Nick Clegg: We must stop arming Israel

Nick Clegg has a piece in The Guardian today:

The world watched in horror yesterday as the conflict in Gaza claimed its latest innocent victims in the rubble of a UN school. Any hopes of reconciliation are being snuffed out as anger spills into protests around the world.

The past two weeks have been a telling indictment of the international community. We have an outgoing US president sanctioning Israel’s military response and an aching silence from the president-elect. We have a European Union encumbered by clumsy decision-making and confused messages.

And at home we have a prime minister talking like an accountant about aid earmarked for Gaza without once saying anything meaningful about the conflict’s origins…

My proposals to stay Israel’s hand in this conflict may be unwelcome to some, but they have the country’s long term interest at heart. No terrorist organisation has ever been defeated by bombs alone. Only a new approach will secure lasting peace for Israel itself.

You can read the full piece here.

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13 Comments

  • Clifford: Dont you think the drop in oil production might be due to the huge drop in oil prices? Last year you were aruing the rise in oil price proved it was peak oil. You cant now use a different argument to say that falling prices mean it is still peak oil.

    Neil: Bollox. Loads of people saw the hypocrisy of bombing Serbia. Unfortunately Paddy Ashdown was strongly in favour (as he was of Iraq), and he has lots of weight in the party.

  • You are obviously a nutter. I have no desire to debate with nutters.

  • You obviously know everything I have said is true & that you are considerably morally inferior to those German government employees who ran the Auschwitz trains. Had they refused they would have been punished – you would only have found it inconveniencing your sucking up to the war criminal Ashdown.

    I doubt you a qualified psychologist & that your remark is pure gratuitous rudeness, enlike everything I have said which is merely proven fact.

  • Well said Nick.

  • israel has no friend & no allies. it has only enemies & slaves. the USA & , canada & europe are its slaves and the rest of the world are its enemies. better be a free enemy than a slave ally.

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