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Subject: Israel Threatens Nuclear Attack on Mecca and Medina
Israel Threatens Nuclear Attack on Mecca and Medina
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THERAN -- A high-ranking Israeli officer threatened that the Zionist regime would launch nuclear attack on Islamic holy sites in the Middle East, an Israeli newspaper said Sunday.
In case Israel was attacked by states or groups, the Jewish state would respond by dropping nuclear bombs on Islamic cities such as Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia and Qom in Iran. The Haaretz newspaper quoted an unidentified high-ranking officer a s saying.
It is an irony of our time Iraq has been suffering for a decade because it is accused of having some capabilities of unconventional weapons, while Israel announces that it possesses nuclear weapons, but there is not any international action against it.
The officer, a guide in the Israeli military academy, was quoted as saying that Israel possesses hundreds of nuclear warheads along with their delivery systems, including long-range ballistic missiles, long-range bombers and nuclear submarines.
Indeed, while is Iraq under the pressure, Israel is the only entity in the Middle East to possess a huge arsenal of weapons of mass destruction, including a sizable nuclear arsenal.
It is unfortunate that the United States, Israel's main protector, has always prevented any serious move to discuss Israel's weapons of mass destruction. But at the same time it has accused a number of other countries of trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction. It has put them under pressure on the basis of the very baseless accusations it has leveled against them.
It is time the Islamic world in the first place and the international community too took serious action to contain Israel. The Zionist regime is an occupationist, expansionist entity. It must be contained, else the entire world will be in danger.
Source: Tehran Times
WHO IS A TERRORIST?
Judaism is allowed its David, who slew his tens of thousands. Christianity is not called to account every day for its witch hunts and Crusades. Jews aren't suspect because of the spy Jonathan Pollard. American Christian clergy aren't required to denounce the Lebanese Phalangists. The pope isn't blamed when Notre Dame can't cover the spread against Navy.
But for Islam, notwithstanding its teachings of peace and charity, it is open season.
Never welcomed by conservative America, despite the rather conservative lifestyle followed by many of its devotees, Islam has been dragged through the blood and rubble of terrorism with less and less subtlety since Muslim madmen flew airliners into American buildings last year.
At first, lip service was paid to the legitimacy of the religion and the presumed loyalty of 6 million American Muslims. President Bush asked that this law-abiding minority not be made to feel guilty by association. But the rumblings on the right began immediately, and now they're at an all-out roar.
From evangelists Franklin Graham, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and Jimmy Swaggart came half-baked swipes at Muhammad in terms worthy of Yasser Arafat or Bill Clinton.
From Kenneth Adelman, a member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board: "The more you examine the religion, the more militarist it seems."
From columnist Cal Thomas: "The real nature of Islam is a religion of war and conquest."
Thomas, actually, was quoting his fellow Christian conservative Paul Weyrich, who has written a book interpreting the Quran for us. That's a little like Dan Burton auditing the ledgers of the Democratic National Committee.
It's not just conservative Christians or hardcore hawks, either. How about a Jewish moderate? The New York Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning Middle East expert, Thomas Friedman, chides Muslims to clean up their cultural act, even calling for an "Islamic Protestantism" to bring them into the civilized world. His authority: the conservative Cato Institute, published in William Buckley's National Review.
When even the reliably liberal Times moves to the nativist right, a good Muslim in today's America must feel a lot like a good Jew or Catholic did in the last century. And well he should. Reported hate crimes against Muslims and people who appear to be of Middle Eastern descent increased 1,600 percent last year over 2000, according to the FBI.
THE COST OF ISRAEL IS MORE THAN MONETARY
Christian Science Monitor
Regarding the Dec. 9 "Economic Scene" column "Economist tallies swelling
cost of Israel to US" (Work&Money): If Americans were not constantly
subjected to a veritable blitzkreig of pro-Israel propaganda by mainstream
press and broadcast news organizations, they might have noticed that, but
for the cost of supporting Israel's illegal and brutal occupation of 1967
Palestine, nearly a million unemployed Americans would probably not be
losing their unemployment benefits just three days after Christmas.
SEE: "Economist tallies swelling cost of Israel to US"
They might also notice that the Israeli government's request for additional
aid, above and beyond the $ 3 billion to $ 7 billion it receives annually
from American taxpayers, is money that would go a long way toward funding
the much-needed repair of America's dilapidated schools (not to mention a
host of other infrastructure projects currently on hold), or toward funding
prescription drug coverage for older Americans, many of whom must choose
between eating and paying bills.
AMERICA'S NEW MIDEAST EMPIRE
By Eric S. Margolis
9 December 2002
NEW YORK -
These are not idle alarms. Senior administration officials openly
speak of invading Iran, Syria, Libya, and Lebanon. Influential, pro-
Israel neo-conservative think tanks in Washington have deployed small
army of 'experts' on TV urging the US to remove governments deemed
unfriendly to the US and Israel. Washington's most powerful lobbies -
the oil and Israel lobbies - are urging the US seize Mideast oil and
crush any regional states that might one day challenge Israel's
nuclear monopoly or regional superpower dominance.
The radical transformation of the Mideast being considered by the
Bush Administration is potentially the biggest political change since
the notorious 1916 Sykes-Picot Treaty in which victorious Britain and
France carved up the Ottoman-ruled region. Under review at the
*Iraq is to be placed under US military rule. Iraq's current
leadership, notably Saddam Hussein and Tarik Aziz, will face US
drumhead courts martial and firing squads. Iraq will be broken up
into three, semi-autonomous regions: Kurdish north; Sunnis center;
Shia south. Iraq's oil will be exploited by US and British firms.
Iraq will become a major customer for US arms. Turkey may get a slice
of northern Iraq around the Kirkuk and Mosul oil fields. US forces
will repress any attempts by Kurds to set up an independent state. A
military dictatorship or kingdom will eventually be created.
The swift, ruthless crushing of Iraq is expected to terrify Arab
states, Palestinians, and Iran into obeying US political dictates.
*Independent-minded Syria will be ordered to cease support for
Lebanon's Hizbullah, and allow Israel to dominate Jordan and Lebanon,
or face invasion and 'regime change.' The US will anyway undermine
the ruling Ba'ath regime and young leader, Bashir Asad, replacing him
by a French-based exile regime. France will get renewed influence in
Syria as a consolation prize for losing out in Iraq to the Americans
and Brits. Historical note: in 1949, the US staged its first coup in
Syria, using General Husni Zai'im to overthrow a civilian government.
*Iran will be severely pressured to dismantle its nuclear and missile
programs or face attack by US forces. Israel's rightist Likud Party,
which guides much of the Bush Administration's Mideast thinking, sees
Iran, not demolished Iraq, and its principal foe and threat, and is
pressing Washington to attack Iran once Iraq is finished off. At
minimum, the US will encourage an uprising against Iran's Islamic
regime, replacing it with either a royalist government or one drawn
from US-based Iranian exiles.
*Saudi Arabia - Current White House thinking is to keep the royal
family in power, but compel it to become more responsive to US
demands, and to clamp down on its increasingly anti-American
population. If this fails, CIA is reportedly cultivating senior Saudi
Air Force officers who could overthrow the royal government and bring
in a compliant military regime like that of Gen. Musharraf in
Pakistan. Or, Saudi Arabia could be portioned; the oil-rich eastern
region would be made into another American protectorate, like Kuwait
or Qatar, while the western portion, with Islam's holy places, could
be left to the Saudis or a new Hashemite dynasty.
*The most important Arab nation, Egypt - with 40% of all Arabs - will
remain a bastion of US influence. The US controls 50% of Egypt's food
supply, 85% of its arms and spare parts, and keeps the military
regime of Gen. Husni Mubarak in power. Once leader of the Arabs,
Egypt is keeping a very low profile in the current Iraq crisis,
meekly cooperating with US war plans.
*Jordan - A US-Israeli protectorate. Its royal family, the
Hashemites, are being considered as possible figurehead rulers of US-
occupied 'liberated' Iraq; more remotely, for Saudi Arabia and/or
Syria. The British Empire put the Hashemites on the thrones of
Transjordan and Iraq after WWI.
*Lebanon - To become an Israeli protectorate and commercial center
dominated by Maronite Christian rightists.
*The Gulf Emirates and Oman: former British protectorates, now
American protectorates, in effect, tiny colonies.
*Libya - Madcap Col. Khadaffi remains on Washingtn's black list and
is marked for extinction once bigger game is bagged. The US wants
Libya's high-quality oil. Britain may reassert its former influence
*Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia - Short of revolution, will remain
loyal western satraps under highly repressive, French-backed royalist
and military regimes.
*Yemen - Former British imperial base at Aden, and former French base
at Djibouti, will become important permanent US bases.
*Palestine - The White House hopes Palestinians will be cowed by
Iraq's destruction, and forced to accept US-Israeli plans to become a
self-governing but isolated native reservation surrounded by Israeli
The lines drawn in the Mideast by old European imperial powers are
now to be re-drawn by the world's newest imperial power, the United
States. But, as veteran soldiers know, even the best strategic plans
become worthless once real fighting begins.
(Monday, December 16, 2002)
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