Let's Talk About Invented People and Invented States
Thomas A. Droleskey
Newton Leroy Gingrich, the thrice married former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives who is now the midget naturalist "flavor of the week" as he leads the pack of midget naturalist circus performers for the time being, is sort of the naturalist right's version of Reginald Martinez Jackson, who said of himself before his haughty Oakland Athletics faced the New York Mets in the 1973 World Series (which the Athletics won in seven games despite all of their haughtiness, which seemed to indicate that the 82-79 National League champion Mets would be wiped out in in a four game slaughter of a sweep), "I am the straw that stirs the drink." Gingrich has certainly caused a lot of establishment Republicans a great deal of angst for terming the Palestinians as an "invented people:"
Newt Gingrich declared in an interview that Palestinians are an "invented" people, a
statement that drew outrage Saturday from top Palestinian officials.
Gingrich's campaign, while standing by the
statement, afterward clarified that the former House speaker still
supports the establishment of a Palestinian state.
The front-running Republican presidential
candidate made the comments in an interview with The Jewish Channel. The
interview marks some of the toughest language to date any candidate has
used to describe the Middle East peace process. It also comes after Gingrich pledged at a forum earlier in the week that if elected, he would name John Bolton -- a hawkish, pro-Israel former U.N. ambassador who served in the George W. Bush administration -- as his secretary of state.
In the interview with The Jewish Channel, Gingrich likened himself to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom he praised for his "tough-minded realism" about Israel's security.
He said the Jewish people have the right to a state, but stopped short of declaring the same for the Palestinians.
"Remember there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we've
had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were
historically part of the Arab community," Gingrich said. "And they had a
chance to go many places. And for a variety of political reasons we
have sustained this war against Israel now since the 1940's, and I think it's tragic."
Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said
afterward that the candidate was merely referring to the "decades-long
history that has surrounded this issue," and has long supported the
concept of Palestinian statehood.
"Gingrich supports a negotiated peace
agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, which will necessarily
include agreement between Israel and the Palestinians over the borders
of a Palestinian state," Hammond said in a statement. "However, to
understand what is being proposed and negotiated you have to understand
decades of complex history -- which is exactly what Gingrich was
referencing during the recent interview with Jewish TV. "
During the interview, Gingrich also said it's "delusional to call it a peace process," claiming that the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority and Hamas alike "represent an enormous desire to destroy Israel."
The Palestinian Authority generally is
viewed in the West as a far more moderate influence in the region than
Hamas. While the U.S. considers Hamas a terror group, it has tried to
bring Palestinian Authority officials to the table with Israel.
Obama administration officials, notably Defense Secretary Leon Panetta,
recently have put added pressure on the Israelis to help restart peace
talks. President Obama, like his Republican predecessor, has pushed for a
two-state solution -- though the Obama administration has fought
efforts at the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state absent an agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians themselves.
Gingrich's comments come as the Republican
presidential candidates compete to exhibit their pro-Israel credentials.
While Gingrich's campaign later affirmed support for a Palestinian
state, his comments on the Palestinian people drew fierce condemnation
The Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, demanded Gingrich "review history."
"From the beginning, our people have been
determined to stay on their land," Fayyad said in comments carried by
the Palestinian news agency Wafa. "This, certainly, is denying
Palestinian lawmaker Hanan Ashrawi [Droleskey note: Mrs. Ashrawi is a Catholic] said Gingrich had "lost touch with reality."
Palestinians never had their own state --
they were ruled by the Ottoman Empire for hundreds of years, like most
of the Arab world. When the Ottoman Empire collapsed in the aftermath of World War I, the British, then a global colonial power, took control of the area, then known as British Mandate Palestine.
During that time, Jews, Muslims and Christians living on the land were identified as "Palestinian."
But modern-day Palestinians bristle at the
implication that they were generic Arabs. Palestinians are culturally
Arabs -- they speak Arabic and their culture is broadly shared by other
Arabs who live in the eastern Mediterranean. But they, for the most
part, identify themselves as Palestinians, just as the Lebanese,
Jordanians and Syrians also identify themselves with a specific national
identity. (Gingrich Describes Palestinian People As 'Invented'.)
One of Gingrich's rivals for the naturalist right's 2012 Republican presidential nomination, United States Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), has been noted for making a number of terrible gaffes on various points of history. So has Texas Governor Rick Perry, who, along with former candidate Herman Cain, has suffered from several "brain freezes" during debates in interviews, failing to recall the name of Comintern's member of the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, referred to her at first as "Montemayor."
However, Newton Leroy Gingrich, just seven months removed from his vacation to the Greek isles to "clear his mind" as his campaign appeared to be in state of near collapse and having been embarrassed by having had a $1 million line of credit at Tiffany's jewelers, is just as much of a joke insofar as historical facts are concerned as are Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and late-but-very-non-lamented Herman Cain candidacy. Gingrich is a dangerous jingoist when it comes to understanding history even though he holds a doctorate in the Modern European History from Tulane University.
Yes, let's talk invented people and invented states, Newt. Let's have a little chat.
The notion that the people who threw out the Palestinians from their homes and dispossessed them of their belongings as many of them were herded into the Zionist equivalent of concentration camps, termed euphemistically as "relocation camps," in 1948 and thereafter represent the Abrahamic Jews of the Old Testaments is false. Most of those Jews who settled in Palestine between the two world wars and after World War II are no descendents of Abraham nor are they Jews by blood. Most of these modern day Talmudists are descendants of the Asiatic Khazars who converted to Talmudism:
Jesus Christ is the Great Prophet foretold by Moses,
Whom all nations and peoples must hear and obey, lest they be "destroyed
from among the people." Jesus was not a mere prophet, like Moses,
Jeremiah, or Isaiah. In Jesus there resided the prophetic gift in all
its fullness. When God speaks, we must listen in fear and trembling (cf.
Though they have rejected the Great
Prophet, the Jews still think that the promises made to Abraham are
theirs, and that all the lands promised to the ancient Israelites are
theirs by right, and will be theirs in fact. This means that no one else
who occupies these lands, be they Palestinians, Lebanese, or whatever,
have any rights, and that they can be dispossessed of the lands they
have occupied for millennia. The ancient Israelites, whose heirs they
imagine themselves to be, were commanded by God to exterminate the
Philistines, were they not? And who are the descendants of the
Philistines? Why, the Palestinians and the Lebanese, of course! Their
rights can be ignored with impunity.
Then there are those of the
Christian Fundamentalist Right in the Unites States, the Christian
Zionists, who support Israeli claims, egged on by such false prophets as
Jerry Falwell, Hal Lindsey, Jack Van Impe, and John Hagee. Thousands of
evangelical Christians recently arrived from all 50 states in
Washington, where they have enormous political influence, for the first
annual summit of Christians United for Israel, Hagee being the main organizer.
For the first time in the history of
Christianity in America," Hagee said, "Christians will go to the Hill to
support Israel as Christians." They will urge the US government "not to
restrain Israel in any way in the pursuit of Hamas and Hezbollah… We
want our Congress to make sure that not one dime of American money goes
to support Hamas and Hezbollah or the enemies of Israel."
Then Hagee declares: "When
they see what's going on in the Middle East, a whole range of enemies
arrayed against God's people, they see God's word being played out on
their television sets. They see Israel triumphing over its enemies as
proof that God's promises remain"
It is as if Jesus Christ never came
and established a New Covenant in His Blood, and founded the Holy
Catholic Church. God's promises were fulfilled in Jesus Christ and in
those who follow Him. Hagee, and those like him, have an Old Testament
theological viewpoint, and have betrayed Jesus Christ, in Whom the
Scriptures are fulfilled. Who are God's people but those who have
believed in His word and obey His commands, whether Jews or not?
According to St. Paul, "There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither
slave nor freeman; there is neither male nor female. For you are all
one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ's, then you are the offspring
of Abraham, heirs according to promise" (Galatians 3:28,29).
The Jews are children of Abraham according
to the flesh only, natural descendants. Some of them, that is. Are those
whom we call Jews today the descendants of the Jews who were dispersed
among the nations after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70
A.D., or even of the ten tribes that were carried off into captivity by
the ancient Assyrians in 721 B.C.? On the contrary, most Jews
today are the so-called Ashkenazi Jews, descended from the ancient
Khazars of Eastern Europe. Despite their prominence in the Jewish
community they do not have Jewish blood, but were converted to Judaism
in the ninth century. They do not have Jewish blood, and they follow the
modern Jewish Talmudic religion. How does that make them "God's
people," and the "inheritors of the promises"?
On May 14, 1948, on the day in which the
British Mandate over Palestine expired, the Jewish People's Council
gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum and declared the establishment of the
State of Israel. The new state was recognized that night by the United
States, and three days later by the USSR. The Vatican, out of concern
for the safety of the Holy Places and the rights of the Palestinians,
many of whom are Catholic, did not recognize the modern state of Israel
until John Paul II, fervently pro-Jewish, gave it official Vatican
recognition on April 20, 1984.
Contrary to what the Jewish Zionists
expect, they will not reign as masters of the world from Jerusalem. The
servile nations will not come to Mount Zion bearing gifts. Pray for the
Jews! They will be all but exterminated except for the remnant who will
turn to Jesus Christ and be saved.
And contrary to what the Christian Zionists
expect, the Temple will not be rebuilt, and 144,000 Jews will not be
converted to reign with Jesus Christ from the Temple in Jerusalem for a
thousand years. (Father Louis Campbell, "And I Saw No Temple Therein".)
Yes, the notion of the current "Talmudists" as the Jews of the Old Testament is entirely invented. They are the invented people, Newt Gingrich, not the Palestinians.
Want to talk about an invented state, Newt? Sure, let's go head. Let's continue to have a little chat.
The Zionist State of Israel is entirely invented out of the fantasies of Theodore Herzl, the founder of International Zionism, to relocate the Talmudists in the very land from which the actual descendants of Abraham were expelled by the Romans in 70 A.D. as God used the pagan Romans as the instrument to chastise the Jews for their obstinate refusal to accept the preaching of the Gospel in their midst after He had mercifully permitted them a thirty-seven year period of reprieve following their role in calling down the Most Precious Blood of Our Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, upon them and their children. God expelled the Jews from the Holy Land in 70 A.D., and they were not meant to return, certainly not to found a nation based in a false, blasphemous religion, less yet to do so by violent means and the constant use of raw terror and the murder of countless thousands of innocent Palestinian Arabs, both Christians and Mohammedans:
As one recalls, the Temple was destroyed as part of the punishment for
the crime of Deicide perpetrated by the the Jews - the high priests,
scribes and Pharisees together with the people, who asked that the Blood
of Jesus Christ, Son of God, fall over them and their offspring - as
reported in the Gospels.
After the destruction of the Temple by Titus in the year 70 A.D., one attempt was made by Emperor Julian the Apostate to rebuild that edifice. He meant to destroy the belief that the
chastisement was due to the Death of Our Lord. His initiative was
prevented by earthquakes and balls of fire falling from the sky that
destroyed what had been made and frightened the workers. Julian died in
June of 363 during that attempt to rebuild the Temple. Confessing his
failure in his struggle against Jesus Christ, he cried out while dying:
"Thou hast won, O Galilean!"
After that, no one ever tried to rebuild that cursed edifice.
Benedict XVI, like John Paul II before him, defied the wrath of God when
he went to "pray" in that place - purposely ignoring the punishment of
God it represents.
In the prayer he wrote, the Pope depicts himself neither as a
representative of Jesus Christ, whose Name he did not mention, nor as
the Sovereign Pontiff of the Catholic Church, but rather as a
self-appointed ambassador of "all who call upon God's name." Ignoring
the Passion of Our Lord which He suffered in that very City of
Jerusalem, Benedict XVI addressed the "God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,"
supposedly the same God of Catholics, Jews and Muslims. (Benedict defying God's wrath at the Wailing Wall.)
Yes, Newt, let's see what Pope Saint Pius X had to say about the settlement of the Talmudists on the land that was sanctified by the shedding of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as he rejected entirely out of hand the pleading of Theodore Herzl himself:
HERZL: Yesterday I was with the Pope [Pius X]. . .
. I arrived ten minutes ahead of time, and without having to wait I was
conducted through a number of small reception rooms to the Pope. He
received me standing and held out his hand, which I did not kiss. Lippay
had told me I had to do it, but I didn’t. I believe this spoiled my
chances with him, for everyone who visits him kneels and at least kisses
his hand. This hand kiss had worried me a great deal and I was glad
when it was out of the way.
He seated himself in an armchair, a throne for
minor affairs, and invited me to sit by his side. He smiled in kindly
anticipation. I began:
HERZL: I thank Your Holiness for the favor of
granting me this audience. [I begged him to excuse my miserable Italian,
but he said:
POPE: No, Signor Commander, you speak very well.
HERZL: [He is an honest, rough-hewn village
priest, to whom Christianity has remained a living thing even in the
Vatican. I briefly laid my request before him. But annoyed perhaps by my
refusal to kiss his hand, he answered in a stern categorical manner.
POPE: We are unable to favor this movement [of Zionism]. We
cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never
sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has
been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I
cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord,
therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people.
HERZL: [The conflict
between Rome and Jerusalem, represented by the one and the other of us,
was once again under way. At the outset I tried to be conciliatory. I
said my little piece. . . . It didn’t greatly impress him. Jerusalem was
not to be placed in Jewish hands.] And its present status, Holy Father?
POPE: I know, it is disagreeable to see the Turks in possession of our Holy Places. We simply have to put up with it. But to sanction the Jewish wish to occupy these sites, that we cannot do.
HERZL: [I said that we based our movement solely on the sufferings of the Jews, and wished to put aside all religious issues].
POPE: Yes, but we, but I as the head of the Catholic Church, cannot do this. One of two things will likely happen. Either
the Jews will retain their ancient faith and continue to await the
Messiah whom we believe has already appeared—in which case they are
denying the divinity of Jesus and we cannot assist them. Or else they
will go there with no religion whatever, and then we can have nothing at
all to do with them. The Jewish faith was the foundation of our own,
but it has been superceded by the teachings of Christ, and we cannot
admit that it still enjoys any validity. The Jews who should have been
the first to acknowledge Jesus Christ have not done so to this day.
HERZL: [It was on the tip of my tongue to remark, “It happens in every
family: no one believes in his own relative.” But, instead, I said:]
Terror and persecution were not precisely the best means for converting
the Jews. [His reply had an element of grandeur in its simplicity:]
POPE: Our Lord came without power. He came in peace. He persecuted no
one. He was abandoned even by his apostles. It was only later that he
attained stature. It took three centuries for the Church to evolve. The
Jews therefore had plenty of time in which to accept his divinity
without duress or pressure. But they chose not to do so, and they have
not done it yet.
HERZL: But, Holy Father, the Jews are in a terrible plight. I do not
know if Your Holiness is aware of the full extent of their tragedy. We
need a land for these harried people.
POPE: Must it be Jerusalem?
HERZL: We are not asking for Jerusalem, but for Palestine—for only the secular land.
POPE: We cannot be in favor of it.
[Editor Lowenthal interjects here] Here unrelenting replacement
theology is plainly upheld as the norm of the Roman Catholic Church.
Further, this confession, along with the whole tone of the Pope in his
meeting with Herzl, indicates the perpetuation of a doctrinal emphasis
that has resulted in centuries of degrading behavior toward the Jews.
However, this response has the “grandeur” of total avoidance of that
which Herzl had intimated, namely that the abusive reputation of Roman
Catholicism toward the Jews was unlikely to foster conversion. Further,
if, “It took three centuries for the Church to evolve,” it was that very
same period of time that it took for the Church to consolidate and
launch its thrust of anti-Semitism through the following centuries.
HERZL: Does Your Holiness know the situation of the Jews?
POPE: Yes, from my days in Mantua, where there are Jews. I have always
been in friendly relations with Jews. Only the other evening two Jews
were here to see me. There are other bonds than those of religion:
social intercourse, for example, and philanthropy. Such bonds we do not
refuse to maintain with the Jews. Indeed we also pray for them, that
their spirit see the light. This very day the Church is celebrating the
feast of an unbeliever who became converted in a miraculous manner—on
the road to Damascus. And so if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we will be ready with churches and priests to baptize all of you.
HERZL: [At this point Conte Lippay had himself announced. The Pope
bade him be admitted. The Conte kneeled, kissed his hand, and joined in
the conversation by telling of our “miraculous” meeting in the Bauer
beerhall at Venice. The miracle was that he had originally intended to
stay overnight in Padua, and instead, it turned out that he was given to
hear me express the wish to kiss the Holy Father’s foot. At this the
Pope made no movement, for I hadn’t even kissed his hand. Lippay
proceeded to tell how I had expiated on the noble qualities of Jesus
Christ. The Pope listened, and now and then took a pinch of snuff and
sneezed into a big red cotton handkerchief. It is these peasant touches
which I like about him best and which most of all compel my respect.
Lippay, it would appear, wanted to account for his introducing me, and
perhaps ward off a word of reproach. But the Pope said:
POPE: On the contrary, I am glad you brought me the Signor Commendatore.
HERZL: [As to the real business, he repeated what he had told me, until he dismissed us:]
POPE: Not possible!
HERZL: [Lippay stayed on his knees for an unconscionable time and
never seemed to tire of kissing his hand. It was apparent that this was
what the Pope liked. But on taking leave, I contented myself with
shaking his hand warmly and bowing deeply. The audience lasted about
twenty-five minutes. While spending the last hour in the Raphael
gallery, I saw a picture of an Emperor kneeling before a seated Pope and
receiving the crown from his hands. That’s how Rome wants it.]
(Marvin Lowenthal, Diaries of Theodore Herzl, pp. 427- 430.)
The responses of Pope Saint
Pius X teach us very plainly that the Talmudic Jews have no right from
God to be in the land from which He had expelled them in 70 A.D.
Mohammedans, of course, have no right to this land, which they seized by
force in the Seventh Century A.D. and held, absent a brief time during
the Crusades, until 1948, either. The Holy Land belongs to Christ the
King and His Catholic Church, and there can be no true peace in the land
where Our Lord shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood until
and unless those who inhabit it at present and whose souls are steeped
in Original Sin and suffer the consequences of their own Actual Sins are
converted to the true Church, outside of which there is no salvation
and without which there can be no true social order within nations or
peace among nations. (A person who recommended that I appear on Crossfire in 1987 to discuss an outbreak of Palestinian-Israeli violence then was
incredulous--perhaps "mortified" is a better word--when I said that I
would say just that, that everyone involved had to convert to the
Catholic Church, in a live appearance on television. Needless to say, I
did not appear on Crossfire.)
While it is true that Mohammedan Palestinians have engaged in all manner of attacks on innocent civilians in Israel, this does not make all Palestinians "terrorists." There is bound to be hatred and enmity between men when their souls are steeped in the ravages of Original Sin and their own un-absolved Actual Sins. Many of the Zionists in Israel consider all Arabs, whether Christian or Mohammedan, to be subhuman, having particular hatred for the Palestinians. It is such people who are the true racialists of the Middle East as they believe in the racial and religious superiority of their own Socialist-Masonic state that treats others, including Catholics, with such contempt more often than not.
Consider the hatred of respected figures in Israel for all non-Jews, including the Palestinians:
Consider the words of one Mordecai Elihayu, former chief rabbi of the Sephardic branch of Talmudic Judaism, that were written in 2007:
All civilians living in Gaza are collectively guilty for Kassam attacks on Sderot, former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu has written in a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Former Sephardi chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu.
Eliyahu ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings.
The letter, published in Olam Katan [Small World], a weekly pamphlet to be distributed in synagogues nationwide this Friday, cited the biblical story of the Shechem massacre (Genesis 34) and Maimonides' commentary (Laws of Kings 9, 14) on the story as proof texts for his legal decision.
According to Jewish war ethics, wrote Eliyahu, an entire city holds collective responsibility for the immoral behavior of individuals. In Gaza, the entire populace is responsible because they do nothing to stop the firing of Kassam rockets.
The former chief rabbi also said it was forbidden to risk the lives of Jews in Sderot or the lives of IDF soldiers for fear of injuring or killing Palestinian noncombatants living in Gaza.
Eliyahu could not be reached for an interview. However, Eliyahu's son, Shmuel Eliyahu, who is chief rabbi of Safed, said his father opposed a ground troop incursion into Gaza that would endanger IDF soldiers. Rather, he advocated carpet bombing the general area from which the Kassams were launched, regardless of the price in Palestinian life.
"If they don't stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand," said Shmuel Eliyahu. "And if they do not stop after 1,000 then we must kill 10,000. If they still don't stop we must kill 100,000, even a million. Whatever it takes to make them stop."
In the letter, Eliyahu quoted from Psalms. "I will pursue my enemies and apprehend them and I will not desist until I have eradicated them."
Eliyahu wrote that "This is a message to all leaders of the Jewish people not to be compassionate with those who shoot [rockets] at civilians in their houses." (http://www.jpost.com.)
This is not an anomaly. The Chabad branch of Talmudic Judaism has posted on a website its rabbinical "teaching" on the belief that the "souls of the nation," meaning the Gentiles, emanate from the nether world and are thus capable of doing no good in this world:
For in the [case of the] Jew, this soul of kelipah is derived from the kelipah called “nogah”, which also contains good; and the good within this nefesh gives rise to these positive natural traits.
[This kelipah] is from the esoteric “Tree of Knowledge” [which is comprised] of good and evil
The souls of the nations of the world, however, emanate from the other, unclean kelipot which contain no good whatever, as is written in Etz Chayim, Portal 49, ch. 3, that all the good that the nations do, is done out of selfish motives.
Since their nefesh emanates from kelipot which contain no good, it follows that any good done by them is for selfish motives.
So the Gemara comments on the verse, “The kindness of the nations is sin” — that all the charity and kindness done by the nations of the world is only for their self-glorification...
When a Jew acts in a benevolent manner he is motivated mainly out of concern for the welfare of his fellow. The proof of this is that were his fellow not to need his help, this would give him greater pleasure than the gratification derived from his act of kindness.
Concerning the nations of the world, however, this is not so. Their motivation is not the welfare of their fellow; rather, it stems from a self-serving motive — the desire for self-glorification, a feeling of gratification, and the like.
It should be noted that among the nations of the world there are also to be found those whose souls are derived from kelipat nogah. Called “the pious ones of the nations of the world,” these righteous individuals are benevolent not out of selfish motives but out of a genuine concern for their fellow. ( http://www.chabad.org/library/article.)
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who languishes on life support three years after a massive stroke permanently incapacitated him, treat Arabs as sub-humans and was personally responsible for many cold-blooded killings of unarmed civilians:
AS ARIEL SHARON'S career comes to an end, the whitewashing is already underway. Literally overnight he was being hailed as "a man of courage and peace" who had generated "hopes for a far-reaching accord" with an electoral campaign promising "to end conflict with the Palestinians."
But even if end-of-career assessments often stretch the truth, and even if far too many people fall for the old saw about the gruff old warrior miraculously turning into a man of peace, the reality is that miracles don't happen, and only rarely have words and realities been separated by such a yawning abyss.
From the beginning to the end of his career, Sharon was a man of ruthless and often gratuitous violence. The waypoints of his career are all drenched in blood, from the massacre he directed at the village of Qibya in 1953, in which his men destroyed whole houses with their occupants — men, women and children — still inside, to the ruinous invasion of Lebanon in 1982, in which his army laid siege to Beirut, cut off water, electricity and food supplies and subjected the city's hapless residents to weeks of indiscriminate bombardment by land, sea and air.
As a purely gratuitous bonus, Sharon and his army later facilitated the massacre of hundreds of Palestinians at the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila, and in all about 20,000 people — almost all innocent civilians — were killed during his Lebanon adventure.
Sharon's approach to peacemaking in recent years wasn't very different from his approach to war. Extrajudicial assassinations, mass home demolitions, the construction of hideous barriers and walls, population transfers and illegal annexations — these were his stock in trade as "a man of courage and peace."
Some may take comfort in the myth that Sharon was transformed into a peacemaker, but in fact he never deviated from his own 1998 call to "run and grab as many hilltops" in the occupied territories as possible. His plan for peace with the Palestinians involved grabbing large portions of the West Bank, ultimately annexing them to Israel, and turning over the shattered, encircled, isolated, disconnected and barren fragments of territory left behind to what only a fool would call a Palestinian state.
SHARON'S "painful sacrifices" for peace may have involved Israel keeping less, rather than more, of the territory that it captured violently and has clung to illegally for four decades, but few seem to have noticed that it's not really a sacrifice to return something that wasn't yours to begin with.
His much-ballyhooed withdrawal from Gaza left 1.4 million Palestinians in what is essentially the world's largest prison, cut off from the rest of the world and as subject to Israeli power as before. It also terminated the possibility of a two-state solution to the conflict by condemning Palestinians to whiling away their lives in a series of disconnected Bantustans, ghettos, reservations and strategic hamlets, entirely at the mercy of Israel.
That's not peace. As Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull would have recognized at a glance, it's an attempt to pacify an entire people by bludgeoning them into a subhuman irrelevance. Nothing short of actual genocide — for which Sharon's formula was merely a kind of substitute — would persuade the Palestinian people to quietly accept such an arrangement, or negate themselves in some other way. And no matter which Israeli politician now assumes Sharon's bloody mantle, such an approach to peace will always fail. (The Whitewashing of Ariel Sharon, UCLA International Institute; see also Who is Ariel Sharon? and Israeli Massacre of Palestinians--which contains some graphic photographs of injuries to Palestinians caused by the Israeli military, for an assessment of the Israeli treatment of Palestinians.)
The State of Israel was created in 1948 by the shedding the blood of the innocent and by the stealing of the homes and land of the Palestinian Arabs who had been living there for centuries upon centuries as they, the Palestinian Arabs, were rounded up and sent to "detention centers" (concentration camps), all with the support of the government of the United States of America (which has its own interesting history of targeting civilians, including the members of various Indian tribes who simply wanted to retain custody of their own lands and, of course, the horrific fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany, on February 13-14, 1945, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, on, respectively, August 6 and 9, 1945, to say nothing of the innocent civilians killed in the past six years in Iraq and those killed in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001, and the slaughter of the forces of the Filipino resistance following the end of the Spanish-American War and the beginning of American colonial rule as Protestant sects and Masonic lodges opened up in the proudly Catholic Philippines), which supports today the terror campaign that has been launched in Lebanon and Gaza and elsewhere by the bloodthirsty killers of Tel Aviv who have no regarded for innocent civilians in their quest to the terror of brute military force to end a conflict that will be ended only when all of those involved are converted to the Catholic Faith and see in each other the impress of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and say, "Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord."
The only calculus used by the Zionists of the State of Israel and by their Mohammedan antagonists in such organizations as Hamas and Hezbollah is realpolitik: will a particular military strategy achieve its goals even if civilians must die in the process. Trying to assess military operations in light of the Just War Theory, for example, is anathema to men who reject the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He Who is the Prince of Peace Incarnate. Fueled by their captivity to the devil by means of Original Sin, Mohammedans and adherents of the Talmud are content to target the innocent and condemn them to death to achieve "goals" that lead only to more violence and more killing in the future.
The artificial, invented State of Israel that is home to a truly invented people with an invented history and invented claims to possess the land that they stole from the Palestinians before they brutalized them is fully capable of defending itself in the event of some kind of attack. After all, former United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates let it slip at his Senate confirmation hearings in 2006 that Israel had over two hundred nuclear weapons. The State of Israel does not need a dime of American foreign aid. Not a dime of it. It is truly amazing how just 1.7% of the population of the United States of America is able to control most of American foreign policy, which, under "President" Newtown Leroy Gingrich, will be a continuation of the Neoconservative War Party policies of former President George Walker Bush as former Speaker Gingrich, whose knowledge of history is not as vast he would like to think, has said that he would appoint former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as his Secretary of State. Bolton makes former Vice President Richard Bruce Cheney seem like a combination of former United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark and actress Jane Fonda rolled into one by way of comparison.
Then again, save for United States Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), who suffers from the multiple falsehoods of libertarianism (see Showing Libertarianism's True Biases), each of the midget naturalists running for the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nomination is a reliable shill of the State of Israel, although it should be noted that Texas Governor Rick Perry has nuanced foreign aid funding for Israel by seeking to end its automatic increase. Even that, though, is too much. Not a dime of American taxpayers' money should go to the the Israeli regime. Not a dime.
We need to pray to Fathers Marie-Alfonse and Theodore Ratisbonne for the conversion of the Talmudists of Tel Aviv and to pray also for this intention to Father Vincent Ferrer, O.P., who was responsible for the conversion of thousands of Jews and Mohammedans in the Iberian Peninsula and southern France at the end of the Fourteenth and the beginning of the Fifteenth Centuries. There is no other peace plan for the Middle East than that to be found in a conversion of everyone there to the Catholic Faith as justice is done to the aggrieved Palestinians without vengeance and as the then former Mohammedans and Talmudic Jews forgive each other as they had been forgiven in the Baptismal font. Our Lady's Fatima Peace Plan, Heaven's Peace Plan, is what the world needs, which is why the devil has used his minions in the counterfeit church of conciliarism to deconstruct and minimize the importance of this peace plan as these revolutionary minions laud Talmudism and heap honors upon those who are steeped in this false, blasphemous religion.
We must, for our own parts, fulfill Our Lady's Fatima Peace Plan in our own lives, especially as we make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world by offering one Rosary after another to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. All human "peace plans" to produce "peace" in the Middle East have come to naught. Only Our Lady's Fatima Peace Plan can succeed, which is why we must be earnest about fulfilling it in our own lives on a daily basis so that we will be counted as faithful disciples of Christ the King, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary turned back the Mohammedan fleet at the Battle of Lepanto and turned back the Mohammedans at the Gates of Vienna and drove the Soviets out of Austria, as well as keeping Dutch Calvinists from invading Lima, Peru, and Manila in The Philippines. Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary can help us be her Divine Son's true "peacemakers" as we pray for the conversion of all non-Catholics, including Talmudists and Mohammedans, while we make reparation for our own sins at the same time that have made us, truth be told, monsters in our own right in our various rebellions against the Most Holy Trinity.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us! Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?