…by Jonas E. Alexis
Lieutenant-Colonel Viktor Khaustov has recently said the unthinkable. He declared that Israel should be responsible for the downing of the IL-20 maritime patrol aircraft. “The perpetrators of the tragedy are the Israelis,” he said. “They provoked her. And they must bear responsibility for this.”
Khaustov wasn’t finished. He continued to say that “Our loyalty was dismissed by the Israelis! In a day they freely invade the airspace of sovereign Syria. After this tragedy, it would be logical to declare that we close the sky of Syria from uninvited guests and we will knock them down as enemy planes. In this case, of course, to close the space over Syria we would need a three times denser concentration of air defense systems.”
“We consider these provocative actions by Israel as hostile. Fifteen Russian military service members have died because of the irresponsible actions of the Israeli military. This is absolutely contrary to the spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership. We reserve the right for an adequate response.”
Other Russian military men came to similar conclusions. Defense Minister Shoigu declared that “The blame for the downing of the Russian plane and the deaths of its crew members lies squarely on the Israeli side. “The actions of the Israeli military were not in keeping with the spirit of the Russian-Israeli partnership, so we reserve the right to respond.”
This is consistent with what writers at VT have been saying for years: Israel is a problem child. You give them an inch, then they take a mile. You give them a mile, then they kill, steal, destroy, and invade an entire territory. They don’t care about following the moral and political order. They don’t care about the consequences of their actions. They don’t care about whether the West likes it or not.
The regime in Israel live in fear, and because of that, they cannot sleep well until their diabolical plan is materialized. Even then, they still live in fear because they violate the very political principles upon which the entire human race is built. This is one reason why much of the world cannot stand their covert activity. This is why anti-Israeli reactions have been alive and well since the very foundation of Israel itself. The solution to this problem?
Very simple: The entire West must be prepared to punish Israel whenever they violate the political order. People of reason and men of the West must stand in unison and stop living in fear of reprisal. As Aristotle put it, what distinguishes human beings from other animals is that we have the ability to reason, to apprehend the moral and political order, and to act upon that order. Failing to do so will bring detrimental consequences.
If human societies like the United States exclude people like Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and even Ted Kaczynski from the public square precisely because they are dangerous and have committed heinous crimes, why are we allowing a small nation to destroy virtually anything reasonable in the Middle East and much of the world? As Khaustov puts it, why can’t we make Israel responsible?
This is an important question of our time, and the fate of our human societies depends on its answer.
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 Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.