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Alan Dershowitz, Devil’s Advocate

By Gilad Atzmon


Ethnic cleansing advocate Alan Dershowitz is not at all happy.  He is devastated by the media and international community’s failure to distinguish between the Israeli military and ‘Hamas terrorists’ (this is how he refers to Palestinian freedom fighters). Last week, Haaretz lent its pages to the Talmudic spin-meister – and I was delighted because Dershowitz’ arguments throw new light on the depths of Jewish ideological and political morbidity.

“As Hamas continues to target Israeli civilians in their homes, Israel continues to target terrorist leaders and other legitimate military targets.” It seems that Dershowitz has found the magic formula that distinguishes between the ‘Jew’ and the ‘Goy’ in this conflict. The Jew is always a ‘civilian’ who happens to be a ‘victim’, while the dozens of babies, children and women murdered in the last week by Israel, they must have been ‘terrorist leaders’.

Dershowitz argues that the Hamas policy is “designed to sow terror among the Israeli population.” This is a peculiar argument. Due to its limited means, Hamas is confined to the use of primitive rockets. If Hamas had cruise missiles at its disposal and still used them to target civilians, then  I would be the first to agree with Dershowitz and even support his argument. But the contrary is true: It is the IDF that possesses the most sophisticated weaponry and is capable of targeting military targets with precise, even astonishing accuracy. So, with that in mind, every Palestinian civilian casualty caused by the Jewish state must be counted as an Israeli attempt at massacre and therefore, nothing short of a vile war crime.

Dershowitz justifies Israeli barbarism by pointing at Article 51 of the United Nations Charter that clearly refers to the ‘right of self-defence’. But the Harvard spin-doctor forgot to mention that the Gazans are actually living under Israeli occupation in IDF-controlled concentration camps. As such, it is the people of Gaza’s right to resist that is clearly protected by International Law.

I have proved on numerous times, the Jewish ethnic campaigner Dershowitz is no Jewish sage and his advocacy of mass murder is very problematic. Dershowitz clumsily falls into traps he himself foolishly sets. “What would Egypt do if Hamas or Islamic Jihad suddenly began to lob deadly shells in the direction of Cairo suburbs? What would any country do?” says this Zionist mouthpiece.

Let’s just examine his Hasbara logic. Would Dershowitz be similarly outraged if he had found that, back in the Spring of 1944 a bunch of heroic, militant Jewish, Auschwitz inmates had managed to launch a few long rage missiles towards Berlin? Would Dershowitz see them as ‘war criminals’ attempting to murder German civilians? Would Dershowitz support Hitler’s decision to unleash his wrath against those Jewish inmates and their ‘terrorist’ militant leaders? No he would not because Dershowitz’ tribal ethics are, above all, flexible –  he fiddles around with his arguments hoping that no one will read him carefully enough to notice.

“There are some who argue”, says Dershowitz, “that all targeted assassination is unlawful, since it constitutes ‘extrajudicial killing.’ But all military deaths are extrajudicial killings, as are deaths caused in the civilian context by individual acts of self-defense or by the police shooting a dangerous fleeing felon.” Someone should remind dear old Dershowitz that Palestinian militants are living and operating within an Israel-controlled open air prison. This means that the IDF is operating as a police force and its first duty is to attempt to bring the so-called ‘criminals’ to trial. The attempt to equate Hamas leaders with ‘fleeing felons’ is pathetic, for Hamas was democratically elected by the Palestinian people. Furthermore, neither Israel nor USA, Britain or any state I can think of would deploy a F16 against any ‘fleeing felons’. If Israel really insists on exercising its judicial power, it should send police forces into Gaza to capture those it regards as threat – and then charge them in court.

“Israel’s response to the Hamas rockets must of course be proportional, but proportionality does not require that Israel wait until a large number of its civilians are actually killed or seriously injured. Israel’s response must be proportionate to the threat faced by its civilian population.” Thus Dershowitz manages to empty the notion of proportionality of any meaning at all. Would Dershowitz also argue that we equally pursue the leaders of AIPAC for pushing America into war with Iran? Clearly, such a conflict could escalate into world war, should we wait until a large proportion of humanity is reduced into dust?

“It is the obligation of every sovereign state, first and foremost, to protect its civilian population from terrorist attacks.” parrots Dershowitz, but I thought that, according to the Geneva Convention, an occupying force is responsible for the protection of the civilian population living within the occupied territory. Israel starves, abuses and, when it deems it necessary, murders its occupied population. Israel is obviously a criminal state, its leaders are war criminals and their enthusiastic advocate Dershowitz is the ultimate embodiment of Zionist filth. The fact that Dershowitz holds a podium in Harvard is just one more manifestation of the devastating  transformation of American academia into  just one extended Yeshiva.


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12 Responses to "Alan Dershowitz, Devil’s Advocate"

  1. Worker Bee  November 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I have a problem with the title of this essay – calling Dershowitz a Devil’s Advocate is defamatory to the Devil.

    But the real problem is alluded to in the last paragraph – that our society takes Dershowitz seriously, instead of relegating him to the bozo bin of public ridicule.

  2. Nader Paul Kucinich McKinney Ventura Carter  November 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Alan Dershowitz knows far too much re:
    September 11, 2001 false flag operation

    • Ken Rechtstein  November 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Sure, he does, given that he belongs to the inner circle of the 5th Column hijacking the USA…

      Since the Enhanced Interrogation Method has been “approved of” and in practice for so long by think-alike lawyers sympathetic to Alan Dershowitz world view, maybe that a little water-boarding will make him talk about who were together in it.

  3. blakehamilton  November 23, 2012 at 4:22 am

    Atheists controlling the holy land. Just what Satan intended.

  4. Ken Rechtstein  November 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    It seems that ‘Ethnic cleansing advocate Alan Dershowitz’ (a term that fits him perfectly, coined by Gilad Atzmon) not only isn’t happy that his lies-spinning and issue confusing capacity is not working anymore, but he is getting more aware that it has become UNSUSTAINABLE to continue getting a free surf on the same old-worn out wave of CREATED MYTHS and LIES.

    What about the US Congress-the GB Parliament und Der Deutsche Bundestag passing a law that make it a crime, punishable by at least 5 years firm prison term, without parole, and the LOSS of TENURE for ANY ACADEMIC, caught spinning lies to confuse issues and abuse the truth.

    Thousands of examples exist, where ‘il Consigliere Alain Dershowitz’, and others Academics with the same mindset and affinities, have been caught red handed paying lips service to the Zion Talmudic Mafia Dons.

    This guy should be in prison not in Harvard and, for him and his associates from AIPAC-ADL, RICO should apply.

    There is no difference, when it comes to the mindset, between Avigdor Lieberman and Alan Dershowitz; Both they use the same street Smarts, although the later is better to packing them in high end legalese in order to abuse and confuse the issue and better serve the Dons.

  5. Gary Walker  November 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Yes, sad to say, Dirshy, is an atheist. Just goes to show that not all atheists are perfect.


    • Warlord Moneybags  November 23, 2012 at 3:34 am

      We’ve already established that he’s a liar.

      Why believe him now ?

      The Hebrew YahWeh is either a prehistoric relic or a deliberate construct.

      It is psychologically impossible for a monotheistic doctrine to accept an egotistical totality.

      Pantheons of gods represent different aspects of self-conscious behaviour but a singular omnipresence by definition excludes reflection or determination.

      It just IS.

  6. Franklin Ryckaert  November 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    “I don’t believe God is a crazy maniac.”

    Well, YAHWEH, the “God” of the Old Testament exactly appears to be a crazy maniac, if you read that cursed scripture.

    As for Mr. Dirtowitz, he’s a typical Jewish lawyer, expert in the art of pilpul, the Talmudic technique of casuistic hairsplitting by which Jews try to justify anything they want.
    This obnoxious creature could best be ignored.

  7. blakehamilton  November 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Give the reprobate some slack….Defending the indefensible is a tough gig.

  8. K7KTR  November 22, 2012 at 4:17 am

    As usual, a great article and not a [ad-hoc] way of pushing ones own thoughts as many do without offering both views.

    What escapes me is how anyone can cite any UN Resolutions when they themselves have been violation the same for decades. Like with the Iran issue also. Pointing to Iran where it has been confirmed by US and Mossad Intelligence as well as the IAEA that Iran doesn’t have a nuclear weapon’s program at all.

    However, There is always Israel demanding Red Lines in the sand towards Iran when in fact the WORLD has demanded that ISRAEL abide by the RULES and join in by signing the NPT [Non-Proliferation Treaty] and also open their doors to Nuclear Inspections too. Claiming that Iran is LYING is no different then the only time Israel had their Weapon’s inspected that Israel LIED!

    This is like a Cheating MATE who starts saying their spouse is cheating on them when in fact… They are the ones who are Cheating!

    Then the absolute GULL to whine that Iran is supplying Arms to Palestine when we see actual videos of Israeli weapon’s in Syria as the US and Israel continue to aid the same (Hoax-Al Qaeda) and Rebel groups as in Libya but now in Syria.

    These are Actual Headlines:
    Russia: Syria rebels have US-made weapons
    US Arms for Al Qaeda in Syria seized in Lebanon.
    US and Al Qaeda in full agreement on Syria.
    US say’s it can use Al Qaeda in Syria temporarily.
    CIA sending Arms to Al Qaeda rebels in Syria.
    Al Qaeda joins the Syrian Rebel’s.
    Adopt a Syrian Rebel. Yes, You too for a $1.00 a day can do so. WTF!
    Al Qaeda joins the Syrian Rebellion.
    Al Qaeda urges Muslim’s to join Syrian Rebel’s.
    Syrian Rebel’s Seize Border crossing with Turkey.
    HITLER’LY CLINTON offers $45,000,000 to Syrian Rebel’s “aka” Al Qaeda
    Syria insurgents use US-made missile launchers, says Russian commander
    Washington seeks continuation of US Afghan scenario in Syria: Analyst

    The other Israeli and US joke of those calling for the HEAD of PFC. Bradley Manning for what? Aiding the Enemy….
    When in fact…
    The United States who is in clear violation of International Law as well as the same DOMESTIC LAWS of NDAA, PATRIOT ACTS and LUGAR-OBAMA ACT is Arming the same Al Qaeda and Rebel’s that the U.S. has been telling American’s for 12 Year’s that this “Boogie-man (Al Qaeda)” was the reason for the War on TERROR, When they themselves have done more to (AID THE ENEMY) and their aid is with Weapon’s and Money and have cost tens of thousands of lives in Libya and Syria and Manning? Not one person died from his act in trying to stop an Illegal war that like Israel was all over a BIG LIE.

    Israel refuses the 2 State solution and refuses to acknowledge that the Palestinians were there first and how Hitler under the Haavara Agreement with the Zionist’s MOVED the Jewish Zionist’s to PALESTINE as all History and Maps clearly show the name of that country before.

    Finally, The additional Gull to place into the American GOP and DNC that American’s VOTE on Jerusalem being the Capitol of Israel when in fact Jerusalem is a part of the Occupied Territories. No other country has the RIGHT to NAME and State Capitol of another country. How Stupid!

    Imposing these same LAWS above on the People’s of America to restrict Our Freedom’s in which they themselves are Aiding and Abetting. Also making it “legal” for U.S. Citizen’s to support these Murderers too!

    • LC  November 22, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Mr. Atzmon, & K7KTR: Great work & comment. thanks.

      “Israel as a professional terrorist force” belonging to the Rothschilds is what I established as the real definition of Israel in several previous pages of VT. This permanent professional terrorist force has been terrorizing all Arab countries in the past couple of years and is about to turn Syria into its newest bombed out form of Gaza. and Hafiz Assad & soviets & Turks know this very well.
      “Syrian freedom fighters” who have turned into Rothschild-Israeli terrorist mercinaries must understand that they are fighting for satanists & once their job is done they will all be massacred too (just like Professor Israel Shahak had documented in his historic book which I provided already).
      Therefore may be the best way to prevent a new massive refuge camp called Syria its allies should help it immediately launch an all out aerial attack on Tel Aviv and drive the ZioSatanists out of the city so that they get a brief taste of the sufferings of the terror they have been raining on the people whom they have constantly murdered since 1945.
      Assad’s days are numbered and so he should do this even without help of supporters.

    • Worker Bee  November 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      – Al Qaeda is a CIA front.

      – Any member of the US government that provides aid to Israel should be charged with “Aiding and Abetting the Enemy”. Some of us know about and do not forget the Lavon Affair, the USS Liberty, Beirut Marine barracks, September 11, 2001, and IDF snipers in Iraq (list not intended to be comprehensive).

      – Pretty sure you mean “gall” and not “gull”.

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