by Keith Pennock
Preposterous charges have been made that Israel followed a policy of genocide in Gaza, when, in fact, it was the policy of Hamas to put its own civilians in harms way in the hope of inciting international outrage against Israel. The truth has come out, thanks to a few honest reporters, including an intrepid Indian TV crew that filmed a camouflaged Hamas rocket next to their hotel. But meanwhile real genocide is going on in Iraq as ISIS purges whole provinces of religious minorities that it doesn't like--which is just about everybody.
Thanks to YouTube you can see one impassioned speaker in Iraq's Parliament, Kurdish MP Vian Kakhil, on one aspect of ISIS ethnic/religious cleansing--of the Yazidis.
Transcript: "Mr. Speaker we are being slaughtered under the banner of 'there is no god but Allah'. Mr. Speaker until now 500 Yazidi men have been slaughtered. Mr. Speaker our women are being taken as slaves and sold in the slave market. Brothers, there is now a campaign of genocide being waged on the Yazidi constituent. Please, Mr. Speaker, my people are being slaughtered just as all Iraqis were slaughtered. The Shiites (Shias), the Sunnis, the Christians, the Turkmens and the Shabak were slaughtered. And today the Yazidis are being slaughtered. Brothers, away from all political disputes, we want humanitarian solidarity. I speak here in the name of humanity. Save us! Save us! For 48 hours 30,000 families are besieged in the Sinjar Mountain without water and food. They are dying. Seventy babies have died so far from thirst and suffocation. Fifty old people have died from the deteriorating conditions. Mr. Speaker, we demand that the Iraqi Parliament intervenes immediately to stop this massacre. There have been 72 genocide campaigns on the Yazidis, and now it is being repeated in the 21st century. An entire religion is being exterminated from the face of the earth. Brothers, I appeal to you in the name of humanity to save us!"
Israel's actions in Gaza were not genocide, yet the world protested. Real genocide is going on in Iraq, and the world has turned its back.