PURPOSEFULLY FALLING ON ITS SWORD?
The leadership in Israel must surely understand this, and that the more overtly belligerent they become, the more they endanger the state of Israel and its people. Then why, one must ask, do they continue on an obviously self-destructive path?
The answer is simple ~ while the people of Israel have an invested interest in their own self-preservation, their leadership, though they play the role well of Israel's defenders, do not.
Israel's compromised corporate-financier driven leadership seems to be positioning the nation for a significant fall, to what degree is still not clear. It could range from a catastrophic defeat, to another humiliating ceasefire after an exercise in impotent, self-incriminating brutality.
The purpose of this appears to be to grant their regional partners, mainly the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the necessary clout, legitimacy and unity needed to carry out the next stage of reordering the Middle East.With a decisive defeat of Israel by what the Washington Post calls "a changed Middle East," the Saudi-Qatari-Egyptian axis, a united front of sectarian-hardliners long-sought by Wall Street and London to fight its regional enemies, will be prepared to confront Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon ~ to accomplish what the US and Israel have themselves already tried but failed to achieve.
The Washington Post, easily recognized as a "right-wing" Neo-Conservative clearinghouse, and proponent of Israel, almost seemed to celebrate the united front lining up behind Hamas in Gaza, against Israel. In their article, "Hamas finds greater support in a changed Middle East," they state:
"Fenced in by an Israeli blockade and by the tacit consent of authoritarian Arab regimes that disdained Hamas’s Islamist politics, the group long relied on two international pariahs ~ Iran and Syria ~ for support.But the outbreak of a revolt in Syria shattered ties between Hamas and the government of President Bashar al-Assad and forced a rift between Hamas and Shiite Iran. Hamas has since repositioned itself, gaining a new set of regional partners at a critical time.
Newly democratic Egypt and Tunisia, along with regionally influential Qatar and Turkey, have increasingly assumed the roles of Hamas’s new allies."
HAMAS' NEW FRIENDS
~ ISRAEL'S SEMI-COVERT ALLIES
The 2011 "Arab Spring" was far from the spontaneous uprising it was portrayed as being. While the US government feigned surprise, it had been quietly preparing both hardliners and "pro-democracy" protesters years in advance ~ at least as early as 2007.
The newly elected Tunisian president's first order of business was in fact to toe the line of US foreign policy, and withdraw recognition of the Syrian government. This was not surprising, considering President Moncef Marzouki had spent years coddled by the West in Paris, France, his NGO funded by the US government. Marzouki's organization, the Tunisian League for Human Rights, was a US National Endowment for Democracy and George Soros Open Society-funded International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) member.
The government of Egypt, likewise, had been the creation of Western meddling. Muslim Brotherhood mobs had augmented crowds led by the more presentable Mohammed El Baradei, a long time functionary of US foreign policy.
While the Brotherhood postures as both anti-Israeli and anti-American, it is in fact, on record, funded by the United States and Israel, with money and even weapons laundered through Saudi Arabia, and now Qatar, and then sent to its various regional branches.Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker, published in 2007 a report titled, "The Redirection," based on US, Saudi, and Lebanese representatives, exposing US, Israeli, and Saudi backing of sectarian extremists tied to Al Qaeda, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood itself.
Hersh reports that a supporter of the Lebanese Hariri faction had met Dick Cheney in Washington and relayed personally the importance of using the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria in any move against the ruling government:
"[Walid] Jumblatt then told me that he had met with Vice-President Cheney in Washington last fall to discuss, among other issues, the possibility of undermining Assad. He and his colleagues advised Cheney that, if the United States does try to move against Syria, members of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood would be “the ones to talk to,” Jumblatt said." ~ The Redirection, Seymour Hersh (2007)
Clearly this "new Middle East" the Washington Post describes as lining up behind Hamas, and against Israel, is a monster of Western policy's own purposeful creation. It seems as if Henry Kissinger may have had something much more specific in mind when he stated,
"In 10 years, there will be no more Israel."While it may seem unfathomable that the corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and London would jeopardize the safety, security, and even existence of Israel ~ a long time beachhead for Western geopolitical interests across the Middle East ~ this is only because people severely overestimate the importance placed on Israel by the corporate-financier elite.
To the West's corporate-financiers, Israel is another plot of land ~ its people another demographic to be targeted, manipulated, and exploited, its resources to be expended, its role and existence to be assessed and reassessed based on utility.
As has been stated many times before, the greatest existential threat to Israel as a state, and to its people, is their own compromised ruling government.
Netanyahu's over-the-top, cartoonish warmongering, the IDF's purposeful provocations, and a continuous campaign of self-vilification seems designed to make what appears to be an engineered fall all the more satisfying and uniting for the "new Middle East" Wall Street and London (with the ruling Israeli government's help) has assembled over the past 2 years.
The Israelis have the military might, the political sway, and the economic means to prevail against any true enemy.