Prosecution of IDF officers cynically twists truth

Ha’aretz reports:

Human rights lawyers and pro-Palestinian activists in a number of European countries hold lists with names of Israel Defense Forces soldiers allegedly linked to war crimes committed during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. Existing legislation enables arrest warrants to be issued against these officers if they enter those countries.

Lawyers in Britain and other European countries have been collecting testimonies of Palestinians and other data from Gaza since January, which they maintain proves that war crimes were committed by the IDF during the offensive. The evidence is linked to IDF officers holding ranks of battalion commander and higher, who were in command during various stages of Cast Lead.

The other nations who have lawyers collecting information on the matter include the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and Norway, whose laws, as well as Britain’s, allow the issuance of arrest warrants against foreign citizens suspected of war crimes.

All very official, not unlike ‘official’ Nazi legal procedures for confiscating Jewish property, etc.  Naturally only the highest standards of ‘evidence’ will be used:

[British attorney Daniel] Makover said that the Goldstone report on the fighting in the Gaza Strip will bolster the efforts of the activists, and said that some of the instances mentioned in the report were already known to the attorneys. Makover is part of an unofficial network of attorneys operating in various countries in Europe, exchanging and sharing information so that suspected officers may be arrested in those countries.

Imagine my relief to know that the same careful forensic methods and the same standards of fairness that characterize the Goldstone report and NGO ‘investigations’ will now drive an international manhunt to capture the criminals who have violated Rule No. 1:

Other public-spirited individuals will help assure that the ‘perpetrators’ do not escape ‘justice’:

The information is often received from pro-Palestinian activists who follow Jewish or pro-Israel groups that invite IDF officers to deliver lectures. In some instances, this information is relayed to border controls…

A number of human rights groups are busy working to create an international organization that would enable closer surveillance of those they suspect of war crimes and torture, as well as seek warrants for their arrest.

It also renews my faith in my fellow man to know that they are not depending on the authorities to bring these miscreants to justice. No, a network of ‘pro-Palestinian activists’ and ‘human rights groups’ will make sure the none of them slip away!

It would be unbelievable, if it were not true, that language, organizations and laws that originally came into being as a result of the horrific persecutions of Jews by the Nazis are being used today to aid the Palestinian Arabs — who were allied with the Nazis during the war — as they take part in the 100-year old war against Jews living in eretz yisrael.

The cynical twisting of truth that facilitates this is really a triumph of modern media manipulation in the supposedly ‘advanced’ countries of Europe. Göbbels himself would have to admire it.

There are other ironies. In the Warsaw Ghetto 66 years ago, Jews who tried to defend themselves were hunted down. Then, as now, the ‘authorities’ had the enthusiastic help of ‘activists’, Ukrainians, Latvians and some Poles (although in fairness, the Polish underground aided the Jews).

Imagine the empowerment of today’s ‘activists’, who in addition to demanding boycotts of Israeli products and professors can now actually help lock up a real live IDF officer!

Sometimes human behavior is so perverse, so ignorant, stupid and evil that the usual rhetorical tools, like irony, can’t begin to describe it. For years after, historians, novelists and poets struggle to explain the apparent pandemic insanity of a time or collection of events, like the Crusades or the Nazi era.

Today, when half the world is obsessed with the desire to stamp out a tiny nation with a tiny population, a nation with no significant natural resources except Jewish brains, is truly one of those times.

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One Response to “Prosecution of IDF officers cynically twists truth”

  1. Robman says:

    Your articles today – both the bit on Mr. Jones and the piece above – were excellent as usual. Some friends and relatives tell me that I should start a blog, but you’re doing such a good job saying the things I want said, I wonder if I should really bother….

    My only caveat to the piece above concerns your contention that “half the world” is obsessed with stamping out the tiny Jewish state. I’m sure you weren’t being literal, but we have to be careful what we say along these lines. We don’t want to give the bad guys any satisfaction that their efforts are any more effective than they actually are.

    I would submit that it is considerably less than half the world that is concerned with this matter. Out of over six billion people and about 190 countries, I’d say we are looking at a substantial portion of the 1.3 billion Moslems concentrated in about 30 countries, plus respective contingents of far left and far right loonies scattered among the developed first world. So, the real hostility to Israel may amount to possibly one sixth of the world, give or take, and that is about it. Isn’t that comforting?

    That having been said, the deadliest problem is that while, if in real terms, we are only talking about one sixth of the world, in media terms, we are talking about 95% of the world. The bad guys have done a terrific job not only of corrupting large swaths of academia, but also the media just about everywhere.

    We can argue facts and history all we want – and we should – but we have to bear in mind that in terms of access to mass opinion via our universities and our media organizations, we are playing against the most stacked deck there could be. Worst of all, very few in the general public are aware of the extent to which this is true.

    So, while we are presenting our case in historical, moral, and logical terms everywhere we can, as a parallel effort, we have to also expose at every opportunity the “Where’s Waldo?” in just about all efforts to delegitimize and demonize Israel, and that is mostly Arab – and I’m sure a good sum of Iranian – petrodollars. To the extent that we can do this, while at the same time highlighting how outrqgeously barbaric and repressive these societies are, we can take the wind out of their sails a lot faster than by mere intellectual debate alone.

    So, everybody, when you write your next nastygram to CNN, the editorial staff of the NYT, or whomever, don’t just stop with logical or historical arguments against their latest outrage. Call them out explicity for the Arab whores they are. Point out that you’ve heard that CNN is 90% Saudi owned, talk about that 20% stake that some Saudi sheik has in FOX, literally accuse them of being corrupt prostitutes for the Arab line: LET THEM KNOW THAT WE ARE ONTO THEM. (Even if the percentages are different, I have no doubt that they are there in substantial meausre; let them try and defend themselves on this score!)

    And then ask them: What do you suppose will happen to your legitimate sponsor base when it becomes public knowledge that you are on the take from the same folks who brought us 9-11? Who will want to watch your programs then? You think your subscriptions, your ratings, etc., are bad now? Wait till that comes out! Then you’ll see what your Arab friends are worth as your business goes into the toilet!

    They have attacked us on many fronts; we have to learn to do the same. The have the obvious advantages of money and numbers, we have the advantage of truth. Who knows who all this turns out? But if we don’t try, we lose for sure.

    And remember – re the Jones piece – there is also light at the end of a three year, three month tunnel, as Obama is a one-termer for sure, and his replacement will very likely be far more pro-Israel. But my Jewish friends out there, can you vote for Palin? Can you vote for Huckabee? I can. I’d recommend you learn to like them, too. Hey, all of my Israeli friends do! That is a good endorsement!