Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Israel = UMNO; then Palestinians = ???

My matey Dean Johns has had his latest article published in Malaysiakini, naturally about the current Israeli assault on Gazaan Palestinians. But before I get on to his article, I read the news (also flashed on TV) that the Israeli mortared a UN school at the Jabaliya refugee camp school in northern Gaza, killing 48 Palestinians, many of whom were kids.

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reported that UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Palestinian territories Maxwell Gaylard, revealed Israel had earlier been given the GPS coordinates of all UN buildings in Gaza - including UN schools.

But that didn’t save the refugees taking shelter in those schools because the SMH reported also that Israeli artillery had shelled another UN school in the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis, killing two. Meanwhile an IAF air struck a third UN school in Gaza City's Shati refugee camp, killing three.

With these three UN schools assaulted by the Israeli forces (despite their GPS coordinates being provided to those Israelis) Maxwell Gaylard sadly concluded "Neither homes nor UN shelters are safe for civilians”.

He demanded an investigation, stating: "If international humanitarian law has been contravened, those responsible must be held accountable."

... yes, like Ariel Sharon was for Sabra & Shatila?

Dean Johns, a most fair person, wrote in Malaysiakini: Though an enthusiastic supporter of Israel’s right not just to exist but to thrive and prosper in peace, I’m outraged by its assault on Gaza.

Just as it did in its all-out war on Hezbollah in South Lebanon back in 2006, it is murdering and maiming innocent people along with the terrorists it is targeting. And it is creating even more resentment and militancy, if possible, among its many mortal enemies around the Muslim world.

I can only expect this from Dean as he is a good and righteous bloke, like 100 plus Australian Jews who have condemned Israel's invasion of Gaza, describing the action as inhuman and abominable.

Abominable’ is a very very harsh word in the Jewish lexicon and it took the current vile, vicious violence of the Israeli military to evoke such a stern response against Israel from an impressive array of Aussie Jewish personalities.

Dean’s* article is titled More joy for Jew-haters.

* like that pompous W Scott Thompson (another Malaysakini columnist) who used the pretentious high faluting word ‘tutoyer’ to call Dennis C Blair by his first name, I too believe I can ‘tutoyer’ Dean wakakaka

I know Dean has been referring to some local Jew-haters (mind you, I’ve also been accused by an ardent pro Israeli sweetie of being one, though I had supported the Israelis right to live within their 1967 borders – I admit that lately, after witnessing their f* atrocities, I am gradually changing my mind even on the '67 borders), ...

... but in a universal sense I believe Dean could have better used a title like ‘More reasons to hate Jews’ (save of course for the ‘converted’ and anti-Muslim bashers) to describe the most likely consequences of the Israeli vicious and malicous slaughter of Gazaan Palestinians.

The Israeli oppression of Palestinians has always been an emotional issue for Malaysian Malays because of the Muslim connection. Though of course, except for those who understand the historical injustice of the West (initially Britain, then USA) perpetuated on the Palestinians, many Malays support Palestinian for no other reason than their Islamic affiliation.

In the same token many non-Malays don’t, with some of my blogging mateys even believing the Israeli propaganda – please read Chris McGreal's article at the Guardian news online titled Why Israel went to war in Gaza and the Middle East Online’s Israeli propaganda takes international beating.

The lamentable dichotomy of Malaysian emotions towards the long suffering Esau-like (or Uriah-like, take your pick) Palestinians is that old sad saying of ‘the enemy of my enemy …’, totally devoid of independent and balanced thinking, considerations of justice in a historical context, human rights and the irony of current Israeli vicious neo-Nazi oppressions.

It doesn't help when the religious-influenced Teflon coating accorded to the Israelis, either because of Western guilt over the Holocaust or the divine association of their Hebraic ancestry, provides an open cheque book immunity to Israeli military atrocities.

In our backyard, or rather, in the Malay heartland of Kuala Terengganu, the Israeli oppression, a foreign affairs issue (instead of what you would have imagined to be the more important local issue, the economy), has become the battle cry to convince voters which political party has the Malaysian Islamic hero, and which, the pro Israeli quisling.

In a Malaysian Insider earlier article titled As Gaza burns, politicians rush to champion Palestinian cause it said:

In recent weeks, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been the target of a campaign waged on the blogs and the Internet in general, accusing him of being in league with the United States and a party to the Annapolis Summit in 2007. […]

Anwar was allegedly a signatory to an open letter signed by scores of prominent Americans expressing support for the summit and calling for an inclusive approach to any peace initiative.

The current Israeli invasion of Gaza is testament to the failure of that conference and other initiatives, but Anwar is now being accused of backing the US.

Fortuitously for him, some days ago, sweetie Helen Ang had written a piece in Malaysiakini titled Malaysia is like Israel where she compared the racisms of Israel and Malaysia’s UMNO.

However, Helen being a fair sweetie also wrote: There is no exact parallel [regarding her comparison of Israel and UMNO] as we’re not in a war zone but Malaysia is somewhat like Israel in some ways.

So Anwar, feeling somewhat threatened by the bad mouthing of him as an American stooge, counter-attacked by declaring at a PR rally in Kuala Terengganu the Helen-ish UMNO is like Israel.

But the Malaysian Insider showed that unlike Helen Ang, Anwar … drew parallels last night between the conflict in Gaza and what he called the sufferings of Malaysians as he hit the campaign trail at a mammoth rally attended by thousands here.

Attempting to touch a sensitive chord among the mainly Muslim constituency here, he accused Umno, the main party in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, of acting like Israel.

While I agree that the racist ideology of UMNO is indeed very similar to the racist ideology of Israel, I, like sweetie Helen, wouldn’t go as far as to draw "… parallels … between the conflict in Gaza and ….. the sufferings of Malaysians."

That’s rather a low unconscionable blow of the most guttersnipe kind. Are we non-Malays being currently blasted by UMNO tanks, heli-gunships and fighter jets dropping illegal phosphorous bombs?

But then, Anwar has a propensity to go overboard when he panicked (being accused of America's man in the current climate), like he did last time when news of the sodomy allegations broke out, when he rushed off to ‘seek asylum’ at the Turkish Embassy for fear of being ‘assassinated’ - wakakaka.

… which, seeing that most non-Malays (Chinese and Indians) have hailed the man man lai ‘truth’ of Anwar’s lastest gospel of UMNO being racist like Israel, brings me to my closing paragraph:

(a) If UMNO is like Israel, and we non-Malays hate UMNO, then shouldn't we logically hate Israel too but sympathize with the oppressed non-Israelis (Palestinians) who are in a similar boat with us?

(b) If we feel sorry for ourselves, the oppressed non-Malays, shouldn’t we also feel sorry for the oppressed non-Israelis (the Palestinians)?

(c) If those non-Israelis (the Palestinians) deserve the Israeli oppressions against them, then perhaps we the non-Malays deserve to be racially oppressed too?

photo - Middle East Online

Think about it! At least you have the leisure to do so, whilst Palestinians in Gaza don't, because they are running helter skelter to f* nowhere … as they are all locked up in an Israeli high security Bantustan-like prison called Gaza!


(1) Gaza medics hit by Israeli attacks where Israel's Physicians for Human Rights group (PHR) said on Tuesday that medical teams rescuing the wounded in Gaza are being attacked by Israeli forces inside the territory.

PHR stated "Testimonies reveal that the IDF (Israeli military) is attacking medical teams that travel to rescue the wounded, including ambulances, doctors and medics in medical uniform."


  1. other than ranting about other peoples' reports and passing judgment on fair or not fair what other people's learned opinions are since they are in fact trying to earn a living as journalists , what positive things or productive things have you done as an armchair easy going smart onlooker humanitarian or are proposing to be done about this so called catastrophe ? Otherwise we suspect you are as bad as those you snigger all long nights and day probably worse

  2. How authentic are all these pictures of dead Palestinian babies? Emotionally, they are very, very disturbing and heart-wrenching and if true, there can be no mere forgiving of the Israelis.

    And then you so conveniently have these super healthy Israli babies being mollycoddled by Benjamin Netanyahu.

    You mean all these months of Hamas rocket-firing at Israel produced no civilian casualties or dead babies (collateral damage)? Are the Hamas rocketees such poor shooters?

    What's the truth?

  3. I don't dislike Palestinians and I'm not a Zionist supporter.

    Sorry-lah, I'll admit to being one of those Nons who don't give a Fucking Shit about what's happening in Gaza.

  4. I realised from one of the biggest foreign news stories last month - the massacre in Mumbai, that most Muslims in the country didn't give a Fucking Shit about it, oh, except for a few comments which criticised India for accusing Pakistan of complicity.

  5. Ktemoc -
    "I am gradually changing my mind even on the '67 borders"

    Push the damned Jews - every single bloody one of them - back to the sea. That's the only solution to peace in Palestine.

  6. Why so frantic those JEW haters?When the jews are now teaching those Hamas guys a lesson in a real war situation you Hamas lovers are screaming for fair play.! What craps!Do you guys really believe those photos of kids being maimed or killed!With today'technology any doctered photos is possible.Don"t you all be fooled by this?
    Yeap! those muslims did'nt give a fucking shit on the Mumbai incident in India.
    Here they screamed for justice.

  7. You are just singing the propaganda of the Israelis about their critics being 'Jew-haters', a loser's desperate and shameless grab at bigotry as a defence against their indefensible abomination.

    I am not a Muslim but I cry too for justice for the Palestinians; neither are 100+ Australian Jews and they called the Israeli attacks on Gaza and its people 'inhuman & a abomination'. Add to this list Robert Fisk, so on so forth.

    The Israeli perpetuated abomination has nothing to do with Muslims or Islam because Christian Palestinians are getting attacked as well.

  8. The false rumours spread by UMNO-troopers that Anwar was a sponsor of the Annapolis Middle East conference was also "a low unconscionable blow of the most guttersnipe kind."

    But you simply chose to ignore that. Too busy defending UMNO.

    Robert Fisk ?....wakakakaka...

  9. The signal for the end of the world will be the final, climatic battle between Israel and its enemies, on the desert plain south of Megiddo.
    Israel wil be destroyed, but so will be its enemies.

    The end is nigh...Repent !

  10. There is a very strong sense in Israel that a military failure is unthinkable.

    If Israel someday falls in its defence of its borders, there will be a slaughter of its Jewish population on a scale which would make Rwanda look like a Sunday picnic.

    The Anon 12:23 am comment above "Push the damned Jews - every single bloody one of them - back to the sea. That's the only solution to peace in Palestine." is an accurate reflection of the attitude and intentions of many of Israel's enemies.

    And people like Ktemoc would be blogging - "serves them right" or "Oh, too bad, how terrible".

    So, rightly or wrongly Israel's attitude towards any breach of its borders is "No Quarter, No Compromise"

  11. "Testimonies reveal that the IDF (Israeli military) is attacking medical teams that travel to rescue the wounded, including ambulances, doctors and medics in medical uniform"

    During the last conflict in Lebanon, Hezbollah was caught red-handed transporting weapons inside vans indentified as ambulances.
    I think the IDF decided to stop recognising the Red Crescent- painted vehicles.

  12. Anon of 12:23 PM, January 08, 2009, I refer to your "During the last conflict in Lebanon, Hezbollah was caught red-handed transporting weapons inside vans indentified as ambulances."

    What rubbish! It's in the same vein as Israel claiming they hit a UN school (killing 40 people) because HAMAS was firing at them from there. The UN has confirmed there was no Hamas or firing activity at that school.

    Israel has a ready arsenal of not just deadly weapons but bullshit lies to peddle whenever they killed babies or innocent civilians or ambulance - read the report of an independent and award winning Robert Fisk, the most knowledgeable journalist on Middle East affairs - where he revealed Israel's supermarket shelves of canned lies, extracts as follows:

    "I've reported the excuses the Israeli army has served up in the past for these outrages. Since they may well be reheated in the coming hours, here are some of them: that the Palestinians killed their own refugees, that the Palestinians dug up bodies from cemeteries and planted them in the ruins, that ultimately the Palestinians are to blame because they supported an armed faction, or because armed Palestinians deliberately used the innocent refugees as cover."

    "The Sabra and Chatila massacre was committed by Israel's right-wing Lebanese Phalangist allies while Israeli troops, as Israel's own commission of inquiry revealed, watched for 48 hours and did nothing. When Israel was blamed, Menachem Begin's government accused the world of a blood libel."

    "After Israeli artillery had fired shells into the UN base at Qana in 1996, the Israelis claimed that Hizbollah gunmen were also sheltering in the base. It was a lie. The more than 1,000 dead of 2006 – a war started when Hizbollah captured two Israeli soldiers on the border – were simply dismissed as the responsibility of the Hizbollah."

    "Israel claimed the bodies of children killed in a second Qana massacre may have been taken from a graveyard. It was another lie. The Marwahin massacre was never excused. The people of the village were ordered to flee, obeyed Israeli orders and were then attacked by an Israeli gunship. The refugees took their children and stood them around the truck in which they were travelling so that Israeli pilots would see they were innocents. Then the Israeli helicopter mowed them down at close range. Only two survived, by playing dead. Israel didn't even apologise."

    Here's the special one for you!

    "Twelve years earlier, another Israeli helicopter attacked an ambulance carrying civilians from a neighbouring village – again after they were ordered to leave by Israel – and killed three children and two women. The Israelis claimed that a Hizbollah fighter was in the ambulance. It was untrue. I covered all these atrocities, I investigated them all, talked to the survivors. So did a number of my colleagues. Our fate, of course, was that most slanderous of libels: we were accused of being anti-Semitic."

    "And I write the following without the slightest doubt: we'll hear all these scandalous fabrications again. We'll have the Hamas-to-blame lie – heaven knows, there is enough to blame them for without adding this crime – and we may well have the bodies-from-the-cemetery lie and we'll almost certainly have the Hamas-was-in-the-UN-school lie and we will very definitely have the anti-Semitism lie."

    "And our leaders will huff and puff and remind the world that Hamas originally broke the ceasefire. It didn't. Israel broke it, first on 4 November when its bombardment killed six Palestinians in Gaza and again on 17 November when another bombardment killed four more Palestinians."

  13. Have it occurred to your thick skulls and tiny brains that Israel is merely returning fire to missiles fired by Hamas from those UN "schools"?

  14. Robert Fisk is so one sided in his reporting I stopped considering him as a journalist a long time ago.
    An interesting columnist and writer to read, yes, but always beware he is pushing a line totally skewed to one side. I don't read him for reliable news reporting.

  15. One Malaysian blogger who is definitely being a contrarian to the political "consensus" in Malaysia.

  16. The guys who ran Dachau and Buchenwald should have done a more efficient job.

  17. Good job Israel. Kill all the terrorists!

    The haters like Mahafiraun and Ktemoc can cry but thats about all they can do. Don't wait up for the WHAAAAAMBULANCE boys.

    After all, world didn't give a damn when Jordanians massacred more Palestinian in 3 WEEKS than Israel did in 60 YEARS. So ignore the hypocritical anti-Semites.

    As for ktemoc, crying your ass off on the Internet isn't gonna change anything, dude.

    Why don't you volunteer to fight the "evil zionists" in Gaza? Here's a tip, a 1-way plane ticket should be enough..... =)

  18. More people are killed by Arab Janjaweeds in Sudan's Darfur regions in a single day than the entire Israeli campaign in Gaza so far.

    Yet the conspiracy of silence continues....including this blog...

  19. KT, please remove the comment from Anon at 5:28 PM, January 08, 2009. That one is way off the mark.


  20. Anon of 6:23 PM, why don't you search my 2 blogs, here and at BolehTalk for the key word 'Darfur' - I also talk 'Darfur' with my pocket, not just mouth.

  21. @ktemoc:

    And killings and massacres in Thailand and Phillipines?

    I searched and found almost zero information?

    Do you hope Thailand disappears, just like Israel too? Or is your irrational hatred only confined to JOOOOOOOS.

  22. Btw, I did find a post that (gasp!) almost has you SUPPORTING Thais in their bloody battle against seperatists!

    "Thai PM tells Hishamuddin to piss off"

    Oh dear, talk about double standards, huh. You sure you're not an MCA member boy? LOL.

    PS: Narathiwat massacre - NOTHING. Something that happened just across our border - not a peep, but something that happens in Gaza, thousands of miles away in a place you likely never went before? Reams of info.

    Your a bloody hypocrite. I'm calling you on that one.

  23. my dear goy ;-)

    kaytee only supports worthy causes, and of course not everything nor anything. And I don't profess to know every blooming separatist or insurrection around the world.

    As for the Thai separatists, they are considered by Thailand as Thai citizens who have the rights to citizenship rights by their government, unlike the Palestinians who become homeless refugees because they were chased out of their own homeland by an invader, back by Western countries like (originally) Britain and (subsequently/now) the USA.

    That they want to be separatists and secede from Thailand is a cause of their own choosing. I don't see their cause worthy enough to support.

    Similarly, I do not support the Indonesian Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) which, like al Qaeda, is nothing more than a terrorist organization.

    Indonesia is under Indonesian rule, has been since 1945, so WTF are those terrorists doing to murder innocent foreigners at Bali, many of whom were Aussies, from a country that has given so much help/aid to Indonesia.

    My dear goy, don't simply be a rebel without cause ;-)

  24. My dear ignorant friend:

    1) Thai situation is no different from Gaza. In fact, even worse.

    2) Same as Israel CONQUERED Palestine in 1967 (not chased Palestinians out of their homes in 1946, read a history book, you'll learn Gaza and WB were in Arab hands prior to 67), Thailand (when it was known as Siam) CONQUERED the Southern Pattani states, which were originally under the Northern Malay Sultanates.

    3) Israel offered Palestinians citizenship but it was rejected. I am sure Southern Thais may reject Thai citizenship if they were given a choice.

    4) Thai separatists have little in common with JI.

    5) Were most of those massacred at Narathiwat "terrorist"? Can you tell me that with a straight face?

    Then I will tell you most of those Israel is killing ARE terrorist. And you know what? Even Hamas admits it.

    So my dear friend, its one thing to be a hypocrite, another to be an IGNORANT hypocrite.

    I hope you learnt something today.

    Btw, more Hamas leaders killed last night! I feel like celebrating.

    Go go Israel wipe out the scum!!! :)

  25. Hitler

    All had/have the same objective

  26. Ktemoc,
    Curious to hear your ideas on how to stop the massacre in Gaza.

    A few ridiculous comments here talk about pushing J's back to the sea, some others talk about Dachau.
    At least they are proposing SOMETHING....what's yours ?...

  27. Ktemoc - "they were chased out of their own homeland by an invader, back by Western countries like (originally) Britain and (subsequently/now) the USA."

    How many Arabs were forced out by intimidation or at gun-point in 1948 ? And how many fled on their own accord or on orders of the Arab Liberation Army ?

    I never get a proper answer from my research, but my conclusion is it was a significant mixture of both.

  28. KT,
    Have you had any Coke recently ?
    You shouldn't....
    I know you are still using your WIntel computer. Shame on you...
    It wouldn't happen to be one of the shiny new-fangled Core-Duo processors would it ?
    The ones designed by Intel Israel....?