by Felix Quigley
How can the wonderful Jewish people today survive as a people? This is the most important question facing socialist revolutionaries today.4international is at present turning its attention to finding out the truth about what happened at Srebrenica in Bosnia, the so-called Srebrenica “Massacre”. We think this is important because this issue has reached a major level in the propaganda war against the Serbs, which is somewhat akin to the war against the Jews on the issue of Palestinian Arab Refugees.
In the Srebrenica experience as we examine it a word emerged which described one small incident. The Muslim Forces organized what could be called in military terms a “feint”. They staged an attack against the Serb unarmed villages in order to draw the Serb army into what was in effect a trap. I found it interesting to look up this word in a thesaurus:
|Synonyms:||artifice, bait, blind, bluff, cheat, deceit, deck, distraction, dodge, expedient, fake, gambit, hoax, hoodwinking*, imposture, jig, juke, make-believe, maneuver, mock attack, play, ploy, pretension, pretext, ruse, sham*, shift, snare, stall, stratagem, stutter-step, subterfuge, trick, wile|
In relation to the situation facing the Jews of Israel there is also a stratagem or “feint” which is being enacted against them, and I think of this in relation to Gaza, Hizbullah and the Iran Bomb.
It seems to me that many on the Jewish side have lost the plot. The major issue in all of the three above is of course the Iran Bomb. This is the major existential issue which is facing the Jews of Israel.
Let me quote from a piece on the issues facing the Jewish people in Sderot from the Hamas rockets, which are continuous.
The article is by Bret Stephens, and is on the Opinion Journal of the Wall Street Journal:
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But here another set of considerations intrudes. Hamas was elected democratically and by overwhelming margins in Gaza. It has never once honored a cease-fire with Israel. Following Israel’s withdrawal of its soldiers and settlements from the Strip in 2005 there was a six-fold increase in the number of Kassam strikes on Israel.
Hamas has also made no effort to rewrite its 1988 charter, which calls for Israel’s destruction. The charter is explicitly anti-Semitic: “The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!” (Article Seven) “In order to face the usurpation of Palestine by the Jews, we have no escape from raising the banner of Jihad.” (Article 15) And so on.
It would seem perverse for Israeli taxpayers, including residents of Sderot, to feed the mouth that bites them. It would seem equally perverse for Israel merely to bide its time for an especially unlucky day — a Kassam hitting a busload of schoolchildren, for instance — before striking hard at Gaza. But unless Israel is willing to accept the military, political and diplomatic burdens of occupying all or parts of Gaza indefinitely, the effects of a major military incursion could be relatively short-lived. Israel suffered many more casualties before it withdrew from the Strip than it has since.
Perhaps the answer is to wait for a technological fix and, in the meantime, hope for the best. Israel is at work on a missile-defense program called “Iron Dome” that may be effective against Kassams, though the system won’t be in place for at least two years. It could also purchase land-based models of the Phalanx Close-In Weapons System, used by the U.S. to defend the Green Zone in Baghdad.
But technology addresses neither the Islamic fanaticism that animates Hamas nor the moral torpor of Western policy makers and commentators who, on balance, find more to blame in Israel’s behavior than in Hamas’s. Nor, too, would an Iron Dome or the Phalanx absolve the Israeli government from the necessity of punishing those who seek its destruction. Prudence is an important consideration of statesmanship, but self-respect is vital. And no self-respecting nation can allow the situation in Sderot to continue much longer, a point it is in every civilized country’s interest to understand.
On March 9, 1916, Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa attacked the border town of Columbus, N.M., killing 18 Americans. President Woodrow Wilson ordered Gen. John J. Pershing and 10,000 soldiers into Mexico for nearly a year to hunt Villa down, in what was explicitly called a “punitive expedition.” Pershing never found Villa, making the effort something of a failure. Then again, Villa’s raid would be the last significant foreign attack on continental U.S. soil for 85 years, six months and two days.
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At the same time in fact only a few days ago there was a threat from Nasrullah that Hizbullah intended to wipe out Israel. These as we know are not just words they are in deadly serious.
So we have these threats from Hamas, from Hizbullah, from the Arab League, but still the Iranian Bomb is being rapidly put together. So I return to the word “feint” with all those wonderful English equivalents.
The Gestalt Theory when I look into it today has become a fabulously complicated body of knowledge. I first met it when I was a student of Physical Education and at the time I meant it as a discipline in which the sports person would be able to see the whole. Say a golfer would sense the whole swing rather than its individual parts.
Today the Jews of Israel need to get a bit of the Gestalt Theory into operation because it is possible to become involved in isolated sections, to be drawn in by the “feint” of the enemy, and to miss out on the whole.
I do not think therefore that Bret Stephens provides the answer. I see the Hamas, the Fatah and the Hizbullah as bit players in the overall scene but by no means do I think they should be dismissed.
So if I could return to a previous article and state again what is a necessary strategy for the Jewish people of Israel. It is called “Draw the Line Here” and is from 4 days ago on this site. This is the relevant extract from that article:
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Let us in order to explain this go back to the position which Leon Trotsky took up towards the plight of the Jews in the late 1930s. Trotsky sided with the Jews totally against Imperialism and against Fascism, he warned (like Jabotinsky did) of the horrible dangers that the Jews faced from the Nazis, he urged most strongly that the Jews at all costs get out of Europe, that they should make their way to Palestine and should there set up their JEWISH state and make it free from antisemitism.
The leadership of the Jews in 1948 was in the hands of reformist Labourists and of Stalinists. Ben Gurion and his Stalinist supporters definitely did not do that. They did the opposite.
While Leon Trotsky said that the new state should be free from antisemitism, Ben Gurion and his leadership created an Israel where it would be possible for Jews to be attacked in all kinds of ways by antisemites.
In something similar in Yugoslavia the Stalinist leader Tito made it possible and even desirable for Serb Haters to attack Serbs and Serbia. The people who now control Serbia are essentially following that same line of attacking Serbs.
In that sense they are not mobilising the Serb people to recover Kosovo, they are doing the very opposite, preparing the Serb people to accept and to live with the loss of Serbia to Islamofascists.
WHAT ISRAEL MUST DO
The first thing that Jews in Israel must do is through revolutionary action get rid of the present traitorous Government of Olmert, Livni and the Labourist Barak, who in every sense are the tools of the US and EU Imperialisms, and of the Palestinian Arab Islamofascist Jihad against Israel.
And as part of this strike against these traitors a new leadership in alliance with a new leadership in the IDF must issue a call to the whole world stating its position clearly.
Nasrullah and the Fascist Hizbullah have stated just 2 days ago they will destroy Israel. Israel should tell the world this is war and act accordingly. While holding a defence against Gaza Israel must move its army up the Laetani River valley, cut Hizbullah off at that point, issue a call for civilians to move out safety totally guaranteed, then it is all out war with Israel using EVERY means to destroy its Fascist enemy.
All those who have appeared on Israpundit Kosovo Independence Opposers list must be asked to vocally support this Israeli move against Fascism (Islamofascism variety). If they do not their names must be thoroughly exposed.
Having won this war against Hizbullah, with the US warning Iran to stay clear, then Israel must declare war on Hamas and Al Aqsa Brigades, (the armed wing of Abbas’s Fatah). Israel must move its forces in along the Philadelphia Corridor as a very first move, hold it by all means, issue a call to the whole world that Hamas has declared its intention many times to destroy Israel, and that Israel is at war with Hamas to the end. Civilians must be invited to leave into the Sinai and the transition will be entirely guaranteed safe. After a set time as with Hizbullah it is all out war in which Israel will use every method at its disposal to destroy and wipe out its enemy.
Israel having defeated these 2 enemies must make a call to the US: Are you NOW prepared to join us in destroying the Iranian Nuclear Bomb which action is distinct to an attack on the Iranian people. This point must be stressed. If the US is not then every political organization in the US must be asked to take a position. Israel must tell the world that to save its people it is at war with the Iranian Mullahs and must also call on the youth and workers of Iran to support the Jews of Israel. Then Israel with its new revolutionary leadership must destroy the Iranian bomb making facility by whatever means are necessary.
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I believe that Israel is hamstrung by its present leadership. It is a march against time. This present leadership in Israel must be replaced without any delay. There certainly are the leaders present in the Israeli situation which are able to meet the challenge posed in the above, the defeat of Hizbullah, the defeat of Hamas and a revolutionary strike against, not the Iranian people, but against the Iranian Nuclear Bomb.
In a sense looking at it in this way we can begin to see that the article above by Bret Stephens is a delusion. The tasks facing Israel are truly revolutionary. There is no time to lose. The Israeli patriots must step up to the mark. Olmert, Barak and Livni must be overthrown and there must surely be a government of national rescue or salvation placed in power, relying on the army and the patriotic Israeli people to carry out these decisive actions. Is there really any other way for the Jews of Israel to survive as a people.