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Israel Can't Get Away with
The `Holocaust Victim' Routine Any More

June 3, 2010 (EIRNS)—Israel is coming under increasingly broad attack for its killing of unarmed civilians attempting to bring humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. The reality is that the Israeli "We can do what we want because we were holocaust victims" operation is a thing of the past. They can't get away with it any more. Everyone can see that the Israelis are committing the same kind of crimes against Palestinians, that were carried out against them.

A particularly apt op-ed appeared in the June 2 New York Times, which drew the comparison between the treatment of the Turkish Mavi Marmara, and the good ship Exodus from 1947. International Herald Tribune writer H.D.S. Greenway wrote that many are drawing the parallel. The Exodus was a ship full of Holocaust survivors which sailed for Palestine in 1947, seeking refuge there. Rather than permit them to land, the British occupiers of Palestine opened fire on the ship, killing numerous refugees. All perfectly legal, Greenway notes, but a moral atrocity.

In a column released June 2, strategic analyst Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, also hit hard at Israeli behavior vis-à-vis the United States. America's commitment to Israel is one that will not be abandoned, writes Cordesman. However, the depth of that moral commitment "does not justify or excuse actions by Israel that unnecessarily make Israel a strategic liability when it should remain an asset." He goes on to say that Israel should return to the "strategic realism" of Yitzhak Rabin, the slain Prime Minister who made peace with Yasser Arafat.

U.S. author Paul Craig Roberts also penned an op-ed excoriating the Israelis—and President Obama—for the murders. Obama is complicit in Israel's war crimes, he says; his "12-hour silence in the face of extreme barbarity" is his signal that he's going to toe the line. Roberts also creams the so-called evangelical Christians who always go along with such Israeli barbarity.

What none of these authors addresses is the sine qua non for ending this horror: To break the British-controlled Sykes-Picot horror, British puppet Obama must be removed from office, now.