Israel starts disintegrating
I think we are seeing the beginning of the end even for this little hostile rogue apartheid state called Israel: the signs are clearly there in the commemorative plaque recently placed where once stood the King David hotel. With this plaque Israel is commemorating the fact that its state was built on terrorising others and that terror pays. From the bombing of the King David hotel, the first letter bomb posted in England by the Irgun gang in 1948, the first hijacking of an airliner in 1954, the massacre of Sabra and Sahtila in the Lebanon under the watchful eye of Ariel Sharon, the shooting down of a civilian airliner in 1973 to today's brutal onslaught on the Lebanon – Israel's history is one of terror and political blackmail. And its Western sponsors are cowed into submission as easily as the politician who fears for his reputation when the prostitute he used to visit starts making demands.
There was a bit of diplomatic disagreement between the Israelis and the British on the wording of the plaque, and the wording was eventually changed to reflect the British contention that they had not evacuated the hotel because they had not received a prior warning. Leaving such niceties aside, the plaque celebrates the fact that Israel's independence was won by killing 92 innocent people in a terrorist attack, followed by a relentless campaign to drive the indigenous population out by force.
Since it is in English, not Hebrew, the plaque is clearly aimed at the international visitor. It consists only of two paragraphs, but the diligence of British diplomats concerned about the first draft did not go as far as spotting that the Israelis can't spell English words. Within the first two sentences we find "Headquaters" and "fightres". It may well be the language skills and orthography of British officials is no longer up to scratch either, but there is a sure sign that these days things are cooked up and put together hastily and without much checking or quality control, to use the more fashionable management term.
The plaque thus stands as a witness to the inaptitude and incompetence of a state that was once considered invincible. Israel still plans its expansionist strategy, like the tactical withdrawal from the Lebanon a few years ago, followed by the assassination of Hariri, followed by the international pressure for Syria to withdraw, followed by the renewed invasion of the Lebanon without much resistance allegedly planned over a year ago. But cracks are appearing in the edifice and they are beginning to make avoidable and stupid mistakes. The big bully (or mafia boss) is losing his grip, and nobody is going to pity him when he falls; in fact they will all kick him when he's down together with his gang of supporters. Iran's president Ahmedinejad is spot on with his comment: "I advise them to pack up and move out of the region before being caught in the fire they have started in Lebanon".