by Ghassan Kadi
Like all Arabs of my age group, we all remember this war like it was yesterday. We remember how we huddled glued to our radios listening to military news reports and watching military parades and war songs on black and white TV screens, believing that the Arab armies of Egypt, Syria and Jordan were on a winning streak, not knowing that the war was really over before we tuned in to our radios and TV sets on day one.
What happened during those infamous six days was well recorded in history, and half a century on, the region is still reeling from the consequences of this war, at many different levels, and in various ways, recognized and unrecognized.
Nearly a decade after his monumental win in the 1956 conflict and the nationalization of the Suez Canal, in 1967 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, aka Nasser, was at his zenith. He was certain of scoring a military victory, and in a speech he gave a few days before the war, as I sat down in my family home watching my parents listen and listened with them, I remember him saying that “should Israel decide to go to war with us, we tell her you are welcome, should Britain decide to go to war with us, we tell her you are welcome, and even should America decide to go to war with us, we shall also say you are welcome”, a statement met by huge applause by his audience. But Nasser was the mega demagogue, who knew what to say to stay popular on one hand, and keep the masses motivated on the other hand. He knew he could not fight and win against the USA, but he did want to take Israel on, and he was determined to win, and after all, the 1967 war was one that he instigated.
To wind back the clock to 1964 for a moment, a time when Arab nationalism and to a lesser extent Communism were the passions overwhelming the Arab street. Fundamentalist Muslims saw big danger. It was in that year that Saudi Prince Faisal forced his older half-brother Saud to abdicate and grabbed the throne. Saud, the first king to assume the throne after the death of the founding father Abdul-Aziz, was renowned for his womanizing and wild parties. He indulged heavily in lavishing the new-found petrol wealth and did not care much about ideology. But by the time his Muslim-devoted brother Faisal had him deposed in 1964, and with Arab nationalism and Nasser’s popularity at their peak, Faisal was determined to make his mark in an attempt to gain the minds and souls of Muslim youth.
It was at that time, with the tacit support of the USA, that Saudi Arabia began to export its Wahhabi ideology to the rest of the Arab World, Muslim World, and the West.
Faisal realized that the only way for him to curb the spread of secularism in its national and communist forms was by means pulling the wallet out and spending money on Islamic education abroad, teaching the most fundamentalist of all Muslim systems to the world, the Wahhabi doctrine. He did, and his wallet was bottomless.
Back again to the Six-Day war. Its loss was a result of gross miscalculation and lack of planning. Much is said in the Arab World about treason having played a factor. The Arab street is quite conspiratorial in its thinking, but even if treason were indeed a contributing factor, it doesn’t change the fact that by the end of the war, the morale of Arabs had sunken to its lowest point in history ever.
The demise of Nasser began with that war, and with his eventual untimely death at the age of 48 three years later, the Arab World changed, or should I say regressed, to seemingly the point of no return.
Nasser was not an ordinary leader. He was a giant, a visionary and a nation-builder with progressive ideology that aimed to develop the Arab World and put it on par with the rest of the world, but his big dreams were shattered the moment that war was lost.
The loss of the war was Nasser’s loss more than that of any other leader or person, but his loss was a bonanza not only for his Israeli enemy, but also for his domestic archrivals; the Egyptian Islamists -or rather the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as they were back then the only fundamentalist Muslim organization- and also to king Faisal across the Red Sea.
The Islamists used Nasser’s loss to imply that it was a direct failure of secularism and started their recruitment drive claiming and promising the shocked Muslim youth that only by abandoning secularism, which has failed, and upon returning to Islam, that Muslims and Arabs can avert such humiliation in the future. This statement is not based on analysis. It is based on actual personal recollection of the mantra of Islamist recruiters in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
In reality however, the loss of the 1967 war had nothing to do with secularism, but the MB members and Saudi recruits and their supporters made it look like a sign from heaven and did not waste a single minute to wage a war against secularism to make it look as if it was the culprit.
It was as if the destiny of the Arab World took a diversion after this war. It was as if it hit a wall and made a ricochet hitting deep skeletons and reaching out for demons of the past, forcing a change, a change that the so-called Arab Spring is but a single link in the chain of.
But of course we cannot analyze the entire after effects of the Six-Day War without looking at its long term effect on Israel; the victor.
The war elevated the then Israeli Defence Minister, Moshe Dayan, instantly to the level of a national hero. The West regarded him as a military genius and he was well received as a speaker at different forums thereafter until he had his own political demise. The Israeli army (IDF) was elevated to the level of the “undefeatable army”, and the mention of word Israel sent waves of fear and terror in the hearts and minds of all Arabs.
For many years to come after that, Arabs lived with the notion that it was only a matter of time before Israel took the next step to expand further, and further, until it reached its Biblical dream of a “kingdom” from the Euphrates east to the Nile west.
The emergence of the Palestinian Resistance caused a significant change to the superiority-inferiority formula, but not enough to upset the balance of power; especially with the unconditional and unrelenting American support to Israel at many levels. The partial victory of Egypt and Syria combined in the Yom Kippor War made a dent, but again not enough to upset the apple cart in an irreversible way.
Ironically, what did eventually dethrone Israel from its position as being undefeatable were the two most unlikely powers; Palestinian people and Lebanese people.
After many incursions into Lebanon under the guise of containing the PLO, and later on invading and occupying South Lebanon, Israel had to retreat defeated by a local resistance movement; Hezbollah. And within the regions of Palestine taken by Israel during the Six-Day War, the uprising (Intifada), in all of its phases and rebirths, made it virtually impossible for Israel to control that land it once occupied by force. After all, it is the boots on the ground that rule, not the fighter jets in the skies.
In effect, Israel’s great military victory in 1967 has turned into a nightmare, and to date, Israel is still unable to deal with its aftermath. It can fairly be said that the only thus far long term “achievement” for Israel was the series of events that led to peace with Egypt following the return of Sinai.
Fifty years on, Israel sees itself surrounded by “rogue” enemies with fire power and rockets that can hit any target in Israel as far as Eilat. The regional super power is no longer, and the name of the IDF and the sight of its fighters in the skies do not send waves of terror and panic on the ground anymore. The psychological war that Israel once won is over, done and dusted.
So as we look back at what happened half a century ago and today, who were really the winners and the losers of the infamous Six-Day War?
The Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza have lost their sovereignty, but despite all odds, they are slowly but surely making big marks on the score board when it comes to integrity, popular global sympathy and support.
People of South Lebanon have won strategically and militarily and do not fear Israel anymore. If anything, it seems that it is Israel who is more concerned about the outcome of another confrontation with Hezbollah after its defences failed to stop the onslaught of Hezbollah rockets back in July 2006.
For the initial victor in that war therefore, as one event led to another, Israel’s swift win has turned into a hellish quagmire.
But the biggest loser of them all was the hope of what the reforms of secularism were going to bring into the minds of people in the Arab World. As Islamists managed to capitalize on Nasser’s defeat and as mini-skirts began to be replaced by Hijab and Niqab in the streets of Cairo, Damascus and Beirut, it was clear that the Muslim Arab World decided to take a shift, a shift that was later on mirrored in all Muslim nations and by many Muslims who live in the West.
In hindsight, with the death of Nasser, secularism in the Arab World died with him. Ironically however, the rise of Nasser to prominence was not only opposed domestically and regionally by his fundamentalist rivals, but by other secular movements that swept through the Middle East, and in retrospect, had they joined efforts, they might have achieved their common objectives. However, not even today, half a century later and more, does any of them see in the Nasser era and the aura and charisma of the person a missed opportunity.
Today, Israel remains bogged down in both the West Bank and Gaza, and surrounded by states that are under direct threat of turning radical. The current state of accord between the state of Israel and many of the Islamic terrorist movements that are operating in Syria and other locations cannot and will not survive the ravages of time. It is bound to collapse as soon as the interests of both sides diverge, and this divergence will happen if and when any of those organizations, God forbid, assumes power in any of the Arab states on Israel’s borders. The sweeping military victory of 1967 has caused nothing for Israel but problems and bigger problems down the pipeline.
It seems that humanity insists not to learn from the benefit of hindsight and experience because policy and decision makers have blinkered vision and are always looking for short-term gain and they do not seem to take into account the consequential factor. Had the West known what Nasser really stood for ideologically, not politically or strategically, it should have supported him rather than push him down and destroy him like it did. After all, even though he was “dictatorial” in his hold of power, he was the closest thing to Western style democracy that could ever happen in the Arab World.
At the end, when we combine all the miscalculations and failures, short-sightedness and complacency, arrogance and denials, the Six-Day War half a century on has produced a number of partial winners and losers, and just as secularism was the biggest loser, the biggest winner was none but the Jihadi Islamists, and all of those who contributed to this outcome are partly responsible.
This article is exactly what my father told me many times..how islamists,snakes destroyed nasserists slowly but surely after 1967 war. He was nasserist in youth, because it was promising ideology mix of national liberation, socialism and better society and progressivism. Therefore,Saudis and other bedouins started to develop,finance and support all kind of wild islamic teachings and slowly destroying anything that resemble progress. The problem was always the mentality of arab masses and too much corruption and betrayal among so called leftist-progressist political leaders. He was young when this war happened and also remembered very well this and all other wars later. He told me that entire mountain was burning when Israel was bombing Golan for several days.
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“In hindsight, with the death of Nasser, secularism in the Arab World died with him”.
The clever, sophisticated Western liberals managed to reverse the evolution of the Muslim world towards their vision of society: secular, democratic, capitalist, laissez-faire; and hurl it back into medieval theocracy and violence.
Depending what you believe to have been their real aims, this might either have been a colossal self-defeat, or a tremendous victory.
“….the evolution of the Muslim world towards their vision of society: secular, democratic, capitalist, laissez-faire”
The Arab world of that time did not had a vision of a capitalist and laissez-faire economy.
The Arab nationalist leaders ( and many of the Arab and muslim people) supported socialist/statist and to some extent Marxist economic policies and theories. It was called as Arab Socialism , Islamic socialism etc. , a local brand of socialism.
That why so many countries implemented Soviet style policies, nationalisations of foreign corporations and central planning.
Numerous examples. Algeria, Nasserist Egypt, Syria and Iraq under Baath, Libya under Gaddafi, Afghanistan (in the 1980s) and South Yemen.
Even Somalia (!) in the 1960s – 1970s had a government under Soviet influence .
Iran after the Islamic revolution in the 1980s had an experiment with central planning and significant state control of the economy .
The western elites don’t care about the promotion of secularism in Middle East.
Their plan is divide and ruin, they overthrow any
Independent government and
take total control. Then by destabilizing all these countries, we have a perpetual civil conflict ( that is being ignited by covertly funding multiple opposing factions). They
have destroyed numerous countries that will never recover (and that is good news for Israel and USA as the first has no military enemies and US corporations get to control the resources ).
They despised all these Arab socialist – nationalist movements such as Nasserism, Baath, Qaddafi, or the Marxist regimes ( in Afghanistan and South Yemen). The western alliance overthrew Qaddafi, Saddam, and almost toppled Assad.
They funded Islamist mujahedin against the Marxist Soviet backed
government of Afghanistan. Then after the Islamists Taliban dominated (and started to get rid of opium fields), USA invaded. Now, there is endless war in Afghanistan with no one strong enough to dominate and stabilise the country. That’s what US elites want, a permanent destabilised country.
The Arab nationalist regimes were nationalising their economies and were very close to Soviet Union, they had to be stopped. After USSR collapsed, it was a matter of time for these countries to be on the hit- list of Washington.
But had USSR survived, American plans in Middle East would have not succeed (at least as easily as they did in the 2000s) . Russian intervention saved Syria from a Libya scenario.
Let’s not forget that USSR was far more powerful than Russia is…..
“Had the West known what Nasser really stood for ideologically, not politically or strategically, it should have supported him rather than push him down and destroy him like it did. After all, even though he was “dictatorial” in his hold of power, he was the closest thing to Western style democracy that could ever happen in the Arab World.”
The West (aka, the Anglo Americans and French) knew very well what Nasser really stood–and that is why they wanted to destroy him.
The West doesn’t give a damn about “Western-style democracy.”
That idea is merely a propaganda figleaf for Western-style capitalist imperialism, which is what the West really stands for.
Nasser-like Arab Socialism and nationalism–was considered as an obstacle to Anglo American and French imperialism.
I remember that time as well. And I’d disagree that Israel (as of now) was a big loser in the war. They got exactly what they wanted. They gained control of all Palestine,and most of the Golan. Slowly but surely,year by year,they’ve tightened their grip on those lands.They discredited secularism in the Muslim World. From an ideology moving forward,to unite all citizens in those countries. It fell to “just” being able to hang on in a few “by its teeth” to survive. The Israelis took a small Islamist organization like Hamas,and supported it. They knew if it grew big it would destroy secular unity of the Christians and Muslims among Palestinians (the PLO). And their plan worked for Israel until Hamas turned on them,to become one of their worst enemies.
But most importantly for Israel. And I can’t empathize too much about how important it was for Israel. It created the “image” of the “brave,hero Israeli” from the “plucky little Israel”. A modern day “David and Goliath” story.That Israel has benefited from until today.From “victim” (really victimizer,but the Western public knew nothing of that) to “conqueror” in Six Days. From that war,Israel gained the reputation as a great “unstoppable” military force.Able to “crush multiple nations” at one time. Anyone “really” looking at that war would see that a militarily strong united Israel.After a sneak attack defeated disunited militarily weak states. But the average person on the street didn’t “study” the facts. They only bought (and buy) the zionist propaganda.Almost “no one” in the West understands what happened in 2006,with Hezbollah.But if you mention the “6 Day War”,almost everyone knows about the “huge” Israeli victory.Few wars in history have done more to cement an image of a nation in the West’s mind as that one did.It even changed the popular culture in the West.Up until that time Arabs were portrayed as simple “harmless” people.Usually the bumbling but friendly character in movies and TV. And many times as a victim.After 1967 the movie and TV image changed. And the Arab was almost always “the villain” .No longer friendly and bumbling,but “viscous,cruel,and tricky”.Anyone alive in those days watching TV and movies can attest to the changes from that period.
While on the other side,just like with the Ukrainian fascists,the Saudi money and ideology for generations was allowed to radicalize and brainwash entire generations of Arabs. The US seeing how they could use Wahhabism against pro-Soviet secular governments allowed that ideology a free rain. The fact it would later turn on its benefactors wasn’t even considered. And if anything it now helps Israel and the US.They can taint all Arabs and Muslims as jihadis.And no one cares to look deeply at how Wahhabism triumphed among so many in the MENA and in the West.
If and I do mean “if”,the Syrians are able to defeat the terrorist jihadis in Syria. It will be the first real victory of the Arabs against their enemies in 50 years. But its too early to say that will happen.
I remember that so well. A Child in Africa, sitting with my grandfather on the steps of the verandah outside early evening, listening to the news with hopes that we will hear something, anything from the then god, Moshe Dayan. We were pious people, and considered this 6 day war as prophetic truth manifestic in front of our eyes. My family, my grandparents were not idiots, they were, like we today, given only one side of the picture as we were under very strong informational sanctions – and could not read this, and had no access to that .. and in many respects, not even knowing what we had access to and what not. We did not know what we knew, or what we were led to know. Today, I know more. I say thanks for that.
Yes, beautiful comment. These are carefully orchestrated projects of the AngloZionist Empire, e.g. Israel’s 1967 war of aggression against the Arabs or ‘Muslim’ fundamentalism (‘Islamic’ fascism).
The latter also not unlike how the Germans were misled by the AngloZionist Hitler Project (German fascists).
It was a false flag, hoax, and brutal war of aggression. See e.g. https://rehmat1.com/2012/06/05/israels-1967-war-of-aggression-against-arabs/
Very interesting article. I’ve seen some arguments that in both the ’67 and ’73 wars, Israel (with US help) actually goaded the Arabs into attacking. The ’73 war almost backfired, of course, but both conflicts were orchestrated to Israel’s advantage.
Yes,1967 was different though. Even though most people in the West are brainwashed into thinking the “Arabs” attacked Israel. It was the Israelis using the “excuse” of a “preventive war” (how ironic that is. All aggressors in history could use that line if it was a valid excuse). Nasser was a big talker,he loved (as the author has written) to spout grand phrases. But almost every nation knew it was just talk. The Israelis knew that, and struck the Egyptian air force with their planes on the ground just sitting there like sitting ducks.Nasser had no intention of “really” going to war.The Israelis knew that and struck.
After they wiped out the Egyptian air forces they struck into Egypt and overran Gaza and Sinai.Under the cover of a ceasefire that they never intended to honor,they attacked Syria and seized most of the Golan. The Jordanians had not intention of going to war at all.The government there hated the Syrian and Egyptian governments. But in that case ,yes,the Israelis goaded Jordan into fighting. The then Jordanian territories of East Jerusalem and the West Bank (all the remainder of Palestine),was the “main prize” that Israel coveted most of all. The Sinai and Golan were just the “extra” prizes in the war. Ever since the zionists started their plot to create an “Israel”. They wanted “all” of Palestine . And saw that war as the opportunity to accomplish that idea.
That is the reason the talk of an independent “Palestinian State” is meaningless for Israel.They will never allow it unless absolutely forced to. Certainly they will stall,and lie,to make people think they will agree to one.But that is all a charade on their part.While the real plan of Israel is seen in the yearly increase of Israeli Jewish settlements defiling more and more of the tiny Palestinian territory.They want to patchwork the land with settlements,and then annex it all.They would then create “reservations” or “Bantustans” in that area for the Palestinian people to be ruled from. They can “claim” those are “free” nations.And in that way not give Israeli citizenship and voting rights to the millions of Palestinians in those areas.They get to have their cake and eat it too.Be able to “still” claim they are a Jewish state,and a democracy. And the West after a bit of mild whining will shut up after cries of “antisemitism” ring out. As for the rest of the World ,most won’t care either way. And those that do (Muslim states) are too powerless to do anything about it.The Israelis are evil,but lets not make the mistake of thinking they are stupid. They’ve had a century of tricking and “playing” the World. They are masters at it by now.
I think you are correct. The settlements are the ‘tell’. They have no intention of ever relinquishing the West Bank territories. In ‘negotiations’, they always refer to ‘facts on the ground’, as though that means that having built settlements, they must be allowed to stay there.
Indeed, Israel attacked Egypt and somehow acted like it was attacked and acted in self defense.
Even Ghassan Kadi has it wrong in the article :
“He knew he could not fight and win against the USA, but he did want to take Israel on, and he was determined to win, and after all, the 1967 war was one that he instigated.”
Thank you Mr. Kadi for a very well written and historically informative article.
However, I do not agree with the concluding remark stating:
“Had the West known what Nasser really stood for ideologically, not politically or strategically, it should have supported him rather than push him down and destroy him like it did. After all, even though he was “dictatorial” in his hold of power, he was the closest thing to Western style democracy that could ever happen in the Arab World.”
And the reason why I do not agree with this conclusion is due to the following:
1. There is no need to reminisce and have nostalgia about something that cannot be repeated. You cannot rewind history.
2. There is a reason that Secularism in the Middle-East has failed…..Because it is alien to the Middle-East and is incompatible with the Middle-East.
3. This incompatibility goes for the entire Nation State political system setup by the West…..This system is incompatible with the Arabic and Islamic (and non-Islamic) culture, history, tradition and religions.
4. History will be a witness to the incompatibility of this artificial alien system and its incompatibility with the region’s history, culture, tradition and religion.
5. The West does not care at all what the ideological background is of the Arabs and Muslims, all it wants is their submission and subservience to their will and system.
6. You have to return at least to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire…….Rewinding the tape to 1948 or 1956 in order to make a claim for Secularism in the Arabic and Islamic lands does not do justice to its peoples, history, cultures, traditions or religion(s).
Secularism isn’t “just” a Western creation. The West didn’t just wake up “secular”. For century after century the West had its religious wars. Its tyrant’s,etc,etc. Secularism is a human construct.Where countries finally realize that in multi-religious and ethnic societies they have to learn to live together or they are doomed to wars. There are many different “types” of secularism in history.What we see in the West today is one extreme variety of secularism.But the ancient Persians practiced a form of secularism in that they allowed the peoples of their huge empire common freedoms whatever their religion was.The Romans did the same. And even to an extend that is true of the Arab Caliphate’s and even the Ottoman Empire (which is why so many Jews fled there from the West).All of those countries,and many more,practiced a form of “secularism” .Secularism in the West is many times conflated with some type of “democracy” or “liberal” thinking.But that has nothing to do with secularism. Assad,Saddam,Gaddafi,Nasser,etc,certainly couldn’t be considered seriously as “liberals”.But they were/are secularists.I think your meaning is to say the Islamic World needs to be “tyrannical,absolutist,” basically similar to Wahhabi thinking today. But except for certain rulers in their history,that wasn’t the real Islamic societies.Most of them until a few centuries ago compared easily with the freedoms offered to citizens in the West at that time.
Dear Uncle Bob
I am not “meaning to say the Islamic World needs to be “tyrannical,absolutist” or “basically similar to Wahhabi thinking today”.
I am well aware that there are dictatorial regimes that are or were able to keep stability in a country and are preferred to the disaster that is called the Wahhabi influenced ISIS.
What I am trying to make clear is that the Western notion that rights and freedoms can only be guaranteed under a Secular Godless system in the Middle-East is a denial of history itself, where people in the Middle-East have lived for centuries under Caliphates and Empires upholding Sharia law where rights and freedoms of minorities were preserved, with some exceptions (for example like some Persian or Ottoman slaughter campaigns).
The Islamic Empires did not apply “a form of Secularism” what people in the West might believe, but they actually applied Sharia law……Sharia law (which is God’s law according to Muslims) automatically incorporates not only freedom and rights of minorities but also their protection.
This thought process in the West is caused by the complete and utter Godlessness of the Western nations and their societies. Western people have been completely brainwashed into an arrogant and superior way of thinking whereby they believe that Secularism should be applied to the entire humanity………They first applied the Nation State “Sovereign” system after basically dominating and subduing all empires on Earth, including slaughtering their own people in the tens of millions in their “Secular” World Wars.
The borders in the Middle-East are unnatural and they have divided families, clans and tribes. Furthermore, most people in the Middle-East want to live in a country where there religious law’s are not only respected but uphold……This means for example: the complete prohibition of Gay Marriage.
The reason why I keep talking about border-lines and current nation states is because they are packaged within the imported Secularism system.
Israel was the biggest loser, as she destroyed all hope of long-term stability and, in adopting the nazi method, even vindicated, as did Bush 43, by the way, the odious and vile pervert Goering – who said of Nuremberg “victor’s justice” not law…but raw power…
Let us not also forget the USA as a very big loser – the hijacking of US foreign policy in the affair of the USS Liberty and the attempt to get the 6th fleet to nuke Cairo (they launched planes with nukes…but Mac recalled ’em) Egypt would have been really lost – and was not.
Avoiding defeat permits new attempts, brother, and the business is not over, meanwhile, Israel has ruined herself, become a nazi operation – and, by the way, un-Jewish, as there is in fact nothing Jewish about the country that is called Israel – if you doubt this find an honest teacher…you’ll see. Talmudic Law and Modern Israel and mutually incompatible.
That is true if you think “rationally”. But you must remember we are dealing with extremists,not rational actors. Israel had/has no ability for long-term stability under a zionist system. Its whole existence is predicated on being “a Jewish state”. Which meant stealing the land from its owners. Expelling and/or enslaving an entire nationality (the Palestinian people). Which meant the likelihood of stability was almost zero in any situation.In ancient times an invading conquering people would have assimilated,converted,and intermarried with the conquered. But zionism was an ideology formed out of the racial thinking in the 19th century.And for all their talk of “resurrecting” ancient Israel.They were people of European thinking. And at that time “survival of the fittest” and “the white man’s burden” racial thinking was the “modern rage” in Europe.They drank deeply from that well. And adopted that thinking making the Jews the “master race”.Without giving up racist zionism, Israel could never be accepted as a “normal” state in the MENA. And they had/have no intention of giving up the one thing that their existence is founded on.
Its true that for the US’s “best interests”, Israel would never had been created to start with. But since Jewish zionism and Christian zionism (the two horned monster) rules the US’s political ,economic,and social system. Its in “their” best interests to have Israel,a powerful Israel benefits them. I do agree though that the zionist monstrosity created in Palestine has little to do with Judaism. And in fact harms Judaism as a religion.In my historical thinking zionism has been the most destructive ideology in Jewish history (certainly modern Jewish history).
Rational thought about irrational methods that do not and cannot work – is this the star-crossed nature of the hybrid ape, man?
But, Comrades, shall we abandon rationality simply because it’s a poor tool? People believe what they want, as Caesar tells us (and he outta know!). Beliefs are not generally rational, as they as belief, not logic based.
Yet they employ cunning rationality to make their imaginary “dream” form into objective rational existence.
Thus a rational view is superior, but does not replace, emotional behavior.
Thus seeing the Israeli operation as a surrogate nazi forward operating base is the foundation for all other criticism of the temporary condition.
I think you have to go back to the Crusades, financed by La Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia for mind control, usury and divide and conquer imperial control through religious warfare, from the Holy Land to Portugal, and Northern Africa to the Low Countries.
Nicholas of Cusa’s Council of Florence aimed to outflank these Satanists, usurers, and war mongers, but the Renaissance itself, despite being a huge surge opposing Venice, has been strongly under siege ever since delegates from lands inhabited by all 3 of the Barahamic religions returned home after the Council of Florence.
Especially within Europe itself, in the primary form of religious warfare, instigated directly by Venice..
There is nothing new under the sun when it comes to the imperial occultocracy.
Perhaps Europe is tainted by an incurable disease that never reached such soul-destroying levels in Russia. But I would not say the disease was Florentine. I would say it was Venetian.
You could say that the Renaissance never “infected” Russia, but I would say that despite receding quickly under Venetian oligarchical counter attack, it (the western fruits in science and industry, lacking without the Renaissance) actually became the dominant world culture in a positive sense , at least of science and technology.
A Shinto pilot of an Air Japan 747 owes the tool of his trade to the Florentine Renaissance. In that sense.
Clearly, the science and technology part (if not the Filioque of the Council of Florence) DID reach Russia, especially through Petersburg, Russia’s “Window on Europe” Peter the Great and Leibniz.
Fine. So far so good. But even better, the worst spiritual darkness of the Venetians never subdued Russia the way that it ruined Europe and has done 90% of the wrecking job on the USA.
That’s the way I see the victims of Fear in the Arab world and within Israel itself a state created by the 19th and 20th Century Venetians, the “British Israelites” and the Occult Bureau of British Intelligence that had at least a dual purpose in bringing Hitler to power in Germany:
1. Destroy Russia
2. Control the Crossroads of the World Island, the Middle East. Not only the physical crossroads between Europe and Asia and Africa, but the spiritual crossroads especially of the Abrahamic religions. How? By Rothschilds and others like them, especially in Britain, herding European Jews from the concentration camps of the Third Reich into Palestine.
Therefore the “winner” at various steps in this imperial game of a thousand years were NONE of the sides enjoying temporary advantage and local dominance over their brothers and sisters and neighbors.
The “winner” was the system of FEAR and mind control and perpetual war deployed from outside the region, with many dupes and accomplices and opportunists within the region, aiding and abetting these dark priesthoods in Venice, London, and Amsterdam, principally.
Well “Fear is an illusion!” and “Love is ALL.” but the love part of “true” Islam, Christianity and Judaism has been effectively tricked into illusion for a long, long time, hasn’t it???.
Europe is exhausted, and I think many of us Americans don’t think we can recover from our illness, either.
The hope for the Arab world, IMHO, now resides with Xi’s OBOR turning the embattled Levant into a crossroads of Peace through Development, and a cutting through the System of Fear so that its illusion is no longer so gripping and incapacitating and Love conquers the Occult Fear Mongers themselves, in the end. Or they will come back like zombies, again and again and again.
As Xi pointed out May 14 in Beijing, the (original) Silk Road brought Leibniz and the Rennaissance ideas of Europe to the Pacific coast of China and Confucian ideas (and teas, spices and silk) to the Mediterranean, and the North Atlantic.
Now it’s a matter of humanity nourishing itself with the best (Love) and flushing the worst (fear). The end of fear and slavery and oligarchy. The flourishing of Love in the form of beauty, art, science and prosperity as the path to Freedom.
Israel is another extension of the Crusades of the past. Israel is an anglo-zionist construct. Invented and instigated by them. Zionism is a racist supremacist ideal, no different to nazism or fascism or any other imperialist ideology. This will be the wests 10th Crusade in the holy land and like the crusades of the past it will end badly for the west/antlantacist/wahington consensus anglo-zionist.
The IDF was defeated and outflanked in 2006. The Israeli aggression against the sovereign state of Lebanon to this day was an International crime according to Un charters and The State of Israel should be tried at The Hague . But as most of you know the UN and all the associated groups related to the UN is an anglo-zionist invention in order to give them the western elite legitimacy with their crimes against humanity .
Now will see if history will be judged honestly of these times and of the 20 th century in general for the zionist state of Israel and it’s creation is at par with any crimes that were committed by the fascist in the second world war.
I think the article may be too sympathetic to Israel, saying they are bogged down and surrounded; but Israel has accomplished much in the last 50 years, many more Palestinians pushed out, many more Palestinians than Israelis killed, many more Israeli settlements built. So how are they losing?
If the biggest winners are the jihadists, then the biggest winners are, still, Israel and the U.S. and those Western government supporting them, for these jihadists are the proxy armies of these governments.
Furthermore, even if the people of these Western, terrorist-backing countries are attacked, the Goverments are not, at all, harmed. In fact, the regime-change policies of these countries are Strengthened by the very same terrorist attacks (which are blowback from the own funding, arming, training and transporting of terrorists from THEIR countries!). Therefore, I find your reasoning to be deeply flawed, for you have failed to under the Ouroboric nature of this problem.
I would further put forth the possibility that many of these terrorist attacks Suspiciously play into the hands of those government who use them as pretext to carry out their illegal wars. Notice how, according to the Western mainstream-media coverage, these terrorists vaguely claim “Syria” as the reason for their attack, never specifically (to my mind) saying that’s because the West isn’t either doing enough or because the West is killing civilians. Isn’t that patently weird, especially when the Jihadists are begging the West to bomb Assad for them? Just about all of these attackers were publicly and vociferously anti-Assad before they committed their atrocities. But it is this very vagueness of their media-presented reason (like the cloudy Russian allegations against Trump, like the nebular, ephemeral “evidence” of WMDs used as a pretext to attack Iraq), that allows the media to reshape the incident as being “Assad’s fault.” Emotionally triggered, the civilians of these afflicted Western countries will just want to see Arabs blown up–any Arabs. Just put an X on a map and start bombing.
I bring up this last part only to emphasize my original point: that Israel and the Western terrorist-backers most certainly are huge beneficiaries from the Jihadi-ism that was unleashed by the US’s meddling in the Middle East, whether it’s Afghanistan (to inflict pain on Russia) or whether it’s to help Israel (militarily, financially and politically) maintain its occupation, hegemony, and lust for more land “promised” to them by God. Israel and the US are huge winners, even if the people of these Western governments are terrorist-attacked. Let’s make no mistake about it: the people themselves of the West are disposable, so long as the Governments reach their goals.
My apologies for the long, rambling comment, but I feel like the conclusion reached by this article is crippled, even if the facts presented in it are solid.
(Caps edited out.They violate the blog rules.MOD)
Bogged down with a GDP of 1/3 of a trillion dollars, a growing Jewish population with an astonishing 2.5+ children fertility rate per woman, unheard of in the western world, and one of the most technically innovative economy in the world, about to exploit enormous gas and oil fields off shore, pipelines to Europe, a confident Israel belies your projections. Sad!