Israel: A Cornered Rat


 ratenyahuBy Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor, for Press TV


Israel is strong, mighty, invincible. Israel has truckloads of nuclear weapons. Israel has cluster bombs, DIME munitions, white phosphorous, and other illegal or experimental weapons with which it can kill and maim as many Palestinian civilians as it likes.

Israel is especially proficient at mass-murdering children. Israel constantly reminds us that it can exercise the “Samson option” and drop nuclear weapons on the capitals of Europe and the Middle East. Israel has even colonized America, the world’s most powerful nation, exacting billions of dollars a year in tribute. What a stunningly prepotent entity! The world stands in awe of the great and terrible Israel.

That, at least, is what the Israelis would have us believe.

But it is just an illusion. Israel is not behaving like a confidently powerful nation. Instead, it is desperately lashing out like a cornered rat in the final throes of rabies.

Israel’s genocide against the people of Gaza is sparking a seismic shift in world public opinion. Former New York Times journalist Philip Weiss, a noted Jewish critic of Israel, recently wrote: “There are more signs today that what the Israeli assault on Gaza in 2008-2009 did for the left, the latest assault is doing for the mainstream: solidifying a perception that Israeli leadership has lost its moorings, opening the floodgates of criticism.”

Netanyahu’s decision to crucify Gaza has backfired. Israel has attained none of its announced strategic objectives: It cannot destroy Hamas, cannot stop the rocket fire, cannot stop Gazans from digging tunnels. In short, it cannot stop the Palestinian resistance from building on Hezbollah’s accomplishments in its 2006 victory over Israel.

Nor can Israel attain its unannounced strategic objective, which was to destroy all prospects for Palestinian unity. Netanyahu had apparently hoped that when Israel slaughtered Palestinian children, the Palestinians would blame Hamas. Instead, the Palestinians (and the world) blame Israel. After all, it is Israeli soldiers who are murdering and maiming their children. Every last bit of Zionist-inflicted suffering elicits more strength and determination to resist Zionism by any means necessary, and to support whoever promises to fight the Zionists the hardest. And that goes for people all over the world, not just in Palestine.

University of Victoria professor John Dolan, writing under the pseudonym of “war nerd” Gary Brecher, recently republished views from a few years ago that are even more true today:

“Israel may win this battle, but it’s lost the war already…(In 2009) they killed 1400 Palestinians, and it didn’t do much but make everybody sick to their stomachs…In a situation like this, the real winner is likely to be the Gazans…Israel had lots of chances to deal with (the Palestinians) but they had a mandate—nothing worse than a mandate—and didn’t need to make a deal with anybody. Now it’s too late. There isn’t always a good solution at this point in the game. Maybe ten moves back you could’ve won, but not now.”

Most other strategists agree, though not all have the courage to say so in public. Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brezekinski says Netanyahu “is making a very serious mistake…he is isolating Israel. He’s endangering its longer-range future.”

What longer-range future? asks another legendary National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger. In a 2012 interview with the New York Post, Kissinger made the following blanket statement:

“In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.”

Even Israel’s most rabid supporters admit that it is failing in Gaza. Neocon Zionist Jeffrey Goldberg admits as much in his article “Why Is Israel Losing a War It’s Winning?” Goldberg’s attempts to answer his own question are preposterous; he lashes out like a cornered rat at Hamas, at the world’s Muslims, at anyone who is “anti-Semitic” enough to oppose Israel’s ongoing genocide.

And genocide it is. Even the Zionists admit it. Yochanan Gordon spoke for the vast majority of Israeli Jews, and their supporters around the world, when he published an opinion article in Friday’s edition of The Times of Israel openly advocating genocide. Gordon’s article, entitled “When Genocide Is Permissible,” is far more extreme and revolting than anything Adolf Hitler ever wrote.

As Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan said last week, “Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism.”

Some Zionist rats are lashing out at Obama and Kerry. They believe the American President and Secretary of State are sending the wrong signals by not supporting Israel’s assault on Gaza with sufficient fervor. That is one of the main reasons Israel is losing in Gaza, according to Jeffrey Goldberg. He accuses Kerry of “indulging” Hamas.

Other Zionist rats may not be just blaming Obama and Kerry, but actually conspiring against them. Last year American Zionist Andrew Adler, editor of the Jewish Times, published an editorial calling on the Israeli Mossad to kill President Obama. Many Zionists are probably entertaining the same notion today – despite the fact that Obama has exerted even less actual pressure on Israel than previous presidents did.

Once again, the cornered rats are lashing out at the wrong target. Israel’s real political problem in America is not Obama himself, but the young people who voted for him. Israeli journalist Peter Beinart just published an article in Ha’aretz headlined: “On Gaza, Israel is losing the Obama coalition. As America grows less nationalistic, less hawkish, and less religious it will grow less sympathetic to an Israel defined by exactly those characteristics.”

Beinart notes that Israel’s American supporters are gradually dying off: “According to Gallup, while Americans over the age of 65 support Israel’s actions by a margin of 24 points, Americans under 30 oppose them by a margin of 26 points.” It seems inevitable that in the not-so-distant future, the US – Israel’s lone supporter on the world stage – will turn against the Zionist entity. When that happens, Kissinger’s prophecy that Israel will cease to exist will be fulfilled.

Israel’s leaders know that time, history, and demographics are working against them. They know that apartheid South Africa, a racist regime that was not nearly as vicious or genocidal as Israel, was erased from the pages of time by a changing current of global public opinion very similar to today’s rising tide of anti-Zionism.

The rats in Israel have their backs to the wall. They are cornered, and they know it. And as they blindly lash out in useless fury by mass-murdering ever-increasing numbers of helpless women and children, they are simply hastening their own inevitable demise.

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Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is Host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly LIVE call in radio show. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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  1. 15th January 2015. AFC football championship match kicks off between Japan and Palestine in Australia. Huge step for Palestine.

  2. Bibi succeeded in one of the objectives of the Gaza invasion. To obscure the end of negotiation between Iran and the west, away from his home audience. (Now the result turned out to be a prolonged deadline but that couldn’t be know beforehand and it is still an actual agreement with Iran.)

  3. Australian journalist Mike Carlton, on the point of being suspended, resigned 5 hours ago from the Sydney Morning Herald. Seems like he wrote a piece some two weeks ago, criticising Israel for its murderous assaults on innocent Palestinians; rudely replying to his ‘critics’ earned him the ire of his editors.

  4. Israel has become fair game. You can criticize Israel when you were not able two years before. Certainly what has become an open issue in the United States is cutting aid to Israel. It is spoken of all the time and it is only American aid that holds Israel together. There is no nation without American money. –Gordon Duff, Press TV

    Veteran’s Today has provided articles dealing with the actions and behavior of Israel toward Gaza. The articles provide a variety of vantage points as angular perspectives on the situation and circumstances involved in an going geopolitical conflict as a clash or crisis of civilization.

    The questions being addressed are largely focused on racial and religious heritages, religioius belief systems, human atrocities, destructive uses of advanced weaponry, and a focus on political personalities and the decision making processes defined as acceptable in warfare.

    What if people are missing the point of the war-related abuses and atrocities perpetuated by Man Against Man? An analysis of mankind’s overall behavior was discussed in Harpers; January, 1933 Are All Men Human?

  5. ‘In a 2012 interview with the New York Post, Kissinger made the following blanket statement

    “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.”’

    Talmudic dialectical translation

    In 10 years, there will be no more Palestine.

    • Yup, if it does not fit (the ‘puzzle piece’), Flip It! (turn it this way and that too)
      This goes for sussing stuff in general, and if it is inverts you are dealing with,
      after you flip it it drops right in!


    • Meanwhile, as ugly as what we see is
      (and I have never seen ugly like that except in pictures from old wars.
      We Must Refrain from “Doing Gods Work”{ (No Vengeance!!.. a word to the wise
      And keep your attaboys numerous and your awshits to a minimum.
      Just behave on GPs (General Principles) and because you know better.
      It does not end here.
      That sounds the stuff of superstitious voyeurs (and they do say that kind of thing
      I am no voyeur, I can tell you on good information (first hand experience,
      and spare me the oxygen deprivation or whatever.
      I have done that deliberately (slowly quit breathing, little by little, to nothing and no panic
      (and you will soon pass out if you do not start to slowly ramp back up (gradually, somewhere safe.
      This will tighten your loops (body feedback) and help calibrate the visceral fear of oxygen starvation. (best to have company, but your body will protect you,
      just be sitting down near ground level
      I Digress.
      What I refer to as my ‘evidence’ is OBE (out of body) and Remote Viewing
      which is a variant of OBE.
      Some of do this with regularity, some are unaware they do.
      All Dreams are not created equal, if it seems you ‘go visiting’ it may be true.
      There is more to life (than meets the eye), these guys are going to meet stuff we never want to.
      Like attracts Like.
      Cold Comfort, please take heart and do not soil your sweet soul in this mess!
      Best to All


    • John You go from strength to Strength.

      I am so glad that You are here

      Your insights and turn-of-phrase
      aka poetry
      are incredible.

      We are not allowed to chat
      so please know
      You are Treasure.

      Dreams and Visions of the night
      come straight from God.

    • Hi Dear Thing. (and Hi to the aussie cohort, there goes the neighborhood!
      They let us say hi, that thread that blew up was a result of an extraction,
      a rare event, and quite selective, sometimes you ‘had to be there’
      to know how the thread got disrupted.
      The remaining pieces fall together sometimes oddly, it can be fun.
      I hope this fine day finds you well.


    • John Spofford in FB Israel’s death will be “useful” to mankind in and of itself….The Muslim Arabs have much more of a right to be in the ME than a bunch of Talmud-inspired Khazars!

  6. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of demons, (well, possibly the D.C. crowd). One thing it will mean though, as they have always done in the past when asked to “leave” a nation fed up with their treachery/debauchery, they re-infect another nation. And as long as they hold the “papers” for the traitors in D.C. they’ll slither back here and make this cesspool even worse, (if that’s possible). totally w/o decency, they take our blood and money and this is what they think of us;

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  7. The Israeli Jews are quite simply savage barbarians devoid of any civilised behavior as it seems many Jews in America are cut from the same mould! We must keep up the pressure by expanding the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions regime Sequestrating all Jewish owned businesses and property outside of Israel! There can be no forgiveness for the brutal and savage actions perpetrated on Gaza and it’s people.
    Israel should immediately be ejected from the United Nations. All its foreign assets ceased sold and the money paid in compensation to the people of Gaza! All Jews and Jewish Businesses forced to pay reparations to Gaza to rebuild at the Israeli expense! No forgiveness ever!

  8. “Kissinger made the following blanket statement ”
    “In 10 years, there will be no more Israel.”

    Kissinger is right. However, there will not be much left of the USA or the Mediterranean basin either.

    FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER ‘500 DAYS TO AVOID CLIMATE CHAOS’ will have passed and “For the nation, these next two years are going to make history,” Rangel told the packed room at his birthday gathering will be history.

    The surviving countries will remember what we have done with the aid of our evil ally and say “GOOD RIDDANCE”.

  9. The Rat-n-gnaw-u pic is perfect. This vicious rat and his rat pack should all be behind bars for their war crimes.

  10. Few people know that Netanyahu is actually mad. His psychiatrist who tried in vain to cure him committed suicide out of despair. Google “Netanyahu is mad and he cannot be cured” for further details.

  11. My understanding is that Kissinger was backing up his statement re Israel’s demise, with a ‘group’ intelligence report that was in fact a Mossad psyop – I’m pretty sure I read an an article from Gordon at the time which said it was bogus and being used by Heinz to put the frighteners on for American Jews to back Romney, financially and in voting terms. However, as a blanket statement, suits us fine !

    Equally, I don’t actually think that Kissinger would give a toss if Israel went down… a proponent of the Machiavellian ‘Realpolitik’, he operates on many fronts as a double (or possibly triple) agent, which is why we should indeed be considering the danger of the (controversial !) Hegelian Dialectic when looking at the US/ UK / EU / Israel / Ukraine / BRICS developments.

    Apologies to readers, but I don’t quite get the background to Hamas which, like Doug Henning up there on FB, I had previously understood to be an Israeli construct to undermine the PLO at the time. Perhaps Dr Barrett (or another commenter) could elucidate on this point. For instance, if they were connected, then could that explain slaughter / ceasefire / slaughter cycle taking place at the moment, or have Hamas gone rogue as the suggested by the FB contributor?

  12. Or, as Rita Hayworth used to say….”They go to bed with Gilda and they wake up with me….”

  13. Even WW III would be better than having to see Talmudia celebrate it’s 100th anniversary in 2048…

    • The power and influence of the Jewish Lobby and the double standards applied to it are staggering. If any other country had behaved like Israel has recently in Gaza their leaders would face trials for war crimes. Israel is the occupying power.. It seized Gaza, the West Bank and the Golan heights in 1967.

      The financial, political and media power of Jews allows Israel to behave like this. 90% of Jews support Israel’s actions in Gaza. Do they really think that criticism of Israel is a not a result of Israel’s behaviour? but some sort of genetic anti-semitic disorder in gentiles?

  14. An ex-head of mossad has already alerted us, polish khazar melikowalski harbors psychopathic delusions of emulating moshe dayan and become a boundary extending david type hero in zionist history. Currently the demographics of the surrounding areas are preventing this, which means he will try to either grab the golden mosque at al-Aqsa or perhaps ignite a nuclear conflagration where the demographics become “trivial”. When sharon even tried digging tunnels under the mosque he went comatose for eight years, it remains to be seen what will happen to this devil.

  15. Dr. Barrett.
    I forget the name of the party in the Jewish kennisnet who said something to the effect…
    “Israel should use its Nuclear weapon’s and destroy Gaza for good.” (Paraphrased)

    With that single statement he admits Israel has Nukes and is in violation of the symington agreement and glenn act. So it would only be fitting to stop all US Aid to a rogue state who violates all known International laws and UN Resolutions. However… WHY are the Government’s SILENT?

    NSA Shares all RAW DATA with ISRAEL is why. BLACKMAIL and TREASON.
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