WHY DIDN’T THE U.S. INVADE ISRAEL WHEN IT USED CHEMICAL WEAPONS ON PALESTINIANS?

Friends of Syria

I want you to remember this picture when you think of Israel’s use of chemical weapons every time someone parrots the talking points of the Israeli government.  This picture was taken in Gaza, Palestine; this is a war crime.

Now – when discussing Israel’s use of chemical weapons – I have heard many justifications, excuses and obfuscations to minimize the criminal element of “Operation Cast Lead” that lasted just over 3 weeks from December 28th, 2008 to January 18th, 2009. The timing of Operation Cast Lead is important since the U.S. and the world was focused on the horror of an economic downward spiral and the hope of a new way forward … President Barack Obama was waiting for his inauguration at this point. Now – many Israel advocates like to claim that this isn’t illegal and that Israel used white phosphorous (which is irrefutable and the Israeli government acknowledges)…

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