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Good for Guenter Grass!
Everyone and his Dog Now Knows Israel Is the
By Stuart Littlewood
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, April 16, 2012
Squawks and screeches of paranoid Zionist propaganda
Stuart Littlewood views the “squawks and screeches” emanating
from Israel in protest at German poet Guenter Grass’s poem on the threat
Israel poses to the world, and reminds us of a couple of pertinent facts:
that Israel is the only nuclear state in the Middle East and that it
refuses to forgo the options of creating chemical and biological weapons.
I can’t say I’m crazy about the German Nobel laureate’s poetry. Much
is lost in translation, of course. But the sentiment expressed in “What
must be said” is spot-on.
And now that the dust has settled we
can marvel at how the avalanche of outraged squawks and screeches sent the
needle clean off the Richter Scale of Zionist paranoia.
Guenter Grass should wear the insults like a badge of honour.
The Jewish Chronicle
prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, as saying: "His [Guenter's]
declarations are ignorant and shameful and every honest person in this
world must condemn them."
What constitutes an "honest person" in
Netanyahu's eyes? Does he know any?
Would Eli Yishai, Israel's
interior minister, be one of them? Yishai lost no time blacklisting Grass
and said he could no
longer enter Israel. "If Guenter wants to spread his twisted and lying
works, I suggest he does this from Iran, where he can find a supportive
No need, Eli. He already has a huge and appreciative
audience here in the West.
Yishai is boss of Israel's Shas party.
Shas opposes any freeze in Israel’s illegal settlement activity in the
West Bank. In other words, he’s all for land theft and ethnic cleansing.
Not surprisingly, Shas is a magnet for freaks and crooks. Several of the
party's members of parliament have been convicted of offences such as
fraud and forgery. Its former leader was indicted on corruption charges.
The party's founder called Palestinians "evil” and said “God should strike
them with a plague..."
As for Arabs generally, according to the
party’s founder, "it is forbidden to be merciful to them. You must send
missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable."
Shas has a real down on homosexuals too. One Shas MP accused gays of being
“a plague as toxic as
The party is also against dividing Jerusalem and
wants the Temple Mount for Jews only, regardless of irrefutable Muslim
As if that weren’t enough, the Zionism and Israel
of "unscrupulous election practices that include distributing amulets
against the evil eye and rabbinical blessings in return for promises to
vote for Shas, and apparently, voting by deceased persons. In several Shas
districts in 1999, over 100 per cent of those registered participated in
And is Yishai any good as a minister? "Yishai is a
bad interior minister,”
according to the
Israeli newspaper Haaretz. “It seems the job simply doesn't
interest him. Perhaps even worse, that hasn't hurt his political
reputation, because the people of Israel don't realize it." So Guenter
Grass needn't lose any sleep over the mouthings of this third-rater.
In any case, Guenter in his poem only expresses what truly honest men
have been saying for decades:
Yet why do I forbid myself
To name that other country
In which, for years, even if secretly
There has been a growing nuclear potential at hand
control, because no inspection is available?
Actually inspection is available but Israel claims exemption,
which is dutifully granted by our subservient international élite.
Israel’s nuclear, chemical and biological menace
That the nuclear power of
The already fragile world peace?
must be said
Even tomorrow may be too late...
frantically points the finger at Iran, but for what? To distract attention
from the fact that Israel itself is the
one with the runaway nuclear weapons programme ]]that menaces the
region and beyond.
UN Security Council Resolution 487, in 1981,
called on Israel “urgently to place its nuclear facilities under IAEA
[International Atomic Energy Agency] safeguards”. Israel hasn't done so.
Its huge arsenal of weapons of mass destruction -- nuclear, chemical and
biological -- is obviously what’s undermining the "fragile world peace".
In 2009 the IAEA again called on Israel to join the Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty, open its nuclear facilities to inspection and
place them under comprehensive IAEA safeguards. Again Israel did not
Everyone and his dog now knows that Israel is the problem.
It is the only state in the region not party to the Non-Proliferation
Treaty (Iran is). It has signed but not ratified the Comprehensive
Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. As regards biological and chemical weapons,
Israel has not signed the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. It has
signed but not ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention.
needs to explain all this before getting heavy with other people. As Grass
With nimble lips calling
it a reparation, declares
A further U-boat should be delivered to
Whose specialty consists of guiding all-destroying warheads
to where the existence
Of a single atomic bomb is unproven
as a fear wishes to be conclusive
I say what must be said.
Two months ago Defence Industry Daily
Christian Schmidt, Germany’s secretary of state for defence, had signed a
contract with Israel to supply a sixth Dolphin-class submarine with the
German taxpayer chipping in a huge subsidy. This latest U-boat will be
fitted with a new type of propulsion system. Schmidt reportedly said that
Germany was looking to increase its defence cooperation with Israel and
"was specifically interested in learning from the IDF [Israel Defence
Forces] about training and military doctrine".
German government must be mental to have provided any submarines, let
alone half a dozen. Dolphins are diesel-electric attack submarines that
can fire torpedoes and missiles from their tubes and carry out underwater
surveillance. Germany donated two of these killer vessels to the Israeli
navy in the early 1990s. Israel then bought a third submarine for 350
million US dollars -- half price -- with the German taxpayer paying the
other half. In 2006 a deal was done for two more at a total of 1.27
billion dollars, with the Germans picking up one-third of the tab.
These Dolphins have 10 bow torpedo tubes, four of which have a 650mm
diameter for launching the larger cruise missiles. Rumour has it that
Israel tested a nuclear-capable version of its medium-range “Popeye Turbo”
cruise missile from those tubes.
It’s the stuff of nightmares when
you see the lethal idiots whose fingers are all over the buttons. Angela
Merkel needs a good spanking for this lunacy. Any volunteers?
It is to be hoped
this will free many from silence,
That they may prompt the
perpetrator of the recognized danger
To renounce violence and
That an unhindered and permanent control
Israeli nuclear potential
And the Iranian nuclear sites
authorized through an international agency
By the governments of
Amen, brother Guenter.