JOIN VNN COLUMNIST TEAM | SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER
VETERANS NEWS NOW ON : FACEBOOK | TWITTER | FORUM
|

Up Close Look at Israel’s Carnage in Gaza

 

Tim King

Salem-News.com

 

 

Courtesy: criticallychatting.wordpress.com

The footage from the assault on Gaza was recorded by an Indonesian film crew…

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In the U.S., few people take the time to examine the struggle of Gaza from an inside perspective. What the video below conveys, Something the Americans termed ‘shock and awe’ (the unleashing of heavy weapons on a civilian community) really amounts to horror and raging, epic fear and grief, shock and disbelief.

Professor Bill Cook sent this video to our newsroom this morning. He explains that it is from a friend of his; Mauritanian doctor Alfred Giannantonio, who was in Africa at the time of Israel’s most recent attack on Gaza. Dr. Giannantonio saw it on huge screens at the university in Senegal as the invasion by Israel was on-going, Bill explained.

“He makes the point in his email to me that not only are the students at the university but the French students there as well condemn both Israel and the United States for this slaughter,” Cook explained.

“Israel is a hazardous ally for the US. It is no friend. How many of our American citizens saw this raw footage on our TVs? This omission is why we are so ignorant of what our government does in our name. The chaos, explosive fear on the old women and the children tear at the heart. And amidst the ravaging turmoil the men pull hoses and climb ladders in the vain attempt to salvage a home. My God, what are we doing!”

The footage from the assault on Gaza was recorded by an Indonesian film crew in Gaza at the time for a doc film. The film is circulating widely in Mauritania, he informed.

Dr. Giannantonio wrote, “I was in Senegal during the attack, and coverage there was constant and continual (TV, radio) — throughout West Africa the U.S. government’s approval of the attack has once again seriously damaged the USA’s image — Americans should realize this.”

Giannantonie says the film was shown in social centers throughout the region of northern Senegal where he often spend time on agricultural development projects along the Senegal River– and on the campus of the Universite’ de Saint-Louis du Senegal, close to where he was staying.

“In the evenings it was projected outside on giant screens on campus (many students from throughout the French-speaking world study at this university on exchange programmes).”

He hoped we would share this with our American readers so they can understand how much damage this does to the USA’s reputation in Africa — and the potential for blowback.

As Sara Roy recently wrote in a newspaper article in the Boston Globe reported here, Where is Our Humanity?

 

 


Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer

Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is Salem-News.com’s Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he’s covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980′s. Read more

Short URL: http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/?p=219284

The views expressed herein are the views of the author exclusively and not necessarily the views of VNN or any other VNN authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors or partners. Notices

Posted by on Dec 7 2012, With 0 Reads, Filed under Americas, Asia, Bahrain, China, Editors' Picks, Egypt, Europe, Global, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Oceana, Oman, Palestine, Syria, United Kingdom, Yemen. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Get Your Loan Now
Apply for VA Loan Now
Education
Get Your Loan Now
Get Your Loan Now
Get Your Loan Now
Apply for your VA Home Loan Now
Apply for your VA Home Loan Now
Apply for your VA Home Loan Now
Apply for Jobs on HireVeterans.com Now
Apply for Jobs on HireVeterans.com Now
Apply for Jobs on HireVeterans.com Now

COMMENTS

To post a comment, you must login using Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail in the box below.
Don't have a social network account? Register and Login direct with our site and post your comment.
Before you post, read our Comment Policy - Legal Notice


Comments Closed

Comments are closed

 

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Join Our Daily Newsletter
  View Newsletter ARCHIVE

WHAT'S HOT

  1. Tech Business Has Increased Need For Hiring!
  2. Excavation Company Looking To Hire Skilled Veterans!
  3. CIA Terror Chief Pulls Rank in Kiev
  4. VA Researchers Receive Nation’s Top Award for Early Career Scientists
  5. Understanding Modern Israel: Why It Is Driving The World Towards Madness
  6. President Vladimir Putin’s letter to leaders of European countries
  7. BBC misreports John Kerry on talks failure
  8. A review of the role of workplace mobbing at Fort Hood, TX
  9. Washington and NATO’s New Surrealpolitik
  10. Chris Hedges: “Israel’s War on American Universities”
  11. Iran, Orientalism, and Western Illusions about Syria
  12. HHS announces progress in disease prevention and health promotion
  13. InfoCision IS Hiring U. S. Veterans For Their Call Center Solutions
  14. Look at the World from Behind the Wall: Part Two
  15. VA Hosts Senior International Forum and Ministerial Summit on Veterans Affairs
  16. “What we got here is failure to communicate”
  17. Friedman the Fox
  18. Human Resource Provider Hiring
  19. The Monster on the Hill
  20. American Oligarchs – Their Money, Our Votes
  1. Anonymous Nr: From an article by Janice Harper in 2011, about another incident of workplace violence:...
  2. GrassPossum .: I think the acid test remains 9/11. If someone will confront the truth on 9/11 and the unavoidable...
  3. mcfadden: Tilting at windmills, Finian. As a student of the global situation have you not read Eustace Mullins’...
  4. mcfadden: Awaiting moderation? This didn’t show yesterday. What gives?
  5. Debbie Menon: The current failure is Kerry’s naming of a nominal Israeli immigrant, Martin Indyk, as the...

Apply for VA Home Loan Now!

Military Veterans Radio

Archives