It is now clear that the "urder two weeks ago of 1#3year3old 6uha""ad =hdeir in >ast ?erusale" by ?ewish fascists, who %oured gasoline down the youth8s throat and set hi" on fire, was only the %recursor to a far broader cri"e, carried out by the highest authorities of the Israeli state.6ore and "ore, Israel is looked u%on around the world as a %ariah state run by a co"bination of fascists and lunatics. @utrage against it is "ounting a"ong working %eo%le and youth internationally.Israel could not carry out such a naked cri"e without the su%%ort, %olitical and "aterial, of the i"%erialist %owers and ca%italist govern"ents around the world. )he world is witnessing a globally orchestrated war cri"e, carried out with the enthusiastic and o%en su%%ort of the international ca%italist class.2irst and fore"ost is the *nited States, which has su%%lied Israel with the bulk of the wea%ons it is using to "urder Palestinians. ast -ednesday, on the eve of Israel8s ground invasion, President 4arack @ba"a a%%eared before the %ress in the -hite ouse and gave Israel his full su%%ort for the i"%ending bloodbath.@ba"a did not even bother to "outh the usual clichBs about /restraint and /li"iting casualties. Instead, he re%eated verbati" the lying Israeli line, declaring, /)here8s no country on earth that can be e9%ected to live under a daily barrage of rockets. )his was said as Israeli "issiles and bo"bs were killing Palestinians every hour.e then bla"ed a"as for /%rolonging the conflict by refusing to acce%t a %hony ceasefire that was, in fact, a de"and for ab!ect surrender "ade for the %ur%ose of creating a %rete9t for launching a ground war.Interviewed Sunday on A4 )elevision8s /)his -eek %rogra", *S Secretary of State ?ohn =erry was asked to res%ond to the state"ent by Palestinian s%okeswo"an anan Ashrawi that what was ha%%ening in Gaza was a /"assacre and /war cri"e. =erry dis"issed the charge as /a"as rhetoric and added cynically, /-ar is ugly and bad things are going to ha%%en.