Tue May 9th, 2023 at 09:32:59 AM EST
Quite likely my very last diary written here @EuroTrib, however I couldn't keep silent on a topic close to my heart and value of principles worth living for. This blog specifically has a history of bloggers where views and news on the I-P conflict were kept in balance.
For a number of years and especially recently during the Trump administration and the idiotic pro-Israel stance and damn the Palestinians, Europeans began to turn after the wicked Abraham "Economic" Accords. About the same level of wisdom as Trump/Pompeo sitting at the table with top Taliban terrorists in Doha trumpeting retreat from Afghanistan, admitting a disgraceful defeat in the graveyard of empires. Notch up another failed empire, leaving the civilian population, especially girls and women in a Medieval hell, worst on Earth. America turns its back just to head towards Poland and the Baltics to continue their war on another front. Afghanistan is eft to the region as the neighbouring states will have to deal with these ramifications.
Joe may you receive your reward in the next life you believe in. Joe you are morally corrupt like most who have a role in political power for way too long. Vladimir Putin 1998 - present - Joe Biden 1982 - present.
17 Palestinian children in Gaza dead after Israeli military offensive | Save the Children - Sept 28, 2022 |
Israeli air assault murdered 12 Gazans, including mothers and five children | Tikun Olam |
One note: Yossi Melman doesn't care about the suffering of the Palestinians. He's only interested in the interests of Israel and its citizens. But at least his pragmatic approach is better than the alternative: war crimes, endless blood and suffering
Targeted assassinations: a bankrupt strategy
For years, I've written here about Israel's targeted assassination strategy, which it has pursued since the founding of the state in 1948. Ronen Bergman estimates that the Mossad has murdered 3,000 "enemies" of Israel, many but not all, Palestinian.
But in quasi-Solomonic fashion, Israeli High Court only gave the IDF 7/8 of the loaf. The government had maintained, in consonance with true U.S. neocon legal reasoning that Palestinian "terrorists" were "enemy combatants" and therefore not protected by international law.
In most cases, it's made no appreciable difference to the groups whose leaders were murdered. In some cases, the figure who succeeded the victim was a more ferocious and formidable enemy, such as Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah, who replaced Abbas Musawi after he was assassinated. When Israel murdered Hamas founder, Sheikh Ahmed Yassine, it strengthened the militant group by developing a new young core of leaders to replace him: Khaled Meshal, Ismail Haniye, Mahmoud Zahar, Mohammed Deif, Yehiya Sinwar. You may murder a man, but you cannot murder a movement.
Israel's Mossad and its MeK [terrorist] allies pursued the same approach regarding Iran's nuclear program. Along with attempting to sabotage nuclear facilities and destroy missile bases, it has assassinated many nuclear scientists, including the father of the program, Moshen Fahrizadeh. The best evaluation of the impact of this murder is featured in the 2023 US Intelligence Threat Assessment report:
Iran is not currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities that would be necessary to produce a testable nuclear device. Since the assassination in November 2020 of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran has accelerated the expansion of its nuclear program, stated that it is no longer constrained by any JCPOA limits, and undertaken research and development activities that would bring it closer to producing the fissile material for completing a nuclear device following a decision to do so. If Tehran does not receive sanctions relief, Iranian officials probably will consider further enriching uranium up to 90 percent.
Assassinations are ACTS OF TERROR and should be condemned by the global community advocating the Geneve conventions, UN Charter and UNHCR, human rights and oppose war crimes.
Assassinations are cruel acts and should not be part of our moral values as these are clearly tools of fascism. Not at all surprising we see today the Nazi elements in Kiev turning to these acts of terror to silence people inside Russia voicing their ill conceived support for the Russian dictator. Not all Ukrainians were pro-Western moral values during WWII as they collaborated with Nazi Germany and were complicit in the killing fields of their countrymen belonging to minorities, especially targeting the Jewish population. Great shame for their role in the Shoah on Ukrainian soil.
Voice of insanity coming from European Union HQ in Brussels, direct from the Ivory Tower, our VDL, former German minister of defense and mother of seven children ... how I have been mistaken about here leadership policy, not her quality to lead, but irony ...
VDL Accused of 'Racist Trope' I-P Conflict
Europe on the road of Trumpism in its policy. Elements of white supremacy, building the wall, immigration and strict pro-Israel and Zionism ... exodus of Palestinians from the West Bank calling occupied territory Judea and Samaria
By chance came across an excellent article ...