Dog On A Leash
By Sheila Samples
15 August, 2006
"We should prepare to go on the offensive. Our aim is to smash
Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the
Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish
a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate
Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take
Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai."
~~David Ben-Gurion, May 1948
I have been stunned by many things
on the US political scene since I was jerked violently awake on Nov.
22, 1963. However, one thing that simply flew under the cuckoo's nest
of my awareness was the total influence on our Congress; the control
of our media, our courts, our universities, our entire society -- even
our religion -- by the state of Israel. I had no idea.
I've learned a lot about
both Israel and the United States in the last five years -- most of
which I fervently wish I didn't know. I learned very quickly in the
wake of 9-11 that the neoconservatives in the US claim an ideological
right -- the Zionists in Israel a theological right -- to do whatever
they want to whomever they want whenever they want, and those who question
their increasingly bloody aggression are labeled "anti-American"
or "anti-Semitic." Those who protest are ostracized from both
religious and patriotic society (not to be confused with "civilized"
society) and are immediately bombarded with ridicule and vicious ad
hominems. Some receive death threats. Some receive death.
I learned that there is a
vast difference between Jews, or people of Israel, and the warmongering
Zionists who control the state of Israel, just as there is between most
American citizens and the cowardly neo-fascist chickenhawks who control
the United States.
The people of both regimes cry out against the barbaric genocide and
ethnic cleansing perpetrated in their name -- they shriek, they march
in protest, but the world media pushed the "mute" button long
ago, and no sound emerges from the weeping masses.
As these two "democracies"
force their way across the Middle East, it's as if Charles Manson is
stalking the innocent with a mad dog on a leash. Neither can be reasoned
with, and no living creature in their path is safe. But it is easy to
tell where they've been, because the landscape is littered with rotting
corpses of innocent men, women and children, with mass graves and displaced
millions fleeing for their lives.
From the Frying Pan...
The current conflict raging
in the Middle East has less to do with self-defense or protecting the
homeland than with zionist politics, Christo-fascist talking points
and corporate media spin. It is a war of extermination -- a carefully
planned crusade for world dominion, and it has been simmering on US
and Israeli back burners for decades.
Every writer addressing this
subject since George Bush was fraudently installed in the White House
has pleaded with Americans to pay attention to the plan, "Rebuilding
America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century"
penned by Dick Cheney while he was defense secretary, by Donald Rumsfeld,
Scooter Libby, Paul Wolfowitz and Jeb Bush, which calls for seizing
the world's resources and establishing permanent military bases throughout
the Middle East. That plan was immediately put in place and is being
relentlessly carried out.
Ninety pages too formidable?
Okay, try the September 2002 "National Security Strategy of the
United States of America," whose 35 pages puts in place a barbaric
pre-emptive war policy that destroys 230 years of honor, dignity, decency
-- and democracy. This manifesto was also written by Cheney and Wolfowitz,
and is a direct result of behind-the-scenes input from then Chairman
of the Joint Chiefs, Colin Powell.
In his article, "Dick
Cheney's Song of America," David Armstrong writes, "In early
1992, as Powell and Cheney campaigned to win congressional support for
their augmented Base Force plan, a new logic entered into their appeals.
The United States, Powell told members of the House Armed Services Committee,
required "sufficient power" to "deter any challenger
from ever dreaming of challenging us on the world stage." To emphasize
the point, he (Powell) cast the United States in the role of street
thug. "I want to be the bully on the block," he said, implanting
in the mind of potential opponents that "there is no future in
trying to challenge the armed forces of the United States."
Armstrong's article is 11
easy-to-read, eye-opening pages and was entered into the Congressional
Record by Rep. John Larson (D-CT) in Oct. 10, 2002 -- one month after
Cheney's National Security Strategy was released.
If you're wondering what
these homework assignments have to do with what's going on in Lebanon,
Israel and Gaza today, take a look at "A Clean Break: A New Strategy
for Securing the Realm," a document written in 1996 by neoconservatives
Douglas Feith, Richard Perle and David Wurmser, among others, for incoming
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. No more Mr. Good Guy when
dealing with the Palestinians, "A Clean Break" calls for a
hot pursuit policy -- in effect, a familiar smoke 'em out, get 'em on
the run and chase 'em clean out of the realm. Those who choose to stay
and fight for their land will die. It's their choice.
although the Likudnik game plan, was written by American Israel Public
Affairs Committee (AIPAC) power-mad neocons, who fantasized that Israel
could seize the "strategic initiative along its northern borders
by engaging Hizballah, Syria, and Iran, as the principal agents of aggression
in Lebanon," and suggested that after these wars, which would all
be successful, of course -- Israel could reshape "the strategic
balance in the Middle East" by attacking Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
"Clean Break" is a mere six pages, and is a Zionist's wet
Into The Fire...
They can't stop now. They
wouldn't, even if they could. The neo-cons' thirst for blood has reached
unquenchable proportions. No one has worked more feverishly for total
Middle East war than the Weekly Standard's ghoulishly grinning editor,
Bill Kristol, who wrote in his July 24 "It's Our War" that
Hezbollah is intent on wiping Israel off the map for Iran, and now is
the time to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.
"Why wait?" Kristol
asked. "Does anyone think a nuclear Iran can be contained? That
the current regime will negotiate in good faith? It would be easier
to act sooner rather than later. Yes, there would be repercussions--and
they would be healthy ones, showing a strong America that has rejected
Then there's Dick Cheney,
the madman who pulls the levers, who is chillingly indifferent to suffering
and -- being bloodless himself -- doesn't see what all the fuss is about.
Cheney's plans go beyond just controlling the world's resources; he
knows he won't be here much longer, so he's desperate to seize all the
riches, if you will, and take them with him. In this administration,
Cheney is the "go to" guy for arrogant, barbaric murder.
According to journalist Seymour
Hersh, whose article, "Watching Lebanon," will be published
in the Aug. 21 issue of the New Yorker, Israeli officials came to Washington
earlier this summer "to get a green light for the bombing operation
and to find out how much the United States would bear."
Hersh writes that "Israel
began with Cheney. It wanted to be sure that it had his support and
the support of his office and the Middle East desk of the National Security
Council." After getting Cheney's blessing, Hersh said he was told,
"persuading Bush was never a problem, and Condi Rice was on board."
And evangelical Zionists,
such as Pat Robertson, who are lusting for Armeggedan, at last see an
opportunity to rid the Holy Land of the Palestinians. Only after a crusade
wherein the entire Middle East explodes in a tsunami of blood --only
then will Robertson be swept up in glory, leaving the rest of us below
to choke to death on depleted uranium dust and to drown in the blood
of the innocent.
Those of you who don't know
Robertson are, well, damn lucky. Robertson makes Charles Manson look
like a pussy. As far back as 1985, Robertson told his brain-dead followers
that God wants all Palestinians exterminated. "God told the Israelites
to kill them all -- men, women and children -- to destroy them,"
What are we to think of that?
Robertson, God's most vocal confidant, says Palestinians are an abomination
-- a contagion for which there is no cure and whose only function is
to "cause trouble for the Israelites, and pull the Israelites away
from God, and prevent the truth of God from reaching the Earth."
He explained it was "more merciful" to kill Palestinians sooner
rather than later because if they continue to reproduce, Israel will
be burdened with having more to kill in the future. According to Robertson,
the only way to look at such mass extinction is, "God, in love,
took away a small number so that He might not have to take away a large
Last, but not least, we have
Israel's militant leaders -- and America's Decider, George Bush. The
Zionists are very good at what they do, whether blowing things apart
with US bombs and missiles or crushing everything in their path with
US bulldozers. But don't take my word for it. In his book, "You
Gentiles," Maurice Samuels (p.155) wrote, "We Jews, we are
the destroyers and will remain the destroyers. Nothing you can do will
meet our demands and needs. We will forever destroy because we want
a world of our own."
One has only to stumble through
the ruins of Sabra, Shatilla, Jenin, Gaza and Qana -- to recall the
torture, assassinations, collective punishment of civilians, destruction
of infrastructure, denying sustenance to those dying of thirst and hunger
-- to realize that Israel is the "cod piece" of the Middle
East. The Zionists who control it make Charles Manson's mad dog look
like a pussy.
And, what of George Bush
-- what part is he playing in all of this? It is incomprehensible to
believe he is in charge of, even aware of, anything. In recent weeks,
I have watched Bush, the man at the helm of the most powerful nation
on earth, run and hide, blather and bumble his way thorugh fund-raising
speeches, make an ass of himself at the G8 Summit gathering in Russia,
crudely grope another world leader, and refuse to discuss anything more
serious than "slicing the pig."
Two weeks into the Lebanon
crisis, wherein "Condi," as Bush crudely calls this nation's
Secretary of State, lurched around the Middle East and was sent home
empty-handed -- twice -- he was finally backed into a corner and asked
about the bombs dropping on Lebanon and the Hezbollah rockets raining
down on Israel. Bush responded inanely that Israel was merely exercising
its right to defend itself," before launching into his familiar,
Texas-style "Remember the 9-11 Alamo..."
Are We Done Yet?
These widely different factions
have divergent goals but they need each other to achieve them, and their
eyes are riveted on a single prize -- Iran. This oil-rich nation must
be brought to its knees before the neo-cons can have their New World
Order, before Cheney can control the world's resources, before Israel
can have its final solution in the Holy Land, before Bush can spread
freedom and democracy and death and rid the world of yet another safe
haven for plotters and planners and evil terrorists.... Iran is all
that is standing between true believers and their ascension into Heaven.
The same people who lied us into the Iraq war are telling the same lies
about Iran -- the WMDs are now nuclear bombs, and no UN resolution,
no US Congress, no US media will stop the madness.
They will have their war,
knowing full well that an assault on a nation fully capable of retaliation
will sign the death warrants of millions of innocents as well as of
every US service member on the ground in the Middle East. Unfortunately,
such losses carry little weight with all but a handful of the members
of the US Congress and the majority of the American people who blindly
support Zionist Israel and who advocate ethnic cleansing as a final
solution to the problems of the Middle East.
Edward Said, the late Palestinian-American
theorist, wrote one month before the Iraq invasion, "We cannot
in any way lend our silence to a policy of war that the White House
has openly announced will include three to five hundred cruise missiles
a day (800 of them during the first 48 hours of the war) raining down
on the civilian population of Baghdad in order to produce "Shock
and Awe", or even a human cataclysm that will produce ... a Hiroshima-style
effect on the Iraqi people... What sort of God would want this to be
a formulated and announced policy for His people? And what sort of God
would claim that this was going to bring democracy and freedom to the
people not only of Iraq but to the rest of the Middle East?"
Said pleaded with the American
people to speak out before it's too late. "Who knows what more
evil will be done in the name of Good?" Said asked. "Every
one of us must raise our voices, and march in protest, now and again
and again. We need creative thinking and bold action to stave off the
nightmares planned by a docile, professionalised staff in places like
Washington and Tel Aviv and Baghdad. For if what they have in mind is
what they call "greater security" then words have no meaning
at all in the ordinary sense...The question is, how long can they keep
getting away with it?"
How long, indeed. Look around.
They have come for the others. Only we the people remain, and most of
us are blind to our shame, our national disgrace. If we do not raise
our voices now and again and again, we will be done. Then, God help
us, we will realize -- too late -- that we are all Charles Mansons now.
is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information
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© 2006 Sheila Samples