Arab and Most Muslim Rulers Are Spineless

America Descends into the Cesspool of History

Hossein Askari

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Let’s shout it out. What Hamas did on October 7 was an act of terrorism. But as the Secretary General of the United Nations has said, this horrific act did not happen in a vacuum.

Before the creation of Israel, there was the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel by the right-wing Zionist Irgun. The hotel housed the British administrative headquarters for Mandatory Palestine. That was terrorism.

In 1948, Palestinians were robbed of their land (without compensation) and evicted from their homes. That was terrorism.

Again in 1948, there was the Deir Yassin massacre, where Zionists from Irgun and Lehi killed more than 100 Palestinians, including women and children, this even after both parties had agreed to a peace. That was terrorism.

Then in 1982, there was the massacre at the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps by Israeli forces and their Lebanese Christian allies during the Lebanese Civil War, killing up to 3,500 Palestinians. That was terrorism.

More recently, Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements built on confiscated Palestinian land and supported by Israeli forces have attacked, killed, separated and imprisoned Palestinians on a daily basis. That is terrorism.

Less news is that Israeli citizens who are not Jewish are treated as second class citizens throughout Israel. That’s not terrorism but is instead apartheid.

Palestinians living on the west bank and in Jerusalem are humiliated in every way. That is apartheid.

2.5 million Palestinians living in Gaza have been subjugated to sub-human status in the largest prison on earth. They are cut off from the world and relegated to a miserable life. That is apartheid.

Yes, The Hamas attacks of October 7 were a terrorist act, but Israeli policies over the years have been steeped in terrorism. Israel has been an apartheid country and is now responsible for crimes against humanity.

Zionists have been, and are, great teachers and conveyers of terrorism.

Today roughly 7 million Jewish Israelis and 7 million Palestinians live between the Mediterranean Sea…

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Hossein Askari

MIT engineer-economist. Prof: Tufts, UT-Austin, GW. IMF Board. Government-Mediator Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait. Econ-Finance, Oil, Sanctions, Mid-East, Islam.