Freeing Ourselves from the Shackles of Israeli Pressure

When the former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, interviewed Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal last week he was immediately attacked by Britain’s Foreign Office Minister, Ivan Lewis.

Lewis said: “It is particularly regrettable that he [Livingstone] learned the wrong lessons from history by handing a propaganda coup to the leader of a terrorist organisation. Hamas has not only breached international law by firing rockets at civilian populations in Israel but continues to violate the human rights of Palestinians in Gaza”.

Perhaps they aren’t paying attention at the Foreign Office. The only people breaching international law in the Holy Land and violating the rights of Palestinians are the lawless Israelis.

As the MP for Bury South, near Manchester, and a former vice-chairman of Labour Friends of Israel, Lewis voted enthusiastically for the Iraq war and against any investigation. In January, with the stench of death and destruction caused by Israel’s blitzkrieg on Gaza still in the world’s nostrils, he told a rally in Manchester: “This community stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Israel in the good and the bad times. We do not apply double standards to Israel and the challenges that she faces. It’s the first duty of any government in any democracy to protect the security of its citizens. No government in a democracy would survive if it allowed rockets to be fired from a neighbouring territory on to its civilian population and did nothing in response.”

He told the crowd that those who fired rockets “are no different to the terrorists who created murderous carnage in London on 7/7.”

Even by the standards of today’s political class, it is pretty stupid to pledge Manchester’s support to a vicious, racist regime like Israel, and claim equivalence between the perpetrators of the London bombings and a poorly armed resistance movement desperately trying to defend its 1.5 million citizens under blockade and daily bombardment by an illegal occupier.

In July Lewis told the House of Commons: “Israel is a close ally of the UK and we have regular warm and productive exchanges at all levels.” Warm, no doubt, with the blood of 1,400 dead Gazans (including 320 children and 109 women) and thousands more maimed and wounded.

Lewis is also chief executive of the Manchester Jewish Federation and a trustee of the Holocaust Educational Trust. Along with Miliband, he is the unfortunate face of British diplomacy in the Middle East.

A victory for truth and common sense

Lewis claims Livingstone’s conversation with Meshaal, published in the New Statesman, was a propaganda coup for Hamas. Actually the interview was a victory for truth and common sense. The Hamas chief was able to speak openly and, for once, be heard in the British media.

One of the functions of a Zionist stooge is to condemn remarks by anyone they brand a terrorist or belonging to a terrorist organisation. But nobody buys that terrorist nonsense any more. Few people in the UK, apart from Israel’s hirelings, regard Hamas or Meshaal as terrorists. The general public have come to realise that the racist regime in Tel Aviv, of which Lewis is a devoted fan, tops the terror league.

Meshaal made it clear in the interview that Hamas, since it was formed 22 years ago, has confined its military operations to occupied Palestine. He explained the conflict simply and concisely. “Our struggle against the Israelis is not because they are Jewish, but because they invaded our homeland and dispossessed us. We do not accept that because the Jews were once persecuted in Europe they have the right to take our land and throw us out.

“The injustices suffered by the Jews in Europe were horrible and criminal, but were not perpetrated by the Palestinians or the Arabs or the Muslims. So, why should we be punished for the sins of others or be made to pay for their crimes?”

Asked how many elected representatives of Hamas were locked up in Israeli prisons, he replied that around 4,000 members were in Israeli detention out of a total of 12,000 Palestinian captives. “These include scores of ministers and parliamentarians (Palestinian Legislative Council members). Around ten have recently been released, but about 40 PLC members remain in detention. Some have been given sentences, but many are held in what the Israelis call administrative detention. The only crime these people are accused of is their association with Hamas’s parliamentary group.”

Will no-one offer a truce that lifts the blockade and opens the crossings?

Livingstone asked how the blockade of Gaza could be lifted. “The rule of international law must be respected,” replied Meshaal. “The basic human rights of the Palestinians and their right to live in dignity and free from persecution would have to be acknowledged. There has to be an international will to serve justice and uphold the basic principles of international human rights law. The international community would have to free itself from the shackles of Israeli pressure, speak the truth and act accordingly.”

Not a problem for honourable men, surely. But honour is not to be found among those who are bought and paid for.

What was the true cause of the bombing and invasion of Gaza, Livingstone wanted to know. Meshaal referred to the truce with Israel from 19 June to 19 December 2008. The deal entailed a bilateral ceasefire, lifting the blockade and opening the crossings. Hamas observed the ceasefire while Israel only partially did so and then resumed hostilities. “Throughout that period, Israel maintained the siege and only intermittently opened some of the crossings, allowing no more than 10 per cent of the basic needs of the Gazan population to get through.”

Israel blew any chance of renewing the truce by deliberately and repeatedly violating it.

As soon as Hamas is offered a truce that lifts the blockade and opens the crossings, said Meshaal, they will respond positively. So far, no one had made such an offer. Meanwhile the blockade amounted to “a declaration of war that warrants self-defence”.

Livingstone put it to him that Hamas’s refusal to recognise Israel was an insurmountable obstacle to peace. “Israel does not recognise the rights of the Palestinian people,” came the reply, “yet this is not raised as an obstacle to Israel being internationally recognised nor to it being allowed to take part in talks.” He pointed out that both Arafat and Abbas recognised Israel but it hadn’t produced peace dividends. “Israel concedes only under pressure.” In the absence of any tangible pressure by the international community, there could be no settlement.

Challenged to clarify whether Hamas wished to establish an Islamic state in Palestine, Meshaal replied that their priority as a national liberation movement was to end the Israeli occupation of their homeland. “Once our people are free in their land and enjoy the right to self-determination, they alone have the final say on what system of governance they wish to live under. It is our firm belief that Islam cannot be imposed on the people.” However, Hamas would campaign for an Islamic agenda as part of the democratic process.

Implementing international law and human rights is the only solution

Does anyone seriously have a problem with the interview or the fact that it took place? It contains nothing to justify hysterical outbursts from the likes of Lewis. The exchanges showed Meshaal to be articulate and moderate in his language. But this doesn’t fit with the demonized picture carefully painted by Zionist propagandists, and it is easy to see why Israel and its chums wish to keep him isolated and muzzled.

As Meshaal pointed out, the conflict can only be resolved by implementing international law and the human rights charter, and putting pressure on Israel. Deep down, everyone knows that. But such a reminder is unwelcome because it requires action of the kind that would embarrass the major powers, whose leaders foolishly pledged undying loyalty to the Zionist entity and have turned a blind eye to its criminal behaviour for 60 years.

The spectacle of the US House of Representatives voting 404 to 1 to condemn the Palestinians’ makeshift rocket attacks while saying nothing about Israel’s assassinations, ethnic cleansing and military assaults with the most modern weapons, killing women and children in their hundreds, gave us a glimpse of what passes for democracy in the ‘Land of the Free’.

Netanyhu is now trumpeting louder than ever his determination to reject all codes of civilised conduct and continue the crime spree, believing he can do so with impunity. He pushes his luck too far. Obama may cave in but for decency’s sake, and for justice and reason, it is time the rest of us consigned that ridiculous pledge by the west to the wastepaper basket.

Obama meets Netanyahu and Abbas today. Let’s hope he remembers what the man said about implementing international law and upholding human rights. The idea is for Obama to free himself from Israeli pressure and turn the screws on Netanyahu, not the other way round. The idea is to show that there are serious consequences for lawlessness.

Stuart Littlewood’s book Radio Free Palestine, with Foreword by Jeff Halper, can now be read on the internet by visiting Read other articles by Stuart.

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  1. KL5 said on September 24th, 2009 at 1:15pm #

    “ The spectacle of the US House of Representatives voting 404 to 1 to condemn the Palestinians’ makeshift rocket attacks while saying nothing about Israel’s assassinations, ethnic cleansing and military assaults with the most modern weapons, killing women and children in their hundreds, gave us a glimpse of what passes for democracy in the ‘Land of the Free’. “

    Has the U.S. House of (Imperial) Representatives said anything about the U.S. assassinations und ethnic cleansing in Iraq? Has it spoken about the most modern weapons killing human beings in their hundreds in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Does the House not call these crimes “enduring freedom”? Why would it treat its criminal agent Israel differently and disappoint U.S. house wives sitting at their TVs watching FoxNews?

  2. Adolf Schicklgruber said on September 24th, 2009 at 1:40pm #

    Great article, thorough research…could not put it better myself.

    Keep up a good work.

  3. Shabnam said on September 24th, 2009 at 2:46pm #

    [The idea is for Obama to free himself from Israeli pressure and turn the screws on Netanyahu, not the other way round. The idea is to show that there are serious consequences for lawlessness.]

    Mr. Littlewood: did you hear Obama’s Speech to the UN? If you did you would have not written these silly lines. Obama has been selected for his darker skin to promote the Zionist Policy where has been made American’s policy in the Middle East and North Africa.
    Mr. Littlewood please don’t fool yourself and American people by the above written lines. You must know better that the US is dominated by the Zionists through Jewish lobby and its extension, a fifth column, to direct the empire in all branches of government. Please watch the following video, Rahm Emanuel at Charlie Rose show, where he was asked about Obama’s policy on Jewish settlements.
    Emanuel discussed all issues including requirement for more Palestinians submission to Zionist’s power to ignore the question and he was successful. We have been informed, however, by Zionist media that Netanyahu has agreed to POSTPONE BUILDING OF NEW SETTLEMENT FOR ONE YEAR while pursuing on those unfinished one in return Obama has promised to bring harsher sanction against Iranian children to pressure Iran to STOP HER LEGAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM WHICH IS UNDER SUPERVISION OF IAEA while the rulers of America, the zionists, continue building ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS to steal rest of the land of Palestine. Obama, during his campaign promised undivided Jerusalem as capital of Israel to bribe Zionist criminals to let him into presidency so he can SERVES Israel’s interest rather than Americans’ interest.
    So, do you think people are that STUPID to believe the fifth column, jewish lobby and its extension, who are in the white house, Emanuel, Dennis Ross, or the Zionist Jew, Holbrooke, butcher of Afghanistan OR Congress, Senate and the Bankers, where funded Obama’s presidency and continue to do to maintain Obama’s GOOD BEHAVIOR to transfer people’s wealth to bankers and corrupt insurance companies, is able to do anything differently? On the contrary, I think Obama, due to his background, is more dependent on Zionism than any other president America has seen to survive in the WH. Shame on America and Americans who are sitting idle and tolerate Zionism hold on US foreign policy to expand its own interest towards WORLD DOMINATION.
    If you are serious, you must demand action and that requires large protest against the fifth column in America where is responsible for so many war crimes against NOT ONLY PALESTINIANS but people of the region and the world.
    If US and Israel can train terrorists and agents to use them in other countries to let velvet revolution, why don’t you ask Americans to be united and pour into the street to protest against US /Israel policy of genocide in Muslim countries where is planned and directed by Zionist Jews at every single level? Contrary to Zionist media, Iranian people trust and support Ahmadinejad by more than 81%, according to latest poll by “World Public Opinion” where only 16 % of Iranians trust Obama. This is against the Zionist propaganda where claims Iranians are pro American system. Iranians support American people not US government which is in fact runs by Zionism where held responsible for act of terrors against Palestinians, Lebanese, Sudanese, and Iranians and majority of the people in the region and beyond.

  4. Noisy Tappet said on September 24th, 2009 at 11:38pm #

    Hey Adolf! I hear you’re living a life of quiet contemplation and semi-retirement in Tel Aviv these days as a part-time adviser to Mossad and the IDF. How’s the weather where you are? Love to Eva and all the Kinderlein und Urenkel.

  5. mary said on September 24th, 2009 at 11:55pm #

    Leonard Cohen did perform in Tel Aviv despite the thousaands of protests. I read this on Truthdig and noticed the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs advertising at the top and bottom of the page. I have written to Truthdig to register my dismay at their acceptance of this crapaganda advertising.

    This advertising/propaganda campaign has been noticed in the UK newspaper The Independent. A comment on medialens:

    Israel spends big on propaganda

    These adverts have been appearing for days now, in the Independent, in response to the Goldstone report. It shows how desperate the Zionists are to whitewash their latest bloody massacre from the annals of history.

    Israel Human Rights
    Learn the facts about human rights in Israel and UN Goldstone Report

    The Operation in Gaza
    Factual and Legal Aspects Read The Facts!

  6. mary said on September 25th, 2009 at 12:11am #

    Mr Olmert goes to court. “I don’t have to prove anything, someone else has to prove that I was wrong and I don’t think they’ll be able to do this,” he said. His hands are clean! Any bets on the verdict?

    Yesterday the BBC put this out with the very humorous headline –

    Olmert – I went furthest on peace

    Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert has told the BBC that he went further than any other Israeli leader in a peace deal he offered the Palestinians….

    Yes this is the man who launched one of Israel’s worst onslaughts on a captive people just nine months ago. This was not even mentioned in the article.

  7. brian said on September 25th, 2009 at 12:56am #

    ‘Hamas has not only breached international law by firing rockets at civilian populations in Israel but continues to violate the human rights of Palestinians in Gaza”. ‘

    Lewis is only showing who hius master is. with this display of obsequiesness…How does he manage to turn Israels army into HAMAS? For it was israel not hamas that violated (and continues to do so) human rights in Gaza..killing > 1300 people,on the way…

    For Lewis and others of his ilk, Israel can commit no crime…the mere fear it might be mentioned by president Ahmadinejad in his UN speech forced a walkout of govts who prefer to represent israel, even after its committed war crimes.

  8. brian said on September 25th, 2009 at 1:28am #

    Lewis is a zionist jew…as in US, these lot regard the host countrys and israels interests as being alligned…BUT it was zionist jews who bombed the king david hotel.

  9. dino said on September 25th, 2009 at 2:42am #

    Olmert went further,i hope he will reach Hague.However as usually in the the so called Jewish democracy Bibi doesn’t intent to continue from the point Olmert came so Bibi with the help of the leaders of the free world will began a new “peace process” or how Nietzsche said:”the eternal come back of present”.

  10. dino said on September 25th, 2009 at 2:50am #

    Everyone can read a very good interview given by Mr.Ahmadinejad to a servant journalist of ABC.Listen and judge who is the terrorist and who is the danger for the peace world.It is in Haaretz which wrongly published the interview (wrongly for their propaganda culminating with a shameless speech of Bibi to UM).

  11. MEBOSA RITCHIE said on September 25th, 2009 at 3:02am #

    for mary–i bet you wish you were there

    Leonard Cohen, 75, the Canadian singer-poet sometimes derided for making music to slit your wrists to, energized and transported a packed Ramat Gan stadium to a vibrant spiritual high on Thursday night.

    “I don’t know if we will pass this way again,” he told the audience early in the concert, but then promised “to give it everything tonight.”

    And so he did, with a set list drawn from throughout the decades of his career.

    Live, however, and backed by a sumptuous group of musicians, his songs transcended their recorded versions. A magnificent “Who By Fire,” for instance, began with an oriental flourish and featured an exquisite harp passage.

    The biblical basis of songs like that one have always resonated uniquely in the Israel psyche, and hearing them delivered with such poignancy and conviction, in these days ahead of Yom Kippur, made for a particularly unforgettable experience.

    … The fund will be financed with proceeds from the concert, which are estimated at $2 million, and will be directed to organizations working with Israeli and Palestinian organizations committed to reconciliation…..

    “It seems so easy to believe that war is the only possibility and that Israelis and Palestinians will continue to kill each other,” he said. “But those gathered here tonight know what we have inflicted upon each other and the price we have paid. Leonard Cohen, through his art, indicates that he understands this suffering.”

    Ali Abu Awwad, an activist in the Parents Circle from the village of Beit Umar, whose brother was killed by the IDF, said that the common bond of the gathering was a group of broken hearts.

    “We are stuck in being right; we came here to be successful,” he said.

    Talking about pressure from Palestinians that led to a boycott of a proposed show in Ramallah, Awwad said, “I can’t boycott a heart as big as Leonard Cohen’s.”

    Upon leaving the event to go to the concert, Kory told The Jerusalem Post, “That was the hard part. The concert is going to be easy.”

  12. mary said on September 25th, 2009 at 4:21am #

    For those who can understand the words –

    Leonard Cohen — Anthem lyrics

    The birds they sang
    At the break of day
    Start again
    I heard them say
    Don’t dwell on what
    Has passed away
    Or what is yet to be.
    Ah the wars they will
    Be fought again
    The holy dove
    She will be caught again
    Bought and sold
    And bought again
    The dove is never free.

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in.

    We asked for signs
    The signs were sent:
    The birth betrayed
    The marriage spent
    Yeah the widowhood
    Of every government —
    Signs for all to see.

    I can’t run no more
    With that lawless crowd
    While the killers in high places
    Say their prayers out loud.
    But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
    A thundercloud
    And they’re going to hear from me.

    Ring the bells that still can ring …

    You can add up the parts
    But you won’t have the sum
    You can strike up the march,
    There is no drum
    Every heart, every heart
    To love will come
    But like a refugee.

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in.

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in.
    That’s how the light gets in.
    That’s how the light gets in.

  13. mary said on September 25th, 2009 at 5:12am #

    Dino – little chance of slippery Olmert ever being convicted by an Israeli court. Even war criminals like Blair and Bush have not reached the International Criminal Court at The Hague… yet.

  14. James said on September 25th, 2009 at 10:55am #

    It’s now official – there’s been no actual shortage of Holocaust survivors:

    ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of “living Holocaust survivors” at nearly a million’ (extract from The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein of the City University of New York, published by Verso, London and New York, 2000, p.83).

    [Googling “holocaust survivor” supplies 1,710,000 items]

    And see Wikipedia article: List of Holocaust survivors – quote:
    “There are many famous Holocaust survivors who survived the Nazi genocides in Europe and went on to achievements of great fame and notability. Those listed here were, at the very least, residents of the parts of Europe occupied by the Axis powers during World War II who survived until the end of the Holocaust (and the war). The majority of these people survived incarceration in the Nazi concentration camps, but that is not strictly necessary for the purposes of this list…”

    Statement by Richard Lynn, Professor Emeritus
    University of Ulster, December 5, 2005:

    “I’ve checked out the six volumes of Churchill’s Second World War and the statement is quite correct – not a single mention of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.

    Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; Churchill’s Second World War totals 4,448 pages; and De Gaulle’s three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages.

    In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.”

  15. James said on September 25th, 2009 at 10:56am #

    Elie Wiesel vs Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Wiesel has been one of the most prominent spokesman for the very sizeable group of people known as Holocaust survivors. [According to Norman Finkelstein of the City University of New York in his book The Holocaust Industry published in the year 2000, ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of “living Holocaust survivors” at nearly a million’ (p.83)]. Wiesel has chaired the US Holocaust Memorial Council and has been the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Peace Prize…
    Time Magazine, March 18 1985:

    ‘How had he survived two of the most notorious killing fields [Auschwitz and Buchenwald] of the century? “I will never know” he says. “I was always weak. I never ate. The slightest wind would turn me over. In Buchenwald they sent 10,000 to their deaths every day. I was always in the last hundred near the gate. They stopped. Why?”

    Compare this with Encyclopaedia Britannica (1993), under ‘Buchenwald’:

    “In World War II it held about 20,000 prisoners.. Although there were no gas chambers, hundreds perished monthly through disease, malnutrition, exhaustion, beatings and executions.”

  16. James said on September 25th, 2009 at 10:57am #

    Interesting Arithmetic

    Have a look at a typical account by one of the seemingly endless number of survivors: Olga Lengyel’s Five Chimneys: a woman survivor’s true story of Auschwitz (Granada/ Ziff-Davis, 1947, 1972).

    The blurb on the cover of the book quotes the New York Herald-Tribune: “Passionate, tormenting”. Albert Einstein, the promoter of the US construction of the bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is quoted as offering “You have done a real service by letting the ones who are now silent and most forgotten (sic) speak.”

    Lengyel says

    ‘After June, 1943, the gas chamber was reserved exclusively for Jews and Gypsies.. Three hundred and sixty corpses every half-hour, which was all the time it took to reduce human flesh to ashes, made 720 per hour, or 17,280 corpses per twenty-four hour shift. And the ovens, with murderous efficiency, functioned day and night. However, one must also reckon the death pits, which could destroy another 8,000 cadavers a day. In round numbers, about 24,000 corpses were handled each day. An admirable production record, one that speaks well for German industry.’ (Paperback edition, pp80-81). [No trace of any remains of or in ‘death pits’ has been found.]

    This implies almost 100,000 corpses per four working days, or a million in 40 days, or six million in 240 days (eight months).

    Could this claim be a misprint?

    Kitty Hart, in spite of her name a Jewish survivor born in Poland, fully confirms these figures:

    ‘Working around the clock, the four units together could dispose of about 18,000 bodies every twenty-four hours, while the open pits coped with a further 8,000 in the same period.’ (p 118; Return to Auschwitz – paperback edition by Granada (1981, 1983).

    According to the cover blurb, ‘The subject of the award-winning Yorkshire television documentary of the same name.’ ‘Both engaging and harrowing…an important addition to the growing holocaust literature, very little of which conveys so courageously both the daily torment and the will to survive’ – Martin Gilbert, The Times.

    Martin Gilbert, indefatigable Jewish campaigner on behalf of the ‘Holocaust’ and biographer of Winston Churchill, adds to the rich flavour and makes his own numerical claims, certainly not without chutzpah:

    In his book Auschwitz and the Allies (1981) he states

    ‘The deliberate attempt to destroy systematically all of Europe’s Jews was unsuspected in the spring and early summer of 1942: the very period during which it was at its most intense, and during which hundreds of thousands of Jews were being gassed every day at Belzec, Chelmo, Sobibor and Treblinka.’ (p.26).

    If we assume a minimum figure of 200,000 per day, this amounts to say a million a five-day working week, or 6 million in six weeks, and this does not include the truly awe-inspiring claims for Auschwitz put forward by Hart and Lengyel with Gilbert’s blessing.

  17. Mulga Mumblebrain said on September 26th, 2009 at 3:30pm #

    It is indeed interesting to see how Jewish politicians in the West make no secret of their dual loyalties. In fact their loyalties are primarily to the Zionist homeland, of yet unkown eventual extent, born and progressing in ethnic cleansing, dispossession, murder and terror. Indeed their true home, Israel, continues expanding, cancer-like, as the last European settler state of the 19th century Western orgy of colonialism and expulsion of the despised indigenous. Unfortunately for the Palestinians, the Jews unlike the Afrikaaners, or the French in Algeria, control the West, politically, in business and, crucially, in the media. One can detect a growing hysteria amongst the Zionazis, though, as the carnage inflicted on Iraq and Afghanistan, on Zionist orders, mediated through that Judaic cottage industry the ‘neo-conservative movement’, and the sheer inhumane viciousness of the crucifixion of the Gazans sinks into the Western consciousness.
    If the Zionazis did not enjoy a near total monopoly in the Western media disinformation apparatus, if there was an even distribution of opinion pieces, editorials and news stories, Israel would be rightfully reviled by far more people than at present. But the media in the West is nothing but an indoctrination system, and an increasingly deranged one. The contemptuous dismissal of the Goldstone Report by the local media, echoing the fascist Netanyahu regime, was immediately followed by the standard treatment of all stories that reveal Israeli evil. It disappeared, totally, from sight. No follow up, certainly no comment from the Gazan victims or their supporters in the West. Down the ‘memory-hole’ never to display its disgusting ‘anti-Semitic’ features again. In contrast the non-story, the lying disinformation of the so-called ‘Iranian secret nuclear facility’ is now on the media, over and over again, with one lying Judeofascist psychotic after enough having their arses licked by some BBC stooge, fed leading questions, and never, never quizzed about Israeli nuclear capacity. Such a question would bring an avalanche of abuse and vitriol, and severely limit careers, if not end them. Already the evil prospect of yet another Zionazi aggression is being treated as simple commonsense, a fait accompli, and admiring references to the attack on Iraq’s Osiarak reactor in 1981, ordered by the terrorist child-murderer Begin, are being made.The double-standard, although familiar, is still nauseating, but even more sickening is the imposture of these media vermin, pure propagandists through and through, now performing in the exact same manner as they did against Iraq, to be agents of a ‘free press’ and devotees of the truth. In fact they are the vilest hypocrites and servants of vicious, murderous power, imaginable.