Trump’s support for Israel and its systematic slaughter of Palestinians took a beating this week when the United Nations flat out rejected a resolution introduced by the intrepid Nikki Haley. She wants to blame the Palestinians for Israel murdering them in the hundreds.
The UN rejected this and condemned Israel for its “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force against Palestinian civilians. 120 nations voted in favor of the resolution. Eight voted against, led by the United States and Israel. This resulted in the United States withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council in protest.
Whitney Webb, writing for Mint Press News, believes the recent actions by the United States are prefatory to something much bigger—war not only in Syria, but also Lebanon and Gaza.
“However, the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Human Rights Council is much more than the sum of a string of stinging defeats for the Trump administration’s several pro-Israel initiatives. Indeed, the move seems to have been motivated out of concern over backlash to Israel’s future actions, not its recent actions, in occupied Palestine,” Webb writes.
While Israel’s recent violence against Palestinian protesters has received wide condemnation, MintPress News has reported on several occasions in recent months that the current violence is in preparation for a much larger future offensive that will include the bombing of civilian targets – not just in Gaza, but in Lebanon and potentially Syria as well.
Indeed, another Israeli war in Gaza has been acknowledged as all but inevitable by both the Gazan and Israeli governments. Earlier this year, reports quoted officials of Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, as stating that the chances of a new war with Israel this year stood “at 95 percent.” The high probability of a conflict was also mentioned by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, who stated that another Israeli invasion of Gaza was “likely” to occur this year.
This is part of a larger plan with origins going back to the establishment of the state of Israel. Prime Minister Golda Maier insisted there were no Palestinians. Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, admitted to the existence of the Palestinians and equated them with drugged cockroaches in a bottle. When Ehud Barak was Prime Minister of Israel, he said they were crocodiles.
The Israelis have planned all along to ethnically cleanse the Palestinians and undermine and destroy their Arab neighbors.
In 1948, David Ben-Gurion told his general staff—“We should prepare to go over to the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai.”
Oded Yinon spelled it out in his 1982 paper, The Zionist Plan for the Middle East: “Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking Iraq up into denominations as in Syria and Lebanon… Syria will fall apart.”
This Israeli designed endgame for the Middle East remains in place, assisted by present and previous US administrations.
Led by the corporate media, our attention is currently focused on Trump’s immigration decisions.
In the engineering of war and conquest, the state arranges a number of distractions and, if possible, a well-timed false flag event.
Neocon Senator Lindsey Graham told us what to expect. After meeting with Israeli officials, he said the next war will be in Lebanon, a country Israel has invaded numerous times. The Israelis are determined to top the civilian death count it inflicted in 2006.
Graham also told reporters that the Israeli government was requesting “ammunition, ammunition, ammunition” from the U.S. government in preparation for the initiative, as well as diplomatic support for when Israel strikes civilian targets — such as “civilian apartment buildings, hospitals, and schools” – because Hezbollah has allegedly become “integrated” into these structures. Given that recent request, it seems that the U.S.’ withdrawal from the Human Rights Council was part of the Trump administration’s preparation to offer such “diplomatic support” for a coming Israeli offensive against Lebanese civilians, by seeking to delegitimize and condemn the council through the U.S. absence.
It will also step up operations in Syria where it has attacked the government with more or less impunity.
Of course, none of this will be possible without the direct military involvement of the United States. The Trump administration has outdone the neocons of the Bush administration in enthusiastically supporting whatever Israel does—from invasions of Lebanon, to crimes against humanity committed against the Palestinians, shooting journalists and running over activists with bulldozers.
Israel got it’s ass kicked the last time it intervened in Lebanon. Hezbollah has acquired a lot more missiles since that time. Some can reach far as the Negev where Israel’s nuclear facility is located. In response, Israel will this time around carpet bomb Southern Lebanon and target the rest of Lebanon’s civilian infrastructure. It will also make Gaza more of a hell hole than it is now.