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Opinion Editorials, June 2010
Dealing with a Terrorist State Requires More than Just Words
By Khalid Amayreh
Iin Occupied PalestineAl-Jazeerah, ccun.org, June 7, 2010
For many years, I have been arguing rather constantly that Israel is a decidedly terrorist state that differs little in character from other nefarious entities.
My views in this regard were occasionally depicted "as wild exaggerations." Some of the naÔve observers, long exposed to Zionist or Zionist-influenced media, would even go as far as throwing the increasingly silly calumny of "anti-Semitism" in our faces, as if whatever the Aryan Nazis did more than 65 years ago justified the murderous treatment meted out to the Palestinian people and other peoples of the Middle East at the hands of the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the holocaust. The latest shameless act of maritime gangsterism by Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean should be taken as a final indictment of the evil entity. And there should be no argument-from now on- about giving Israel the benefit of the doubt, given the shamelessness and utter criminality of what happened.
To be sure, this shamelessness goes beyond merely targeting innocent and unarmed aid activists carrying humanitarian materials to 1.7 million Gazans, languishing under one of historyís harshest and longest siege. Israel has been targeting innocent civilians knowingly and deliberately since its creation.
The way Israeli leaders have tried and are trying to justify this ugly crime by spreading pornographic lies about what happened exposes the brutal ugliness of the collective Israeli mindset.
A normal country would come to terms with the hard facts when a blunder or a mishap occurred. However, Israel is not a normal country and will never bring itself to say "Mea Culpa" no matter what it does and irrespective of the extent of the nefariousness of its crimes.
In the final analysis, we are talking about a state that is based on ethnic cleansing, mass murder and mendacity, and any acknowledgment on its part of these undisputable historical facts would signal a recognition of its utter illegitimacy.
This is why, the guards of the big lies have to be constantly on alert, to repulse truth and delegitimize its ramifications.
Take for example, Benyamin Netanyahu, a man notorious for his ability to lie as often as he breathes oxygen.
Seeking to justify the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Carnage, the Israeli Prime Minister claimed that the flotilla "was not love boat, but a hate boat." Well, Netanyahu is decidedly wrong because helping people under siege whether in Ghetto Warsaw or Ghetto Gaza is the ultimate act of love and self-abnegation.
Needless to say, claiming otherwise spells dishonesty and underscores lack of rectitude.
Moreover, Netanyahu seems to think that making a few mendacious sound-bites, disseminated tirelessly by a naÔve or malicious western media, is sufficient to exonerate Israel from any wrong doing.
In addition to the "love-boat-hate-boat" corrupt analogy, Netanyahu has been babbling about Israelís right to defend itself. In statements carried by the Israeli media, he said that Israel had a right to prevent "war materials" from getting into Gaza.
Well, there is no conceivable evidence showing that the flotilla was carrying war materials to the besieged Gazans? Where is the proof? Ultimately, you canít slaughter and shoot dozens of people traveling in international waters on the mere suspicion that they might be carrying "war materials" to Hamas. This is, of course, unless the Judeo-Nazis state considers milk powder, school equipment, and wheel chairs for disabled Gaza children maimed by criminal Israeli shelling, using white phosphorus and other agents of death, as "war materials.
By the way, I am nearly completely convinced that even Netanyahu himself is convinced deep in his heart that his morbid allusions about war materials donít carry even an iota of veracity. The man is only lying through his teeth to make an ugly crime look less ugly.
Netanyahu may be the premier liar in Israel, but he is by no means the most virulent one. Deputy Foreign Minister Dany Ayalon combines virulent racism with evil maliciousness. He has been claiming, with deep frustration clear in the tone of his voice, that the aid participants, who hailed from more than 50 nationalities, were actually affiliated with al-Qaeda and Hamas. In one statement, he called them terrorists.
I am not going to dignify this hogwash by commenting on it. Sometimes, a lie is so self-evident that it is unwise to comment on it.
Interestingly, this is not going to be the last time Israel indulges in obscene lying. Without the umbrella of lies, Israel is nearly totally exposed.
However, what makes Israel clutches to its enduring modus operandi of lies (and criminality) is the fact these lies have many important consumers around the world. Consider, for example, the White House, which remained reticent for many hours following the Flotilla massacre.
This White House of ill-repute refused to condemn the carnage fearing that doing so would alienate Israel- firsters in Washington, especially AIPAC, the American Jewish lobby that succeeded over the years in lowering Americaís morality level to the lowest of the low.
More to the point, the White Houseís refusal to condemn Israeli murderous attack on civilian ships in the eastern Mediterranean is in no way attributed to lack of information about what really happened.
It is rather attributed first and foremost to lack of morality. After all, since when did the US call the spade a spade whenever Israel was concerned? Needless to say, a country that called Israelís genocidal onslaught against Gaza last year, which killed and maimed thousands of innocent people and wreaked havoc on the coastal enclaveís civilian infrastructure, "an act of self-defense," is an evil state itself.
It is equally lamentable that most Jews around the world continue to cheer Israelís crimes.
None the less, I believe it is useless to continue to invoke Israeli criminality. Israel is a cancer, a hopeless malignancy, which if not dealt with decisively will eradicate you.
This is why the whole world ought to make utmost efforts aimed at pacifying this hateful, treacherous and venomous snake.
And remember, this criminal entity has really nothing to do with true Judaism, the sublime message revealed by God unto Prophet Moses, May Peace be upon him. Indeed, nearly everything done by this criminal entity contradicts and violates the Ten Commandments which taught humanity "Thou shall not murder and Thou shall not lie."
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