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Still patting the Mad Dog?
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appeasement of Israeli fascists
By Stuart Littlewood
ccun.org, Redress, February 13, 2009
Stuart Littlewood considers the prospect of pogromist Binyamin
Netanyahu becoming Israeli prime minister and asks whether he is “the right
man” and if now is “the right time” stipulated by Israeli military historian
Martin van Creveld as preconditions for the deportation of Palestinians from
Israel and the occupied territories.
Martin van Creveld, a former
professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a
world-leading writer on military matters, has made many enemies with his
seemingly outrageous views.
But actually he does a great service by
sharing his thoughts about what “mad dog” Israeli might do next.
September 2003 interview in Elsevier (the Dutch weekly) Van Creveld said:
We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them
at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals
are targets for our air force... We have the capability to take the world
down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes
Van Creveld talked about “collective deportation” as Israel’s only
meaningful plan for the Palestinian people. “The Palestinians should all be
deported. The people who strive for this [the Israeli government] are
waiting only for the right man and the right time..."
As to whether
Israel would care much about being branded a rogue state if it carried out a
genocidal deportation against Palestinians, Van Creveld quoted a remark by
former Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan: “Israel must be like a mad dog,
too dangerous to bother.”
Lebanon, and now Gaza – Israel’s “mad dog”
credentials are beyond dispute. And the West is leaning over backwards not
to be bothersome.
So has the right time arrived? Could the man they
are waiting for be the snarling rottweiler Binyamin Netanyahu, who seems to
be in with a good chance at the Israeli elections?
He’s a “war on
terror” freak and therefore very appealing to a neurotic electorate. It was
he who, in 2001, said:
There is an empire of terror. There are chiefdoms.
Arafat has his own chiefdoms. Bin Laden has his own chiefdom. The Hezbollah
in Lebanon have their chiefdom. There is Hamas and Islamic Jihad working
under Arafat's chiefdom. And they enjoy the support and sponsorship in close
cooperation with such sovereign states as Iraq and Iran, havens in
Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern regimes. They work together, both in
material support and of course political support...
They are after
our civilization. We must summon the forces of civilization and the force
and the power to act against them now, when we have the power and when we
still have the time to do so.
These militant Islamics, he said, don't
hate America because of Israel.
It's the other way around. They hate
Israel because of America. They see us ... as an outpost of common values,
our common values of freedom. They hate that freedom. They hate our way of
life. They hate our respect for individual rights, our ideas of free choice,
our free society, our free press... It's that flame of liberty that these
people want to extinguish. But it is the United States holding that torch
with its allies who can wipe out these terrorists. And we must do nothing
short of it. We must wipe them out or they will wipe us out.
Islamists hate Israel's respect for individual rights? Pardon me while I die
In the meantime the US and Britain have been very obliging
in the vast amounts of money, effort and lives they have expended in Iraq
and Afghanistan for Israel's benefit.
Later, in 2006, Netanyahu was
cooking up the case for war against Iran, saying: "It's 1938 and Iran is
Germany. And Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs."
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he urged: "Stop him... He is
preparing another Holocaust for the Jewish state."
Israeli Army Radio, Netanyahu claimed that Israel would be Iran's first
target for destruction but, to make sure Israel's supporters remained in a
cosy, warm embrace and firmly on-side, insisted that Iran's arsenal would
also be directed against the US and Europe.
When asked if President
Bush could afford another military adventure after Iraq, Netanyahu said
acting on the Iranian threat would not be adventurous but necessary.
Netanyahu was groomed and financed from an early age by the sinister and
influential CFR – America's Council on Foreign Affairs – and has links to
George Schultz and warmongering neo-conservatives like Richard Perle and
Van Creveld's specialism is the future of war and
he's well placed for a shrewd appreciation of where Israel's warpath is
leading. Every lame-brained stooge and Zionist plant in the White House,
Congress and Senate, and in Number 10, the Foreign Office, Westminster, and
the front and back benches of the Labour and Conservative Parties should
After Gaza did they reprimanded the delinquent cur and
banished it to its kennel? No. They still pat and stroke and feed the rabid
Stuart Littlewood is author of the book Radio Free Palestine,
which tells the plight of the Palestinians under occupation. For further
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