by Christopher Bollyn
|Dave Brown's controversial cartoon depicting Ariel Sharon biting into the flesh of a Palestinian baby was published by The Independent (UK) in January 2003 and was named Cartoon of the Year (2003) by the British Political Cartoon Society.||
|The Controlled Media Cover-Up
of Ariel Sharon's Terrorist Career, and Evidence of Mossad Involvement
The controlled media whitewashes Ariel Sharon's long history as a master of Zionist terrorism in the same way that it censors all discussion of the evidence of Israeli military intelligence being involved in the terror attacks of 9-11. Yet, the question remains: Is Sharon the terrorist mastermind behind 9-11?
As the Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was hospitalized following a massive stroke on January 4, reporters from the controlled media held a vigil outside Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital where Israel's 77-year old leader lay in a drug-induced coma.
The media spotlight on the comatose veteran military commander, however, avoided mentioning Sharon's long career as a master terrorist and the many massacres and war crimes he has been involved in.
The New York Times and CNN, who describe Sharon as "a hawk-turned-statesman," allowed Benjamin Netanyahu, an Israeli politician from the same extreme right-wing Zionist movement as Sharon, to define the prime minister as a heroic figure without raising a single question about the thousands of innocent Palestinian lives snuffed out since he came to power in 2001.
The U.S. media focus on the ailing Zionist leader ignores the documented evidence of Sharon's 58-year history as a master of terrorism who has ruthlessly used terror as a weapon and a tool to achieve his strategic and political goals. Sharon's primary strategic goal has always been to build a fortified Jewish ghetto-state in Palestine.
As a 19-year-old son of Russian Zionist immigrants, Sharon fought in the Latrun offensive during the 1948 war in which Israeli forces seized a strategic wedge-shaped piece of Palestinian land leading to Jerusalem.
"The myth of 'Sharon's Legacy' was already beginning to form" as he lay in the hospital, Israeli peace activist and author Uri Avnery wrote in his article, "The Israeli Napoleon."
The left, Avnery says, "who only yesterday had cursed Sharon as the murderer of Kibieh [Kibya], the butcher of Sabra and Shatila, and the man responsible for the plunder and slaughter in the occupied Palestinian territories, began to admire him as the 'Man of Peace.'
"Settlers, who had condemned him as a traitor, remembered that it was he who had created the settlements and kept on enlarging them to this day.
"Only yesterday he was one of the most hated people in Israel and the world," Avnery wrote. "Today, after the evacuation of Gush Katif [in Gaza], he has become the darling of the public, almost from wall to wall. The leaders of nations crowned him as the 'great warrior who has turned into a hero of peace.'
"All these analyses have only one thing in common," Avnery said, "they have nothing to do with the real Ariel Sharon. They are based on ignorance, illusion and self-deception.
"He has not changed at all," Avnery, who has "personal knowledge" of Sharon, said. "He stayed true to his fundamental approach, only adapting his slogans to changing times and circumstances. His master-plan remained as it was at the beginning.
"Underlying his world view is a simplistic, 19th century style nationalism, which says: our people stands above all others, other people are inferior. The rights of our nation are sacred; other nations have no rights at all. The rules of morality apply only to relations within the nation, not to relations between nations," Avnery wrote.
"On this moral base the aim emerged: to establish a Jewish state, as large as possible, free of non-Jews. That could lead to the conclusion that the ethnic cleansing, begun by Ben-Gurion in 1948, when half the Palestinians were deprived of their homes and land, must be completed," Avnery wrote.
"Sharon's career began shortly after, when he was appointed to lead
the undercover commando Unit 101, whose murderous actions beyond the borders
were designed mainly to prevent the refugees from infiltrating back to
SHARON THE TERRORIST
A salient fact of Israeli history, generally ignored by the Zionist-controlled press, is that several Israeli prime ministers were terrorists who bombed and murdered their way to the top. Menachem Begin, Itzchak Shamir, and Ariel Sharon were all well-known terrorists who later became prime minister.
52 years ago, for example, Sharon commanded a terrorist massacre in Kibya, a West Bank village, which was then Jordanian. This particular raid had a profound impact on US–Israeli relations.
In the middle of the night of October 14, 1953, Sharon led his Unit 101 across the border and into the defenseless sleeping village. Using automatic weapons and grenades, Sharon and his men forced fleeing residents back into their homes and used dynamite to blow up 41 homes and a school – with the people inside. Sixty-nine civilians were slaughtered. The massacre and demolition lasted seven hours.
Days later the U.S. State Department issued a statement calling the Kibya massacre "shocking" and confirming that aid to Israel had been suspended. This was the first and only time that an American president cut off all aid to Israel.
While a sympathetic Israeli journalist on CNN described Sharon as "a biblical hero," it should be remembered that the so-called "hawk-turned-statesman" has been personally responsible for much of the terrorism, violence, and instability that has plagued Palestine, Israel, and the Middle East during the past six decades.
Sharon, for example, as Israel's defense minister, commanded the illegal invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and was later removed from that position when an Israeli commission of inquiry found that he had "personal responsibility" for the massacres that occurred in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila in September 1982.
The death toll from the three-day massacre, which occurred in camps under Israeli control and with the support and assistance of Israeli forces, is estimated to be more than 3,000 lives, mostly women and children.
Sharon was "the biggest liar this side of the Mediterranean" and a man whose "word was worth nothing," Philip Habib, the U.S. Special Envoy to Lebanon, said at the time.
Eighteen years later, Sharon single-handedly provoked the Palestinian uprising known as the Al Aqsa Intifada by invading, with scores of heavily-armed Israeli troops, the most sacred Muslim site in Jerusalem on Sept. 28, 2000. The subsequent Israeli military response resulted in 25 Palestinian civilians being killed for every Israeli death.
Supposedly to quell the violence, which he had personally brought about, Sharon then authorized the building of a hideous fortified barrier wall, not unlike that which separated East and West Germany, illegally appropriating a great deal of Palestinian land in the process.
In the weeks and months after 9-11, Sharon was a frequent visitor to the White House, where he held secret discussions with President George W. Bush. As the U.S. invaded and occupied Afghanistan, the Israeli military carried out a brutal invasion and re-occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
In April 2002, the Israeli army besieged and attacked the Palestinian refugee camp of Jenin, using bulldozers to destroy houses with the inhabitants still inside. Sharon's frequent use of bulldozers to destroy Palestinian homes and orchards has earned him the moniker "the Bulldozer."
Sharon then refused United Nations investigators access to the devastated
camp, in which crimes against humanity had clearly been committed.
SHARON AND 9-11
As I have reported since September 2001, there is a great deal of evidence that Israel's military intelligence was involved in the terror attacks of 9-11, which raises the obvious question about Sharon's personal role in the events that launched the War on Terror.
Logically, the evidence offers but two options: either Sharon as prime minister had prior knowledge of 9-11 and is one of the chief architects of the terror attacks or the Mossad, Israel's military intelligence agency, is under the command of an outside authority, and was involved in a massive covert operation in the United States without the knowledge of the prime minister.
For the following reasons, the second option seems highly unlikely:
Were the hordes of Israeli intelligence agents, including some 200 fake movers and art students nabbed by police in the United States in connection with the terror attacks of 9-11, simply part of a rogue operation, which Sharon, the master of Israeli state-sponsored terrorism, was completely unaware of?Because the evidence clearly points to Israeli state involvement the controlled press in the United States has censored any discussion of Mossad's involvement in the terror attacks of 9-11. Therefore, the obvious question concerning Sharon is never asked: Is he the terrorist mastermind behind 9-11?
While the controlled media seeks to whitewash Sharon's career as a master of terrorism, the evidence indicates that he was involved in 9-11 and that the Zionist-controlled media is complicit in a conspiracy to cover-up the evidence. This is to say that Sharon is, in fact, one of the chief architects of the 9-11 terror attacks.
Zionist agents in key positions in the U.S. government, like Michael Chertoff at the Dept. of Justice, the son of one of Israel's first Mossad agents, facilitated the 9-11 cover-up by releasing scores of arrested Israeli intelligence agents and assigning blame to Muslims in order to start the War on Terror.
Ignoring Sharon's criminal record put American interests and lives in peril, this writer wrote in February 2001. After the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Feb. 13, 2001, congratulating the newly-elected Israeli prime minister, I warned that to ignore Sharon's long history of state-sponsored terrorism and war crimes endangered the American people on whose behalf Congress had extended "the best wishes."
"To ignore Sharon's Machiavellian character and criminal record may very well put American interests and lives in peril," I wrote. "Sharon has a history of duplicity and has betrayed the United States in the past."
"In a minimally just world Sharon would be behind bars," the American author Edward S. Herman wrote in June 2002. "Sharon is treated in the West as a respected statesman, even called a 'man of peace' by George W. Bush in the wake of Sharon's new war crimes at Jenin, Nablus, Bethlehem, and other West Bank towns. This treatment of Sharon has one great merit," Herman wrote, "it makes crystal clear that the 'war on terror' is a 'war of terror.'"