JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AN ACADEMIC SAYS OBAMA HAS LEFT ISRAEL NO CHOICE ABOUT BOMBING IRAN – POOR LOGIC AND PREJUDICE PASSING FOR ANALYSIS – INDEPENDENT ISRAEL?   Leave a comment

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY CLIFFORD ORWIN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

The dishonesty and prejudiced nature of Clifford Orwin’s thinking are highlighted with a simple thought-experiment: by his line of thought, it becomes acceptable, and indeed necessary, for a third party to attack Israel.

After all, Israel actually has illicit nuclear weapons and uninspected bomb-making facilities, is not part of anti-nuclear weapons treaties, and it has proven itself capable of the world’s worst case of nuclear weapons proliferation (the case of apartheid South Africa).

And, of course, unlike Iran, Israel has attacked every neighbor that it has, some more than once, and its leader has as his credo, not religious orthodoxy, but constant and ferocious lying.

The only reason any casual reader could give a moment’s plausibility to Orwin’s muddy and prejudiced argument is that Iran has been so demonized in our press that people respond the way they do towards a product that has been heavily and falsely advertised.

And who is responsible for the never-ending demonization? Why, apologists for Israel’s bloody excesses, people like Clifford Orwin.
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“The Jewish State still exists because of the influence of the diaspora Jews on a powerful country– the USA. So the idea that Israel is on its own is a total farce.”

Israel is in fact the most subsidized entity on earth when one considers the totality of special privileges granted it: everything from a generous free-trade treaty with America to an American guarantee of Israel’s oil supply to the sharing of secret technology and the freedom for citizens to move back and forth as dual nationals and to a $3 billion handout every year plus many more special privileges courtesy of America’s corrupt campaign-finance system and the lobby for Israel’s skill in manipulating it.

Yes indeed, Israel’s claims to independence are a farce.

What other leader of 7 million people – not even the size of many of the world’s cities – gets to shove his way into the Oval Office with regularity? And gets to discuss such sensitive topics as the use of America’s military?

And we all know what will happen in general terms should that lunatic Netanyahu attack Iran.

Iran, quite within its rights of self-defence, will hit back with missiles – and it has large numbers of accurate missiles – aimed at Israel’s cities or perhaps at Israel’s totally illegal nuclear weapons plant at Dimona.

Israel will then cry to the U.S. for help and to prevent it from having to respond with nuclear missiles.

Willy-nilly, the U.S. will be dragged into yet one more war for this nasty country that cannot get along with one of its neighbors and which indeed has attacked all of them at one time or another.

If the U.S. does attack, Iran will respond in many ways, including possibly sinking an aircraft carrier with its Sunburn supersonic missiles.

Will Russia enter the fighting? Will China?

Only dangerous idiots advise this course.

Israel tried previously to entangle the U.S. in war with its deliberate two-hour attack on the USS Liberty, a well-marked intelligence ship of which the Israelis had been advised, during the Six Day War.

When it comes to rogue states, Israel makes North Korea look positively bucolic and peaceful.

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