08 September 2006

More steam, professor!

Professor James Petras published an article in the Arab News under intriguing title The Lobby and the Israeli Invasion of Lebanon: Their Facts and Ours. The article is a longish one and deals with Lebanon war and its "cover up" by the Jewish Lobby - that multi-headed and multi-tentacled monster that the learned profess seems to have made his chief object of hate (but more about this later).

I shall not dive into the analysis of Petras' war against the Jewish lobby, there are much better people who addressed this issue exhaustively. Suffice to say that not one proponent of the ZOG theory ever answered any single one of a few simple questions, for instance:

  • Is the Jewish lobby any different than oil lobby, Evangelist lobby, Cuban lobby etc.?
  • Is Jewish lobby involved in unlawful activities?
  • Why is it OK for Armenians (to take one example) outside of Armenia to support and worry about their motherland, but when Jews do the same it is anathema?
  • And many other inconvenient questions (that never stopped valiant fighters against ZOG in their stride).
Instead I would like to focus on some "facts" on Lebanon war that the professor is using so freely for support of his theories. To start with... the opening sentence of the article:

All the national, state and local Jewish organizations in the US have launched a $300 million fund-raising and propaganda campaign in support of the 21 Jewish civilians and 116 soldiers killed during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon (but not the 18 Israeli Arabs who were excluded from Jews-only bomb shelters).

A bit of sleight of hand here, eh, professor? Of course, the drive is not to raise funds "to support" the 21 Jewish civilians and 116 soldiers - they are hardly in a position to benefit from this support (this may have escaped the professor's attention in his righteous ire). The moneys, if and when collected, are to rebuild and to recover a small part of the damage caused by the rain of Katyushas everywhere in the north of the country. For some reason professor sees this fundraising as a sinful and shameful act. Interesting, the similar activity by Arab countries (who could rebuild several Lebanons using a fracture of the petrodollars) does not register on his radar. Nor do the Iranian dollars distributed by Hezbollah, the cause of the whole destruction in the first place.

I had a desire to quit at the libelous "(but not the 18 Israeli Arabs who were excluded from Jews-only bomb shelters) ", because one simply does not argue with a person for whom undisguised libel is a tool of trade. The image of these poor Israeli-Arab citizens knocking in vain at the thick steel doors of the Jewish-only shelters should be quite enough to recognize the professor for what he is. Just a quotation from here:

Over the next four weeks, the UJC gave the agency $15 million for camps that hosted some 40,000 children from northern Israel.
The children were dispersed among various organizations: The Working and Studying Youth Movement took 15,000 kids; the Scouts hosted several thousand; Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman of Migdal Ha'emek took more than 5,000 kids, some with their parents; and so on. About a quarter of the children were from Arab communities.

This quote alone should suffice, but the professor should figure out an answer to the following: in a generally unprepared for war country, how does one foresee that Hezbollah would not mind rocketing the Arab villages - the mere fact that this has never happened before surely does not leave a trace of thought in professor's brain...

To the next "bomb":

On the contrary, the entire Jewish lobby echoed in precise detail the Israeli lies that the Lebanese deaths were caused by the Lebanese resistance's "use of human shields," despite the total devastation of the heavily populated southern suburbs of Beirut, completely out of range of any Hezbollah rockets.

These "heavily populated southern suburbs of Beirut" - do they happen to be the neighborhood where Hezbollah set up the command centers and bunkers? Does not the territory in question measure less than 5% of Beirut's footprint? Weren't the dwellers of this area warned to leave before the bombing? And what does the "out of range of any Hezbollah rockets" have to do with the price of chicken on the market? Sounds completely raving in the context.

Surely the documented facts like this and this and this and this and this are all carefully invented Zionist lies? Surely even Jon Egeland, the UN official hardly sympathetic to Israel, is a Zionist stooge when he "criticized Hezbollah on Monday for what he called '“cowardly blending'” among Lebanese civilians and causing the deaths of hundreds". Surely Hezbollah "resistance" using the above mentioned UN buildings as shields does not ring a bell? And it goes without saying that the Lebanese Christians, complaining about being used in the same vein, are Mossad stooges...

It does not take a lot of time to gather tons of incriminated facts about the callous and cynical use of human shields and human suffering by Hezbollah (and we do not even mention the falsifications of their propaganda war). But enough with that, let's continue with the professor's educational scientific rant. The logic of the following paragraph left me breathless:

The proportion of civilian deaths to soldiers was 41 to 116 or 26 percent of the total Israeli dead (but if we only consider Jewish Israelis and IDF members the proportion 23 to 116 or 16 percent of the Jewish dead were civilian.) Clearly the Lebanese resistance was aiming most of its fire at the invading IDF.

I understand that the professor chosen field of science is sociology (stupidity is not a science yet, but this should be reconsidered seeing how our professor lifts it to the new heights). Anyway, military expert he is not. Neither am I, but I could see some difference between Katyushas falling on Israeli cities and villages where most of the population is in shelters and the bullets, grenades and anti-tank missiles directed at the army going ahead inside Lebanon. Was IDF invading Heifa or Tsfat? If the number of dead Israeli civilians seems regretfully small to professor, this is not for the lack of trying, rather due to notoriously imprecise Katyushas.

In contrast, in Lebanon, of the 1,181 so far known to have been killed, 1088 were civilians and only 93 were fighters. In other words 92 percent of the Lebanese dead were civilians - over three times the rate of civilians killed by the Lebanese resistance and almost six times the rate of Jewish civilians killed (the only ones who count in the lobby's propaganda machine).

I don't know where professor obtained the numbers for the civilians and "resistance" fighters killed (there is no reference to any source). It is a murky business in every case IDF is involved. Uncounted times the "statisticians" were caught labeling every terrorist killed by IDF as civilian, and it is virtually impossible to audit the numbers. But the part with "only 93 were fighters" is simply laughable. The conservative IDF count was above 450, and there are some (Lebanese) sources that insist that the real number of Hezbollah dead is above 1,000. No matter what the precise numbers are, the whole grisly arithmetic of the article stinks.

I don't think there is any sense in continuing with the article. Maybe to mention briefly the debunked "use of phosphorous anti-personnel bombs" libel, on par with Arafat's "use of depleted uranium against Palestinians" and Suha's "poisonous gases use in Gaza" and Hamas' "bird flu" scam...

Let's take a close look at the learned professor himself. Wiki, being a tool of the Mossad and ZOG, founded and funded by ardent Zionists, does not mince words:

Some of his more controversial essays have argued:
  • On September 11 The idea that radical Islamists carried out the attacks of September 11 is a "conspiracy theory"; it is more likely that the attacks were the work of a secular group.
  • On Danish Cartoons The Mossad, with the help of the Ukrainian Jew Rose, helped plot the Danish cartoon conflict pitting the West against Islamic peoples.
  • On Jews Loss of manufacturing jobs for workers in New York City was no doubt facilitated by "the ethnic-class differences between the six-figure salaried Jewish labor bosses and the low-paid Asian and Latino workers". The myth of war for oil "is circulated by almost all the major progressive Jewish intellectuals and parroted by their Gentile followers, who are in word and deed prohibited from mentioning the AIPAC word in any public meetings or manifestos. The power of the minority of politically active Jewish financiers in the pro-Israel lobby is spreading far beyond the area of US foreign policy...
  • On Zionist Organizations "Yesterday the major Zionist organizations told us who we may or may not criticize in the Middle East, today they tell us who we may criticize in the United States, tomorrow they will tell us to bend our heads and submit to their lies and deceptions in order to engage in new wars of conquest at the service of a morally repugnant colonial regime."
If the above does not draw the full picture for you, you might be in need of glasses. And the learned professor - in dire need of psychiatrist.

Oh, and have we already mentioned his latest work? Surely it does not come to you as a surprise by now that it is titled The Power of Israel in the United States?

Cross-posted on Yourish.com