Let’s Face It: The West is All In with Israel’s Plan to Annihilate Palestinians

Hossein Askari
4 min readNov 14, 2023

Let’s cut to the chase. Hamas’ atrocities of October 7 were a heinous terrorist attack, something that cannot be condoned, but it did not happen in a vacuum as claimed by the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres. If it didn’t happen in a vacuum, what was in that space? Israel’s 80 years of Zionist cruelty, inhumanity, incarceration, torture, murder, confiscation of land and other property; with Gaza the largest prison in the world, holding 2.5 million Palestinians who are embargoed from the rest of the world by the neo-colonial Zionist Israel. And as we speak, Israel is bombing women and children in Gaza with impunity, hoping that its bombs will in the process kill Hamas perpetrators. Who is the bigger criminal — Palestinians or Israel? You be the judge.

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu calls Hamas and those in Gaza “animals” and Amihai Eliyahu, one of Israel’s far-right ministers, proposed dropping Israel’s nuclear bombs on the inhabitants of Gaza. Frank N. von Hippel, Emeritus Professor of Public and International Affairs with Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security calls this a “criminal statement” by a “lunatic.” All this while Hamas blares out offensive threats that it wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. This threat is also criminal but empty rhetoric given Israel’s vast military superiority with some in the Israeli military boasting that it is the fourth most powerful force in the world (only behind the U.S., Russia and China and way ahead of the United Kingdom, France and Turkey). Whose threat is more offensive? You be the judge.

Today, November 14, the French National Assembly screened a heart wrenching and bloody 43-minute video of the atrocities of October 7 prepared by the Israeli military (IDF) for French lawmakers. While horrific videos of Hamas’ actions of October 7 are repeatedly shown on TV and on social media, videos of the Israeli atrocities in Gaza have to be approved by Israeli Defense Forces before they can be shown. Is this simply controlled propaganda to support Israel’s ongoing campaign of terror on Gaza or needed information for lawmakers? You be the judge.

It may be that the Western World, the United States, France, Germany and others feel overwhelming guilt…

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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.