Thursday, October 24, 2002
How long until the liberal "mainstream" picks up this anti-Semitic libel: We've heard the United States' ultimatum towards Iraq is all about oil argument, but thanks to the Council on American-Islamic Relations and Antiwar.com the next likely argument is that the war is a cover for imminent Israeli genocide.
That's right, Israel wants to wipe out all Palestinians, and Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction are there merely to protect the poor, hapless Palestinians.
That this war has always been about Israel is a matter of simple geography. For all the President's palavering about the "threat to Americans" posed by Iraq, those "weapons of mass destruction" Saddam supposedly has couldn't even reach Europe, let alone the U.S. But Tel Aviv is well within range.
Indeed, the prospect of Iraqi missiles raining down on Israel has been one of the chief deterrents against a move by Israel's far-right Likud government to ethnically cleanse Palestine of Arabs - a plan that is increasingly popular among Israelis - and/or move the IDF back into Lebanon. The U.S. occupation of Iraq will eliminate that deterrent - and set up Israel to deal with Hizbollah the Syria in the regional conflagration to follow…
Absolutely sickening. Not to mention false.
While groups like CAIR call for tolerance for Muslims and decry anti-Islamist speech -- they see no problem in promoting the same kind of hatred. Just change the names in the quoted paragraphs and you'd hear the cries of racism.