A better title might be "The War on History - Lebanon and the Conspiracy to create Greater Israel" in view of the fact of the errors below.
The below author is about 60% right and 40% very wrong. Where he strays is accepting the idea that Iran is somehow threatened by Israel/America or is on the side of the Arabs and especially Muslims and Christians. The false Christians that he mentions, I will leave to Steve and others to expose for the lying in wait serpents they are. Iran is a CIA and Shiite and Zionist entity which pretends to be an Islamic state. It is not, it is a pagan Hitlerian/Persian Police State puppet to inflict horrible damage on Iraq and all that stand in the way of the evil filth of Israel's agenda to conquer all of the Middle East by their bought and sold chief foot licking dog, the genocidist United States of America. The author is also wrong in identifying the Jews as having any claim biblically or otherwise to Palestine. Also, concerning the cows (see below in the article) that "Israel" "avenged," I have a suggestion what they can do with their sacred cows....
The War on Lebanon and the Conspiracy to create Greater Israel
Posted By:patelraheem On 9/10/2006
The War on Lebanon and the Conspiracy to create Greater Israel
By A. Faizur Rahman
It is time the international community realised that Israel’s expansionist ideology, tacitly supported by U.S. imperialism, is the root cause of the Middle East crisis,
Its been more than two weeks now since the month-long misanthropic Israeli campaign of massacring innocent civilians and destroying Lebanese infrastructure in the name of freeing two soldiers and eliminating “a state within a state” was brought to a halt by the United Nation Security Council Resolution 1701. But unfortunately thousands of Lebanese are still left homeless either because of flattened homes or due to scores unexploded Israeli missiles and bombs lying around everywhere. According to the U.N humanitarian chief Jan Egeland, “90 % of the cluster bomb strikes [by Israel] occurred in the last 72 hours of the conflict when we knew there would be a resolution.” (Gulf Times, Sep 1, 2006). This, coupled with the desperate attempt by the 30,000 strong Zionist army to capture as much Lebanese territory as possible before the ceasefire came into effect on 14 August 2006, conclusively proves that the terror unleashed by Israel was neither about neutralizing the Hezbollah nor about the rescue of the two captured soldiers. The truth is that, the warmongers in Tel Aviv conveniently ignored the two soldiers forcing their families to seek the help of the French government to secure their release. In any case, given the enormous number of casualties suffered by Israel, it would naïve to believe that the Jewish state sacrificed more than a hundred soldiers for the sake of two.
Regarding Hezbollah, the charge against them was that of launching Katyusha rockets on Israeli civilians. But interestingly, a list of all Hezbollah attacks since May 2000(that is, after the withdrawal of the Israeli army from Lebanon), compiled recently by the Jewish Virtual Library, a division of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, shows that a majority of those attacks were against legitimate military targets and not civilians. According to the statistics provided by the Library, the only major non-military “collateral damage” to have been caused by the Hezbollah rockets was the killing of 50 cows in Kiryat Shmona on August 11, 2006! This means that there was no provocation from Hezbollah in terms of attacks on Israeli civilians for the Zionists to launch a full scale war. This leads to the logical question; what then were the real reasons behind the systematic destruction of Lebanon?
According to Uri Avneri, Israeli peace activist and former member of the Knesset, the real aim of this war is to “change the regime in Lebanon and to install a puppet government” (see alternativenews.org). The same apprehensions are echoed by Thierry Meyssan, the author of the best-selling book 9/11: The Big Lie. In a recent article, “The Neo Conservatives and the Policies of Constructive Chaos”, posted on his website voltairenet.org, he writes that the war on Lebanon was part of a Zionist- Neocon plan conceived a year ago - as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle on July21,2006 - and finalized at a meeting organized by the American Enterprise Institute at Beaver Creek, Colorado in June this year, to convert Lebanon into a mini-Christian state and annex part of its territory with the ultimate aim to attack Syria and Iran. The meeting, he says, was attended by Dick Cheney, Benjamin Netanyahu, Richard Perle and Nathan Sharansky.
The assessments by Uri Avneri and Thierry Meyssan perfectly accord with the long-cherished Zionist dream of expanding the present boundaries of Israel to create, what has come to be known as, “Greater Israel”. This diabolical irredentism is the result of a deliberate misrepresentation of a biblical verse in which God addresses Prophet Abraham saying, “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the Euphrates” (Genesis 15:18). In fact, even the present state of Israel was forcibly established by displacing the Palestinians on the basis of another “divine” promise in which God is supposed to have covenanted with Abraham to give him and his “seed” after him the entire land of Canaan, that is Palestine, “for an everlasting possession”(Genesis 17:8 ).
Laying exclusive claim to Abrahamic ancestry, and treating these “divine promises” as their “Holy Title Deed”, extremist Jews entertain the idea of occupying Arab lands by asserting that they are entitled to the entire region between the Nile and the Euphrates, comprising present day Israel (including the occupied territories), Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq, and a major part of Saudi Arabia up to Medina! ( source: “Complete Dairies” Vol II, p.711 by Theodore Herzl). Not surprisingly, the Zionists ignore the fact that Arabs too are the descendants of Abraham through his son Ishmael, and that they are in possession of the aforementioned lands by virtue of the same divine promise.
Nevertheless, the obduracy of Zionist dogmatism saw the Israelis taking a major step towards implementing their pre-planned expansionist agenda when they occupied Lebanon in 1982 hoping to use it as a launching pad to usurp more Arab territory. Their hopes were dashed when they were driven out by the Hezbollah in May 2000. But the idea of Greater Israel was never given up, and it can be safely assumed that the Israelis were regrouping all these years. The capture of two soldiers by Hezbollah was just the pretext they were waiting for to occupy Lebanon again.
It is indeed unfortunate that the world community helplessly watched for more than a month the horrendous events unfolding in the Middle East before a ceasefire could be enforced. In this context, the conniving role played by George W. Bush makes it imperative to know why the U.S., instead of making Israel see reason, continues to offer billions of dollars in military and economic aid to that country to suppress the legitimate aspirations of the Arabs. A deeper analysis of the U.S. political scene will reveal that it is the Evangelical Right, also known as the Christian Zionists, led by extremist Televangelists such as John Hagee, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, who, along with the Jewish lobby, call the shots, in so far as the U.S. Middle East policy is concerned. In his famous book “They Dare to Speak Out”, Paul Findley, former Republican Congressman, quotes Jerry Falwell as saying, “I don’t think America could turn its back on the people of Israel and survive. God deals with nations in relation to how those nations deal with the Jews.”
This blind support to Israel is based on the Evangelical belief that the occupation of all Arab lands by the Jews (in fulfillment of the prophesy in Genesis 15:18) is a prelude to the Second Coming of Christ and Armageddon, the biblical concept of the last battle between the Good and the Evil before the day of Judgment. But what many are unaware is that the Zionist Christians are not exactly honest in their support for Israel. They have their own hidden religious agenda according to which, Jesus in his second mission will convert all the Jews to Christianity, and therefore, to hasten this process all must be done to help the Jews take over the Arab lands between Nile and Euphrates. The extremist mindset of the Christian Right can be gauged from the comments made by John Hagee in his book, Jerusalem Countdown. Advocating a war on Iran he writes, “This is a religious war that Islam cannot – and must not - win.” “The end of the world as we know it is rapidly approaching…..Rejoice and be exceeding glad - the best is yet to be.”
It is a strange paradox that, on the one hand we have the Christian Zionists supporting Israel with financial, moral and military aid in the dogmatic hope of one day converting all the Jews to Christianity, and on the other we see the cunning Zionists - who never accepted Jesus as their Messiah - successfully manipulating the Christian Right using their own Bible to achieve the goal of Greater Israel. The ultimate victims of this unholy scheming between two Machiavellian religious groups are the innocent Arabs, particularly the Palestinians, who have been rendered refugees in their own homeland.
The best way to stop the evil designs of the Zionists is to counter their disinformation campaign and neutralize their lobby in the U.S. This can be done by alerting the people of America about the dangers of the present policy of their Government towards the Jewish state. Interestingly, this is exactly what Paul Findley, meant when he warned, more than two decades ago, about the risks of supporting Israel. In an interview to the Journal of Palestine studies in 1985, he says, “If we continue our present course, allowing a small state in the region to control public discourse in this country, in effect decide what the U.S. policy will be, we’re putting ourselves in the hands of foreigners who could easily lead us into a terrible war.”
Today we see the Findley prophesy being fulfilled in Iraq (a part of the proposed Greater Israel), to say nothing about the nefarious neo-con plot to attack Syria and Iran. It is time the international community realised that Israel’s expansionist ideology, tacitly supported by U.S. imperialism, is the root cause of the Middle East crisis, and the only solution to this decades old imbroglio is the immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from all occupied territories, and the establishment of an independent, sovereign and a viable Palestinian state.
(The writer is a Peace activist and Executive Committee Member, Harmony India, – a Chennai based organization dedicated to communal amity and secularism. He can be reached at email@example.com)