"One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one." Agatha Christie

a dispossessed people (39)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

sixty years ago
dispossessed people migrate
to 'the promised land'

promised by fictitious god
land already occupied

western powers meddling
where millenial wars fought

no thought given to
dispossessing occupants-
branded terrorists

bush speech to the knesset may, 2008

"The only reference to Palestinians came in a passage about the future of Israel 60 years from now. (emphasis mine)

"Israel will be celebrating its 120th anniversary as one of the world's great democracies, a secure and flourishing homeland for the Jewish people," he said. "The Palestinian people will have the homeland they have long dreamed of and deserved, a democratic state that is governed by law, respects human rights, and rejects terror."

the guardian, uk

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of profits and men (38)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

world peace elusive
'manifest destiny's' role-
western world hubris
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