The Baker Scam..How Jewish people must answer
By Felix Quigley
A recent article on the Baker Report makes me jot down some concrete issues which the Jewish people and their supporters must now address…It includes an old debt which the Irish owe to the Jewish nation.
“The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel.
“The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq’s future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference.
“‘As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without Jewish pressure,’ an official said. ‘This has become the most hottest proposal examined by the foreign policy people over the last month.’
“Officials said Mr. Baker’s proposal, reflected in the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group, has been supported by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns and National Intelligence Director John Negroponte…
“Officials said the Baker proposal to exclude Israel from a Middle East peace conference garnered support in the wake of Vice President Dick Cheney’s visit to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 25. They said Mr. Cheney spent most of his meetings listening to Saudi warnings that Israel, rather than Iran, is the leading cause of instability in the Middle East…
“Under the Baker proposal, the Bush administration would arrange a Middle East conference that would discuss the future of Iraq and other Middle East issues. Officials said the conference would seek to win Arab support on Iraq in exchange for a U.S. pledge to renew efforts to press Israel to withdraw from the West Bank and Golan Heights.
“‘Baker sees his plan as containing something for everybody, except perhaps the Israelis,’ the official said. ‘The Syrians would get back the Golan, the Iranians would get U.S. recognition and the Saudis would regain their influence, particularly with the Palestinians.’”
We can certainly say with absolute certainty that the above represents the end of the road for the “special” relationship between the US and Israel. I personally rejoice at that because it was always based on a total fraud.
A Madrid 2, what exactly is this which is proposed by the US elite in the form of Baker and Hamilton? It is a place at which the worst Fascists on the planet, including the Mullahs of Iran and the Baathists of Syria, and the Palestinian Arab descendents of Hajj Amin el Husseini, come together along with the US and the EU led by Britain, in order to undo the agreements and promises made in 1922 and in 1947 to establish a Jewish state in historic Palestine.
All pundits may not agree . Some may still hang on to their hopeless and damning illusions. But it is, it is the end of the line. From now on Israel has got to adopt a policy of absolute independence and even if the fiercest attacks are launched it must stand with its head held high as a proud and an independent nation.
As one contributor on Israpundit (the wonderful Keelie) pointed out everything is out in the open, Jews can now see what the US and the Brits are really all about. And they can now begin to see the truth about what happened to that other tiny land of the Serbs just 15 years ago.
So we are going to have a unity between the two peoples who are the most oppressed and the most lied about in history. That is right and fitting because Hajj Amin el Husseini and Himmler did not distinguish in the slightest detail between Jews and Serbs in the Holocaust of the Balkans.
What do I mean “did not distinguish”. I mean that the Croatian and Bosnian Islamist Fascists killed hundreds of thousands of Serbs, and a lesser number of Jews, in the Balkans in ways that surpassed the barbarity of the Nazis of Germany. In fact it set the stage for the Nazi slaughter.
That is really what the proposals for Madrid 2 mean.
The wonderful article by Arlene has something of this in it. We live now at an absolutely historical conjuncture of events. When Herzl founded the movement back in the 1890s he became more and more aware that the motive and driving force for the struggle for the Jewish Homeland (Zionism) was coming from the most oppressed, and the poorest of dirt poor Jews, living in the Ghettoes of Eastern Europe.
Herzl was a middle class professional. But he was not afraid of this plebeian movement because he was a true Jewish patriot. More and more he embraced this. It was a tragedy that Herzl died young just after the crucial Sixth Congress of 1903. When he died the movement was taken forward by a new layer of leaders under Weizmann and though they were good honest people they tended more and more to turn away from that mass movement and to rely on international governmental support. This was both positive and negative, but the negative has tended to predominate as the years have passed by, and is expressed most of all in the reactionary unity of American Jews with the American elites.
This Baker proposal has slammed the steel doors on all of that. From now on the Jewish people must treat the US and EU elites as their total enemy and must take their case ONLY to the American ordinary people. At the same time in Israel far more attention has to be paid to all aspects of the mass movement, including their fears of the Arab Fifth Column in their midst and their social and increasingly poverty-ridden conditions of living.
However Arlene despite her wonderful article still has got illusions in Bush.
The real truth is that Bush is the No 1 enemy of the Jewish people. Bush immediately after the 9-11 barbarity referred to Islam as the Religion of Peace. Blair travels around with a copy of the Koran in his suitcase and he reads it! Both are lethal enemies of Israel. The man who Bush chose specially for Iraq, the most important American in Iraq, is a real enemy of Jews and a real friend to the Islamists. That is Kalmay Khalizad and his (and Bush’s) hands are all over this Baker report.
Of course as Arlene points out there are individuals in Congress etc who may be friends of Israel. But this is so because they were elected by the mass movement of Americans who have remained loyal to the principles of the American Revolution in their support of this tiny race of people – the Jews.
Arlene misses the main point which she would have already learned if she had not ignored the Yugoslavian experience. Contrary to Arlene, the US and EU elites are not fools. They have looked closely at the world situation and have reached definite conclusions, which are intelligent conclusions from where they stand as a ruling elite.
- • First of all their position towards Islam and Islamofascism is contradictory and that is to put it at its kindest. These Fascists have been prepared to strike against US and EU interests as was seen in the many attacks in the US and in Europe. This is part of the global campaign to push Sharia which threatens all democratic rights. But the other side to this is that the US and EU are prepared to use this very same Islamofascism in a number of ways. One of these is that this form of religious Fascism is a perfect weapon for disciplining the 1.4 BILLION of poor Muslims in the world and to turn them, or at least sections of them, into a lethal force to attack progressive causes. (We saw this in Yugoslavia and we see it in the so-called Palestinians) And another is to break down democratic rights not just in Muslim lands but also at home.• A by-product of this is the complete destruction of the “Left” where in England as a prime example the so-called Left and “Trotskyist” SWP is lining up in Respect with George Galloway and the Islamofascists. Hence the Left is effectively, at the most important conjuncture in history, destroyed.
• Then there is the position of the Left on the twin issues of 1. Bosnia and 2. the Palestinians. Both the Bosnian Islamofascists of Izetbegovic and the Arab Palestinians under whatever leaders, whether it be Fatah or Hamas, are part of the Arab Islamist movement. In both these cases, Yugoslavia and the Palestinians the NeoLeft argued that these Islamist movements were not part of Jihad. That they were special. That the Islamists of Bosnia and the KLA of Kosovo were part of a national liberation movement. And that the Palestinian Arab movement is based on issues like “Refugees” etc (a hoax from which those people have suffered as well as Jews). All of this has led to the complete emasculation of the Left. I do not have to tell you that following the Russian revolution of 1917 this is something that the US and EU elites have sought and now still seek.
• Where this is going is seen most clearly in Britain where the English ordinary people are so turned off by this politically correct “Left” in the Town Halls and in Government, a la Livingstone, that they even seek some answer in the National Front, a complete reversal of what they fought for in the Hitler war.
And so the most extreme form of this betrayal is carried out by a so-called “Trotskyist” movement called the SWP in England, who are supporting Islamofascism, and who are mirrored in America by The Nation and by the accomodation between the notorious opportunist Ramsay Clark and the ANSWER grouping.
The situation in Israel is now most critical.
For many years we in the west have seen the only voices coming from Israel in the form of reactionary “Peace” messengers, such as Ilan Pappe. These are out and out Jew haters, complete enemies of Israel and they are paraded around the highways and byways of countries like Ireland spouting their form of Jew hatred, which always sounds authentic because it comes from a “Jew”.
But the Lebanon War effectively put an end to all of that. Why is that? For the simple reason the the mass movement of the Israelis had had enough of these cowardly Palestinian and Hezbullah Arabs and moved totally (I mean 100 per cent) behind the wonderful and revolutionary men and women of the IDF. I repeat that movement of the Israeli masses spelled the death knell of the Israeli “Peace” traitors. Yes indeed they are traitors, and always have been, because that is what a traitor does when your country comes under attack. A traitor talks about peace and so emasculates your fighting power and decisive defensive edge.
Yes it is about Judaism today and it has always been about Israel as a Jewish state.
The best fighting forces, the most daring, those who are prepared to take the most risks for their country have shown to be from the settlements which are based on Judaism. Why is this!
Read carefully the stirrings in the Israeli body politic over the past few days. The movement to challenge Olmert on his planned selling out of Judea and Samaria and the Golan Heights is all coming from within the body of Judaism. Why is this! Because for the very simple reason that Jews did not create anti-Semitism and a big part of Israel is a refuge against anti-Semitism.
So I say that the spark for the new Israeli Revolution will emerge out of the young men and women who are in the tradition of Judaism.
But here we must be very, very careful. The Judaic tradition in Israel has now got to take its movement forward in the most progressive way.
We need essentially a revolutionary party which will base all of its work on the wonderful Israeli mass movement. The central aims of this movement must be to force Olmert and his government to give a commitment not to sell out Judea and Samaria, not to betray by giving the Golan Heights to the reactionary Baathists of Syria, to take back Gaza without delay, to expel from Israel whatever their religion or race who are campaigning against the existence of Israel, and above all to strike against Iran with everything and without any delay in order to put a stopper on the Mullah Nuclear Bomb.
But even all of that is not enough! Such is the gigantic nature of the task which Jews face! The mass movement of ordinary American people and the ordinary people of Europe and elsewhere must also be reached with the truth and an uncompromising statement of Israeli and Jewish independence and their regard for the true religious rights of ordinary people.
In this regard every Jewish person and every Jewish supporter in the Diaspora is now being asked to step up to the mark. A strategy of theory and practice must be immediately hammered out. This has got implications for every Jewish organization and for every Jewish (or just Jewish sympathetic) blog that exists.
To sum up some of these thoughts:
- • There needs to be a turn to the mass movement in Israel and especially to those religious youth we saw mobilizing at the time of the Gaza betrayal• We need to organize urgently a discussion of all the forces who oppose Baker
• We need to pool all resources and somehow mount a major campaign to reach the American mass movement.
Our demands and areas of interest will centre around:
- • Destroy the Iranian Mullah Nuclear Bomb• No Jihadist Palestinian state
• Respect Israeli and Jewish independence
• Consequently force Baker and Hamilton to appear before Congress to answer their betrayal of Israel to Islamofascists and Baathists
• A special appeal to the American trade unions to raise the issue of the repression of trade unionists in Iran
• A special appeal to all true socialists to insist that their movements break from their collaboration with Islamofascism. They cannot remain socialists and be linked to Fascism.
• Finally I would appeal to Americans of Irish descent. It is now time to repay a debt to the Jewish people. The most prominent Jewish family in Irish history were the Briscoes and they fought for Irish national liberation against the British. Irish people in America and Ireland must oppose this present Jihadist Palestinian state and support the survival of the Jewish cause.