Jour: 4 août 2014

Today I saw a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic bag of meat: it was his son

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Brian Eno speaking at the National Demonstration for Gaza, London, 26/07/14.D.R.

Brian Eno’s letter to America: WHY? I just don’t get it

Dear All of You:

I sense I’m breaking an unspoken rule with this letter, but I can’t keep quiet any more.

Today I saw a picture of a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic carrier bag of meat. It was his son. He’d been shredded (the hospital’s word) by an Israeli missile attack – apparently using their fab new weapon, flechette bombs. You probably know what those are – hundreds of small steel darts packed around explosive which tear the flesh off humans. The boy was Mohammed Khalaf al-Nawasra. He was 4 years old.

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