Netanyahu’s UN Address

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by Stephen Lendman
Note: This article was intended for September 29. Illness intervened. Netanyahu Big Lies need exposing. This article takes its best shot.
Forthrightness isn’t his long suit. He’s toxic. Unwelcome. A menace to world peace and security. He finds new ways to disgrace the office he holds. 
He never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity to act responsibly. State terror is official policy. 
So is institutionalized racism. Big Lies substitute for hard truths.
Neranyahu’s UN addresses are reprehensible. His self-defense argument against lightly armed Gazans wore thin long ago.
Steven Salaita was right saying Israel is the only nation responsible for killing hundreds of Palestinian children and self-declaring itself victimized.
Netanyahu never disappoints. He made a fool out of himself before a world audience. His anti-Iranian bluster is polar opposite truth.
He falsely claims the Islamic Republic wants Israel destroyed. He lies about its peaceful nuclear program.
He menaces people regionally. Jews and non-Jews alike. Why Israelis put up with him, they’ll have to explain.
Last year his cartoon bomb went viral. It bombed. He was more cartoonish than his prop. 
One cartoonist showed a picture of Daffy Duck’s head exploding. Another compared his explosive to what Warner Bros.’ animated character Wile E. Coyote used in Looney Tunes cartoons.
The Wall Street Journal compared his stunt to Nikitia Krushchev’s shoe-banging incident.
He rages against Iran every chance he gets. He does so unjustifiably. Tehran threatens no one. Netanyahu knows it. So does America.
Both countries partner in high crimes against peace. They defile core rule of law principles. They murder innocent civilians.
They do so in cold blood. They threaten humanity’s survival. Stopping them matters most.
World leaders suffered through Netanyahu’s rant. It made painful listening. He repeated one Big Lie after another. 
It was beginning-to-end rubbish. It was typical Netanyahu. He mocks democratic values. He shames legitimate governance. 
He spurns rule of law principles. He exceeds Sharonian evil. Israelis have themselves to blame for electing him.
He deplores peace. He once called the so-called peace process “a waste of time.” 
He craves violence and instability. He lied saying otherwise. He’s a serial liar. Nothing he says can be believed.
His press office promoted “rape as a terror deterrent” advocate Professor Mordechai Kedar. After three Israeli children’s bodies were found in June, he said:
“Terrorists like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, The only thing that deters them is if they know that their sister or their mother will be raped in the event that they are caught.” 
“What can you do, that’s the culture in which we live.”
“The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped.” 
“That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor. It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East.”
During Israel’s Operative Protective Edge, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights said Gazan detainees were tortured.
They were “intimidated with threats that Israel would demolish their houses, kill their families and rape their wives.”
Netanyahu is a world class thug. He’s a war criminal multiple times over. He supports what demands condemnation.
He mass murders and destroys because no one stops him. Washington provides full support and encouragement.
Netanyahu lied claiming he “c(ame) (to New York) to speak about the dangers we face and about the opportunities we seek.” 
He called hard truths about Israeli lawlessness “brazen lies.” He shamelessly called IDF killers “brave soldiers.”
He lied claiming “(n)o other country and no other army in history (goes) to greater lengths to avoid casualties among the civilian population of their enemies.”
“…Israel’s citizen army, the brave soldiers of the IDF, our young boys and girls, they upheld the highest moral values of any army in the world.”
They “deserve not condemnation but admiration, admiration from decent people everywhere.”
Netanyahu fooled no one. World leaders know Israeli ruthlessness well. It’s shameful they didn’t walk out in protest.
Many have their own crosses to bear. Western ones support Israeli genocide. Operation Protective Edge was the latest example.
It was well-planned, premeditated Israeli aggression. Previous articles explained.
It had nothing to do with Israeli teenager deaths. Or Hamas rockets, self-defense or security.
It had everything to do with Israeli “promised land” propaganda. It’s wanting unchallenged control of all valued parts of Judea and Samaria.
Extending it from the Nile Valley to the Euphrates. Including parts of Syria, Jordan and south Lebanon to the Litani River.
It’s about maintaining occupation harshness. Stealing Palestinian land and resources. Controlling their borders, air space and offshore waters.
Denying Palestinian self-determination. Their right to live free on their own land in their own country.
Israel wants all regional challengers eliminated. It wants Arab nations and Iran balkanized along ethnic and sectarian lines. 
It wants weakened, fragmented, divided, reconfigured controllable satellites. Its Judaization of Palestine master plan involves slow-motion genocide.
It wants Arabs excluded from all valued Judea and Samaria areas. It wants irreversible facts on the ground established.
Ideally, it wants Palestine entirely Judaized. It wants Arabs ethnically cleansed by whatever means possible.
Bertrand Russell once asked “(h)ow much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty?”
In his book “Peace Not Apartheid,” Jimmy Carter said: 
“Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law.”
“The United States is squandering international prestige and goodwill and intensifying global anti-American terrorism by unofficially condoning or abetting the Israeli confiscation and colonization of Palestinian territories.”
Israel’s only enemies are ones it invents. It believes it has a divine right to operate extrajudicially.
Its ruthlessness involves colonization, occupation, apartheid, militarized repression and wars of aggression. 
They repeat with disturbing regularity. They include mass slaughter and destruction.
Noncombatant men, women, children, infants, the elderly and infirm are considered legitimate targets. 
Obama supports Israel’s worst crimes. So do nearly all congressional members. They lie calling it Israel’s right to self-defense. 
A July State Department statement lied saying “(n)o country should be expected to stand by while rocket attacks from a terrorist organization are launched into their country.”
Hamas is no terrorist organization. It’s Palestine’s democratically elected government. It responds solely to Israeli aggression.
International law affirms its right to do so. Israel and America are the world’s most egregious human rights abusers.
They ignore fundamental international laws, norms and standards. They operate extrajudicially. 
They wage terror wars without mercy. They’re guilty of virtually every crime imaginable and then some.
Not according to Netanyahu. He ludicrously said “the people of Israel pray for peace, but our hopes and the world’s hopes for peace are in danger because everywhere we look militant Islam is on the march.”
He’s viciously racist. Anti-Muslim. He considers Arabs subhuman. He compared so-called  “militant Islam” to cancer.
Its “goal is to dominate the world,” he claimed. It “starts out small…But left unchecked, (it) grows, metastasizing over wider and wider areas.” 
“To protect the peace and security of the world, we must remove this cancer before it’s too late.”
He outrageously compared Hamas to ISIS. They’re “branches of the same poisonous tree,” he said.
They “share a fanatical creed, which they both seek to impose well beyond the territory under their control.”
“So when it comes to their ultimate goals, Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas. And what they share in common all militant Islamists share in common.”
They’re “ideolog(ically) fanatic(al).” They seek “ever-expanding enclaves of militant Islam where there is no freedom and no tolerance, where women are treated as chattel, Christians are decimated and minorities are subjugated, sometimes given the stark choice, convert or die.”
“(T)he question before us is whether militant Islam will have the power to realize its unbridled ambitions.”
“There is one place where that could soon happen – the Islamic State of Iran.” He outrageously call it “the world’s top initiator of terror.”
Israel holds the region’s distinction and then some. With America, it does so globally by far.
Both countries know Iran threatens no one. Its nuclear program is peaceful.
They lie claiming otherwise. Doing so is red herring cover for longstanding regime change plans. 
Israel wants a regional rival removed. Washington wants Middle East dominance. It wants it unchallenged globally. 
It wants all independent governments toppled. It wants pro-Western vassal states replacing them.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani spoke responsibly in New York. His message was peace, mutual cooperation, good will and friendship.
Not according to Netanyahu. Rohani “shed crocodile tears over what he called the globalization of terrorism,” he said.
He lied saying Iran wages “global terror.” In “two dozen countries on five continents since 2011 alone,” he claimed.
“(D)on’t be fooled my Iran’s manipulative charm offensive,” he added. “It’s designed…to lift the sanctions and remove the obstacles to Iran’s path to the bomb.”
Western sanctions have no legitimacy whatever. Iran justifiably wants them removed. They never should have been imposed in the first place.
Iran “is now trying to bamboozle its way to an agreement that will remove the sanctions…and leave it with a capacity…to enrich uranium,” Netanyahu hyperventilated.
It has every right to do so. Dozens of other countries have similar peaceful nuclear programs.
Israel is nuclear armed and dangerous. It uses chemical, biological and radiological weapons.
It does so lawlessly against Palestinians and Lebanese victims. Don’t expect Netanyahu to explain.
“(W)ould you let ISIS enrich uranium,” he asked? “Would you let (it) build a heavy water reactor?”
“Would you let it develop intercontinental ballistic missiles?”
It bears repeating. Netanyahu fooled no one. World leaders know he repeats one Big Lie after another.
Israeli “aggressive fanaticism” is real. It wages terror wars without mercy. It menaces world peace. It threatens mass destruction.
Israel and America are humanity’s greatest threat. None are more egregious human rights abusers.
None cause more harm to more people. None more give rogue state governance new meaning. 
None wage more wars. Preemptive ones of choice. Aggressive ones. Lawless ones against nonexistent enemies.
None are more ruthless. More reckless. More malicious. More merciless. More brutal. More barbarous. More sanctimonious.
None more contemptuously flout human and civil rights. Or proliferate more Big Lies harming millions worldwide.
None more self-righteously claim exceptionalism. None more exemplify terror states. 
Don’t expect Netanyahu to explain. He represents mass slaughter, destruction and human misery. He gives rogue state governance new meaning.
World peace and security depend on stopping US/Israeli ruthlessness. Humanity’s survival depends on it.
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.