As the Founder and Editor of this site for over 23 years, I have always avoided straying from authoring non-football-related issues, but i am afraid I cannot in all honesty ignore the Slaughter that is unfolding in front of us in Gaza. I cannot condone the murderous actions of Hamas that was the latest trigger in a long line of conflict, but I CANNOT condone the continuous activities of the `Israeli Defence Force'! There is a particularly horrific numeric 'calculation' used by them in 'retaliation' to anyone who dares stand up against their imposed invasion and occupation of territory they have absolutely no right to be in, that ratio is upwards of 10-1 increasing to 100-1 and more.
This ratio is for the LIVES of defenceless Women and Children and then men! Women and Children makeup for 80% of the casualties! Prime minister Ricki Sunak went from hero to Zero by 'backing' Israel wholeheartedly from the very beginning of this conflict as did the senile Joe Biden of the USA....shame on them, they are recreating the Blair Bush religiously generated genocide that they oversaw in Iraq.
Britain and America have a lot to answer for in the Middle East, especially Palestine1 having let the Arab League down enormously after their unfulfilled promises after the 1st World War, the British then compounded their neglect of the Palestinians by 'allowing' the State of Israel to be put in place under the Ballflor declaration terms!
This is where America comes in and takes full control of the situation by threatening to cut of ALL the monies that Britain depended on from it's supposed ally that it needed to keep going having bankrupted itself to fight the evil of fascism and the genocide of the Nazi regime.
Unfortunately children who are abused when they are young often become abusers them selves, and that is exactly what the Israeli's are doing now, make no mistake they are and have been carrying out systematic genocide for years and years and will continue to do so until the United nations finally grow some balls and make a stand, the reason they have ALWAYS failed to do so over the last 75 years is quite simple....MONEY!
The big banks are still owned by Jewish people who use their enormous wealth to get what they want in America by threatening to bankrupt their own nation, so what chance does any other nation have?
This war will NOT go away, the IDF can and will slaughter every living soul they can in order to 'eradicate' the Palestininas and their entire nation, JUst as the Nazis tried to do with them and ultimately failed! The Isrealis might succeed in the short term but will have stoked the fire of an eternal struggle in which they WILL ultimately fail themselves, because a whole new generation of young men will grow up knowing only hatred in their hearts with their sole reason for existing being the destruction of Israel!
I do NOT claim to have the answers, but it is only by addressing the problems that there can be any chance of a solution....ask the many Jewish friends that I have if I am Anti-semetic before passing judgement on this article and just be thankful that we still live in the 'true land of the free' despite its failings- Ed