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    EI: Israel told US it is modelling Gaza attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Archived Message

    Posted by sashimi on November 1, 2023, 9:19 am

    Tamara Nassar, 1 Nov 2023

    "It became evident to US officials that Israeli leaders believed mass civilian
    casualties were an acceptable price in the military campaign," The New York
    Times reported on Monday.

    "In private conversations with American counterparts, Israeli officials referred
    to how the United States and other allied powers resorted to devastating
    bombings in Germany and Japan during World War II - including the dropping of
    the two atomic warheads in Hiroshima and Nagasaki - to try to defeat those
    countries," the newspaper added.

    Despite this horrifying knowledge, the Biden administration still adamantly
    opposes a ceasefire in Israel's extermination campaign in Gaza.

    A visible symbol of that determination to let Israel kill as many Palestinians
    as it pleases came when Antony Blinken sat stony-faced as anti-war activists
    repeatedly disrupted the secretary of state as he put forward the case for
    billions more in military aid for Israel and Ukraine at a congressional hearing
    on Tuesday.

    The Biden administration is asking for $14.3 billion for Israel - on top of the
    minimum of $3.8 billion it already provides every year.

    One by one, members of the audience rose from their seats, calling for a
    ceasefire and denouncing Israel's slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza and the
    American role in it.

    Activists with the anti-war campaign group CODEPINK also called for an end to US
    military aid to Israel.

    Others sat silently with their arms raised, showing their palms covered in red

    Security officers removed protestors from the room, while Blinken maintained an
    indifferent demeanor.

    "No red lines"
    The United States is drawing "no red lines" for Israel in its genocidal
    slaughter of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

    Those were the words of White House national security spokesperson John Kirby
    last week.

    Even as the death toll in Gaza soared above 8,000 Palestinians - almost half
    children, Kirby asserted on Monday: "We do not believe that a ceasefire is the
    right answer right now. We believe that a ceasefire right now benefits Hamas."

    Kirby said the Biden administration supports "temporary, localized humanitarian
    pauses to allow aid to get to specific populations" - though none of that has

    The Biden administration continues to talk about getting aid in through Egypt -
    a tiny trickle that serves as a fig leaf for the ongoing US-backed starvation of
    the population by Israel, which has cut off water, food, medicine, fuel and
    other life essentials to the besieged territory.
    -- Cont'd (w/ Blinken CODEPINK protest video) at

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