Israel Forum Watch; 24-Hour Vilification, Apologetics and Hate from a Fanatically Pro-Israel Viewpoint

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Al-Qaeda at IsraelForum

In 2002, Osama bin Laden made a statement where he dismissed the notion of innocent civilians in the US, on the basis that being participants in a democracy they are responsible for the acts of their Government. In the NYT, Noah Feldman described this notion as “perverse” and “morally outrageous”. This is the essence of bin Ladens’ claim,

You may then dispute that all the above does not justify aggression against civilians, for crimes they did not commit and offences in which they did not partake:

This argument contradicts your continuous repetition that America is the land of freedom, and its leaders in this world. Therefore, the American people are the ones who choose their government by way of their own free will; a choice which stems from their agreement to its policies. …………….The American people are the ones who pay the taxes which fund the planes that bomb us in Afghanistan, the tanks that strike and destroy our homes in Palestine, ………. So the American people are the ones who fund the attacks against us, and they are the ones who oversee the expenditure of these monies in the way they wish, through their elected candidates.

This is why the American people cannot be not innocent of all the crimes committed by the Americans and Jews against us.

Surely the strident opponents of terrorism at IsraelForum would also reject such perversity?

On Hamas,

the problem comes when policies to that effect are implemented, and violence is generated as a result. Once that happens, it is fully within Israel's right to react as it sees fit.

The parents of these 12 innocents or these 12 themselves voted for hamas. They got what they voted for.

On Hizballah,

I see the citizens and government of Lebanon at best passive participants and at worst active participants and thus either guilty by inaction or guilty of action, but guilty none the less.

Not wasting time on analogies here, lebanon is responsible for attacks that emanate from its sovereign territory. End of story.

Looks like our forum fanatics are in agreement with the approach of Osama bin Laden. This won’t came as a surprise to anyone who takes careful note of pro-Israeli apologetics.

Though forum members are capable of moments of lucid thought, at least when the object of their ruminations is the official enemy. A forum member had this to say about bin Ladens’ logic,

Madness is often based on solid logic. The moment you swallow the outlandish basic premises of a madman's worldview, his actions will become amazingly rational.

That does sum up the fanatical pro-Israeli supporters quite well – accepting the "madmans worldview"; only Israel has right of self-defence and has rights that are superior to anyone else – Israeli actions are therefore “amazingly rational”. And supremely moral, as they never cease to assert.