"What does it say about Obama's character that he sides with the Israeli slaughter machine against those that it slaughters?," asks Russell Mokhiber.
"What does it say about the character of his "progressive" supporters, who cry for joy at his inauguration, but say not a peep about the slaughter machine and its victims?
In response [to ads Israel placed in North American newspapers], the American Arab Anti-Defamation Committee (ADC) last week put up an ad on its web site titled – What If Israel Were in Your Neighborhood?
Death and Destruction with American built F-16 fighter jets and Apache helicopters."
Cleansing war crimes: The page where I found this Reuters image of a US-built Apache Helicopter Gunship, which in its upwards look fails to show the carnage this death machine was wreaking on the ground in Gaza, has the following caption, that again cleanses the atrocities inflicted on the Palestinian population of Gaza by the Israelis. Further, beneath the caption is an ad that appeals for donations: "Support IDF Soldiers! You Too Can Strengthen Israel's Defense."
"An Israeli Apache gunship flies over the Gaza Strip January 5, 2009. Israeli tanks, planes and ground forces pounded Gaza on Monday and the defence minister said the offensive against Hamas militants in the Palestinian enclave would go on until Israel was safe."
from The website for the defence industries--army:
Apache Attack Helicopter Gunship
"The Apache is a twin-engined army attack helicopter developed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). It entered service with the US Army in 1984 and has been exported to Egypt, Greece, Israel, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
The US Army has more than 800 Apaches in service, and more than 1,000 have been exported. The Apache was first used in combat in 1989 in the US military action in Panama. It was used in Operation Desert Storm and has supported low intensity and peacekeeping operations worldwide including Turkey, Bosnia and Kosovo."
What I want to know is who named this death machine an Apache? Are American Indian groups speaking out against this outrage?