jhvh self destructs

Israel gives Gazans New Year surprise
Press TV, Iran, 27 Dec 2008

Bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. At least 180 Gazans have been killed and 800 others have been wounded. World silence on the collective punishment of the native people of Gaza has prompted a devastating Israeli attack on the coastal strip. After the Egypt-mediated truce between Israel and Hamas expired on Tuesday, the two sides clashed along the border fence in northern Gaza. Three Palestinians were killed during the attacks. Hamas responded by firing mortar shells and rockets into the Israeli occupied territories. Hamas commented that it was attempting “to avenge the killing of the three” members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades. The six Qassam rockets fired from Gaza into western Negev caused no casualties and no property damage, Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported on the result of the Hamas retaliation.

The first major air strike after the termination of the cease-fire came on Saturday with Israeli warplanes carrying out massive attacks on Hamas security compounds inside the Gaza Strip, killing at least 180 people and wounding 800 others. Israeli F16 bombers and apache helicopters carried out at least 30 simultaneous raids on at least 30 separate targets in Gaza City. Footage from Gaza showed smoke from one of the strikes rising on the skyline; witnesses have reported hearing at least 15 massive explosions. Sirens wailed through the streets, and women frantically looked for their children while relatives mourned their loved ones. TV footage showed bodies of more than a dozen security men lying on the ground in one area. One of the men was uttering the Muslim declaration of faith (Shahadatain) as his last words. Hamas radio reported that police chief Tawfiq Jabber was among the dead.

As Israeli tanks reportedly move closer to the impoverished region, Tel Aviv officials say the massive bombardment has just started. Military spokesman Avi Benayahu told army radio on Saturday that strikes on the Hamas-run territory are ‘just beginning’:

This is only just the beginning of an operation launched after a security cabinet decision. It could take time. We have not fixed a timeline and we will act according to the situation on the ground.

This is not the first time Israel mars world celebrations with its intensification of collective punishment on the people of Gaza.


  1. Hoarsewhisperer
    Posted December 27, 2008 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    How ironic that Israel should choose the year of its 60th Anniversary to remind the world that it was founded on the principles of mendacity, theft, cowardice and genocide.
    Who could have predicted that Holocaust Survivors would transform themselves into aloof and insular Holocaust perpetrators with such relish?

  2. keyeagle
    Posted December 28, 2008 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    this “news” report is so full of crap you can smell it a mile away. Hamas started the trouble by firing not one or two rockets into Israel, but hundreds. Israel has the right to defend itself.

  3. moonkoon
    Posted December 28, 2008 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Regarding the “Hamas” rockets, I ask myself why the Palestinians would expend so much of their meager resources, (they are subject to a blockade), on such a ineffective strategy, they rarely hit anything.

    No doubt it is easy to find Palestinians willing to participate in launching the largely useless weapons, but I find it hard to imagine that this is anything other than a strategy instigated by those who are acting in Israel’s interest.

    It provides Israel with a an excuse to attack Palestine whenever they have a mind to and gets the Palestinians exactly nowhere.

    In other words it is another version of the famous false flag attacks.
    Providing your own provocation gives you that much more control of the situation.

  4. moonkoon
    Posted December 28, 2008 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    The idea that Israel can justify or excuse it’s behaviour by bleating about the constant bombardment of illegal Israeli settlements rings hollow in my ears.

    The Israeli response is completely disproportionate by any measure.

    No doubt it is part of some nefarious negotiating strategy, but it is a crime of monstrous proportions nonetheless.

  5. xxxxx
    Posted December 28, 2008 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Rowan, may I ask your help with certain scrawlings which I suspect are in Hebrew, but cant decipher myself? Thanks in advance for an answer, even if negative 🙂

  6. Posted December 28, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    As Xymph pointed out and as we felt forced to second not very usefully, the most heinous thing here is not yet another day of Israeli high-tech murder. The worst thing is that the Jews lifted the Gaza blockade just before beginning the operation, ensuring that the streets would be full of civilians and families receiving their first new food in months. Israeli officials speaking about the operation are universally clear that they see this as an object lesson, a punitive scolding without military purpose. This is to teach the Gazans who’s boss, not to actually stop rockets which have not been affected and which cannot be expected to be affected when you bomb civilians.

  7. Posted December 29, 2008 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    Not reported all that very much is the bottle rockets are being fired by Islamic Jihad and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs brigade, supported by Abbas’s Fatah, yet it is Hamas’s infrastructure which is being targeted by Israel.

  8. niqnaq
    Posted December 30, 2008 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    xxxxx, go ahead.

    Be aware that my current view is that JHVH is not Elohim, but a demon from the pits of hell.

    Posted December 30, 2008 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Yawn. More rhetoric from the pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel regurgitation machine. Wrongs have been perpetrated by both sides yet Israel is the only party upon which the blame in its entirety is laid. To demonize a country, a people for defending themselves against near-constant attack from those who would love nothing better than to see (and work endlessly towards) its total annihilation is beyond moronic. It’s testament to the fact that most are completely and blissfully ignorant of history because it will always be easier to blame the Jews for the world’s ills.

  10. MM
    Posted December 30, 2008 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    lol CCCAGT… that was satire, right?

    “Wrongs have been perpetrated by both sides”… Yeah, like that little Palestinian girl, age 6. Wrong place, wrong time.

  11. niqnaq
    Posted December 31, 2008 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    I wouldn’t blame ‘the Jews,’ I would blame Ezra, who cooked the so-called ‘Jewish Bible’ into what it is.

  12. moonkoon
    Posted January 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Hope you don’t mind me re-posting this here, Rowan

    I don’t wish to take the spotlight away from the current Israeli instigated mayhem in Gaza, (in which we are all complicit because the implicit support bestowed on the Israeli actions by “democratic” Western nations), but I think it is useful to try and understand how we got ourselves into this mess.

    The recent discussion by Rowan and others about Yhvh points to at least part of the problem.
    I too think that we have taken up with a false god, not just the majority of the Jews, but most of Christianity and the secular community have adopted a view that they are “chosen”.
    It is a view that many would agree is supported by the “facts on the ground”.

    “Somehow the idea that the elect are blessed by God and the non-elect are deprived of the Kingdom here and now and later has taken hold even in secular minds.”
    “Cardinal George of Chicago, … stated that all of us in the United States are Calvinists, including Catholics.”


    It is somehow related to the dog eat dog capitalist ideology of the right that promises wealth for all who adopt its mantras.

    Whether by direct recompense for effort (capitalism is big on rewarding the “righteous”) or via the “trickle down theory”, it claims to do all things for all men as long as we adopt it’s selfish tenets.
    It capitalizes (cringe) on our dualistic, self-centred and millenial (utopian) impulses to desecrate our common heritage.
    In effect it promises salvation though the very failings that we have traditionally been warned about.
    It is is a secular materialistic theology that has built on and appropriated the incipient dualism, that is bedeviling most religions today.
    And communism and the left are equally misleading, yet another wolf in sheep’s clothing, the obverse of the same coin with its crackpot, destructive social engineering agenda.

    JHVH has been tried, and in the balance, found wanting … the writing is on the wall.

    There are alternatives, as Chesterton notes,
    “… it may be very difficult for modern people to imagine a world in which men are not generally admired for covetousness and crushing their neighbors; but I assure them that such strange patches of an earthly paradise do really remain on earth.”

    To my mind, the non-covenantal, universal Spirit of Agape is a better bet for our civilisation.

    “To all those who would curse me as an apostate, let me remind you of that ancient and revered lesser God, Khonsu, some of whose character is embodied in the MOON ( Smile ) and its wanderings.

    It just so happens that one of his other titles is the Spell Breaker due to his authority over evil spirits.
    So, bone pointers, be careful that your curses don’t rebound.

    How’s that for presumptive pre-emption?

    Happy New Year! 🙂

  13. niqnaq
    Posted January 2, 2009 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    The essential thing to get to grips with is the fact that the Jewish Bible was entirely rewritten, at a relatively late stage, by the well known ‘scribe’, Ezra.

  14. yaron
    Posted January 2, 2009 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Will the Real/real God/god please stand up!

  15. moonkoon
    Posted January 2, 2009 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Ibn Hazm accuses Ezra of,

    … “chronological and geographical inaccuracies and contradictions; theological impossibilities (anthropomorphic expressions, stories of fornication and whoredom, and the attributing of sins to prophets), as well as lack of reliable transmission … of the text”…

  16. yaron
    Posted January 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    But then is not Ezra considered a prophet by the Moslems?
    For example, the Fusus al-Hikam of Ibn Arabi includes a chapter dedicated to him.
    And as far as Ibn Hazm is concerned, does not the Quran abound in anthropomorphic expressions?
    Even the Moselms today study the Guide for the Perplexed of Maimonides in the original Arabic, this treatise being dedicated to explain the scriptural usage of such terms.
    For sale, in Arabic, fadakbooks.com. in Arabic.

  17. moonkoon
    Posted January 2, 2009 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    But then is not Ezra considered a prophet by the Moslems?

    Yes, but there are conflicting views, there is a debate about Ezra’s legacy.

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