Jenin, What Happened?
By Ali Abdullahi
May 4, 2002
In the last few weeks the world of diplomacy has changed radically for the
worse, where our TV screens were filled with blood, despair, and
destruction. First, the Israel Military incursions into the west
bank causing mayhem, death and doom. Secondly, the silence of the
so-called democratic states of the west on the massacre of innocent
civilians by Ariel Sharon and Company.
The UN was once again “owned” and manipulated by men like Pendergrast,
John Negroponte and others. Thirdly, even the oil rich Arab despots
could not tell their master the US that things are not that good,
and the common man might wake up in the streets though we saw an oil
Sheik alighting from an airplane in Texas nothing of substance was
discussed there and business was
We have also seen the media wars of the ultra rich orthodox Jews in
major newspapers and TV’s and even at this time Richard Roth with
a diplomatic license (a Rothchild look alike) was on their side. The
Arab world anchoring on Al-Jazeera was beaming up its version of
things with a lot of graphics that could not “doctored”.
While on the other side CNN images were
severely massaged and manipulated but the BBC stuck to its own media
showed the massacres as they happened this is what has angered the Jewish
lobbyists on Downing Street.
Are Arabs to blame themselves for what is happening to them? I think
They have even tried to gather together under the Arab league but we are
still waiting for any constructive outcome of this unholy alliance.
They only know how to destabilize
themselves as is happening in Somalia were the Arab League is
pouring arms into Somalia. The House of “Saud” to shore up the
relationship between Washington and Riyadh is also spending millions
in a massive public relations exercise in the US.
The siege is still going on without a solution. The US has once again
taken sides and stuck to Israel’s position. Muslim moderates,
Christians and even other peace loving citizens of the world is
asking themselves if it can happen in Jenin then it can be done any
The massacre of innocent civilians by a massively armed state military is
a question that will remain in our minds for many years to come. The
massacre of Jenin is a clear violation of human rights. The UN has also
come under heavy fire from both the Israelis and the
Palestinians but the jury is still out on an outcome.
The fact-finding mission to Jenin
is in tatters and it seems the Israelis have something to hide from
the world. I think it is the first time that the Public relations
battle was lost by both the US and the Jewish State. Thanks to
Information Technology, Satellite communications and the Internet,
we might be fooled once but not always.
The church of the Nativity is still surrounded by Israeli soldiers and the
Catholic Church is mired in a sexual scandal that its mouth is shut
and congregations are not contributing much.
Their minds sandwiched between a
recession and a sexually active clergy. While on the other side Sharon
is still calling the shots to keep that siege. We all know the dark
history of Ariel Sharon and the massacres he committed in the early
1980’s against the same innocent civilians. He should face the
full arm of law and his case in
Belgium on charges of genocide is still on.
The Jews talks of the holocaust in
the early 1940’s don’t they think that they are doing just that to the
innocent children and women in the West Bank.
The real issue is the occupation of
Palestine by the Jewish State and not Terrorism by a desperate and
uncontrollable person on the streets.
The western countries should stop
tax credits to companies registered in Israel for the sole purpose of
settling Jewish settlers on a land that is not theirs. Arabs should also
recognize Israel as a State if peace and progress is to be achieved.
If State Terrorism is not vetted and stopped in Jenin and the West
It might set a precedence that it
is all right to exercise it in South Central, Los Angeles,
Birmingham, Belfast, and even in hot, dry Alice Springs.
The Writer Dr. Ali Abdullahi M Barkadle is a Management Consultant with
Amsas Consulting and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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