Friday, June 03, 2005

Deuteronomic Israeli Military

"And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot." (Deuteronomy 19:21)

A couple of Israeli soldiers disclosed that they were ordered to murder innocent, yes, innocent Palestinian policemen for no other reason than to fulfil the Jewish belief of biblical revenge, namely extracting
an eye for an eye. The murder was in revenge for 6 Israeli soldiers killed by Palestinian militants.

One stated:
"We were going to kill six Palestinian policemen ... revenging our six they took down."

"The idea was simply to kill them all. Whenever they appeared we would kill them, regardless whether armed or not."

He described the attack as a ‘crazy blood revenge’ rush. He confessed
"I really enjoyed it. We acted flawlessly. We performed superbly."

Hmmm, charming people, the Israeli military!

The ‘crazy blood revenge’ I remember well from my reading was a tragic episode during WWII. The Czech underground assassinated
Reinhard Heydrich, a Nazi leader. In retaliation, more than just an eye for an eye, his deputy ordered the razing of Lidice village and execution of all its 173 male inhabitants. Additionally about 200 women were sent to the infamous death camp, Ravensbueck. Another 260 were sentenced to death for supporting the assassination plot. Thousands were also deported to other concentration camps in Austria and Germany. The total executed was around 15,000 Czechs.

The irony was that Heydrich, himself a cold blooded murderer, was half Jew - he had a Jewish grandfather.

The children of the Holocaust have learnt well from, and behaved like the Nazi oppressors of their forefathers.

The 'an eye for an eye' doctrine comes from the Book of Deuteronomy, believed to have been written under the specific direction of
King Josiah, who was notorious for his worse-than-Taliban-ish attitude, and his amazing 'creativity' in accidentally and coincidentally discovering an unknown set of Mosaic laws in the Temple, just at the time when he was about to reform (meaning tightened) and standardise (meaning no flexibility permitted in interpretation) the religious laws of Judean kingdom.

"And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:"
(Deuteronomy 20:13)

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