Recently, Israel did something America does not do....negotiated with people they consider to be "terrorists".....
Gilad Shalit, the Israeli sergeant who was held captive for five years by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, was released early this morning and handed over to Egyptian officals, reports said.
While there was no immediate confirmation by Israeli officals, the move appeared to be the beginning of a stunning prisoner swap in which Israel agreed to free 1,027 violent Palestinian inmates in exchange for Shalit.
Often, I have been accused of siding with the "terrorists" in the decades-long dispute between nuclear-armed Israel and, basically, unarmed Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Simply pointing out that Israel's U.S. equipped military murdered unarmed protesters, including a U.S citizen, on the Turk humanitarian flotilla at pointblank range...or explaining that Israeli helicopter gunships massacred some 600 Palestinian women and children in December before Obama was inaugurated......draws cries of anti-semitism and Israel-bashing from most conservatives critics.
Since 9-11, Muslims have been described repeatedly by American conservatives as medieval savages intent on eliminating all Jews...and then taking over the world. In America today, the word "terrorist" now only applies to Muslims. If a non-Muslim plots or commits a horrendous act of violence, one which is as violent as anything a Muslim jihadist has done.....American corporate media never labels that person a "terrorist."
The reason? Muslims are the "terrorists." No one else.
From the national hysteria over opening an Islamic Center a few blocks from Ground Zero, to the constant drumbeat over the non-existent imposition of "sharia" law, to the totally embarrassing "Muslim radicalization" congressional hearings held by Peter King (R-NY), to the new unconstitutional power of an American president to order the assassination of a Muslim U.S. citizen without due process.....the U.S. messaging has been clear. Muslims are savages bent on taking over the whole world while killing as many westerners as possible in the process. Muslims hate all non-Muslims with a bottomless hate. And it is this unexplainable hatred that Muslims have for western "freedom" which makes them different from all other religions or nations.
I've said all that in order to show you something which is particularly vile. Upon the release of Israeli Sergeant Shalit, this was written....
He’s free and he’s home in the bosom of his family and his country.
Celebrate, Israel, with all the joyous gratitude that fills your hearts, as we all do along with you.
Then round up his captors, the slaughtering, death-worshiping, innocent-butchering, child-sacrificing savages who dip their hands in blood and use women—those who aren’t strapping bombs to their own devils’ spawn and sending them out to meet their seventy-two virgins by taking the lives of the school-bus-riding, heart-drawing, Transformer-doodling, homework-losing children of Others—and their offspring—those who haven’t already been pimped out by their mothers to the murder god—as shields, hiding behind their burkas and cradles like the unmanned animals they are, and throw them not into your prisons, where they can bide until they’re traded by the thousands for another child of Israel, but into the sea, to float there, food for sharks, stargazers, and whatever other oceanic carnivores God has put there for the purpose.
That is what genocidal hatred looks like. As Glenn Greenwald puts it,...
"I generally avoid as unproductive Nazi comparisons in politics — especially when it comes to the Middle East – but if this isn’t a pure expression of the Nazi mindset of hatred, bigotry, dehumanization, and yearnings for genocidal extermination, then nothing is."
The shocking, or not, part of this is who wrote those vile words. They were blogged by Rachel Abrams. Who is Rachel Abrams?
Rachel Abrams is the wife of Reagan and Bush 43 neocon official Elliot Abrams, the daughter of Midge Decter and step-daughter of Norman Podhoretz, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the “Emergency Committee for Israel,” the group founded by Bill Kristol and run by Noah Pollack to attack any American politician displaying less than absolute fealty toward Israel.
In other words...
This isn’t from some fringe Arab-hating figure but from the heart and soul of the American neocon movement.
Elliot Abrams, Bill Kristol and Norman Podhoretz are as neo-connish as neo-cons can be. Bill Kristol is the modern father-figure for neo-conservatism....a philosophy which brought us the criminal attack of Iraq....a philosophy which is leading the U.S. into attacking Iran....a philosophy which hinders any two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute...a philosophy which sets forward the proposition that America in the 21st century should exploit the ending of the Cold War by controlling the middle east, through whatever unilateral military means we determine.
However, as you can see from Mrs. Abrams blog post.....savage, vile, genocidal hatred towards Muslims also motivates these neo-cons.
Naturally though, it is only the world's Muslims who hate so bitterly and fiendishly....because Muslims, you know, are the "terrorists."
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