Friday, November 16, 2007

One-stop shopping

Sam Smith considers (scroll down a bit) one of the many problems with Bibi Netanyahu’s ’war on terror’:

“The journalist Bernard Fall noted that the French, after Dien Bien Phu, had no choice but to leave Southeast Asia. America, with its vast military, financial, and technological resources, was able to stay because it had the capacity to keep making the same mistakes over and over. Our war against ‘terrorism’ has been in many ways a domestic version of our Vietnam strategy. We keep making the same mistakes over and over because, until now, we could afford to. One of these has been to define the problem by its manifestations rather than its causes. This turns a resolvable political problem into a irresolvable technical problem, because while, for example, there are clearly solutions to the Middle East crisis, there are no other solutions to the guerilla violence that grows from the failure to end it.

In other words, if you define the problem as ‘a struggle against terrorism’ you have already admitted defeat because the guerilla will always have the upper hand against a centralized, technology-dependent society such as ours. There is one way to deal with guerilla warfare and that is to resolve the problems that allow it to thrive. The trick is to undermine the violence of the most bitter by dealing honestly with the complaints of the most rational.”

You have to remember that the ‘war on terror’ was invented by Israel thinktankers as a war that could not be won.  In fact, winning it would end its usefulness from the Zionist point of view.  It is intended to be lost, creating more ‘terror’, leading to more ‘war on terror’, and so on. 

It is curious that the American Establishment has suddenly, if belatedly, reached the conclusion that an enormous number of American problems could be simultaneously fixed by solving the Palestinian problem.  Once the Palestinian problem is solved, Israel has fixed borders, and thus no chance of colonialism.  There would be no need to break up Iraq.  Therefore, American troops could leave Iraq (giving American power-brokers an army back which they could then use elsewhere, and saving a shitload of money that won’t have to be borrowed).  Once the Palestinians are reasonably happy and American troops are out of Iraq, much of the anger that causes terrorism disappears, along with the need for American Zionists to demonize Muslims (‘Islamofascism’), and suddenly almost all of America’s lost reputation returns.  People will start paying attention to American leaders again.  At the same time, the anger simmers down and much of the risk of terrorist attack disappears.  There would be no more need to manipulate Americans, so the Zionist stranglehold over American politics and media would fade away, and (almost) everybody would stop hating the Jews.  Unfortunately, the one-stop shopping of ending the Palestinian problem is not going to happen, at least not yet.