I know I have been slack. I thought it was OK to venture into making beautiful things and getting on with my life after eight years of blogging and spending some 6 hours or more a day online staring into the abyss and having the abyss staring back into me.
I am tired. I feel so overwhelmed sometimes with the sheer horror of photo’s of children dying with their guts hanging out because a drone, John Key is OK with, butchers a whole family having a coffee while their city is being bombed back to the stone age but just as I was about to wander off into the sunset and my workshop to spend my life making beauty one of my readers (Thank you so much H) send me this poem.
Beauty will have to wait and take a back seat. How can I even begin to take the first step away from doing what I do best and have done all my life, speaking truth to power, when there are beautiful brave poets such as Rafeef Ziadah writing such heart wrenching poems about their people as they are being killed by the Zionist war machine fed by the US and Europe.
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“Under the title “Jihadist group takes credit for teens killings”, the Times of Israel confirms that:
A new Palestinian jihadist group pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month in the West Bank, … as well as other recent deadly attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians…..
-The actions were carried out in honor of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State, the reincarnation of the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL)declared last month, the statement said.”(Times of Israel, July 3, 2014)
-The ISIL (renamed the Islamic State) (see image) constitutes the main Al Qaeda rebel fighting force in Syria directed against the government of Bashar Al Assad. More recently, ISIL brigades have entered Iraq, confronting government forces.
-While ISIL is an Al Qaeda affiliated entity funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, retribution by Israel for the deaths of the teenagers was directed against Gaza rather than Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.
The supportive role of the US and Israel to the Al Qaeda affiliated entity is not limited to the realm of covert operations. The Israeli military (IDF) is supporting the jihadist entity out of the occupied Golan Heights. Moreover, amply documented, there are Western and well Israeli Special Forces within ISIL rebel ranks.”
Thanks Ev. Know what you mean. Your honesty is great. keep talking. these monsters get away with everything. keep talking.
That was unbelievably powerful, thank you x
Yes it is. Thanks for taking the time to see and listen to her.