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    Dec172009

    To Schlep Them to Justice in Safety by Gilad Atzmon

    Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe (Bogi) Yaalon told Ynet yesterday that "when the Arabs realized they cannot defeat us with their armies, they turned to terrorism and rockets.” But they didn’t stop just there, "now they are realising that they cannot defeat us this way either, so they are taking the path of de-legitimization." Yaalon, is a retired  veteran IDF chief of staff. He knows pretty well that as things stand it is  the IDF that didn’t win a single war since 1967. Yes it killed many, it starved millions but it didn’t win a single war. As if this is not enough, in 2006 the IDF was humiliated in Lebanon by a tiny para-military organisation namely the Hezbollah. In its last Gaza campaign, the IDF failed to achieve any of its military targets (destroying the Hamas leadership,  dismantling its rocket launching capacity anf freeing a captive Israeli soldier). Considering the damage Operation Cast Lead inflicted on Israeli public relations, the IDF initiative better be seen as a total  disaster.

    Yaalon and his fellows retarded Hasbara campaigners better internalise the obvious fact: it is Israel's actions that de-legitimize the Jewish state and the Zionist cause. It is the Israeli actions and Israel’s Jewish supportive lobbies that bring the level of Jew hatred to a new height. Israel is not that young anymore. It is 61 years old and it better starts to take responsibility for its actions.

    Addressing the recent arrest warrant issued against former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in England, Yaalon said he warned former British Prime Minister Tony Blair more than two years ago about the "flawed policy in respect to arrest warrants against myself and other senior Israeli officials."

    Yaalon probably doesn’t realise how vulnerable Blair’s situation in Britain is at the moment. Blair is not exactly a name that buys legitimacy in this country at this point in time. In his interview Yaalon maintained “we need to tell the Brits that we're in the same boat, as their commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan clearly say." Yaalon is partially correct. If to be precise, Blair, Ehud Barak, Olmert, Yaalon, and Livni are indeed pushed together in the same symbolic boat, the boat that may eventually dock in The Hague for a very long while.

    However, Yaalon is totally mistaken thinking that Brits and Israelis are in the same boat or sharing the same fate. The truth of the matter is obvious: while 94% of the Israelis supported IDF brutality in Gaza, the Brits are extremely unhappy with the presence of their soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. This includes the general public, British military generals, politicians, cabinet ministers, intellectuals and artists. Tony Blair indeed launched an illegal war. He sent British soldiers to fight a Zionist war. At the time, his NO 1 fund-raiser was  Lord Cashpoint Levy. Blair's  support in the media came from Hasbara Author David Aaronovitch and the enthusiastic interventionist Nick Cohen. Day by day we learn more about Tony Blair’s pretext for war. We read the revelations of aides coming forward at the Chilcot Inquiry.

    I am not an expert in naval matters but looking at the mounting evidence against Blair, the Jewish Lobby and the Israeli leadership, I start to think that the boat may be just too overcrowded with so many rich Zionists, Israeli politicians and officers and one British PM. We may need a seriously big sea vessel, just to make sure we schlep them to justice in safety.

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