Monday, January 19, 2009

Lessons learned from Gaza

After a halt (or pause) in the carnage wrought by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) on the helpless people of Gaza (essentially a large open prison camp completely unprotected against the onslaught by the Israeli military hardware (paid for by the West), it is time for an initial assessment of what has happened. A number of pertinent conclusions arise:

1. The IDF is NOT invincible. In spite of being armed to the teeth with the latest technology, Israel did not achieve its only stated war objective of stopping the firing of rockets from the Gaza strip into Northern Israel. It's withdrawal after three weeks of continued bombardment and losing more than a dozen soldiers to the comparatively unarmed Gazan population rising in the defence of its territory is Israel's second major defeat in as many years. The war against Lebanon two years ago was also unsuccessful in its declared objective of returning two captured IDF soldiers. Nor has the political and military structure of either Hamas or Hizbullah been destroyed, leaving nothing but widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure and heavy losses in civilian lives as the end result of those two military operations.

2. Israel cannot be trusted. In desperation at having lost its myth of invincibility she might try to strike at anyone to justify her continued existence. The possession of a huge nuclear arsenal makes such a pariah state highly dangerous.

3. Terrorism has been provided with official sanction: Since Israel has justified (state) terrorism and the indiscriminate killing and wounding of defenceless men, women and children as long as some kind of greater military objective is being pursued, the argument for not involving civilians in political and military conflicts has ultimately been lost. Any group with whatever perceived greater objective can now cite the Israeli attacks against Lebanon and Gaza as justification for causing widespread damage amongst civilians. Having thus changed the rules of engagement might still come to haunt both Israel and her Western allies.

4. There are no Islamic states or governments in the world. Any state wanting to be called Islamic would have intervened to liberate Gaza from the destruction brought upon it by Israel. Historically and under international war such intervention would have been justified in the face of Israeli war crimes. Numerous Arab and other Muslim nations have large standing armies (e.g. Turkey has at least a million soldiers in active service at any one time) and expensive military hardware; the case that they are powerless against Israel can, therefore, not be made, particularly given the inability of Israel to even win a war initiated by herself against peoples without a standing army (Lebanon and Gaza). Nor can the moral case of Israel merely defending her borders and "right to exist" be made any more after the indiscriminate targetting of civilians. Given that the majority of citizens all across the world objected to and abhorred the Israeli war crimes, the regimes imposed upon Muslim nations do not represent their people.

5. Western governments are more answerable to Israel than to their own people who voiced clear objection to the war against Gaza, hence the myth of democracy has once more been exposed as a farce. Foremost amongst those are the United States of America whose new president Obama has been discredited even before taking office by trying to cleverly not be drawn on the issue. In America the right to wrestle power back from from an unrepresentative and oppressive state by popular uprising is enshrined in the constitution, and similar notions exist in most other Western nation states. That the people, permanently enslaved by debt financing, will ever renegotiate the social contract is, however, highly questionable both in the West and in the Muslim world.

6. The UN is utterly useless. Its buildings and institutions can be attacked with impunity.

7. If there ever was a right for Israel to exist on land appropriated from other people without their consent, this right has now been eternally forfeited.

8. The current rulers of the world - Israel, the US and their subordinates amongst the nations - are more likely to be defeated by the outcome of their own arrogance and false sense of invincibility than an external conqueror. It is a rule of history that all empires will come to an end. Western economies are already imploding and Western armies are overstretched in unwinnable wars. The targetting of a perceived weak enemy, as in the case of Gaza, is a sign of increasing desparation heralding the quickening of this inevitable end.

P.S. I expect to be inundated with outraged, emotional and defamatory comments. They do not detract from the factuality of the above.

11 Comments:

At 20 January 2009 at 13:16, Anonymous Farah said...

Keep up the good work, your articles are always spot on and accurate.
Yes, you are absolutely right that Western governments are more answerable to the Terrorist state of Israel than their own populations.
I am ashamed that the Muslim regimes did not lift a finger to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians and are only now coming forward offering to help financially to rebuild the devastated Gaza Strip. Too little too late- an armed response was what the civilian population needed- someone to defend them against the Nazi state of Israel.

 
At 21 January 2009 at 05:21, Anonymous Slave of God said...

Salaam Brother Mustaqim

1. The IDF is NOT invincible. In spite of being armed to the teeth with the latest technology...

Obama and the rest of the Democrats in the Congress as TOP PRIORITY in September, 2008 approved the transfer of 1000 GBU-39s. which is one of the latest technological weapons the U.S. has, despite Israel's LONG TIME selling of secret US technologies to the Chinese.

Also Merkel the woman who runs Germany gave those nuclear missile capable submarines to Israel for FREE. Nice Ms Merkel now the bandit state can nuke any nation on earth thanks to you.

2. Israel cannot be trusted...

And because of their breaking their covenant, We have cursed them and made hard their hearts. They change words from their context and forget a part of that whereof they were admonished. Thou wilt not cease to discover treachery from all...
5. al-Ma'idah 13


3. Terrorism has been provided with official sanction: Since Israel has justified (state) terrorism and the indiscriminate killing and wounding of defenceless men, women and children...

And for all intents and purposes the world was silent.

4. There are no Islamic states or governments in the world...

Without a doubt.

5. Western governments are more answerable to Israel than to their own people..

Usury is forbidden to both Christians and to Muslims and we have seen when those who were the userers the enslavers brought these nations under their control. The name of ROTHSCHILD is familiar to all who have studied the subject.
Paul Craig Roberts who was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term has written a powerful piece on the subservience of America to the Jewish lobby.
http://www.vdare.com/roberts/090113_humiliation.htm

6. The UN is utterly useless. Its buildings and institutions can be attacked with impunity.

Israel did a direct bombing of a UN building during their invasion of the Lebanon in 2006. The reaction of the UN and the world? NOTHING.

7. If there ever was a right for Israel to exist on land appropriated from other people without their consent, this right has now been eternally forfeited.

That this STOLEN land, which the people who have lived there for a THOUSAND years should be dispossessed by a bunch of Khazars and Bolsheviks is considered by Europe and America as belonging to the criminals who stole it is one of the GREATEST SINS of contemporary times.

8. The current rulers of the world - Israel, the US and their subordinates amongst the nations ...

Remember Israel is not the headquarters, the headquarters of the Zionists, of the Jewish community is New York City. Israel is just a place where they could acquire nuclear weapons and as a refuge for their criminals to flee to, make that KNOWN criminals.

To digress the poster who stated:
"the Nazi state of Israel"

I see this constantly and I have to say it is the wrong analogy.

Out of their own mouths:

Again, I want to point out that it was this same group of Ashkenazi Jews, communist, socialist, Bolshevik Jews who migrated from Russia to Israel, gained control of the Zionist movement and have dominated the government of Israel since its beginning in 1948. — Jack Bernstein, author of the book ‘The Life of an American Jew Living in Racist Marxist Israel.

It is interesting, but not surprising, to note that in all the words written and uttered about the Kennedy assassination, Israel’s intelligence service agency, the Mossad, has never been mentioned. And yet a Mossad motive is obvious. On this question, as on almost all others, American reporters cannot bring themselves to cast Israel in an unfavorable light -despite the fact that Mossad complicity is as plausible as any of the other theories. — US Representative Paul Findley, March 1992

 
At 22 January 2009 at 04:31, Blogger The New World Order exists. said...

Quote:
2. Israel cannot be trusted. In desperation at having lost its myth of invincibility she might try to strike at anyone to justify her continued existence. The possession of a huge nuclear arsenal makes such a pariah state highly dangerous.

I believe this to be the most important point. There have never been more people within my circle of knowing who have verbally spoken against Israel.

Secondly, the brave journalists, and the funding of both Al Jazeera and Press TV, with journalists sending reports in english, have tipped the balance. It is the first time that there has been such coverage in the West, and I think has shocked many people.

Perhaps, if you know of such a thing or could find out, you would like to post the contact details of a properly organized non UN/EU/leftist charity to which we could donate.

I am ashamed most at the silence of Christians in this matter. The endless excuses that are made is sickening.

God will judge us all, and Christians cannot say they had no warning about the danger of the Jews:

Titus 1: 14 - 16 (King James Bible)
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

 
At 22 January 2009 at 09:39, Blogger Mustaqim said...

For donations to Gaza I recommend Interpal

 
At 28 January 2009 at 11:31, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam,

My comments on some of your conclusions:
2- Israel was not to be trusted since its creation. The Zionist movement was proven to be untrusted since it was founded for the following reasons:
-They were behind the killings of Jews in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Morrocco & many other countries to speed up mass migration of Jews to Israel
- After Arab Jews migrated to Israel they were considered 2nd class citizens. They were only allowed to work on farms & live in tents because goods jobs and proper housing were reserved for East European Ashkenaaz.
- Ben Gurion himself called Arab Jews "Sub-Human Jews"
- The German Zionist movement collaborated with Nazis throughout the war & they never objected to the massacre of their own people
- They selected the young and healthy Jews for Israel to use them for labour only and the rest were massacred by the nazis
- Some of the Jews went by ship from Eastern Europe to Israel and as they weren't scanned by the Zionist in Europe, the Haganah blew up their ships killing thousands of them
- The Zionist movement never condemned the Nazis atrocities until around 1943 in New york they said our hearts are with our brothers who died in concentration camps but never came up with clear actions against Hitler's regime.
There are many more stories about the Zionist movement and their mischief against their own people. How can we think that this movement can be trusted for even one moment or not dangerous.
So, your 2nd point doesn't tell us anything new and I therefore consider it void.

3- I am not sure what you are trying to get at here but it has been so for hundred of years that all these imperialist killed and massacred civilians and they always got off the hook. This is similar for Israel, they have been massacring people for over 60 years and they violated about 68 UN resolutions and they still get support from US, EU & some other puppet countries. This state gets no sanctions as long as the Arab puppet governments remain the slaves of their Western masters. I am afraid again this is this nothing new.

4- I am afraid, you went off the path completely and for a DR & Imam you should know better than that. You know well that Israel isn't alone and the whole West & US are backing it with all their might and they are waiting just for that opportunity to obliterate whoever dares to touch Israel. WE all know that Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and many others were totally against Hamas for the simple reason that they have Islamic tendencies and this was the reason why the Arabs want to get rid of them because they are a bad influence for other Arab movements. So those who were and still are criticising Nasrallah & Iran, they are either ignorant and they would never understand the game or they are simply paid to propagate such poison.
I don't need to draw the whole picture here because anyone with a bit of common sense should understand what I am trying to insinuate.
I am afraid, once more you failed to hit the nail on the head but you went completely off track on this point.

7- There is no if on this point. Who gave or gives Israel the right to exist on a land that is not there's to start with. These people aren't Arab Jews nor do they come from near the area. They are Khazar from the Caucasus and they started murdering Palestinians and even British soldiers when Palestine was under the Britih mandate. They blew up hotels where British soldiers and officials were staying, they hanged British soldiers on trees as an example to other soldiers, they shot & killed UN observers and so on. Who can give them the right to occupy a country that is not there's? Never mind what the British gave them under the Balfour treaty, they had no right to give what didn't belong to them and this in itself is a crime against humanity.
Therefore the right was forfeited from day one and not after the GENOCIDE & HOLOCAUST in Gaza.

I agree however, with all the other points.
The things I personaly learned fromt his war are the following:
- We, Muslims are governed by Western puppets & despotic rulers and therefore have no power to change or influence the change. We have become useless and good for nothing. We have reached rock bottom as we are so many but possess no power. Our countries are sold to investors and our wealth is in the hand of userpers and criminals. We see Gazans starved, massacred and deprived but we can do nothing about it. We see 1.2 million Iraqis massacred in the name of democracy and we can do nothing about it.

- The very majority if not all Arab governments are the first & biggest enemies of Islam. They fought Nasrallah and now Hamas in collaboration with Israel. I see no difference today and during the Prophet's (SAWS) time when Quraish Arabs were fighting him with all their might to stop Islam from advancing. I see no difference between the time of Abu Sufian/Muawya/Yazeed/Marwan ibn Alhakim etc and today's rulers. The only difference is that they used to ride kamels and today they drive Mercedes. They used to live in tents and today in castles. They used to wear rugs and today they wear silk and so on.

- Some Arabs excel in ignorance and they are so cheap that they can be bought with few dollars. Look at what Fatah was doing during the Gazan war. They were spying for Israel giving them positions and movements of Hamas members so that they can be killed by IDF soldiers. Only God knows how many of those houses were deliberately destroyed through Fatah because their owners were probably Hamas supporters or known to be against Fatah.

- European governments have openly supported Israel once more in its crime against humanity which basically means to me that an Arab (Christian or Muslim) life isn't worth much or nothing at all. They are fully committed to Israel and as you said in point 5 they are answerable to Israel rather then their people. I am now convinced that the reason for this is in the hands of those who control all the central banks in Europe, the US federal reserve, The IMF and the World Bank. These same people control the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) & the Trilateral Commission (TC), Bilderberg and so on.

- If European governments accept this kind of injustice and support it blindly what is going to happen in the near future to all the Muslims in europe? I won't be surprised if the same thing that happened to the Jews of Europe will happen to us. We see how some European politicians are promoting hatred against Muslims of Europe and believe me there are organised networks working on this already in Europe and America. I feel our time is numbered in Europe and that we aren't wanted no matter whether we are Doctors, Engineers, Scientists, Rich, poor, businessmen etc...

- The Christian democrats have nothing Chrstian about them, the Genocide of Gaza was a proof to me that no follower of Christ would accept or allow such massacres to take place without even objection especially when Christians are also victims despite the fact that many Chrstian people have demonstrated and voiced their dsicontent in the streets of European cities.

- I have seen people of all denominations going to demonstrations against the Gazan Genocide. They were Christians, Jews, faithless and Muslims of course and for me this proved to me that there are still good hearted people who care about others no matter what their religion is. We should pray for all these people that Allah brings more of them and keep them in the path of justice. They are the ones who make the difference unlike who stay at home not bothered what is going on but when a desaster hit them they cry loud to the lord for help.
We need to unite and work very closely with these good hearted people because if we don't, the forces of evil will destroy all of us sooner or later.

- As far as Israel is concerned I have no expectations nor hope for any negotiations because they have no intention of giving up an inch of what they took from Palestinian land. No if, no maybe but simply no hope from their side.

- Those calling for the UN are waisting their time because the UN was never meant to rescue Muslims or come to their help. On the contrary they are always up-to-date with sanctions even if it takes to kill millions of children like in Iraq or implement a new resolution or an embargo on Iran for their nuclear energy project. They are all hipocrits but let us not forget that Rockefeller was the first one to give $ 8 million to purchase the building where the UN is standing today. I hope this says it all.


I believe people like you who are in the foreground already and have some influence on communities should be the first ones to set such platforms and invite the people of all faiths to work together?
You have chosen this path and you will be accountable to your creator if you don't deliver. Everyone of us is accountable but those who chose to be Imams and community leaders should live up to their expectations but first and foremost they should watch their steps because the slightest mistake will lead many to the wrong path. So whatever you do, do it well but make sure you know what you are doing.

Good luck and Salaam.

AA

 
At 31 January 2009 at 00:50, Blogger Matthew said...

I do find it interesting that, though the rockets being fired from Gaza into Israeli communities were mentioned, it almost seemed as though you were gleefully saying so. Do you have anything to say about those rockets? Have you condoned the actions of the Palestinians firing off those rockets?

I find that quite disturbing.

 
At 10 February 2009 at 08:31, Blogger Mustaqim said...

As predicted, I've been inundated with Zionist dribble as well as insults or people, like Matthew above, insisting that I owe them an answer or enter into a debate. This is my blog - if you want a platform, start your own! And to put Matthew's mind at rest, Palestine as a country has a right to defend itself (and Hamas used to be its legitimate government by election until toppled). The right to defend one's territory is not one Israel can claim only for herself. And recently Israel has announced that she reserves the right to respond "disproportionately" to any attack on her territory. So again, Palestine has that very same right, except, they don't have the weapons. A few isolated rockets are rather disproportionate on the negative scale!

 
At 11 February 2009 at 01:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I would suggest that maybe Palestine should think about that before they send the rockets over. The point of war is to win. There is nothing "proportionate" about war. I'm not quite understanding how that term became a "war" term. It's a paradox.

 
At 11 February 2009 at 09:12, Blogger Mustaqim said...

The term is defined in international law where a disproportionate response constitutes a war crime. The evidence of Israel's Lebanon and Gaza campaigns coupled with the official announcement that any future response would be disproportionate makes it abundantly clear that Israel is a criminal regime. Those who support Israel amongst the nations are abetting a criminal regime. As convenient as this may have been hitherto, the political constellations are changing fast and history will judge it to have been a big mistake.

 
At 25 February 2009 at 23:36, Anonymous Slave of God said...

Salaam Brother Mustaqim,

How many of the good and decent people in the Western nations have any idea of what the Jews did in Gaza?

http://www.rense.com/general85/dead.htm

Should AIPAC Decide What's Classified?
http://www.antiwar.com/orig/gsmith.php?articleid=14297

They have so much power, Horst Mahler gets SIX YEARS in prison for questioning the issue of homicidal gas chambers.

Bishop WIlliamson made to leave Argentina and will not be truly readmitted to Catholic Church unless he accepts as DOGMA the Holocaust.

Holocaust Centre says the UK must not be safe haven for Richard Williamson
http://www.ejpress.org/article/34992

Yet is we MUSLIMS who are the enemies of FREE SPEECH so we are told.

 
At 15 April 2009 at 10:45, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalaikum Flying Imam
the most important point for me is 4
i want this false psuedo Muslims to leave
I find it hilarious when a western especially brit diplomat of sorts start blah blahing about "the importance & the weight the jokers of house of saud carry in the Muslim world"
Just shows their stupid ignorance

 

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