- Nearly 34 years ago, an America-firster used The American
Mercury magazine to warn of the danger posed by Zionism and its rule of
Washington and the Mideast. John Henshaw wrote this article shortly after
Israel laid claim to the annexed land during 1967 Arab-Israeli war. This
article first appeared in the spring of 1968. -- Media Monitors
- Leaders Crave Area from Egypt to Iraq
- By John Mitchell Henshaw
- The metamorphosis of tiny Israel from a midget to a giant
is in the making. The grand design of Judaic-Zionist expansionist doctrine
is to seize all the oil-rich lands from the shores of the Euphrates to
the banks of the Nile.
- In defining the aims of Zionism, Hebrew scholar Levnoch
Osman recently said: "In our eternal Book of Books (the Torah), the
lofty ethical teachings of which are cherished by all mankind, the land
of Israel is described not as a long, narrow strip of land with wavy, crooked
borders, but as a state with broad natural borders. God has promised to
Patriarch Abraham the following:
- "I give unto them the land where they have sown
their seed, from the river of Egypt unto the great river of Euphratesâ
(Genesis 15:18). And so, in order to realize the words of this prophecy,
the Israeli state had to continue, not in the borders it has today but
within its broad historical boundaries."
- And as far back as 1952 Moshe Dayan, the present Israeli
defense minister, declared:
- "Our task consists of preparing the Israeli army
for the new war approaching in order to achieve our ultimate goal, the
creation of an Israeli empire."
- The British historian Arnold J. Toynbee, who served as
an adviser on Near Eastern affairs to the British delegation at the Versailles
Conference, in a newspaper article published in June last year stated the
Zionist aims in these words:
- We are Jews, the living representatives of Judah, one
of the 12 tribes of Israel that conquered most of Palestine in the 13th
century B.C. We held Judahâs share of the conquered territory for
seven centuries, till we were deported by Nebuchadnezzer in 587 B.C. We
were back again within less than half a century, and we then held Judea,
once more, for the next 773 years, till we were evicted by the Romans in
A.D. 135. We have never renounced our claim to the land of Israel. We have
always hoped, believed, and proclaimed that we shall get this land back
again. It is our land, we contend.
- After another 1,883 years we did recover a foothold there
in 1918, and during the half-century since then, by devoted hard work,
ability and military valor, we have built up our present national State
of Israel, and have inflicted three smashing defeats on the Arabs, who
have been trying to evict us again.
- We want to have a country of our own again, like other
peoples and like our own ancestors. We also need to have a country of our
own, because, since the conversion of the Roman empire to Christianity
in the fourth century A.D., we have been penalized and persecuted by the
Western Christian majority among whom we have had to live.
- The persecution has culminated in the unprecedented crime
of genocide, which has been committed against us in our lifetime by a Western
people, the Germans, in Europe. We are not going to let the Arabs commit
the same crime of genocide against us here, in our own land of Israel.
- Genocide in Six-day War
- Apologist Toynbee omitted mentioning the fact that the
Jews themselves are currently engaged in genocide. During the Sis-Day War
last summer, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan ordered Brig. Gen. Yeshaâahu
Gavish, the Israeli commander of the Sinai campaign, to ruthlessly drive
the hapless Egyptian troops into the Sinai Desert to die of thirst, hunger
and heat. Temperature on the arid Sinai rise to more than 100 degrees during
the day. For over two weeks thousand of wretched Egyptian stragglers wandered
over the swirling wastes finally drop dead in their tracks.
- U.S. reconnaissance planes flying on the perimeter of
the Sinai Desert took hundreds of pictures of the stragglers and reported
there were 50,000 Egyptians dead or dying on the desert at the time. The
U.S. Air Force loaded 60,000 gallons of water in five-gallon jerry-cans
on pallets and prepared to drop them in the area where stragglers were
observed. However, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara ordered the projected
mission of mercy halted after he received phone calls from White House
foreign policy-planner Walt Rostow and UN Ambassador Arthur Goldberg.
- This flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention on the
treatment of prisoners of war amounted to genocide, designed to destroy
a whole nation.
- Newspaper reporters visiting the war zones in Syria and
Jordan, reported that if one sniper in a village fired on Israeli troops,
the whole village was destroyed including the women and children. Napalm
is frequently used.
- This systematic extermination is an ideological doctrine
of Zionism. The leading exponent of genocide is the chauvinist Moshe Dayan,
whom the Zionists have proclaimed a Biblical "messiah" on a white
horse. Arrogant, boastful Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, chief of the Israeli General
Staff, who plotted and executed the Six-Day blitzkrieg last June, is in
direct charge of the projected expansionist program from the Euphrates
to the Nile.
- The scope of this ambitious scheme of territorial seizures
and exploitation has been recognized by at least a few of our American
military strategists for years. This writer recalls that a dozen years
ago an Army lieutenant colonel, who was a student at the War College, confined
that some of his instructors believed the Zionist expansionist policy would
provide the spark to ignite World War III.
- (Incidentally, the then lieutenant colonel is now one
of the top commanding generals in Vietnam.)
- By guile, treachery and bloodletting, the Zionists plot
to annex all of Jordan, virtually all of Syria, half of Iraq and a large
part of Saudi Arabia and all of the rich cotton lands of the Nile Valley.
It would be a simpler matter then to grab Yemen, Aden, Muscat, Qatar and
Oman with their rich oil development. Israel is already well advanced in
the development of its first nuclear warhead.
- According to the Zionistsâ schedule of operations,
within a decade the Israeli empire be the master of the Middle East and
take its place as a nuclear superpower on equal footing with the Soviet
Union and the United States. David Rockefellerâs Standard Oil Company
will pay its royalties to the Israeli military usurpers instead of the
- Fabulous Oil Reserves
- The stakes are high in this traditionally British-protected
region. The Persian Gulf and adjacent countries hold 70 percent of the
non-communist worldâs oil reserves and produce half of its oil output.
British with-drawl from Aden creates a power vacuum that will inevitably
be filled by Israel and the Soviet Union.
- The British have expressed the pious hope that their
withdrawal would galvanize the Arab rulers into dropping their feuds and
really unite in a mutual defense pact. However, the spreading oil boom
is intensifying the territorial ambitions of rival kingdoms, sultanates
and sheikdoms. Iran is selling oil to Israel, another aggravating factor
in Mideast tensions.
- Like the tentacles of an octopus the Israeli armed forces
struck out in all directions into Jordan, Syria and Egypt in Israelâs
Six-Day aggression. Last June. Even when encountering no resistance, the
Israeli armored forces abruptly halted at predetermined strategic terrain
points; they had accomplished their mission in the first phase of the Zionist
Grand Design of imperialistic conquest. It was time to stop and consolidate
their gains rather than risk spreading their forces too thin.
- Israeli leader Menachem Begin says:
- "The return of even one bit of earth to the Arab
would be a betrayal of the nation."
- The grandiose idea of an Israeli empire controlling the
Middle East is now for the first time arousing great popular enthusiasm
among Jews everywhere in the world.
- Officially Israel is continuing the pretense of keeping
the door open to negotiations that might result in return of the conquered
territory, in exchange for Arab recognition of Israel and peace treaty.
- Jordanâs King Hussein has reportedly already made
a secret and desperate offer to Israel: In exchange for the return of the
West Bank of the Jordan River, Hussein agreed to demilitarize it, negotiate
border adjustments and even waive his insistence upon regaining the Old
City of Jerusalem. Israel rejected the offer. Israeli Minister of Labor
Yigal Allon bluntly stated:
- "The natural border of the country is the Jordan
River ö a border that would be established only if Israel kept the
West Bank areas it took from Jordan."
- Gen. Aluf Ezer Weizmann, second highest-ranking officer
in the Israeli army, is even more adamant: "We shall stay where we
are and bring in Jews. We now have the unusual opportunity to consolidate
the state for the Jewish people and help prevent future wars."
- "If there is a fourth war," Defense Minister
Moshe Dayan gloats, "we are in a position to win more decisively than
- And he warned that in the "fourth war" the
great cities of Cairo, Damascus and Amman will be annihilated. This is
in conformity with the genocidal plan.
- Zionist have their eyes set on all of the land between
the Nile and the Euphrates. The plan for a "Greater Israel" is
as old as Zionism itself.
- Israelis bitterly complain that along with the occupied
territory that is three times the size of Israel, they have inherited its
population of 1,330,000 Arabs.
- Aliyah ö voluntary relocation to Israel ö has
been a flop as far as Western Jews are concerned ö few of them want
to go to the Holy Land of their forefathers. The majority of Jews now in
Israel are from Asia and Africa.
- The System of government in Israel is a mixture of theocracy
and gerontocracy. Full citizenship requires membership in the Jewish religion
and Jewish ancestry. Israeli authorities refuse to accept Arabs or "Gentiles"
(non-Jews) as full citizens with equal civil, political, and economic rights.
Militant Zionists frankly admit that Israel and neighboring Arab nations
cannot coexist. They claim that the incompatibility is due to ideological
fanaticism. However, the Arab oil lands are fabulously rich.
- "We must take steps leading to a long-range consolidation,
lest we be considered a temporary, transient factor in the occupied areas,"
declares Israel Galili, minister without portfolio in the Israeli Cabinet.
- The Zionists have invented the term "coercive noninterference"
in explaining how they force the subjugated Arabs to cooperate with their
conquerors. When the mayor of Nablus announced that he would resign rather
than front for the Jews, the Israeli military officers told him that no
one would be appointed to replace him, which would result in utter chaos.
They mayor had second thoughts, stayed and obeyed the Jewish military commanders.
Hundreds of similar examples could be cited.
- Arabs Fear Genocide
- "The Middle East today is dominated by raw, naked,
savage, animal fear. The Arab nations are driven by the fear of mass death,
by the fear of Israel's genocidal intentions toward them. Israel, by bringing
in immigrants from all over the world, has upset the demographic balance
of the Middle East.
- "The first basic fact about populations is that
they multiply. They population of Israel is increasing, and the populations
of the Arab nations are increasing. In the conflict between populations,
either Arabs or Jews must someday end up being driven into arid desert
wastes which will not support them, where they will find relief only in
the oblivion of death. Israel means to kill the Arab populations and to
occupy their lands. The Arabs, driven by fear of death, react powerfully.
They seek the protection of a powerful nation, Russia, to which they will
become tributary in return for protection·
- "For the free world, this is a practically irretrievable
disaster," says Benjamin H. Freedman.
- We might well rationalize all this as strictly none of
our business except that hundred of millions of American foreign aid dollars
are being spend for the enrichment of the international Zionist network
extending from Tel Aviv to Paris, London and New York. The Israelis are
already pumping oil from Egyptian wells and splitting the profits with
Rockefellerâs Standard Oil combine. This is only the prelude.
- Now for the first time Soviet Russia is successfully
penetrating the oil-rich Mideast countries. The Russians have made agreements
to explore for oil in Iraq, Iran and Egypt. They have extended bids for
cooperative ventures to Algeria, Syria and Kuwait. The agreement with Iraq
provides for development of oil reserves in an area taken away from Western
- Most of the Arab oil countries are starting oil firms
to give them a stronger hold on their petroleum reserves and a bigger bit
on profits. They have also recently hiked their royalties they get from
the big Anglo-American oil firms.
- The Soviets furnish the technical know-how to the Arab
oil industry and work out world marketing agreement with the Arab rulers.
The Soviet naval fleet is standing in the Mediterranean. The Kremlin has
launched an aggressive campaign to establish a protectorate over the Mideast
oil lands. Russia finally has a firm grip on Egypt. Syria is now totally
dependent on Soviet weapons and the protective arm of Moscow. The Soviets
have a facility in Latakia.
- Yemen is receiving Soviet arms, Russian advisers are
training its army, and Soviet armed forces are establishing base facilities
in Yemen. After all the millions the U.S. gave Iran in foreign aid, the
ungrateful shah (who has $300 million stashed away in Swiss banks) is co-operating
with the Soviets in construction of a natural gas pipeline that would feed
Iranian gas to parts of Russia not easily served by Russian gas.
- The sub-rosa partnership between Zionism and communism
is still a fact. As Israel drives the Arabs into the arms of the Kremlin,
Israel expands, fulfilling a grand design and an aggressive plan agreed
upon years ago. And like the Arabs, Americans are helpless victims in this
- The late John Henshaw was chief legman for columnist
Drew Pearson, who later broke with Pearson. At that time, Henshaw's expenses
were paid by the Anti-Defamation League, a lobby for Israel, which had
a "special relationship" with Pearson. Thus Henshaw's Middle
East insights are unique.
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