"It is the duty of Israeli leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonialization, or Jewish State without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands." (Ariel Sharon as the Israeli Foreign Minister addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.)
According to George W. Bush and the Blair regime, Ariel Sharon is a “man of peace”, but according to many around the world he is a war criminal, known as the “butcher of Sabra and Chatila”. So which is it, as for sure he cannot be both? Best way to answer the question is to examine his deeds, and his words.
The massacre of Palestinians at the refugee camp of Sabra and Chatila was carried out by the fascist orientated Christian-Phalangist militiamen, while the Israeli soldiers watched under the direct order of Ariel Sharon. It should have been called a Judeo-Christian slaughter! Ariel Sharon was found personally responsible even according to the enquiry of Israeli Kahan commission. It was Ariel Sharon, who sent the Phalangist into the refugee camps to hunt for Palestinian fighters, and that is after he incited the Phalange by publicly blaming the Palestinians for the murder of their leader Bashir Gemayel. When an Israeli officer reported to the higher authorities, that a massacre of civilians was taking place, he was told “don’t interfere”. Naturally, the order came from even higher sources.
After this gruesome event, Ariel Sharon was given the title of: the butcher of Sabra and Chatila, and he certainly looks like one. Many around the world saw a war criminal and a mass murderer, roaming free – symbolising injustice. The orgy of killing in those camps was indiscriminate: infants, children, women, old were not spared, and anyone on sight was slaughtered. Some of the men and women were raped and then disembowelled. However, it was still not enough to earn Ariel Sharon the title of a terrorist in the western media! The standards for the chosen people must be pretty high! Instead, Bush said he was a “man of peace” and one can only imagine what an Israeli have to do to earn the title of: “man of war”! Sharon is a Jew, therefore, a Semitic terrorist and a Semitic mass murderer. I used the word Semitic to nudge the anti-Semitic brigades, for whom the Israeli-Jews are permanently the victims and never the perpetrators.
Sharon’s career of slaughtering civilians began as early as 1953, at the age of 25, when he led the Israeli Unit 101 into an Arab village in the West-Bank called Qibya, and murdered over 60 unarmed civilians. Thereafter took place the good old Israeli tactic of demolishing houses. It was not so long ago that in Europe the Jews were subjected to similar punishment. If they were truly a victim of a holocaust they would not depict such behaviour.
Ariel Sharon also led the invasion of Lebanon in the 1980s that resulted in the killing of 20,000 civilians. The West stood by, therefore tacitly approved the entire episode of the invasion and the consequential killings. Yet, they could not tolerate the reunification of tiny Kuwait with its neighbour Iraq, people with the same language, culture, religion and history. His hatred for the Arabs/Muslims is so deep that he even sided with Slobodan Milosevic in opposing the nominal and cosmetic bombing campaign against the Serbs in Kosovo by the US-led NATO forces; the US is Israel’s closest ally.
While the media focused on Ariel Sharon after suffering a stroke, I wished they devoted only a fraction of that time to the families who lost their loved ones in the massacre of Sabra and Chatila or due to the invasion of Lebanon or the massacre at Qibya. Some would say this should have been done under the ethos of, fair and independent media coverage! However, watch the media pundits run in fear, seeking shelter from the bullets of the anti-Semitic brigade.
The reason why men like Ariel Sharon can commit such types of massacre, without remorse, is due to their Zionist mentality. It is shaped by a racist ideology that teaches; – the Jews are a chosen race, implying that the rest of humanity is worthless in the sight of God. This view is further elaborated in Talmudic laws, where the role of the Gentiles (Goyem –” a derogatory term for the Non-Jewish people) is to serve the Jews. None of the Western journalist dare tread upon this territory in fear of being crucified, by the anti-Semitic brigade. So, they ‘bravely’ keep themselves busy by attacking the people who do not have the means to fight back. Just like the Anglo-US alliance chose to fight the disarmed and disabled, Iraq and Afghanistan while avoiding the resolute North Korea with its Nuclear weapons.
We have examined some of Ariel Sharon’s deeds, so let us examine some of his statements.
a). On ethnic cleansing Palestine: "Everybody has to move, run and grab as many (Palestinian) hilltops as they can to enlarge the (Jewish) settlements because everything we take now will stay ours…Everything we don’t grab will go to them."
(Ariel Sharon, as the Israeli Foreign Minister addressing a meeting of militants from the extreme right-wing Tsomet Party, Agence France Presse, November 15, 1998.)
b). On Jew and Gentile relationship: "Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial." (Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 25 March, 2001 quoted in BBC News Online)
c). His arrogance: “Even if you’ll prove to me by mathematical means that the present war in Lebanon is a dirty immoral war, I don’t care.”
So judge the legacy of Ariel Sharon by his words and deeds. However, he has been praised recently for pulling the Jewish occupiers (colonisers) out of the Gaza strip. This was done not for peace, but for preparing to consolidate the real prize of the West-Bank settlements, and continue its Judisation process. By 2002, Sharon had already built 34 new Jewish colonies on Palestinian land.
Giving the Bantustan of Gaza strip to the Palestinians was a smokescreen, to continue the plans to build Eretz Israel (greater Israel) with the ultimate goal of demolishing of the Mosque of Al-Aqsa (3rd holiest place for the Islamic world). This would be replaced by the temple of Solomon, allegedly a necessary pre-requisite for the second coming of Prophet Jesus. The crazy and fanatical Christian fundamentalists, including those in White House are also eagerly trying to make this happen by advocating unequivocal support for the Zionist entity and further attacks on other Arab/Muslim countries. Accordingly, ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the removal of other potential obstacles, even if it means further genocide, all represent God’s work! The medieval crusaders also argued along the same lines, as they committed mass murder in Palestine. See, there it is: history is now repeating itself.
It is interesting to note that, the Islamic traditions also talks about the second coming of Prophet Jesus and of the anti-Christ (Dajjal). There is no doubt, which figure the Judeo-Christian alliance will choose to follow. If they looked into their books, they would see that: “the meek shall inherit the earth”, led by the Prophet of God. The meek are, those children made homeless and orphaned; wearing sandals they are fighting with stones and rocks against the cruel kings and tyrants of this world. Also, they (Judeo-Christian alliance) have a track record for rejecting and denying the Prophets of God. Therefore, they are more than likely to embrace the anti-Christ (Dajjal) as their saviour, matching their conduct, as they continue to inflict oppression upon the Palestinians and the Iraqis, with a growing appetite to do the same to the Syrians, Iranians and eventually anyone else. No doubt, the entire operation will be one of self-defence, driven by a noble cause.