BUT TOO LITTLE AND IS IT TOO LATE?
It seems, at last, that some elements of the mainstream press are slowly beginning to realise that the attack against the Gazan people was much less about Hamas rockets and mortars being launched into Israel and much more about Israel destroying Hamas. Paul McGeough of the Sydney Morning Herald today goes part way in the mainstream press to say what many bloggers and independent journalists have been saying for months, even years, and that is; Israel’s war against the Palestinian people was never about rockets and mortars landing ineffectually on southern Israel from Gaza but about ultimately Israel having the Gaza and the West Bank occupied and settled with Israelis as part of the Zionist dream of a Greater Israel.
Getting rid of Hamas is only part of the Israeli plan. Israel knows that while any Palestinian remains in the Gaza it will never know peace. Even if Hamas is seemingly totally destroyed in this war then it will arise again in the same form or some other form within months and Israel will need to start its war all over again with the Palestinian people.
As has now been revealed by the Sydney Morning Herald, the claim by Israel that it merely wants to stop the rockets and mortars from being launched from the Gaza is simple propaganda providing the excuse Israel needed to launch their attack.
Since the attack started all of Israel’s propaganda lies have been exposed. The claim that it was Hamas that broke the ceasefire dashed all Israeli credibility when it was seen as a blatant lie by the rest of the world who were well aware of Israel’s unprovoked attack on the Gaza on 4 November 2008 which resulted in the deaths of six Palestinians.
Unfortunately, McGeough has only touched on the full geo-political reality of Israel’s intentions for the Gaza.
He asks: “But how would Israel fill a post-Hamas vacuum?”
He infers that the West Bank President Abbas may be considered since it is the current Israeli government and Washington that is propping up his regime in the West Bank. However, McGeough is well aware of Abbas’s shortcomings and suggests that the suffering Palestinians will blame the Israelis for their suffering and not Hamas and that the Gazan people are not likely to turn to Abbas and his Fatah faction for a way out of their suffering. Besides, while Abbas may be on friendly terms with the current Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, it should be remembered that Abbas is as much despised by the right-wing Zionists as Hamas is and it would seem that the right-wing Zionists of Israel stand quite a reasonable chance of gaining power at the next Israeli elections scheduled for February this year. In the event of a Likud win at the elections and Netanyahu becoming the next Israeli Prime Minister, Palestinians can kiss any notion of a full and proper sovereign Palestinian state goodbye as Netanyahu has made quite clear both in the past and recently.
While some in the mainstream media are slowly chipping away at the Israeli propaganda and rhetoric to reveal the truth about the geo-political reality of Israel’s intentions, there is still along way to go before those intentions become entirely revealed to the people of the Western world.
The Zionists of Israel are astute enough to realise that they are unable to move too quickly toward their goal of a Greater Israel that includes all of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. In the past they have always needed to have a casus belli, real or otherwise, before moving forward. Today their lies have become increasingly transparent but for the Israelis it is not so much a matter of convincing the people of the world that what they are doing is justified but convincing the Western governments that what they are doing is justified. So far, the peoples of the world have seen through their lies; now the governments of those peoples must also be shown that they are indeed lies and that Israel again has hoodwinked the governments of the world.
For some insight into the extent of Islamaphobia, racism and ability to lie and deceive on behalf of Israel that exists in other sections of Australian mainstream media, not unsurprisingly, that owned by Rupert Murdoch, one needs only to take a look at the blog of Australia’s foremost racist and purveyor of hate, the columnist Piers Akerman of Sydney’s Daily Telegraph. This frothing at the mouth neoconservative hate and warmongering lunatic actually believes that there is a Fifth Column of Islamic extremists in Australia bent on ousting the Australian government and installing an Islamic government with Shria law! If it wasn't for the fact that he works in the Australian mainstream media he'd be a joke. But then, he does work for Murdoch.
Here you’ll find the same old lies and propaganda that he’s been instructed to publish and that we’ve already heard about from the Israelis and you’ll also find his faithful racist bloggies responding in chorus with very little dissent to his views being published.
PROTEST IN ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, SUNDAY 11 JANUARY 2009
South Australian readers should know that there will be a protest rally in Adelaide at 1.00pm outside Parliament House in the city this coming Sunday, 11 January, 2009. The protest is being organised by the Australian Friends of Palestine. All concerned people are urged to make their voice heard at this or other rallies being held around the world. Please come along and show your support for the people of the Gaza.