The first picture shows some of the more than a hundred Palestinian children killed by the Israelis in Gaza. The second picture shows adult and children IDPs from North Waziristan waiting for rations in the sizzling heat, far away from their homes.
Fazal Rahman, Ph.D. July 23, 2014
The 21st Century started with the massive US state and NATO terrorism in Afghanistan and later in Iraq, which has been covered extensively by numerous publications and other media, including this writer’s (1, 2). There is no need to go into the most sinister horrors of those here. Later, US and NATO also devastated Libya, causing the murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi and some of his sons, and throwing the country into destructive anarchy. Their financial, intelligence, training, and armaments support of the anti-government forces in Syria continues to wreak havoc in that country. Russia continued its state terror in Chechnya from the two invasions during 1990s, first between 1994 and 1996, and the second starting in 1999. In 2002, after inflicting great destruction and losses of lives, it claimed that the war was over and Chechnya was pacified. However, the Chechen national liberationists continue their guerrilla warfare in various forms. Western devastations of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria were incomparably greater than that of Russia in Chechnya. The Indian state terrorism of many decades continues unabated in Kashmir in this century. So does the Israeli state terrorism against the Palestinians in Gaza and elsewhere. Multiple state terrorisms and terrorisms continue in Syria, on the one hand, that of the Syrian government, and on the other, those of the Western powers, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other oil-rich countries of the Middle East, and various rebel groups, which are being financed, trained, and armed by them. Pakistan also unleashed its massive state terrorism several times in Swat, South and North Waziristan, and other areas of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which is continuing (3). Most contemporary imperialist states and their Third World clients have become incomparably bigger and more powerful organized crime organizations than Mafia. This is no exaggeration, as they feed on the misery, impoverishment, and exploitation of billions of people. Mafia cannot even come close to them in the types and levels of crimes and sins they commit against humanity, human nature, other forms of life, and nature.
Western, and especially US imperialist State terrorism has been massive and continuous, especially since the Second World War, relatively recently in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nicaragua, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, etc. In reaction to such massive wholesale state terrorism, non-state retail terrorism is born, which is invariably blamed unilaterally and the label of terrorism is used exclusively against it, while incomparably more massive and destructive state terrorism is allowed to masquerade as defense and promotion of democracy, national security, fight against extremism etc., ad nauseum. National Liberation Front of Algeria, African National Congress, Palestine Liberation Organization, Irish Republican Army, as well as numerous other national liberation movements were branded as terrorists by their respective state terrorist aggressors
The current Israeli state terrorism in Gaza
In this brief piece, the history of the theft of the territory of Palestine from the Palestinians and its transformation into the state of Israel is not included, as it is well-documented in numerous sources. Suffice it to point out that it could not have been done or sustained without the participation and help of the US and other Western powers.
Anti-Semitism has been widespread throughout the recorded history and there were definite causes of that. Jews were expelled from England in 1290 and many other European nations also resented their obsession with money and property, which they acquired through usury and every other way imaginable. Among others, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mark Twain, Richard Wagner, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Voltaire, Diderot, George Bernard Shaw, George Sand, and numerous popes had observed the extreme greed, materialism and inhumanity of Jews, and written hatefully and angrily about it. Many contents of their religious book, Talmud, allow and advocate the robbery and plunder of non-Jews. Zionism is the logical consequence of those principles and their politico-economic application.
Karl Marx, himself of Jewish origin, among other things, had this to say about the Jews, “Let us consider the actual, worldly Jew – not the Sabbath Jew, as Bauer does, but the everyday Jew. Let us not look for the secret of the Jew in his religion, but let us look for the secret of his religion in the real Jew. What is the secular basis of Judaism? Practical need, self-interest. What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money.” According to those criteria, almost everyone in the contemporary world-Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists etc.-have now become Jews. He ends his long essay with these words, “Since in civil society the real nature of the Jew has been universally realized and secularized, civil society could not convince the Jew of the unreality of his religious nature, which is indeed only the ideal aspect of practical need. Consequently, not only in the Pentateuch and the Talmud, but in present-day society we find the nature of the modern Jew, and not as an abstract nature but as one that is in the highest degree empirical, not merely as a narrowness of the Jew, but as the Jewish narrowness of society.
Once society has succeeded in abolishing the empirical essence of Judaism – huckstering and its preconditions – the Jew will have become impossible, because his consciousness no longer has an object, because the subjective basis of Judaism, practical need, has been humanized, and because the conflict between man’s individual-sensuous existence and his species-existence has been abolished.
The social emancipation of the Jew is the emancipation of society from Judaism.” (4).
It is self-evident that the society has not succeeded in abolishing the empirical essence of Judaism. To the contrary, almost all the present-day societies have acquired that essence. That empirical essence of Judaism has manifested itself nakedly and monstrously in relation to the Palestinians in Palestine and Gaza.
Facts are facts and these need to be stated as such. Marx never minced any words and always called the spade a spade. He was one of the greatest truth-tellers. These days, if anyone speaks or writes such facts and truth about Jews, their history, religion, greed, huckstering, and obsession with money and property, he is automatically labelled and condemned as an anti-Semite. Given the financial, politico-economic, and cultural power of Zionists in the US, speaking truth about them has become a taboo.
Europe hated and persecuted its Jewish populations for centuries, which reached its climax in the Nazi Germany. The real Final Solution was to export them to Palestine, on the expense of the native population, which was subjected to diabolical mass murders, expulsions, and evacuations. This served two main purposes:
1. To get rid of the Jewish problem in Europe.
2. To plant a Western expansionist, militarist, racist, and imperialist state in the heart of Arab lands.
With the crucial financial and technical help of the US and the West, Israel has become the dominant military power in the Middle East, armed with nuclear and other all kinds of weapons of mass destruction, a tentacle and extension of the US imperialism in that region, closely following its strategy, tactics, footsteps, and history.
The current mass murderous and sinister criminal Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu spent many childhood, teenage, and adult years in the US, attending high school and universities and working there, before returning to Israel to launch his sinister political career. He speaks perfect American English and if one did not know who he is; one would conclude that he is an American. He is a combination and compounding of the American and Israeli brutality and arrogance, which even surpass those of the Real Thing, the US imperialists. This fascist Demon Jew is even worse than Paul Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda under Hitler, in lying, hypocrisy, and disinformation with a straight face. Among other things, he is blaming the results of diabolical atrocities being committed by Israel on Hamas! Even Goebbels did not go that far.
Israeli Jews transformed into their antithesis, the German Nazis, long time ago. They are now the new Zionist-fascist Jews in the contemporary period, committing similar atrocities that were committed by the German Nazis, before and during the Second World War. They now have nothing in common with those Jews who were persecuted and slaughtered by the German Nazis. They are now the Israeli Zionist-fascist Jews, with similar mass psychology as the German Nazis. Even though they refuse to acknowledge that, their current and past actions fully demonstrate that truth and fact, the most recent example being the atrocities being committed by them currently and during 2009 in Gaza. The following link is to a video of part of that atrocity.
If these atrocities do not touch you, there is something very wrong with your human nature. If you try to rationalize or justify these, you have also been transformed hopelessly into a demon. No beasts or other forms of life ever commit such atrocities. Only the human demons do. It seems that the most demonic forms of human nature have now developed in the Israeli Zionist-fascist Jews. People and nations must be judged objectively, by their actions, and not by what they think of themselves or say about themselves. Judged by the objective historical standards, the Israeli Nazi-like Jews are one of the most mass murderous, militarist, expansionist, and conscienceless thieves and robbers of the contemporary history. They stole the whole country of Palestine and continue to steal other Arab lands, just like the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries were stolen by the Europeans, by conquests and most brutal genocides of the natives. That is the common thread between Europe, the US, and Israel.
Even though, Hamas was elected by overwhelming majority of Gazans, it has been branded as a terrorist organization by the US, its allies, and Israel, because it is struggling for some of the most basic forms of justice and rights of the Palestinian people.
Pathetic situation in the Arab countries
The buffoons in the Arab countries are tearing each other apart, under various opportunist and power-hungry leaders, thus emboldening the Israeli Nazi Jews even further in their aggression and crimes against the Arabs and humanity. The so-called Arab Spring has turned into the worst Arab Nightmare. In Egypt, the democratically elected government of President Mohammed Morsi has been overthrown by the military coup of US and Western puppets, staging a phony election afterwards, in which the former military intelligence director, defense minister, and army chief, under the dictatorial rule of Hosni Mubarrak and President Morsi, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, managed to become the president. After the overthrow of President Morsi, brutal repression of his supporters and political party, Muslim Brotherhood, was unleashed by the Egyptian military, secret service, police, and courts that has killed and imprisoned thousands of Egyptians. That repression has been far worse than under the regime of Hosni Mabarrak. In Libya, one of the richest countries of the region and the world, the situation is even worse, after the overthrow and brutal murder of its progressive and socialist-oriented leader, Moammar Gadhafi by groups that were led by the leaders groomed, trained, and financed by the US, British, and other NATO governments and intelligence agencies. It is now mired in anarchy and various tribes, factions, and groups are tearing each other and the country apart. See Note 5 for in-depth information. Everyone knows what has been done to the prosperous and proud country of Iraq and its people. It has been totally devastated by the US and NATO forces and massive destruction, conflict, and bloodbaths continue unabated. See Note 2 for more information and in-depth analysis. Syria has been emasculated by years of civil war and destruction of its deterrent chemical weapons stockpile, which was the only way it could counteract the multiple types of weapons of mass destruction of Israel, in case of war. Saudi Arabia and Iran are at each others throats and involved in the sectarian conflicts between Sunnis and Shias in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere. In Yemen, one Western puppet dictator was replaced by another and the problems, divisions, and conflicts continue. All these developments in the major Arab countries have created the Great Arab Nightmare, which was disguised as the Arab Spring. Of course, the enemies of Arabs and Muslims are going to take full advantage of that, and they are.
Some similarities between the Israeli and Pakistani state terrorisms
There are some similarities between the atrocities of Nazi-like Jews in Gaza and those being committed by the Pakistani military in North Waziristan and FATA. Both are directed at anti-imperialist and radical Islamist groups, which have been branded as terrorists by the US and NATO. Both have caused the deaths of hundreds of civilian non-combatants. At the time of this writing, the death toll in Gaza is around 600, including more than a hundred little children. Horrifying pictures of those have been posted on the Internet that make one feel ashamed of being a part of the human species. Thousands have fled their homes and have become Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), suffering all the horrors that are associated with living like that. In Pakistan, the numbers of IDPs are much larger, around one million from the current North Waziristan operation and two millions from previous operations in Swat, South Waziristan, and other areas of FATA. As far as the figures and types of casualties are concerned, these remain very murky because news media were not allowed in the areas of the operations. The only information available is that from the military sources, which have given the figure of around 500 dead, always claiming that those killed were militants or suspected militants, without even a shred of evidence or proof for their assertions. The Pakistani news media reproduce and report that information unquestioningly. Consequently, there are no pictures or videos of those killed in the operations. However, according to eyewitnesses, most were non-combatant civilians, including innumerable children, women, and elderly. It is very likely the actual figures and destruction are much greater. The major qualitative difference between the Pakistani military atrocities and those of the Israeli Nazi-like Jews is that the former are being committed by a supposedly Muslim military against the Islamist groups within Pakistan, while in the latter case, these are being committed by the Israeli Nazi-like Jews against Muslims that do not live within the state of Israel.
In Indian Occupied Kashmir, the Indian state terrorism is labeling the national liberation movement, one-sidedly, as terrorist. Pakistan is no exception. It had branded the East Pakistanis, fighting for their rights and liberation and against the West Pakistanis state terrorism and brutal invasion and slaughters, as terrorists. Now Pakistan is repeating that in case of Balochistan and FATA, and most Pakistanis seem to be going along with that, including innumerable columnists and commentators in the newspapers and other media. State must not be given the status of God, that it can do no wrong. Frequently, state is the one that is wrong and is responsible for great injustices, crimes, and sins. State is the creation and embodiment of specific classes and carries out their interests and agendas. In Pakistan, the feudal-capitalist-dependent state basically implements the interests and agendas of the capitalist and feudal classes at home and those of the imperialist bourgeoisie of the US and the West that support it for their mutual benefits.
It is self-evident that Arabs and Muslims in general and their leaders in particular themselves are responsible for a major part of the pathetic situation they are in. They seem to have learnt nothing from the long history of colonialism, imperialism, and divide-and-rule strategy and tactics-of which they were the victims for centuries-of their enemies.
As expected, the American, European, and UN officials are resorting to uniform parrot-like hypocritical clichés on the demonic atrocities being committed in Gaza. As usual, the Organization of Islamic Countries and the Arab League are toothless and useless in the current crisis.
4. Marx, K. On the Jewish Question (Zur Judenfrage). Written: Autumn 1843; First Published: February, 1844 in Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher.
Postscript August 28, 2014
The conflict has taken a heavy toll in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian health officials say 2,139 people, most of them civilians, including more than 490 children, have been killed in the enclave since July 8, when Israel launched an offensive. Sixty-four Israeli soldiers and five civilians in Israel have been killed.
Currently, the reckless government of Ukraine also continues to subject the Eastern Ukraine, populated mostly by Russians, to state terrorist atrocities. At least 2,600 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the last few months, because of that, and hundreds of thousands forced to flee to Russia or other relatively safer areas. Thousands must have also suffered injuries of various types. Large scale destruction of homes, schools, and other properties has also been carried out.