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09 February 2009

John Pilger on Israel's Palestinian Holocaust Deniers



That the awesome Aussie and giant among a mire of mediocre, midget, so called journalists, the great John Pilger has been permanently on our blog roll since it's 'birth' - should surprise nobody.

Nor should it surprise anybody to learn that this hero, and we use that word advisedly, once again dares to tell it shout from the rooftops how it really is.

Recently, perhaps we could have spent a little less time reporting in our own amateurish (yet no less sincere and urgent) style, tirelessly trying to warn the wider world of the terrible truth re; Palestine and Israel. Had we done so, we may have caught up with Pilger's recently published pieces somewhat sooner. But to coin a corny and well worn phrase, better late than never.

How does this sound for starters?

Holocaust denied: the lying silence of those who know

8 Jan 2009

Writing in the New Statesman, John Pilger calls on 40 years of reporting the Middle East to describe the 'why' of Israel's bloody onslaught on the besieged people of Gaza - an attack that has little to do with Hamas or Israel's right to exist.

(snip)

In fact, Hamas’s real threat is its example as the Arab world’s only democratically elected government, drawing its popularity from its resistance to the Palestinians’ oppressor and tormentor. This was demonstrated when Hamas foiled a CIA coup in 2007, an event ordained in the western media as “Hamas’s seizure of power”. Likewise, Hamas is never described as a government, let alone democratic. Neither is its proposal of a ten-year truce as a historic recognition of the “reality” of Israel and support for a two-state solution with just one condition: that the Israelis obey international law and end their illegal occupation beyond the 1967 borders. As every annual vote in the UN General Assembly demonstrates, 99 per cent of humanity concurs. On 4 January, the president of the General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto, described the Israeli attack on Gaza as a “monstrosity”.

When the monstrosity is done and the people of Gaza are even more stricken, the Dagan Plan foresees what Sharon called a “1948-style solution” – the destruction of all Palestinian leadership and authority followed by mass expulsions into smaller and smaller “cantonments” and perhaps finally into Jordan. This demolition of institutional and educational life in Gaza is designed to produce, wrote Karma Nabulsi, a Palestinian exile in Britain, “a Hobbesian vision of an anarchic society: truncated, violent, powerless, destroyed, cowed...

Now, read the rest of these truths that hurt : or remain an ignorant, rabid Pro-Israel, Middle East Master Race enabler. And/or an actual criminal accomplice to ethnic cleansing, mass murder, mayhem, madness, collective punishment and suffering on a massive scale, cold blooded, completely & clearly premeditated, meticulously planned massacres and a virtual barrage of blatant bloody war crimes.

Be said pitiful personal ignorance having been brought about by accident or by design.

*(Cross posted across at 'appletree')

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7 Comments:

Anonymous rex said...

Shorter 'Greater Israel':Babarians.

2:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The silence here is f*cking deafening.

9:56 pm  
Blogger J.UL1R4 said...

Thank you for posting this and for posting the article Richard.

John Pilger is an amazing man.

10:04 pm  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

And I see our amazing Helen Thomas was met with a deafening roar when she asked the new president what he was going to do about the nukes in Israel.
Keep shouting, my friend.
XO
WWW

4:28 pm  
Anonymous nathan norton said...

I've never been anti-Semitic in my Life. I remember the Holocaust only too well. However, I confess that if things don't change soon, and change a lot, then myself an millions of others worldwide may well become anti-Semetic.

The choice is Israel's .... oh, and America's of course. The way things have been going over the last several years those two nations have become the most despised on earth .... sad to say our own cowardly politicians have been only to willing to allow us to be gragged along onto third place, in the hate stakes.

I'm glad I'm an old man now rather than a youngster.... I dread to think what awful fates await so many of them.

Sometimes I genuinely believe that the world we've allowed to evolve isn't worth saving anymore.

5:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Richard, for high-lighting once again the wonderful work of John Pilger. It is sad that most of Pilger's films cannot be purchased in the U.S. I have acquired what few I could, but not the ones I would most like to have.

I know in every instance Pilger tells it like it really is.

I shudder when I think of what atrocities may be coming next.

Aunt Em

7:50 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Richard, for high-lighting once again the wonderful work of John Pilger. It is sad that most of Pilger's films cannot be purchased in the U.S. I have acquired what few I could, but not the ones I would most like to have.

I know in every instance Pilger tells it like it really is.

I shudder when I think of what atrocities may be coming next.

Aunt Em

7:51 am  

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