[News] Who introduced terrorism (along with biological, chemical and nuclear weapons) to the Middle East

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Tue Sep 28 11:09:31 EDT 2010

Reaping Terror’s Reward: Get in there first – That’s the Secret

by Stuart Littlewood

If it wasn’t for the “war on terror” America and 
Israel wouldn’t be enjoying such military fun and 
games and reaping such fat rewards. Whole new 
industries are flourishing thanks to the 
considerable effort they've devoted to sowing the seeds of terror.

The Institute of Terrorism Research and Response 
(ITRR), for example, is an American-Israeli 
corporation “created to help organizations 
succeed and prosper in a world threatened by terrorism.”

Its partners include The Israel Export and 
International Cooperation Institute – “your 
gateway to business in Israel”. Their global 
intelligence division even maintains a presence 
in London where, they claim, “our 
intelligence-gathering and analysis, research, 
training, and consulting services reduce your 
vulnerability to global and regional forms of 
terrorist threats and mass-casualty 
events.”  It’s just a coincidence, of course, 
that Britain’s most important security bodies – 
the Intelligence & Security Committee, Foreign 
Affairs Committee and Defence Committee – are all 
headed by senior Israel flag-wavers with access to highly classified material.

ITRR recently staged a Mass Casualty & Terrorism 
Workshop in Jerusalem attended by students from 
Philadelphia University. Topics included mass 
casualty management, security and 
counter-terrorism, forensic medicine as it 
relates to terrorism and visits to suicide bomber 
sites. “These site visits include actual video 
footage of the events
 One student was amazed 
with the resiliency of the Israeli people and how 
quickly they are able to return a site ‘back to normal’.”

Just across the border in Gaza is the mother of 
all mass-casualty sites far more serious than 
anything Israel has had to cope with, although it 
caused it. A visit there would have opened 
students’ eyes to how the Palestinians are never 
given the chance to return to ‘normal’ after 
Israel’s endless terror onslaughts, robbed as 
they are of medical essentials and reconstruction materials.

I bet ITRR’s workshop didn’t cover that.

“First used by Zionists”

The other day I was sent a list of Zionist 
‘firsts’ pulled together in a handy aide-memoire. 
Let’s call them claims for the timebeing. I’ve 
seen evidence for some, but others are new to me. 
A friend who watches things closely says the 
listing has been posted in forums repeatedly, 
with requests for any corrections.

Let’s ask again. Can anyone refute these claims on delphiforums


Here’s the roll-call on who introduced terrorism 
(along with biological, chemical and nuclear weapons) to the Middle East:

    * Bombs in Cafés: first used by Zionists in 
Palestine on March 17th, 1937 in Jaffa. (actually grenades).
    * Bombs on Buses: first used by Zionists in 
Palestine Aug. 20th-Sep. 26, 1937
    * Drive-by shootings with automatic weapons: 
IZL and LHI in 1937-38 and 1947-48 (Morris, Righteous Victims, p681.)
    * Bombs in Market Places: first used by 
Zionists on July 6th, 1938 in Haifa. (Delayed-action, electrically detonated)
    * Bombing of a passenger Ship: first used by 
the Zionists in Haifa on 25 November 1940, 
killing over 200 of their own fellows.
    * Bombing of Hotels: first used by Zionists 
on July 22nd, 1946 in Jerusalem (Menachem Begin 
went on to become Prime Minister of Israel).
    * Suitcase bombing: first used by Zionists on 
October 1st, 1946 against British Embassy in Rome.
    * Mining of Ambulances: First used by 
Zionists on October 31st, 1946 in Petah Tikvah
    * Car-bomb: first used by Zionists against 
the British near Jaffa 5 December 1946.
    * Letter Bombs: first used by Zionists in 
June 1947 against members of the British government, 20 of them.
    * Parcel Bomb: first used by Zionists against 
the British in London 3 September 1947.
    * Reprisal murder of hostages: first used by 
Zionists against the British in Netanya area on 29 July 1947.
    * Truck-bombs: first used by Zionists 4th Jan 
1948 in the centre of Jaffa, killing 26.
    * Aircraft hijacking: world-first by Israeli 
jets Dec 1954 on a Syrian civilian airliner 
(random seizure of hostages to recover 5 spies). 
14 years before any Palestinian.

The only form of violent terrorism not introduced 
into Palestine by the Zionists was suicide 
bombing, a tactic used almost entirely by people 
fighting occupation of their “homeland” – think 
1000s of Japanese in 1945, 100s of Tamils and 38 
Lebanese in the 80s – most of the latter being 
motivated by socialism/communism, not Islam – see 

    * Biological Warfare – pathogens used by 
Zionists in 1948, prior to the seizure of Acre, 
putting typhus into the water supply.
    * Chemical Warfare – nerve gas very likely 
used by Zionists in Feb/March 2001 in at least 8 
attacks in Khan Younis and Gharbi refugee camps 
(Gaza) and the town of Al-Bireh (West Bank).
    * Nuclear threats – made by Zionists e.g. 
2003: “We have the capability to take the world 
down with us. And I can assure you that that will 
happen, before Israel goes under.” – Remarks of 
Martin Van Creveld, a professor of military 
history at Israel’s Hebrew University, 1st Feb 2003.

And, if you think only Muslims need worry, then 
– “Israel Has Nuclear Weapons and MUST Use Them 
and All Those Arming the Arabs Must Share the Pain!”. Comes with cute music.

To these we could add “sofa slaughter” with armed 
drones. The Israelis use this armchair technique 
extensively in Gaza, unleashing death and 
destruction on civilians by remote control at no 
personal risk to themselves. There are 
interesting variations too. For example, during 
the 40-day siege of the Church of the Nativity in 
Bethlehem in 2002 the Israeli Occupation Force 
set up cranes on which were mounted robotic 
machine guns under video control. According to 
eye-witnesses eight defenders, including the 
bell-ringer, were murdered, some by armchair 
button-pushers and some by regular snipers.

Right now we’re witnessing a cyber-terror attack 
against Iran with an ultra-sophisticated virus 
that disables thousands of industrial computers 
including those controlling Iran’s nuclear 
programme. This is an extremely sinister 
development with frightening global implications. 
The presumption is that it’s Zionist inspired and 
implemented by Israeli stooges and sympathisers 
since no-one else hates and fears the Iranians 
this much, but the truth may never be known.

Banned horror weapons spread terror

There’s also the use, suspected or real, of 
prohibited weapons. In July 2006 doctors in 
Lebanon and Gaza were saying: “We never saw 
before wounds and corpses like those that arrive 
in the ward
” The majority of victims were women, 
children and elders caught in Israeli attacks in 
the street, in the market place and at home.

What they saw led doctors to believe that a new 
generation of weapons was being used. Common to 
all victims was the lack of visible wounds, but 
they had serious internal edema and hemorrhage 
with loss of blood from all orifices. All the 
bodies had a covering of dark powder making them 
look black, but they were not burnt. Clothes and 
hair were not damaged or burnt.

Electron microscope scans showed the presence of 
phosphorous, iron and magnesium at below normally 
detectable levels. Elements that are used as 
additives to boost the blast of thermobaric 
(fuel-air energy) bombs and grenades were found 
on skin samples, but none of these could be seen 
by instruments normally used in hospitals and emergency wards.

Thermobaric weapons leave no fragments on or in 
the victims’ bodies making it all the more 
difficult to provide proper care for the injured. 
“This fact already puts them outside established 
conventions of war, regardless of whether they 
are used against military or civilians,” say the doctors.

The effect of a thermobaric shell or grenade, 
according to the GlobalSecurity website, is 
devastating. “Those near the ignition point are 
obliterated. Those at the fringe are likely to 
suffer many internal, and thus invisible 
injuries, including burst eardrums and crushed 
inner ear organs, severe concussions, ruptured 
lungs and internal organs, and possibly 
blindness. The destruction, death, and injury are caused by the blast wave.”

Another report, published by Defense Technology, 
says: “Each tissue type
 is compressed, 
stretched, sheared or disintegrated by overload 
according to its material properties. Internal 
organs that contain air (sinuses, ears, lungs and 
intestines) are particularly vulnerable to blast.”

The United States uses 40mm thermobaric grenades 
developed for the war against “terror” in 
Afghanistan. These little beauties produce a 
thermobaric overpressure blast and “all enemy 
personnel within the effective radius will suffer 
lethal effects as opposed to the conventional fragmentation round.”

The grenades are fired from a specially developed 
weapon. “You can put six rounds on target in 
under three seconds,” one Marine Corps corporal 
said. “I thought this thing was sick.”

America is reported to have lost nuclear bombs, 
so it shouldn’t be too difficult for them to 
mislay shipments of thermobaric grenades, which 
in the wrong hands would wreak havoc in the metro or London’s Underground.

Hoist by their own petard

A perfectly good form of words is used to brand, 
outlaw and crush any organization, individual or country the US doesn’t like.

Under Executive Order 13224 (“Blocking Property 
and prohibiting Transactions with Persons who 
commit, threaten to commit, or support 
Terrorism”), Section 3, the term “terrorism” means an activity that ­

(i) involves a violent act or an act dangerous to 
human life, property, or infrastructure; and (ii) appears to be intended

(a) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;

(b) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or

(c) to affect the conduct of a government by mass 
destruction, assassination, kidnapping, or hostage-taking.”

The order was signed 23 September 2001 by George 
W Bush, the irony being that his definition of 
terrorism fits the United States and its bosom-buddy Israel like a glove.

Since then, of course, we’ve seen the Zionists 
commit the foulest act of state terrorism in 
recent times. During their Cast Lead onslaught 
they butchered at least 350 more children, and 
Gaza has been under daily attack ever since. So 
the “most moral army in the world” must have 
blown to bits, shredded, incinerated or smashed 
with snipers’ bullets at least 1,400 Palestinian 
youngsters in the last ten years. The numbers 
left maimed or crippled don’t bear thinking about.

And let’s not forget the assassinations and 
extra-judicial executions. In the US there’s a 
presidential prohibition on assassination except 
in war situations, but if they can conjure up an 
intelligence ‘finding’ that enables them to label 
the target a ‘terrorist,’ and claim the murder 
was an act of self-defence in a war situation, they’re in the clear.

Assassination became official Israeli policy in 
1999. Their preferred method is the air-strike, 
which is lazy and often messy, as demonstrated in 
2002 when Israeli F-16 warplanes bombed the house 
of Sheikh Salah Shehadeh, the military commander 
of Hamas, in Gaza City killing not just him but 
at least 11 other Palestinians including seven 
children, and wounding 120 others.

According to the Israeli human rights 
organisation B’Tselem 408 Palestinians have been 
killed in the course of targeted assassinations 
since the second Intifada (uprising) began in 
2000. This systematic extermination is regarded 
as legal and legitimate by Israel’s attorney-general.

In a sane world you’d expect the American and 
Israeli administrations to be hoist by their own 
petard, branded as “persons who commit, threaten 
to commit, or support terrorism”, and punished in 
the same way they seek to punish others.

Stuart Littlewood

27 September 2010

Stuart Littlewood is author of the book Radio 
Free Palestine, which tells the plight of the 
Palestinians under occupation. For further 
information please visit www.radiofreepalestine.co.uk

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