Terrorist Israel

As we've seen so many times before, we have an instance of the United States preventing the Security Council from taking any action in the crisis in Gaza, whether it would be an actual move to impose a cease-fire, but they even went further than that to prevent even a statement from being issued, the sort of the lowest level of response from the Security Council. The U.N. diplomats essentially said exactly what Condoleezza Rice said two years ago at the time of the Israeli attack on Lebanon, when she went before the council and said, "We don't want a cease-fire yet," essentially telling the world, there is not enough dead people yet. We want more dead people before we will call for a cease-fire. And that has been the consistent position of the Bush administration, including President Bush himself on his weekly radio address, and it was the same position taken this weekend - Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies

It is like a sick joke hearing the US government describe Hamas as a terrorist organisation. Even by the most general definition of terrorism, which is the deliberate targeting of civilians for political purposes, Hamas pales in comparison to the terrorist state of Israel. It can certainly be argued that Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians are wrong not to mention counter productive, but if that makes Hamas terrorist then Israel falls within the super-terrorist category. And where Hamas attack Israeli military personnel even the Israeli Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni – serious contender for next Israeli prime minister - claims that this falls outside the rubric of terrorism.

Today is the 11th day of the Israeli terror. Palestinian medical staff estimate that 560 people have been killed, one quarter of whom according to UN sources are civilians. So gung ho are Israel’s willing executioners that they have taken to killing their own troops with tank fire. In their latest terrorist attack a UN school was targeted for mortar fire. At least thirty people have been killed. Few would dispute that those who target schools for mass murder are deserving of the terrorist label. Funny how the US government can hurl itself into a state of apoplectic rage when Columbine High is attacked but can become the numero uno cheer leader for attacks on the school in Gaza.

Israel is also reported to be using white phosphorus as it did in Lebanon two years ago. The agent can cause terrible burns to anyone caught up in it but it is not illegal if used as a smokescreen. At the same time Gaza is reputed to be one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It is hard to imagine that white phosphorous will not produce civilian casualties in such crammed conditions. Charles Heyman, a former British Army major, pointed out that ‘if white phosphorus was deliberately fired at a crowd of people someone would end up in The Hague.’ Although long before then the real smoke screen will have been used to smother the truth as Israel blames Hamas for any casualties arising from its use of the chemical.

Knowingly involved in state terrorism Israel has moved to suppress knowledge of its actions. Foreign journalists have been banned. Ethan Bronner, New York Times bureau chief in Jerusalem, points out that ‘Israel has never restricted media access like this before, and it should be ashamed. It's betraying the principles by which it claims to live.’ This helps make it easier for hacks such as the disreputable Charles Krauthammer to proclaim ‘Israel is so scrupulous about civilian life.’ As scrupulous as Nazi Germany from whom it has learned so much.

Aided by censorship Israel not only seeks to pursue its terrorism unhindered it also works to cover up the impact on a civilian population In resisting demands for a cessation. Tzipi Livni disgracefully lies ‘there is no humanitarian crisis in the Strip, and therefore there is no need for a humanitarian truce.’

Tzipi Goebbels.


  1. To Tzipi Livnil I say bullshit. The Israelis are refusing to let doctors and other medical personal into Gaza to help the injured and dying. That according to a Swedish doctor on the ground in Gaza. One of only two foreign doctors who where already there.
    If that's not a humanitarian issue I don't know what is.
    The American government is complicit in this carnage and their politicians are hypocrites to boot.
    They should hang their collective heads in shame.
    Anthony; Tzipi = Goebbles great comparison.

  2. was delighted to, at last hear our minister for foreign affairs condemn the zionists last night, I had mailed him earlier to ask for such, given the rather half-hearted condemnation by the europeans who still claim to represent our soverign nation.
    Almost time to begin protesting outside synagouges in Ireland to show the zionists our nation can empathise with the population of Palastine.

  3. Jim, the evidence is overwhelming regarding the existence of a humanitarian crisis. I often wonder do they just do what they do or do they consciously copy the Nazis. I recall the reports of an Israeli Army officer describing how they should copy the tactics of the Wehrmacht. How accurate the report is I don't now

  4. protesting at synagogues echoes Harryville

  5. AM, I agree, protesting at synagogues does 'echo Harryville but, women and their children are being murdered, this is also not a new issue, the occupation of Palastine has gone on for decades with, as others have said, echoes of Germany. What I suggested was that we, as an occupied people, might show our empathy with the people of Gaza, I would not for a moment promote any aggression towards people attending synagogue but it might get the message through, as might my earlier suggestion of boycotting zionist retailers, M&S, Tesco, Sainsbury and Starbucks. We must try something.

  6. The Properganda machine is in full effect over here in the States regarding the invasion of Israel into Gaza...remenisent of the the same blatent lies that the British people have been fed over the last 40 odd years regarding the occupation of the six counties..truth really is the first casualty of war.I have never been able to understand how the Jewish people who have undergone terrible injustices throughout their history then inflict the same parallel injustices on the Palestinian people.Reminds me of the line from a song about one of your comrades Joe McDonnell " and you dare to call me a terrorist whilst looking down your gun..when i think of all the deeds you have done".

  7. Anonymous, I think the point is to differentiate between Jewish culture and Israeli aggression. I don't believe picketing outside a synagogue would do that. I can think of lots of reasons to protest outside synagogues; also outside chapels, churches and mosques. But none of them to do with Israeli policy in Gaza. Besides it might reinforce anti-Semitism which is not what you are about.

  8. aricaiwdjts, at times I am tempted to think it is like the abused child becoming a child abuser.

  9. I understand the anger people feel, but protesting outside synagogues would not only be plain wrong but would be a propaganda gift to the Israeli government and their media gofers.

    We should never lose sight of the fact than many many Jews oppose this war on Gaza, ten thousand marched against it in Tel a viv and there were many jews on last saturdays demos in London, Istanbul and elsewhere.

  10. It's not suprising to see an ex-Provo killer like Anthony McIntyre condemn Israel's legitimate self-defence and fight against terrorists. Instead of engaging with the arguments in favour of Israel's operation in Gaza, which he is unable to refute, (for example: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/kevin-myers/israels-problems-are-due-to-its-enlightened-founders-1593777.html http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/brave-israel-has-every-right-to-bomb-hamas-1591542.html) Mr. McIntrye ironically resorts to Shinneresque smear tactics by outrageously comparing the Israeli government with the Nazis. Furthermore, he ignores the fact that the reason for the high number of civilian casualities in Gaza is because Hamas uses them as human shields, not because of deliberate targeting by the IDF. In fact, there would be no dead civilians in Gaza at all if Hamas hadn't been firing rockets at towns in southern Israel. Any logically consistent person knows that Israel is right.

    PS. Incidentally, since you now believe that the IRA's armed struggle was futile, isn't it about time, Mr. McIntrye, that you also admit that it was illegal and immoral? Isn't it about time you apologised?

  11. Wysemans frothing at the mouth attack on you Anthony reminds me of the many arguements against the Proviosionals by British academics who seemed to suspend their intellect when ever Ireland was mentioned back in the 1980's.
    "legitimate self defence and fight against terrorists"..Wyseman that is what Hammas are doing now and that is what the Provisionals did back in the 70's and 80's.

  12. WyseMan, old habits die hard it seems. 'The reason for the high number of civilian causalities in Gaza is because Hamas uses them as human shields.' The reason there were so many injuries in RUC custody during the 1970s was because everybody held in Castlereagh were beating themselves up. Apology? To the Nazis for comparing them to the Israelis? I am sure the Nazis are indeed offended but an apology, I don't think so.

  13. aricaiwdjts as they say, rightly are the simple so called

  14. "Am I my brother's keeper?" asked Cain.

    "What humanitarian crisis?" asked Livni.

    Nothing changes.