There never was any doubt of the Bush regime's
complicity in Israel's naked aggression against the Lebanese civilian population.
Bush has protected Israel from world condemnation. Bush has blocked those who
attempted to bring a stop to Israel's bombing of residential neighborhoods and
civilian infrastructure, and now Bush rushes more bombs for Israel to drop on
On July 22, the New York Times revealed the full extent of the Bush
regime's participation in the heinous war crimes being inflicted on the Lebanese
"The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided
bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning
its air campaign. … The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made
with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials
Obviously, Bush and his government do not think Israel has yet murdered enough
Lebanese. Bush denounces Syria and Iran for allegedly arming Hezbollah, while
he rushes more deadly weapons to Israel.
The entire world is appalled at the Bush regime's support for Israel's policy
of expanding its borders through naked aggression.
Every Arab and Muslim now knows that the U.S. is Israel's enabler. Arab hopes
are dead that the U.S. will pressure Israel to behave more humanely toward people
not armed with American fighter planes, tanks, and high explosives.
America's complicity in Israel's war crimes is more than America's UK lapdog
can stand. According to the French news service, AFP, "The United States
is starting to look isolated in its refusal to rein in Israel's attacks on Lebanon
with key ally Britain criticizing the wholesale killing of Lebanese civilians
and widespread destruction."
AFP reports that Britain's deputy foreign minister Kim Howells "questioned
Israel's military tactics and slammed Israel's killing of 'so many children
and so many people. If Israel is chasing Hezbollah, then go for Hezbollah. You
don't go for the entire Lebanese nation.'"
But is Israel after Hezbollah, or is Israel after the real estate that comprises
Right-wing Israelis say Israel needs southern Lebanon as a buffer against Hezbollah.
If Israel were to succeed in driving Hezbollah out of southern Lebanon, Israel
would then want a buffer for southern Lebanon, where Israeli settlements would
quickly spring up, and after that buffer, another, just as Israel has gobbled
The American people need to understand what everyone else in the world understands:
The Bush regime is empowering the Israeli state to push out its borders by stealing
land from other people.
This Israeli policy is the source of the Middle East conflict.
It is ignorant and immoral to blame the conflict on Hamas and Hezbollah. These
organizations were created by Israeli aggression. Lacking American jet fighters,
tanks, ordinance, and resupply, these organizations resort to terror, which
is the only weapon that they have. Otherwise, the world would pay no attention
as Arabs are ground under by Israeli expansion.
The fault is America's more than Israel's. The American government and the
brainwashed American public are the source of the conflict. If America did not
enable Israeli aggression, Israel would have to behave responsibly and endeavor
to coexist with its neighbors.
Israel is an artificial state created in Arab lands by European colonial powers
after World War II. Instead of working to win acceptance and overcoming Arab
hostility to Europe shipping off "the Jewish problem" to the Middle
East, Israel has antagonized its Middle East neighbors. Israel can play the
bully-boy role because the U.S. acts as Israel's big brother. With its policy
of fang and claw, Israel endangers its own right to exist.
Many distinguished Israelis came to this conclusion long before I did. I am
only repeating what can be read in more eloquent writings of distinguished Israelis.
Israel's greatest friends are its own peace movement and those few in America
who dare to criticize Israel's self-destructive policies. It is not anti-Semitic
to hold Israel to the same standards as other civilized countries or to report
facts instead of Israeli propaganda.
Israel's greatest enemies are the American neoconservatives, who hold the power
in the Bush regime. What we are witnessing in the Middle East is the unfolding
of the neocon plan to destroy all vestiges of Arab/Muslim independence and to
remove all opposition to Israel's agenda. Can 5 million Israelis, even when
backed by the United States, forever suppress hundreds of millions of humiliated
Muslims stewing in their humiliation?
This is a recipe for perpetual conflict and the eventual destruction of Israel.
Neocons believe that deception of the American public is a legitimate way for
them to achieve their plan. Bush's so-called "war on terror" is the
cloak for neocon deception.
Bush's war is not on terror. Bush's war is on Muslim states not ruled by American