US, UN give Israel green light for Lebanon slaughter
By Larry Chin
Journal Associate Editor
Jul 24, 2006, 01:10
Israel has begun a massive invasion and possible
reoccupation of Lebanon, with the enthusiastic support of the Bush
administration, and the �international community." As the world
�evacuates� Lebanon, Israeli forces were massing for a major ground offensive, having already been given the green
light to kill as it pleases.
New reports reveal that an Israeli war has been planned, simulated and rehearsed since 2000,
and disseminated on an �off record� basis to high-level US officials (and
policy think tanks, and journalists) by senior Israeli army officers for the
This confirms that every aspect of this Israel-led holocaust
has been deliberate and orchestrated, coordinated with full Washington
foreknowledge and assistance. According to Gerald Steinberg, professor at
Bar-Ilan University, �Of all of Israel�s wars since 1948, this was the one for
which Israel was most prepared.�
Eternal �war on
The Israeli rampage is, in every way, the same war that has
been inflicted on the world for years. It is the PNAC "road map" of the Middle East.
It is Samuel Huntington�s �Clash of Civilizations." It is the Bush
administration�s �war on terrorism." It is �counter-terrorism," the
endless pretext, the endless justification for brute force, criminal covert
operations -- and the very foundation of Israel�s existence itself.
Israel, like the US in the wake of 9/11, is portrayed as the
victim that, in the throes of vengeful passion, is justified in engaging in war
without borders, and war without end. Israel, America�s Middle East enforcer/tag
team partner is taking the temporary lead in this continuing offensive
(exploiting the departure of Syria from Lebanon, which itself was set up by
Israeli machinations) and providing political cover for a continuation of the
Bush administration�s wider regional plan, the American Empire�s final end
Hamas, originally a creation of the Mossad and part
of an Israeli divide and conquer strategy, has in recent years achieved genuine legitimacy that has been
predictably short-lived, buried by propaganda, trumped by the �terrorist�
label, as given by the Council on Foriegn Relations.
Similarly, Hezbollah, which has been both a resistance group as well as a provider of social services has
been transformed in recent years. This legitimacy, too, has been erased. (The Council on Foreign Relations concludes that Hezbollah is
also �terrorist." �Militants." End of story.)
Hezbollah and Hamas now supplant �al-Qaeda� as the
�terrorism� pretext of the hour.
Lebanon and beyond
The rhetoric from
the "world leaders" promises the destruction, occupation
and balkanization of Lebanon, paving the way for new military attacks across
the entire Middle East, and beyond. Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah
are in a no-win situation.
The actions of the unspeakable and malignant Condoleeza Rice
confirm suspicions, hinted by the infamous Bush-Blair
exchange at the G-8 summit, that an escalation, based on �anti-terrorism�
pretext, has been brokered and approved by the US and the UK, with the
cooperation of compliant and complicit Arab regimes such as Saudi Arabia (which
itself just declared a fatwa
In an Orwellian spectacle of criminal lying, Rice pronounced
Hezbollah to be �the source of the problem." She further declared, �No
diplomatic solution can allow Hezbollah to stay in place." Rice labeled
Syria and Iran as the �sponsors of Hezbollah," and demanded that �Syria
decide whether it will help defuse the crisis.�
There is further proof that an imperial course has been
determined, and that it will be a bloody swath. Israeli UN Ambassador Dan
Gillerman declared that Israel will not stop fighting until it achieves its
long-term goal, the destruction of �terrorists." �We have no timeline,�
Gillerman said. �Diplomacy can take off only after terror has been taken care
of.� The maniacal John Bolton concurred, declaring that there can be no
negotiations with a �terrorist group� such as Hezbollah. Predictably, Gillerman
and Bolton have jumped at every opportunity to further bait and threaten Syria
What about the �peace maker," UN secretary general Kofi
Annan? Annan accused Hezbollah of holding �an entire nation hostage,"
echoing the core Israeli pretext that has been repeated ad nauseum by the world
press. To add to the insult, Annan condemned Hezbollah for inflicting civilian
deaths. Annan�s proposal to send an international force to �bolster the
Lebanese army," ostensibly to wipe out Hezbollah fighters, is a thinly
disguised justification for multinational forces to militarize southern
Lebanon. (The question is, ahead of what?) Against these statements, Annan�s
(inherently impossible) call to �end the fighting� is exposed as a sham.
As independent sources such as Angry Arab News Service and Electronic Intifada provide
searing hour by hour coverage of unfolding events, one fact is clear: Lebanon
has been left to die. What will be left of Lebanon by the end of this week?
will be left of the world in the coming months?
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