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Rick Burnley: Israel the Mighty
ISRAEL THE MIGHTY
by Rick Burnley
Hey there, Israel the Mighty,
It seems you've lost your way,
And by the time you've finished with your blitzkrieg,
You're going to have Hell to pay
Poor Israel, the innocent victim,
Here you go again
Wholesale carnage of the innocent,
You're being led by bloodthirsty men
Your rampage in Lebanon stunned the world,
It was clearly unjust and unfair
Collective punishment of the innocent,
So how in Hell do you dare
To talk about terrorism when you do the same?
Terrorists have much in common,
Little regard for human lives
Now in Gaza, you're doing more bombin'
In Lebanon, you dropped white phosphorous,
and millions of cluster bombs.
Most of the victims of these Satanic weapons
Are children, the elderly, and moms.
It seems that a couple of your soldiers were snatched
Your response was a bit in excess
You bombed cities filled with women and children
And left the region a bloody mess.
Using these weapons is a criminal act.
According to the Geneva Convention
The people of the rest of the world ask
What the Hell is your intention.
To reap a harvest of children's limbs
That will go on for years and year?
What kind of God approves such carnage
That leaves such a wake of blood and tears?
You can't call these deaths accidental,
When you're lobbing bombs into a crowd.
Terrorism's the right word for it
And it needs to be said out loud.
If there's a bad guy holed up in a building
You don't get to blow up the block,
Slaughtering families just trying to stay alive
Your leaders should be on the dock.
Indiscriminate killing with oversize bombs,
Don't talk of collateral damage-
It's mass murder on the wholesale level
And you certainly don't have to go to college.
To see that your solution is madness,
And you're taking your people to Hell.
With the methods you use,
And the laws you abuse,
You're playing the Devil's shill.
No country has been condemned as frequently
As Israel, in the United Nations
And your massive overreactions
That rain death on the innocent
Are exhausting the world's patience.
Israel's lucky that it's protected from justice,
By it's ally, The United States,
Because this means that it can act with impunity------
And no matter what international laws that it breaks,
It's always guaranteed immunity.
Don't call out - "Anti-Semite"!
It's your actions that the world abhors.
You're the Bully of the Neighborhood
And you've killed children by the score.
Like shooting fish in a barrel
They have no place to run.
Children with rocks
Against the Empire's guns.
You claim to be the "chosen people"
When it's clear that we're all the same
And with your hi-tech war machine
You're keeping the Mideast aflame.
You state that you just want to stop the rockets
And the terrorists who send them in.
Well, thousands of families have had their lives shattered
And they'll never be able to mend.
You've bombed government buildings
Schools,Hospitals and Mosques
It seems quite reasonable to you,
To the rest of the world these are war crimes,
And people have hung for what you do.
Your leaders are lucky they're not swinging from scaffolds,
That's what international laws proscribe-
And your crimes against the Palestinian people
Are the actions that these laws describe.
Your partners in this crime, the Neo Cons
Have the same ethic as you.
They'll firebomb a city,
To get at just a few.
A million people in Iraq have died so far
But Bush's war wasn't against the Iraqis.
They were being liberated from the tyranny of Saddam
And all were killed in the name of peace.
Your leaders should learn about Karma,
That just means cause and effect.
Israel's going to reap what it sows.
So it's a law that it better respect.
Israel's surrounded by enemies
And it's in a very tough place,
But bombing apartments with F -16's
Is an abominable, immoral disgrace.
Now is the time for wisdom,
It's always around if you look
It's found in the hearts of those who care
Not just in dusty old books.
The differences between you and the ones that you hate
Just exist in a deluded mind,
And if you don't stop your "Eye for an Eye"
Your people will end up blind.
Approach your enemies with the intentions of peace
Put yourselves in their shoes.
Their land was taken and they live in a cage.
No wonder they have the blues.
The Wise ones among you know the Golden Rule
Is your solution, your salvation -
And you'd better start to follow it
Before you destroy the soul of your nation.
You won't solve your problems with weapons,
Use wisdom instead of the gun
Because beneath the veil of illusions
The truth is that we're all really one,
--Rick Burnley, 01/09