Posted on August 19, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
Many times after tornadoes pass through areas of America, helicopters from news stations become dispatched to fly over the path of destruction. Everybody’s seen the videos, looking almost as if a giant “lawnmower” drove over the trailer park, town or city blocks. Tremendous, shocking images of destruction and devastation from tornadoes which touched down on Joplin, Missouri a few years ago remain in viewers’ memories from film footage shot out of news helicopters after the damage had occurred.
Tornadoes are events which humans have no power to prevent or stop. What the Israeli military did to the people living in the Gaza Strip in the past five weeks – the now infamous “mowing the lawn” – was unleash an intentional, murderous bomb tornado. Has anyone noticed there have been no long video reports coming from helicopters flying over the destroyed sections of the Gaza Strip? The United Nations’ Robert Serry described conditions in Gaza as an “unprecedented destruction and humanitarian crisis”.
In the following video, a Press TV reporter talks to the former mayor of a city in the Gaza Strip with 15,000 residents. He recalls 1999, when the city and himself invited over 50 mayors from Israel to visit, welcomed them with food and drink, and how the Israeli mayors became impressed by the beauty and cleanliness of the city. The reporter asks him if the Israeli military were firing against military or civilians.
He replied that they (Israeli forces) were “targeting everything”: houses, trees, streets, ladies, kids, and old men. The former mayor estimated 450 homes were bombed, in what he describes as “complete, mass destruction”. He told the reporter that life for residents is now very difficult to cope with and, with winter coming, what has happened is the “disaster of the century”.
“They (Israel’s) are a brutal army. They kill civilization, they kill life”.
(Thank you to Press TV News Videos at YouTube)