In case you missed this when it was first posted in 2009. Unfortunately, it is still relevant today.
The author spoke at the Revolution Books Town Hall Meeting at Ethical Culture Society on January 13, 2009
December 22, 2009
In this brilliant speech, former New York Times Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Hedges said, “The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction” on Gaza was aimed at “creating squalid, lawless, and impoverished ghettos in the West Bank and Gaza where life for Palestinians will be barely sustainable.”
The goal is ethnic cleansing, plain and simple.
Chris Hedges spent two decades as a foreign reporter covering wars in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His latest books are Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, Death of the Liberal Class, and The World as It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress.
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