A Special Relationship Born in Hell

The United States should cut all ties with war criminal Israel


If you want to understand what the “special relationship” between Israel and the United States really means consider the fact that Israeli Army snipers shot dead seventeen unarmed and largely peaceful Gazan demonstrators on Good Friday without a squeak coming out of the White House or State Department. Some of the protesters were shot in the back while running away, while another 1,000 Palestinians were wounded, an estimated 750 by gunfire, the remainder injured by rubber bullets and tear gas.

The offense committed by the Gazan protesters that has earned them a death sentence was coming too close to the Israeli containment fence that has turned the Gaza strip into the world’s largest outdoor prison. President Donald Trump’s chief Middle East negotiator David Greenblatt described the protest as “a hostile march on the Israel-Gaza border…inciting violence against Israel.” And Nikki Haley at the U.N. has also used the U.S. veto to block any independent inquiry into the violence, demonstrating once again that the White House team is little more than Israel’s echo chamber. America’s enabling of the brutal reality that is today’s Israel makes it fully complicit in the war crimes carried out against the helpless and hapless Palestinian people.

So where was the outrage in the American media about the massacre of civilians? Characteristically, Israel portrays itself as somehow a victim and the U.S. media, when it bothers to report about dead Palestinians at all, picks up on that line. The Jewish State is portrayed as always endangered and struggling to survive even though it is the nuclear armed regional superpower that is only threatened because of its own criminal behavior. And even when it commits what are indisputable war crimes like the use of lethal force against an unarmed civilian population, the Jewish Lobby and its media accomplices are quick to take up the victimhood refrain.

Last week, the Israeli government described the protests an “an organized terrorist operation” while Gazans are dehumanized by claims that they act under the direction of evil Hamas to dig tunnels and rain down bottle rockets on hapless Israeli civilians. The reality is, however, quite different. It is the Gazans who have been subjected to murderous periodic incursions by the Israeli army, a procedure that Israel refers to as “mowing the grass,” a brutal exercise intended to keep the Palestinians terrified and docile.

The story of what happened in Gaza on Friday had largely disappeared from the U.S. media by Sunday. On Saturday, The New York Times reported the most recent violence this way: “…some began hurling stones, tossing Molotov cocktails and rolling burning tires at the fence, the Israelis responded with tear gas and gunfire.” Get it? The Palestinians started it all, according to Israeli sources, by throwing things at the fence and forcing the poor victimized Israeli soldiers to respond with gunfire, presumably as self-defense. The Times also repeated Israel’s uncorroborated claims that there were gunmen active on the Gazan side, but given the disparity in numbers killed and injured – zero on the Israeli side of the fence – the Palestinian shooters must have been using blanks. Or they never existed at all.

The Israelis reportedly also responded to “suspicious figures” on the Gazan side with rounds from tanks, killing, among others, a farmer far from the demonstrations who was working his field. Israeli warplanes and helicopters also joined in the fun, attacking targets on the Palestinian side. Drones flew over the demonstrators, spraying tear gas down on them. One recalls that the major Israeli assault on Gaza in 2014 included vignettes of Israeli families picnicking on the high ground overlooking the assault, enjoying the spectacle while observing the light-and-sound show that accompanied the carnage. At that time, more than 2,000 Gazans were killed and nearly 11,000 were wounded, including 3,374 children, of whom over 1,000 were permanently disabled.. If the current slaughter in Gaza continues, it would be a shame to forego the entertainment value of a good massacre right on one’s doorstep.

The reliably neocon Washington Post also framed the conflict as if Israel were behaving in a restrained fashion, leading off in its coverage with “Israel’s military warned Saturday it will step up its response to violence on the Gaza border if it continues…” You see, it’s the unarmed Palestinians who are creating the “violence.” Israel is the victim acting in self-defense.

The newspaper coverage was supplemented by television accounts of what had taken place. ABC News described “violent clashes,” implying that two somewhat equal sides were engaged in the fighting, even though the lethal force was only employed by Israel against an unarmed civilian population.

The backstory to the killing is what should disturb every American citizen. When it comes to disregard for United States national sovereignty and interests, the Israelis and their amen chorus in Washington have dug a deep, dark hole and the U.S. Congress and White House have obligingly jumped right in.

Since June 8, 1967, when the Israelis massacred the crew of the U.S.S. Liberty, Israel has realized it could do whatever it wants, whenever it wants, wherever it wants, any time it wants, to anybody…including American servicemen, and the U.S. would do nothing.

Let me speak plainly. The existence of many good Israelis to who oppose their own government’s policies notwithstanding, the current Israel is an evil place that Americans should be condemning, not praising. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not be receiving 29 standing ovations from Congress. He should be rotting in jail.

Israel’s shoot-to-kill policy and dehumanization of the Palestinian people is nothing to be proud of. That the United States is giving this band of racist war criminals billions of dollars every year is a travesty. That the reputation of America has been besmirched worldwide because of its reflexive support of anything and everything that this rogue regime does is a national disgrace.

Gazans are demonstrating in part because they are starving. They have no clean drinking water because Israel has destroyed the purification plants as part of a deliberate policy to make life in the Strip so miserable that everyone will leave or die in place. And even leaving is problematical as Israel controls the border and will not let Palestinians enter or depart. It also controls the Mediterranean Sea access to Gaza. Fisherman go out a short distance from the shore to bring in a meager catch. If they go any farther they are shot dead by the Israeli Navy.

Hospitals, schools and power stations in Gaza are routinely bombed in Israel’s frequent reprisal actions against what Netanyahu chooses to describe as aggressive moves by Hamas. Such claims are bogus as Israel enjoys a monopoly of force and is never hesitant to use it.

Over in the other Palestinian enclave the West Bank, or what remains of it, the story is the same. Brutal heavily armed Israeli settlers rampage, poisoning Palestinian water, maiming and killing their livestock and even murdering local residents. Children throw stones or slap a soldier and wind up in Israeli prisons. The settlers are backed up by the army and paramilitary police who also shoot first. The Israeli military courts, who have jurisdiction over the occupied West Bank, rarely convict a Jew when an Arab is killed or beaten.

And here in America a bought-and-paid-for Congress continues to do its bit. Last week President Trump signed the so-called Taylor Force Act, part of the marathon spending bill, which will cut aid going to the Palestinian Authority while also increasing the money going to Israel.

Back in January, Congress had also cut the funding going to support Palestinians who are still living in U.N. run refugee camps in spite of resolutions demanding that they should be allowed to return to their homes, now occupied by Israeli Jews. During the perfunctory debate on the measure, Congressmen were lied to by pro-Israel lobbyists who claimed that Arabs are terrorism supporters and use the money to attack Israelis.

I could go on and on, but the message should be clear to every American. There is no net gain for the United States in continuing the lopsided and essentially immoral relationship with the self-styled Jewish State. There is no enhancement of American national security, quite the contrary, and there remains only the sad realization that the blood of many innocent people is, to a considerable extent, on our hands. This horror must end.

Sourced from the Unz Review 

12 thoughts to “A Special Relationship Born in Hell”

  1. Thank you Philip Giraldi and Darkmoon.

    Referring to this blood bath as “clashes”, “riots”, or confrontation is wrong and misleading. The Palestinians were behind a perimeter fence separated by 700 meters of buffer zone then another perimeter fence. The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) were not directly in confrontation with anyone!! Those civilians were being shot by snipers over 700 meters away, even a stone thrown would not reach the IOF. The Israelis were not in direct danger, they were NOT DEFENDING THEMSELVES. Protester were armed only with the Palestinian flag and they were met with murderous force. The Israeli plan was to ensure next generation of Palestinians are grown up to be scared coward who would just live in concentration camp of Gaza and never cause any problem for Nazisrael

  2. It is silly for Israeli leaders to argue that 15 Hamas members were among the protesters. So what if they were? They are unarmed protesters not constituting threat to the IOF. How does Israel know who is Hamas and who is not if you are in civilian clothes? After all, it was Israel who did create Hamas. Believe it or not Israel did fund Hamas during its earlier period when it would not have survived without external funds. Israel did that with the hope of encouraging division in the Palestinian ranks and perhaps get the Palestinians to fight one another instead of causing problems for Israel or other Arab countries. Israel also sought to strengthen Hamas to counter-balance the PLO . Truth is, Israel has created Hamas and now Israel call them terrorists because they won’t do your bidding.

  3. Excellent Article……! It echoes a perspective I debate on a regular basis. ALL aid to Israel needs to end today.

    Moreover, all Jews need to be sent to Israel to live. History is filled with facts when countries banished Jews and exiled them….and then the host nations began an immediate renaissance …. Jews are parasites, period.

  4. I have not posted a comment for several months, but I feel compelled for this very story. I explained in my last comment why a posted, many of you, took great offense in my language of the use of “monsters.” As you see in the above story, you can’t refer to beings that shoot children and people in the back as “humans.” These people that can indiscriminately kill, like the state of Israel, are just monsters.

    The evil that permeates our Earth, is not an evil of spirit. It is an evil of hatred, bigotry and power. But I will also include all those people that just idly live in their countries and continue to vote for the same evil political parties that continue supporting the vile monstrosity that is being waged around the world. That is the evil of indifference.

    If you vote for any party in your country, that supports Israel, you can consider yourself a monster. The Anglo/Jewish elite are slowly destroying the very fabric of what separates us and the savage animals in nature. Hiding behind excuses like, “I didn’t do anything”, but yet vote for monsters to do evil, makes you a monster too, and a coward. The problem of Israel, a corrupt elite, the tyranny of an Imperial USA, are not problems just for politicians. It is a problem we all must deal with, these are problems of community, society, of humanity.

    I understand that this website may be closing down soon. So I would like to say few words to those involved in this website:

    – I have read this website for some years, I believe the administrators have genuinely tried to provide a broad and open palette of topics while accommodating open discussion. Although there have been times I strongly disagreed with this site’s editorial, it was non-the-less still much appreciated. I will be sorry to see you go.

    – To many of you readers who’ve taken exception to my comments, especially my antagonistic writings of the Anglo world, you have only shown your ignorance and shameful disregard to humanity, all to just protect yourself from your own bigotry and indifference, all so you can comfort yourselves and feel entitled to your corrupt decadent socio-economies, lustily feed by stealing from the poorer nations.

    – To the rest, especially those of you on the Administration team, that have shared in my thoughts and returned kind words of support, remember this: this world needs you, fight the evil, fight the monsters. Our world is run by evil monsters, and supported by soulless acolytes and foolish brainwashed cowards. It is up to you, us, to expose these horrible people for what they are; monsters and their self-serving quislings.

    Remember this everyone, if you chose to live in society, any society, then you have an obligation to live sociably with every one else. Society does not mean, just your neighborhood, or city or country, it means on this planet. If you turn your eyes from the evil that is done by your country, you are not blameless, you are guilty for supporting it. Yes we all have blood on our hands to one degree or another. Whether it is because you have voted poorly, or just ignored what has been going on, we are to blame. It is acts like these that make wars of horror.

    If you want a better world, then stop giving the monsters power. You know who they all are. If you want peace, stop voting and supporting and pretending you know nothing of the very monsters that are destroying our world.

    I wish you all the best at Darkmoon. You have tried. At least that. This place may have been Darkmoon, but it was also a place of light, adversity to evil.

    Take care.

  5. The wind is blowing the tyre smoke into the faces of the Zionist occupational forces, Divine intervention.

  6. Zionist entity ” defense ” minister claims on official entity radio station, ” There are NO innocent people in Gaza ”
    In a civilized country such a man would not continue in power.
    Zionism must be Removed.
    All help should be given to Resistance.

  7. Would someone kindly do a link ( I am unable ) to a certain video doing rounds on the news, it shows The ZOF shooting a Palestinian in the head, they video the murder themselves, laughing and wooping, I first saw it on ” The Times of Israel ” , even some Zionist think it’s in bad taste, but as usual the ZOF murderous actions shall be investigated by the ZOF, this clip really ought to be pushed on the net, to shine a light, please do.

  8. The Russian press is running anti Zionist entity stories at a pace, their usually guarded criticism has moved to outright.
    The Zionist attack on the T4 base ( where Russians are housed ) came without the warnings that where an agreement between the country’s in regards to Syria, the Zionist chose to tell Washington only, the agreement between Putin and Nuttyyahoo has been broken.

  9. Interesting that the Russian media are taking a stronger line against Israel. How sad that now in the USA if you criticize Israel you can be charged with hate speech. Congress has no excuse. It is a blatant denial of free speech.

    I await the day when some prominent political figure comes out and says what we all know, that the USA is under the thumb of Israel and its Lobby.

    The longer this goes on the greater will be the backlash. I don’t ever want to see violence but a shaming of Israel and some truths about the role of Jews in the 20th century would be a start.

  10. The Israel Lobby is behind the plans for air strikes against Syria. We may be seeing the start of WW3.

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