It’s Always About Israel
Even when it isn't...
(AntiWar.com) -- by Justin Raimondo --
While most of the rest of the world, minus Glenn Beck, was celebrating the overthrow of one of the world’s most repressive dictatorships, over in Israel – which bills itself as the only real democracy in the region – they were sour-faced and ready to rumble. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly told his cabinet to shut up about the Egyptian events, but they just couldn’t contain themselves as the specter of democracy in the Arab world moved closer to realization: We are watching these events, said Netanyahu, with “vigilance and worry.” The worry is rooted, he said, in the possibility that “in a situation of chaos, an organized Islamist body can seize control of a country. It happened in Iran. It happened in other instances.”
No sooner had these words escaped his mouth than Israel’s amen corner in this country and around the world echoed the “Egypt is Iran” meme until it had found its way into nearly every news report, and virtually every public statement by a major politician on the Egyptian events. No “analysis” of the situation was complete without a comparison to the Iranian revolution of 1979, a violent upsurge by Shi’ite radicals – in spite of the fact that this was a completely non-violent movement organized by urban students with a taste for tech-savvy tactics and secular views. To these people facts are merely burdensome details that can be safely ignored when constructing a narrative that fits their agenda – and their agenda, as always, is putting Israel first...
Mubarak also gave a very Netanyahu-like prediction about the probable outcome of the Egyptian upsurge:
“He contended the snowball (of civil unrest) won’t stop in Egypt and it wouldn’t skip any Arab country in the Middle East and in the Gulf. He said ‘I won’t be surprised if in the future you see more extremism and radical Islam and more disturbances – dramatic changes and upheavals. He repeated the sentence, ‘I have been serving my country, Egypt, for 61 years. Do they want me to run away? I won’t run away. Do they want to throw me out? I won’t leave. If need be, I will be killed here.’”
Poor mistreated misunderstood Mubarak – with only the Israelis’ shoulder to cry on! His anger at the Americans is perhaps matched, these days, by his anger at the Swiss – who appear to have frozen his Swiss bank accounts, reported to contain as much as $70 billion.
Israeli rancor toward the Americans was given voice by presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, who – speaking from Israeli soil – unleashed his invective at Washington for “abandoning” Mubarak. The Israelis, said the Huckster, are wondering aloud about the likelihood of the US coming to their aid in their hour of need given that they’ve thrown Mubarak overboard without so much as a by your leave. “We should at least acknowledge what a good ally he has been for all these years,” scolded the fundamentalist Christian former governor-cum-preacher:
“Even the left wing Israeli press has expressed profound disappointment when the US said nothing positive about Mubarak. What they were looking for was some acknowledgment that he has been an ally and a friend. It’s been good for Israel, and good for the US. If they’re that quick to bail on Mubarak, then would they do the same to us?”
Oblivious to the implications of a comparison between Mubarak’s regime and the Israelis, the Huckster prattles on, demanding that the US praise a bloody dictator whose torture chambers stain the conscience of the “free world.” Which raises an interesting point: why are the Israelis so frightened by the example of an Arab populace rising up and non-violently overthrowing a US-supported tyrant? Supposedly they fear the breaking of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, and the dropping of the blockade of Gaza on the Egyptian side, but I, for one, don’t believe it for a minute. The Egyptian military is in firm control of this aspect of the situation – and, as dependent as Egypt’s generals are on the US for military aid to the tune of over $1 billion annually, one can hardly imagine the new Egypt embarking on a military campaign against the Jewish state. As for Gaza, the Israelis rejected a proposal by the Egyptian military to send more troops to the Sinai to control the border – so they can’t be too worried about that.
No, what they are really worried about is the prospect of the Palestinians, and their own downtrodden Arab population, taking up the non-violent insurrectionist tactics of the Egyptian pro-democracy movement and shaking the very foundations of the Israeli state. This would focus world attention on the horrific conditions in the occupied territories, and expose the true nature of the Israeli state as a repressive Sparta with its foot planted firmly on the necks of its Palestinian helots. As long as the Israelis have only the scary Hamas to contend with, they are safe: but as soon as a secular, youth-led non-violent intifada arises, the public relations consequences are going to be dire.
Israel is completely dependent on outside forces to ensure its continued survival: not just American aid and weaponry, but also a steady influx of Jews making aliya. If they lose the battle for world public opinion, that stream will turn into a trickle. And therein lies the deadly sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of the Israeli colonists: the demographic time bomb which will soon have the Arabs a majority in the Jewish state...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
This is the internal contradiction of head case Zionists and their irrational and not-so-irrational greed-based ideology: on the one hand, they want a Jewish in-gathering into Israel for realpolitik (Netanyahu) and Christian eschatological reasons (Huckabee); on the other hand, they want to stuff their insatiably greedy mugs with military-industrial complex largesse by hyping the Arab and Islamic "terrorist" threat to poor little besieged Israel and America in order to use it as a rationale for pouring tens of billions into "national security" U.S. defense and foreign aid Israeli state coffers.
So from their perspective, what's wrong with a peaceful democracy movement in Arab and Islamic lands? It could mean an end to the "national security" gravy-train rationale that is nothing but a vast transfer of wealth from average Americans and future Americans to U.S. government-crony interests, and to Jewish State interests.
And yet, the more they hype the Arab and Islamic threat, the less likely it becomes that they can attain their precious agenda of a Jewish in-gathering into Israel.
But again, because ideological Zionists nearly to a man are insatiably greedy and egocentric megalomaniacs, they believe they can and will have it both ways.
These people need their heads examined. Obviously, too, there isn't a Christian bone in their bodies. People this greedy and narcissistic are totally alienated from any kind of authentic Christian ethic of peace, harmony and generosity of spirit.
Rather than the Prince of Peace, these ideological Zionists appear to be serving the Prince of Darkness, and the rest of the world is slowly figuring this out.
What's so disgusting and despicable about all of this is that many of them go about trying to pass themselves off as Christians, which is actually a further means of advancing their Satanic agenda of destroying Christianity by putting it ever further into disrepute.
These ideological Zionists rival Communists in their anti-Christian destruction.
Whether left-wing or Zionist, the Devil truly has many guises, and the greedy, wicked and stupid are easily taken in.