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Commentary :: Human Rights
Israel, A Malignant Tumor Onto The World
16 Jul 2006
Walls of protection and defense are better left to the days of the
Old Testament, not in modern times of missiles and chemical,
biological, and nuclear proclivity. Resistance to occupation can
never be stopped; human nature guarantees it. The days of nuclear
proliferation are upon us, as are the means to unleash vapors of
hellish heat onto Israeli cities and mushroom clouds rising high
into the Holy Land's sky. Sharon would be well advised to think long
and hard of this looming threat before planning his next murder or
act of clandestine ethnic cleansing. The continued and future
existence of his nation might very well hang in the balance.
Israel, A Malignant Tumor Onto The World

"Anti-occupation, anti-apartheid and anti-dehumanization is not anti-
Semitism nor anti-Israel. Pro-peace, pro-human rights and pro-
freedom is not pro-Palestinian. The power of freedom is pointing out
when it is being denied. The search for justice and equality comes
not from hiding from fear of criticism but rather from taking the
road less traveled up the mountain of truth." -Manuel Valenzuela

What were Sharon and the Israeli government thinking when they
decided to decapitate Hamas through the assassination of its
founder, Sheik Ahmed Yassin? If the state sponsored murder of Yassin
was not so recklessly self-defeating, one might be inclined to think
that Sharon is on a mission to implode the state of Israel.

The evaporation of a wheelchair-laden Yassin through American Apache
helicopter missiles underscores the vicious cycle the state of
Israel has thrust upon itself for years on end. Its ceaseless terror-
inducing actions on an occupied and resisting people continue to
haunt it and its own citizens; its continued oppression, violence
and dehumanization on the indigenous people of Palestine inevitably
always boomerangs, yet Israel does not relent, nor understands, nor
seems to care about the consequences of its actions.

As if addicted to perpetual death, fear and violence, the state of
Israel continues to escalate a war it cannot win, an occupation it
cannot escape and a state of siege it does not fully care to
understand. Israel has through the years only increased its
oppression of a population it cannot erase, no matter how hard it
tries to cleanse the Holy Land of its native inhabitants. It
continues to masochistically seek the principle of kill and be
killed, of cause and effect and action and reaction, making one
wonder if suffering and hardship are necessary ingredients for life
in the Middle East. For decades Israel has tried everything to no
avail, collective punishment, virtual imprisonment, economic
genocide, killing, maiming, oppressing, occupying, cleansing and
dehumanizing. Does it not see that her continued actions are leading
not to the "promised land" but rather straight to hell on Earth and
that life is only getting harder and much less safe?

The trouble in the Middle East stems from the fact that a European
people with no continuity with the land arrived and colonized a
native population that did. Today, this colonization has morphed
into outright apartheid and dehumanization. The state of Israel, it
must be understood, was born in sin. It was created in large part
thanks to the ethnic cleansing and dispossession of a native people
who today are trapped in large concentration camps of suffering and
utter decay, living encaged in the last vestiges of their original
land. Israel's birth coincided with the spawning of serious crimes
against humanity that have through time only been exacerbated,
continuing to this day with ever more barbaric levels of
suppression, persecution and subjugation.

Israel was a dream of European Zionists who colonized the native
Palestinian people (thanks to the British) who had contiguously
occupied the land for millennia. These Zionists arrived and
proceeded to open the floodgates of European Jewish immigration onto
Palestine. Hundreds of thousands arrived while hundreds of thousands
of Palestinians were forced out, oftentimes with a barrel of a gun
pointed their way. Immigrants took possession of those lands and
buildings left behind by the indigenous population.

Arab-Israeli wars that followed drove still more natives out of
their lands and lives, pushing them further away from their
historical homes. Large sections and populations of Jordan, Syria,
the West Bank and Gaza are today but vast refugee camps for those
who were ethnically cleansed from their livelihoods in order to
appease the Zionist dream of a Jewish state in the so-
called "promised land."

Those who would deny this reality should be categorized along with
Holocaust non-believers and those revisionists of history who would
have the world believe otherwise. The reality of the formation of
Israel has been tried to be made to disappear into the dustbins of
forgotten history, for the truth of how the "promised land" was
acquired would no doubt send waves of disgust into those who today
believe in the perceived nobility and blessings of the creation of
Israel and the humanity and enlightenment of modern man. Indeed, to
study the history of the formation of Israel is to undertake a study
into colonization, occupation, oppression, apartheid and the worst
in the human condition.

The latest act in the violent and horrendous tragedy that is the
cycle of revenge and death in the Middle East will only assure that
the Arab world, as well as the world at large, continues its
exponentially-increasing animosity and resentment toward Israel and
the Zionists who seem not to care about the growing tremors of
negative energy seemingly emanating from all corners of the globe.

>From Europe to Africa and Latin America to Asia, millions of human
beings not privy to American corporate media whitewashing and
manipulation are fully aware of the crimes against humanity
emanating from the government of Ariel Sharon. What Americans are
made ignorant to, thanks to a Zionist-friendly corporate media, the
rest of the world sees as an outright travesty, akin to the worst
devastation of a people committed by an oppressor state. That the
vast majority of American citizens have been made completely
ignorant to such a monstrosity taking place in modern times speaks
volumes of the level of control and power the corporate media
maintains over the population. Fortunately, the rest of the world
does not have a fog-filled mirror from which to gaze at reality.

This helps explain the growing wave of anti-Semitism throughout the
planet, which seems to only be on the rise. It is actions such as
the killing of Sheik Yassin and the horrific treatment of millions
of Palestinians that is giving birth to a resurgent anger against
the Israeli and, by consequence, Jewish people who, justifiably or
not, rightfully or wrongly, are imputed to the actions of the
Israeli government by a world increasingly resentful of the barbaric
treatment of an occupied and oppressed people. With every continued
massacre, American missile killing and maiming, bullet penetrating
the backs of children, demolition of houses and crops, and further
acts of collective punishment, anti-Semitism will only increase

Soon, the day will come when the hatred is so strong, when the
animosity and resentfulness is so powerful that Israel will become
more than the pariah it is steadily becoming. The wrath of the world
will envelope Israel and the ramifications will be disastrous to
both Israelis and Jews alike. It might become the ultimate rogue
state, banished from the fraternity of nations.

Whether we like it or not, the reality is that in this world
Israel's actions are imputed onto the over 13 million Jews who
inhabit this world, and it will be them who suffer as a result of
the decisions of Sharon and the Israeli government. The consequences
of continued occupation and decimation will devastate the millions
of good, peace-loving and innocent Jews around the world. The
cauldron of hatred being spawned as a direct result of what Israel
is doing in Palestine will reverberate vociferously, growing to
levels not seen in 60 years, condemning another generation of Jews
whose innocence is being despoiled by Sharon and the zealous
Zionists who care not what ramifications their actions spring forth.

Sheik Yassin's death at the hands of Sharon has opened a new
Pandora's Box for the region and the world. A troubled region has
been made even more volatile and unstable, becoming an explosive
cocktail of death, hatred, revenge and fervor that might spread
worldwide. Seething anger has transformed itself into malevolent
calls for revenge and bloodshed, and soon a sea of red will litter
the streets of the Holy Land. Fear of what will surely come has once
more permeated Israeli and Palestinian energies. Both societies are
bracing for the actions and reactions, for the eye for an eye that
will surely follow and the unrelenting malevolence that the Holy
Land has become.

Terror in backpacks will continue to be the only damaging weapon the
oppressed people can use. It is the ultimate smart bomb, powerful
explosives strapped onto the bodies of young people who are in such
dire straits of hopelessness and hatred that they are ready to
explode themselves next to Israelis. When rocks, anger and seething
hatred do not work the desperate resort to desperation and the
suicide bomber is born. Combined with misery and hopelessness, it
traverses into Israeli cities and sends screams and inhuman emotions
rocketing through Israeli society once more. The suicide bomber, the
poor man's guided missile, will once more be sent to blast and kill
Israelis who by their submissive acquiescence of Sharon's terror
campaign allow for the carnage to continue.

Terror in the skies will continue to rain down on Palestinian cities
and towns, thanks to American Apache helicopters pummeling the West
Bank and Gaza with their hellish missiles of death and destruction.
On the ground, Abrams tanks will encircle towns and cities,
destroying everything in their path. IDF forces will shoot
indiscriminately, killing women, children and babies with the same
zeal they possess for the death of a Hamas member. Enveloped in
razor-sharp wire or fences, Palestinians will be under curfew, a
simple term meaning imprisonment. Collective punishment will
continue, lands will be confiscated and the sloth-like ethnic
cleansing of an entire race of people will live on.

The right-wing Likud government has systematically provoked the
wrath of Palestinians through its harsh collective punishment, its
continued dehumanization and the incessant unleashing of terror
through American Apache helicopters and Abrams tanks. Likud has
survived by fostering the current cycle of violence that has
attached itself to the fears of Israeli citizens. In essence, it has
maintained power through the continued shedding of blood, both
Jewish and Muslim. It is therefore in its best interest to maintain
the status quo, using Israelis and their fears to hold its grip on
power. Israel's citizens are being used, becoming pawns in the game
of power, in essence easily disposable bodies possessing the blood
and flesh necessary for the cameras to record and disseminate the
carnage and the fear necessary to control the population. Through
fear Likud thrives and survives; through the maiming of body parts
and splashing of blood Sharon maintains his hegemony over the
Israeli people.

The world is tired that the greatest threat to world peace and
stability comes from a minute part of the world involving a few
million people (out of a world population of over 6 billion). We are
tired that so much of our security is determined by those entities
fighting for a land promised by ancient myths and fables, by
primitive peoples with archaic outlooks seeking antiquated solutions
in bygone times. The world is tired of the continued shedding of
human blood for cynical purposes that is sending the entire globe
perilously close to world war. It is hard to believe that one area,
no bigger than a small American state, is the cause of so much
trouble and anxiety and that in a simmering second can help engulf
the world in flames.

The greatest threat to world peace is the continued occupation of
Palestinian land and the criminal oppression of the Palestinian
people. The world is tired of the inequality, the unfairness, the
injustice, the dehumanization, the apartheid and the crimes against
humanity being committed in the Middle East. It is tired of an
oppressor categorically treating like caged animals a race of
humanity whose only crime was continuously living in land deemed
Holy by Zionists.

The world is tired of the one-sided fiction that comes out of Israel
that distorts the reality of what is occurring and makes terrorists
of an oppressed people resisting occupation. We are sick and tired
of government leaders doing nothing but plucking their anal whiskers
while millions of people are rotting away their existence in a
cesspool of misery and hopelessness, trapped in cages of squalor,
deprived of opportunity and at living a life worthy of a human

What is happening in Palestine affects us all, whether we like it or
not. The ramifications of not heeding the warning signs emanating
from the region will endanger all corners of the globe. The
assassination of Sheik Yassin will no doubt unleash a wave of
violence that will reverberate throughout the globe. Already
warnings are being sent that the US will be a target. There is no
reason to doubt this claim, as America is increasingly responsible
for the violence in the region.

Sharon does not sit on the porcelain god contemplating his next
murder without the consent of George W. Bush in Washington. Whatever
flatulent winds of decrepit uneasiness arise from the Sharon toilet
are always smelled in the White House. It is, therefore, highly
unlikely the Bush administration did not give its thumbs up to the
killing of Sheik Yassin. Hamas knows this, as do many in the growing
list of al Qaeda inspired groups sprouting throughout the globe
thanks to Bush's false foray into Iraq. With the growth of anti-
Americanism reaching troubling proportions worldwide and when the
same level of hatred is now espoused for America as for Israel, we
can be assured America's role in the Sharon action will not go
unpunished. We have all been made less safe as a result.

A new front of hatred has opened up, a new enemy declared. America
is now in the crosshairs of yet other militant groups. Bush's
support for Sharon and Israel has placed targets on our backs. The
war on terror is turning into the war of error. American support for
the barbaric treatment by Israel of the Palestinians has set free
mechanisms of animosity and resentment against the US. Its citizens
have as a result been imputed with the same zeal of hatred as is
found for Israelis and George W. Bush. Today, America and Israel are
seen as one and the same, the Great Satan and its Zionist puppeteer.
The same adverse feelings are now felt for us as for Israelis and
Zionists, and this is very troubling.

Sharon's assassination of the head of Hamas now leaves open the
murder of any leader and/or his minions anywhere in the world. State-
sponsored murder is against international law, but, like all else it
decides to do concerning the Palestinians, Israel flaunts its
arrogance to the world, blatantly and with American support and
protection, breaking and failing to comply with international law
while paying no attention to the cries of an outraged world.

Terrorism, whether Palestinian or Israeli, should not be defined by
the crudeness of weapons or the poverty of the oppressed. It should
not be allowed through legitimacy of government, acquiescence by
America or pressure from lobbying groups. Terrorism is terrorism, be
it through suicide bombers or Apache helicopter missiles. The latter
is the terror of the rich while the former is that of the poor. To
accede to one while condemning the other is to anoint Israel while
castigating Palestinians. It is to support the terrorism of the
oppressors while condemning the resistance of the oppressed.

War exists between Palestinians and Israelis, just as it has since
Zionists first arrived in Palestine. One party receives tens of
billions of dollars in financial and military assistance from the
US, not to mention political protection for its actions; the other
must resort to rocks, Molotov cocktails and suicide bombers.
Resistance to occupation will not stop with the death of Sheik
Yassin or with ethnic cleansing of a people. History teaches us that
the occupied will fight to the death for their land and dignity, for
their livelihood and homes. History, from ancient to modern, seems
not to register with the Likud government.

As long as two peoples hate each other, inflicting terrible
suffering, death and destruction onto one another and existing in a
virtual state of war there will be no peace. One group came and took
what did not belong to them; the other is fighting for its existence
and survival. Armageddon to the region might yet arrive like a
thunderous and powerful storm destroying everything in its path if
the same elements continue decimating themselves much longer.

As long as Israel keeps upsetting the karmic forces of the universe
the possibility exists that someday soon it will find itself not
dealing with a suicide bomber but rather a suicide bomber carrying a
nuclear suitcase or backpack. If the state of Israel continues on
its self-destructive path this growing reality will become a self-
serving inevitability. The futility of "separation barriers"
and "security fences" will thus come to light.

Walls of protection and defense are better left to the days of the
Old Testament, not in modern times of missiles and chemical,
biological, and nuclear proclivity. Resistance to occupation can
never be stopped; human nature guarantees it. The days of nuclear
proliferation are upon us, as are the means to unleash vapors of
hellish heat onto Israeli cities and mushroom clouds rising high
into the Holy Land's sky. Sharon would be well advised to think long
and hard of this looming threat before planning his next murder or
act of clandestine ethnic cleansing. The continued and future
existence of his nation might very well hang in the balance.

Source: Israel, A Malignant Tumor Onto The World

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