We again see a shift in focus on Gaza by Israel and continued support from the US. It is obvious that Israel is preparing itself for another go at Gaza with the usual over emphasis on rocket attacks. The frequency in air strikes is escalating to almost a daily affair and the terminology is shifting away from normal militia to that of Al Qaeda. In the meantime we have the US indicating that it may take sanctions against the Israelis to enforce the recommencement of peace talks. What is pretty evident is that peace talks historically have never been successful because Israel will not stop building on Palestinian land and the US never practices what it preaches.
What is of extreme concern is a new tactic coming out of the US when the following was announced in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz: “U.S. to store $800m in military gear in Israel”….maybe Obama and the US Congress would like to define the term “Store”…..is this a new secretive means of getting weapons exported to Israel without the normal process of passing this through Congress for approval without a transmittal notice? Is this another Obama WMD – Weapons of Mass Deceit?
The report states the following: The U.S. Army will double the value of emergency military equipment it stockpiles on Israeli soil, and Israel will be allowed to use the U.S. ordnance in the event of a military emergency. The Haaretz report went on to say: This is the final phase of a process that began over a year ago to determine the type and amount of U.S. weapons and ammunition to be stored in Israel, part of an overarching American effort to stockpile weapons in areas in which its army may need to operate while allowing American allies to make use of the ordnance in emergencies.
The American public and the more friendly members of Congress (if they exist) should now be asking many question regarding the change of US policy (or should I say aggression). Some of those questions could be along the following lines:
• Why would the US Army need to operate out of Israel?
• Who does the US Army perceive to be the enemy (Gaza, Lebanon or Syria)?
• Why would a requirement exist to stockpile in Israel when they have access to both Turkey on one side and Egypt and Jordan on the other?
• Will the arms that are intended for use by the IDF still be processed via the President or Congress?
It is obvious that this new tactic is a way of smuggling (some would say gun running) weapons into Israel for their own usage against Gaza and Iran.
We saw such a build up just prior to “Cast Lead” when the US shipped many weapons to Israel that were used and continue to be used on Gaza. Again I repeat that almost every weapon used past and current by the IDF on Gaza is in violation of the Geneva Convention. I would also add that the weapons used that contain uranium components are WMD’s and not conventional weapons. They are totally indiscriminate and do not identify international borders. The IDF since the attack in Lebanon (2006) and Gaza 2008/9 has also contaminated its own soldiers, population, land, crops and water supply throughout Israel.
It is so interesting to see this unbreakable bond between the US and Israel. On one hand we see political spin talking about applying pressure to Israel when in actual fact it is the opposite and there is no pressure on Israel whatsoever. Again we have to look deep inside the politics of the US, UK and EU to realize that “The Friends of Israel” political groups, the Pro Israeli Lobby and the Christian and Jewish Zionist Groups totally control governments. They brush the palms of many leading figures on both sides of the pond by funding their election campaigns, invite them over to Israel for an all expenses paid holiday and then plan their own evil agenda on how to manipulate US, UK and EU policy to their own advantage.
This is the true state of the corrupt governments of today. They are so far removed from true democracy one would need binoculars to even catch a glimpse of politicians who show true compassion or even try to understand the injustices that exist in areas such as the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Gaza, Pakistan and now Yemen.
One must understand that the governments of today turn their backs on mass genocide and torture in order to better their own position in politics. They turn their backs on the huge deteriorating extremes of poverty in order to better their own economic greed or control of someone else’s natural resources. They continue to turn a blind eye in their own countries use of WMD’s but pretend to support the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, also Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT or NNPT). Could one ever imagine that this NPT that was signed in 1968 still remains a non effectual treaty?
Is this just another case of the “Big Boys Club” having meetings and conferences around the world to pontificate or a place to wallow in the splendor of 5 star luxury?
This treaty in the main is interpreted as consisting of three levels:
2. Disarmament, and
3. The right to peacefully use nuclear technology
The treaty is reviewed each five years in meetings called Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. In addition, Sessions of the Preparatory Committee for the Review Conference take place on the intermediate years. Simultaneously, many events organized by independent institutions, groups of experts, think tanks and NGO´s take place worldwide in order to provide reports and recommendations that compliment the Preparatory Committees…….can you see what a mean…..an absolute load of codswallop!
It is evident that selected governments of this world (G8), international bankers, and Israeli support groups really do control the world. They create non-effectual UN Resolutions, treaties, global warming conferences (during these extreme cold snaps of weather), and peace talks etc the list is endless and they never go anywhere and never reach a successful conclusion. Would someone care to estimate the cost of holding these elaborate “Big Boys Get Together” ….millions of dollars? They even have the audacity to come out with such statements as “Make Poverty History”…..it is just one big false façade into making us believe they are doing something constructive and compassionate when in actual fact between them they are extremely destructive.
One might ask the question what has all this got to do with Gaza? In allowing this arrangement to take place it means that Israel has an open cheque book to take weapons from the US stockpile in Israel. It allows existing systems of recording to be bypassed as this will now only involve the relocation of US weapons from one area of the globe to another.
What are the implications of this change in policy? It shifts the logistical storage facilities from previous locations to that of Israel and more importantly makes Israel a prime target for any future attack or reprisal attack against a US facility. It also indicates that Israel will now be in a state of preparedness to take further action against Iran, Gaza, Lebanon or Syria. One could say with great confidence that this huge arsenal would certainly have weapons that contain uranium components. Should events lead to a reprisal attacks it goes without saying that the aftermath of such an attack would be catastrophic to say the least.
Finally I just want to explain the evil that exists in new US weaponry technology. Currently there is a vast array of new weapons waiting to be tested on unknown potential victims. As we know Lebanon and Gaza became experimental test beds for both US and Israeli weapons. We are now looking at missiles that can fly at hyper speed and weapons that are so devastating and indiscriminate it is hard to believe that any country would allow their manufacturers to design or build them.
We now see the giant Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) guided bomb being deployed to the Middle East ready to be used on some unsuspecting victim with terrible consequences. MOAB is also known as the “Mother of all Bombs.” This bomb is currently stored in Qatar awaiting it first mission which will probably be Afghanistan so it’s just a matter of time to see where and when this 21,700 lb bomb will be used.
Just when you think you have seen the end of these incredibly nasty weapons we see the emergence of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bomb currently under development by Boeing. This weapon is being rushed through its development stage by the Pentagon in order to have it available for a possible attack on Iran or possible North Korea.
I find the language used by Obama and the US Government extremely threatening especially when they stipulate that such weapons are being designed for a specific task or country. One would never have imagined that anyone could bestow such an honour, as the Nobel Peace Prize, on a person who continuously makes threats and is hell bent for war! I suppose at the end of the day its one of America’s greatest export industries, so war is good for their economy. Such potential conflict is also an opportunity for the US to hike up the price of a barrel of oil that is so vital for their own oil company’s vast profits.
It would be interesting to see if the MOAB ends up on Israel soil based on this new strategy. This particular bomb can be launched from a C130 Hercules aircraft (out the tail ramp) which Israel already has in its fleet.
Then there is the MOP, which is more specialized, can only be dropped from the old B52 aircraft or more than likely will to be dropped from the B2 Stealth Bomber. This raises one very important question. The US has indicated it will not attack Iran but said that it may not be able to stop Israel from doing so!.......my question would therefore be that if the MOP is being rushed through its current programme to make it available for Iran……who will deliver the weapon to its target?
Israel certainly does not have suitable aircraft and therefore this means that if Israel does carryout an attack on Iran it will certainly require the active participation of the US. One could see the US B2 Stealth Bomber operating outside of Iranian airspace at high altitude (totally blind to Iranian Radar); release the weapon which will then guide itself to target. It would be very easy for any weapons expert to know if such a weapon had been used and also very obvious who had launched it.
Tomorrow we see the start of a special week of remembrance for Gaza and I sincerely hope that we all not only support the Palestinians during this sad event but also stand alongside them as they strive for an internationally recognized sovereign state of Palestine. In'shalla.
Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 12/1/2010