a war crime. A year ago, in October 2022, von der Leyen accused Russia of committing war crimes when the Russians threatened to cut off electricity and water to Ukraine, but in her eyes, the same acts are not war crimes when committed by Israel against Gaza. This sickening hypocrisy, which is now fundamental to Western values, knows no bounds. Countries in the Global South see right through it which is why the Western media propaganda has very little impact outside of the West today. prior the start of the third meeting of the european political community on October 5, 2023 in Granada, Spain. Building on the work of the previous meetings of the European Political Community, the leaders will discuss how to make Europe more resilient, prosperous and geostrategic. The meeting of the European Political Community will take place ahead of the informal meeting of EU Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy –
Vice President Josep Borrell talks to media prior the start of the third meeting of the european political community on October 5, 2023 in Granada, Spain. Building on the work of the previous meetings of the European Political Community, the leaders will discuss how to make Europe more resilient, prosperous and geostrategic. The meeting of the European Political Community will take place ahead of the informal meeting of the European Council.
TWO OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE DEVASTATION wrought on GAZA