by Felix Quigley
October 22, 2008
4international has always been on the side of the defence of Israel from antisemitism. Antisemitism takes many forms but I pick out these:
1. The hatred of Islam for Jews. This hatred is written right into the centre of their foundational programmatic literature including the Koran. Inseparable from this is the hatred of Arabs for Israel and inseparable from this again is the historical connections between the Arab League and German Nazism in the Holocaust and planned extension of the Holocaust to Palestine.
2. The hatred of the most essential sections of the US capitalist class for Jews. This is deliberately hidden but it may be the most decisive and dangerous fact or of all! Most ordinary Americans are totally unaware of the hatred which their rulers have for Jews. And this strangely includes American Jews who are in the leadership of the American state, they are American Imperialists much more than they are Jews.
3. The hatred of the reactionary anti national conspiracy called the EU for Jews and for Israel. The spirit of German Nazism remains very much intact in Europe. The Nazis were overthrown but the Nazi machine was not destroyed, rather it was adapted and adopted.
(A reflection of this was the intense hatred generated against the Serbs over the past couple of decades. A “reflection” we say, because the Serbs and the Jews fought together against Nazism in the Balkans, and unfortunately many millions of Serbs and Jews died together in the most unspeakable fashion, a stain on humanity that can never be got rid of)
4. And there is another source for antisemitism which emerged out of the defeats which the Russian Revolution of 1917 experienced, because the capitalist countries invaded this poor and backward country with 14 Imperialist armies. In those conditions of defeat Lenin and Trotsky were cast aside and the curse of Stalinism emerged. Stalinism proved to be a great fomenter of antisemitism.
(A typical example of this type of creature is George Galloway, the Scottish politician who is a supporter of Islamofascism, of Iranian Fascist Mullahs and of the unspeakably reactionary Taliban)
Having said all of that, and considering these major foundations for antisemitism in the world, there is one other factor which is highly relevant.
We have to consider the traditional Jewish leaders. While obviously opposed to antisemitism our experience is that they are so politically bankrupt, so pro Imperialist, that we find that they follow policies of treachery towards the Jewish people day in and day out.
Only we on 4international put out a clear policy and programme to defend Israel.
Let us consider what is the main question facing the world, and especially facing the Jewish nation. This is the Iranian Nuclear Bomb, now very advanced, and the threat of a New Holocaust of the Jewish people, this time in Israel where most of the Jews of the world are now concentrated.
This is the key issue facing humanity and of course facing Jews. Therefore, in this situation we have to consider the treachery of many Jewish Leaders in America and Canada (especially) over the past 18 months and their despicable conduct in the US Election campaign.
We said on this site repeatedly that the issue in this election was not Obama or McCain but the very nature of the US state machine.
We showed repeatedly how John McCain and the democrat Lieberman had played a central role, and across the party divide, in creating a slaughter of the Serbian nation and people.
McCain and Lieberman (and to cap it all Biden also) had been at the very centre of building up the Osama Bin Laden network in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Albania. It was this action of McCain more than any other that built up the Islamist network of Bin Laden which resulted inevitably in the attack on New York, then later also in London and Madrid.
Yet look at what the US and Canadian Jewish leaders did in this election.
They worked night and day to hide the close connections of all of these. McCain. Biden and Lieberman in their support for Bin Laden in the Balkans.
Why did Ted Belman of Israpundit, as one example, devote all of the resources of Israpundit, put in place by many other people, in trying to hide the truth about McCain.
Suddenly McCain was promoted as a friend (of the Jews)
Belman’s friend Levinson and Toronto lawyer Narvey then proceeded to cover the past of McCain.
As if the above facts I have stated were of no importance to Jews.
Now Israpundit flounders on like the utter imbecile that Belman actually is, and like a flash of lightning today comes the news that Iran will have its Nuclear bomb by end of january 2009.
And his (Belman) response must be that McCain will save Israel. We have said repeatedly that there is NO difference between McCain and Obama. See our points at the beginning.
Let us look closely at the DEBKAfile report, listed
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US intelligence’s amended estimate, that Iran will be ready to build its first bomb just one month after the next US president is sworn in, is disclosed by DEBKAfile’s Washington sources as having been relayed as a guideline to the Middle East teams of both presidential candidates, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama.
The information prompted the assertion by Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph Biden in Seattle Sunday, Oct. 19: “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy.”
McCain retorted Tuesday, Oct. 21: “America does not need a president that needs to be tested. I’ve been tested. I was aboard the Enterprise off the coast of Cuba. I’ve been there.”)
DEBKAfile’s military sources cite the new US timeline: By late January, 2009, Iran will have accumulated enough low-grade enriched uranium (up to 5%) for its “break-out” to weapons grade (90%) material within a short time. For this, the Iranians have achieved the necessary technology. In February, they can move on to start building their first nuclear bomb.
US intelligence believes Tehran has the personnel, plans and diagrams for a bomb and has been running experiments to this end for the past two years. The UN International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna last week asked Tehran to clarify recent complex experiments they conducted in detonating nuclear materials for a weapon, but received no answer.
The same US evaluation adds that the Iranian leadership is holding off its go-ahead to start building the bomb until the last minute so as to ward off international pressure to stop at the red line.
This development together with the galloping global economic crisis will force the incoming US president to go straight into decision-making without pause on Day One in the Oval Office. He will have to determine which urgent measures can serve best for keeping a nuclear bomb out of the Islamic republic’s hands – diplomatic or military – and how to proceed if those measures fail.
His knowledge of the challenge colored Sen. Biden’s additional words in Seattle: “Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
Israel’s political and military leaders also face a tough dilemma that can no longer be put off of whether to strike Iran’s nuclear installations militarily in the next three months between US presidencies before the last window closes, or take a chance on coordination with the next president.
Waiting for the “international community” to do the job of stopping Iran, as urged by governments headed by Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert – and strongly advocated Tzipi Livni, foreign minister and would-be prime minister – has been a washout. Iran stands defiantly on the threshold of a nuclear weapon.
Time is short. Jewish people and Serbian people must waken up to the great dangers they face.
There must be no illusions in capitalism, of the EU or of the US. History proved that they sacrificed the Jews in the Holocaust of the Nazi period.
The treachery of the likes of Belman and others on Israpundit must be challenged urgently. Belman is completely a servant of the US Governing Class. His actions speak louder than his claim to speak for Jews.
In his slavish support for McCain and his hiding of what McCain and Lieberman along with Biden did in the Balkans Belman has led Jews right into the jaws of a terrible danger.
And in opposition to Belman we must build our revolutionary socialist voice to win Jews and Serbs to the platform of revolution and socialism.