Wednesday, July 05, 2006


The current Israeli assault on Gaza, which apparently only the Swiss have the integrity to criticize (in the ultimate Lobby victory, everybody else is deaf, dumb and blind), reminds me of the usually hidden Zionist attitude towards 'terrorism', well expressed on Canadian television in 2004 by Adam Aptowitzer, Ontario chair of B'nai Brith Canada's Institute for International Affairs:

“Well I think the use of the word terrorist has to be changed. I think the real purpose here of the word is to define the users of terror. Terror is a tool, terror is a means to an ends. And it depends on the moral reasoning of using that tool to define its acceptability. You look at a hammer, a hammer can be used to build a house, hammer in a nail, or break someone’s skull. Clearly, one of those three examples is morally unacceptable. When Israel uses terror to go in and I say, it uses terror to destroy a home and convince people, you know, [to] be terrified of what the possible consequences are; I say that, that, is an acceptable use of [it], to terrify someone.”


“Well, I, you know, I don’t know the facts of each specific case, obviously, and I am not going to suggest, I am not going to suggest in every case Israel's use of the destruction of the homes was necessarily warranted. But I would say in the abstract to use a method such as, to terrify a population, instigating a war, is appropriate.”

and (my emphasis in red):

“I'll agree with you and say Israel does make use of, I know I'll be misquoted, but the truth is that terror is an option to be used by states in order to prevent deaths of their own citizens and of others. Acts that take place in Gaza and West Bank, you might want to classify them as terrorists sponsored by the state. But when that is being done to prevent deaths, are we going to say that that is wrong?”

This entire incident is telling (and funny), as the Zionists had seized on a few words in the same program said by Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, President of the Canadian Islamic Congress, in an unsuccessful attempt to force him to resign.  When people went back to the transcript, they noticed that the truly hateful words were by Aptowitzer, and he was the one who eventually had to resign.  Zionists hoisted by their own petard! 

The wider point is that Aptowitzer’s mistake was just being honest about what Zionists really believe.  ‘Terrorism’ is entirely a question of propaganda.  Terrorism is only bad if it is committed by the victims of Zionism trying to defend themselves;  worse acts committed by Israel against innocent civilians are not only justified but admirable.  We can never forget that the ‘war on terror’, now being conducted by the United States under the influence of Zionist agents, is just a piece of PR spin intended to cover an ongoing terror campaign against Arabs.