Deja Vu For Junior
By Edward W. Miller
"Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that does not love a wall,
That wants it down."
Robert Frost (Mending wall)
Bush Jr. today is facing the same dilemma as did his Dad, and about the same period in his presidency. Having made several uncomplimentary remarks about Sharon's 225-mile, $1 Billion Apartheid Wall, and even threatened to withhold that part of the recent loan guarantee funds directed at wall construction, Junior has painted himself into a political corner. If he waffles, he stands to lose some American voters, whereas if, like his Dad, he angers our Zionist parasite, Jewish support in 2004 may decline.
With Iraq a quagmire and the US economy in trouble, Bush is in deep doodoo.
Arriving today in Washington to argue Israel's case are two of Sharon's team: Dov Weisglass, cabinet secretary, and Amos Yaron, defense secretary. Scheduled to meet with, Condoleeza Rice, they will present, as today's (22 Sept.) San Francisco Chronicle reports, a new plan for the concrete and razor-wire barrier, "to deflect US criticism." Rice, who has performed well as a Bush backpedaler in the past is being relied on to defuse the crisis.
Meanwhile, back at the OK CORRAL in Baghdad, another bomb exploded at the already wrecked UN headquarters. Most Americans were puzzled by the first horrendous bombing of the UN facility in the heart of Baghdad. Why would any Iraqi want to damage the personnel and functions of such a prestigious human rights organization as the UN, which for the twelve years since the Gulf War, was the chief distributor of food and supplies to his starving fellow Iraqis?
The answer, is that Iraqis on the street, unlike brain-washed Americans, understand it was the UN , under the coercive hand of George Bush Sr. which unfurled the banner under which the Gulf War coalition marched into Iraq to destroy their infrastructure and kill their people, and it was the UN embargo that for twelve long years refused Iraqi engineers the tools required to restore potable water to their dying population. The US-British remnant of the UN coalition for last twelve long years has continued to starve, irradiate and bomb the Iraqis, while their children and elderly have died by the thousands of water-born diseases. They were prevented by the UN embargo from obtaining life-saving equipment, drugs and iv medications.
It was the devastation visited upon these desperate people by the UN "oil-for food" program, purposely set to near-starvation levels, that caused the first two UN Administrators, Denis Halliday and then Von Trombek, to quit in anguished protests against this low-level genocide. The fact that the UN Security Council, briganded by the US and British into overseeing this outrageous embargo, explains why many of the UN's Baghdad staff , along with their chief, Sergio Vieira de Mello, paid the price with their lives.
The Bush administration in Washington, while publicly lauding the United Nations, when it needs help, has undermined its human rights programs and used its veto power in the Security Council to achieve political and economic goals at the expense of the world community. An excellent example of this bullying occurred this week. A Resolution offered to the UN Security Council, drafted by Palestinian envoy, Nasser al-Kidwa and endorsed by the Arab and non-aligned nations, demanded Israel halt its threats to expel Yasser Arafat from the West Bank. It was supported by eleven of the 15 Security Council members (Germany, Britain and Bulgaria abstained), but was vetoed by the US. Washington's UN Ambassador, John Negroponte excused the US position saying the Resolution "failed to name such groups as Hamas and the Al-aqsa Brigades, which the US blamed for promoting terror.
On September 19th the UN General Assembly of 191 members, to which the Arab Resolution had been transferred, after considerable debate and back-stage politicking, voted 136/4 in favor. Fifteen nations of the European Union abstained. The Micronesians the Marshall Islands and Israel voted "NO" with the US. The measure demanded that "Israel, the occupying power, desist from any act of deportation and cease any threat to the safety of the elected president of the Palestinian Authority
For the past half century, Americans, again and again, have experienced the feelings of both shame and anger, as Washington, under pressure from our
Zionist lobbies, has used its veto power in the UN Security Council to prevent attempts to rein-in Israel's repeated human rights abuses. An in-depth article from Australia news dated March 8th, 2003) which covers 30 years of US-UN vetoes, lists some of the 60 such vetoes aimed at protecting Israel, as UN Council members again and again condemned her abuses of a captive Palestinian population.
A select few from the list of vetoed Resolutions is self-explanatory: 1972, condemns Israel for killing hundreds of people in Syria and Lebanon in air raids; 1973, calls on Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories; 1979, calls for return of all inhabitants expelled by Israel; 1979, demands Israel desist from human rights violations; 1981, 18 resolutions condemning Israel's bombing of Iraq, and human rights abuses of the Palestinians; 1982, calls on Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights; 1982, condemns Israel's invasion of Lebanon; 1995 affirms that land in East Jerusalem annexed by Israel is occupied territory, etc.
Throughout the last half-century Israel has repeatedly shown a total disregard both for the United Nations as an organization and even the lives of its officers and members. On October 17th, 1948 UN Palestine Mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte, nephew of Swedish King Gustav V, and his aide, Colonel Andre Pierre Serot were assassinated by three members of Israel's Stern Gang while driving in the Israel-controlled sector of Jerusalem. One of the three murderers, Yehoshva Zeitler, friend of Israel's Prime Minister, Ben-Gurion, explained the killing: "We executed Bernadotte because he ...endangered the status of Jerusalem by his declared intention of turning her into an international city." (see Alfred Lilienthal's : THE ZIONIST CONNECTION pg. 360).
Not satisfied with the murder of UN officials, our Zionist lobby has twice used its influence in Washington to manipulate the post of secretary-general of the UN, and punish two such officers who had the temerity to report to the UN on Israel's anti-social behavior:
UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim was not only deprived of the accepted second term, but subject of a torrent of character-assassination by out Jewish-controlled press after he personally investigated and reported to the UN Israel's malicious destruction of Kuneitra, a Syrian city of some 41,000 in the Golan Heights, just a week before it was scheduled to be returned intact to her Syrian inhabitants under a UN-brokered treaty following the 1967 War.
In a more recent rather similar action, UN Secretary-General Boutros-Boutros Ghali, incurred the wrath of Israeli, and by political association, the anger of president Bill Clinton and his administration because, Ghali, loyal to his duties as UN chief, refused to bury the report of Israel's savagery in Lebanon: the shelling of the UN Refugee Camp in Qana, which massacred 120 refugee women, men and children.
Both Kurt Waldheim and Bouitros-Boutros Ghali, despite excellent records as UN Secretary-Generals as well as world-wide support, were denied their well-deserved and anticipated second terms by US pressure in the UN. In both cases It was the Zionist lobby, which was the engine behind these Washington campaigns of character assassination.
Compliance has become the key-word in Washington. Today we have Secretary of State Colin Powell, who, when first appointed, made a few honest efforts to restrain Bush's mad rush towards war in Iraq, but quickly learned and recently has been booed in public for aping his boss in a callous disregard for the truth.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is another example. As reported in Alex Cockburn's recent piece in THE NATION, Annan, in the temporary absence of his boss Boutros Ghali, had been left with the "Key." Annan approved Nato bombings against the Serbs which were being vetoed by his boss. Cockburn reports: "When Kofi turned it (the key), Holbrooke told Philip Gourevich of the New Yorker, "he became secretary-general in waiting" and eventually took Ghalli's place."
It's bad enough to have a corrupt administration in Washington, but to understand that many of these same politicians are under the control of a Zionist entity whose political and military objectives are dangerous to the United States is most unsettling to many Americans.