June 8, 2010
Badness always manifests in destruction and corruption, while goodness always manifests in preservation and benefit.
- Socrates (469-399 B.C.) in Plato's Politiea (Republic)
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
- Jesus of Nazareth's Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV)
The Israeli military assault on the Freedom Flotilla has taken up most of my working hours since May 31. I have not been able to finish the second part of my article about Israel's role in the bankrupting of Iceland or respond to my email. At this point, I just hope the Israelis allow the M/V Rachel Corrie to dock in Gaza and deliver the much-needed supplies to the suffering people of Gaza. I hope the Israelis come to their senses and lift their cruel blockade on the 1.5 million people of Gaza and allow them to live like human beings. Will they allow Rachel Corrie to reach Gaza? Time will tell.
The above quotations from Socrates and Jesus are fundamental truths that have been part of human history since Socrates first uttered these words some 400 years before Christ was born. These two expressions of this basic truth are really what my efforts are all about.
Having lived in Israel and the Middle East, and having studied the Israeli-Palestinian problem for decades, I came to understand the nature of the state of Israel through having lived with Israelis and Palestinians. I learned about Zionism and Israel through my first-hand experiences with the people, and by having read a great deal about current events and Zionist history.
What I learned about the state of Israel is that it is an amoral criminal state. The history of Zionist terrorism indicates that it always has been, even prior to the establishment of the state of Israel. When I lived among Israelis I remember that they often used the word "pragmatic", which I found rather odd. I now know why they used this word so often. It was part of their education and defines their worldview. Zionist children are taught to be pragmatic. Questions of morality are not to interfere with their actions - and they don't. Zionists are not immoral; they are amoral.
Nothing good will come out of Israel because it is a state like a corrupt tree that produces only evil fruit. This should be abundantly clear to anyone who has read newspapers and followed world events since 1982, when Israel launched its invasion of Lebanon which took the lives of some 30,000 civilians. There is a very rare large format book called Eyewitness Lebanon - Evidence of 91 international correspondents (Morris International, 1983) that contains shocking photographs from news photographers who covered the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
Eyewitness Lebanon - An essential book to understanding Zionism
I have never seen this book, which is published in the English language, in the United States. The photographs in this book are evidence of a whole raft of Israeli war crimes, none of which has ever been prosecuted. One, for example, shows the Israelis arresting all the doctors and nurses from the hospitals of Beirut - so they would not treat the thousands of wounded.
The Israeli crimes in Lebanon were the first fruits of the Likudniks that came to power when arch-terrorist Menachem Begin became prime minister in the 1970s. The coming to power of the extreme rightwing Likud party was a fundamental change in Israeli politics. The Likud was the political party of the former terrorists of the Irgun, which Begin commanded in the 1940s. These are Zionists who are completely amoral.
Begin was a criminal in the Soviet Union before he came to Palestine.
They are willing to employ any tactic, and prefer violence and terrorism, to achieve their strategic goal, which is basically a Jew-only fortress state occupying most of the Middle East. The favorite element of the Likudniks is iron, which they use to name many of their operations, e.g. Iron Fist, Iron Brain, and Iron Wall. The Iron Wall was what the founder of the Likud, Vladimir Jabotinsky, called for to separate the Jewish settlers from the native Palestinians. Ariel Sharon, a disciple of Jabotinsky, saw to it that the wall was built.
Menachem Begin supervised the terror bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946. These are the same people who carried out the false-flag terror attacks of 9-11.
This is the faction of Zionist terrorists that runs Israel today, as it has since 1977. Benny Begin, son of Menachem, is at the top of the Israeli government along with the sons and daughters of the Zionist terrorists who created the state of Israel in the 1940s. Bibi Netanyahu, for example, is the son of the head of Jabotinsky's New Zionist Organization. For these people war is the desired state and terrorism is the tool to produce it. Peace is neither wanted nor desired.
The sons of terrorists, Benny Begin and Bibi Netanyahu, are now running Israel.
This is the real reason that Israel attacked the ships of the Freedom Flotilla killing many of the peace activists. This is why there is never any movement in the so-called "peace process." The Israeli government doesn't want peace. This is why, whenever Israel is pushed to make concessions for peace and feels cornered by the international community, it reacts with acts of brutal amoral violence. This is what they have always done. The attacks on the Freedom Flotilla are just the latest manifestations of this most predictable Zionist reaction.