How many Palestinian children can a 155-millimeter artillery or tank shell kill? These munitions are 6.1 inches wide.
Genocide Joe Biden rushed 14,000 of these munitions, costing $106 million, to apartheid “Israel” on Dec. 9 without congressional approval. By that time, the Zionist state had dropped 29,000 bombs and shells on Gaza.
Over 23,000 Palestinians have been killed, including more than 8,000 children. Nearly 70% of the homes in Gaza were destroyed or damaged. Dozens of hospitals were attacked.
This mass murder doesn’t faze Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who claims the weapon shipments are “vital to U.S. national interests.” What interest do poor and working people in the United States have in massacring children in Gaza?
Less than a month later, the White House shipped another $147.5 million of associated fuses, charges, and primers without Congress giving an okay. Even Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s 2008 running mate, denounced the bypassing of Congress.
Isn’t this what President Reagan did when Congress refused to fund a terrorist war against Nicaragua? The people of the Central American country, led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), overthrew the U.S. puppet dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979.
Wall Street wanted Nicaragua back as its colony. Racist Reagan urged Congress to finance a dirty war using Somoza’s thugs and torturers, who were called “contras.”
War crimes and crack
People in the United States didn’t want another Vietnam War, this time in Central America. Congress refused to finance the contras.
That didn’t stop the Reaganites. Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams shook down U.S. vassals like the Sultan of Brunei to help finance Somoza’s terrorists.
Abrams was the godfather of CIA death squads in Central America and helped cover up the El Mozote massacre in El Salvador. He was convicted of lying to Congress.
That didn’t stop Biden from nominating this war criminal to chair the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
Going around Congress to fund a war is an impeachable offense. The Democratic leaders in Congress did nothing.
The CIA and their contras collected more money by starting the crack epidemic. Journalist Gary Webb exposed this in his “Dark Alliance” series of articles.
Webb was later driven to suicide or perhaps was “suicided.”
Eighty-one million people who cast their ballots for President Biden weren’t voting for turning Gaza into rubble. Hundreds of thousands have protested against Israeli Prime Minister
Netanyahu’s war of extermination, which would be impossible without U.S. support.
We need to organize the power of the people to stop the war against Palestine. Come to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Jan.13, to stop Biden’s and Netanyahu’s war crimes.
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