Monday, December 29, 2008

State Terrorism - Zionism

The patience of all decent men must surely be exhausted.

The slaughter of innocents in Gaza, with more than 300 reported killed in raids on “Hamas terror operatives” (as the Israeli military put it), amounted to “a mass execution,” its policy of targeted assassination strategy on steroids.

Can there now be any doubt who the real terrorists are?

The killing spree could not have happened without the tacit approval and active complicity of America, Britain, the EU and the Arab puppet regimes in the region. The political and economic machine that direct the pro-Israel western alliance were partying, gorging themselves on Christmas lair and Hanukkah fare or binge-shopping while this massacre of hungry women and children and their despairing menfolk in Gaza was being executed. A sinister plan hatched more than six months ago in the guise of peace and truce.

According to the US definition of terrorism Israel is squarely in the frame. Under Section 3 of Executive Order 13224 "Blocking Property and prohibiting Transactions with Persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support Terrorism," the term “terrorism” means an activity that…

(i) involves a violent act or an act dangerous to human life, property, or infrastructure; and

(ii) appears to be intended

  • To intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
  • To influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
  • To affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, kidnapping, or hostage-taking.
The order and its definition of terrorism, signed 23 September 2001 by George W Bush, is used to outlaw and crush any organization, individual or country the US doesn’t like. The Israeli regime’s "amoral thugs," as a British MP branded them, have plainly been terrorizing the Palestinians for the last 60 years -- if not 100 years.

The long drawn-out siege and blockade of Gaza, and the numerous military assaults on its people and their legitimate government, are only the latest crimes in a catalogue of torment and terror. They are clearly attempts to "intimidate and coerce," while the mass destruction of Gaza's infrastructure, the withholding of humanitarian aid, the assassinations, the abductions, the bulldozing of Palestinian homes, and the many violent and dangerous acts including indiscriminate bombing and shelling (and the use of cluster bombs in Lebanon and advanced US Bunker Busting Bombs that kill everything in the vicinity--known to be overpopulated and are not genuine military targets), ensure Israel’s ugly head is a perfect fit for America’s terrorist hat.

If the rabid Zionists in Tel Aviv think they will scare Gazans with this once tried, twice failed, scheme of committing atrocities, which they advanced on Lebanon 2006, hoping that the people will say "these Jews are crazy" and rise up and butcher their leadership, they are again mistakenly believing their own vapid propaganda. Unless these European Jews are willing to up the ante on the Nazis they will never defeat the Palestinians -- though not for a lack of trying.

Israel has instead chosen a more palatable form of genocide, one that is stealthy yet efficient, which can be propped with proper public relations coups. No these are not Nazis per se, rather the Jews of Israel opt for slow and deliberate decades-long asphyxiation of Palestinian institutions: Involving both active and passive methods of ethnic cleansing, such as a deterioration of their social fabric, decimation of their economy, erosion of access to natural resources, diversion of their land and prevention of the maintenance of their everyday welfare concerns -- although tactical and strategic assassinations of vast numbers of civilians remain an integral component of this final solution.

The long view of the plan envisions a celebratory Zionist moment when a majority of Palestinians will be fed up and emigrate. Meanwhile those remaining will be sufficiently weakened to a point of acquiescence -- a necessity of this sufficiency has therefore, hued and driven Zionist policy for the past one hundred years in Palestine.


Blogger Merche Pallarés said...

Excellent analysis. I come every day to read what you have to say and to check that you are still well, because, I believe you're in Gaza? The horrendous WALL is another example of Zionist injustice. Palestinians will ALWAYS survive, they've done so for more than 60 years as you mention and they will continue to do so unless Israel throws a nuclear bomb but, then, Israel would disappear also..., so I doubt it. PEACE and hope 2009 is a better year for all dear Palestinians. Hugs, M.

December 30, 2008 at 2:48 AM  
Blogger Stern Gang said...

Hi Merche,

I'm so sorry that I caused you some trepidation by leaving you with the perception that I am currently in Gaza. Fact of the matter is, I am not Palestinian and live in the United States.

I was born in the Caribbean, Guadaloupe and moved to the US when I was 8 years old.

I feel close to all people who are suffering around the world. It seems plain to me that we are all one family wherever we were accidently born. Why then should we allow, justifications such as religion, race, ethnicity stand for the real reasons, which drive chaos and genocide--competition for various natural resources and their attenuated economic discourse.

So please, save your prayers and worries for the Gazans, I am safe for now living behind the colossal US military machine's protection. Although, it is not unfeasible that Israel could harm the US too, if they lose their strategic hold on the institutions of the country. However, currently, Jews have enormous influence of all discourse in the US therefore, having no need to detract from her -- US is part of Israel.

December 30, 2008 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger northshorewoman said...

What Israel is doing is certainly legally defined terrorism but the impotence and non-action of our international courts and institutions show that the corporate controlled neoliberal world economy trumps.

Interesting, I too, because of my passion, knowledge of, concern for, and because of my privilege feel an obligation to speak out on injustices in all their guises (plus the complicities of privileged groups I belong to), have been mistaken for an Other. Specifically, I was mistaken for a black woman from the Caribbean!

Like yourself I believe we are all one world, one people, and pointing out the racism, sexism, classism, ethnocentrism, homophobia, religious divisions, and so on, that prevent that from being apparent is crucial to the work I do.

I think the Gazan people have been ignored too, not only because Arab lives are expendable in the racist eyes of the Western world, but because they are refugees and class disadvantaged. The suffering of the people of Gaza is ignored and worse, condoned, not just because they are Palestinian Arabs but because they are poor Arabs.

December 30, 2008 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Merche Pallarés said...

Well, I am glad to know you are safe in the USA. But your analysis of the situation, what's happening at each moment in Gaza, seems like you're right there. Where do you get all that detailed information?? Happy? New Year anyway. Much love, M.

December 31, 2008 at 2:16 AM  

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