By William C. Carlotti
25 July, 2006
and sundry pundits in the oligarchal corporate media and on the internet
have adopted the fiction, promoted by the Zionist-led Jewish controlled
Israeli government, that the recent attack on Gaza in Palestine and
the invasion of Lebanon is a "collective punishment". They
further enhance the fiction with erudite references to all the violations
of International Law that such actions comprise and wax eloquently with
enhancing statements of moral outrage.
Jewish Nationalists led
by the Zionists have occupied Palestine for half a century with the
strategic objective to absorb the whole of Palestine and portions of
the lands of a number of their other neighbors including Lebanon, Syria,
Jordan, and Egypt. The fiction of "collective punishment"
ignores Israel's half century of murderous, unrestricted jet plane bombings
and strafing of Palestine's homes, hospitals, schools, playgrounds and
every conceivable other target including heavily populated areas; the
behemoth tank demolitions; the random abductions, assassinations, and
jailing of Palestine's citizens and officials, and the armed Jewish
enclaves created in Palestine's "west bank".
According to Prime Minister
Ehud Ohmert of Israel in his address before the joint meeting of the
United States Congress on May 24 of 2006
"For thousands of years, we Jews have been nourished and sustained
by a yearning for our historic land. I, like many others, was raised
with a deep conviction that the day would never come when we would have
to relinquish parts of the land of our forefathers. I believed, and
to this day still believe in our people's eternal and historic right
to this entire land."
In the parlance of Israeli
Jews the "entire land" is Eretz (Greater) Israel which they
claim is defined in that book of short stories that has become known
as the bible. According to the Jewish Nationalists, the boundaries of
Eretz (Greater) Israel are defined in Ezekiel's short story at 47:13,
a definition of borders that includes the whole of Palestine, and parts
of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.
What is not often mentioned
is the fact that this biblically defined land that the modern day Jews
claim as their "entire land" was acquired, according to the
short story accounts, by the genocidal slaughter of the peoples of seven
other tribal nations that occupied the land that these modern Jews now
claim by "historic right".
According to the short stories
that were written by those that Prime Minister Ehud Ohmert claims are
the "forefathers" of modern Jews,
In Deuteronomy 7:1-36, ".the
Lord thy God shall have destroyed many nations before thee, the Hethite,
and the Gergezite, and the Amorrite, and the Chanaanite, and the Pherezite,
and Hevite, and the Jebusite, seven nations much more numerous than
thou art,.thou shalt utterly destroy them. Thou shalt make no league
with them, nor show mercy to them: and shall slay them until they are
utterly destroyed...and thou shalt destroy their names under heaven:
no man shall be able to resist thee, until thou destroy them."
In Isaiah 13:15-18, "Every
one that shall be found shall be slain; and every one that shall come
to their aid, shall fall by the sword. Their infants shall be dashed
in pieces before their eyes: their houses shall be pillaged, and their
wives ravaged...with their arrows they shall kill the children, and
shall have no pity upon the sucklings of the womb, and their eye shall
not spare their sons."
More of these blood-curdling
descriptive passages of human slaughter can be found in Numbers 32:1-35,
in Numbers 33:50-52, in Samuel 27:8-9 and in a myriad of other passages
written by those that Prime Minister Ohmert claims as the "forefathers"
of modern Jews. They are passages that define the worst GENOCIDE ever
They are the ICON of GENOCIDE
that makes pale any other definition.
There is no other written
description of genocide from the victims or the perpetrators of subsequent
genocides, including those of the Tasmanians and the Native Americans
and of the African slave trade or of Europe's Jews, that are so thoroughly
and completely definitive.
With respect to these and
other passages in that book of short stories that has become known as
the bible, Thomas Paine wrote in The Age of Reason,
"Whenever we read
the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries the cruel and torturous
executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half
the Bible is filled, it would be more that we called it the word of
a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wicked-ness that has
served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely
detest it as I detest every thing as cruel."
Now it is quite true that the German Nazis in the process of a war that
produced 45,000,000 victims proceeded with a similar genocide of European
Jews. As an act of conscience, the nations of the world, in response
to that genocidal attempt, joined together in 1947-48 to partition historic
Palestine to create a homeland for Jews.
Yet Jewish Nationalists,
led by Zionists driven by an unconscionable zealotry, are in the process
of recreating, in the manner typical of settler regimes, the genocide
perpetuated by those that Prime Minister Ehud Ohmart claims are the
"forefathers" of modern Jews.
The definitive description
of the strategic process with which these Zionist zealots are proceeding
was written by Vladimir Jabotinsky in his essay published in the 1920's
entitled THE IRON WALL
It reads like a description
of the current actions of the Zionist-led Israelis and its conclusion
mirrors precisely the current strategic objectives of Zionist actions,
"Thus we conclude that
we cannot promise anything to the Arabs of the Land of Israel or the
Arab countries. Their voluntary agreement is out of the question. Hence
those who hold that an agreement with the natives is an essential condition
for Zionism can now say "no" and depart from Zionism. Zionist
colonization, even the most restricted, must either be terminated or
carried out in defiance of the will of the native population. This colonization
can, therefore, continue and develop only under the protection of a
force independent of the local population - an iron wall which the native
population cannot break through. This is, in toto, our policy towards
the Arabs. To formulate it any other way would only be hypocrisy."
Any attempt that ascribes
motives to the actions of the Zionist-led Israeli Jews to such transitory
motives as "collective punishment" outside of the context
of the messianic drive to recreate an Eretz (Greater) Israel of biblical
proportions smothers the genocidal activities of this deplorable and
despicable settler regime in a fog of nonsensical verbiage.
In short, Israel's messianic
military absorption of Palestine and parts of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan
and Egypt to create the Eretz (Greater) Israel of Ezekiel's proportions
and the United States drive for hegemony over the oil of the Middle-East
and the Caspian Sea produce a symbiotic relationship that makes it clear
that those that devise and carry out the combined Israeli and United
States policies in the Middle East transform Israel into a Frankenstein
monster and the United States into the Frankenstein that produced it.