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Siria la un pas de declaratie de razboi. Putin ameninta direct Israelul

Adjunctul ministrului de externe sirian Faisal Mekdad a declarat duminica, ca atacurile israeliene asupra unor obiective de pe teritoriul sirian sunt o declaratie de razboi la adresa tarii sale. In acelasi ton cu declaratile adjunctului ministrului de externe sirian, presa iraniana si cea ruseasca anuntau posibile atacuri asupra Israelului venite din partea Hezbollah si nu numai, in cazul in care atacul din zona Damascului s-ar repeta. In acelasi timp surse rusesti au indicat ca presedintele Sirian Bashar Assad a fost pe punctul sa declare razboi, in mod oficial, Israelului. Russia Today a anunta ca in atacul israelian de duminica, pierderile in vieti omenesti de partea siriana au fost enorme: 300 de morti si alte sute de raniti internati in spitalele din zona. Forta explozilor din zona Barzeh (in nordul Damascului) a provocat o unda de soc in sol echivalenta cu un cutremur de magnitudine 4.

Desi in urma acestor atacuri Israelul si-a pus iarasi in cap lumea araba, rezultatele sunt extrem de neconvingatoare, si ma refer aici la traseul armelor din Iran si Siria catre Hezbollah, traseu care n-a avut prea mult de suferit in urma loviturilor aeriene israeliene de duminica. Bineinteles ca problema principala a israelienilor este alaturarea rachetelor Fatah-110 cu raza medie si a incarcaturilor chimice siriene, iar cum autoritatea guvernului de la Damasc este foarte subreda, o astfel de “adunare” poate crea haos in Israel.

Din pacate pentru Ierusalim, pe langa inutilitatea lovituri, doua tari au raspuns destul de agresiv, deocamdata doar la nivel declarativ. Daca in privinta Teheranului nu este nici o surpriza majora, atitudinea Moscovei este macar nelinistitoare pentru israelieni. Nu numai ca Moscova a condamnat atacul, dar a facut-o prin vocea presedintelui Vladimir Putin care, in mod direct si fara echivoc, a amenintat Israelul. Astfel Vladimir Putin i-a spus de la Shanghai, primului ministru israelian, Binyamin Netanyahu, ca Rusia nu va mai tolera un alt atac asupra Siriei si daca acesta se va intampla totusi, Rusia va riposta imediat!

Tonul si termenii ultimativi folositi, sunt un lucru extrem de rar in limbajul diplomatic international, iar faptul ca aceste lucruri au fost declarate direct premierului Netanyahu, arata gradul de enervare al Moscovei fata de atacul israelian. Probabil ca Israelul nu a fost pus la colt de foarte mult timp la modul in care a facut-o Putin duminica.

Bineinteles ca declaratile Moscovei trebuie luate foarte in serios, Rusia nu este orice tara pe care Israelul sa-si permita s-o enerveze prea tare. Deocamdata Vladimir Putin nu a spus in mod explicit ce anume va face daca Israelul va continua atacul, dar a declarat ca a dat deja ordin sa fie accelerata dotarea trupelor siriene cu tehnica de varf.

Surse militare au indicat insa ca presedintele rus facea referire la trimiterea in Siria de sisteme antiaeriene rusesti S-300 si de rachete balistice tactice Iskander, rachete pe care sistemele israeliene anti-rachete ar avea sanse pur teoretice sa le intercepteze.

Declaratile facute de Vladimir Putin au survenit in timpul unei convorbiri telefonice pe care presedintele rus, aflat in China, a avut-o duminica, imediat dupa atacul asupra Damascului, cu PM-ul israelian. Ce anume i-a raspuns Netanyahu inca nu stim, insa in mod clar nu a fost foarte bucuros de avertizarile dure ale Moscovei.

Mai mult decat atat Putin a tinut sa-i precizeze lui Netanyahu, ca Moscova nu va permite nimanui sa-l rastoarne pe Assad! Nici Israelului, nici SUA, nici Turciei, iar orice nescocotirea a dorintei Moscovei va avea consecinte foarte dure. Astfel Putin a simtit nevoia sa-i aduca aminte premierului israelian ca sunt anumite diferente, foarte consistente, intre vocea Rusiei si restul lumii, si ca Israelul ar face bine sa-si bage bine in cap aceste lucruri simple!

Din surse rusesti aflam ca militari sirieni se afla deja in Rusia in pregatire, pentru operarea sistemului S-300, iar aceasta este foarte avansata. Trimiterea de sisteme AA moderne catre Damasc nu are legatura doar cu atacul israelian, ci intr-o masura chiar mai mare, cu posibila decizie a administratiei Obama de a interveni direct in Siria, prin trimiterea aviatiei.

Liderii rusi au luat in ras zvonul precum ca in Siria armata guvernamentala ar fi folosit arme chimice si au avertizat, pe mai multe voci, SUA si pe aliatii sai sa lase circul cu armele chimice siriene, pe idea ca faza cu Irakul a mers doar o data. Rusia si-a intetit, intr-un mod extrem de agresiv, tirada impotriva interventilor americane si israeliene in Siria si a anuntat pe toate canalele posibile ca de aceasta data Moscova nu numai ca nu va da inapoi, dar dimpotriva va spijini Damascul cu cele mai moderne arme rusesti. Iar China este si ea alaturi de Rusia in aceasta privinta.

Si bineinteles ca tot scandalul din jurul Siriei are ca scop secundar, sau poate chiar ca scop principal, Iranul! In mod sigur daca sistemele S-300 si Iskander ar ajunge in Siria, este ca si cum Moscova le-ar trimite direct la Teheran.

Rusia nu mai accepta sub nici o forma sa piarda aliati si teritorii, iar incordarea muschilor in Siria poate fi doar o repetitie cu public pentru adevarata miza a crizei din lumea araba: Iranul. Ori Iranul este practic in curtea Moscovei, iar daca rusii decid ca Teheranul nu va cadea, Israelul si SUA ar face bine sa-si pregateasca foarte multi saci negri din plastic, daca se hotaresc totusi sa dea in iranieni.

Sursa: Debka via Rumania Military

http://www.badpolitics.ro/siria-la-un-pas-de-declaratie-de-razboi-putin-ameninta-direct-israelul/

 

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

In Bed with Bibi

Once again we see a familiar pattern: our united ‘progressives’ — a veritable synagogue, a collective of great humanists — lend their support to the oppressed. This time it is the ‘Syrian people’ whom they wish to liberate and their enemy is obviously Bashar Al-Assad.

It is a pattern we know only too well by now. Ahead of the ‘War Against Terror’ we witnessed years of intensive progressive Feminist and Gay’s rights groups campaigns for women’s rights in Afghanistan. The Progressive type also disapproves of the current state of the Iranian revolution. Too often he or she would insist that we must liberate the Iranians. This week, once again, we see a united front made by Tariq Ali, Ilan Pappe, Fredric Jameson, Norman Finkelstein and other very good people. They clearly want us to ‘liberate the Syrians’.

They campaign openly to topple Bashar al-Assad’s regime. They call the ‘people of the world’ to pressure the Syrian regime to end its oppression of and war on the ‘Syrian people.’ “We demand,” they say, that Bashar al-Assad leave immediately without excuses so that Syria can begin a speedy recovery towards a democratic future.”

So here we are. Ali, Jameson, Pappe, Finkelstein & Co, in light of recent Israeli attacks on Syria, will you be kind enough, gentlemen, to tell us whom you support? Is it Assad or Netanyahu you side with?

One may wonder how it can happen that our progressives, in spite of their good will and humanist credentials, have managed once again to end up in bed with Bibi?

The answer is actually embarrassingly simple. The progressive philosophy is the latest and most advanced form of ideological choseness. Calling yourself a progressive obviously entails that someone else must be a ‘reactionary’. It is a self-appointed elitist standpoint that is inherently intolerant and supremacist.

Progressiveness is a precept devoted to the Tikun Olam (fixing the universe) ideology. It is premised on the idea that those who uphold progressive ideas ‘know better.’ They know what is right and who is wrong. The Progressive knows how to differentiate between the Kosher and the Taref. The progressive voices in this case somehow turn a blind eye to the embarrassing fact that it is actually the Syrian army, largely Sunnis, that is fighting the so-called ‘Syrian rebels’ who are a motley gathering of foreign mercenaries.

Perhaps our progressive interventionists could do with reading Robert Fisk more often — after all, Fisk may as well be the only reliable English-speaking reporter in the region. “The word ‘democracy’ and the name of Assad do not blend very well in much of Syria.” Fisk reports. However, he continues, “I rather think that the soldiers of what is officially called the Syrian Arab Army are fighting for Syria rather than Assad. But fighting they are and maybe, for now, they are winning an unwinnable war.”

Bearing that in mind, I would expect progressive intellectuals, amongst them respected historians and political scientists, to be slightly more sophisticated and ponder a bit more before providing Israel with a moral green light to launch a new global conflict.

I would tend to believe that it is about time our progressive humanists engaged in a preliminary ethical investigation. They should find out, once and for all, what is it that constitutes moral grounds for any form of intervention. I believe that before you preach ‘Tikun Olam’ and claim to ‘fix the world’ in the name of the usually cited ‘civil society’ and ‘international law,’ you may want to consider fixing yourselves first.

Gilad Atzmon, now living in London, was born in Israel and served in the Israeli military. He is the author of The Wandering Who and one of the most accomplished jazz saxophonists in Europe. He can be reached at:atz@onetel.net.ukRead other articles by Gilad, or visit Gilad’s website.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/05/in-bed-with-bibi/

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

An Act Of War From Israel – But Why Now?

May 06, 2013 “Information Clearing House” -“ITV” –  It’s been a long time coming, and it may in fact be that the Israeli airstrikes of the past two days are not the first direct action Israel has taken against Syria outside the Golan Heights.

What’s new is that neither Jerusalem nor Damascus can deny what’s going on any longer.

People I’ve spoken to in the Syrian capital are calling today’s blasts by far the biggest they’ve seen in more than two years of war – though fighting in and around the capital has not gone on quite that long as yet.

Huge explosions as a military training installation is hit, with presumably several secondary blasts caused by various ordnance detonating on the ground – that being the idea, if you take what Israel says at face value.

Syria calls it a “declaration of war” by Israel – though both countries remain technically at war anyhow. The Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad says Syria will respond in its own way at a time of its choosing.

So it is undoubtedly a major international escalation in the civil (but already quite internationalized) war, Damascus again pointing the finger at Islamic “terrorists” and adding this time that Israel is in cahoots with them. Yes – it stretches plausibility somewhat.

But what is really interesting is the timing. For these attacks by Israel come after a significant few weeks in which – in the central areas of the country, President Assad’s forces have made some notable strategic gains against the various rebel forces.

Alongside that, fighters from Hezbollah, coming in from Lebanon in the west to these central areas of fighting, have made a real impact on the ground.

It appears Israel has noted that and – under the guise of wishing to prevent the flow of arms from Syria to Hezbollah – has decided to act unilaterally.

Clearly there will be a degree of US greenlighting of all this – or at least enough for Israel to calculate that the dangerous gamble is worthwhile. But as I say, Israel was watching events closely on the ground and did not like one bit what they are showing.

On April 24th for instance, the Syrian Army seized Otaiba, which is just east of Damascus, after the usual sustained barrage. This punched a hole in the rebel supply lines via which they had been taking much of their fight to the northern, eastern and southern areas around the capital.

Across Damascus, other gains too: rebels more or less now pushed out to the far side of the city ring-road zone in most areas. This again is a significant reversal of fortunes on the ground.

Just two days later the army took their fight to Jobar, a key northeastern suburb of Damascus and one of the few areas in rebel hands inside the ring-road zone.

If they can push the rebels from here then almost all of the gains the rebel forces have made around the Damascus suburbs will have been neutralised. As ever, the key word is “if”…

Gains too in the central city of Homs. Rebel propagandists like to pretend this entire city has been under siege by the army. That is not true now. Never has been true.

The central area though, does remain under siege as it has for months and the civilian cost of this has been as brutal as in so many other areas.

But on balance, territorially, it is the army not the rebels who are gaining ground here.

Again, the Israelis have been watching this carefully. Not least because the Hezbollah influence in the fighting in areas particularly to the southwest of Homs – towards the Lebanese border, has been significant.

True, the rebel forces continue to gain ground in the north of the city and in the far south around Daraa – the cradle of the revolution.

But this is the strategic truth of it on the ground which Israel has noted carefully. It is this picture which has moved them to act and to bomb Syria in what, indisupatably, is an act of war by anybody’s standards of definition.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article34833.htm

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Assad’s Best Friend Attacks Syria

 

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Do you know what love is? I’ll tell you: it is whatever you can still betray.—John le Carré, The Looking Glass War.

A thick fog covered the affair from its beginning. Considering its circumstances, this was unlikely to continue; after all it has been captured on video by several news agencies. The pictures were the same in all the networks; however, the descriptions varied wildly. In the beginning, Israeli media reported that in the afternoon of January 29, 2013, four F16 fighters had entered Lebanon, and left it towards the Mediterranean Sea after five hours. This was not a formal acknowledgment by the IDF, since the main source quoted was the Lebanese army website.

Yet, as it often happens, the Hebrew article warned Syria of transferring weapons to the Hezbollah or of losing control on their rockets. Moreover, Israel announced the deployment of two Iron Dome batteries in its north, one of them next to the city of Haifa.

Shortly afterwards, confused reports were broadcast. Venezuela’s teleSUR reported it at first as two separate events; after a while it dropped its initial report. The first event described an Israeli attack on the Lebanon-Syria border; the second claimed that a research center of the Syrian army located near Damascus had been heavily damaged by Israel. Regardless the report, the images were the same. They showed F16 fighters from below, firing flares. Was this disinformation? Israeli propaganda? Syrian propaganda? It was impossible to tell.

 

 

Iron Dome in Haifa
Iron Dome in Haifa
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Jamraya
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold China, Russia, Iran and Syria formally denounced and condemned the attack; yet, they didn’t provide details. Israel was silent. The Venezuelan network denounced the UN Secretary General for not condemning the attack on Syrian sovereignty. At this stage, they stopped providing specific details. Apparently even they felt that something was wrong with the report. I kept waiting; the issue was unlikely to be kept secret for much longer. Following Hebrew media protocols, the issue was clarified on Saturday (Feb. 2) by citing foreign media.

 

A Syrian army convoy transferring Russian SA17 rockets to Lebanon, was hit while at the Jamraya Research Center of the Syrian Army, which is located between Damascus and Lebanon, eight kilometers from the border. Both stories were true, and related to the same event, though they were both partial reports.After this was revealed, the event became of little interest due to the delay; maybe this was the aim of the early informational mayhem.

I was about to dismiss the entire affair, when in the early hours of February 3, Israel’s Minister of Defense Ehud Barak said during the meeting of European Defense Ministers in Munich, “what happened in Syria is a proof that we mean what we say.” He added “advanced weapons should not reach Lebanon.” In other words, he took responsibility for the attack. Despite the time that has passed since the attack, the reports from Syria show a Bashar al-Assad who is calm and unlikely to order a retaliation on Israel anytime soon. He looked so calm that I relaxed and remembered similar events from the near past.

Jamraya

Jamraya

Jamraya by Israeli YNET | and by Iranian TV

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During many years, the Syrian-Israeli border was the quietest border of Israel. This was disturbed recently by two violent events. On June 5, 2011, was commemorated Naksa Day, on the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War. The events included demonstrations on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, mainly near the destroyed city of Quneitra and near the Druze village of Majdal Shams.

The events deteriorated when IDF soldiers opened fire on civilian protesters that were legally on the Syrian side; Israeli media published pictures of the firing soldiers. Syria claims that 23 people were killed in the rally; official Syrian news agency SANA quoted Health Minister Wael al-Halki as saying the death toll included a woman and a child, adding that another 350 people suffered gunshot wounds. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said that live Israeli fire had caused casualties and UN monitors were seeking to confirm facts. The IDF said that since all the casualties were on the Syrian side of the border it was unable to provide an exact count (see Casus Belli). Syria protested but made nothing; quite strange for countries formally in war.

The second event was no less strange. On November 11, 2012, the headlines of the Hebrew media were dramatic: “IDF fires at Syria for the first time since 1973.” For the first time since the Yom Kippur War, the IDF’s Artillery Corps fired a missile at a Syrian mortar post in response to the firing of a 120mm mortar shell shortly before (see Israel-Syria Shooting Exposes Hidden War). Again, the sides separated as friends. After a few days of hysteric headlines, everything looked fine. In fact, since 1973, the Israeli and Syrian regimes have kept an industrial silence. They use each other to frighten their populations into obedience while silently cooperating between them.

“If that were true, then why the recent Israeli attack took place?”

Syria is neither Libya nor Mali. It is not a desert country that can be conquered by NATO overnight. Western generals won’t be able to claim that they have defended the democratic will of the Syrian people. Two years after the Syrian Civil War started, Assad still runs the country. The rebels made remarkably little territorial gains; those were limited mainly to areas next to the Turkish and Iraqi borders. In the beginning of 2013, several reports on the rebels violence flooded the media with pictures that left no room for imagination: they are neither democratic nor Syrian. They are rapidly losing the population’s support in the areas that they have conquered, though they are still fighting.

What are friends for if not for offering unconditional help in tough times? For the umpteenth-time since 1973, Israel and Syria found themselves playing on the same side. Netanyahu desperately needs an invincible enemy to hide the social protests that forced him to call for early elections. Assad needs a coup de grâce, a death blow on the rebels.

“It’s a breeze,” said Barak while eating a piece of cake, “don’t worry, I’ll fix that before leaving office.” Both Netanyahu and Assad won. Netanyahu can claim to have hit a convoy of deadly weapons in their way to Hezbollah. Assad will claim that the rebels are working for Israel, and thus have no legitimacy. Barak will retire at the moment the next government is formed and is probably ready to be hit by any political ricochet of this event. “LeHayim,” Netanyahu toasted. “Sorry, I don’t drink,” Assad answered.

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Obama Succumbs to Bibi; Paving the Way in Blood

by Sami Jamil Jadallah
Source: Veterans Today

It seems President Obama agrees with Bibi Netanyahu and both see the price for an invitation to the White House must be paved with the innocent blood of Jews and Arabs. I guess this is the price Israelis and Gazans have to pay so that both men can mend fences. Surrounded by so many “Israel First” in the White House, National Security, State and UN no wonder Obama’s White House gave Israel (according to Israeli ambassador to Washington), the GREEN light to assassinate and escalate the war on Gaza including targeting civilians.

To Israeli leaders from the left or the right or the middle, facing elections, spilled blood of both Israelis and Arabs is a necessity election material, and it energizes the election and Israeli voters, of course the more Arab blood is spilled the better and the more votes. Simply there are no “peace” candidates only war candidates in Israel.

I also guess the same is true of the American Jewish leadership and to a great extent to the American Jewish “community”. The more blood is spelled, both Israeli/Jewish and Palestinian/Arab the more the community is energize to go out and raise money.

When the innocent blood in Palestine/Israel flow the money flows from Boston, to Brooklyn, to Cleveland, to Chicago, to St. Lewis, to Bethesda all the way to Los Angeles and Hollywood. Peace for Israel and for the Palestinians could never and will never energize the American Jewish leadership and community, spelled blood always does.

So it is not so surprising to see the American Jewish community and leadership with very very minor exception line up behind Israel, right or wrong as it wages its relentless attack on the innocent people of Gaza. To this leadership and community, all Israelis are victims and innocent and all Palestinians are guilty and deserve to die. Simply there are no civilians in Gaza, only an enclave of some 1.5 million terrorists who deserve to get killed, murdered in retail or wholesale.

Not so sure when this “community” and the mainstream media can see and face the truth that there are two sides to every story and that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not an exception to the rule. It is always the same thing and the same justifications. Israel has the right to defend itself. Israel has the right to attack and attack both militias and civilians. Israel has the right to initiate and engage all the means possible including air force, tanks, artillery, navy, and drones. Of course Palestinians under siege in Gaza, have no rights whatsoever to do any thing, no right to retaliate, no right to defend the civilian population, no right to resist the Jewish Occupation.

What is more disgusting is the fact that this “community” and the main stream media never bothered to even question or realize that Israel never ended its occupation of Gaza. Israel continues to place Gaza under siege, continues to shut down border crossings, continue to prevent supplies and fuels to come to Gaza, continues to enforce sea blockade, continue to calculate “calories” so that the people of Gaza do not look like the Jews in Concentration Camps. In fact Israel control the land, air and sea of Gaza. No one question perhaps dares to question why Israel simply refuses to reach a deal ending the siege and reach ends its occupation.

I am sure radio and TV hosts are not so stupid but for sure cowards when failing to raise tough and follow up questions to Israeli spokesperson as if given transcript and are not allowed deviating from it. No one is allowed to use their brains, or journalistic in question, simply they become battery-operated journalists. No one so far asked Israeli spokesperson follow up questions, such as the case why did Israel decides to assassinate Hamas Jabari now, certainly inviting Hamas militia to retaliate, and why did Bibi did not allow a pending deal to go through.

It seems every one in main stream media from the New York Times to Washington Post to CNN, BBC and Fox News all simply accept and dare not question Israel’s decision of waging frequent and constant war on Gaza. No one dare to ask the question if Israel has a right to retaliate does Hamas have the same right and if Israel target civilians can Hamas do the same? With the millions of dollars in salaries, mainstream media could not muster one “coward” to challenge the lies of Mark Regev, the Australian Jews who is Bibi Netanyahu propagandists. The Eveready battery keeps going, and going.

I like to leave you with some of the statements issued by main stream Jewish group in the US to determine for your self what is wrong with this “community” and why the silence and why they dare not speak out and say to Israel enough is enough?

http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/obama-succumbs-to-bibi-paving-the-way-in-blood/

 

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Jewish British Lawmaker Likens Israel to Nazis

SIR Gerald Kaufman, yesterday (Thu 15 Jan 2009) compared the actions of Israeli troops in Gaza to the Nazis who forced his family to flee Poland. Kaufman, a member of the Jewish Labour movement linked to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s ruling party, also called for an arms embargo against Israel

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Sir Gerald, who was brought up as an orthodox Jew and Zionist, said: “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town a German soldier shot her dead in her bed.

“My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.”

He said the claim that many of the Palestinian victims were militants “was the reply of the Nazi” and added: “I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.”

He accused the Israeli government of seeking “conquest” and added: ”

They are not simply war criminals, they are fools.”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21781.htm

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Netanyahu Leading Israel to Avoidable, but Obvious Defeat

Why is the Israeli government purposefully falling on its sword?

Israel exists in a perpetual “besieged” mentality. The Israeli people have been conditioned to view themselves as an island amidst a violent sea. However, the constant belligerent posture of their government in fact drives the winds that churn that sea, and as the face of modern warfare shifts, and the more they use their armor and air power against their perceived enemies, the higher the waves become.

Video: Dr. Webster Tarpley explains the reckless untenable nature of Israel’s current foreign policy, and the need for an immediate ceasefire to be reached – both for the sake of preserving innocent life in Palestine, and for the very survival and stability of Israel. 

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Historian and geopolitical expert Dr. Webster Tarpley noted in a recent PressTV interview that the paradigm has shifted in terms of modern warfare, and that tactics involving armor and air superiority cannot guarantee Israel its defense any longer. Operations such as the abortive invasion of southern Lebanon in 2006, the brutal but ultimately unsuccessful “Operation Cast Lead” in late 2008-early 2009, and now this most recent conflict in Gaza, show that while Israel still possesses an immense capacity to inflict suffering and death in a tactical dimension, it has become all but impotent at achieving any meaningful strategic objectives.

The leadership in Israel must surely understand this, and that the more overtly belligerent they become, the more they endanger the state of Israel and its people. Then why, one must ask, do they continue on an obviously self-destructive path?

The answer is simple – while the people of Israel have an invested interest in their own self-preservation, their leadership, though they play the role well of Israel’s defenders, do not.

Israel’s compromised corporate-financier driven leadership seems to be positioning the nation for a significant fall, to what degree is still not clear. It could range from a catastrophic defeat, to another humiliating ceasefire after an exercise in impotent, self-incriminating brutality. The purpose of this appears to be to grant their regional partners, mainly the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the necessary clout, legitimacy and unity needed to carry out the next stage of reordering the Middle East.

With a decisive defeat of Israel by what the Washington Post calls “a changed Middle East,” the Saudi-Qatari-Egyptian axis, a united front of sectarian-hardliners long-sought by Wall Street and London to fight its regional enemies, will be prepared to confront Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon – to accomplish what the US and Israel have themselves already tried but failed to achieve.

The Washington Post, easily recognized as a “right-wing” Neo-Conservative clearinghouse, and proponent of Israel, almost seemed to celebrate the united front lining up behind Hamas in Gaza, against Israel. In their article, “Hamas finds greater support in a changed Middle East,” they state:

“Fenced in by an Israeli blockade and by the tacit consent of authoritarian Arab regimes that disdained Hamas’s Islamist politics, the group long relied on two international pariahs — Iran and Syria — for support.

But the outbreak of a revolt in Syria shattered ties between Hamas and the government of President Bashar al-Assad and forced a rift between Hamas and Shiite Iran. Hamas has since repositioned itself, gaining a new set of regional partners at a critical time.

Newly democratic Egypt and Tunisia, along with regionally influential Qatar and Turkey, have increasingly assumed the roles of Hamas’s new allies.”

It must be remembered, however, who was behind the creation of the “newly democratic Egypt and Tunisia,” and who is currently partnered with Qatar and Turkey in various regional objectives, not the least of which is the subversion and destruction of Syria.

Hamas’ New Friends – Israel’s Semi-Covert Allies 

The 2011 “Arab Spring” was far from the spontaneous uprising it was portrayed as being. While the US government feigned surprise, it had been quietly preparing bothhardliners and “pro-democracy” protesters years in advance – at least as early as 2007.

The newly elected Tunisian president’s first order of business was in fact to toe the line of US foreign policy, and withdraw recognition of the Syrian government. This was not surprising, considering President Moncef Marzouki had spent years coddled by the West in Paris, France, his NGO funded by the US government. Marzouki’s organization, the Tunisian League for Human Rights, was a US National Endowment for Democracy and George Soros Open Society-funded International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)member.

The government of Egypt, likewise, had been the creation of Western meddling. Muslim Brotherhood mobs had augmented crowds led by the more presentable Mohammed ElBaradei, a long time functionary of US foreign policy. Eventually, ElBaradei was exposed as a Western proxy, and made way for the accession to power of the Muslim Brotherhood. While the Brotherhood postures as both anti-Israeli and anti-American, it is in fact, on record, funded by the United States and Israel, with money and even weapons laundered through Saudi Arabia, and now Qatar, and then sent to its various regional branches.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker, published in 2007 a report titled, “The Redirection,” based on US, Saudi, and Lebanese representatives, exposing US, Israeli, and Saudi backing of sectarian extremists tied to Al Qaeda, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood itself.

Hersh reports that a supporter of the Lebanese Hariri faction had met Dick Cheney in Washington and relayed personally the importance of using the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria in any move against the ruling government:

“[Walid] Jumblatt then told me that he had met with Vice-President Cheney in Washington last fall to discuss, among other issues, the possibility of undermining Assad. He and his colleagues advised Cheney that, if the United States does try to move against Syria, members of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood would be “the ones to talk to,” Jumblatt said.” –The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)

The article would continue by explaining how already in 2007 US and Saudi backing had begun benefiting the Brotherhood:

“There is evidence that the Administration’s redirection strategy has already benefitted the Brotherhood. The Syrian National Salvation Front is a coalition of opposition groups whose principal members are a faction led by Abdul Halim Khaddam, a former Syrian Vice-President who defected in 2005, and the Brotherhood. A former high-ranking C.I.A. officer told me, “The Americans have provided both political and financial support. The Saudis are taking the lead with financial support, but there is American involvement.” He said that Khaddam, who now lives in Paris, was getting money from Saudi Arabia, with the knowledge of the White House. (In 2005, a delegation of the Front’s members met with officials from the National Security Council, according to press reports.) A former White House official told me that the Saudis had provided members of the Front with travel documents.” –The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)

It was warned that such backing would benefit the Brotherhood as a whole, not just in Syria, and could effect public opinion even as far as in Egypt where a long battle against the hardliners was fought in order to keep Egyptian governance secular.
Clearly this “new Middle East” the Washington Post describes as lining up behind Hamas, and against Israel, is a monster of Western policy’s own purposeful creation. It seems as if Henry Kissinger may have had something much more specific in mind when he stated, “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.”

While it may seem unfathomable that the corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and London would jeopardize the safety, security, and even existence of Israel – a long time beachhead for Western geopolitical interests across the Middle East – this is only because people severely overestimate the importance placed on Israel by the corporate-financier elite.

Image: (Wikipedia) The Destruction of Jerusalem, 70 AD by the Roman Empire. The price Israelis will pay for enterprising with empire today will be no different than it was 2,000 years ago. Perpetual belligerence didn’t save them then, and it will not save them now. 

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To the West’s corporate-financiers, Israel is another plot of land – its people another demographic to be targeted, manipulated, and exploited, its resources to be expended, its role and existence to be assessed and reassessed based on utility. Like the Roman Empire nearly 2,000 years ago, when Israel outlives its usefulness as a proxy, it will be overrun, looted, destroyed, and its people scattered to the four corners of the globe, if and when necessary. As has been stated many times before, the greatest existential threat to Israel as a state, and to its people, is their own compromised ruling government. In reality, the Israeli people and their perceived mortal enemies share a common foe – who has pitted them both purposefully against each other for over a generation.

Netanyahu’s over-the-top, cartoonish warmongering, the IDF’s purposeful provocations, and a continuous campaign of self-vilification seems designed to make what appears to be an engineered fall all the more satisfying and uniting for the “new Middle East” Wall Street and London (with the ruling Israeli government’s help) has assembled over the past 2 years. For the Israeli people, stepping back seems impossible – but continuing forward is almost certainly suicidal.

The Israelis have the military might, the political sway, and the economic means to prevail against any true enemy. Rooting out warmongers like Netanyahu will not leave the nation defenseless, but better footed to explore other paths toward regional co-existence, peace, and prosperity. It will not be easy, but no more difficult than fighting perpetual war.

 

 

 
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