- 'Israel is the light onto the nations' says the Torah.
Indeed it is, and not just because the Torah says so. Israel is ahead of
everyone else in many fronts. Take for instance, terrorizing civilian populations
and practicing some of the most devastating murderous tactics upon elders,
women and young.
- The Jerusalem post reported yesterday that the Chairman
of NATO's Military Committee, Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, visited Israel
earlier this week to study "IDF tactics and methods that the military
alliance can utilise for its war in Afghanistan." A senior Israeli
defence official added "The one thing on NATO's mind today is how
to win in AfghanistanDi Paola was very impressed by the IDF, which is a
major source of information due to our operational experience."
- I would advise both the Israeli official and Admiral
Di Paola to slightly curb their enthusiasm. The IDF didn't win a single
war since 1967. Yes, it murdered many civilians, it flattened many cities,
it starved millions, it has been committing war crimes on a daily basis
for decades and yet, it didn't win a war. Thus, the IDF cannot really teach
NATO how to win in Afghanistan. If NATO generals are stupid enough to follow
IDF tactics, like the Israeli generals, they will start to see the charges
of war crimes pile up against them. They may even be lucky enough to share
their cells with some Israelis in due course, once justice is performed.
- Admiral Di Paola spent two days with the infamous IDF
Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, the man who led the IDF into Gaza
- In the Jewish state they were very enthusiastic with
Admiral Di Paola's visit. They regarded it as just another reassurance
of 'business as usual. The visit of a NATO high supreme official was there
to convince them that no one takes note of the Goldstone report. "Di
Paola's visit is significant" says the Jerusalem Post, "since
it comes at a time when the IDF is under increasing criticism in the wake
of the Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead as well as a decision by
Turkey - a NATO member - to ban Israel from joint aerial exercises."
- However, it would be crucial to elaborate on the emerging
mutual interests between the two parties, Israel and NATO. "During
their meeting on Wednesday, Ashkenazi and Di Paola discussed ways to upgrade
Israeli-NATO military ties as well as the plan to include an Israeli Navy
vessel in Active Endeavor, a NATO mission established after the 9/11 attacks
under which NATO vessels patrol the Mediterranean to prevent illegal terror
- This is indeed a necessary move for the Israelis. At
the moment the Israeli Navy is operating in the Mediterranean as a bunch
of Yiddish Pirates (Yidisshe Piraten), assaulting, hijacking and robbing
vessels in international waters. Once operating under the NATO flag, the
Israelis would be able to terrorise every vessel in the high seas in the
name of the 'West'. For the Jewish state this would be a major step forward.
Until now the Israelis have been committing atrocities in the name of the
Jewish people. Once operating under the NATO flag, the Israelis will be
able to perform their piracy in the name of 'Europe'. Such a move is further
evidence of the spiritual and ideological transition within Zionism from
'promised land' into 'promised planet'.
- While the Israelis desperately need NATO's legitimacy,
NATO is far more modest. All it needs is knowledge and tactics. For some
reason it insists on learning from the Israelis how to inflict pain on
a civilian population. More pain, that is, than it is already making. "NATO's
Defence officials said that Di Paola used his meetings with the IDF to
learn about new technology that can be applied to the war in Afghanistan".
The Jerusalem Post reports that Israel is a "known world leader in
the development of specialized armor to protect against improvised explosive
devices (IEDs), otherwise known as roadside bombs."
- This is indeed the case. Israeli generals realised a
long time ago that their precious young soldiers prefer to hide in their
tanks rather than engage with the 'enemy' i.e. the civilian population,
kids, elders and women. But it doesn't stop there, Di Paola was also interested
in "Israeli intelligence-gathering capabilities and methods that the
IDF uses when operating in civilian population centers." Di Paola
noted that "NATO and the IDF were facing similar threats - NATO in
Afghanistan and Israel in its war against Hamas and Hizbullah."
- I would suggest to Admiral Di Paola to immediately read
the Goldstone report thoroughly, so he grasps his own personal legal consequences
once he starts to implement 'Israeli tactics'. If Admiral Di Paola wants
to serve his army, he should indeed visit Israel, he should also meet every
war criminal both in the military and politics so he knows exactly what
NOT to do.
- NATO's chances of winning in Afghanistan are not limited,
they are actually exhausted. It can only lose. Some military analysts and
veteran generals argue that it is lost already. NATO has brought enough
carnage on the Afghani people without achieving any of its military or
political goals. Given that Israel was severely humiliated in Lebanon in
2006 by a tiny paramilitary Hizbullah and failed to achieve its military
goals in Operation Cast Lead in its genocidal war against Hamas, there
is nothing for NATO to learn from the Israelis. Should NATO proceed in
implementing added IDF tactics, all it will achieve is a dramatic reduction
of security across Europe and America.
- If we are concerned with peace and we want it to prevail,
what we have to do is to move away as far as we can from any spiritual,
ideological, political and military affiliation with Zionism, Israel and
its lobbies. If 'Israel' is indeed a 'light onto the nations', someone
better explain to us all, why its prospect of peace is becoming slimmer
- My answer is actually simple. Israel can be easily seen
as the 'light of nations' as long as you learn from Israel what not to
do. In fact this is the message passed to us by the great humanist prophets
Jesus and Marx. Love your neighbour, be among others, transcend yourself
beyond the tribal into the realm of the universal. In fact this is exactly
what the Israelis fail to grasp. For some reason, they love themselves
almost as much as they hate their neighbours.
- If Admiral Di Paola wants to win the hearts and the minds
of the Afghani people (rather than 'winning a war'), he should first learn
to love. This is something he won't learn in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Gaza,
Ramallha and Nablus are more likely.