When Israel attacks Palestinian schools and hospitals and businesses and orchards, and claims that it is “targeting terrorist infrastructure”, I believe them.
It seems clear that many Israelis view the simple fact of the existence of the Palestinian people as a dire threat to the Israeli ‘way of life’, and even to the very existence of Israel. In that sense, all Palestinians terrorise Israelis without ever lifting a finger.
If those damn Palestinians would just disappear somehow, the Zionist dream would finally become a reality. But the Palestinians won’t disappear, they won’t even die, they just sit there in their ghettos, a constant reminder of all of Jehovah’s broken promises and the failure of the experiment that is the modern state of Israel.
Of course, the rest of the world has a responsibility to not support the Israeli delusion, and should understand the underlying problem: that we are dealing with mental illness writ large across the Israeli state.
Indeed, the rest of the world should take action to protect the people of the Middle East (and the world), and the Israelis themselves, from the threat inherent in a nuclear-armed Middle Eastern nation made up of political leaders and a citizenry in the grip of such pathology.
Israelis need psychological help, pushing reality in their faces without addressing the underlying psychological issues just seems to exacerbate the problem.
What’s the psychiatric treatment for a ‘victim complex’, and can it be applied en masse?
When a people that have been dispossessed of their land, livelihoods and homes, periodically murdered and regularly terrorized, take action to resist and defend themselves, they are guilty of nothing but standing up for their human rights and their rights under international law.
BBC Arabic Photo Journalist, Jihad Masharawi, weeps as he holds his baby son who was murdered by the Israeli army today
Yesterday, Wed. 14th Nov. 2012 Israel launched the latest in a long line of “Operations” that stretch back over 60 years aimed at terrorizing the people of Palestine. By naming the attack ‘Operation ‘pillar of cloud” the Israeli military was unambiguous about its intent: to blow up as much of Gaza and as many Palestinians as they saw fit.
Why do Palestinians fire rockets into Israel? The vast majority of them, and I mean the VAST majority either miss their target or make a small hole in the ground far from their intended target. The rocket attacks appear to serve only as justification for the Israeli military to attack Gaza and murder Palestinians. So what’s the point?
The point is that the rocket attacks are the Palestinians ONLY way of protesting against the 60 year long occupation of their land responding to unprovoked Israeli attacks against and murder of Palestinian civilians. Think about that. The Palestinians have no option to appeal to the international community because no one listens. They have zero chance of the Western media applying pressure to halt Israeli aggression and redress Palestinian grievances because the Western media is unashamedly biased towards Israel.
The Palestinians have two choices: they can sit quietly by and allow the IDF to arbitrarily and summarily murder them, or they can fire primitive rockets at the closest targets inside Israel and hope that they make the Israeli government think twice. But even here the Palestinians have a problem: the Israeli government welcomes the firing of Palestinian rockets into Israel, and they periodically provoke it. Read more »
Note: I wrote this article in June 2010 in response to the Israeli attack on the humanitarian aid ship the ‘Mavi Marmara’ and the murder of 9 of its passengers by IDF thugs. I had not published it on this blog, so here it is.
At approximately 4am on May 31st 2010, a group of vessels attempting to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza were attacked by the Israeli navy in international waters off the coast of the occupied Palestinian territories. Nine civilians aboard the largest vessel, the Mavi Marmara, were shot dead by Israeli soldiers and dozens more were wounded. The Israeli government claimed it was exercising its right to self defence. Flotilla members, and much of the international community, saw it as an act of piracy and murder on the high seas that has exposed deep flaws in the Israeli mentality and further alienated it from the rest of the world.
The group of eight ships, known as the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, was a project of the Free Gaza Movement, a group of human rights activists from 37 countries. The ships carried over 700 people including journalists and dignitaries from the US to Malaysia and from Norway to South Africa. The stated goal of the Free Gaza Movement is to raise international awareness about “the prison-like closure of the Gaza Strip” and pressure the international community to “review its sanctions policy and end its support for continued Israeli occupation.” The movement’s board of advisors includes former and serving British, Irish and American politicians and distinguished academics, among others.
To fully understand the motivation of Gaza aid groups such as the Free Gaza movement, we must first take a brief look at the history of the occupied Palestinian territories and the state of Israel. Bear with me then as I try to condense, as objectively as possible, ninety years of history in a few short paragraphs. Read more »
Mossad – ‘by way of transparent bullshit, thou shalt deceive the ignorant masses’.
As I predicted, the Israelis have successfully transformed yesterday’s attack at Burgas airport in Bulgaria into a ‘suicide bomber’ attack. It’s a rather transparent attempt to provide ‘proof’ that the bombing was the work of the Iranians or Hizb’allah in the absence of any actual evidence that Iran or Hizb’allah were involved. After all, everyone ‘knows’ that Muslims and ‘suicide bombers’ are one and the same, and everyone ‘knows’ Iran and Hizb’allah are evil and want to destroy the Jews, so what more ‘proof’ is needed?
As I noted yesterday, initial reports stated that the bomb was in the luggage compartment of the bus, and surely forensic examination of the bus could verify this. The only problem is that the Israelis have more or less taken over the investigation (as they always do), which in turn has resulted (as it always does) in statements of ‘fact’ without proof by the Israeli investigators.
In this case, it seems the Israelis have used the unidentified eyewitness report (from yesterday, probably made by an Israeli agent) that the bomb exploded after someone got on the bus, to affirm that it was a ‘suicide bomber’. Apparently no one in the mainstream media finds it utterly preposterous to assume that just because the bomb exploded after someone got on the bus, that person must be the ‘suicide bomber’. By that logic, all the other people already on the bus could also be suicide bombers. Unless of course all suicide bombers are required to blow themselves up immediately after they arrive at their target. Read more »
The first round of French elections take place on April 22nd. Two weeks later Sarko and his ‘socialist’ opponent, Francois Hollande, battle it out to see who gets to be Emperor of France. Sarkozy was looking at certain defeat in early March, until he got his ’9/11′ in the form of an ‘Islamic terrorist’ patsy. The question remains, who really killed those soldiers and Jewish school children and teacher in Toulouse and Montauban?
The Sott Report, featuring yours truly, investigates:
Since my on the spot analysis and speculations on the likely truth behind the recent shootings in South-Western France, more information has come to light that suggests that I was correct – Mohamned Merah was indeed a French intelligence asset who was groomed and then ‘burned’ in the service of a staged ‘Islamic terror’ attack and the re-election of Nicolas Sarkozy in the upcoming French Presidential elections. Read more »
As a rule, Israel (most accurately described, IMO, by a former French Ambassador to the UK as “that shitty little country”), only wages conventional war as a last resort, and even then, unlike the US of A, it lacks the manpower to invade and occupy foreign nations and must limit itself to blunt force bombing runs (or attacking Palestinian fishermen with gunboats). But the fact is that Israel doesn’t need to expend vast resources on conventional war, because there is another, equally (or perhaps more) effective way for such a pathologically-driven apartheid state to achieve its twisted objectives.
Yep, that’s right, ‘by way of deception’, or the ‘horse’s head in your bed’ school of diplomacy. To say that the Israelis are rather adept at this particular ‘art’ form is something of an understatement. Over the last 60 years, the Israeli elite have done more than any other group to successfully portray (to white Westerners) every single Muslim as potential ‘suicide bomber’. Their chosen method to achieve this screwed up state of affairs has been to manufacture ‘suicide bombings’ and then conveniently allow (or help) the blame to fall on some Muslim group. Of course, they’re also experts at covert assassination of innocent people, like Iranian scientists, French soldiers of Arab descent, and Jewish school-children abroad.
Basically, while the American’s chosen form of coercion is bombs, the Israelis believe that inducing psychological terror is the best way to achieve an objective. Israeli efforts at manipulating public perception involve the use of violence of course, but it is violence wrapped in a lie so insidious that even the victims are hoodwinked as to the identity of their aggressors.
Think about it, he has to be. Anger, jealously, covetousness, vengeance, extreme bias towards his ‘chosen people’ in the Israel-Palestine conflict, all these are hallmarks of the politics of a die hard Republican. Well, we should probably say ‘were’ hallmarks of a die-hard Republican. Nowadays they are also the hallmarks of die-hard Democrats, the two-party system having apparently given way to the unifying power of “Christo-Judaism” and the influence of their representatives on earth – the Washington Neocons. Read more »
As a rule, Israel (“that shitty little country” according to a former French diplomat), only wages conventional war as a last resort, and even then, unlike the US of A, it lacks the manpower to invade and occupy foreign nations and must limit itself to blunt force bombing runs (or attacking Palestinian fishermen with gunboats). But the fact is that Israel doesn’t need to expend vast resources on conventional war, because there is another, equally (or perhaps more) effective way for such a pathologically-driven apartheid state to achieve its twisted objectives.
Why do Palestinian armed resistance groups consistently make such a hash of effective resistance? Such groups regularly launch impotent rockets towards Israel, supposedly in an effort to win freedom from Israeli occupation, only to have said ‘rockets’ land (almost always) harmlessly in the desert. To add insult to injury, such attacks are then used by the Israelis as justification to respond, in a massively disproportionate way, with their deadly US-made missiles against the Palestinian population as a whole.
On virtually every occasion when a ‘Middle East peace deal’ has provoked a bout of existential jitters among the Israeli elite because it looked like it might actually force them to the negotiating table, some ‘armed Palestinian group’ has obligingly carried out some misguided attack against an Israeli target, or launched a few Qassam’s at the Israeli desert. Who then can argue that, overall, the Palestinian’s long struggle for independence has been a lesson in how to shoot oneself in the foot, over and over again.