Take 10 and give back 1 if the Palestinians behave, then repeat!
Letter2 to Palestinian Think Tank
May 29, 2008.
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Letter to Palestinian Think Tank
The following follow-up comment, posted by Project Humanbeingsfirst here, to its article “Celebrating Israel’s 60th Birthday in the 60th year of the Nakba” may be of some interest to your think-tankers. Perhaps you can reprint it with the above title.
“I happen to be a Zionist. I’m a Zionist by dint of the fact that I live here and constitute part of Hebrew culture, even if I am opposed to the present regime and criticize it harshly. ... . For now, I’m on the losing side of this struggle, therefore I’m defined as anti-Zionist. So be it.” [Interview 'A life less ordinary', Haaretz, Dec. 10, 2007]
And therein lies the quintessential component of “the endless trail of red herrings” that almost all on the proverbial “LEFT” in the West spin in support of Zion.
The logical follow-up question to ask then, is to which past and future “regime” aren't they opposed to in Israel in order to not be “defined as anti-Zionist”? Then we can further examine that regime and dismantle that too.
It is worthwhile remembering that powerful wordsmithing is a crucial strength of Zion - many of its exponents happen to be superb linguists not just accidentally! It is best captured in this pithy saying of Golda Meir:
“We can forgive them for killing our children, we cannot forgive them for making us kill theirs.”
Indeed, it is not insignificant that in Arabistan (i.e., the abode of the Arabs), the following bit of wisdom is not un-common – they will first plan to kill you with a design most brutal, and then come to your funeral lamenting: “We can forgive them for killing our children, we cannot forgive them for making us kill theirs.”
If interested, see Chapter 3 of “Prisoners of the Cave” for how it is all put together – the moralists and the terrorists united in a common cause, the two antipodes with all the rest of Zionists in between: http://prisonersofthecave.blogspot.com/2007/04/chapter-3.html.
Acquiring a penetrating perspective of how Zionistan has been intellectually orchestrated piece-meal with deception as the key weapon system of choice – wage war by way of deception – is a prerequisite in order to even begin to deal with any sort of solution-space that rescues the Palestinians on their own lands.
Palestinians as a peoples will surely survive and even thrive in their forced Diaspora, just as the Jews before them – at least those who are able to escape from the Concentration Camps in what remains of their checkered-lands. But to effectively stop the systematic barbaric conquests of their ancestral homes and the continuous shattering of their tabula rasa (or what little might remain of it), requires a massive and overwhelming “shock and awe” war-front to be opened up in the intellectual space.
A conquest and an oppression originally begun in the intellectual space, will also only be concluded there. The Zionist masterminds apparently understand this far better than the Palestinians. And therefore, always appear to be better prepared across the board. The Palestinians to this day, sadly, unprepared for the Nakba as they were, have evidently mainly excelled in vociferous laments, and in reacting – rather than in astutely anticipating, and preempting!
Anecdotally, in 1967 after the onset of the second Nakba, another Pakistani, a far more distinguished and astute one, wrote to Yaser Arafat to not engage the Israelis by firing Katsuya rockets at them – but to understand that the Jews barely escaping their Holocaust will always garner the Western world's sympathy ex post facto, in their disingenuous vociferous clamoring 'they are doing another Holocaust on us' as they conquer more and more in response to the Katsuyas. That instead, the Palestinians should engage the Zionists by astutely comprehending their antagonists strengths, and their weaknesses (and not just in military terms). That the best and most efficacious defense against them was Gandhian means – effective surrogates and "frontier-post" as they were of the superpowers. He was entirely ignored.
And yet this Pakistani persisted – being a close friend and compatriot of Edward Said that he was – and with every incremental fait accompli gained by Israel in reaction to PLO's Katsuya rockets, he reminded them again, and again. And he remained ignored – to this very day – even posthumously.
And with every new “peace process”, the Palestinians have lost more, using the method:
take 10 and give back 1 if the Palestinians behave, then repeat!
Anyone can hopefully do that math to get the total sum!
This distinguished Pakistani friend of the Palestinian's name? Eqbal Ahmad – see http://www.bitsonline.net/eqbal/
Sometimes, it is indeed too late to learn. That time, mercifully, hasn't come yet – but is close at hand!
The author, an ordinary researcher and writer on contemporary geopolitics, a minor justice activist, grew up in Pakistan, studied EECS at MIT, engineered for a while in high-tech Silicon Valley (patents here), and retired early to pursue other responsible interests. His maiden 2003 book was rejected by six publishers and can be read on the web at http://PrisonersoftheCave.org. He may be reached at http://Humanbeingsfirst.org.
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