The New York Times: Making Nuclear Extermination Respectable

On July 18, 2008 the New York Times published an article by Israeli-Jewish historian, Professor Benny Morris, advocating an Israeli nuclear-genocidal attack on Iran with the likelihood of killing 70 million Iranians — 12 times the number of Jewish victims in the Nazi holocaust:

Iran’s leaders would do well to rethink their gamble and suspend their nuclear program. Barring this, the best they could hope for is that Israel’s conventional air assault will destroy their nuclear facilities. To be sure, this would mean thousands of Iranian casualties and international humiliation. But the alternative is an Iran turned into a nuclear wasteland.

Morris is a frequent lecturer and consultant to the Israeli political and military establishment and has unique access to Israeli strategic military planners. Morris’ advocacy and public support of the massive, brutal expulsion of all Palestinians is on public record. Yet his genocidal views have not precluded his receiving numerous academic awards. His writings and views are published in Israel’s leading newspapers and journals. Morris’ views are not the idle ranting of a marginal psychopath, as witnessed by the recent publication of his latest op-ed article in the New York Times.

What does the publication by the New York Times of an article, which calls for the nuclear incineration of 70 million Iranians and the contamination of the better part of a billion people in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, tell us about US politics and culture? For it is the NYT, which informs the ‘educated classes’ in the US, its Sunday supplements, literary and editorial pages and which serves as the ‘moral conscience’ of important sectors of the cultural, economic and political elite.

The New York Times provides a certain respectability to mass murder, which Morris’ views otherwise would not possess if say, they were published in the neo-conservative weeklies or monthlies. The fact that the NYT considers the prospect of an Israeli mass extermination of millions of Iranians part of the policy debate in the Middle East reveals the degree to which Zionofascism has infected the ‘higher’ cultural and journalist circles of the United States. Truth to say, this is the logical outgrowth of the Times‘ public endorsement of Israel’s economic blockade to starve 1.4 million Palestinians in Gaza; the Times’ cover-up of Israeli-Zionist-AIPAC influence in launching the US invasion of Iraq leading to over one million murdered Iraqi citizens.

The Times sets the tone for the entire New York cultural scene, which privileges Israeli interests, to the point of assimilating into the US political discourse not only its routine violations of international law, but its threats, indeed promises, to scorch vast areas of the earth in pursuit of its regional supremacy. The willingness of the NYT to publish an Israeli genocide-ethnocide advocate tells us about the strength of the ties between a purportedly ‘liberal establishment’ pro-Israel publication and the totalitarian Israeli right: It is as if to say that for the liberal pro-Israel establishment, the non-Jewish Nazis are off limits, but the views and policies of Judeo-fascists need careful consideration and possible implementation.

Morris’ New York Times ‘nuclear-extermination’ article did not provoke any opposition from the 52 Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations (PMAJO) because, in its daily information bulletin, Daily Alert, it has frequently published articles by Israeli and US Zionists advocating an Israeli and/or US nuclear attack on Iran. In other words, Morris’ totalitarian views are part of the cultural matrix deeply embedded in the Zionist organizational networks and its extensive ‘reach’ in US cultural and political circles. What the Times did in publishing Morris’ lunacy has taken genocidal discourse out of the limited circulation of Zionist influentials and into the mainstream of millions of American readers.

Apart from a handful of writers (Gentile and Jewish) publishing in marginal web sites, there was no political or moral condemnation from the entire literary, political and journalistic world of this affront to our humanity. No attempt was made to link Morris’ totalitarian genocidal policies to Israel’s public official threats and preparations for nuclear war. There is no anti-nuclear campaign led by our most influential public intellectuals to repudiate the state (Israel) and its public intellectuals who prepare a nuclear war with the potential to exterminate more than ten times the number of Jews slaughtered by the Nazis.

A nuclear incineration of the nation of Iran is the Israeli counterpart of Hitler’s gas chambers and ovens writ large. Extermination is the last stage of Zionism: Informed by the doctrine of rule the Middle East or ruin the air and land of the world. That is the explicit message of Benny Morris (and his official Israeli sponsors), who like Hitler, issues ultimatums to the Iranians, ‘surrender or be destroyed’ and who threatens the US, join us in bombing Iran or face a world ecological and economic catastrophe.

That Morris is utterly, starkly and clinically insane is beyond question. That the New York Times in publishing his genocidal ravings provides new signs of how power and wealth has contributed to the degeneration of Jewish intellectual and cultural life in the US. To comprehend the dimensions of this decay we need only compare the brilliant tragic-romantic German-Jewish writer, Walter Benjamin, desperately fleeing the advance of totalitarian Nazi terror to the Israeli-Jewish writer Benny Morris’ criminal advocacy of Zionist nuclear terror published in the New York Times.

The question of Zionist power in America is not merely a question of a ‘lobby’ influencing Congressional and White House decisions concerning foreign aid to Israel. What is at stake today are the related questions of the advocacy of a nuclear war in which 70 million Iranians face extermination and the complicity of the US mass media in providing a platform, nay a certain political respectability for mass murder and global contamination. Unlike the Nazi past, we cannot claim, as the good Germans did, that ‘we did not know’ or ‘we weren’t notified’, because it was written by an eminent Israeli academic and was published in the New York Times.

James Petras, a former Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York, owns a 50-year membership in the class struggle, is an adviser to the landless and jobless in Brazil and Argentina, and is co-author of Globalization Unmasked (Zed Books). Petras’ most recent book is The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counterattack. He can be reached at: jpetras@binghamton.edu. Read other articles by James, or visit James's website.

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  1. Michael Kenny said on July 30th, 2008 at 8:13am #

    The more the Israelis shoot themselves in the foot, the better! Israel rests entirely on American brute force and US power is collapsing. The nastier the Israelis are now, and the longer they stall before trying to cut a deal, the more they will have to give up to get that deal. It couldn’t happen to nicer people!

  2. Deadbeat said on July 30th, 2008 at 8:45am #

    What Mr. Kenny misses in his comments is that what concern Petras in not only Israeli Zionism but Zionism as it is configured in the United States. What outraged Petras is that this kind of Nazi-like thinking coming from the Jews are considered “mainstream”. Such thinking and expression coming from non-Jews would be considered an outrageous. It is this double standard that Dr. Petras is highlighting.

    The other reason why Dr. Petras is tackling this issue is because the Left has failed to confront of Judeo-Fascism. In fact the Left goes to considerable lengths to obscure and camouflage this problem especially as it is constructed within the United States. Take a look at how the Left, especially the International Socialist Organization (ISO) engages in “circle the wagon” rhetoric that is designed to deliberately mislead and obscure the role of Zionism as practices and configured within the United States.

    The fact that the Left is active to obscure this racist and militaristic ideology is the reason there is an anemic anti-war movement and created the void that allows Barack Obama to fill.

    Thus the constant railing against the Democrats is counter-productive when the Left itself has the enormous structural problem of not adhering to defining principles.

    Dr. Petras is a leading voice by starting the very necessary dialogue needed in order to repair the Left.

  3. michael miller said on July 30th, 2008 at 8:56am #

    Thank you, Professor Petras, for your insightful and important piece. It is imperative that we view the New York Times critically, understanding that its editorial pages are no longer “mainstream” as they were in the days of Tom Wicker and James Reston, that its news pages have been pathetically degraded from the journalistic pinnacles reached by Seymour Hersh to the pathetic troughs of Judith Miller.

    I have, however, one bone to pick with your article. Your use of the term “Israeli-Jewish” in describing Professor Morris seems to imply that Jewishness and Zionism are identical. Of course, they’re not. There’s no need for the hyphenate term; your readers wouldn’t imagine that Morris was “Israeli-Palestinian” or “Israeli-Muslim.” Moreover, polls indicate that the vast majority of Jews worldwide oppose the kind of lunacy Mr. Morris advocates.

  4. BiBiJon said on July 30th, 2008 at 10:42am #

    New York Times was also instrumental in making a “humane” case for invading Iraq.

    Morris of course does not provide any evidence that Iran would develop a nuclear weapon, and even less evidence that Iran is suicidal.
    None the less, this peice of bigotted advocacy for genocide passes NY Times’ editorial requirements.

    For a reality check on Iran, please see
    http://www.bibijon.org/iranimage/

  5. Arch Stanton said on July 30th, 2008 at 11:35am #

    Providing a “certain respectability to mass murder” has been a signifier of western “civilization” for at least two millennia. It hardly begins or ends with the New York Pravda, or Israel, or the nazis, or Napoleon, or Caligula for that matter.

  6. JN said on July 30th, 2008 at 5:24pm #

    The whole corporate media constantly attempts to justify state/corporate crime (including mass murder). That is, after all, their purpose.
    The US & its allies are already committing crimes comparable to those of the Nazis, as they have done throughout their history.

    A few examples of American genocide:
    The murder of over 2 million Iraqis since 1991, & an unknown number of Afghans.
    The murder of 2-3 million people in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos.
    The atomic bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki & fire bombing of Tokyo.
    The near extermination of the native population of North America.
    Enforcement of an international economic system that causes thousands of people to die every day from easily preventable or curable diseases or starvation.
    & so on…….

    Yet still US politicians can talk, with a straight face, of America’s good intentions, efforts to minimise civilian casualties, concern for democracy & human rights, etc

    By all means critiscise Israel, but try looking a little closer to home as well. It could plausibly be argued that the US itself is already fascist. Certainly it has most of the defining characteristics.

  7. JN said on July 30th, 2008 at 6:00pm #

    Also, Marx & Engels description of the US political system remains fairly accurate: 2 “cartels” that alternate in power to give the illusion of democracy, while both are controlled by the same interests.

    Capitalism is still the main driving force of modern imperialism. Israeli influence over the US will last only as long as Israel is seen to be advancing US/corporate imperial interests. Should this perception change, the US ruling class will soon turn against Israel & their obedient media will fall in line. The American government & media showed little interest in the ‘Jewish state’ prior to 1967.

    The only difference with Bush, McCain et al is that they are pursuing those interests in an extremely irrational & counterproductive way. Obama is seen as a more competent, better presented figurehead.

  8. Matt Gushee said on July 30th, 2008 at 8:24pm #

    Let me begin by making clear that I am no fan of Benny Morris. His world view is twisted, and his recent op-ed disturbing indeed. So I am baffled that James Petras feels the need to combat him with gross misrepresentations, vague and unsupported denunciations, and outright nonsense.

    * Misrepresentation
    Read Morris’ piece for yourselves:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/18/opinion/18morris.html
    Morris is not in any way *advocating* a massive nuclear attack on Iran. He clearly states he believes it would be the inevitable, if horrifying, outcome if the Israelis botch their inevitable [?] attempt to “take out” Iran’s putative nuclear arms capability. Okay, I suppose you could argue, by way of rhetorical desconstruction, that Morris is *covertly* advocating a prospect that he claims to abhor. But Petras gives no hint that he is doing anything other than addressing Morris’ explicit arguments.

    Vague and unsupported:
    “No attempt was made to link Morris’ totalitarian genocidal policies to Israel’s public official threats and preparations for nuclear war.”
    Okay, what are his “policies” (note the plural) other than the falsely alleged advocacy of a nuclear holocaust? And how much influence does Morris really have in Israel? How do we know that?

    Nonsense:
    “That Morris is utterly, starkly and clinically insane is beyond question.”
    … unless, of course, Petras is a psychiatrist as well as a sociologist, and has personally examined the patient …
    Such remarks might work in a black-humor piece. But Petras appears, as usual, to be in deadly earnest.

    I could go on, but it’s dinnertime. Bottom line: Zionist warmongering needs to be denounced, but shoddy, over-the-top rhetoric such as this ill-serves the cause.

  9. Deadbeat said on July 30th, 2008 at 10:14pm #

    Matt Gushee writes…
    I could go on, but it’s dinnertime. Bottom line: Zionist warmongering needs to be denounced, but shoddy, over-the-top rhetoric such as this ill-serves the cause.

    “over the top” rhetoric may be a matter of degree and “taste” however there has been continuous “over-the-top” rhetoric used to deflect, mislead, and camouflage Zionism such as “War for Oil” and “Shock Doctrine/Disaster Capitalism”.

    The constant stream coming from the Left in order to obfuscate and obscure Zionism has been much more worrisome and troublesome than what Mr. Gushee considers to be “over-the-top”.

  10. Terry said on July 31st, 2008 at 3:21am #

    For those interested, Professor Morris has published a response to Professor Petras on a student-run politics website called e-International Relations (the site also published Petras’ original piece). You can read it at: http://www.e-ir.info/?p=540

  11. Hue Longer said on July 31st, 2008 at 6:52am #

    My only problem with the article is that when it says twice, “exterminate more than ten times the number of Jews slaughtered by the Nazis”…it sort of invites an association the Iranians never had with Nazis concerning extermination of Jews as well as plays the number game of acceptable deaths

  12. Big M said on July 31st, 2008 at 7:06am #

    The NYT, along with a number of other so-called “indispensable” national publications/”news”papers, is a Zionist rag. Anybody who subscribes to this bird-cage liner, or pretty much any “mainstream” paper or magazine, or gets their “news” from any “mainstream” television or radio program, is a stupid fool, which would mean the majority of people in this clown kingdom.

    The reason Israel is constantly calling for the extermination of other peoples is because it has its fascist attack dog, the United Terror State of Amerika, to back it up. Otherwise, Israel would have likely been helped, deservedly, to put its murderous ideology into practice in some other dimension of the universe a long time ago.

  13. DanE said on July 31st, 2008 at 3:17pm #

    Thank you Baldo:) U sim 2 have the word “ashkenaz” on the brain. I doan care if a Zioniss is a Ashcanaz or a Sepherdim, they is plenny of bofe. Rothschild is Ashcany but Sassoon sephardic, so watsa a diff?

    Rule of thumb: SuperRich Jews assumed to be Zionist unless info to contrary. “Finance” is a system of robbery no matter who operates it; it just happens that Zionist Jews are running it at the moment, being v. skilled at legalized theft from long experience going back to Babylon, Egypt etc.

    Interesting: you earlier took “anti-Zionist” stance, I thought, but here you are grasping at straws to obscure the obvious.

    So if you can show me any instance in which any of these superrich Jews who control the commanding heights of the US Empire economy ever said anything critical of Izzylandia, the Izzy Lobby, the Zionist Power Config, or Zionist ideology, Labor, Revisionist, what have you, I will eat crow. But until such time, IMHO U R out 2 lunch.

    Thank you,

    Dan:)

  14. bozhidar balkas said on July 31st, 2008 at 4:31pm #

    dan e,
    i’n very strongly antizionist. as i have said in other posts, israel doesn’t have the right to exist and ashkenazim should be deported from palestine since nobody can get along w. these uebermanschen.
    true i do not hate mizrahim; they r much more semitic than ashekanazim.
    but u have the right to believe that there r no differences btwn these two folks.
    u need to get over that ashkenazim r not jews. in fact, i’v seeen some of them that look more german or polish than many germans/poles.
    i’m sorry my piece upset u. but if u continue to write as u have in this post then i will never ever reward ur behavior by reading anything u post.
    that’s a promise. so, tie yuorself up in knots, u’l feel a lot better.

  15. Aaron Aarons said on July 31st, 2008 at 5:32pm #

    An earlier Benny Morris quote in defense of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine:

    “Even the great American democracy could not have been created without the annihilation of the Indians. There are cases in which the overall, final good justifies harsh and cruel acts that are committed in the course of history.”

    [Quote is from (http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=380984). Start of interview is at (http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=380986).]

  16. Shabnam said on July 31st, 2008 at 8:25pm #

    Professor Petras:
    I appreciate your article that tries to make people pay attention to Benny Morris who advocates “nuclear holocaust” as final solution against the Iranian people and its ancient civilization. Benny Morris, a liar, pose as a historian held two conferences in May of 2008 in Germany and University of Austria to sell his plan of ‘nuclear holocaust’ against Iran to European population under “stop the Iranian threat” and asked for full cooperation to impose more stringent economic sanctions to starve the Iranian children to death, similar to Iraqi population during the Clinton administration which caused more than 650,000 deaths many were under five years of age as a result of dual containment of Iraq and Iran where was designed by Martin Indyk, a Zionist Jew from AIPAC to smoothen the path for invasion and partition of Iraq to erect the tribe of Kurds as an ally to be used against neighboring countries for the goal of “the greater Israel” from Mauritania to Afghanistan. The participants of these conferences were from group known as “Scholars for Peace in the Middle East – SPME,” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, an Israeli think tank, PEN German branch,
    Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, a puppet of Israel, and other
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=9143
    groups to form public opinion against Iran for final solution of “nuclear holocaust’. The introduction was delivered by Professor Diethard Pallaschke. He presented Iran as the “biggest threat in the history of mankind” and as such “to all civilized states.” The next
    http://mideastfreedomforum.org/de/node/63
    speaker was Charles A. Small, professor of history at Yale University, who argued that Nazism and “radical Islam” had a common ideology. Therefore, there is possibility of a “second Holocaust”. He further said that there should be no support of Iran from students, scholars and
    http://www.spme.net/cgi-bin/articles.cgi?ID=3820
    European governments. Please remember when Palestinians wanted to bring a boycott against Israel academics; Palestinians faced strong opposition from these ‘scholars’, many of whom were from Jewish descent. They started a campaign against boycott including those who are known as “public intellectual” but at the same time these intellectuals have lent their signatures on behalf of numerous phony Iranian “opposition” groups and individuals who have cooperation with the western intelligent services such as NED, Freedom House, Open Society, Voice of America who advocate ‘regime change’. The Iranian ‘opposition’ groups view Islamic liberation movement such as Hamas and Hezbollah as fascist, the same as Benny Morris. Israel not only supports Iranian opposition groups but also gives them military, financial and political support to be used in terrorist activities against Iran. Mujahedin, PEJAK, and monarchist are only a few to be mentioned. Benny Morris argues that a nuclear-armed Iran is a threat since Israel would lose its significance. Apart from strategic losses, investment flows and the peace accords signed with Arab governments would be jeopardized. In order to prevent the strategic challenge of a ‘nuclear Iran,’ he suggests Israel ought to intervene preventively and destroy the “Iranian nuclear project” by conventional but preferably nuclear weapons. This would certainly cause the death of many civilians, he admits, but he believes this is the responsibility of the Iranians themselves who have not been able to bring “regime change” to help Israel to achieve her goal of being a regional power to peruse it project of ‘the greater Israel’; therefore, they must pay for it with their lives. Thus, a ‘nuclear strike’ is preferable to a “second Holocaust” for the ‘chosen people’ in order to remove this threat.Another participant of the conference was Paulo Casaca, Portuguese Member of the European Parliament (MEP), a Zionist Jew, who was advocating to use Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, or MEK) – an armed opposition group whose members are seeking to overthrow the Iranian
    government and has been involved in number of terrorist activities inside and outside the country and is listed as terrorist by both the European Union and the U.S. State Department. The Zionists are trying to remove MKO from the terrorist list and is coming off from the formal colonial power, Britain, perhaps will follow by France soon. In the US the Zionist servant, Patrick Clawson, deputy research director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, an Israeli think tank, suggests the same thing meaning the US should remove MKO from the terrorist list. Benny Morris is angry to see Iran as a power of the region because he believes this belongs to Israel. He is angry that Bush who had assured the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Washington was taking care of the Iranian nuclear program is not done yet. But given the situation that many American are not for a military strike against Iran including US military elites like Fallon, there is only little probability of a U.S. military strike. He, however, thinks if Barack Obama is elected president in November, then Bush would order an attack on Iran. The Zionist liars want to spread this lie around so they prepare the public to accept such a surprise to exert pressure on Iran to abandon its LEGAL nuclear energy enrichment program under the supervision of IAEA to rob Iran of her rights to enrichment for its fuel to meet her energy requirement for its developmental needs, so Israel can be recognized beyond any doubt as a ‘regional power’ to maintain its hegemonic rule over the entire region using its WMD, nuclear bombs, to be able to continue its illegal expansion policy and steal the rest of the Palestinian land and through divide and conquer to partition regional states including Iran and Sudan to erect ‘the greater Israel’ with secure borders. Therefore, it is vital for the International community come together as one and send a clear message to Israel that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and demand the removal of all illegal economic sanctions against Iranian children and elimination of the latest resolution (HConRes 362) where more than 200 members of the House of Representatives heavily promoted by the Jewish Lobby, AIPAC, that effectively calls for a blockade of Iran, an act of war. Barney Frank voted for this resolution but due to pressure from Peace Action he has promised to reconsider his decision. He said:
    “I’m all for stricter sanctions against Iran, but the blockade part go too far… I’m going to call the sponsors and tell them I’m changing my vote.”

    Why Iranian children should received stricter sanctions? Why Iranian workers must face unemployment, hunger and deaths? What have they done? To enrich uranium is Iran’s RIGHT according to NPT. Contrary to the US and Israel which country or countries Iran has invaded and occupied? According to NPT, the US and all other nuclear states must implement policy towards elimination of their nuclear weapons where they have not done a damn thing therefore they are in violation of the NPT. It is shameful to see countries with thousands or hundreds of nuclear bombs threatening other countries not to enrich uranium for their fuel. It is ironic that US – Israel – Britain, the real axis of evil dare to manufacture so many ‘crisis’ to take the population of the planet hostage to hold on to their illegal occupation and kill millions of people to privatize the resources and bring the assets under their control for those who rules the world to expand their influence around the world. Who can live under this slavery system which is called ‘new world order’? We never accept it. Shame on you all. It is everyone’s duty to expose the Zionist’s plan and neutralize the threat against Iran. Obama as a Zionist puppet has recently repeated the Israelis threat, according to Zionist media CIRCUS:
    “Nobody said this to me directly but I get the feeling from my talks that if the sanctions don’t work, Israel is going to strike Iran,” according to ABC. Unfortunately, the phony Iranian opposition groups cooperated with the Zionist criminal gang at these conferences and were beating on the war drum for “regime change”. At the conference, An Iranian writer, Javad Asadian, who is seeking regime change, deemed the return of the Twelfth Imam, the Mahdi, to form the religious and ideological core of the “Iranian theocracy.” He further claimed that Iran needed the atomic bomb in order to use it against Israel. This servant must repeat the Zionist’s lies to get financial support and position to survive like those in the US.
    http://radiozamaaneh.com/special/2008/07/post_614.html
    To please the Zionists, Javad Asadian, from PEN in Germany, repeated Morris’ lie to get his satisfaction.
    I would like to remind people according to Iran report by intelligence agencies, the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), released in December 2007; Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program. Yet, the Zionist liars try to fool the public through disinformation to sell the “nuclear holocaust’ against the Iranian people.
    Since Iran is a year from being able to make a nuclear bomb, according to Morris, Israel is compelled to bomb Iran “in the next four to seven months.” Morris is trying to sell the idea that an assault on Iran will be good for Israel, for the United States, and even for Iran. The same way they sold the Iraq war. The choice, Morris concludes, lies with the rest of the world, and especially with the United States. If Iran does NOT SUBMIT RAPIDLY to the next round of international pressure, the world is better to support Israel and hope for the success of its first aerial assault against Iran. If this does not work well then Israel launch a nuclear attack. If we do not attack Iran now, the result will be further nuclear progress by Iran and that leads to nuclear attack by Israel against Iran. Thus, he is trying to sell a threat based on lies. There is no nuclear weapon program in
    http://www.stopthebomb.net/en/
    Iran. A nuclear attack on a nation of more than seventy million people can not be supported under any circumstances especially when Iran’s nuclear enrichment program is LEGAL and Iran has a right to produce its own fuel under the NPT like other member states. In fact if Benny Morris thinks that nuclear strike is going to solve any problem at all, he should not hesitate to use it on his own apartheid state erected with the influence of Rothschild family, the Zionist Banker, on Arab land, where no state in the region including Greece, Turkey and Iran voted for the partition of Palestine therefore through invasion, occupation, targeted assassination, collective punishment and illegal settlements has stolen more than 82 percent of historical Palestine against International Law where IL is only used to bring weaker states to submission. We have just seen the ICC brought charges against Bashir, the Sudanese president, two weeks ago where Sudan is targeted by Israel and the US for partition using phony organizations such as ‘Save Darfur’ to divide Sudan into many states with phony charges like ‘child slavery’ in the southern Sudan and ‘genocide’ in Darfur, a phony charge to bring regime change, but leave the main war criminals such as Bush, Cheney, Olmert, Peres, Blair and others untouched.
    Iran will use a nuclear bomb, Morris is sure, because that is the kind of people they are. This liar knows that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon program, is part of NPT and under the surveillance of IAEA and has not invaded any country for more than 200 years. Israel, on the other hand, is erected on Palestinian land by the European settlers 60 years ago, has an active Nuclear weapon program with more than 300 bombs to go, has not signed the NPT and does not allow anyone to come near its bomb making facilities and does not support ‘free middle east from nuclear weapons’ which is supported by the regional states including Iran, has invaded all the neighboring countries and has maintained a brutal occupation for decades, but Morris with his stupid racist remarks wants to tell us that he has hold of a secret knowledge that is superior to evidence, similar to ‘God has given the land to the chosen people’ fantasy.
    In the Haaretz interview of January 5, 2004, he said: “The whole Zionist project is apocalyptic. ….It wasn’t reasonable for it to succeed in 1881 and it wasn’t reasonable for it to succeed in 1948 and it’s not reasonable that it will succeed now. Nevertheless, it has come this far. .. Yes, I think of Armageddon. It’s possible…”
    So he knows that the racist ideology of Zionism doomed to go down the tube soon and Israel as a Jewish state might be wiped off the map through its own terrorist actions, therefore, he makes so many lies to frighten the international community to arrange a military strike against Iran to divide the country into few non-Arab states as allies for Israel, Azeri, Baloch, Kurd, to bring water, oil and other resources to support a much larger ‘Jewish’ population and force Palestinian out of their land towards Jordan to complete the process of ‘Palestine off the map’ to prevent destruction of Israel as a Jewish state through proxy.
    http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/855/op1.htm
    Benny Morris knows that Israel is not in a position to attack Iran on its own; therefore, he through campaign of disinformation and collection of scholars’ signatures, more than 4000 of them, has presented the Zionist arrogance and willingness to commit genocideto preserve their ‘chosen ness’ which is the greatest threat to humanity. Benny Morris and his associates must know that the Iranian people are not going to allow the Zionist terrorists and racists to deny them of their rights to enrichment which is legal under NPT, so Israel can force Iranian to submission to prove the fantasy of the ‘chosen people’.

    http://www.stopthebomb.net/petition/view.php?lang_petition=en

  17. JN said on July 31st, 2008 at 9:10pm #

    You people are obsessed! You exagerate the importance of Zionism to the exclusion of all else. The US did not invade Afghanistan & Iraq primarily for Zionism. The Israel lobby has a lot of influence on US politics, primarily because Israel is percieved as a useful tool in controlling the Middle East (IE: Jewish supremacism has a symbiotic relationship to American supremacism) The US elite support Israel for exactly the same reasons that they support, for example, Uribe or the House of Saud: to further their own imperial interests.

    Certainly Israel is a horrendously racist & aggressive state but it is not singlehandedly responsible for everything that’s wrong with YOUR horrendously racist & aggressive state.

    & yes, there are many Jews in the US elite but there are even more non-Jews. The Bush family- not Jews. The Clintons- not Jews. Obama- not a Jew. Your anti-Jewish ranting closely resembles the anti-Muslim ranting of the government & corporate press. Stop scapegoating 1 particular racial group & look at the real problems: CAPITALISM, IMPERIALISM, RACISM.

    To paraphrase Isaac Deutsher, anti-semitism is the anti-imperialism of racist fools.

  18. JN said on July 31st, 2008 at 9:32pm #

    “War for oil” (& gas) is a simplification but is basically correct. Control of the Middle East is part of the wider aim to perpetuate & extend American/corporate global dominance.

    You disagree? You think Zionism is the ‘real’ reason? Explain what Zionism has to do with US interventions in Latin America & the Carribean, eastern Europe, Asia & Africa.

  19. bozhidar balkas said on August 1st, 2008 at 6:24am #

    let’s simplify it, please!
    when one shows me a document in which aipac/israel/a judaist
    orders a prez to do s’mthing or command a prez to countermand a previous order and that prez w. entire administration, congress, senate, cia, fbi, city police, holliwood, armed forces, etc., agrees w. israel’s order then i’l say that people r right who mostly or solely blame ‘jews’ or so-called jews for almost everything.
    until that time there is no need to read pieces/posts that contain mostly conclusions and wisps of evidence.
    i’v had enough of that reading MSM. that’s why i don’t read it any longer nor do i watch ‘news’. thank u

  20. DanE said on August 2nd, 2008 at 2:11pm #

    I guess this “JN” wasn’t around when Keith Harmon Snow’s article detailing Zionist activities in Africa appeared? Probably never read the books by Peter Dale Scott & Jane Hunter detailing IOF arms sales & other nefarious Zionist activities in Latin America?

    Baldo: I’m not upset, but looks like you are. I guess English isn’t your mother tongue? If I was you, I’d lay off the cutesy stuff, like using a single letter in place of a common word, until you get better command of the standard idiom. Your carelessness with grammar often leaves me wondering if you mean what first glance would indicate you mean, or if you in fact mean to say the exact opposite.

    Yes, I know you profess to be strongly anti-Zionist, which is why I took time to notice your thrashing about. However I think you go off the rails with this “ashkenaz” vs mizhrahi/sephardim trip. The struggle against Zionism is not about race or ethnicity. Many of the fiercest and most progressive anti-Zionist voices in both Izzylandia and the US have come from Jews as well as non-Jews of European ancestry.

    So you demand that before anybody say anything that contradicts your kneejerk Mainstream Media derived view that US Zionists can’t give POTUS his marching orders, we have to reprise on this page everything Walt & Mearsheimer documented, everything Jas Petras documented in his last three books plus articles posted here on DV and also on “petras.lahaine.org”; everything Kathy & Bill Christison have documented, that Jeff Blankfort has documented ? That DV Editor Kim Peterson and his collaborator documented in their twelve-part series on Zionism, Israel & the Izzy Lobby right here on this webpage & can be accessed by simply looking in the Archives?

    No, man, I don’t buy it. You make much of claiming to be “anti-Zionist” but when push comes to shove, you echo the Zionazi propaganda line: “Oh we poor victimized US Jews just don’t have the power to start wars, Big Oil did it, shalom shalom”.

    Well, took me a good while to deconstruct your semi-incoherent rap, didn’t it? Congratulations, you had me confused, made me waste some time. But “no mas”, so forget about responding: soon as I spot your name I’ll know to move on:)

    Okay, enough about trolls & their “eccentricities”; let’s try to focus on trying to change the power balance? I have sthg I want to share with DV readers, but will look for an August article to append it to…

    dan e

  21. JN said on August 3rd, 2008 at 12:56am #

    I didn’t say that Israel had no involvement in Latin America & Africa, just that they do not single-handedly control US foreign policy. As I said before, many of you exagerate the importance of Zionism to the exclusion of all else. Certainly it is part of the problem, but it is not the whole problem. Also, it is a Jewish/Israeli form of supremacism not that different from American supremacism.

    Deadbeat & DanE talk about ‘the Left’ attempting to “camoflage Zionism as a war for oil.” Do you seriously believe that oil & gas are not a major factor in US elite’s desire to control the Middle East. That is WHY they support Israel; as they support the Saudi Monarchy; as they once supported the Shah of Iran. Zionist ideology is secondary to neo-liberal/American imperialist ideology.

  22. JN said on August 3rd, 2008 at 1:20am #

    Also, this article is pretty fucking stupid. The US & its allies are already committing effective genocide in Afghanistan & Iraq, just as they did in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos (& so many other places). Capitalism itself is effectively genocidal. The sanctions, bombing, white phosphorus, depleted uranium, cluster bombs, etc are the “equivalment of Hitler’s gas chambers” & blitzkrieg, etc TODAY.

    If Israel attacks Iran it will be with the full backing of the US. If the US attacks Iran it will be primarily to pursue the percieved interests of US neo-‘liberalism’ & empire. Zionism will be a secondary concern.

    Benny Morris is saying exactly the same thing that Hilary Clinton, John McCain & Barrack Obama have already said. The US corporate press has ALWAYS justified mass-murder committed by the US state or its allies.