Thursday, March 29, 2007

Powerless in Gaza

"Peace is a powerful word. After the last battle-scarred century so many people are weary of war. Nowadays even the most blatant war-mongers are keen to claim the “peace process” as their own. Noam Chomsky defines the term with bitter sarcasm: The term “peace process” is a standard Orwellism, used uncritically in the United States, and adopted throughout much of the world, given its influence and power. In practice, the term refers to whatever the US leadership happens to be doing at the moment – often undermining the peace process in the literal sense of the term, as inspection of the facts makes rather clear. [4]" Anne Alexander

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