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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Israel wants to reserve the right to start WW3

 Unfortunately while US generals are espousing the insanity of an Israeli strike on Iran, Bibi is only looking forward to the US presidential election period when no presidential challenger or incumbent wants to be seen as weak on foreign policy. It is also becoming increasingly clear to military analysts that Israel cannot carry out this mission alone. This does not bode well for Iran's client Hezbollah who are likely to bear the brunt of a proxy war. This would be a cowardly act but a much more palatable option for the war hungry Knesset. Israel has failed to learn from its last disastrous foray into the region. It should be aware that despite all their hype using AIPAC and their media cronies on Fox News the greatest threat to the dysfunctional apartheid is the ubiquity of Al-Jazeera, RT and other critical outlets with mass audiences not just in the middle east but across the world.
   Iran's new alliance with Pakistan and Afghanistan as symbolised by Ahmadinejad's
recent 3 party meeting's also signal a greater solidarity between the regional military
powers. Furthermore,Turkey has broken free from it's shackles of European aspiration
and will no stand idly by as their population see the injustice in Gaza as a source of
humiliation for the Muslim world. America should be a greater friend to Israel by
highlighting it's flaws rather than just being it's banker.
 There is increasing scepticism about Israel's unchallenged assertions that they have 300 nuclear warheads.Their policy of nuclear ambiguity has been shattered and is coming under closer analysis given the rising influence of Russia and China. These two superstates have shown with their veto against syrian action that they will not follow America's Israeli led march to war. There is also an increasing hate for the personality of Benjamin Netanyahu as was shown by the exchange between Sarkozy and Obama caught on tape when they though they were off-mic. Our prayer is that his diplomatic failures so hated by President Clinton, do not lead civilisation to war.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Why Israel Won't Attack Iran

Iran, Netanayhu's endless hobby horse. For Bibi Its been a personal obsession that has clouded his judgement for far too long. Firstly Netanyahu has been warning of Iran's capacity to acquire nuclear weapons ' within the next 2-3 years ' for the last 20 years. So the current ratcheting of rhetoric is no surprise in light of the soon to be released IAEA report. When Israel has attacked it's neighbour's nuclear facilities (Iraq's in 1982) it has never preannounced it to the world. To do so would be a military mistake matched only by the disastrous Gaza massacre of 2009 which was televised round the clock to over a billion muslims. Any attack on Iran would not be sanctioned by the US intelligence community who have gone out of their way to tame by making public the nature of Israel's exaggerated claims. An attack on Iran would send the price of oil and gas rocketing and tip the already shaky world economy into depression. Military analysis of a conventional airstrike on Iran's nuclear facilities by computer simulation have shown that they are likely to be ineffective however there is a risk of radiation which could affect Saudi Arabia and Israel itself. The political situation in Syria and Iran do not lend themselves to a foreign power emboldening the incumbents Ahmadinejad and Assad. These protaganists would see a declaration of war as a welcome exit strategy from their domestic woes. Furthermore the Arab Spring has made the position of other muslim countries in the region less predictable. Rulers in countries such as Pakistan and Turkey can no longer afford to ignore the will of their people. The latter point is made more pertinent by the Iraq debacle and the now famous concoction of proof for WMD's. The rise of a resource hungry China and the resultant decline of America's status as the world's only superpower means that Israel no longer has the carte blanche it once did to act with petulant impunity. Furthermore Iran has the capacity to strike back with their investment in rocket technology. Though they are no match for Israel's military might, their allies in south Lebanon and Syria have given them a geo-political bargaining chip. Their is also no evidence of support for a strike from the increasing divided jewish lobby outside Israel. Israel has derived it's might from domination of the US political system which ensures that it receives close to $6 billion in aid from the USA. While a politically savvy African-American president knows better than to cross the israel lobby he will also be mindful that there is growing unease at the amount of foreign aid being doled out abroad when money is tight at home. There are also increasing grassroot movements that are voicing concerns about special interests and how the tiny state of israel manages to receive more in foreign aid than the entire poverty stricken continent of Africa. Ultimately Israel is no more likely to attack Iran than vice-versa. Why? Because these two counries need eachother. The ability to attack Israel for Iran is their best defense against a superpower from making a predatory move on it's resource rich state and for Israel 'the imminent threat' ensures the lucrative $ 6billion dollar every year of foreign aid. Ehud Barak recently mentioned in an interview with the BBC that they don't get to choose their neighbours if they did they would choose Canada. The irony being is that they did choose their neighbours in 1948 and financially the constant antagonism serves them all too well.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Why this stupidity?

It's difficult to gauge what was going through the mind's of the Israeli high command when they gave the order to storm a Turkish peace vessel bound for Gaza. Firstly Turkey is not a little country that Israel can afford to slap around in the international arena. Israel has lost it's most powerful ally in the middle east and possibly has turned it into an enemy. The Turks are a proud nation and increasingly democratic. If the Ak Party does not take strong action the Turkish population will force their hand.
Turkey has taken the unprecedented step of calling the raid in international waters 'state sponsored terrorism'. This has not only increased their standing in the Middle East but has complicated America's position as an ally of both countries. So what was Netanyahu thinking? Perhaps he was wanting to divert attention from the recent allegations that Israeli soldiers have been subjecting Palestinian minors to sexual abuse. Or the other recent allegation that Israel supplied the apartheid regime of South Africa with nuclear technology. Another theory is that for Netanyahu to survive politically it needs an antagonist such as Hamas to justify America giving $3 billion annually as foreign aid to Israel. The timing, a day before a meeting with President Obama and given Hamas's waning popularity of late seems to me at least to be a pitch for increase aid. Netanyahu is almost blackmailing the American administration by showing how easily it can bring the region to the brink of war. In this respect it is very similar to the policies of North Korea and it's calculated sinking of a South Korean vessel. Whatever the calculation, bartering for concessions with violence is a dangerous recipe for war.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

How Many Mossad agents does it take topple a Government?


Apparently just over eighteen. It seems Netanyahu is back to his old tricks conjuring up once again the throwback political strategies of the seventies. As if the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza streamed live to a global audience wasn't enough
to enrage the world it seems the decision makers in the Israeli government are determined to push the envelope. This is not chutzpah it's just shear stupidity and a fundamental failure to realize that the modern age requires new politics. whichever way you try to look at it this disastrous assassination attempt, coupled with the Gaza massacre, have doubtless jeopardized Israel's future. Why? Because times have changed. For every Israeli advocate there are many more that would argue against their disdain for international law not merely from entrenched partisan positions but because their actions are so morally reprehensible. Given an increasingly educated and angry Muslim demographic (this includes powerful states such as Turkey and Pakistan) Israel can no longer rely on American largess to clean up their dirty work.
Any future Israeli PM must have Rabin's vision to understand that peace is not just desirable but vital for Israel to survive. This anachronistic obfuscation of the peace process cannot continue in an age where information is viral and emotive
videos are infectious. The reason why Netanyahu and his predictable policies belong in the past is that stupidity is never ambiguous- It's just stupid.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Netanyahu becomes PM on the back of Livni's butchery


One wonders what the Israeli electorate were thinking after Kadima a supposed centrist party committed one of the most brutal genocides this century, they have chosen a Prime Minister who believes that Livni did not go far enough. Drunk on the power of getting away with the murder of innocent civilians in what has rightly been dubbed the world's largest open air prison we are left with a very right wing government. Whereas in the past comparisons with the Warsaw ghettos strayed into the realm of hyperbole they now don't do justice to the horrific situation on the ground in Gaza. Helped again by the Israel Lobby this gross violation of human rights raised very few eyebrows in congress and was redacted from the American narrative of history courtesy of the lack of coverage by the American media networks. Netanyahu is one of the few politicians who doesn't believe in a two state solution. Netanyahu having already failed to address the possible 'Iranian threat' when he was in power ten years ago feels that the time is right to return to this old hobby horse. The reality is that Iran has most likely past the threshold of being able to destroy Israel through biological and chemical means if not through nuclear means. As a christian it deeply concerns me that the holy land has fallen into such unholy hands. As Christians we must take some of the blame . The Zionist Lobby within the Christian networks is now preaching the false
gospel of dispensationalism and denying the fact that Our Lord crucified the racial element when he died on the cross. This has led to many Christians being deceived and horrendous policies which sees up to $3billion dollars being transferred to Israel
on an annual basis from the US. This money of course is accompanied with 22 billion dollars worth
of loan guarantees even in these times of financial austerity. This money could be used to foster peace or help prevent the deaths of 30,000 Africans dying everyday from preventable diseases. To make matters worse Netanyahu has chosen the uber-right wing Avigdor Lieberman as his foreign minister. As is the tradition that most Israeli ministers are mired by scandal, Lieberman has been quick off the mark even by Israeli standards. one can only pray that this apartheid government collapses under its own weight of gross inequality and we return to the sanity and desire for middle east peace.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Netanyahu Biography

Binyamin Netanyahu was born on the 21st of October 1949. He commonly anglicizes his name to Benjamin Netanyahu for the foreign media but is most
popularly known by his supporters simply as 'Bibi'. He is of Russian Jewish heritage and moved to the United States as a teenager. He completed his studies
in political science at Harvard and MIT. He served for five years in the Israeli army attaining the rank of captain in 1972. He completed his studies in
political science at Harvard and MIT. It could be said that his political destiny was forged when his brother Yonatan became a national hero as he lost his life
during a military raid in Entebbe. Idi amin had taken a group of Israelis hostage and though the Israeli military intervention was successful Yonatan was killed.
Netanyahu has been married three times he has one daughter from his first marriage and currently lives with his wife Sara and their two sons.
Netanyahu's first stint as Prime Minister between 6/1996 and 7/1999 ushered in a new age of Israeli politics. He was the youngest person to have attained
this post and was much criticised for his American style sound bite electioneering. As TV viewers looked on to what seemed to be certain loss according to
the ever faithful exit polls 'Bibi' came up trumps against Peres (who it seemed was not going to give up his Tag as Israel's perennial Premiership loser
easily). He showed his political naivity by antagonising Clinton privately and leading to the now famous outburst by the then white house spokesman Joe
Lockhart who described him as "one of the most obnoxious individuals you're going to come into - just a liar and a cheat. He could open his mouth and you
could have no confidence that anything that came out of it was the truth." His premiership in 1999 ended largely in failure as he failed to revive the economy
and some land concessions to the Palestinians in Hebron that had been forced out Netanyahu was mired of him left him unpopular with his core right wing
base. Barak's job of beating him at the polls was made all the more easy because Netanyahu was mired in corruption and womanising scandals. For a while
Netanyahu was in the semi-retired from politics always playing second fiddle to Sharon as the darling of the right. With Sharon's political passing, Netanyahu
as head of Likud once again came to power using 'Obamaesque' campaigning methods. His election as Prime Minister for the second time in March 2009
has been widely seen as a backward step for all those who seek peace in the Middle East. He is seen largely as an agent of obfuscation as opposed to
Obama's dynamic aspirations for change in the area. He has distanced himself from the core land for peace premise and appointed an ultra right wing as
Foreign Minister in Avigdor Lieberman.

How to Contact Binyamin Netanyahu

You Can Contact Benjamin Netanyahu through his official site
http://www.netanyahu.com

Wednesday, 17 December 2008