Friday, July 21, 2006

A Friend of Israel

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Tom Hayden tells how he came to see the light in this wonderful article. He also reminds us that we've been here before:

When we arrived at the Israeli-Lebanon border, the game plan promised by Benny Navon had changed utterly. Instead of a localized border conflict, Israel was invading and occupying all of Lebanon with us in tow. Its purpose was to destroy militarily the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) haven in Lebanon. This had been Gen. Ariel Sharon's secret plan all along...

Hmmmm....Israel invading Lebanon get rid of the militant's "haven".

Hezbollah was formed in answer to this invasion.

Israel stayed for eighteen years.

I've said it before, I will say it again: The United States, hell the western world, will not know any sort of peace or security for generations because of what we have done in the Middle East, and what we are facilitating through our support for Israel.

But if you don't believe me.....


The events that affected my soul in a direct way started in 1982 when America permitted the Israelis to invade Lebanon and the American Sixth Fleet helped them in that. This bombardment began and many were killed and injured and others were terrorised and displaced.

I couldn't forget those moving scenes, blood and severed limbs, women and children sprawled everywhere. Houses destroyed along with their occupants and high rises demolished over their residents, rockets raining down on our home without mercy.

The situation was like a crocodile meeting a helpless child, powerless except for his screams. Does the crocodile understand a conversation that doesn't include a weapon? And the whole world saw and heard but it didn't respond.

In those difficult moments many hard-to-describe ideas bubbled in my soul, but in the end they produced an intense feeling of rejection of tyranny, and gave birth to a strong resolve to punish the oppressors.

And as I looked at those demolished towers in Lebanon, it entered my mind that we should punish the oppressor in kind and that we should destroy towers in America in order that they taste some of what we tasted and so that they be deterred from killing our women and children.

And that day, it was confirmed to me that oppression and the intentional killing of innocent women and children is a deliberate American policy. Destruction is freedom and democracy, while resistance is terrorism and intolerance.


Osama bin-Laden
November 1, 2004

14 Comments:

Blogger politiques USA said...

I am writing a post about that right now in French on my blog. I may publish it in English as well. It is going to be a very long post. These are very deep thoughts between Resistance and time to act at a nation scale. In the US, Americans have this sick vision between capitalism and communism, and that shit keeps going on since the war in Iraq. FUCK that shit. It is not about black and white, it is deeper than this vision, to oppose people against other people.

At this time, the philosophy of the US is the philosophy of Heidegger. Heidegger was german and a sympathizer of the nazi party. This guy thought he was living in the era of our time, therefore his nations was able to go to war against other countries in the name of their own values. Heidegger is the perfect example of the Bush administration that thinks in the name of "freedom". It is the same exact thing.

On the other side, Jean-Paul Sartres, who is a french philosoph and did meet Heidegger in Berlin and study his work; he did think that France was living in their own time too and it was okey to resist as well. Both of these guys, although they cannot deny the meaning of life, were taken inside the political impact of the "meaning of life".

French resistance was accused by the nazi occupation of being terrorists. And French resistance even was slaughtering french people who were communicating with the Nazis. It is the same thing that is happening in Iraq, except Iraq is being split between 3 different people. Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein has been thought to think in their own ways: the Bush administration does not give a shit about the life of other people, as long as these people are okey with the policy of the Bush administration.

What happened in Iraq, in a none-predictable time, will eventually happen in the US. It is the same thing.
For a philosophical point of view, Freedom is making the US weaker than any other civilizations for historical purposes, because you guys are a young nation, trying to figure out why you were even born in the first place on the land of freedom. Be free in your own space, and let it be, but if you refuse other people to be free in their own terms then you won't be free.

For Ben Laden, I could care for less, your civilization is the own reflect of Ben Laden, your civilization is acting against its own shadow, and one wrong or one right, it won't even make it right at all: when you point 2 fingers at somebody else, you are poiting 3 fingers against yourself and you will destroy yourself from the inside. You are the suicid bomber because the policy of the Bush administration abroad will be your own suicide.

Fri Jul 21, 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous ML said...

Reminder for Americans: the suffering in Lebanon is exactly what the suffering in Iraq looked like the first few weeks of the war.

Lefti On The News has a very nice post on this.

Sat Jul 22, 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

Robert: I've frequently had misgivings about *some* of these "missives" from Usama bin Laden, particularly those more "conveniently" timed or overtly "confessional" in nature. But it strikes me that, even if some of them are mere emulations, how innately *sensible* the writings of UBL in general typically are. Comparing the sentiments you've reproduced here with *any* of the clearly dishonest ravings of George W. Bush & Co. is like comparing night to day! While it may not be *my* truth, it's quite easy to see that when bin Laden "speaks", it *is* his TRUTH, unlike the disingenuous fictions propagated by our own intensely decitful leadership. ==== And I think you're entirely correct -- this country will never know peace, nor should it, until it begins to respect the legitimate rights of other nations -- ALL nations -- and ceases to blindly support the blatantly bloodthirsty tactics of Zionist Israel. ==== Hayden's exposition, by the way, is *quite* an eye-opener . And it's highly commendable of him to have come forward with that.

Sat Jul 22, 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous ML said...

Escalating Mideast Conflict: Will Earth Survive?

Sat Jul 22, 04:33:00 PM  
Blogger politiques USA said...

Robert: I've frequently had misgivings about *some* of these "missives" from Usama bin Laden, particularly those more "conveniently" timed or overtly "confessional" in nature. But it strikes me that, even if some of them are mere emulations, how innately *sensible* the writings of UBL in general typically are. Comparing the sentiments you've reproduced here with *any* of the clearly dishonest ravings of George W. Bush & Co. is like comparing night to day! While it may not be *my* truth, it's quite easy to see that when bin Laden "speaks", it *is* his TRUTH, unlike the disingenuous fictions propagated by our own intensely decitful leadership. ==== And I think you're entirely correct -- this country will never know peace, nor should it, until it begins to respect the legitimate rights of other nations -- ALL nations -- and ceases to blindly support the blatantly bloodthirsty tactics of Zionist Israel. ==== Hayden's exposition, by the way, is *quite* an eye-opener . And it's highly commendable of him to have come forward with that.

It is your opinion JMF. I think that the western world anyway, whether they are french, english, or american, only understand what is going on by the color of skin. Well ... it may be true between american and english, but english people do not belong to the EUROPEAN-UNION. I am sorry to disappoint my brothers who speak in English, and thought that English was the supreme language of reason: ALL OF YOU CAN GO TO HELL, ALL OF YOU ARE WHITE TRASH. There is this disgusting belief inside the western world that the white color is better than any other color. FUCK THE WHITE COLOR, AND FUCK YOUR RELIGION! ALL OF YOU! WHETHER YOU ARE AMERICANS, CANADIANS, FRENCH, CHRISTIAN, CATHOLIC, PROTESTANTS! KEEP YOUR OWN SHIT INSIDE YOUR BELIEFS AND STOP JEOPARDIZING THE LIFE OF OTHERS BECAUSE YOU FEEL YOU ARE SO BETTER THAN OTHER PEOPLE!

Sat Jul 22, 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Gosh, do ya feel better now?

Sat Jul 22, 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger politiques USA said...

Yes I do, I needed to tell them off :-)

Don't you feel better? I washed myself from my own sins.

Sat Jul 22, 07:03:00 PM  
Blogger politiques USA said...

Simple. A big fuck you to the white motherfuckers. Including myself.

Sat Jul 22, 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Enough

Sat Jul 22, 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

Speaking of "friends of Israel" (1): US Speeds Up Bomb Delivery for the Israelis [The New York Times] ==== The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, American officials said Friday. ==== The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. Its disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the United States is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Iran's efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah. ==== The munitions that the United States is sending to Israel are part of a multimillion-dollar arms sale package approved last year that Israel is able to draw on as needed, the officials said. But Israel's request for expedited delivery of the satellite and laser-guided bombs was described as unusual by some military officers, and as an indication that Israel still had a long list of targets in Lebanon to strike. ... ==== [That, *despite* the fact that providing military aid to Israel, as it's currently being used, clearly violates US law!] ==== AND (2): White House Calls on Jewish Groups to Line Up Behind John Bolton [The Washington Note] ==== It's hard to imagine something more cynical than the White House exploiting Middle East convulsions - in which many innocents on all sides are dying in real time - to divide Americans at home in order to try and squeeze through the Senate confirmation of the pugnacious radicalizer and international de-stabilizer, John Bolton. ... ==== That's right, folks. Now that Lebanese civilians are being slaughtered indiscriminately by the HUNDREDS for no discernible reason (plus a few Israelis), it's clearly time for the American Jewish community to get behind the legimization of NeoConNazi UN "ambassador" John Bolton. After all, Armageddon demands it! [end cynicism]

Sat Jul 22, 09:02:00 PM  
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