The Lessons of the Rocks
In October 2003, American troops retaliated against Iraqi farmers who were percieved to be withholding information about guerillas. Retaliation took the form of using bulldozers to plow up centuries-old groves of date palms and fruit trees. One woman threw herself in front of the bulldozer only to be dragged off crying.
With these acts, the Bush regime finally achieved the Palestinianization of the region, and in some sense of the planet. We are all Palestinian now. When in Palestine, we do what the Palestinians do. We learn the lessons of the rocks.
--Stan Goff, Full Spectrum Dissent
ORIGINAL PHOTO: Abed Omar Qusini - Palestinian children stoning Israeli Occupation Soldiers in Alyamoun, near Jenin, Occupied West Bank, December 20, 2005
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