Fight hypocrisy and Help Haiti and Gaza

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

Note: We are back in Palestine now after a successful trip to Italy and
Jordan. Please do come visit us in the canton/ghetto of Bethlehem, which
despite its difficulties remains the birthplace of Jesus.

Journalists struggle to describe the scenes of misery, death, and despair in
language befitting of its tragedy in Haiti.  Over 100 countries mobilized
for aid. Even Israel has mobilized its usual contingent of Israeli doctors
and the mass Zionist media to show how humanitarian it can be (but tiny
Qatar sent far more actual aid). What is little discussed is that the
natural disaster would have claimed far fewer lives had Haiti been allowed
to develop without Western Interference over the past few decades.  There is
a tragic history that stretches from the slave rebellion against the French
“owners” to the US direct occupation of Haiti 1915 to 1934, to the US
support for puppet dictators, to the latest 2004 coup engineered by elements
in the neoconservative movement under the Presidency of George Bush.  The
last government installed was and continues to be corrupt, inept, and
unaccountable. I was shocked that the “President of Haiti” could not even
put sentences together let alone deal with disasters.  It is no surprise
that many people in Haiti have come to believe that anarchy is better.
Meanwhile, Western companies, whose motto is always maximum profits/minimum
costs, strip billions worth of Haitian natural resources.

Gaza was a calamity of incredible proportion.  1.5 million people in a small
strip of largely desert land, most of them refugees or displaced people.
Over a period of three weeks, Israeli shelling destroyed over 10,000 homes,
schools, hospitals, food warehouses, and shops. Over 400 children and
hundreds of other civilians were massacred.   This man-made disaster was
accomplished with the blessing of the US and its direct support (military
equipment, shielding Israel from International law etc). But our spirit will
not be broken just like the spirit of Haiti will not be broken (see video)

Hardly any Western reporters bothered to cover the story of the man-made
tragedy in Gaza.  If they did mention it, it was in passing while assigning
blame to Hamas for the home made projectiles the people of Gaza tried to
produce in response to the incessant slaughter.  More importantly, no
flotillas of emergency aid were to arrive in Gaza from any governmental
sources.  Only a few activists managed to bring food and medicines in spite
of official governments positions.  In fact the siege intensified over Gaza
and one year later, there has been no or very little reconstruction.

The US foreign policy, hijacked by a group of wealthy and powerful
individuals utilizing lobbyists as their tools and brainwashing some
individuals to think it is “good for the Jews” have ensured hypocrisy.  It
is hypocrisy to name a fund for helping (Bush Clinton Haiti Fund) run by the
two war criminals that engineered and/or supported calamities in places like
Iraq (1 million killed), Gaza, Afghanistan, Sudan and elsewhere. It is
hypocrisy to send Hilary Clinton who supported the slaughter in Gaza for
photo opportunities in Haiti. It s hypocrisy to pressure the puppet regime
in Egypt to erect a wall to prevent Gaza population from importing foods and
medicine while spending our taxpayer money for USAID with stings attached
(most to guide countries to create policies of oppression in the guise of
humanitarian aid) AND let corporations gain billions from exploitation of
those same countries (e.g. Haliburton, Mobil, Motorolla). A colleague wrote
in Arabic that Jamal Abdel Nasser as a person of high stature built the
Aswan high Dam while Mubarak is building the metal underground low dam!

US interests do not lie in creating more hypocrisy Is it not time to
thoroughly reevaluate the calamitous policies that led us to this? These
policies, while profiting a few individuals in positions of power (Corporate
and Zionist lobbies*), directly harm average citizens in Haiti, the US,
Israel/Palestine and elsewhere. It was hoped that the year 2000 would usher
in a new era of peace and prosperity on humanity.  Is it not time to
investigate why Latin America, Asia and much of Europe is moving in that
direction while the US and Israeli policies have created mayhem and
destruction? Is it not time for the events of September 11, 2001 to receive
full investigation instead of the cover-up in the report issued? Would we
see 2010 as a year of change or would we wait for yet another calamity to
expose more hypocrisy?

ACTION: 1) Donate to Haiti relief through the International Red Cross,
UNICEF, Oxfam, or other non-governmental organizations (see for example

2) Act for Gaza (see for
example this new good website

* See the book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins  about the
corporate elites. I think he downplays what the Zionist lobbies have done
which sometimes even won over corporate interests like the military
industries but he makes some very cogent observations from someone who was
on the inside as an economic hitman (and ofcourse many of these corporations
are run by ardent Zionists who like to have a strong Israel as an insurance
policy in case they need to run away from Western Countries).  Here are
videos of a lecture by Perkins:

Part 1
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAqG51uwzMI
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l22O33KyWa4


  1. George Wanker Bush said,

    January 18, 2010 at 17:48

    Don’t it make ya proud ta be a UMARIKIN idjit?

  2. January 18, 2010 at 20:10

    I sent this to German Embassy and will semd to my government
    and sadly money will probably not reach poor
    All those actors raising money for Haiti need a flood of e-mails re help for Gaza
    I have found a way to help Gaza and for Haiti will help a private volunteer
    two concerns
    Germany is ready to pursue further economic sanctions on Iran, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin on Monday.
    Interesting that it Israel with nuclear bombs who flattened much of Gaza and humans
    with nasty bombs

    Secondly I note that Germany is helping the poor Haitians
    Did you or still do same for Gaza to ensure the people have necessities of lifeMore difficult for supplies to reach Gaza than Haiti
    Thank you
    Kathleen Bridel

  3. katan said,

    January 18, 2010 at 20:36

    All of us are being tested , Have you got the character to resist the Elite hypocrites with whatever means possible. Are you going to be a part of God’s victory and elevate your soul, or are you going to follow the easy path of the numbed blackhearted sheep. The steep path is hardest to climb but the rewards are great. God bless the strivers.

  4. Ld Elon said,

    January 20, 2010 at 00:33

    Are Men really their to help, or are they ther to cover their backs for their wretchidness and wickedre, requests of curses and magic of darkend sorts, whom is of Christ blood, you?
    And what is it of the dead are they too not to be scavaged for their rewards.

    Cube says tis.

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