US to Palestinians: ‘Tighten Your Belts, Our Food Pier Is Still 2 Months Away’

US ships heading toward Gaza to build America’s food delivering pier are sputtering along at 10 to 15 knots. The USVA Gen. Frank Besson Jr. has been refueling in the Azores since Friday. Once underway it still has 5,000 miles to traverse before reaching destination. All other ships are behind the Besson, with 2 not having left the US yet.

With starvation rampant in Gaza, thanks to US enabling the Israeli genocide there, Uncle Sam sure is taking his sweet time creating infrastructure to deliver food aid. It won’t do much good even if completed since Israel blocks most aid in entering Gaza. Might be that our benevolent Uncle is giving Israel time to complete their genocidal ethnic cleansing so we can just pack up and go home.

If the US treated the Berliners being starved by the Russians in 1948 like they’re treating the Palestinians being starved by Israelis in Gaza, Berlin would have fallen to the Russkies pretty damn quick.

Walt Zlotow became involved in antiwar activities upon entering University of Chicago in 1963. He is current president of the West Suburban Peace Coalition based in the Chicago western suburbs. He blogs daily on antiwar and other issues at