War Criminals Are Becoming The Arbiters Of Law
By Paul Craig Roberts
October 12, 2009
The double standard under which the Israeli government operates is too much for everyone except the brainwashed Americans. Even the very Israeli Jerusalem Post can see the double standard displayed by “all of Israel now speaking in one voice against the Goldstone report”:
“This is the Israeli notion of a fair deal: We’re entitled to do whatever the hell we want to the Palestinians because, by definition, whatever we do to them is self-defense. They, however, are not entitled to lift a finger against us because, by definition, whatever they do to us is terrorism.
“That’s the way it’s always been, that’s the way it was in Operation Cast Lead.
“And there are no limits on our right to self-defense. There is no such thing as ‘disproportionate.’
“We can deliberately destroy thousands of Gazan homes, the Gazan parliament, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior, courthouses, the only Gazan flour plant, the main poultry farm, a sewage treatment plant, water wells and God knows what else.
“Why? Because we’re better than them. Because we’re a democracy and they’re a bunch of Islamo-fascists. Because ours is a culture of life and theirs is a culture of death. Because they’re out to destroy us and all we are saying is give peace a chance.
“The Goldstones of the world call this hypocrisy, a double standard. How dare they! Around here, we call it moral clarity.”
A person would never read such as this in the New York Times or Washington Post or hear it from any US news source. Unlike Israeli newspapers, the US media is a complete mouthpiece for the Israel Lobby. Never a critical word is heard.
This will be even more the case now that the Israel Lobby, after years of effort, has succeeded in repealing the First Amendment by having the Hate Crime Bill attached to the recently passed military appropriations bill. This is the way the syllogism works:
It is anti-semitic to criticize Israel. Anti-semitism is a hate crime. Therefore, to criticize Israel is a hate crime.
As the Jerusalem Post notes, this syllogism has “moral clarity.”
Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations, John Sawers, stepped into the hate crime arena when he told Israel Army radio that the Goldstone report on Israel’s military assault on Gaza contains “some very serious details which need to be investigated.” A year from now when the Anti-Defamation League has its phalanx of US Department of Justice (sic) prosecutors in place, Sawers would be seized and placed on trial. Diplomatic immunity means nothing to the US, which routinely invades other countries, executes their leaders or sends them to the Hague for trial as war criminals.
In the meantime, however, the Israeli government put Sawers and the UK government on notice that British support for the Goldstone Report would result in the destruction of the double standard that protects the West and Israel and create a precedent that would place the British in the dock for war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“London,” declared the Israeli government, “could find itself in handcuffs if it supports the document [the Goldstone report].”
Once the DOJ’s hate crime unit us up and running, “self-hating Jews,” such as leaders of the Israeli peace movement and Haaretz and Jerusalem Post journalists, can expect to be indicted for anti-semitic hate crimes in US courts.
To criticize Israel for it’s war crimes is not anti-semitic. The Israeli leaders will try to say that but they are war criminals and war criminals are just that criminals.
The US has been criticized for it’s war crimes because they are crimes.
If you commit a crime expect to be punished for it whether you are black, white, green, orange, Catholic, Protestant or Jewish. It makes no difference.
When the Churches were accused of crimes against aboriginal they tryed with all their might to cover up their crimes as well. The thought becasue they were churches they too were above the law.
No one is above the law.
Israel has commited war crimes and crimes against humaity.
The self defense ploy is just that a ploy. They are not victims they are criminals, just like a man who beats his wife and blames her for the beatings. It’s always her fault you know.
Israel is no victim. They are like the abusive man, the perpetrator.
They do not speak for all Jewish people. There are many Jewish people who disagree with what they are doing. They do not all support Israel. That is just an Israeli fantasy. It is a lie. Not all of the Jews in Israel think the the Goldstone report is wrong, many think it is right on.
Israeli Leaders are promoting a lie as usual.
Criminals of course will lie to protect themselves. That is rather common.
One must remember if you are in Israel and you disagree or protest against the Governments crimes, you can and will be thrown in jail.
They even try to shut down organizations who are telling the truth.
The leaders will do whatever it takes to keep the truth from coming out and punish those who try. Freedom of speech as long as you agree with everything the Leaders say that is.
They even throw their own children, in jail if they refuse to join their military.
Some Democracy that is.
Their history of terrorism should speak volumes.
They also do not abide by UN Resolutions.
They expect everyone else to but, they think they don’t need to.