JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A NEW BOOK REVEALS THE APPALLING RECORD OF ISRAEL’S USE OF ASSASSINATION – ONLY ADDING TO THE DREARY WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE WE ALREADY HAVE OF CONTEMPT FOR LAW RESEMBLING THE MAFIA’S   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO REVIEW OF A BOOK BY RONEN BERGMAN IN THE INDEPENDENT

Poisoned toothpaste and exploding phones: New book chronicles Israel’s ‘2,700’ assassination operations
Intelligence correspondent Ronen Bergman persuades Mossad agents, Shin Bet and military personnel to disclose their stories on state-sponsored killings

Israel has demonstrated little to the world over its brief history beyond the fact that it is capable of succeeding as a criminal state. It has flourished on lawlessness and criminal activity of every description.

Assassinations, kidnappings, torture, illegal imprisonment, theft, terrorism, starting wars with every neighbor it has, using banned weapons, making nuclear weapons, making chemical weapons, proliferation of nuclear weapons (with apartheid South Africa), blackmailing other states, and more.

The record is simply appalling, and the world cannot go on saying everything is okay because of what some other criminals did in a different country on a different continent three-quarters of a century ago. That cannot be an excuse for decades of new terror and lawlessness.

All people everywhere are capable of sinking into corruption and criminal behavior if they are subject to no standards, no oversight, no checks and balances, and no penalties for wrongdoing. And add to that, allowed to function under the general acceptance of a terrible principle that anything can be excused owing to events of another place and era and people.

When I think of the way our establishment regards Israel, blind to all the terrible things done in its name, I am reminded of J Edgar Hoover whose FBI in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, simply refused to acknowledge that organized crime existed in the United States.

He spent all of his considerable resources chasing non-existent communists.

But organized crime did exist, and in a big way. And it grew and flourished precisely because of the way Hoover ignored it.

Turns out that old J. Edgar (who was a closeted gay and a cross-dresser) had been badly compromised by the Mob.

The Mob apparently had compromising photos of him.

J. Edgar and his companion, Clyde, also used to like vacationing at some Mob-run resorts, where they received all kinds of special treatment, including tips on how to successfully bet at the Mob-run race track. Here was the country’s chief law-enforcement officer accepting betting tips from the Mafia.

Now, does that remind us of anything?

As, for example, the badly compromised American Senate, Congress, and President – all of whom are completely blind to the crimes Israel perpetrates in the Mideast? People who, if they stopped accepting bribes and favors, could quickly straighten out one of the world’s worst ongoing injustices?

Posted January 28, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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