Sunday, August 14, 2005

Various Israeli conspiracy theories

There is so much deep 'n meaty conspiracy theory flying around the United States now that it just might be 1963, or 1973, again. The indictment of Jack Abramoff is just so, so . . . nixonian, Abramoff being the Bebe Rebozo of his time. The similarity is that each is the connection between the highest levels of the Republican Party, organized crime, and a weirdo hate group, in Bebe's case anti-Castro Cubans (an ongoing Repub connection), in Jack's case the Israeli settler movement.


The ties of the Republicans to the worst of the Zionists is becoming the standard assumption of the ordinary American, as witnessed by the express connection made by Cindy Sheehan in her letter to NightLine:

"Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the Army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full-well that my son, my family, this nation, and this world were betrayed by a George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agenda after 9/11. We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy . . . not for the real reason, because the Arab-Muslims who attacked us hate our middle-eastern foreign policy. That hasn't changed since America invaded and occupied Iraq . . . in fact it has gotten worse."


Despite the expected efforts by the Zionists to label her an anti-Semite or even a neo-Nazi, her views are now the common-sense views of mainstream America (note the commentators are in full agreement with her views, and not with the haters who want to call her names). You'll never hear such common sense from the 'elites' or the media, as the fear of being labeled an 'anti-Semite' is so strong that they would rather die than even suggest a connection between the Iraq war and its only obvious beneficiary, Israel. Nevertheless, it is completely predictable that the average American would eventually make the connection, and this kind of common sense will become more and more prevalent as the Iraq war drags on.


I'll have some more to say about this, as I detect at least one even deeper level of conspiracy here, but I want to turn to another Israeli conspiracy, as noted by a poster at Rumor Mill News. FarSight3 writes (I've changed a bit of the spelling):

"Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, a member of the ethnic Tamil minority who led an international campaign to ban the Tamil Tiger rebels as a terrorist organization, was assassinated yesterday. Clearly, there is more to this story than there is told. Interestingly, the 'blame' is put on the Tamil Tigers itself - which makes no sense, as the FM worked for 'their goals' in a peaceful way - but obviously not for the 'benefit' of those 'terrorists'. Question is now - as always: WHOM IS SERVING TERRORISM?


Same, as in Palestine - those 'Error'-Organizations seem to have developed an independent life - BY NO WAY SERVING THEIR ORIGINAL GOALS, they have been 'founded' for."


FarSight3 goes on to quote from a review by Sachi Sri Kantha of "By Way of Deception; The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer", the famous book on the inner secrets of the Mossad by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy (the bold is in the original):

"Now, let me focus on the material related to Sri Lanka, which made Ostrovski a recognizable name in the government and military circles in Colombo now. Ostrovski's disclosures on the deals made by the military and political power-brokers of the ruling UNP and the Mossad had been published in excerpts in the Tamil Nation of Oct.15, 1990.

What shocked the Sinhalese ruling establishment and the journalists (including the editor of Lanka Guardian, Mervyn de Silva) was the revelation of Ostrovski that Mossad had trained the Sinhalese military personnel and 'a group of Tamil guerrilla factions' simultaneously. Based on the meagre details provided by Ostrovski, these power-brokers and opinion-makers had identified LTTE as the beneficiary of Mossad's patronage.

To me, this sounds too premature and incorrect. Let me repeat what Ostrovski had written on this topic. 'Around 1983, a group of Tamil guerrilla factions, collectively known as the Tamil Tigers, began an armed struggle to create a Tamil homeland in the north called Eelam - an on-going battle that has claimed thousands of lives on both sides'. This is the only sentence in the book, where a vague reference is made to the Tamil Tigers.

The time-frame Ostrovski had written about was 'mid-July 1984', when he was still a trainee at the Mossad Academy. He had not mentioned LTTE by name anywhere in the book. At that time, all the militant groups fighting for Eelam (LTTE, TELO, EPRLF, EROS and PLOTE) were identified as 'Tamil Tigers'. This point need be stressed.

The authors of Broken Palmyra also clearly state this fact in page 72 of their book; 'Up to this time (April 1985), the Tamil population had hardly differentiated between rival groups. They were all referred to as boys and even Tigers' Again the fact is that as reported in the Economist of August 3, 1985, in its coverage on the five Tamil militant groups, LTTE was identified as receiving training from the PLO in Lebanon.

Ostrovski has noted that in mid-July 1984, 'nearly 50' Sri Lankan army personnel arrived for training in Israel. These training sessions were not offered free. According to Ostrovski, 'A unit of 60 trainees would cost about $300 each day (per trainee), for a total of $18,000. For a three-month course, that would be $1.6 million.

On top of that, they would be charged $5,000 to $6,000 an hour for helicopter rental, and as many as 15 helicopters could be used in a training exercise. Add to that the cost of special ammunition used in training: a bazooka shell, for example, cost about $220 a unit, while heavy mortars were about $1000 each...'

Ostrovsky should be credited for exposing the deals Sri Lankan government had with Mossad, through the Mahaveli River Diversion Project. Apart from exposing how the Sri Lankan authorities diverted foreign-aid funds they received from unsuspecting donors, Ostrovski also has pricked the bloated egos of the Sri Lankan military personnel by divulging how Mossad had fooled them."


So the Israelis were training the Sri Lankan army at expensive rates, while training their enemy, the inchoate Sri Lankan Tamil resistance movement, for free! In fact, the Israeli training may have created the modern Tamil resistance movement. You can see how this kind of thing might turn one into a conspiracy theorist.


Oh, and here's the good part. Israel trained the Sri Lankan resistance in the mid 1980's. The very first Tamil Tiger suicide attack was on July 5, 1987. Obviously influenced by the success of the Tamil Tigers, and prompted by the Israeli state terrorism against the Palestinian people, the Palestinians started using suicide bombers in the 1990's. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Is it just possible that the technique of suicide bombing - now of course migrated to such places as New York, Iraq, and London - is the ultimate example of 'blowback', as it was taught to the Sri Lankans in the mid 1980's by the Israelis, who ended up on the wrong side of it when the Palestinians picked it up in 1993, and used it particularly from 2000 on. Where would the Israelis have learned of its success? From Lebanon in the 1980's. The technique was first used in Lebanon in December 1981 by the Islamic Dawa Party (the current Prime Minister of Iraq is a member of this party!), and its most famous example was the October 23, 1983 Beruit barracks bombing. It was used by the Shi'ite group Hezbollah in Lebanon with a great deal of success (the PLO-Tamil connection is not relevant, as the PLO didn't use suicide bombers in the 1980's, although it is possible that the Tamils learned of suicide bombing techniques directly from Hezbollah). If Israel learned of the tactical success of the technique by studying Hezbollah's use of it in Lebanon, and passed it on to the Sri Lankans in the mid-1980's - possibly just to cause enough conflict in Sri Lanka to generate more business training the Sri Lankan army at expensive rates! - it would be very ironic if the Palestinians took it up as the only alternative open to them at a time when the similarly powerless Tamils were using it to great success in Sri Lanka. The example of the Palestinians has led to the technique being used everywhere. The intellectual line would be:


  • Lebanon,

  • where it was studied by Israeli military strategic thinkers,

  • who taught it to the inchoate Sri Lankan Tamil resistance movement, in order to generate revenue training the Sri Lankan army against the resistance,

  • who developed, through its use, into the resistance movement we now know as the Tamil Tigers,

  • whose great success with it led to its deployment by the similarly oppressed and powerless Palestinians,

  • whose use of it inspired bombers in places like New York, Bali, Iraq, and London.


The Israelis may have only themselves to blame for the use by the Palestinians of the suicide bomb technique. Since the whole world now suffers from the same problem, perhaps the whole world has even more to blame on the Israelis!

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