No matter how you cut it the Netanyahu approach to war on Hamas does not succeed and has not succeeded.
Felix Quigley leader of 4international says…Everything comes back to Netanyahu and the aims of the Israeli elite who do not want to fight and who do not any longer know how to fight. The first step in the war had to be to conquer Gaza City in the first couple of days and force all of the population towards the south, thereby splitting this tiny strip into two. Given one full day to evacuate and move south then artillery bombardment to level this total northern area and breeding ground of Antisemitism to the ground. Then Israel’s brave and precious troops of the IDF move in. The área of the tiny Gaza strip is thereby reduced by half awaiting the next move which will entail clearing the área of Antisemitism, and welcoming those Arabs who love the Jewish state, welcoming them as guests of the Jewish state.
The Netanyahu approach leaves the Hamas to continue their existence. This is based on the Netanyahu idea that the existence of Hamas prevents a Palestine seeking government (of Palestinian Arabs) to be effective.
Such total negativity from a proud nation of 3500 years standing is imposible to believe!
Netanyahu reasons that if there was such a movement then given the backing of the whole world, which includes all countries of the West even including Canada!, and includes all countries of the Arab world even including Egypt and the Saudis, with the Stalinists thrown in of China and Russia (importance not slight) with the latter dragging behind them a Stalinist “left” in the west THEN HE COULD NOT RESIST that force.
THAT FORCE IS REALLY WORLD ANTISEMITISM
So the whole line of Netanyahu is to not put Hamas out of operation, that is make it cease to exist, as in “dead parrot” fame
Thus every action of the IDF and IAF under this type of Israeli leadership is designed NEVER to smash Hamas, but to teach it a lesson. It is reasoned that Hamas has in the past kept a kind of peace, that is it did not fire rockets for stretches of time, and at the same time as not firing rockets then it continues to drive Hajj Amin el Husseini style its Jew Hatred.
Both practically and morally more holes in this than in a sieve!
This kind of thinking and approach is actually why Netanyahu must go and as soon as possible
4international is totally opposed to the argument that because Israel is in a war then it is no time to look for new leaders.
In actual fact it is the perfect time to look for new leaders and the most decisive action in this war is to replace Netanyahu and Ya’alon types and to have a new small but collective leadership which will have as its aim the total destruction of Hamas and the rule of the Israeli state over Gaza, which will immediately open a whole new set of possibilities all of them beneficial, foremost of which will be state action to eliminate Antisemitism out of Gaza, an area in which Jews have always been associated with and is mentioned in the Bible for such association.
There can be no place in Gaza for Antisemitism. Any measures both repressive as well as humanitarian are good towards that end. THE END ALWAYS JUSTIFIES THE MEANS AND OFTEN ALSO POINTS TOWARDS THE PROPER MEANS. The end here is to eliminate Antisemitism.
A noble aim! An all encompassing aim!
Plus this is an excellent aim to disseminate widely in the west. Who could disagree on the aim of eliminating Antisemitism!?
What kind of “new leadership” though???
It is impossible to say but if in every regard it is the opposite of the Netanyahu approach. If so we are on a good road!
Netanyahu is secretive and is cut off from the masses of Israelis. It is likely his wife over breakfast cereals has a bigger role to play…it is that absurd. I mean who else if not her!
This is a nation which creates Nobel Prize winners galore but yet this setup is running the state! Truly bizarre!
Netanyahu not only does not encourage or lead discussion among the masses of Jews he actually emininates it in short measure, as his sacking of poor Danny Dayon showed, and not enough attention was given to that disgrace, an absence of attention which highlights how far the rot has set in.
We are all tired of Netanyahu waiting on Obama and his end of 8 horrible years in January 2017. There are demographic changes afoot in America and the next may be even worse than Obama.
If all of Israel including Judea and Samaria is about the size of Leinster then Gaza is about half the size of Louth, the smallest county out of 32 in my own small island of Ireland. It is tiny. Conquer it. Tell the Israeli people why. Explain our aims of eliminating Antisemitism, discuss the issue of means and ends, a philosophical issue. Discuss these issues everywhere inside the Israeli people.
This will then automatically disseminate into the IDF where the IDF middle ranks leaders, those who fight on the front lines, will be able to sack generals and appoint new ones, that is fighting and clued in generals WITHOUT DOGMA who also will be on the front line as in 67.
The IDF and Netanyahu too have done good and commendable things in the war so far. But it is all turned into its opposite (the opposite of good is evil!) by not having a strategy to defeat Hamas and by overlooking Israeli state rule to root out Antisemitism.
I read all the stuff! I have seen nobody but this good self to put this forward.
But I am a Trotskyist and I propose building a Trotskyist leadership. Of course this is not sectarian and I will work with all friends. But will they, with us?
REMOVE NETANYAHU NOW!
LEADERSHIP OF WAR BY A COMMITTEE TO CONQUER GAZA!
END ANTISEMITISM IN GAZA! (THE KEY DEMAND ON WHICH ALL ELSE CENTRES AND FROM WHICH ALL ELSE FLOWS)
PROMULGATE IDEAS OF VICTORY EVERYWHERE WITH THE WIDEST DISCUSSION POSSIBLE!
By (Trotskyist) Felix Quigley of 4international on 24 august 2014