Peace Pressure and ‘Passover’
By now, anyone with two neurons still firing, has understood that “terrorist attacks” have long term benefits for the Israeli, British and American governments. It’s not just the fact of a “terror attack” however that can be and is used to scare the public into accepting ever more authoritarianism from their leaders, but also the memory of “terror attacks”.
How often have members of the US, UK and Israeli governments reminded us of 9/11, the London bombings or any of the so-called “Palestinian suicide bombings” when attempting to justify their war-mongering? Indeed the rationale for the continuation of the “war on terror” is based entirely on the purported existence of “world wide Islamic terrorism”. The reality however is that if Islamic terrorism were ever to be widely and publicly exposed for the fiction that it is, the game would be up and the “leaders of the free world” in Washington, Tel Aviv and London exposed for the psychopathic monsters that they are.
Before “Worldwide Islamic terrorism”, what was there?
A desire, a plan, an agenda; that’s what.
In Washington, the Ziocons stated it explicitly in a, by now well-known ‘thinktank’ document entitled: Rebuilding America’s Defences: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century, in which the architects of illegal war called for American power to be “projected around the world”.
In Israel too there was a need, a desire, an agenda, but there was also fear. Fear that peace might soon break out and Zionist leaders would be forced to the negotiating table with the Palestinians, a table at which they would be forced to provide evidence for their claim that they truly desired peace, and give back the land stolen from the Palestinians. In 1993, there was the Oslo accords. In 2000 there was the Camp David Peace initiative. Both were setting a scene that would see the Zionist dream of domination of all of Palestine and the greater Middle East destroyed.
In both cases then, the need was for an enemy. An enemy so great, so pervasive, so “evil”, that an endless war could be launched and endless brutality against innocent people justified in the process of destroying this “evil”.
Yet no such enemy existed. What to do? For the psychopathic mind, the answer was clear: create one, give it a name and ideology and, over the course of the following 6 years, perpetrate inhuman attacks against innocent people around the world and blame it all on “Worldwide Islamic Terrorism”.
Today, the Israeli internal security service “Shin Bet” announced that in late March, they arrested 19 members of a Hamas “cell” that were planning a major “suicide bombing” over Easter week. A day or two previously (the specific timing is not given) we are told that a “Palestinian suicide bomber” drove his car (or truck, there are conflicting reports) into the outskirts of Tel Aviv, and then for some unknown reason, decided to abandon his mission and return to the West Bank town of Qalqilya from whence he allegedly came. Once there, he parked his car (or truck) behind a house and sometime later the bomb exploded injuring no one. Israeli internal intelligence, Shin Bet, say that the car (or truck) was carrying 100 kilos of explosives. Palestinian police who were on the scene after the explosion state categorically that the car (and it was a car, not a truck) contained no more than 2 pounds of explosives. Hamas, not in the habit of denying anything for which they are truly responsible and often being accused of attacks for which they are not, denied that they had anything to do with the incident.
The point of this latest piece of Israeli government propaganda seems to be to instill suspicion and hatred for Israeli Arabs living in Israel in the minds of Israeli Jews. The would be “suicide bomber”, you see, was allegedly the holder of an Israeli ID and was able, we are told, to pass freely across the border into Israel. This fact has been heavily played up in news reports to the extent that it appears to be the main point, with the standard demonisation of Hamas (and indirectly their coalition partners, the Palestinian Authority) coming a close second.
From the Zionist point of view you see, Palestinians can never be allowed to present themselves as an honorable people with a justified grievance against Israel, and they and their political leaders must be continually demonised as “terrorists”.
The stench of Deputy Israeli PM Avigdor Lieberman (along with the Shin Bet) is all over this latest episode of Zionist duplicity. It was Lieberman, after all, who suggested that Arab Israelis be forced to swear an oath of allegiance to Israel or have their citizenship revoked, adding that 90 percent of Israel’s one million Arabs would “have to find a new Arab entity” in which to live beyond Israel’s borders. “They have no place here. They can take their bundles and get lost”, he said. It was Lieberman who stated that Palestinians should be given the ultimatum that: “at 8am we’ll bomb all the commercial centers…at noon we’ll bomb their gas stations…at two we’ll bomb their banks….” It was Lieberman who called for thousands of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel (most of them innocent of any crime) to be drowned in the Dead Sea, while kindly offering to provide the buses to take them there.
In November 2006, Lieberman called for the execution of any Arab Members of Knesset who meet with representatives of the Palestinian government, saying:
“World War II ended with the Nuremberg trials. The heads of the Nazi regime, along with their collaborators, were executed. I hope this will be the fate of the collaborators in the Knesset.”
And this guy is slated to be the next Israeli PM (unless the equally racist Benjamin Netanyahu is chosen instead).
As for the Shin Bet; according to Uri Avnery, its chief recently declared that the “Israeli Arabs”, a fifth of Israel’s population, constitute a danger to the state and requested permission for the General Security Service to act against anyone who aims at changing the official designation of Israel as a “Jewish and democratic state” – even if they use nothing but completely legal means. Could it possibly be a coincidence then that this attempted “Passover bombing” presents Israeli Arabs as aiding and abetting terrorism?
The fundamental problem here appears to be the fact that the Zionist regime in Israel had recently received some bad press resulting from its flippant rejection of any chance of talks with the newly formed (March 19th) coalition Palestinian government (Hamas and the PA), and its rejection of the March 27th revived Saudi peace plan.
In relation to Palestinian Coalition, Olmert stated:
“We can’t have contact with members of a government that justifies resistance, or in other words, terror” – the right of any occupied people to resistance as laid down by the Geneva convention being the same as “terrorism” in the Zionist lexicon.
Olmert also rejected talks with Hamas on the basis that they “do not recognise Israel’s right to exist. In doing so, Olmert ignored the fact that the coalition platform of Hamas and the PA implicitly recognizes Israel by calling for a Palestinian state on lands that Israel stole in 1967, in contrast with Hamas’ past calls to eliminate Israel altogether. Indeed, there is no moral or conscience-based reason for Palestinians to “recognise Israel’s right to exist”, since Israel as it is today, is defined by its occupation and brutalisation of Palestinian land and its people. Who, in all conscience, could sanction such inhumanity by recognising its right to exist? Such inhumanity has no place in a just and peaceful world. Stop the persecution of Palestinians and the world will recognise Israel’s right to exist. But the Zionist regime will never do so, because Israel does not want peace.
As regards the revived Saudi peace plan. 14 Arab states, including the PA-lead Palestinian coalition, offered normalisation of relations (i.e. peace) with Israel in return for the return to the pre-1967 war borders and the right of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to return to lands they inhabited before the state of Israel was formed.
Flexibility was inherent in the Saudi peace plan and it was designed as a starting point for negotiations. Yet the Zionist regime rejected outright any possibility of the right of Palestinians to return to the lands from which they were cleansed, be it in 1948 or 1967. From this it was clearly understood that Israel not only rejects the right of return but also any idea that it would give back land stolen from Palestinians since the formation of the state of Israel in 1948, and with this any idea of the creation of a viable Palestinian state.
Again, in short, Israel does not want peace.
Of particular note is the fact that this latest “suicide bombing” propaganda, coming as it does immediately after an Israeli PM rejected a peace offer from Arab states, almost exactly mirrors the original Saudi Peace summit offer of Easter week 2002. On that occasion, the print was hardly dry before a “Palestinian suicide bomber” allegedly detonated his explosives in the Park Hotel in Netanya on March 27th 2002, killing 20 old people, almost exactly 5 years ago. Like so many other alleged “Palestinian suicide bombings”, the details of that attack are open to interpretation. All that is really known is that a man walked into the Park hotel with a suitcase and the suitcase exploded. It literally could have been anyone, even someone unaware of the fate that awaited him.
How convenient it was then, with the then Israeli government of Ariel Sharon under pressure to accept the Saudi peace plan or face losing the ‘moral’ high ground, that the Palestinians, yet again, appeared to shoot themselves in the foot and present the Zionists with a way to not only reject the peace plan, but to pitch the Palestinians as the enemy of peace.
The Park Hotel attack in 2002 is remembered as the “Passover Suicide bombing”. Today, several Israeli news sources carry a variation of the headline: “Passover massacre foiled“.
You see how this works.
March 27th 2002: Pan-Arab Peace Plan offered to Israel. Immediately thereafter: “Passover Suicide bombing”
March 27th 2007: Pan Arab Peace Plan offered to Israel
Immediately thereafter: “Passover Suicide bombing narrowly averted”.
There is a definite ominous air around recent events in the Middle East and in particular the pressure on Israel over the Hamas/PA coalition government and the resurrected Saudi peace plan. History seems to be repeating itself. The Zionists do not take ‘peace pressure’ very well. It disturbs them greatly. As already noted, during the Clinton years, significant efforts had been made to bring the plight of the Palestinian people and the need for a just solution to the Middle East conflict to the attention of the international community. While Israel had successfully scuppered the Camp David peace talks by making demands that they knew the Palestinian people, and therefore Arafat, could not accept, Israel was finding itself increasingly isolated and increasingly pressured to make the concessions that peace required.
Then 9/11 ‘happened’, and all bets were off.
Salvation from a “Passover massacre” has strong religious overtones for Jewish people, evoking as it does, the fictitious original “Passover” when Yahweh passed over the houses of the chosen Israelites in his rampage and murder of the first born of lesser peoples (or so the story goes). To be spared the fate of others, Israelites were instructed to smear the lintels of their doors with the blood of the “Passover sacrifice”.
While few Israelis continue with this tradition today, perhaps there are those who privately believe, as the Israeli media seems to be suggesting, that this Passover, ‘Yahweh’ once again spared them from the carnage that he has been wreaking for the past 60 years on the ‘lesser’ peoples of the Middle East. After all, enough Palestinian and Arab blood has been spilled by the American and Israeli governments to anoint the door of every Israeli household – but will it suffice to spare the Israeli Jews from the results of the warmongering of their leaders?
The truth of the matter is that history does not repeat itself – history is deliberately repeated, because human beings have still not awoken to the truth of the world that surrounds them, and who, or what, controls it. History is repeated because what worked once, will work again. History is repeated because the psychopaths that were in power, 10, 50, 100, 200 years ago, are still there today. And history will continue to be repeated, until they are removed.