Palestine: The Mask of Imperial Power is Dying


Richard Moore

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The Mask of Imperial Power is Dying

By Jim Kirwan

06/20/07 "ICH" -- -- The charade is over in Palestine. The farce that tried to 
pass itself off as a pathway to peace has clearly ended. The ŒWest¹ led by 
Israel and the US has finally begun to show the world the duplicity of their 
joint criminality as that has most recently been underscored in ³Gaza vs. The 
West Bank.²

After Israel illegally seized the Palestinian taxes raised, from the starving 
and beleaguered Palestinians, to deny those people the means to achieve a 
functioning state: now in light of the rebellion in Gaza, Israel intends to use 
that money to blackmail The West Bank, and starve survivors in Gaza. This 
surpasses what the Nazis did to those they occupied by a factor of at least 
ten-fold: Given that the Nazi reign lasted only twelve years ­ while Israel and 
the US have controlled the people of Palestine for over fifty years.

Israel¹s claims that Hamas wants to destroy the State of Israel are true: yet it
is equally true that Israel wants to exterminate the Palestinian people. 
Unfortunately Americans seldom hear both sides of these charges: only Israel¹s 
claims are routinely reported, each and every time the name of Hamas is 

Neither is it mentioned here, that Israel had its military severely beaten in 
Lebanon, which was not supposed to happen. Israel was behind the bombing that 
killed the very popular pro-Lebanese leader that was then blamed on Syria‹in 
order to pave the way for an Israeli invasion of Lebanon. This is the same 
murder that the UN has now been coerced into holding an international trial for.
The bomb signature was the same as the bomb used on the 241 US Marines, in 
Beirut, during Ronnie¹s reign, and the only nation capable of making such bombs 
was and is Israel.

In instance after instance the corruption that passes for the military 
dictatorship of Israel today is the only group that directly profits from the 
escalation and destabilizations of so many different countries in the Middle 
East now.

Israel is not a traditional nation in the sense that she was not organically 
conceived, or home grown, but rather Œit¹ was created out of Palestine, and has 
yet to complete that process ­ over fifty years after her presence was inserted 
into Palestine. If the headlines offer any clues, her major exports seem to be 
Œhatred & war¹: which does not seem to be reason enough for that tiny place to 
exist upon the world map.

Her most powerful citizens are mostly found living abroad, where many enjoy very
good lives. There is also no question that many Israeli¹s are immensely powerful
in many of the world¹s pivotal institutions and industries, as well as 
throughout the world, in arts and entertainment, in politics and power, and in 
virtually all the major fields of endeavor: No small accomplishment given their 
very small overall numbers. But Israeli¹s are not of a single mind, or even a 
single religion: and their country has been infected by an extremism that is 
very similar to the one that won the coup that toppled the United States in 
2000. Both systems are as virulent as they are hated around the world.

The map of the Middle East is far from clear even to seasoned veteran players in
the region. In fact to get an idea of just how difficult this puzzle is one 
would have to somehow envision a chess board where eight players could 
simultaneously oppose one another. Motives, outcomes, and movements are each 
composed of several different minds, within each group that represents a single 
theoretical Œstate.¹ Nothing is simple. Sophistication, in-depth intelligence 
and an intense knowledge of the various histories and multiple factions are all 
basic to even beginning to understand what goes on there.

Overlay upon this immensely difficult region the fact of their resources and the
importance of their resources to the rest of the planet and you can easily see 
that no nation that seeks to dominate that region can afford to be involved 
there, without a great deal of diplomatic and real understanding about events in
that war-ravaged region. The military components at play are only one arm of a 
vast network of seething and competing goals that are never far from any 
surface; including the day-to-day realities. Add to this the arrogance and the 
self-imposed blinders, of the Western would-be rulers of that region‹and it is 
clear that several different boogey-men needed to be created to keep all the 
various factions at bay. Enter the one-size fits all ³terrorists,² many of whom 
are freedom fighters, some that are just mercenaries, and a huge number of 
extremists of all stripes. In this situation ³Chaos² is the one logical outcome,
but it is not the only consequence.

Suffice it to say that this region is and was the grand prize being sought by 
the world¹s bankers and the global corporatocracy, not to mention the puppets in
several nations that each has more than a small stake in the outcomes from this 
Privateer¹s Dream of global conquest. This has been the Cheney-Bush target of 
our foreign policies since long before they ascended into office.

Ironically, these Outlaws approached this situation just as they have always 
approached everything else ­ they chose to begin with intimidation and what they
thought of as overwhelming force: and they failed repeatedly. Did they learn 
anything at all ­ no! Instead they have chosen to compound their initial 
blunders with the threat of even more wars, and an expanded presence by both US 
military personnel and a sharp new spike in the accompanying mercenary forces as
well. Death, death and lots more death, all to maintain the false air of some 
faint idea of a Œvictory¹ in the war over the oil field contracts. How 
pathetically lame this so-called ³leadership² has been!

In addition to that folly the Israeli¹s have taken pages from our own bloody 
past, and began to treat the Palestinians much like we treated our native 
population when they still stood between the American colonies and the Western 
shore of what finally became the United States.

In addition to partitioning Palestine and stealing the lands of the inhabitants,
Israel went further establishing camps and policies that made a horror out of 
daily life for any Palestinian caught up in that nightmare. The goal was to get 
the Palestinians to leave. This did not succeed, as for the most part the 
Palestinians have stayed and they continue to fight to this day, just as almost 
any people will fight tenaciously for their own lands and countries.

However, the Empire has no use for other people¹s patriots, we call them 
terrorists. In fact the still unfinished state of Israel initially used the 
Irgun, (their own terrorists when they were seeking independence from the 
Brits). Many of their early leaders were drawn directly from the ranks of their 
own former ³terrorists.² This is probably why the current Israeli leadership is 
so incensed by Hamas, and what their leadership of the Palestinians might be 
able to accomplish, should Hamas ever succeed in uniting a real Palestinian 

This brings us to the current tactics being employed by both the US and Israel 
inside Iraq and elsewhere today, and indeed throughout these long and ugly years
of a war that is not a war but an illegal slaughter of helpless people. Rumsfeld
and Cheney and Gonzalez and Bush came up with the idea that torture could both 
justify their wars and keep the fear alive in so many millions of people 
everywhere ­ and who knew ­ maybe they might actually gain some information from
the exercise. So we created Gitmo and revoked Habeas Corpus for all Americans, 
if the Decider decided that whoever it was might just possibly be involved in 
something anti-American, at least according to his interpretation of that 
definition. But now‹years after this obscenity was put in place‹the truth is 
beginning to leak out as it always will. And Seymour Hersh has written about it 
in a major article in The New Yorker Magazine entitled: The General¹s Report. 

This series of crimes and cover-ups could lead to major destruction within those
at the top of this extremely vicious treachery against all that the world had 
outlawed so very long ago.

Cheney-Bush has created so many ways by-pass the once sovereign laws of this 
country: Like the 1100 signing statements, the spying on American citizens at 
will, the upending of everything needed to run even a third class country, much 
less the United States of America. We have become a country without an 
infrastructure, without real jobs, with no real say about our own defense, or 
even how our borders should be maintained. We have no culture unless one counts 
consumerism (our major disease ­ without which we¹d already be in the worst 
depression the world has ever known). Most of our industries are run from 
overseas, our goods and services are outsourced and then imported and now we¹ve 
been reduced to selling off our national highways and public lands to satisfy 
our government¹s addiction to unsubstantiated loans to fight the wars we¹re 
already lost in the name of major corporations like Halliburton that fled this 
country to avoid taxes and the legal responsibilities that their contracts will 
entangle them in‹once the investigations finally get underway. (2)

So much criminality, so much treason, and so few outcomes that stand even a 
chance of making a real difference: It¹s obvious that Americans need a new 

"NO" is the only thing this government should hear, to everything they are 
proposing, from the majority of the people they want to rule. If all of us just 
did this in both thought and deed, then this government could not continue, and 
we could begin again.

The entire fabric of what was 'government' is rotten to the core, because each 
one of almost all of the elected members continues to make decisions based 
solely on their own personal gains that have nothing to do with their offices, 
or with the public's welfare. They have in essence "sold their reputations for a
song" and in that bargain condemned us all to an inferno of slavery, death and 
taxes that will crush us into oblivion - NO - is the only cry that we can still 

If that battle-cry is loud enough and often enough it would begin to take hold -
to the point that things would have to change. Imagine 100,000 people in front 
of the Tarnished House, the Congress & the Supreme Court - in three 
demonstrations ALL chanting that one simple word, simultaneously - if that 
reached the airwaves maybe we could find a new beginning?

Remember - They need us far more than we "need" them.
1) The General¹s Report ­ Seymour Hersh, in the New Yorker
2) Foreign Companies Buying US Roads and Bridges ­ USA Today

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