by Felix Quigley

January 15, 2009


In response to a reader who has emailed us

We have seen in many places of the world trade union leaders marching with left movements alongside and in support of Hamas, a Fascist and Antisemitic movement.

Can we make our position clear on these. The trade union leaders sold out the British General Strike of 1926. They have always been a danger to the working class and have caused workers much suffering, as did that defeat. I refer especially to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

Those on the “left” like Indymedia use the word socialist to describe themselves. They are in fact Fascist and are working in support of Fascist Hamas and Fatah. They are therefore also antisemitic.

I have been listening to much hatred of Israel on the BBC, where they seem to interview non stop Arab Palestinians and supporters of Hamas. They speak in the sleek journalistic manner.

But they are telling lies about the situation just as they lied about the Serbs anc created the monstrous lie of the Srebrenica massacre.

I could care less about the Boston Globe. But this writer expresses so much of what I hear from these journalistic types. No idea what is eating them up. But I do know they are liars.

[Start quote from a writer on the Boston Globe here]

Stubbornness in Gaza

By H.D.S. Greenway
January 13, 2009
SOME WOULD have us believe that Hamas is nothing but an Iranian surrogate, and that the wholesale damage being inflicted on Gaza is just unfortunate but necessary collateral damage in the war on terror. It is not that complicated. Gaza is just part of Palestine that has been trying for 40 years to get Israel off its back. Sure, Gazans will take help where they can get it, and Iran will make mischief where it can, but the centrality of the Palestinian issue never goes away.

(This man is living in a dream world. let us say there was a “Palestine” on Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank, with a land corridor such as an elevated Highway running from Gaza to it, let us throw in half of Jerusalem as Barak offered to Arafat.

Then what? Does this man think that there would be peace with Israel.

This man, a very educated man you might say, simply has everything wrong.

Jew Hatred in the world, and especially in this part of the world goes back a very long time indeed, long long before Israel was created. It is Jew Hatred which motivates the Arabs through Islam.

The first concrete thing that would happen is that perhaps 2 million Arabs would flood their area from abroad and they may welcome them. The pressure on living space would be intolerable.

Consider also something else that I wish more research has been done on. That is the strong drive from within Islam to subjugate each and every minority, as in Darfur, as in the Tuareg people, as in the minorities who lived in the Moroccan mountains etc.

What makes this man think that THESE Arabs would settle at peace with Israel in this tiny area.

Especially when a very large majority of them have alreasdy pointed out time and again that their aim is to destroy Israle.

This is where men like this move into real Jew Hatred themselves. That is they disregard what these antisemites say they are going to do. That is just like disregarding what Hitler said he would do to the Jews in Mein Kamph.

I could see some excuse then. But now, after the Holocaust of the Jews by Hitler in 1939 to 45!!! Does this man not see what he is asking of the Jews in 2009.

Let him continue to see how this educated man creates this equivalence between the Jews and Antisemites:)

[Continue quote here]

One would have hoped that Gaza would have taken advantage of Israel’s pull-out in 2005 to create a peaceful, productive society, just as one could have hoped that Israel would let Gaza develop without trying to strangle it with border controls on land, sea, and air that reduced the territory to destitution. Yes, there are weapons being smuggled through those tunnels to Egypt, but through the tunnels also pass fuel and basic supplies to keep life in Gaza going.

(Equivalence between Jew hating antisemites of Hamas and the Jews of Israel)

Gaza’s crime, for which Israel and the Bush administration decided it should be punished, was voting in Hamas to the legislative council in 2006 in a free election. Thus began the attempt to coerce the population into rejecting Hamas. There was talk in the United States and Israel about arming Fatah to stage a coup in Gaza against Hamas, but Hamas struck first.

Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention expressly forbids collective punishment and calls it a war crime. There can be little doubt that Israel has been employing, as the Red Cross put it in its commentary to the Geneva Conventions, “intimidatory measures to terrorize the population” in hopes of preventing hostile acts. One could say the same about Hamas firing rockets into civilian Israeli towns.

(He is totally equivocal between the Jews and Hamas)

The government of Israel has a blind faith in the efficacy of military force. Israel shares complicity with Hamas in breaking the Egyptian-brokered cease-fire by attacking Gaza on Nov. 5. As with other Israeli-Palestinian agreements, such as the Oslo Accords, the Palestinians never really gave up violence, and the Israelis never fulfilled their part of the bargain by lifting restrictions on the population.

(This man is just a liar. He now is not even bothering to give the Israeli side. That Hamas was preparing to use a tunnel to kidnap other Shalits and that is why Israel attacked those terrorists of Hamas)

While most of the world calls for a ceasefire in Gaza, the Bush administration does not. The same was true in 2006 when Israel set about to reduce the infrastructure of Lebanon, even bombing lighthouses, in the hopes that the Lebanese would turn against Hezbollah. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called that destruction “the birth pangs of a new Middle East.” It was, sadly, just the same old Middle East of tit-for-tat violence, which, in that case, only increased the stature of Hezbollah.

Reports from Israel indicate that the leadership is split as to Israel’s goals in Gaza. Should it try to eliminate Hamas completely, or should it try for the less ambitious goal of trying to stop the rocket attacks?

(On a Spanish radio station which I personally heard a presenter was asked how can the Hamas rockets be stopped. The questioner begged give me an answer? The presenter did not, could not answer)

There seems to be little doubt in the United States, however. Vice President Cheney said that Israeli officials had made it very clear they would be “trying to take down Hamas.” Democratic Senator Harry Reid told “Meet the Press” that “Hamas has got to be put away.”

That may be easier said than done, for Hamas represents an idea of a religiously inspired resistance, an image that Israeli violence promotes at the expense of Palestinian moderates.

(You can see what he is doing here. He is blaming the victim of antisemitism, the Jew, for that very antisemitism. He is claiming indeed that the Jew is creating this antisemitism. This is a very old canard indeed)

The irony is that most Arab states hate and fear Islamists such as Hamas, but Israel has now made heroes of Hamas as it did in Lebanon with Hezbollah. There were many Gazans who would have liked to see the end of Hamas, but now their voices won’t be heard. And although Israel talks about the hapless Mamoud Abbas as a potential negotiating partner, Israel continues to undermine his authority in Palestinian eyes.

I heard Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, on the radio asking, “Why do they do this?” If Hamas cared about its people, it wouldn’t attack us, he said.

No doubt Hamas is stubborn, even unreasonable, but Peres well remembers that in the long history of his own people there have been times, from Masada to Warsaw, when stubborn men deemed it better to resist against hopeless odds rather than accept subjugation.

H.D.S. Greenway’s column appears regularly in the Globe.

And there I will leave this man Greenway. He is educated but he is a slight man indeed. Not much of a man at all. I have spoken to many simple workers on this Gaza issue and they are far more substantial than this man.

Now he is also a very sneaky man because at the end, dear reader, I hope that you have noticed that Greenway has consciously drawn a parallel between Hamas and the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto. Now why would he do that unless he is part of that old canard, that the Jews of Israel are just a replica of the Nazis.

It is a firm rule of thumb which we have here on 4international. It IS antisemitism to draw this comparision between Israel and the Nazi regime, for obvious reasons, that I think every single working man of whatever nationality would immediately understand.