One must acknowledge the suffering and the prejudicial treatment Jewish people have had to endure throughout history. They have every right to proclaim "never again" for the Holocaust was a true evil.
Although what I have to say here will be seen in some quarters as quite controversial, but in a free and open society I see no reason not to point out what I consider the hypocrisy that is synonymously imbedded within the creation of Israel itself. I say this because a people (the Palestinians) lost possession of the land they considered home in order for Israel to be created. It was the annihilation of one state of being, or way of life or existence to form another. What was once considered Palestine to the Palestinian people, became by a UN decree, Israel.
UN Resolution 181 was voted on in (1947) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Partition_Plan_for_Palestine#The_vote and not one of what is now Israel's neighbors voted for the creation of Israel. It was a contested formula that could never work and insured a violent outcome. In other words it was within the womb of injustice and violence that Israel was given birth and with parents like questionably acquired lands, and the Holocaust, Israel had become the dysfunctional child of its time. Take the time to watch this video it is a very important perspective, it deconstructs some of the mythologies told by the modern Zionist Movement.
The madness (Apartheid like State) that Israel has become is the direct result of the foundation of injustice that Israel has been built upon. Now it is the people of Palestine who suffer under the weight of Israeli oppression. They have become refugees within their former country, in quite simplistic terms, but never the less still very true, "two wrongs never made a right". Where will restorative justice be found when those who imposed their will on another people refuse to recognize their plight? The Palestinian people by the way had nothing to do with the Holocaust. The Jewish people who have been historically oppressed and persecuted have now become what they have feared and endured, herein lies the hypocrisy. http://www.ifamericansknew.org/
It is not the promised land that is in question here, but the way in which Israel was created. To myself and many others, including Jewish people, there was no justification for the displacement of the Palestinian people, no matter how deeply connected to "the land" many Jewish people feel. http://www.nkusa.org/
In my view what happened to the Palestinians is exactly what happened to the indigenous people of the Americas, which was the direct result of some of the European's/Colonialist's beliefs in Manifest Destiny. From this historical perch it makes sense why elements within both the Israeli and the US governments are in league with each other. They share a kinship of sorts in the creation of colonial nations both based on the notions of a chosen people, and divine exceptualism. One with military bases strategically located throughout the world, which requires a military budget that dwarfs all other nations. The other a completely aggressive militarized police state, that is starting to look like the worlds largest gated community.
It is Israel's special relationship (partnership) to the US that brings up more questions then answers. For instance why does Israel receive more aid from the US then any other country, why is it disproportionately influential over both political parties, through organizations like AIPAC? Why does the US turn a blind eye (nor even a mention) to Israel's not so secret, secret nuclear weapons program? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abqpoU6DR5w&feature=fvw
I don't know what could bring justice to Holy Land or what would reverse the course of the war of attrition the modern Zionists are waging, (since the late 1800's). I simply do not know, but at the same time one would be foolish not the recognize the power or sway the Israeli lobby has over US foreign policy, and the harm that it has caused to the United States. It is only here where things get complicated, and convoluted, it is most certainly a matter of who's will is being imposed on whom, and for what reasons? As it was in the creation of Israel itself. Is it the US playing Israel or is Israel playing the US? Or perhaps what we have here is a precarious symbiotic relationship made in hell, that may one day lead humanity to its self destruction? I could not attempt to answer such question here, but all things in an open society should be brought to, or rather be allowed to be put on the table, like the legitimacy of Israel itself, or the real reasons the US is engaged in two wars/occupations.
Again Cui bono ("To whose benefit?", literally "as a benefit to whom?", a double dative construction) is a Latin adage that is used either to suggest a hidden motive or to indicate that the party responsible for something may not be who it appears at first to be.
Israel definitely benefited from the attacks on 9/11/01, and given the history of Zionism it is well within reason to suspect Mossad involvement just as it is reasonable to suspect involvement by the CIA or the, MI5 or the ISI. "On the day of the 9/11 attacks, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked what the attacks would mean for US-Israeli relations. His quick reply was": "It's very good...Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy (for Israel)"
To tell you the truth I didn't even know what the word Zionist meant until April of 2005, I was already involved with the 9/11 truth movement for years, as early as December of 2001. I had a friend who pushed me to organize Rockland/Bergen 911/Truth. His name was Phil Greenspan and I consider him a mentor, he wrote a piece about Israel and I naively had asked him, is this true, did you check your facts? He could have been insulted, or gotten angry with me, but all he said was "that's what I want you to do, question everything, even me, go out and do your own research, see if what I said is true". What do you think I did? He since passed, and he is missed by all who knew him. Here is his article, the one of many I read. The one thing I could tell you for sure, Phil was an honest kindhearted man, but on the subject of Israel his writings now speak for him.
One must acknowledge the suffering and the prejudicial treatment Jewish people have had to endure. They have every right to proclaim "never again" for the Holocaust was a true evil, but no one tribe has the right to oppress another, nor does one individual, no matter what the reasons or justifications given, be they deemed proclamations of God or not. Never Again, Never Again, Never Again, it is time that such a valid cry against injustice be applied to all of God's children.
Notice the date... "We may soon face a threat more serious" how prophetic for a group that was fond of saying that "we create our own reality"...
January 26, 1998
The Honorable William J. Clinton
President of the United States
Dear Mr. President:
We are writing you because we are convinced that current American policy toward Iraq is not succeeding, and that we may soon face a threat in the Middle East more serious than any we have known since the end of the Cold War. In your upcoming State of the Union Address, you have an opportunity to chart a clear and determined course for meeting this threat. We urge you to seize that opportunity, and to enunciate a new strategy that would secure the interests of the U.S. and our friends and allies around the world. That strategy should aim, above all, at the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power. We stand ready to offer our full support in this difficult but necessary endeavor.
The policy of “containment” of Saddam Hussein has been steadily eroding over the past several months. As recent events have demonstrated, we can no longer depend on our partners in the Gulf War coalition to continue to uphold the sanctions or to punish Saddam when he blocks or evades UN inspections. Our ability to ensure that Saddam Hussein is not producing weapons of mass destruction, therefore, has substantially diminished. Even if full inspections were eventually to resume, which now seems highly unlikely, experience has shown that it is difficult if not impossible to monitor Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons production. The lengthy period during which the inspectors will have been unable to enter many Iraqi facilities has made it even less likely that they will be able to uncover all of Saddam’s secrets. As a result, in the not-too-distant future we will be unable to determine with any reasonable level of confidence whether Iraq does or does not possess such weapons.
Such uncertainty will, by itself, have a seriously destabilizing effect on the entire Middle East. It hardly needs to be added that if Saddam does acquire the capability to deliver weapons of mass destruction, as he is almost certain to do if we continue along the present course, the safety of American troops in the region, of our friends and allies like Israel and the moderate Arab states, and a significant portion of the world’s supply of oil will all be put at hazard. As you have rightly declared, Mr. President, the security of the world in the first part of the 21st century will be determined largely by how we handle this threat.
Given the magnitude of the threat, the current policy, which depends for its success upon the steadfastness of our coalition partners and upon the cooperation of Saddam Hussein, is dangerously inadequate. The only acceptable strategy is one that eliminates the possibility that Iraq will be able to use or threaten to use weapons of mass destruction. In the near term, this means a willingness to undertake military action as diplomacy is clearly failing. In the long term, it means removing Saddam Hussein and his regime from power. That now needs to become the aim of American foreign policy.
We urge you to articulate this aim, and to turn your Administration's attention to implementing a strategy for removing Saddam's regime from power. This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts. Although we are fully aware of the dangers and difficulties in implementing this policy, we believe the dangers of failing to do so are far greater. We believe the U.S. has the authority under existing UN resolutions to take the necessary steps, including military steps, to protect our vital interests in the Gulf. In any case, American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council.
We urge you to act decisively. If you act now to end the threat of weapons of mass destruction against the U.S. or its allies, you will be acting in the most fundamental national security interests of the country. If we accept a course of weakness and drift, we put our interests and our future at risk.
Elliott Abrams Richard L. Armitage William J. Bennett
Jeffrey Bergner John Bolton Paula Dobriansky
Francis Fukuyama Robert Kagan Zalmay Khalilzad
William Kristol Richard Perle Peter W. Rodman
Donald Rumsfeld William Schneider, Jr. Vin Weber
Paul Wolfowitz R. James Woolsey Robert B. Zo