The above is the the corrected version of David Pope’s cartoon (below). Pope’s “He drew first” satirical sketch became one of the iconic cartoons on the Charlie Hebdo attack (on free speech). I have though corrected it.
I have empathy for the people of France, but the hypocrisy of the leaders that arrived and marched for “freedom” is beyond belief. For the last decade and a half the United States, along with other Western countries (including Australia), has rained terror and destruction on the Arab world with a ferocity that has few parallels. To date 1,455,590 Iraqis have been killed since the ‘Shock and Awe’ campaign that destroyed the country. Have we no shame? (More here from Redflag)
And then we have all the leaders flocking to the streets of Paris for a photo opportunity. Binyamin Netanyahu had tweeted “The attack on France is an attack on us all. Free people everywhere must unite to confront radical Islamist terrorism and to protect ourselves against this threat to our common civilisation.” What a sick joke that he was in the front row waving to the crowds – having recently launched Operation Protective Edge which slaughtering more than 513 children in Gaza. “They should have been arrested as soon as they landed in Paris, clapped in irons and dragged to The Hague” reports Stuart Littlewood.
What is wrong with our democracies? We don’t charge our leaders with war crimes when they sanction terror on the grandest scale, but allow them to hijack the ‘free speech’ march in Paris when 17 people are killed.
The world is truly managed by distorted and sick people. And the public have been hypnotised by the mainstream media moguls into believing that if a President, a Prime Minister or a Parliament decide to kill people – that just fine.
Here is Pope’s original (uncorrected) cartoon.
After Ned’s comment (re: the leaders in the photo op ), I couldn’t resist using the photo and adding the pens above them. We need to be writing about the crimes and atrocities of government and banks.