"The Jewish people as a whole will be its own Messiah. It will attain world domination by the dissolution of other races...and by the establishment of a world republic in which everywhere the Jews will exercise the privilege of citizenship. In this New World Order the Children of Israel...will furnish all the leaders without encountering opposition..." (Karl Marx in a letter to Baruch Levy, quoted in Review de Paris, June 1, 1928, p. 574)

Thursday, 1 January 2009

The truth about those Hamas rockets

Five years ago, the Bush administration lied about weapons of mass destruction to dupe us into supporting an illegal, immoral invasion of Iraq.

A few days ago, Israel trotted out only an infinitesimally more credible excuse — the Hamas rockets case — as justification for its own murderous shock and awe in Gaza, a long-planned campaign perniciously aimed at ousting a “regime” that came to power via popular, democratic vote.

Yes, such rockets exist, but they’re little more than slingshots against Israel’s incredible military might, and they’re used out of desperation by Palestinians who’ve never been accorded the democratic space within which to gain redress of their eminently just grievances.

Israeli apologists have presented absurd propaganda about those devices.

We’ve been asked, for instance, what would we do if rockets were being launched on our homes in New York or Texas, from Canada or Mexico?

The proper answer is that, if those two nations had been unlawfully occupied or embargoed by the United States for 60 years of relentless oppression and repression, and if all attempts at peaceful change had been forcefully prevented or scuttled by the U.S., then such attacks would be an understandable, indeed a justifiable attempt at gaining intolerably deferred liberty.

Our appropriate response wouldn’t be to bomb the hell out of the nearest Canadian or Mexican city, but to collectively look into mirrors and earnestly ask ourselves, “What have we done wrong to incur their wrath?”

And then act to correct the situation.

Conscientious Israelis acknowledge that the Hamas rockets rationale is fraudulent. For instance, Jerusalem Post writer Larry Derfner has noted, “We don’t want to see how people in Gaza are living, we block it out of our minds — which, I suppose, is natural for a society at war, but which also keeps that war going longer than it might if we would recognize that Gaza is getting so much the worst of it.

“The [Palestinian] Kassam [rockets] have terrorized the 25,000 people in Sderot and its environs, but have caused very, very few deaths or serious wounds. By contrast, Israel has terrorized 1.5 million Gazans, locked them inside their awfully narrow borders, throttled their economy, and killed and seriously wounded thousands of them . . .

“This is crazy. Israel is the superpower of the Middle East, but because we still think we’re the Jews of Europe in the 1930s, or the Israelites under Pharaoh, we spend a lot more time fighting our enemies than we might if we looked at the whole picture, not just our half of it . . .”

As Gazan hospitals and morgues fill beyond capacity because of an ongoing air assault that cruelly began at precisely the hour when countless children were heading home from school, we’re expected to believe that small craters mostly in empty Israeli fields constitute this terrible episode’s chief sin.

Bugs bothered by sporadically impacting, glorified fireworks cobbled together in backyard garages are ludicrously supposed to be the primary problem, not human limbs and lives shattered by the most destructive weapons that military science can produce!

At any point during the past six decades, Israel could have had peace, simply by assenting to the great moral imperative of our time, namely the Palestinians’ right to their own, unitary, sovereign homeland.

Something which Israel continues to resist tooth and nail.

Two years ago, in Southern Lebanon, Israel engaged in similar bombings in civilian areas. Then, too, it maintained that only “terrorist” targets were being hit. As impartial observers finally ascertained the truth, clear evidence of enormous civilian carnage surfaced.

The Israeli leadership lied then, and it’s lying now.

There’s a veritable holocaust occurring in densely packed Gaza. Think Guernica, or the Warsaw Ghetto, with all the searing irony that comparison involves.

Apart from being an ethical travesty offending all decent hearts, it’s an unpardonable outrage to especially Arab/Islamic peoples around the world.

Witness the angry demonstrations in cities across the planet.

It takes no extraordinary analytical prowess to appreciate that, when the White House ridiculously blames what’s currently happening on “thugs” in Gaza, and when moderate Arab states adopt an accommodationist position pleasing the U.S. and Israel, a profound Arab/Islamic radicalization billows and swells.

New Osama bin Ladens are being born as innocents in Gaza are getting ripped to death by American-made Hellfire missiles, dispatched toward fleshly targets by Israeli pilots.

In fact, the almost certain, counterproductive outcome of Israel’s action makes us necessarily suspect that secret motives mistakenly judged by Tel Aviv to be worth the risk are actually at play.

Three possibilities spring immediately to mind:

1) Obscenely using de facto genocide to give the present Israeli government a “tough” image before upcoming national elections.

2) Roping Barack Obama into a harder pro-Israeli stance than Tel Aviv fears he’d otherwise take.

3) Creating a manipulated, intensely propagandized situation that would enable a desired Israeli attack on Iran.

Whatever the most deeply hidden reality, Israel’s gargantuan crime must be universally condemned in the strongest possible terms . . . and halted at once!

Dennis Rahkonen of Superior, Wisconsin, has been writing progressive commentary with a Heartland perspective for various outlets since the ’60s.

Dennis Rahkonen
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Rockets Land Near Toddler's School

Jews Are Angry

A Palestinian rocket exploded Monday next to a day care center crowded with toddlers in southern Israel, sparking anger and panic in the frequently targeted town of Sderot.

Olmert Promises Revenge On All Of Gaza

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged to provide "better security for the residents," indicating he would step up the Israeli offensive against Palestinian militants.

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Israelis Posing As Arab 'Rocketeers'

Is That A Blue Eyed Israeli Behind Those Foster Grants?

Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for launching seven rockets at Sderot. Hamas, the larger Islamic group that rules Gaza, was bracing for retaliation.

Talk About Silly Propaganda

To begin with two towers could cover the Gaza 'Rocket launch zone', but you need to look at the logistics to see the absurdity. Rockets don't use gunpowder, they need a special fuel, and that requires special chemicals.

Love The Foster Grants

This fool forgot to take off his necklace.

Arab Toddler

Awful scary.

The Picture Was Taken In Israel

They forgot one guy had an IDF uniform on, and a Star Of David window grill.

It Would Be Comical If Not For The Consequences

These crazy Israelis have killed 3,000 Arabs in the last four years. Last week they shot five 10, and 11, year old kids with a tank. The poor Arabs are walking targets now.

The absurdity of the " Quassam Rockets "

Israel claims that Palestinians in Gaza have " Secret launch sites "

and can hit targets eight miles away

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Sderot is claimed to be under missile attack from Gaza

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The site explains the absurdity of the story. We look at the technical requirements of rockets, their motors , guidance system and fuels.

How a rocket works

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A rocket engine requires three separate fuels

Rockets are complicated to build and operate

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Rockets run off a special fuel

Rockets use "composite-propellant" motors that use a high-energy propellant formulation; very similar to the type of propellant used in the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) of the Space Shuttle.

You need a guidance system of some sort

A missile of any sort that flies over 1/2 mile needs a - laser - or radar - or GPS or - launcher

Electronic gyros

Azimuth launcher to set trajectory.

Laser targeting device

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wpe108.jpg (13954 bytes) There has to be an explosive payload

Israel claims they carry explosives but as this picture shows they are empty pipes.

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There has to be a nozzle assembly to channel the thrust

The psychology of it - Israel wants to paint Arabs as diabolical murderers and they use these silly rocket stories to make a point.

A real terrorist would plant simple bomb on a settler's only road or hit a Tel Aviv restaurant.

Israel's attempt at propaganda is laughable

In an effort to dramatize the rockets they give this one five separate mini engines

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IDF ( Disguised as Arabs )

Parades with Mini Rockets IDF posing for cameras
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Israel fabricates these rockets like they fabricate terrorists

See also:

The Rockets of Hunger and Israeli Propaganda




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