Biden Sells $ 735 Million Bombs To Israel To Bring Peace With Palestine
A typical tactic of bringing peace and democracy to warring countries is to sell a bunch of weapons of mass destruction to the most armed side of the conflict, and then make a soothing speech about the desire for world peace.
The Washington Post reported Monday that the Biden administration officially notified Congress of the sale on May 5, just days before Israeli forces began their latest bombardment of Gaza last week—an assault that has killed nearly 200 Palestinians, wounded more than 1,200, and displaced tens of thousands.
THREAD: A case study in US complicity in Israel's massacre on Gaza. Al Jazeera investigation reveals GBU-31, GBU-39 and MK-84 bombs are being dropped on Gaza. All three of these weapons are made by American companies. https://t.co/fgjNZ1OZn6— Alex Kane (@alexbkane) May 17, 2021
And today, US President Joe Biden and his wife published a video calling on Israel and Palestine to stop fighting.
Last weekend, thousands of Los Angeles residents protested in support of the Palestinians.
Demonstrators chanted and held signs saying "Free Palestine" and "End All U.S. Aid to Israel," according to the Associated Press. They were heard shouting "long live intifada." Police temporarily shut down traffic on Wilshire Boulevard and warned drivers to find alternate routes.