We all know that water and oil don’t mix. But for Israel they do and, as far as they are concerned, they must.
So what do I mean by that? Israel is not only an apartheid state that refuses to recognize the rights of the native Palestinians. Israel is also a militarily expansionist state. And in order to become genuinely powerful Israel must have both water and oil.
To date, Israel has designed its foreign policy with several aims in mind. One is to weaken the surrounding states to such a degree that none will ever pose a real threat to Israel. And the other is to control the resources that it needs. And of course, those resources are both water and oil. These two facets of their policy work hand in hand.
Israel uses the vast majority of water on the West Bank, which, in and of itself, destroys any possibility of the so-called Palestinian state becoming at all viable. Now the Iraqi oil is being channeled into the Israeli state. Iraq’s primary export is a $35 billion a year money-maker for Israel and its supporters.
US military bases guard those pipelines from Iraqi liberation forces who, obviously enough, are enraged at this blatant theft.
Israel has coveted the water resources of the Palestinians and the Lebanese for decades. One of their first moves was on the Litani River water source way back in 1948. Then, of course, when they occupied Lebanon for ten years, they controlled the Litani.
In 1918 Ben-Gurion described the future "Jewish state's" frontiers in details as follows:
"to the north, the Litani river [in southern Lebanon], to the northeast, the Wadi 'Owja, twenty miles south of Damascus; the southern border will be mobile and pushed into Sinai at least up to Wadi al-'Arish; and to the east, the Syrian Desert, including the furthest edge of Transjordan"
Gas in the Sinai was also at their disposal when they occupied the Sinai.
And in the Shah’s day they had oil aplenty. Now both are gone.
Another reason for Israel’s attack and occupation of the Sinai was the desire to control the Suez Canal. My sneaking suspicion is that today Israeli policy of expansion dovetails nicely with its attempt to find an excuse to attack Iran. The pipelines’ most efficient route to the Persian Gulf is through Iran. Should Israel ever be able to control those pipelines and the Suez, it will have gotten control over the world’s most vital resource.
Israel has historically moved beyond its borders in what it has pictured as defensive moves. But when you investigate you find that those moves were quite offensive in nature.
Here’s an Israeli insiders take on their relationship with Iran in 1993.
Today, they do the same thing. They depict their full-scale military assault on the civilian population of Gaza as defensive. In fact, it preceded the rather pathetic return fire of Qassam rockets by Hamas.
The degree to which Israel already controls the West Bank is something I have pointed out in The Holy Land Unveiled. The fact that the so-called disengagement from Gaza was not one at all I have shown in the Go to Gaza sequel.
The devil is indeed in the details. Details, of course, that are left out of all mainstream reporting.
So as Americans pay ever-higher prices at the pump, it would be wise not to expect them to drop. India and China are indeed coming on board as oil consuming nations. Our way of life seems to be determined almost exclusively by the car and its big descendants, i.e. the SUV and Hummer.
While I tend to think the so called peak oil theory is a scam, there is increasing demand for oil and if Israel can get its grip on the supply, it will be in a position to set or at least, greatly influence, world oil prices.
Another overlooked reason for Israel’s raison d’etre, or at least it’s location, are the potassium deposits in the Dead Sea.
Israel doesn’t have to move quickly, and it can move forward and retreat, and then move forward again. As Americans seem to have made the decision to sleep walk through history, the set backs are temporary.
As I have pointed out, Israel is simultaneously undermining any Palestinian leadership, as well as destroying the possibility of a future state. One of the principle ways is by dominating the vital resources, though certainly not the only one.
Why would the Arab League urge the US to play the role of an honest broker? http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060627/pl_ ... _arab_dc_1
The US has been unabashedly protecting Israel through 68 UN Resolutions citing its violation of international law. It gives Israel more money than it does the entire continent of Africa, where there are quite a lot of poor people. No one with an IQ of 10 or above could possibly think the US would be an even-handed broker.
So what are these guys? 1.) worn out 2.) complicit 3.) stupid
I love the way the media plays this as though there is any real conflict going on at all. Today’s headline
Israeli Planes attack bridge in Gaza in what the article then states “might be a military attack”.
So what else might it be? 1.) a birthday party 2.) a fireworks display 3.) a fishing expedition. Maybe we should take a poll.
On the same page, a headline reads Hamas said to agree to accord on Israel. No Shit, Sherlock
So what do you do when people knock on your front door with a tank?
1.) Offer them a drink 2.) offer them two drinks 3.) throw in chips, or rather, throw in your chips
From Ha’aretz, Israel can wipe out the Gaza but won’t says smiling Netanyahu. Of course, they can.
From Ben Gurion in 1938.
[color=blue]"This is only a stage in the realization of Zionism and it should prepare the ground for our expansion throughout the whole country through Jewish-Arab agreement .... the state, however, must enforce order and security and it will do this not by mobilizing and preaching 'sermons on the mount' but by the machine-guns, which we will need." (Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p. 108)
Wouldn’t read this if you’re prone to insomnia.
and they’re not kidding.
http://www.iaf.org.il/Templates/Gallery ... derID=1316
Same old shtick. Poor little Israel will defend itself from those crazed Arabs and their threat to annihilate poor little Israel. How can Americans keep buying this crap or rather paying for it? But something tells me it’s too late now.
http://www.iaf.org.il/Templates/Gallery ... derID=1316
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