by Felix Quigley
February 3, 2010
What was the Gaza war all about?
Israel had been hit by Hamas rockets and shells for all of 8 years and Israel had decided NOT TO RESPOND which is one of the most foolish things to do.
The very first rocket attack on to Israeli soil by these antisemites should have been answered by massive force and that massive force should be supported by everybody in the world WHO IS NOT AN ANTISEMITE.
Got that! After the Holocaust Israel in defending itself from antisemites must be supported by everybody who is not actually an antisemite.
That is the position of 4international. It is not (sorry to say) the position of the Israeli elitist and ruling class politicians who rule over Israel and who have ruled over it since 1948.
The war with theser antisemites in Gaza was certainly fought completely the wrong way.
These Israeli ruling class politicians are more worried about what the world thinks than about the defence of their own soldiers and their own Jews.
So the utter stupidity! They engaged in an extensive programme of telephone calls to Arabs telling them that it Israel was going to attack certain places.
Has any war ever been fought in such a way?
You cannot ever fight a war like this. Part of the winning of any war is to inflict huge damage on the substructure of the state of the enemy. That means that the enemy is also the civilian population which is the supporters of the enemy, and therefore IS the enemy.
In this case this is without any little doubt at all because these very Arabs of Gaza HAD ELECTED THESE VICIOUS ANTISEMITES OF HAMAS.
So then why the telephone calls? It is too absurd for words.
The whole of the “international law” talk is just pure and utter bullshit, and a moment thinking about how the imperialists fought all of their wars down through the centuries proves this.
The only correct conduct in any war is to use all means that are necessary to win it.
The same idea is contained in this quote from Leon Trotsky
“There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.”
How simple! How true!
It is this one sentence which cuts the ground from under the antisemites who attack Israel over Gaza, especially that antisemitic report led by Goldstone
Goldstone paid not one little bit of heed to the circumstances under which Israel had to fight that war.
1. Israel was fighting against a Fascist enemy which was not dressed in martial combat. So the rules of war do not apply anyway
2. How to stop Hamas from firing rockets into Israel? If verbal appeal would not work?
So now on to the way in which Israel fought the war.
The first step must have been the wholesale bombing of all of Gaza.
Israel had pulled every last Jew out of Gaza, and well meaning Jews had donated special hot houses for growing vegetables and fruit for the international market, and generally wished for peace thus.
How stupid that really was! They got war of course.
Then having bombed the bejasus out of Gaza Israel should have moved overwhelming troops in, caught these Hamas fascist Antisemitic bastards, and strung them up without ceremony.
Then the Arabs there who elected these antisemites should have been shipped to Saudi Arabia. And Israel should have proclaimed to the world that never again would they trust Arabs to be peaceful.
Now back to Trotsky! We as Trotskyists say that if this stupid Israeli ruling class is not removed from power in a revolution they will destroy the Jews.
Now we print a report created by the quite wonderful DEBKAfile over just how treasonable this Israeli ruling capitalist class and elitists really are. I leave you to digest this report slowly, but if you are Jewish do try to stem your anger.
[Begin Debka report on the treasonous conduct of the Israeli elitists here]
The two explosives-packed containers washed up on Ashkelon and Ashdod beaches Monday, Feb. 1, did not blow up – unlike Israel’s top military echelons, who were stunned by the exposure of two top Israeli field commanders in the account Jerusalem handed the UN secretary in defense of Israel’s military against the one-sided Gaza war crimes allegations brought by Richard Goldstone.
(Jerusalem handed this report to the UN, that means the rotten Israeli leaders handed the report to these antisemites in the UN, that means Netanyahu. For that alone he should be kicked out)
The 46-page account named Brig. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg, chief of the Gaza division, and Col. Ilan Malka, former Givati commander, as having been disciplined for exceeding orders and hazarding lives by letting an UNWRA facility come under artillery fire during the three-week campaign against the Hamas more than a year ago. The IDF emphatically denied that phosphorus shells were used.
(Good Lord, these bastards in the Israeli elite and Government, these snitches for the UN, have betrayed their own brave and devoted soldiers. Kick Netanyahu out for this!)
debkafile’s military sources report that senior military officials, including the IDF spokesman, made a supreme effort to “kill” the story after it reached the media, but failed to cool the flames.
One unnamed general remarked: “The Jerusalem bureaucrat who named the two officers in the Israeli account to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon threw them to the wolves.” Another said: “How can we be expected to lead our men in future battles when we don’t know what awaits us during or even after the fighting is over?”
” We are used to state inquiry commissions and expect to face the music over possible derelictions from the IDF’s stringent rules of engagement,” said another. “But how can we fight with the international war crimes tribunal hanging over our heads, knowing it may be as loaded against us as Goldstone or other UN institutions?”
The bureaucrat who named the two officers is at the heart of the storm. His purpose was to prove that months before Goldstone came on the scene, the IDF had conducted a thorough and impartial inquiry into every claim of misconduct during the three-week Gaza campaign. Although the campaign was fought against terrorists using civilian locations, Israel had no agenda to harm innocents or damage civilian infrastructure, including the UN Works and Relief center in Gaza City.
(Let us on 4international say something on this please! This is not about a bureaucrat but about a damaging and lethal illness which is at the heart of Zionism in its bourgeois and petty bourgeois sense. It is NOT about one bureaucrat at all…it is about every aspect of bourgeois Zionism. Remember Dayan, the General, who having won the war in 1967 went down to the Temple in Jerusalem and handed the Temple across to the amazed Arabs, who were antisemites. Get my point! same thing! it is a deep sickness inside Zionism since 1948)
However, the UN secretary may decide on a different reading, i.e. as grounds for prosecuting Brig. Eisenberg and Col. Malka and the men under their command as international war criminals. It be the first time in the IDF’s history. Its high morality in combat has only ever been impugned by Palestinians, their anti-Israel backers and certain left-wing extremists.
UN officials are pointing the way to this outcome by picking the Israeli account to pieces and making sure to defeat its purpose. Ban Ki-moon may go all the way to this goal in view of his rocky relations with Israel.
(This is enough to make every patriotic Jew and supporter cry. And the next mention of Gunness is just too much to bear)
Chris Gunness, a UN spokesman, told the media that half a dozen unexploded IDF shells were found in the UN compound and their serial numbers were traced to US factories. “The burning down of the UN compound in Gaza is massively symbolic,” he said.
UN officials argue that the use of white phosphorus caused millions of dollars in damage and could have led to a “great loss of life”.
In another part of its report, Israel says phosphorus was used, but only for “deploying a smoke screen to block the view of Hamas anti-tank crews deployed adjacent to the to the UN center, saving Israeli tank units from having to use reactive fire with the likelihood of greater civilian harm.” Israel has indemnified the world organization for the damage caused in the exchange of fire.
Then, Tuesday, Feb. 2, another UN source told the London Guardian that the remains of a 500-pount Mk82 aircraft-dropped bomb had been found in the ruins of the al-Badr flour mill in northern Gaza. This contradicted the Israel report which said the building had been hit by tank shells as a “legitimate military target” because there were Hamas fighters “in the vicinity of the flour mill.” Israel denied it was a pre-planned target and that it was hit by an air strike.
Goldstone has called the attack a war crime.
In the background of the Israel-UN hostilities lies a quiet argument going for weeks over whether or not to meet the world body’s demand for Israel to appoint a state commission of independent civilian and judicial figures to investigate the allegations of war crimes Goldstone has brought against Israel and Hamas.
(Debka may be correct here and we respect their view. But the whole point is that these things must not be “quiet” at all. The discussion must be fought out in the open, and not quietly, but with the greatest force)
Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu favors this step, but is challenged by defense minister Ehud Barak and chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazy, who refuse to recognize Goldstone’s credentials.
(And they are right- And that is a major reason now why Netanyahu must be forced right out of power with no delay. But that requires a new type of leadership)
This outcome could have been avoided had the prime minister exercised his authority for a clear decision.Now that the IDF’s findings naming names are in UN hands, Israel has lost control of the next stage of the controversy over the anti-Israeli bias of the South African ex-judge’s report on the Gaza war. The world body now has a powerful tool for exercising its authority and taking it further up to and including the railroading of the two Israeli commanders.
(Yes and no! No because it is not just a matter of this one thing. The whole issue shows that this Israeli ruling bourgeois class, so concerned about the Europeans, the Americans, and world opinion , will certainly lead the Jews into another Holocaust, another great killing, and THE ANTISEMITES ARE PREPARING JUST THAT)
The debka article can be found on
Our thanks to them…
As always our quotes are in brackets()