…by Jonas E. Alexis
There are some ideas that are so dumb and crazy that only a psychopath will believe them. Psychopaths, as we all know, do not care about other people. In fact, they don’t give a damn about international law or even the moral and political order. They only appeal to the moral order when it seems to suit their subversive ideology.
Psychopaths, says Robert D. Hare of the University of British Columbia, can be “charming” but “deadly.” “Their hallmark is a stunning lack of conscience. Their game is self-gratification at the other person’s expense. Many spend time in prison, many do not.”
It can be easily argued that Benjamin Netanyahu fits that description. He doesn’t care about Palestinian children; he doesn’t care about what Western leaders say or think; he doesn’t care about the moral and political law and order. He only cares about fulfilling his essentially Talmudic agendas in the Middle East and usurping the West’s political order through lies and fabrications. And the recent conflict in Syria is certainly a classic example.
Netanyahu has recently twitted that Assad has just used chemical weapons on Syrian children. The evidence? Well, Bibi is the evidence! End of discussion. And what does the international community have to do? Let us listen to Netanyahu at his best:
“There’s no, none, no excuse whatsoever for the deliberate attacks on civilians and on children, especially with cruel and outlawed chemical weapons. I call on the international community to fulfill its obligation from 2013 to fully and finally remove these horrible weapons from Syria.”
I certainly had a good laugh over this. As already suggested, no serious evidence has been presented which indicates that Assad is responsible for the recent attack on children. In fact, it is premature for the mad man in Tel Aviv to quickly jump to such an extraordinary and frivolous conclusion.
But because Netanyahu is desperate to remove Assad from power, then the first step is to strip the Assad government of any weapons system. In that sense, Assad would be powerless if Israel decides to attack again.
Assad would have to be completely stupid or mad to use chemical weapons on Syrian children precisely because he would put Russia in jeopardy in Syria. Netanyahu could never tell us why Assad would want to take such a suicidal route. (It has been reported that the so-called Syrian rebels, not the Assad government, were producing chemical weapons in certain areas in Syria.)
But let us grant the psychopath in Tel Aviv the silly premise that Assad did use chemical weapons. What about Israel? What about using white phosphorus on an entire civilian population in Gaza? What about placing the entire population in Gaza on a diet? What about beating and torturing Palestinian civilians?
Israeli official Dov Weissglass himself declared back in 2006 that Israel planned “to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.” This was not some kind of metaphorical language. Weissglass was serious:
“Israel strictly controlled which products could and could not be imported. Prohibited items have included A4 paper, chocolate, coriander, crayons, jam, pasta, shampoo, shoes and wheelchairs.
“In 2010, commenting on this premeditated and systematic degradation of the humanity of an entire population, David Cameron characterised the Gaza Strip as a ‘prison camp’ and – for once – did not neuter this assessment by subordinating his criticism to proclamations about the jailers’ right of self-defence against their inmates.”
Jewish scholars like Sara Roy have documented similar things.
So, who is Netanyahu really fooling this time? “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
 Robert D. Hare, Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of Psychopaths Among Us (New York: Guilford Press, 1993), 1-6.
 “Israel: White Phosphorus Use Evidence of War Crimes,” Human Rights Watch, March 25, 2009; “Military Expert: Israel is using 3 internationally banned weapons in Gaza,” Middle East Monitor, August 4, 2014.
 “Israel forced to release study on Gaza blockade,” BBC, October 17, 2012.
 Quoted in Mouin Rabbani, “Israel mows the lawn,” London Review of Books, July 31, 2014.
 Sara Roy, Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013).
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.