Is Israel Doomed?
June 11, 2010
"It is clear the United States is not against nuclear bombs because they have a Zionist regime with nuclear bombs in the region. They are trying to save the Zionist regime, but the Zionist regime will not survive. It is doomed."
- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 11 June 2010 in Shanghai
Is the Zionist regime doomed, as the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on June 11 during a trip to China? Will the state of Israel survive?
If the Zionist regime were to cease to exist tomorrow, would the world be a better, safer place? These are the real questions that Ahmadinejad's statement raises.
First, it should be remembered that unpopular political regimes fail and go out of business all the time. Scores of regimes have passed from the scene during the past thirty years and very few are lamenting their passing. About half the nations of Europe have seen complete regime changes since the late 1980s and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Very few people were hurt during this political earthquake that changed the government regimes of some 150 million people.
The United States is currently engaged in two extremely costly and drawn out wars of occupation, in Afghanistan and Iraq (on both sides of Iran) in which the goal of the U.S. military is exactly that - regime change. The regime changes in Baghdad or Kabul, however, have clearly not been for the better. The populations of Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered immensely as a result of the U.S.-led regime changes. If the U.S. military were to withdraw from these countries there would certainly be another regime change very quickly as the U.S. quislings were ousted. If Israel were to lose the support of the United States it too would be unable to survive. The Israeli Jews would be forced to leave Palestine, just like Helen Thomas said they should.
As the World Cup kicks off in South Africa, much of the celebration is really for the fact that the apartheid regime of South Africa was ousted and replaced by a government headed by its former enemies - people it had imprisoned for decades.
President Ahmadinejad certainly knows all about regime change. The Shah of Iran, supported by the C.I.A. and Israel's Mossad, was removed from power in 1979 and the revolutionary movement, which Ahmadinejad was part of, took power in Tehran. These things happen all the time. Why should the oppressive and criminal Zionist regime of Israel, based on an ideology of Jewish supremacism and racism, be any different? Why should we fret the passing of another unjust regime of racist fanatics from the face of the Earth?
Like so many other crusader states and occupation regimes, the Zionist state will pass from the scene. Israel's hideous "wall of separation" cannot protect a regime of terrorists that is detested by the rest of the world.