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Another State Department Official Resigns To Protest U.S. ‘Enabling’ Genocide in Gaza

March 28, 2024 (EIRNS)—Annelle Sheline, a foreign affairs officer in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, explained “Why I’m Resigning from the State Department” in a hard-hitting March 27 opinion column in CNN.

“Israel has used American bombs in its war with Gaza, which has killed more than 32,000 people—13,000 of them children—with countless others buried under the rubble,” she wrote. Israel is “credibly accused” of starving the two million people who remain, and threatens now to create carnage “beyond imagination” with an invasion of Rafah. “These actions, which experts on genocide have testified meet the crime of genocide, are conducted with the diplomatic and military support of the U.S. government…. Unable to serve an administration that enables such atrocities, I have decided to resign from my position at the Department of State.

“I speak for many of my colleagues, who also feel ‘betrayed’ by the administration, who also watch ‘in horror’ as the United States ships Israel weapons to Israel,” she wrote. It is not true that the U.S. has no influence on Israel, she added, citing retired Israeli Maj. Gen. Yitzhak Brick, who “‘noted in November that Israel’s missiles, bombs and airplanes all come from the U.S. The minute they turn off the tap, you can’t keep fighting,’ he said. `Everyone understands that we can’t fight this war without the United States. Period.’”

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