By: Syed Ali Hameed
Israeli terrorism has massacred more than 800 hundred Palestinians including 100’s of infants and women that has raised an atmosphere of rage and anger against Israel worldwide especially in Muslim community. In the days following the ceasefire, the BBC reported that more than 400,000 Gazans were left without running water. The BBC further reported that 4000 homes had been ruined, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless.
It’s the matter of fact that 1.25 to 1.84 billion Muslims are unable to protect their old sacred countries and believes… World super powers are simply ignoring or doing nothing but just passing the “Friendly Resolutions” that have no impact on Israeli leaders.
I wonder how such a small country with a small population could be an “indifferent” to world and its attitude. Yet it is not abstract philosophical problem to understand.
Let us analyze some important factors here.
America’s unconditional economic and moral support and patronage is not the only factor which is making Israel strong but the attitude and ignorance of Muslim Ummah and leaders is another major push to strengthen Israel.
The attitude of Pakistani government has been pathetic and shameful during this Genocide of Palestinians though we did pass some formal “Official Statements” and our people raised some voices in different cities. But at the same time our so called democratic government was busy in bestowing the Americans with highest civil honors against the Nation’s sentiments probably for their efforts in removing general Musharraf and bringing PPP into the game, as PM Gillani said. Or for U.S. diplomat’s part in negotiating with Pakistani military to allow Zardari to become president, wash his criminal record and –most importantly- ensure that he receives millions of dollars in unexplained wealth deposited in bank accounts abroad.
Irrespective of the hilariously shameful attitude of Muslim leaders, the world seems afraid of Israel as it is answerable to none and it proves him right when a former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, says:
‘Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial.’
And Prime Minister Golda Meir betrayed the same Zionist arrogance:
‘This country exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy.’
Former Israel Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, said in an uncensored version of his memoirs, published in the New York Times on 23 October 23rd, 1979:
‘We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question ~ What is to be done with the Palestinian population?’ Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said “Drive them out!’
We will have to identify the source of such a pride and power. America, the “Harbinger” of Peace has always been supporting Israel no matter what it does to Palestinians or to the rest of Muslim world. US always had a dual and hypocritical policy towards those countries where it seeks its benefits. And if we observe it is the US that has made Israel such an unstoppable monster.
Let us observe how come Israel has become this much stronger.
According to 2007 figures, the United States government gave more than $6.8 million to wealthy Israel every day while to the desperate and devastated Palestinians of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank they gave just $300,000.
US military ‘aid’ to Israel increased by more than a quarter to an average $3 billion a year in 2007 – a figure guaranteed for ten years. This and other support makes Israel the biggest recipient of United States foreign military funding since the Second World War.
The United States is also Israel’s biggest supplier of fighter planes, weapons and other military technology. As a result, Israel has the world’s largest F-16 fleet outside the US Air Force. In their book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt wrote:
‘Since the October War in 1973, Washington has provided Israel with a level of support dwarfing the amounts provided to any other state. It has been the largest annual recipient of direct U.S. economic and military assistance since 1976 and the largest total recipient since World War ll. Total direct U.S. aid to Israel amounts to well over $140 billion in 2003 dollars.
Israel receives about $3 billion in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America’s entire foreign aid budget. In per capita terms, the United States gives each Israeli a direct subsidy worth about $500 per year. This largesse is especially striking when one realizes that Israel is now a wealthy industrial state with a per capita income roughly equal to South Korea or Spain.’
Imagine if Iran or anyone else outside Israel and the United States was doing what the Israeli military is doing in Gaza. There would be global condemnation, not least from Israel and the United States, resolutions passed in the UN Security Council fiercely attacking the country involved and talk of the need for sanctions or military intervention to ‘save the innocent’.
One writer recently described conditions in Gaza:
‘ … Israel nails shut the coffin that is Gaza under a siege that has lasted nearly three years, steadily intensifying so that malnutrition rates rival those of sub-Saharan Africa, sewage runs raw in the streets and pollutes the ocean, homes are still being bulldozed to super-add collective punishment upon collective punishment; men, women and children are still being sniped at and killed; children are deafened by continuing sonic booms, the vast majority of them suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome, and many of that majority have no ambition other than becoming “martyrs” …’
In addition for your information, A sonic boom is the thunder-like noise resembling an aerial bomb a person on the ground hears when an aircraft flies overhead faster than the speed of sound. Sonic booms are measured in pounds per square foot of overpressure. Overpressure over 2 to 5 pounds can likely cause structural damage, like broken windows. The low-flying Israeli war planes have done just that in Gaza in recent weeks. If over-flights are low enough it is conceivable for damage to be done to the eardrums of infants.
And it’s a whole lot worse now.
How can anyone inflict such a lack of mercy on an entire people? The question can only be answered when we understand that Zionist extremists really do believe they are God’s Chosen People and that therefore the Palestinians are little more than cattle.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, then Israeli Foreign Minister, confirmed in 1998 what the plan really was for the Palestinians:
‘It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonization, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands.’
‘Mr. Change’ has come to ‘power’ now. Barrack Obama has packed his ‘new’ administration with Zionists like Rahm Emanuel, his White House Chief of Staff.
Emanuel’s father, Benjamin, is a Zionist extremist who was a member of the Irgun terrorist group in Palestine and we can clearly expect the Obama administration to be balanced and fair on its Israel/Palestinian policy. No wonder Obama has kept quiet on the Israeli bombing of Gaza.
Obama speaks out on Gaza crisis:
‘Hey, I got nothin’ to say, I got the chance of a par here … ask my Chief of Staff, he’s a rabid Zionist and his dad helped bomb Israel into existence. He’ll know what’s goin’ on.’
The Obama government is going to be slavishly pro-Israel because he needed the sanction of the truly massive Zionist lobby in the United States to secure the presidency. His vice-president, Joe Biden, is a long-time bag-carrier for Israel. He said on Israeli television:
‘I am a Zionist ~ you don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist’.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is another Israel puppet who pledged to ‘obliterate’ Iran if it launched a nuclear attack on God’s chosen country.
Would she say she would obliterate Israel if it launched a nuclear attack on Iran? No way. In such a time of crisis there is need of Ummah’s renaissance of unity. Either we should wake up and start recognizing our friends or enemies or we would wipe away altogether.
May Allah give Hidaya to whole humanity and make our word a better place to live in. Amen.
‘When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it–always.’ ~ Mahatma Gandhi
(This article was written two months ago.)
Resources: wikipedia.org, google.com, bbc.com.