…by Jonas E. Alexis
Martin Indyk, a former US ambassador to Israel, has recently noticed that Benjamin Netanyahu is mentally sick. Netanyahu, says Indyk, simply cannot control his passion. He has an anxiety problem whenever the US attempts to have a frank dialogue with Iran. We are told that Netanyahu
“frantically called US President Donald Trump after Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made a surprise visit to France during the G7 summit in a bid to stop the American leader from meeting with Tehran’s top diplomat.”
“I’ve been on the other end of those phone calls many times from desperate Bibi aides insisting that he has to speak to the President or SecState IMMEDIATELY. When he’s in panic mode the fact that the President is in meetings with other world leaders is irrelevant.”
Trump was in a meeting. Barak Ravid tells us: “Netanyahu frantically tried to reach Trump for hours on Sunday to block Zarif meeting but the President couldn’t take his call.”
Netanyahu has been in a panic mode since the beginning of his political career. If you think this is farfetched, then consider this. Netanyahu explicitly wrote in his 1995-book Fighting Terrorism:
“The best estimate at this time place Iran between three and five years away from possessing the prerequisites required for the independent production of nuclear weapons. After this time, the Iranian Islamic republic will have the ability to construct atomic weapons without the importation of materials or technology from abroad.”
Netanyahu never cited the sources for this extraordinary claim. In fact, serious documented accounts tell us a completely different story.
In any event, more than twenty years later, Iran still does not have the bomb. In fact, it is generally agreed among U.S. and Israeli intelligence that Iran abandoned its nuclear weapons program. Did Netanyahu start rethinking about his relentless lies and fabrications? Did he apologize to the world for slandering Iran? Did he listen to the head of the Israel Defense Force Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, who said that “the Iranian leadership is composed of very rational people” and is not interested in building nuclear weapons?
The answer is no. Why? Well, pretty simple. Netanyahu’s world, as St. Athanasius would have said, is Satanic precisely because it is against metaphysical reason, political order, and harmony. Netanyahu, like Satan or “the infernal Serpent” in Milton’s Paradise Lost, seems to be saying, “evil, by thou my good!” Milton’s Satan “stirred up with envy and revenge, deceived the mother of mankind” with one of his biggest weapons known as “pride.”
Netanyahu wants to deceive much of the Western world with his lies and deceptions. In fact, he has been doing exactly that for more than twenty years. Moreover, Netanyahu doesn’t care if you live or die. He only cares about marshalling lies and deceptions.
This is why when thousands upon thousands of people lost their lives in the 9/11 attack, his cogent response was that the attack would be good for Israel! “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq,” said Netanyahu. Those events, he continued to say, “swung American public opinion in our favor.”
How is that not satanic? How can Netanyahu sit down in front of a TV screen and watch people die by the hundreds and then laugh about the whole event? Here Netanyahu reminds me of some of Karl Marx’s poems. For example, in “Oulanem,” Marx “smiles pleasantly, roars outrageously, consigns the entire human race to damnation, and all the time he is watching himself cynically.” Historian Robert Payne declared that Marx “will squeeze the life out of the world, and then watch it sinking away into utter nothingness.” Paul Johnson came to similar conclusions.
If you doubt that Netanyahu isn’t pursuing a similar satanic activity, look again at the Iraq War. Look at how he is willing to take the world down with him if he doesn’t get what he wants. In fact, he has made it very clear that Israel is not bound by the Iran deal.
What we are seeing here is that Israel, as Paul Craig Roberts has pointed out, is part of the “axis of evil.” That “axis of evil” has a number of colonies in the United States, and those colonies are laden with ideologues. One of them is none other than Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, who said that:
“Congress should pass a resolution authorizing this and future presidents to use force to prevent Iran from ever becoming a nuclear weapons state. Iran must know now that the U.S. president is authorized to destroy — without warning or negotiation — any attempt by Tehran to build a bomb.”
Why can’t Friedman follow this political gyration to its logical conclusion? Why doesn’t he apply it to Israel, which has hundreds of nuclear bombs and which even threatens to annihilate parts of Europe? Once again, it is pertinent to bring in Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld, who said:
“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”
Well, if that is not an infallible sign that Israel is under a satanic ideology, then nothing is. And if Friedman wants to be serious, if he wants to keep his ideas intact, then America would be bombing Israel because the regime does not even allow international inspections.
-  “Netanyahu’s Son Accuses Former US Ambassador to Israel of ‘Trying to Destroy the Jewish State,’” Sputnik News, September 2, 2019.
-  Ibid.
-  Benjamin Netanyahu, Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995), 121.
-  “‘US, Israel agree Iran abandoned nuclear bomb,’” Jerusalem Post, March 18, 2012; James Risen and Mark Marzetti, “U.S. Agencies See No Move by Iran to Build a Bomb,” NY Times, February 24, 2012.
-  Julian Borger, “Israel army chief contradicts Netanyahu on Iran,” Guardian, April 25, 2012; “Israeli military chief: Iran will not decide to make nuclear weapons,” Guardian, April 25, 2012.
-  John Milton, Paradise Lost (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 2005), 71.
-  Ibid., 4.
-  Scott Peterson, “Imminent Iran Nuclear Threat? A Timeline of Warnings Since 1979,” Christian Science Monitor, November 8, 2011.
-  Cited in E. Michael Jones, “The Great Satan and Me: Reflections on Iran and Postmodernism’s Faustian Pact,” Culture Wars, July 2015.
-  Robert Payne, Marx (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968), 68.
-  Ibid., 72.
-  Paul Johnson, Intellectuals (New York: HarperCollins, 1987), chapter 3.
-  Barak Ravid, “Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal makes world much more dangerous, Israel not bound by it,” Haaretz, July 14, 2015; “Reactions to the Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program,” NY Times, July 14, 2015.
-  Paul Craig Roberts, How America Was Lost: From 9/11 to the Police/Warfare State (Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2014), 19.
-  Thomas Friedman, “Backing Up Our Wager With Iran,” NY Times, July 22, 2015.
-  Quoted in “The War Game,” Guardian, September 21, 2003.
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.