In Their Own Words–Members of the IDF Speak

December 11, 2007

It is important for Americans to remember–and particularly these days when well-paid lairs for Israel such as Normon Podhoretz, Daniel Pipes, David Horowitz et al are pushing the entire Western World into armed conflict with those in the Middle East–that the start of the whole affair between America and “terrorism” was not the rise of ‘Islamo-fascism’ that warmongers such as the aforenamed have labeled as being the cause of the problems.

Rather, it is the history–the well-documented and easily-verifiable history–of unspeakable violence that has been perpetrated everyday for the last century by those under the ungodly, inhuman spell known as Zionism against the peoples of the Middle East, Christian as well as Muslim, violence that rarely (if ever) gets a fair hearing in the Western media.

Those who make it their business to document and expose Israel’s regularly-occurring viciousness against the peoples of Palestine, Lebanon and elsewhere are usually met with scoffs and contempt by a media in the West for the most part completely within the clutches of Zionist/Jewish interests. While the world is forced to hear about every instance–real or contrived–of someone from the Jewish community suffering a nose bleed or whose ‘dignity has been offended’ by some bigoted remark, at the same time the world is rarely afforded the opportunity of hearing about what takes place in the lives of innocent Arabs–men, women and children–who must suffer under the oppression of a foreign occupier that considers them ‘grasshoppers’ whose ‘heads should be smashed against the wall’, as one former Israeli prime minister once quipped.

A recent piece appearing in the Guardian of London sparked outrage in the Zionist Jewish community for its brutal frankness concerning the brutal behavior of Israel’s soldiers, inaccurately named the ‘IDF’–meaning Israeli Defense Forces’ towards the Arabs who find themselves in the tragic position of being under their thumb. The piece in question detailed a series of interviews conducted by a psychologist at Hebrew University named Nufar Yishai-Karin with 21 members of the IDF.

As the reader will see, the members of Israel’s military forces are not the ‘most moral army in the world’ as they are often called by the slavish, sycophant supporters of the political corporation based on gangster principles known as Israel. Rather, as the damning interviews indicate, being one of ‘God’s chosen soldiers’ in Gaza and the West Bank means being tasked with the business of inflicting as much pain, suffering and humiliation upon the Christians and Muslims there as possible so as to eventually make them leave, resulting in the racially-pure ‘Eretz Y’Israel’ that Zionism demands. Reprinted below–in their own words–are the remarks of just a few members of the IDF describing what life is like for the Arabs living in the Occupied Territories, a mere smattering of the truth that Americans–and particularly American Christians–never read or hear about, neither from their news media nor their well-paid and over-fed preachers.

‘The truth? When there is chaos, I like it. That’s when I enjoy it. It’s like a drug. If I don’t go into Rafah, and if there isn’t some kind of riot once in some weeks, I go nuts…’

‘The most important thing is that it removes the burden of the law from you… You are the law…The moment you leave the place that is called Eretz Yisrael [the Land of Israel] and go through the Erez checkpoint into the Gaza Strip, you are the law. You are God…’

‘We were in a weapons carrier when this guy, around 25, passed by in the street and, just like that, for no reason – he didn’t throw a stone, did nothing – bang, a bullet in the stomach, we shot him in the stomach and the guy is dying on the pavement and we keep going, apathetic. No one gave him a second look…’

‘With women I have no problem with violence…One threw a shoe at me and I kicked her here [pointing to the crotch], I broke everything there. She can’t have children. Next time she won’t throw shoes at me. When one of them spat at me, I gave her the rifle butt in the face. She doesn’t spit anymore…’

Another instance recounted by the psychologist conducting the interviews described an occasion where the soldiers were escorting some arrested Palestinians. The arrested men had been taken from their beds in the middle of the night and were barely clothed, even though the temperature was below zero. The new recruits trampled on the Palestinians and then beat them for the whole of the journey. They opened the bus windows and poured water on the arrested men from their canteens.

As the testimonies prove, the brutality is not limited to grown men and women. In one instance, a soldier recounts something he witnessed while on patrol–

“It’s 6am, Rafah is under curfew, there isn’t so much as a dog in the streets. Only a little boy of four playing in the sand. He is building a castle in his yard. Our officer suddenly starts running and we all run with him. He grabs the boy and breaks his hand here at the wrist and his leg here. Then he started to stomp on his stomach, three times, and left…The next day I go out with him on another patrol, and the soldiers are already starting to do the same thing.”

These short, small-in-number testimonies from ‘Israel’s finest’ are but microscopic testimonies to a version of the truth that the world rarely hears, if ever, and despite the fact that they are things that have appeared more recently, what the world should remember is that it is but the tip of an iceberg that has existed for nearly a century now. And let not the world make the mistake of thinking that it is limited to the ramblings of a few nobodies in the IDF, when considering the words of Ariel Sharon, the Butcher of Beirut, war criminal and the monster that George Bush once referred to as a ‘man of peace’–

“…I encourage my soldiers to rape Arabic girls, since the Palestinian woman is a slave for the Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do…”

–or a diary entry from –‘Moshe,’ a Second Lieutenant in the Israeli army–

“…I took the Palestinian girl captive. On the first night the soldiers pack-raped her and the next day I saw fit to remove her from the world. I had the soldiers dig a shallow grave, and then I killed the 12 year-old girl with a burst from a sub-machine gun.”

–or the remarks of Christopher Hedges, American journalist on assignment in Gaza–

“……The Israeli soldiers shoot with silencers. The bullets from the American M-16 rifles tumble end over end through the children’s slight bodies. Later, in the hospital, I will see the destruction: the stomachs ripped out, the gaping holes in limbs and torsos. Yesterday at this spot the Israelis shot eight young men, six of who were under the age of eighteen. This afternoon they killed an eleven-year-old boy, Ali Murad, and seriously wound four more, three of who are under eighteen. Children have been shot in other conflicts I have covered, but never before have I watched as soldiers enticed children like mice into a trap and murdered them for sport.”

And it is precisely this last thing, ‘murdering people for sport’ and sadism of the Zionists that is the reason for American men and women dying in Iraq and Afghanistan today and–barring some miracle–why they will be dying in Iran and Syria tomorrow.

2007 Mark Glenn

Article originally appeared in American Free Press newspaper


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