Jonathan Kay with his book, Among the Truthers, does the same thing as Penn and Teller with their television program. They associated 9/11 Truthers with faked Moon landing conspiracy theorists. Kay has a flying saucer abduction and an Illuminati pyramid portrayed on the cover of his book along with the twin towers and an airliner. He is implying that questioning 9/11 puts the questioner into the same category with UFO nuts. What does the media have most people thinking about 9/11 and skyscrapers regardless of the physics?
Getting to the Moon was Newtonian physics. Isaac Newton could have done the calculations for the project 300 years ago. The physics of an airliner crashing into a skyscraper and that skyscraper being collapsed straight down by the portion above the impact can’t be more complicated than getting to the Moon. But every skyscraper must accomplish certain tasks before they can be hit by airplanes. Skyscrapers must hold themselves up for their entire height therefore every level must be strong enough to support the combined weights of all levels above. So the designers must determine how much steel is necessary to accomplish that, which means the amount of steel increases down the height of every very tall building.
The cores of WTC 1 and WTC 2 had 47 columns. The 10,000 page NCSTAR1 report by the NIST says the cores supported 53% of each building’s weight. But since most levels were 12 feet high that meant there were 564 feet of vertical steel in each level of the core. But there were horizontal beams connecting the columns on each level of the core also. The cores were 136 by 86 feet. Since the columns were not in an even 6 by 8 minus 1 array the arrangement must have been more complicated but the layout of the beams is never shown by any official source. The horizontal steel should still consist of about 6 times 136 feet plus 8 times 86 feet, which comes to 1504 feet of steel. So on every level of the core there should have been about 2.5 times as many feet of horizontal steel as there were of vertical steel. But how much did it all weigh?
The steel in the columns was as little as 1/4th of an inch thick at the top of the towers but as much as 5 inches thick at the bottom. In addition to greater thickness the box columns were longer and wider than the H-beams at the top. But how much did the thickness of the horizontal steel beams change down the building? That is another unknown we have to live with after ten years. But why are we living with it? Why weren’t physicists and structural engineers demanding that information and telling everyone within weeks of 9/11?
Regardless of who destroyed the towers or why, an analysis of the physics would require accurate information about the state of the buildings before the impacts. The NIST admits in three places that information on the distribution of weight in the towers is necessary to analyze the impact. But then they didn’t do that analysis. They had empirical data. They measured the deflection and oscillation of the south tower with recordings from a digital camera up to the 70th floor because the vertical columns on the outside of the building created a moving pattern with the pixels in the camera. The skyscraper deflected 12 inches at the 70th floor even though the plane impacted at the 81st. It must have moved about 15 inches at the impact level. After the impact the tower oscillated for approximately four minutes in progressively smaller deviations. So how could the bottom of the upper portion completely break loose and move horizontally more than 20 feet 50 minutes later? Where was the center of gravity? Where was the center of rotation? What was the moment of inertia? Where are the physicists asking about that?
What happened in New York on 9/11 was so unique and phenomenal one would think physicists would be fascinated and never let go of it until it was resolved. But that appears to not be the case. If anything there seems to be a deafening silence on the part of most physicists. Consequently we have had nearly TEN YEARS of rhetorical and psychological nonsense. We have the Orthodox 9/11 Religion versus the Heretical 9/11 Psychosis. On the one hand 1360 foot skyscrapers collapsed straight down in less than 18 seconds and this miracle is supposed to be believed even though accurate data on the distributions of steel and concrete are not provided by official sources so the conservation of momentum can be reasonably analyzed. IT’S A MIRACLE! On the other hand shadow government agents used holographic planes to teleport explosives into the buildings with particle beams. Or were they mini-nukes? IT’S A TINFOIL MIRACLE!
But this is the nation that put men on the Moon. The Empire State Building, which is only 3 miles from Ground Zero, will have its 80th anniversary this year. What kind of electronic computers were used in 1929 to design a building that is still among the top 20 tallest in the world? IBM had its 100th anniversary this year but there were no electronic computers in 1929. Regardless of who or why or how it should be possible to definitively determine if NORMAL AIRLINERS could destroy buildings 2000 times their mass in less than TWO HOURS. But no, we are treated to pictures of flying saucer abductions and can’t even be told how many tons of steel were on each level within 5 stories of the airliner impacts.
Purdue has given us a computer simulation which they claim is scientific.
But the core columns do not move in that simulation when the plane impacts. This contradicts the behavior which the NIST documents for the south tower. Is Purdue telling us that the conservation of momentum is unscientific? The effect of mass and its distribution on a vertical flexible body can be easily demonstrated.
Then there is the effect of impacts from above on self supporting masses. The north tower was hit by the plane at the 95th floor. So there were 15 stories above that point and 94 below.
A simple simulation would be to remove the simulated levels 91, 92, 93, 94 and 95. That would leave a 60 foot gap with 15 stories floating in the air and 90 intact simulated stories below. Let simulated gravity take its course. The bottom of the falling 15 stories would impact the top of the 90 in just under 2 seconds at 44 mph.
The levels get stronger and heavier going down and lighter and weaker going up. Even at a 3 to 1 ratio of destruction, which I regard as extremely unlikely, that would leave 45 stories standing. That destruction would require energy. The only source is the kinetic energy of the falling 15 stories. They would slow down. Completely eliminating 5 stories is more destruction than the airliner impact and fires could have accomplished. So if that simulation comes nowhere near complete collapse then what is with this nonsense that has been going on for approaching TEN YEARS?
Grade school kids could build that and test it to their hearts content. Computers must be told how to compute physics and it must be coded perfectly or else they can get it wrong. Real models cannot escape real physics. The problem with small models is being too strong in relation to their own weight because of the square cube law. Engineering schools that charge $100,000 for four years of education should be able to afford to test larger models. Where is the engineering school that has built a physical model that can completely collapse? Maybe they don’t find 9/11 interesting.
The Laws of Physics are incapable of giving a damn about psychology. But this nearly ten year 9/11 phenomenon is extremely psychological. What do psychologists know about Newtonian physics? It is much older than Sigmund Freud. If the physics dictates that the towers could not collapse straight down then physicists should have figured it out long ago. If the physics makes it possible then they should have explained it in detail long ago. But wouldn’t that involve having accurate data on the distributions of steel and concrete in the towers? So where are the physicists demanding the information?
But if the planes could not possibly have caused that much destruction and the majority of people around the world believe that they did, then the physicists have created a problem for themselves with their years of silence and the media has created a problem with its years of noise. How do they expect to teach physics for the next 1000 years? Do they really just want to pretend that Newtonian physics is extremely difficult and expect everyone else to just believe what they are told? But 9/11 has been a catalyst for war and people with the credentials to supposedly explain this nonsense have allowed the chain reaction to engulf other countries.
Can this go on for another ten years?
There are a couple of amusing things about this fantasy event however. There are two science fiction novels written before 9/11 which contain incidents which are easily comparable to 9/11. One is Flag in Exile by David Weber from 1995 and the other is Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold published in 1998. Weber’s book has a dome collapse which is supposed to appear to be due to incompetence or corruption even though it was actually sabotage. There is significant discussion of computer simulations which eventually uncover how the sabotage was done. Komarr has a collision between a spacecraft and a huge satellite. Again there are computer simulations which uncover peculiarities that cannot be explained by “classical physics”. Though not deliberate sabotage there was an unknown technological factor added by unknown individuals. But in these fictional universes the mysteries are solved in days or weeks not years. Weber’s book also involves a propaganda campaign about the event so a psychological factor is incorporated into the plot.
So if airliners could not cause that much destruction then 9/11 is the Piltdown Man incident of the 21st century and the physics profession has a serious problem.
Can their silence make it go away?
It’s called Hinduzionism… that’s one word… hinduzionism….
By Zafarul-Islam Khan, The Milli Gazette
Published Online: Jun 28, 2011
Print Issue: 1-15 July 2011
Very interestingly, these participants are proud of their past actions and insist they were not terrorists but merely working towards an honourable goal, the removal of all Arabs from Palestine for the creation of the state of Israel on stolen and confiscated land. To quote one of these men, “We did not mind being called terrorists back then because we used brutal force to get rid of them.” Interesting that this nation, built on blood, terrorist nation and rogue, cries foul at small rockets fired by their victims and then uses this as an excuse to erase thousands of civilians because “Hamas” is involved.
October 1, 1946 ~ The British Embassy in Rome was badly damaged by bomb explosions, for which Irgun claimed responsibility.
Note the absence of men who were sent to labor or concentration camps.
greetings amongst the ruins of a previously flourishing Palestinian village.
March 22, 1948 ~ A housing block in Iraq Street in Haifa was blown up killing 17 and injuring 100 others. Four members of the Stern Gang drove two truck-loads of explosives into the street and abandoned the vehicles before the explosion.
April 6, 1973 ~ Dr. Bassel Kubaissy, an Iraqi political science professor, was gunned down and killed in a Paris street by the Israeli special forces.
The Israeli air raids inside Lebanon killed 20 civilians in Saida’s residential area, 150 in Fakhani and another 150 in the Beirut Arab University area in 1981.
Summer, 1982 ~ Israel invaded Lebanon. So massive were the bombing raids on Beirut in August of 1982, on the orders of Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, that some 20,000 civilians were killed.
September 16, 1982 ~ Sharon sent the Maronite Christian Phalangist murder squads into two Palestinian refugee camps, Sabra and Chatila. With Israeli tanks and troops closely surrounding the camps to prevent anyone from escaping, the murder squads machine-gunned, bayoneted, and bludgeoned Palestinian civilians all that night, the next day and the following night while the Israelis surrounding the camps listened gleefully to the machine gun fires and screams coming from inside.
Sharon then sent in bulldozers to hide as much of the atrocity as he could. Some 1500 to 2500 Palestinian men, women and children were butchered. Even after the efforts of Sharon’s bulldozers, many Palestinians remained unburied, and the Red Cross workers discovered entire families, including hundreds of elderly and little children, with their throats cut or disemboweled. Uncounted numbers of women and girls were also raped before they were slaughtered. [An Israeli investigation in 1983 found Sharon indirectly but “personally” responsible for the deaths, and he was forced to resign.]
October 1982 ~ Israeli terrorists bombed houses, cars, and offices of three elected mayors of the West Bank cities ~ Nablus, Ramallah, and Al Beireh.
1986 ~ Naj Al Ali, a Palestinian cartoonist, was assassinated by the Israeli agents.
April 1988 ~ Israeli commandos invaded the home of Khalil Al Wazir, a Palestinian leader, and shot him in his bed.
February-March 1989 ~ Israeli jets bombed the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon killing 15 children and many adults.
April 14, 1989 ~ Israeli police and armed Jewish settlers attacked the Palestinian village of Nahalin killing 8 and injuring 50.
May 20, 1990 ~ An IDF soldier in Oyon Qara lined up and machine-gunned to death 7 Palestinian men who were waiting to cross into Israel to go to their jobs. At the demonstrations that followed, the IDF troops opened with live fire arms killing 13.
October 8, 1990 ~ IDF soldiers opened with live fire arms on worshipers in the Al-Aqsa Masjid, the third-holiest Islamic shrine in the world, killing 22.
February 1994 ~ Kach Party member Baruch Goldstein used an assault rifle to murder some 30 Palestinians worshiping in the Hebron mosque. Nearly 200 were injured. This terrorist act was praised by many rabbis. During the demonstrations that followed, the IDF forces opened with live fire arms on the demonstrators, killing 23 and wounding hundreds ~ the exact casualty figures were never released.
Following the incident, Israel imposed a 5-week long curfew during which 76 Palestinians, mostly stone-throwing children, were killed. The Israeli government later gave permission for a memorial to be constructed in honor of Goldstein.
February 27, 1994 ~ Mossad bombed the “Our Lady of Deliverance” Maronite Catholic Church at Jounieh, Lebanon killing 11 worshipers.
March 28, 1994 ~ Israeli secret police opened fire on suspected Palestinian activists, killing 6 and injuring 49 in Jabalia. Those injured were removed from their cars and shot in the head to finish them off.
July 17, 1994 ~ Israeli settlers opened fire on Palestinians waiting to cross into Israel to go to work at the Eretz Checkpoint. Nearby Palestinians saw what was happening and a gun-battle ensued that lasted for six hours. On the Palestinian side, 11 were killed, 200 injured; on the Israeli side a soldier was killed and 21 were injured, along with an Israeli settler.
April 11, 1996 ~ Israel launched Operation Grapes of Wrath by attacking southern Lebanon, killing nearly 170 civilians. So massive were the bombing raids that nearly half a million residents fled the area. The IDF bombed the UN shelter for refugees at Qana, Lebanon, killing at least 106 civilians. According to Human Rights Watch, 2018 houses and buildings in South Lebanon were either completely destroyed or severely bombarded. Lebanon’s total economic damage was estimated at half a billion dollars.
1999 ~ Israeli warplanes bombed a group of children celebrating a Muslim festival in the Bekaa Valley killing 8. The year 2000 witnessed the video clips of the cold-blooded murder of 10-year old Mohamed el-Dura.
2000 ~ Israel unveiled her worst of crimes against the Palestinian people. Targeted killing of Palestinian activists and leaders became common, resulting in suicide attacks as reprisals by Palestinian resistance forces.
October 12, 2001 ~ Two Mossad agents were arrested attempting to bomb the deliberation chamber of the Mexican National Congress in Mexico City.
solution which Israel wishes to avoid at all costs. Removal of
moderate leaders will drive Palestinians to the fanatics,
giving Israel its extremist enemy.
November 23, 2001 ~ Mahmoud Abu Hanoud was assassinated when Israelis bombed the car in which he was traveling near Nablus. Upon Hanoud’s death it was said, “While the Israelis say they’ve always gone after ‘terrorist’ targets, they have, in fact, also gone after those members of the Palestinian leadership who have two important attributes: One, they were interested in a two-state solution, and two, they were the kind of people who were strong enough to be the peace party in Palestinian leadership. Most of these guys have been killed. The Israeli strategy is to kill the moderate Palestinians as well as militants and send this thing careening towards an endgame where Israel has the extremist enemy it wants. Sharon is driving Palestinian society more and more to the right, to the fanatics, which is calculated to create the results he wants. In 1923, radical Zionist Ze’ev Jabotinsky-spiritual father of not only of Menachem Begin but of Meir Kahane-wrote that the “sole way” for Jews to deal with Arabs in Palestine was through ‘total avoidance of all attempts to arrive at a settlement’ ~ which Jabotinsky euphemistically termed the “‘ron wall’ approach. Not coincidentally, a picture of Jabotinsky graces Sharon’s desk“
December 10, 2001 ~ Palestinian activist Muhammad Sidir, 24, was hit by a missile dropped in a crowded intersection. Two Palestinian children died in the attacks and two other children were injured. Israeli helicopter gunships hovered over the carnage for five minutes, preventing immediate medical attention from being administered to the wounded and dying.
December 17, 2001 ~ Israeli troops murdered Palestinian activist Yaqoub Aidkadik.
January 14, 2002 ~ Israeli terrorists planted a bomb outside the Tulkarm home of Palestinian resistance leader Raed al-Karmi, killing him. He is shown above with a bandaged wound incurred in an earlier Israeli attempt on his life.
January 24, 2002 ~ Elie Hobeika, a Lebanese national, was a key witness in the Sabra-Chatila war crimes case being pursued in a Belgian court against Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. Hobeika was blown up outside his house in Beirut together with three bodyguards and a civilian bystander. The car-bomb was the work of professional assassins in the employ of Mossad. The explosion occurred two days after Hobeika agreed to give evidence against Sharon. Marwan Hamadeh, the Lebanese minister for refugees stated,”My initial evaluation is that of course Israel doesn’t want witnesses against it in this historic case in Belgium.” Israeli Prime Minister Terrorist Sharon dismissed the charges: “I am simply saying, from our point of view, we have no link to this subject at all, and this is not worthy of a comment,” Sharon told reporters.
September to December of 2001 ~ Some 200 Palestinian children were killed and 400 injured by the Israeli forces. Sixty Palestinian homes in Gaza were destroyed as part of a collective punishment for the death of 4 Israeli soldiers.
March 30, 2002 ~ Five Palestinian bank guards executed in Ramallah by the Israeli soldiers.
April 3-11, 2002 ~ IDF massacred at least 52 Palestinian civilians. So brutal was the Israeli action that the HRW castigated Israel to have “committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, some amounting prima facie to war crimes.” Amnesty International, in its November 4, 2002 report on Jenin and Nablus similarly alleged that Israel had committed war crimes. Specifically, the reports stated that unlawful killings occurred; there was a failure to ensure medical or humanitarian relief; demolition of houses and property occurred; water and electricity supplies to civilians were cut; torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in arbitrary detention occurred; and Palestinians civilians were used for military operations or as “human shields.” In addition, the Amnesty report charged that civilians were not warned before their houses were demolished and hence they were buried in the rubble.
of Palestinian leader Ahmed Jibril. The victim’s foot can be
seen dangling from the wreckage in the photo above.
May 20, 2002 ~ Mossad car bombed Mohammed Jibril, son of a Palestinian leader.
July 23, 2002 ~ A F16 jet dropped a 1,000 lb. laser-guided bomb on an occupied Gaza City apartment block, killing 15 people, including 9 children and Sheikh Salah Shahada, the military leader of Hamas. Over 150 were wounded, mostly old men and women.
February 5, 2003 ~ Kamla Said, a partially deaf woman of 65 was killed when the Israeli army demolished her house by dynamiting it during a raid on the Maghazi refugee camp in the Gaza Strip while she was still inside.
March 16, 2003 ~ Rachel Corrie, 23, a peace activist from America, was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza, as she had protested against house demolitions.
April 11, 2003 ~ Tom Hurndall, 21, a peace activist from London, was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier as he had tried to help a Palestinian woman and her children move away from a gunfight in Rafah.
August 4, 2005 ~ Ex-Israeli Army personnel and Kach Party member Eden Natan-Zada attacked a bus using an assault rifle, killing 4, wounding 12 Palestinians.
July 15, 2006 ~ The IDF, shortly before its invasion of Lebanon, in an official response to the kidnapping of one of its soldiers by the Hamas militants near the Gaza Strip, undertook a severe raid, in which at least 60 civilians were killed and hundreds injured. Israeli planes bombed an electrical power distribution facility, knocking out power to half of the Gaza Strip, and knocking out water pumping stations, leaving much of the Strip without potable water. Bridges linking the northern and southern halves of the Gaza strip were bombed, and border crossings were closed, putting at risk the civilian population of the Strip, which is totally dependent on supplies of food and fuel brought in through the border crossings with Israel.
July-August 2006 ~ The Israeli Air Force bombed Lebanon for 34 days, killing some 1,300 civilians. So sadistic was the bombing campaign, Lebanon was dubbed to have been “bombed into the stone age.” Lebanon’s infrastructure was destroyed.
November 8, 2006 ~ The IDF shelled a row of houses in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, killing 19 Palestinians and wounding more than 40. Italy’s foreign minister Massimo D’Alema called the shelling of the civilians deliberate.
The 2007 Amnesty International Report for the year ending in December of 2006 stated, “Increased violence between Israelis and Palestinians resulted in a threefold increase in killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces. The number of Israelis killed by Palestinian armed groups diminished by half. More than 650 Palestinians, including some 120 children, and 27 Israelis were killed. Israeli forces carried out air and artillery bombardments in the Gaza Strip, and Israel continued to expand illegal settlements and to build a 700-km fence/wall on Palestinian land in the Occupied Territories.
Military blockades and increased restrictions imposed by Israel on the movement of Palestinians and the confiscation by Israel of Palestinian customs duties caused a significant deterioration in living conditions for Palestinian inhabitants in the Occupied Territories, with poverty, food aid dependency, health problems and unemployment reaching crisis levels. Israeli soldiers and settlers committed serious human rights abuses, including unlawful killings, against Palestinians, mostly with impunity.
Thousands of Palestinians were arrested by Israeli forces throughout the Occupied Territories on suspicion of security offenses and hundreds were held in administrative detention.
Israeli conscientious objectors continued to be imprisoned for refusing to serve in the army. In a 34-day war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in July-August, Israeli forces committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes. Israeli bombardments killed nearly 1,200 people, and destroyed or damaged tens of thousands of homes and other civilian infrastructure. Israeli forces also littered south Lebanon with around a million unexploded cluster bombs which continued to kill and maim civilians after the conflict.”
June 1, 2007 ~ Israeli troops shot and killed two 13-year-old Palestinians ~Ahmed Abu Zbeida and Zaher al-Majdalawi ~ near the Gaza-Israel border fence, saying that they were crawling toward the barrier in a “suspicious manner.” The boys had told their families they were going to the beach. (The Guardian, June 1, 2007)
In its year-end review of Israeli violence against Palestinian people, the Israeli Human Rights Organization B’tselem stated that in 2007, up to 29 December, Israeli security forces killed 373 Palestinians ~ 290 in Gaza, 83 in the West Bank, 53 among them minors.
By comparison, in 2006, 657 Palestinians were killed, including 140 minors: 523 in Gaza, 134 in the West Bank.
In 2007, there was an increase of 13 % in the number of Palestinians held in administrative detention without trial, which averaged 830 people. Sixty-six staffed checkpoints and 459 physical roadblocks on average controlled movement inside the West Bank, thus hindering Palestinians’ freedom of movement.
Israel continued the freeze policy on family unification, denying tens of thousands of Palestinians the right to a family life. The number of houses demolished in East Jerusalem rose by 38 percent. Palestinians continue to face severe discrimination in the allocation of water in the West Bank, causing serious hardship in the summer.
The 2008 Amnesty International Report, in its year-end review for 2007, stated, “The human rights situation in the Israeli Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) remained dire. Israeli forces killed more than 370 Palestinians, destroyed more than 100 Palestinian homes and imposed ever more stringent restrictions on the movement of Palestinians.
In June, the Israeli government imposed an unprecedented blockade on the Gaza Strip, virtually imprisoning its entire 1.5 million population, subjected them to collective punishment and causing the gravest humanitarian crisis to date. Some 40 Palestinians died after being refused passage out of Gaza for urgent medical treatment not available in local hospitals. Some 9,000 Palestinian adults and children remained in Israeli jails, some of whom had been held without charge or trial for years.” During the same period 13 Israelis were killed by Palestinian armed groups.
As if this litany of state terrorism is not enough, Palestinians suspected of actively opposing Israel’s occupation of the West Bank or Gaza, have had their homes and families attacked by Israeli tanks, mortars, missiles and bombs. And after their suspect is killed or imprisoned, the Israeli army bulldozes or dynamites their family’s home. Over the years of occupation, thousands of homes have been destroyed in this fashion. Israel has also killed hundreds of Palestinian leaders by assassination. Such attacks often kill innocent bystanders.
Police brutality against Arab Israelis is common and well documented. Illegal detention, beatings, personal property confiscations and torture of Arab citizens of Israel are a fact of life. Their homes are routinely invaded and ransacked in the middle of the night, under the pretext of searching for suspects. From 1967 to 1988 more than 600,000 Palestinians have been held in Israeli jail for periods ranging from one week to life. During the first Intifada (1987-1994), Israel arrested some 175,000 Palestinians. According to the B’tselem, some 85% of Palestinian detainees have been tortured during interrogation.
The Israeli torture includes everything from choking victims with urine and feces soaked bags tied over their heads to using electric cattle prods for anal rape and mutilation. The brutal torture of prisoners and detainees is recognized as a particularly vicious form of terrorism. Many thousands of Palestinians and Lebanese have died while in Israeli custody.
The use of cluster bombs in civilian territories is known to kill unarmed civilians and as such considered a crime, according to most international laws. However, Israel used cluster bombs in its bombing campaigns in Lebanon. Not surprisingly, therefore, that while the rest of the world recently vowed never to under any circumstance “use cluster munitions” nor “develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile, retain or transfer to anyone, directly or indirectly, cluster munitions,” Israel, like the USA, China and Russia have not ratified the treaty banning its use.
Notwithstanding the fact that the above list of terrorism is incomplete, what is clear is that many of the leaders of the State of Israel ~ Begin, Rabin, Shamir, Barak and Sharon ~ were terrorists and that, irrespective of who runs the government there, the State of Israel continues to practice terrorism against her dispossessed Palestinians and neighbors. Audaciously, she has also practiced terrorism against the USA, the country which has been her greatest benefactor.
Recently, Israel’s latest 11-month blockade of Gaza has been dubbed as “abominable” by Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Laureate for Peace. He denounced the international community by stating that “our silence and complicity, especially on the situation in Gaza, shames us all. It is almost like the behavior of the military junta in Burma.”