Haaretz reports that, as Israeli ground forces entered Gaza yesterday, â€œhundreds of shells were fired, including cluster bombs aimed at open areas.â€ FireDogLakeâ€™s Siun writes, â€œThe use of cluster bombs â€” which have a large footprint when initially dropped and then remain a threat for decades â€” in a location like the Gaza Strip which is so packed with people is horrifying.â€ (FDL notes that video footage seems to confirm the use of cluster bombs.) Last summer, a former Israeli defense official said that â€œthe Israeli military used cluster bombs for two weeks during the 2006 Lebanon war without telling the Israeli government.â€ At the time, the UN decried the use of the bombs as â€œcompletely immoral.â€
— Think Progress Â» Reports suggest Israeli forces using cluster bombs in Gaza.
I’ve often wondered why the US has such unwaivering support for Israel, especially after they commit warcrimes such as these. Sure, we can be proud that they’re using our weapons against the dirty arabs, but there’s got to be a line drawn somewhere. As with the recent election, I think that things are going to come to a head with our Israel support. One day they’ll be just merrily killing civilians and look back and we won’t be there anymore.
I can hope at least.