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“Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother”

By Stuart Littlewood | February 10, 2009

Martin van Creveld, a former professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a world-leading writer on military matters, has made many enemies with his seemingly outrageous views.

But actually he does a great service by sharing his thoughts about what ‘mad dog’ Israeli might do next.

In a September 2003 interview in Elsevier (the Dutch weekly) Van Creveld said: “We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”

Van Creveld talked about ‘collective deportation’ as Israel’s only meaningful plan for the Palestinian people. “The Palestinians should all be deported. The people who strive for this [the Israeli government] are waiting only for the right man and the right time…”

As to whether Israel would care much about being branded a rogue state if it carried out a genocidal deportation against Palestinians, Van Creveld quoted a remark by former Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan: “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.”

Lebanon, and now Gaza… Israel’s ‘mad dog’ credentials are beyond dispute. And the West is leaning over backwards not to be bothersome.

So has the right time arrived? Could the man they are waiting for be the snarling rottweiler Netanyahu, who seems to be in with a good chance at the Israeli elections?

He’s a ‘war on terror’ freak and therefore very appealing to a neurotic electorate. It was he who, in 2001, said: “There is an empire of terror. There are chiefdoms. Arafat has his own chiefdoms. Bin Laden has his own chiefdom. The Hezbollah in Lebanon have their chiefdom. There is Hamas and Islamic Jihad working under Arafat’s chiefdom. And they enjoy the support and sponsorship in close cooperation with such sovereign states as Iraq and Iran, havens in Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern regimes. They work together, both in material support and of course political support…

“They are after our civilization. We must summon the forces of civilization and the force and the power to act against them now, when we have the power and when we still have the time to do so.”

These militant Islamics, he said, don’t hate America because of Israel. “It’s the other way around. They hate Israel because of America. They see us… as an outpost of common values, our common values of freedom. They hate that freedom. They hate our way of life. They hate our respect for individual rights, our ideas of free choice, our free society, our free press… It’s that flame of liberty that these people want to extinguish. But it is the United States holding that torch with its allies who can wipe out these terrorists. And we must do nothing short of it. We must wipe them out or they will wipe us out.”

Come again? Islamists hate Israel’s respect for individual rights? Pardon me while I die laughing!

In the meantime the US and Britain have been very obliging in the vast amounts of money, effort and lives they have expended in Iraq and Afghanistan for Israel’s benefit.

Later, in 2006, Netanyahu was cooking up the case for war against Iran, saying: “It’s 1938 and Iran is Germany. And Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs.”

Of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad he urged: “Stop him… He is preparing another Holocaust for the Jewish state.”

Speaking on Israeli Army Radio, Netanyahu claimed that Israel would be Iran’s first target for destruction but, to make sure Israel’s supporters remained in a cosy, warm embrace and firmly on-side, insisted that Iran’s arsenal would also be directed against the US and Europe.

When asked if President Bush could afford another military adventure after Iraq, Netanyahu said acting on the Iranian threat would not be adventurous but necessary.

Netanyahu was groomed and financed from an early age by the sinister and influential CFR – America’s Council on Foreign Affairs – and has links to George Schultz and warmongering neo-cons like Perle and Feith.

Van Creveld’s specialism is the future of war and he’s well placed for a shrewd appreciation of where Israel’s warpath is leading. Every lame-brained stooge and Zionist plant in the White House, Congress and Senate, and in Number 10, the Foreign Office, Westminster, and the front and back benches of the Labour and Conservative Parties should take note.

After Gaza did they reprimand the delinquent cur and banish it to its kennel? No. They still pat and stroke and feed the rabid beast.


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  1. Ah, these Zionists, they talk grandly about annihilating the entire world, and then they go out and shoot a few Palestinian school children. The reality doesn’t quite measure up to the public relations! They like to tell themselves (and the rest of us) how important they are, but there’s no need to take them seriously.


    Comment by traducteur | December 23, 2013

  2. Bathing in the swimming pool at Auschwitz sure made these jews mad.

    The rest of Europe was in flames and people were actually dying not tripping over one of the many amenities at the so called “death camp.”

    For instance.. the SWIMMING POOL (now being quickly re-labed a “water basin by the ever honest zogs) had diving blocks and racing lanes. there was also a cinema, a sauna, soccer fields, dental facilities, a camp hospital with expert surgeons, state-of-the-art cooking facilities, 16 camp orchestras, theater with orchestra, camp brothel, A camp library where “inmates” could borrow books from Forty -five thousand volumes available, religious facilities made available on a rotating basis to every denomination, handball areas, fencing classes and other exercise facilities.

    Name me ONE place in the modern world that has ALL of these amenities in ONE place? Do you see them at GITMO? OR do you find that a country club?

    Mad dogs OR pathetic wastes of flesh? you be the judge, good cattle.


    Comment by jaydi | May 30, 2014

    • Still, they were rounded up and impressed into forced labor at what ultimately became sites targeted by allied bombers. Not fun, even with a swimming pool.


      Comment by aletho | May 30, 2014

  3. Nostradamus predicted a madman in the Middle East would destroy the world. Everyone has predicted that it would be (Insert Middle Eastern Arab or Persian leader here) and they have come and gone.

    I think, if this were to be believed, it will be an Israeli and Netanyahu is quite close to being a madman.


    Comment by Mike Shaw | August 20, 2014

  4. The only thing to do with a “mad dog” is put it to sleep.


    Comment by fred | August 20, 2014

    • You never know. Israel may yet be brought to heel with a net attached to a very long pole.


      Comment by aletho | August 20, 2014

  5. What do you do, to a mad dog???


    Comment by It is I only | August 20, 2014

  6. Hey I have a 6 year old Rottweiler bitch and resent her being compared to Nuttyahoo! She is loyal, affectionate and my best friend!


    Comment by Davidski | August 21, 2014

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