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Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Zionist War Machine Built By Cowards

A Palestinian woman sits on the remains of her destroyed house after returning to Beit Hanoun town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip August 5, 2014. (Reuters / Suhaib Salem)

A Palestinian woman sits on the remains of her destroyed house after returning to Beit Hanoun town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip August 5, 2014. (Reuters / Suhaib Salem)

The Zionist War Machine Built By Cowards

2014/09/14 John Chuckman
RINF Alternative News

What else can you fairly call a people who attack a population of
refugees confined to a small space surrounded on every side by fences
and machine-gun towers, a population with nowhere to run? No, that is
not put strongly enough. Not just attack, but use the latest and most
ferocious weapons from the American arsenal to slaughter more than 2100
people, including more than 500 children, destroying along the way a
major portion of the housing, businesses, and institutions of a poor

The definition of a coward is not the traditional military one of a
soldier who won’t fight. No, that’s far too simplistic and self-serving.
The genuine meaning of the word, the meaning that warrants our full
sense of revulsion and contempt, is someone who attacks someone far
weaker than themselves. A large man who beats a woman or a child with
his fists or a policeman who clubs a handcuffed prisoner – that is the
accurate and meaningful definition of the word. And the people of Israel
responsible for Operation Protective Edge are as sadly perfect examples
of genuine cowards as you can find in the world.

What remarkable courage it takes – outfitted as the IDF is with
Kevlar armor, the latest intelligence gadgets, satellites, radios,
support of every imaginable kind, and immensely powerful weapons (they
even get hot pizzas delivered as they pause in their gruesome work) – to
shoot people who cannot run away, are often poorly fed and clothed, and
who mostly have no weapons. And the courage of the Israeli pilots who
make bombing runs over homes, schools, apartments, and stores from the
safety of their supersonic fighters is surely remarkable. They remind me
of the American pilots who shot and incinerated countless retreating
Iraqi soldiers in the (engineered) First Gulf War while the television
broadcasts caught their gleeful shouts of “Wow, it’s just like shooting
fish in a barrel!”

Yes, Americans are the only comparable example of Israel’s cowardice,
the Americans who literally enable Israel’s savagery but also
themselves have given the world the best part of half a century of
savagery abroad, the deaths of literally millions of civilians in half a
dozen countries – deaths by carpet bombing, napalm, missiles, white
phosphorus, various poisons, and the razor-like shards of cluster bombs.

The United States, like Israel, is never called to account for the
worst record on the planet of mass killing and destruction. You simply
cannot name a contemporary criminal enterprise or a so-called terrorist
organization which has a record so steeped in horrors as those two.

Wholesale death inflicted with utter disregard for international law
and custom has become standard policy for both countries. Yes, there are
always excuses for mass murder, the weasel words such as communists or
terrorists or dictators and weapons of mass destruction (Americans
ironically being the only people on earth who actually used them, twice,
on civilians) – all of them having no more real meaning than Stalin’s
chilling wreckers, a word he used to signal his creatures that it was
time for a new bloody purge. In some cases those purged were simply
people Stalin did not like or of whom he felt jealous, but in most cases
of the millions smashed or consigned to hell on earth, the only motive
was to terrify a population into submission, and that is exactly what
Israel’s motive is for its periodic massacres of Palestinians and

Anyone of moderate intelligence who reads and thinks must know Israel
is in no danger from anyone, least of all the Palestinians who have no
organized army, no navy, and no air force, not to mention very little of
anything else. Israel is armed to the teeth with conventional and
non-conventional weapons, it leans back arrogantly into the arms of
super-power America and plays the victim in a land it victimizes, and it
functions as a garrison state whose major purpose is to hold down and
make miserable millions of people who happen not to be Jewish, all the
while hoping they will one day pick up and leave. It is absurd to say
Israel’s security is endangered by anyone, and especially by the
hopeless, lifetime prisoners of Palestine.

Turning a blind eye to the Holocaust three-quarters of a century ago
was an unforgivable thing, but in at least one very real sense, it is
now even more culpable the way the West turns a blind eye to Israel’s
horrors. The Holocaust was perpetrated in great secrecy, and there was
no Internet or international media equipped with satellites to tell the
world what was happening. There was no United Nations or other
international organizations watching. Today, what Israel does is
everywhere to be seen. People in America eat their suppers watching
Israeli jets bombing homes. Without much effort you can find images of
Palestinian children with portions of their heads missing. And we all
saw the Israelis from Sderot sit in lawn chairs on a bluff in the
evening breeze laughing and applauding as women and children writhed in
agony far below much like ants being stepped on.