Like an absolute monarch, Ariel Sharon does what he wants, when he wants to, and with full impunity, too. He also doesn’t give a good hoot what the White House, the Arab World or the UN think of his demented conduct. (By way of possible explanation for his bizarre behavior, see “Jewish History: Jewish Religion,” by Israel Shahak, for disturbing examples of anti-Christian, anti-Muslim bias still extant in Jewish religious literature.)
Sharon, the personification of hubris, is the Prime Minister of Zionist Israel. His death squad operate 24/7 in the occupied territories. He also continues to steal the land of the Palestinians, while regularly humiliating his supposed American allies by building more illegal settlements (604 new units are on the way).
The cunning Sharon is also constructing a monstrous Apartheid Wall, that stretches for hundreds of miles across the occupied territories, to permanently seal in the indigenous people. International law means absolutely nothing to him. Sharon is a law under himself. The UN, too, refuses to take him on for his criminal misdeeds. He belongs in the dock, next to Slobodan Milosevic, at The Hague, standing trial for War Crimes he has committed in Jordan, the occupied territories and Lebanon. Instead, he is invited to the White House for a photo op and tea.
The UN Security Council Resolutions condemning Israel are used as waste paper by Sharon. Detention of prisoners without trial and torture of detainees are endemic under the Sharon regime (Amnesty International Reports). It was also one of his bulldozer drivers, that viciously took the life of the young American activist, Rachel Corrie. His bulldozer operatives have leveled thousands of innocent Palestinian homes and vineyards.
For the latest example of a Sharon-inspired outrage, look to Rafah. On Oct. 1st, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) demolished 18 homes in that refugee camp, located in the Gaza Strip. This act of barbarism left 270 Palestinians, mostly children homeless. Washington failed to offer a word in protest to Tel Aviv about this act of gangsterism- - not one word!
All of the above, and much more, makes George W. Bush, Jr.’s hyped “Road Map” totally irrelevant to any possible peace settlement and leaves the U.S. president looking like a Zionist lapdog. It also, tragically, creates an environment of utter hopelessness among the beleaguered Palestinians, that has generated a lethal campaign of counter-violence.
Adding to the mix, on Oct. 3, 2002, Sharon told his cabinet of right wingers, War Hawks, Likudniks, Christian-bashers, Jonathan Pollard fans and Palestinian land grabbers: “I want to tell you something very clear, don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it” (Israel Radio, “Kol Yisrael”).
It is a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution, and of the principles of the Republic itself, for any special interest clique to “control America.” Question: When, in the name of our revered Sons of Liberty, is the Justice Department going to take action against this coup de Sharon?