the beginning of the end for Israel - mad dog style
Before you bedrock Zionists accuse me of anti-semitism, this is not MY prediction but that of Martin van Creveld, professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as quoted in an article by David Hirst and published in the Observer on Sunday September 21, 2003:
'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. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.'According to Hirst, this is not new for Israel. As early as the 1950s Israeli Defense Minister Pinhas Lavon, "'constantly preached for acts of madness' or 'going crazy' if ever Israel were crossed."
Apparently, Israelis still embrace that approach.
Two days of Israeli bombings had killed 47 Lebanese and wounded 103, Health Minister Mohammed Jawad Khalife said. Besides the Israeli civilian, eight Israeli soldiers had also been killed.This is in addition to the Palestinians they killed yesterday.
"Nothing is safe (in Lebanon), as simple as that." [Israeli Brig. Gen. Dan Halutz]Moreover, instead of pointing out the dire consequences of this extraordinary aggression, our nitwit president eggs them on.
"[P]eople need to protect themselves. ***There are terrorists who will blow up innocent people in order to achieve tactical objectives.*** In this case, the objective is to stop the advance of peace." [George Dubya Bush]Doesn't he hear himself speak? ISRAEL IS BLOWING UP INNOCENT PEOPLE in order to achieve tactical objectives!!!
But, Israel doesn't stand unopposed.
Coming from a nation with the capability to wipe Israel off the map - not in words, but in deed - Israel had better take heed.
French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy called Israel's bombardment of Beirut airport "a disproportionate act of war," saying there was a real risk of a regional war.
[In contrast, he] condemned Hizbollah's firing of rockets into northern Israel and the seizure of the soldiers [as] "irresponsible acts."
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[Similarly,] Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced both Israel's attack on Lebanon and its operations against the Palestinian territories.
"This is a disproportionate response to what has happened and if both sides are going to drive each other into a tight corner then I think that all this will develop in a very dramatic and tragic way[.]"
As for the rest of us - we should consider the Israeli general's warning to innocent Lebanese civilians . . .
[You] should understand the situation and draw the proper conclusions if concerned about [your] safety.Because no one is immune from their twisted logic.
Thanks, jc, for the article by Hirst.