In an act of war, the US Congress condemned the Goldstone report that investigated the claims that Israel had committed war crimes in its offensive against Gaza. Without ever challenging the facts of the Goldstone report, the resolution alleged that the report was one sided and biased against Israel.
This is the height of Imperialism. It is the signing of a new Balfour declaration - assigning all the Palestinian territories over to the Jewish state. Just like the Balfour agreement, this resolution is nonbonding and does not have the force of law. And yet it will be used to justify and offer cover for a Zionist agenda whose ultimate goal is the to dispossess Palestinians of all their land; and to expand the Jewish state to the Jordan river and to the Sinai peninsula.
The US Congress through this resolution has given its approval for this Zionist project of ethnic cleansing. It has approved whatever means necessary for the Jewish state to accomplish this task including bombing of vital civilian infrastructure, blockades, and the killing of innocent women and children.
When the history of this conflict is written, it will be impossible to deny the complicity of the US government in the war crimes, and crimes against Humanity committed against the Palestinian people. Never has a people been so maligned while struggling for their basic Human Rights. Shame on you Israel! And shame on the United States government for providing the cover in international organizations, like the United Nations, which allow these crimes to go unpunished.
¡Qué Viva Palestina Libre!
Long live Free Palestine!
Statement by Rep. Dennis Kucinich on the floor of the US Congress
Kucinich Addresses UN Goldstone Gaza Resolution
"Today we journey from Operation Cast Lead to Operation Cast Doubt. Almost as serious as committing war crimes is covering up war crimes, pretending that war crimes were never committed and did not exist."
"Because behind every such deception is the nullification of humanity, the destruction of human dignity, the annihilation of the human spirit, the triumph of Orwellian thinking, the eternal prison of the dark heart of the totalitarian."
"The resolution before us today, which would reject all attempts of the Goldstone Report to fix responsibility of all parties to war crimes, including both Hamas and Israel, may as well be called the "Down is Up, Night is Day, Wrong is Right: resolution."
"Because if this Congress votes to condemn a report it has not read, concerning events it has totally ignored, about violations of law of which it is unaware, it will have brought shame to this great institution."
"How can we ever expect there to be peace in the Middle East if we tacitly approve of violations of international law and international human rights, if we look the other way, or if we close our eyes to the heartbreak of people on both sides by white-washing a legitimate investigation?"
"How can we protect the people of Israel from existential threats if we hold no concern for the protection of the Palestinians, for their physical security, their right to land, their right to their own homes, their right to water, their right to sustenance, their right to freedom of movement, their right to human security of jobs, education and health care?"
"We will have peace only when the plight of both Palestinians and Israelis is brought before this House and given equal consideration in recognition of that principle that all people on this planet have a right to survive and thrive, and it is our responsibility, our duty to see that no individual, no group, no people are barred from this humble human claim."