JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ON ISRAEL RESEMBLING A MODERN SPARTA   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY JONATHAN COOK IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“Israel’s Drive to Become a Modern-Day Sparta

“A former army chief may present a challenge to Benjamin Netanyahu, but his campaign’s exultation of destruction and oppression is chilling”

 

Good piece.

And I think the comparison with Sparta very apt. That was a society actually designed for war, right down to the way it raised its children.

Remember, too, the advice of a leading early Zionist, Jabotinsky, about building an “iron wall.”

That is precisely the advice Israelis embraced at the beginning.

There never has been any effort at peace and good, helpful relations with neighbors.

Israel resembles a Crusader fortress sitting amidst people for whom it has only contempt. A heavily-armed garrison state with no regard for any neighbor, except a few absolute kings and tyrants – e.g., Saudi Arabia or Egypt – who are ready for their own reasons to assist in its work.

Modern Israel has proven a tragedy for most of the people in the region. Not just by means of its own continuous state of war. Israel is the fundamental mover for the Neocon Wars, that horror-show effort to remake the Mideast. A total and very bloody failure.

There isn’t a neighbor Israel itself hasn’t attacked, some several times. And it has on a number of occasions committed outright atrocities. It is never held liable in “the West” because Israel’s lobby has such a hold on politics there, a fact which only encourages still more outrageous behavior. Israel holds a permanent “Get out of jail free” card covering aggression and atrocity.

The word “peace” from the mouth of any Israeli politician with whom I am familiar is pretty much a bitter sarcasm.

Posted January 31, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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