We must stand if we wish to alter the world Zionism has contrived for us
Many years ago I read a fascinating discussion of the “tactics of mistake.” This essentially entailed using a target’s prejudices and preconceptions to mislead them as to the origin and intent of the attack, entrapping them in a tactical situation that later worked to the attacker’s strategic advantage.
I’ve had a more diffuse and sometimes different reaction to the original article on this topic "Palestine, Israel, and America: The Strategic Void" than I anticipated, although one I thought possible.
Let us admit it to ourselves, once and for all. The battle of Palestine for the Palestinians has been lost. The odds against them and their scattered network of supporters have been great. The last possible chance to at least stave off defeat was stillborn last year, when the Goldstone Report on Gaza was endorsed by the UN Human Rights Commission and the UN General Assembly, and then — simply stopped.
Far too often, what is not said, or cannot be said, publicly is more significant than the platitudes bandied about by assorted political leaders and pundits. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli matrix of death and disinformation.
I have no brief for Libya’s government, and it doesn’t seem to make much sense at this point to debate whether or not the military action now taking place against it is, or is not, justified. It is a fact, and like the earlier onslaughts against Yugoslavia (read: Serbia) and Iraq, it’ll simply play itself out, putting a gross imbalance of military power favoring the attackers against whatever intransigence and resistance Libya’s government can muster, accompanied by pious and pompous speeches from Washington, London and other capitals of the attackers. As for Muammar Gaddafi, he is certainly certifiable, probably somewhere in the middle range of global dictators and close to the mayor-elect of Chicago, so if his psychosis is a basis for external military intervention, we had all better be prepared for a lot of military interventions in different parts of the world, perhaps starting with Chicago….
One of the most extraordinary aspects of the entire 9/11 tragedy is the extent to which real-time reports from what came to be known as “Ground Zero” at the World Trade Center of secondary explosions and planted devices disappeared from the public discussion and the record almost immediately, never to resurface in any detail in the mainstream media or the 9/11 Commission Report. All one heard officially was the tale of 19 Arabs on 4 planes, solely and completely responsible for all of the death & destruction on that day.
This is not intended for those who follow these issues, but as a primer for a general public (especially Americans) who do not follow them, and in fact are not even aware that they are issues! Hoping that others may also find useful material in it.
I have followed the unfolding teapot-tempest drama of the latest Wikileaks release with a certain bemusement, accompanied by a growing suspicion shared with others that all is not as it seems with these supposed revelations.
Israel and the US realize that the next war will burn much of the Middle East and may well spell the end of Israel
In a gesture that has received more than a little attention in the Western media, Israeli officials announced with some fanfare that they were easing the embargo of goods they allow into Palestine.
So the predictable dynamics are unfolding. Anywhere the US does not have a veto, Israel is being condemned for its latest atrocities and for its illegal blockade on Gaza. Israel as usual has its puppets in the US Congress and the US mainstream media coming to its defense.
The opening moves in the reaction to the Israeli interception of the first wave of the Gaza flotilla have now been made. Israel visibly underestimated the international response to its attack and the casualties it inflicted.
Israel’s attack on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla on America’s Memorial Day was all too predictable, although the form it took surprised even me. And it confirms the old proverb that “Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad,” for the attack was the kind of madness only unbridled arrogance can assume.