Dateline December 29, 2008 at 7:43 PM
“Why should only Israel have the right to self-defense? What about Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine?” (dictatorshipwatch.com, December 28, 2008)
Indeed. The ‘ubermenschen’ are always beyond good and evil. “It is not about right or wrong” as the Minister emphasized to M in the latest James Bond movie, but about “imperatives”. In this light, no appeal to moral-equivalence, such as the editor’s:
“Let us agree with Condi Rice and say: ‘We hold Hamas responsible for breaking the ceasefire, for violence.’ Let us agree with Zalmay Khalilzad that Israel has the right to self-defence. By this definition and this standard, let us see what response and to what extent does the US deserve for lying to the world through its teeth, launching a war of aggression on Iraq and butchering at least 1,305,837 Iraqis”
can ever work.
Thank you dear editor of dictatorshipwatch.com for collecting all these references related to the on-going Israeli atrocities in Gaza, after scanning of which, the only inescapable conclusion that is rationally reached is the one also reached by President George Bush on his birthday-visit to Israel in May earlier this year.
In response to the effusive welcome laid out for the President of United States by Shimon Perez: “Welcome to the new Israel: Three thousand years old, and going on sixty”, Mr. Bush had accurately summed up the entire global context of the Zionist State and its relationship to the United States leaving no further room for any further moralizing:
“Our two nations both faced great challenges when they were founded. And our two nations have both relied on the same principles to help us succeed. We built strong democracies to protect the freedoms given to us by an Almighty God”.
God has given the ‘chosen peoples’ that land to settle in the analogous manner that the ‘New World’ was once settled. The Israelis are merely implementing their mandate, their heavenly imperative, and
“neither Jewish morality nor Jewish tradition can be used to disallow terror as a means of war, … We are very far from any moral hesitations when concerned with the national struggle”.
And lest one may forget that this self-righteous ‘ubermensch’ attitude of ‘god’s chosen peoples’ feeling entitled to forcibly and brutally occupy another’s lands even while blatantly recognizing that
“the country is theirs, because they inhabit it, whereas we want to come here and settle down, and in their view we want to take away from them their country”
only existed pre-founding of ‘the Jewish State’ in Palestine, a reminder has to be periodically interjected into the global consciousness lest the world forgets who is the real boss:
“We declare openly that the Arabs have no right to settle on even one centimetre of Eretz Israel… Force is all they do or ever will understand. We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours”.
And therefore, the barbarism being experienced in Gaza as I write this, is just an unholy reminder:
“When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle.”
And the grotesque outburst of pious rejoicing being witnessed by the silent world at the merciless slaughter of the ‘children of a lesser god’: “I feel like dancing and singing this day” and “I will play music and celebrate what the Israeli air force is doing“, is merely ‘divine imperatives’ being fulfilled. Indeed, only children of the ‘lesser goy’ mercilessly murdered by a ‘superior god’s chosen peoples’, can be termed a “wonderful Chanukah gift” to humanity.
Incidentally, I have yet to encounter a similar description of the Nazis rejoicing at their killing their own ‘lesser goy’ in the tons of transcripts I have read of the Nuremberg Trials, as well as its detailed footnoted unraveling in ‘Nuremberg, The Last Battle‘. The Nazis apparently did not have as superior a divine mandate as the ‘god’s chosen peoples’.
How will any non-cowardly human being react seeing his and her children and loved ones so butchered, and their murderers grotesquely rejoicing? Predictably.
“more Qassam (rocket) fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they (the Palestinians) will bring upon themselves a bigger holocaust because we will use all our might to defend ourselves”.
The tortuous reality behind “all our might to defend ourselves”, is the first imperial principle upon which many an empire has been constructed since time immemorial. As already succinctly expressed by Project Humanbeingsfirst in its Modernity Simplified exposition, and explained further in its humble letter to the American peoples, it is the quintessential First Principle of Conquest:
“If we don’t have real enemies then we have to create or imagine some and yell ‘we are being attacked’” in order to a) justify one’s hegemonic barbarianism upon others; and b) motivate an unwilling plebeian peoples into sacrificing for the conquests of the ruling elite.
Israel is fortunate to have real enemies so they have to spend less time convincing the world that “we are being attacked”, compared to their sponsors who have had to diligently construct the elaborate dialectics of “Clash of Civilizations” and “Bin Laden” and “Al-Qaeeda” in order to fully exploit the opportunity of going from “Balance of Terror to Unilateral Terror” for the same purpose.
The population of Gaza is a million-humanity in a square congested mile of narrow strip of land. Some rightly call it the outdoor concentration camp of modernity. For Israel to kill a few hundred civilians even in this most barbaric “shock and awe” hardly makes any difference to its statistics – and thus one must ask why are the Israelis on this terror-binge that has no overt efficacy towards their own overarching goal of Eretz Yisrael?
The one sensible and commonsensical answer that might occur to any un co-opted ordinary person on the planet is that it is for the same reason that bombing of the pristine areas of FATA and WANA is continuing in Pakistan.
The only efficacy of killing civilians and their children under the most barbaric “shock-and-awe” is to manufacture the self-fulfilling materialization of Matan Villnai’s dream quoted above, of Palestinians providing the pretext of bringing a “bigger holocaust” upon themselves because “we will use all our might to defend ourselves”.
This is going to be the final (or almost final) excuse for commencing the discourse of massive population transfer into Jordan/Egypt/Lebanon shortly – the “reservations” of the Palestinians – a vast majority of the displaced since 1948 already ensconced there in various refugee camps for over 60 years.
Therefore, given this unvarnished view of reality as also blatantly admitted to by the most powerful President in the world to whom god is reputed to speak personally to convey its imperatives, the only self-defense left a peoples under the jackboots of such gods, is to revert back to the ‘Balance of Terror from Unilateral Terror on the Grand Chessboard’.
Such a ‘balance of terror’ is nowhere in sight today. See: http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/04/balanceof-terror-tounilateral-terror.html
That, and not moral-equivalencing, nor sermonizing, nor platitudes, can alter the destiny of the people of Palestine. See “Reclaiming Palestine” http://humanbeingsfirst.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/reclaiming-palestine-2008-omnibus-june042008.pdf.
Perhaps accurately predicting this pre-planned solution of ‘population transfer’ which will be presented to the world shortly by Israel and all its sympathetic exponents, before it is presented, may demonstrate its premeditation to the disingenuous maestros as well as to the bespectating morons of the world. Watch for the shrill cries of “population transfer” once again erupting in the Israeli press, but with much greater force this time as it being high-time that Israel’s security problem was solved once and for all, and to be dutifully picked up by the NYT, Time, and Newsweek.
There is no other rational explanation for this brutal barbarian assault on an already starving and strangulated population – except as a baby-step public-relations pretext towards the pre-planned, long time in the making, Zionist ‘population-transfer’ agenda for the remaining Palestinians from Palestine. Under Mr. Obama’s watch, this appears to be the final solution, among many other final-solutions. The ‘change’ President-elect has much more than the Zionist-hand at his helm. See “Mr. Obama – The Post Modern Coup” and “Mr. Obama’s New Deal”.
In this dire straights, one may only conclude this missive in the powerless scream of all victims:
“I still curse the killers, their accomplices, the indifferent spectators who knew and kept silent, and Creation itself, Creation and those who perverted and distorted it. I feel like screaming, howling like a madman so that that world, the world of the murderers, might know it will never be forgiven.”
The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org. Verbatim reproduction license at http://www.humanbeingsfirst.org#Copyright.
GAZA: The final pretexts for Palestinian Population Transfer in the making! December 29, 2008.