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    Corporate Media Blames Victims in Palestine Kurt Nimmo http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=882 If we are to believe experts quoted by United Press International, the
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      Corporate Media Blames Victims in Palestine
      Kurt Nimmo
      http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=882


      If we are to believe "experts" quoted by United Press International,
      the "radicalization of Palestinians" has little to do with Israeli
      brutality over the span of more than two generations. It is all about
      "violence as a model created by bin Ladenism," never mind the
      Palestinians resisted Israeli occupation when Osama was a glint in
      Muhammad bin Laden's eye, well before the elder Bin Laden migrated
      from Al-Rubat to Saudi Arabia.

      "Bush administration officials said more young people in Gaza as well
      as the Lebanese refugee camps are turning to jihad because they feel
      more secular or moderate paths have failed to improve their lives,"
      UPI adds. No doubt, as these "secular or moderate paths" were
      systematically undermined and destroyed, thanks to the Mossad, also
      known as the "Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks," as
      killing Palestinian nationalists is indeed considered a "special task"
      for the Israeli government. Both MI6 and the CIA worked to undermine
      secular Arab nationalism—including its more moderate strain, as
      represented by Gamal Abd-al Nasser of Egypt. In response to Nasser's
      nationalist impudence, former British prime minister Winston Churchill
      instructed then prime minister Anthony Eden, upon Nasser's
      nationalization of the Suez: "Tell them if we have any more of their
      cheek we will set the Jews on them and drive them into the gutter,
      from which they should have never emerged."

      "The CIA was following the example of British Intelligence and sought
      to use Islam to further its goals," writes Peter Goodgame. "They
      wanted to find a charismatic religious leader that they could promote
      and control and they began to cooperate with groups such as the Muslim
      Brotherhood. With the rise of Nasser the Brotherhood was also courted
      more seriously by the pro-Western Arab regimes of Saudi Arabia and
      Jordan. They needed all the popular support that they could muster
      against the rise of Nasser-inspired Arab nationalism to keep their
      regimes intact."

      In regard to Israel, its "support for Hamas 'was a direct attempt to
      divide and dilute support for a strong, secular PLO by using a
      competing religious alternative,'" a former senior CIA official told
      Richard Sale of the UPI. "According to documents United Press
      International obtained from the Israel-based Institute for Counter
      Terrorism, Hamas evolved from cells of the Muslim Brotherhood, founded
      in Egypt in 1928. Islamic movements in Israel and Palestine were 'weak
      and dormant' until after the 1967 Six Day War in which Israel scored a
      stunning victory over its Arab enemies…. According to U.S.
      administration officials, funds for the movement came from the
      oil-producing states and directly and indirectly from Israel. The PLO
      was secular and leftist and promoted Palestinian nationalism. Hamas
      wanted to set up a transnational state under the rule of Islam, much
      like Khomeini's Iran."

      And why exactly would Israel support radical Palestinian Muslims,
      determined to destroy the Israeli state? "The thinking on the part of
      some of the right-wing Israeli establishment was that Hamas and the
      others, if they gained control, would refuse to have any part of the
      peace process and would torpedo any agreements put in place," an
      anonymous U.S. government official told Sale.

      "There is a security vacuum that creates space for all kinds of new
      grouplets and forces," Mouin Rabbani, a Jordan-based analyst of
      Palestinian politics for the International Crisis Group, told the New
      York Times, according to UPI. Of course, as history—history
      studiously
      ignored by the corporate media, particularly the New York
      Times—demonstrates, such "grouplets and forces" were and are
      routinely
      nurtured and encouraged by Israeli, British, and American intelligence
      operations for a variety of reasons, most recently to create the
      specter of Islamic terrorism.

      Naturally, Mr. Rabbani should be taken with a large grain of salt, as
      the International Crisis Group is supported by the usual suspects,
      namely the Rockefeller, Ford, Carnegie, and MacArthur foundations, and
      not surprisingly the Sarlo Jewish Community Endowment Fund. The Sarlo
      Foundation, according to its website, doles out grants to "the State
      of Israel to address the social service needs of its most vulnerable
      populations." No indication if such "vulnerable populations" include
      the Palestinians.

      It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why Palestinians are
      radicalized, or maybe it should be traumatized, as the Israeli state
      has, since at least 1967, violated 149 substantive articles of the
      Fourth Geneva Convention that protect the rights of occupied people.
      "As matters of fact and of law, the gross and repeated violations of
      Palestinian rights by the Israeli army and Israeli settlers living
      illegally in occupied Palestine constitute war crimes," writes Francis
      A. Boyle. "The paradigmatic example of a 'crime against humanity' is
      what Hitler and the Nazis did to the Jewish People. This is where the
      concept of crime against humanity came from. And this is what the U.N.
      Human Rights Commission determined that Israel is currently doing to
      the Palestinian People: Crimes against humanity. Legally, just like
      what Hitler and the Nazis did to the Jews."

      But then, of course, it is not permitted to make analogies between the
      Israeli state and the Nazi state, as in certain parts of the world
      this is considered a hate crime, for instance in Canada where your
      humble blogger is designated a thought criminal. Considered more
      egregious, for the Canadian Human Rights Commission at the behest of
      the Canadian Jewish Congress and B'nai Brith, is the prospect of
      accusing the Israeli state of genocide. Francis A. Boyle expands:

      Moreover, a crime against humanity is the direct historical and
      legal precursor to the international crime of genocide as defined by
      the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of
      Genocide. The theory here was that what Hitler and the Nazis did to
      the Jewish People required a special international treaty that would
      codify and universalize the Nuremberg concept of "crime against
      humanity." And that treaty ultimately became the 1948 Genocide
      Convention.

      In fairness, you will note that the U.N. Human Rights Commission
      did not go so far as to condemn Israel for committing genocide against
      the Palestinian People. But it has condemned Israel for committing
      crimes against humanity, which is the direct precursor to genocide.
      And I submit that if something is not done quite soon by the American
      People and the International Community to stop Israeli war crimes and
      crimes against humanity against the Palestinian People, it could very
      well degenerate into genocide, if Israel is not there already. And in
      this regard, [former and currently comatose] Israeli Prime Minister
      Ariel Sharon is what international lawyers call a genocidaire—one who
      has already committed genocide in the past.

      "All of us know about the genocide that took place in Nazi Germany,"
      explains Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, "some of us know about the genocide
      visited on the Armenians in the opening years of the 20th Century and
      other blood baths that have been carried out for political purposes
      across the face of the globe. But how many of us are aware that today
      in Palestine another genocide is underway? Carried out under cover of
      euphemistic media coverage, carefully worded to disguise an agenda of
      death, thousands are dying slowly, blown to bits. Children are
      targeted, shot, maimed. Using a terror that makes Nazi Germany look
      mannerly and compassionate, lives are being snuffed out coldly as part
      of a long term plan to eliminate a nation from the face of the Earth."

      This "euphemistic media coverage" is designed to bury notice of
      Israel's well-documented and on-going crimes against
      humanity—especially at a time when "Israel's former Sephardic Chief
      Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu—one of the most senior theocrats in the
      Jewish State 'ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition
      against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential
      massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket
      launchings,'" according to Ali Abunimah, writing for the Electronic
      Intifada.

      "The Jerusalem Post reported that Mordechai made this ruling in a
      letter to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert citing biblical
      authority. The letter was published in a weekly journal distributed in
      synagogues throughout Israel. The report states that 'According to
      Jewish war ethics, wrote Eliyahu, an entire city holds collective
      responsibility for the immoral behavior of individuals. In Gaza, the
      entire populace is responsible because they do nothing to stop the
      firing of Kassam rockets.'" In short, "Jewish war ethics" are in no
      way obliged by rules the rest of the civilized world honors and
      respects, with the exemption of the United States government and a few
      tinhorn dictators and sadists around the world.

      This kind of genocidal hatred of Palestinians is not unusual in
      Israel. What used to be unusual was for it to be spoken so brazenly
      and openly. Of course we know what would happen if a Muslim or
      Palestinian religious figure made such a statement. We know the
      international outcry when Iran's President Ahmadinejad allegedly made
      statements calling for the elimination of Israel. Will all those EU
      officials who curried favor by condemning Ahmedinejad take an equally
      strong and public stance against Israel's former chief rabbi? Will
      they demand that Olmert publicly repudiate the letter he received?

      A Muslim making such statements about Jews would certainly be
      banished from traveling to the United States, and could end up in
      Guantánamo for much less.

      Under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime
      of Genocide adopted in the wake of the Nazi holocaust, "Direct and
      public incitement to commit genocide" is a punishable act. One wonders
      whether the UN Security Council, which created an international
      tribunal to investigate the killing of one man in Lebanon, will pay
      any attention to the indiscriminate state- and
      theocratically-sanctioned massacres of Palestinians by Israel.

      Of course, the "theocratically-sanctioned massacres of Palestinians by
      Israel" will continue, as will the engineered in-fighting between the
      religious Hamas and the secular Fatah, the former sheparded by Israeli
      intelligence strictly for this reason, thus providing rationale for
      the "right-wingers' opposition to further pullouts and charges that
      Palestinians are unfit for statehood," as the International News
      reports.

      Meanwhile, the non-reporting and omissive corporate media here in the
      land of the intellectually incurious and stepfordized has done a
      smashing job. "Substantially larger numbers of Americans have placed
      their primary sympathy with Israel rather than with Arab states or
      with the Palestinians," the Pew Forum on Religion and Life notes. "The
      only other nation in that survey where sympathy for Israel
      substantially outpaced sympathy for the Palestinians was Germany," a
      not surprising fact considering Germans, since the end of the Second
      World War, have endured incessant pro-Israel propaganda, resulting in
      a continuing pretext to fleece the German people at the tune of 102
      billion marks, about $61.8 billion at 1998 exchange rates, never mind
      that the vast majority of Germans paying off this blackmail were not
      alive during Hitler's reign and are not morally obliged to pay, that
      is unless one buys into the Old Testament line about the sins of the
      fathers.

      […] As noted here yesterday, Israel has long nurtured and financed
      groups opposed to the PLO, most notably Hamas. "The thinking on the
      part of some of the right-wing Israeli establishment was that Hamas
      and the others, if they gained control, would refuse to have any part
      of the peace process and would torpedo any agreements put in place,"
      an anonymous U.S. government official told Richard Sale of United
      Press International. "The PLO was secular and leftist and promoted
      Palestinian nationalism. Hamas wanted to set up a transnational state
      under the rule of Islam, much like Khomeini's Iran," a state not
      likely to make a peace deal with the Israelis, an arrangement that
      suited them fine, as Israel has never honestly intended to make peace
      with the Palestinians and instead has worked consistently to terrorize
      them, drive them off the land, and kill them in numbers. […]
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