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Commentary Last Updated: Jun 27th, 2008 - 00:49:27

The logic of resistance
By William C. Carlotti
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Jun 27, 2008, 00:21

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It should be apparent that the problem in Palestine is not just simply a problem of checkpoints, human rights abuses, the wall, home demolitions, the architecture of occupation or even the siege of Gaza; the core of the problem is the illegal theft, colonization and occupation of a whole country.

These are only symptoms of the Jewish nationalism expressed in the cancerous ideology called Zionism. It is an ideology that has been organized into the World Zionist Organization with branches in all the countries of Europe, in the United States and in dozens of other countries ranging from Australia to Mexico to South Africa. The organization held its 35th Zionist Congress in 2006 in Jerusalem with some 2,000 delegates and observers from all over the world. Five hundred-ten delegates participated in its proceedings, including 145 delegates from the United States.

Christian Zionist support, however, unlike the international World Zionist Organization, is principally centered in the United States. In concert with the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and the Conference of the Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (52 organizations) they constitute an enormously well-funded confluence with the Bush/Cheney neocon cabal-led United States government's drive for hegemony over the oil and gas reserves of the Middle East and the Caspian Sea for the United States based international oil, gas and finance conglomerates.

This organized international Jewish Zionist support centered in the World Zionist Organization is critical to the Israeli government that has been on a 60-year messianic mission to acquire the whole of Palestine and parts of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon, which they describe as "Eretz Israel".

According to the Zionists, "Eretz Lsrael" is described in that book of short stories that has become known as the bible, in Genesis 15:18-21, Ezekiel 47:13-20 and similarly in Numbers 34:1-15, descriptions which have been adopted by the Israeli government.

According to Prime Minister Ehud Ohmert of Israel, in his address before a joint meeting of a genuflecting United States Congress in a May 24, 2006, sddress to Congress, "For thousands of years, we Jews have been nourished and sustained by a yearning for our historic land. I, like many others, was raised with a deep conviction that the day would never come when we would have to relinquish parts of the land of our forefathers. I believed, and to this day still believe in our people's eternal and historic right to this entire land."

What is not often mentioned is the fact that this biblically defined land that the modern day Jews claim as their "entire land" was acquired, according to the short story accounts of their claimed ancestors, by the genocidal slaughter of the peoples of seven other nations that occupied the land that these modern Jews now claim by "historic right."

The description of this completed genocidal slaughter is the only known written admission of genocide by any of the perpetrators of genocide in recorded history. Even the Nazi-led German government and the European colonialist-led United States government never deigned to produce a written admission of the genocides that they engaged in. The following are some of the descriptions of this genocide by the ancestors claimed by Olmert and the whole of the government of Israel.

"In Deuteronomy 7:1-36, ".the Lord thy God shall have destroyed many nations before thee, the Hethite, and the Gergezite, and the Amorrite, and the Chanaanite, and the Pherezite, and Hevite, and the Jebusite, seven nations much more numerous than thou art,.thou shalt utterly destroy them. Thou shalt make no league with them, nor show mercy to them: and shall slay them until they are utterly destroyed . . . and thou shalt destroy their names under heaven: no man shall be able to resist thee, until thou destroy them."

In I Samuel 15:3, "Now therefore go, and smite Amalec, and utterly destroy all that he hath; spare him not, nor covet any thing that is his; but slay both man and woman, child and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass."

In Numbers 31:1-35, ".the Lord spoke to Moses saying: Revenge first the children of Israel on the Madianites . . . when they fought against the Madianites and had overcome them, they slew all the men. Therefore kill all that are of the male sex, even of the children: and put to death the women that have carnally known men. But the girls, and all the women that are virgins save for yourselves . . . and the spoils which the army had taken, was . . . thirty two thousand persons of the female sex that had not known men."

In Numbers 33:50-52, ".the Lord said to Moses: Command the children of Israel. When you shall have passed over to Jordan, entering into the land of Chanaan, Destroy all the inhabitants of that land: beat down their pillars and break in pieces their statues, and waste all their high places."

In I Samuel 27:8-9, "And David and his men went up, and pillaged Gessuri, and Gerzi, and the Amalecites; for these were of old the inhabitants of the countries . . . David wasted all the land, and left neither man nor woman live."

In Isaiah 13:15-18, "Every one that shall be found shall be slain; and every one that shall come to their aid, shall fall by the sword. Their infants shall be dashed in pieces before their eyes: their houses shall be pillaged, and their wives ravaged . . . with their arrows they shall kill the children, and shall have no pity upon the sucklings of the womb, and their eye shall not spare their sons."

So the lands that are claimed as "ancestral land" were acquired, according to the writings of Olmert's ancestors, by a genocide that is unprecedented in human history -- unprecedented as regards the scope of the completed annihilation of seven tribal nations and unprecedented as it regards the written admission that they committed the genocide.

With this understanding of the use of the term "Eretz Israel" as used by the Israeli government, it should be apparent that the problems in Palestine goes beyond the immediacy of one or the other of some action of the Israeli government.

For 60 years the Israeli government has invaded Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine beyond the 1947 internationally recognized border to recreate the biblically described Eretz Israel originally acquired by the genocidal annihilation of seven tribal nations. This messianic impulse of Jewish nationalists, this messianic program that seeks to expand the territory provided for the creation of the State of Israel by a world's compassion for the Nazi-led German government's assault on the Jewish people of Europe has transformed the Israeli State into the mirror of the ancestors that they claim as their own -- a nation with a messianic impulse for genocide.

There are two aspects for the rationale for this messianic impulse. On the one hand, the Israeli occupation, absorption and devastating occupation of Palestine beyond the internationally recognized 1947-1967 borders is met by a resistance by the people of Palestine -- a resistance that is every bit as justified as the Italian Partisan resistance to the Nazi occupied Fascist Italy, every bit as justified as the French resistance to the Nazi occupation of France, every bit as justified as Geronimo's leadership of the indigenous resistance to annihilation in what has become the United States, every bit as justified as the Chicasaw resistance to the United States Indian Removal Law that resulted in the "trail of tears". The Israeli government then uses this resistance as the rationale for the continued occupation and absorption of Palestine and the continued assault on the Palestinian people.

Any notion that the struggle of the Palestinian resistance is the equivalent of the Israeli government's massive assault on Palestine beyond the 1947 borders or that the subsequent continuing assault is to be treated "even-handedly" is sheer, unadulterated, vicious sophistry. The behemoth tank demolitions, supersonic jet plane bombings, black hawk helicopter strafing of the people, infrastructure, and property in occupied Palestine is nothing less than a description of the naked aggression of Israel's all-Jewish armed forces.

On the other hand, the Israeli government uses the "peace ploy" to counter the justified resistance of the Palestinian people to the continued occupation and absorption of Palestine and the assaults on its people. In this instance, the "peace ploy" as outlined by the Israeli government requires that the Palestinians cease the resistance to the Israeli occupation and absorption of Palestine and the assault on the people of Palestine in order for the Jewish Israelis to cease the occupation and absorption.

Anytime that there is a call for a "negotiated peace" or "a peace broker" or the "peace process," it is a part of the peace ploy that the Israeli government has used for the past 60 years, and a signal that it will be used again, in their strategic objective to absorb the whole of Palestine and parts of Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.

Every move that they make, every peace ploy that they engender, every bomb that they drop, every farm that they destroy, every targeted assassination that they make, every Palestinian child that is starved, every Mosque, every school, every Palestinian government building or home that they demolish, every action that they take in Palestine and in the Middle East, every political, ideological, philosophical, religious statement that they make is driven by the messianic, genocidal impulse to recreate Eretz Israel.

The government of Israel has no intention of doing anything but continuing the ongoing assault on Palestine and its people until it has absorbed the whole of Palestine. Part of its modus operandi is the peace ploy that is designed to never arrive at the creation of a viable Palestinian state.

That is what they are about and that is the source of their genocidal impulse.

Aside from the Israeli activity, we are confronted in the United States with an extremely well organized, well funded Zionist-led, Christian Zionist supported significant segment of the Jewish community that has been at the forefront in support of the Bush/Cheney neocon cabal-led United States government's invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, and its threatened invasion of Iran and its clandestine operations in Pakistan.

Jewish Zionists and their Christian Zionist supporters are certainly collaborators in the Bush/Cheney neocon cabal-led United States government's invasion and occupations to secure hegemony over the oil and gas reserves of the Middle East and the Caspian Sea for the United States' oil and financial conglomerates, as it intensifies the political organization of the state apparatus of the United States to suppress the resistance and opposition that the cost and tragedy imposed on the people of the United States engenders.

Express statements of support for these operations have been made by the Zionist-led Anti-Defamation League (ADL), by the Zionist dominated American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), by the Zionist dominated Conference of the President's of Major Jewish Organizations. The participation of this significant, well-funded element of the Jewish community in the production of the world-dominating scheme detailed in the Project for A New American Century is notorious. This well organized support is distinct from the opposition to these operations by the majority of people of the United States.

Much as these pitiful panderers to the power of the United States might suppose that they are in control of their destiny, it behooves them to consider the fate of Pinochet, Noriega, Marcos, Batista, Saddam Hussein, the Shah of Iran, the Taliban and now Musharraf when the rubber hits the road of the interests of United States international conglomerates.

In the meantime, we will watch these Jewish Zionists engaged in the fantasy of their messianic nightmare that will proceed with the unabated slaughter of the Palestinians.

And, in case we have any doubt, the Palestinians currently attempting to escape the Israeli government's messianic, genocidal impulse join the millions of Palestinians that have already been driven out of their homeland to live in the squalor of the refugee camps.

For those that have succumbed to the corporate media's hype and have engaged in rejoicing for the Palestinian "breakout" from Gaza, the following statements of Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger in Israel should begin the process of getting them to take their heads out of the clouds. The statements are certainly significant enough in Israel to be placed in its major "liberal" newspaper with international Internet distribution. Obviously what occurred at the wall between Palestine's Gaza and Egypt was a forced exodus of Palestinians through a devised break in the separation wall built by the Israeli government.

If there is any one that believes that the Israeli armed forces, which shoot Palestinian teenagers throwing rocks at tanks or shoot Palestinians getting water at the public water taps after an Israeli imposed curfew, were taken by surprise when the wall that they built was knocked down by a behemoth bulldozer, I'd like to have the opportunity to sell them the Brooklyn Bridge.

The only difference between this forced exodus and the others that occurred in 1947-48, in 1967, in Jerusalem, and all over Palestine to build the armed Jewish settlements, is that this exodus was forced by a total siege of food, medicine, water and electricity in combination with terrifying raids and incursions into Gaza by the Israeli military toting United States supplied weapons, planes and helicopters. In those other, earlier forced exodus of millions that are now living in the squalor of refugee camps, the forced exodus was produced by the terror created in a slaughter of innocents by the all Jewish terror groups that became Israeli forces and the scorched earth policy applied by them to Palestinian towns.

The blessed rabbi's plan, according to Haaretz, would be "to take all the poor people from Gaza to move them to a wonderful new modern country with trains buses cars, like in Arizona -- we are now in a generation where you can take a desert and build a city. This will be a solution for the poor people -- they will have a nice country, and we shall have our country and we shall live in peace."

But that is not the whole of it. On the other side of the world in the Wall Street Journal's editorial page, Bret Stephans writes, "The Egyptian-Israeli treaty may ultimately have to be revised to take account of the changing facts on the ground. Israel, too, will have to rethink some basic strategic assumptions. Supporters of Ariel Sharon's 'disengagement' plan -- present company included -- can take a measure of satisfaction in noting that Gaza is increasingly becoming an Arab problem rather than an Israeli one. But in addition to the physical challenge of having to defend against incessant (if so far rarely deadly) rocket attacks from Gaza, and reinforce its long desert border with Egypt, Israel must also now consider the possibility that the current regime in Egypt may not long survive the death of its soon-to-be octogenarian president."

So it should be obvious in considering the matter, that there is nothing that can be discussed with regard to the Israeli government's assault on the people of Palestine without the understanding that it is their strategic objective, already in process for 60 years, to acquire the whole of Palestine and parts of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon devoid of their historical inhabitants.

It bears repeating, every move that they make, every peace ploy that they engender, every bomb that they drop, every farm that they destroy, every targeted assassination that they make, every Palestinian child that is starved, every mosque, every school, every Palestinian government building or home that they demolish, every olive grove that they flatten, every action that they take in Palestine and in the Middle East, and that their counterparts in the United States take, is driven by the messianic, genocidal impulse to recreate Eretz Israel.

It is a pattern of expulsion that has been repeated consistently for the past 60 years not only in Palestine but also in portions of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt with the Jewish Israelis claiming the land and resources of the areas of the expelled population.

In order to put an end to this genocidal messianic impulse of the Israeli government, we must insist, demand, support, and encourage that the international community use the force of economic boycott and economic sanctions to have the Zionist-led Israeli government withdraw from the occupation of Palestine beyond the 1947 internationally recognized borders and to have them cease the blockade of Palestine's water, electricity, sewer, air space, sea coast, and borders.

That is a plan that is in keeping with international law, the Geneva Convention, and the Convention on Human Rights.

In the meantime, the people of Palestine have the right under international law to resist the occupation by any means necessary or available.

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