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January 11, 2014

The Butcher Is Dead

The MSM are not all alike. The BBC at least is listing some of his war crimes.

May he burn in hell.

Posted by b on January 11, 2014 at 17:12 UTC | Permalink


burning is too good for him. Carrion and worm food.

Posted by: shanks | Jan 11 2014 17:19 utc | 1

May he burn in hell.

Second the motion.


Posted by: Dubhaltach | Jan 11 2014 17:21 utc | 2

Just why was his body kept in what seemed to be a useless "induced coma"? Were there political reasons?


If he were in any way sensate, I feel sorry for him for these past 8-ish years. No one deserves that kind of "living." Shudder.

Posted by: jawbone | Jan 11 2014 17:42 utc | 3

Great cartoon, good skewering of the MCM (Mainstream Corporate Media).

Posted by: jawbone | Jan 11 2014 17:43 utc | 4

Happy Ariel Sharon death day everyone !

Posted by: Colm O' Toole | Jan 11 2014 18:06 utc | 5

Terrorism as an Instrument of Imperial Conquest. From Afghanistan to Syria, America Supports Al Qaeda

“At last the world knows America as the savior of the world!” – President Woodrow Wilson, Paris Peace Conference, 1919

The horrors reported each day from Syria and Iraq are enough to make one cry; in particular, the atrocities carried out by the al-Qaeda types: floggings; beheadings; playing soccer with the heads; cutting open dead bodies to remove organs just for mockery; suicide bombers, car bombs, the ground littered with human body parts; countless young children traumatized for life; the imposition of sharia law, including bans on music … What century are we living in? What millennium? What world?

People occasionally write to me that my unwavering antagonism toward American foreign policy is misplaced; that as awful as Washington’s Museum of Horrors is, al-Qaeda is worse and the world needs the United States to combat the awful jihadists.

“Let me tell you about the very rich,” F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote. “They are different from you and me.”

And let me tell you about American leaders. In power, they don’t think the way you and I do. They don’t feel the way you and I do. They have supported “awful jihadists” and their moral equivalents for decades. Let’s begin in 1979 in Afghanistan, where the Moujahedeen (“holy warriors”) were in battle against a secular, progressive government supported by the Soviet Union; a “favorite tactic” of the Moujahedeen was “to torture victims [often Russians] by first cutting off their nose, ears, and genitals, then removing one slice of skin after another”, producing “a slow, very painful death”.

With America’s massive and indispensable military backing in the 1980s, Afghanistan’s last secular government (bringing women into the 20th century) was overthrown, and out of the victorious Moujahedeen arose al Qaeda.

During this same period the United States was supporting the infamous Khmer Rouge of Cambodia; yes, the same charming lads of Pol Pot and The Killing Fields.

President Carter’s National Security Adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, was a leading force behind the US support of both the Moujahedeen and the Khmer Rouge. What does that tell you about that American leader? Or Jimmy Carter – an inspiration out of office, but a rather different person in the White House? Or Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama, who chose Brzezinski as one of his advisers?

James Corbett discusses the nature of terrorism and the Saudi/Israeli/US role

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Jan 11 2014 18:24 utc | 6

Good obit in Al Akhbar

Posted by: Colm O' Toole | Jan 11 2014 19:10 utc | 7

I guess to be expected - front page of New York Times:

ARIEL SHARON | 1928-2014
Zionist Sought Peace on His Own Terms

A new definition of peace I suppose, one I couldn't find in Webster's dictionary -

peace pēs/ noun engaging in bloody massacres of civilians in neighboring countries and doing the dirty work of ethnic cleansing

The New York Times is likely using the 1984 newspeak edition, instead.

Posted by: guest77 | Jan 11 2014 19:47 utc | 8


the palestinians have been lined up for some 7 years waiting to donate kidneys, lungs, livers, tongues, spleens, hearts, and levi's jeans (ever decreasing sizes).

such a great man. one of a kind. right eye looking this way, left eye looking over there...somewhere. with this deception he was able to confuse jewry's enemies. so many enemies. finally exploded his brain.

rest in peace wonder man, masada warrior, king of the jews.

Posted by: 5 dancing shlomos | Jan 11 2014 20:17 utc | 9

I am not sure that even Hell would want him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Nobody | Jan 11 2014 21:25 utc | 10

It was only a week or two ago that I was talking with the wife about this piece of human excrement, saying that if anyone deserved to be "trapped", fully aware, in a physically vegetative state then it was this piece of filth. If every a person personified the caricatures of their race - the blood dripping from the fangs - sharon was it. Rot in Hell you prick Love the Latuff cartoon - he's brilliant at cutting to the essence of the subject !

Posted by: DontNeedNSUsername | Jan 11 2014 21:34 utc | 11

Saw a joke about sauron/sharon the other day. . .God was wondering what to do with him when he died. he certainly wasn't going to Heaven and Hell didn't want him either - they were scared he would take over! ;-)

Posted by: DontNeedNSUserName | Jan 11 2014 21:38 utc | 12

May be some Phalangistes will weep for him. He was their enabler :(

Posted by: Yul | Jan 11 2014 22:32 utc | 13

joseph dana @ibnezra

The Onion of the Arab World RT @arabiaenquirer Ariel Sharon’s burial plot set to displace 15,000 Palestinians
12:58 PM - 11 Jan 2014

Posted by: johnf | Jan 11 2014 23:37 utc | 14

A vegetable rot to death: A very glorious and deserved end for Ariel Sharon.

Posted by: Virgile | Jan 11 2014 23:58 utc | 15

@14 wow. brilliant!

Galloway has a good pre-demise "obit" on last weeks Comment.

Posted by: guest77 | Jan 12 2014 1:55 utc | 16

@ 14: Thanks for that link. If true, a fitting end for a butcher of Palestinians. Screwing even more Palestinians. Truly sick. One can only hope Karma is a universal reality.

Posted by: ben | Jan 12 2014 2:44 utc | 17

#14, 17: Not true


Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Jan 12 2014 3:11 utc | 18

May he burn in hell.

It's ironic that even the folks in charge of Hell were so unprepared for his demise that it took them the best part of a decade to make suitable arrangements before issuing his transit visa.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jan 12 2014 3:15 utc | 19

#3 has a point I have never seen discussed. The timeline of Sharon's pivot on Gaza and his stroke leave one wondering which way he was actually going. Was making nice with the West and the UN important enough to him he would have continued pulling back settlements?

Most commenters here would bet a night with their spouse that Arafat was given a polonium mickey by Mossad, but I have never heard the reciprocal theory: that the PLO got to Sharon. Or maybe Mossad.

Posted by: Pierpont | Jan 12 2014 3:21 utc | 20

"He will be laid to rest at his request on his farm in southern Israel alongside his late wife Lilly."

Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Jan 12 2014 3:32 utc | 21

The BBC at least is listing some of his war crimes.
British humour at its finest?

The BBC didn't need a crystal ball to predict that the World's forgetful pro-Israel dimwits would be stampeding toward the nearest sea of media microphones/cameras to sing the praises of their unconvicted war criminal poster-boy.

In Oz, Col Rubenstein, head of AIJAC (Oz equivalent of AIPAC) has already waxed eloquent about his good mate Aerial oblivious to the fact that the BBC & Others have already reminded their audiences of his inexcusable crimes against Humanity and reason.
Doncha just love deaf, dumb and blind ideologues?

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jan 12 2014 5:29 utc | 22

"... Sharon proved that it was possible for Israel to deceive the world by portraying its actions as striving for peace, when in fact they were efforts to abort it. Sharon was always a pioneer. He went further than most in his crimes against Palestinian civilians, and further than others in his deception; he showed Israeli leaders that they could retain the tactics of war while calling them efforts for peace, and this is his most corrosive legacy."

Posted by: okie farmer | Jan 12 2014 5:47 utc | 23

Well, hats off to the New Yorker for printing that, anyway. It's a real relief to see that the ZOG does not dictate all publication in the MSM sphere. The author, Raja Shehadeh, has a Wikipedia page:

Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Jan 12 2014 10:15 utc | 24

Fisk weighs in, not forgetting to emphasise that Arab despots are butchers too, of course:

Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Jan 12 2014 10:23 utc | 25

The Butcher is dead . . . . and so is the alleged 'King of The Jews' Edgar Bronfman -

New York magazine once described him a “sometimes coarse, bullying businessman . . . there are some people who would simply call him king of the Jews.”

Rabbi Mishael Zion has hailed Bronfman as “a modern Talmudic Jew,” noting Bronfman’s favorite book was the Babylonian Talmud, the hero of which, the rabbi admitted, is not God but the “cunning human scholar.”

Praising Bronfman’s work funding scholarships for Jewish youth, the rabbi said Bronfman was “the person who invited us to live Talmudically in the modern world.”

Posted by: stfu | Jan 12 2014 11:07 utc | 26

Sharon arrives and is met by the security guard at the Gates of Hell:

Guard: Occupation?
Sharon (sweating for some reason): No, just visiting, ha, ha, ha!
Guard: That's what you think.

Posted by: Yonatan | Jan 12 2014 11:18 utc | 27

I did listen to Israel Pres Peres's eulogy for Sharon, and he got it exactly right when he ended with "May he rest in piss."

Posted by: kassandra | Jan 12 2014 13:32 utc | 28

RB @ 21: Thanks for the info..

Posted by: ben | Jan 12 2014 15:23 utc | 29

The Tunisian constitution as a example for the Arab "springed" countries: A civil state, no Sharia reference, no apostasy crime, equal rights for women?.

Almost half the draft constitutional articles has been approved. They have already secured Tunisia as a civil state based on citizenship and the rule of law. The official religion is Islam, but nowhere is sharia mentioned as a source, or even an inspiration, of legislation. Instead, power is specifically said to flow from the will of the people, not any divine source.

Women have been guaranteed equal rights in two key articles, both of which could have been strengthened, but are nonetheless far-reaching. Takfir – accusations of apostasy – and other incitement to violence are banned.

Not only is freedom of religion guaranteed, so is freedom of conscience, which can only mean freedom not to have a religion at all. Freedom of thought and expression are guaranteed, and not subject to “prior censorship”.

The constitution is not completed, but as it now stands, it represents both the cutting edge of republican constitutionalism in the Arab world, and also a new willingness to compromise by an Islamist party dealing with a secular majority.

Posted by: Virgile | Jan 12 2014 15:39 utc | 30

"... I have never heard the reciprocal theory ..."

Because there is no reciprocity. Palestine is a minnow in a tank with a shark.

Posted by: ruralito | Jan 12 2014 18:23 utc | 31

The Palestinian camps of Sabra and Shatila are joyous!
Sic semper tiranus!

Posted by: Fernando | Jan 13 2014 6:35 utc | 32

I do like the manner of his downfall: a man whose ever-more-devious schemes caused his own brains to explode.

Karma, isn't it a bitch?

Posted by: Johnboy | Jan 13 2014 12:56 utc | 33

According to what his own son stated, he was pretty much aware and cognizant of what was going on. Then that means he was a prisoner in his own body as it rotted away. How effen HILARIOUS!!!!!!!
He died in a slow mind crazing manner similar to how they are trying to kill the Palestinians.
Good riddance to bad garbage.
You cannot mock God.

Posted by: Fernando | Jan 13 2014 18:28 utc | 34

Sharon Is No Mandela

The crux....
"As much as Israel and Jewish leaders insisted to present the veteran MP as a ‘man of peace’, not a single world leader was stupid enough to risk his or her reputation for ‘The Lobby.’

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Jan 14 2014 12:54 utc | 35

The eulogies for Ariel Sharon in the Western press are comparable to their eulogies of Nelson Mandela. In the US, people on the left and on the right competed to shower praise on the symbol of Israel’s terrorist right. Israeli terrorism and brutality is portrayed as “strength” and “might,” and CNN invited the Israeli ambassador in the US to write an ostensibly objective eulogy for the man. Ethan Bronner, the former bureau chief of the New York Times in Israel and a former foreign editor of the paper, wrote a long eulogy that can easily be classified within the genre of “love poetry.”

Sharon was not an anomaly and Israeli leaders from Ben Gurion to Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres are in no way less bad or less terrorist or war criminal than Sharon. Israeli war crimes and massacres have been planned and agreed upon by a collective Zionist leadership.

Excellent article by AA. I am always laughing when "left", in sense that they represent anything, is mentioned in the US.

The US is now in a zone of its own: No matter what Israel does by way of war crimes, and no matter how much the BDS movement grows, even within the US, and no matter how much world public opinion has shifted over the decades in favor of the Palestinian people, the American government, media, and public remain solidly fanatically in favor of Israel and all of its war crimes. But the Arab world has a different view, they have been (in their homes and refugee camps) on the receiving ends of the indiscriminate bombs of Ben-Gurion, Sharett, Meir, Rabin, Peres, Begin, Shamir, Sharon, Netanyahu, and Barak. The shifts in the political preferences of Israelis mean nothing to Arabs. Sharon was a notorious war criminal, and no amount of fawning coverage in the US press would change that.

The Evangelical-Jewish Alliance

Posted by: neretva'43 | Jan 14 2014 18:32 utc | 36

Ziofascist Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has apologised for calling Jackass Kerry "messianic" and saying "he should just collect his Nobel and leave us alone." Jen Pseki had expressed a sense of "offended" on the part of the said esteemed Jackass.

Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Jan 15 2014 1:41 utc | 37

Link to Counterpunch interview with Ward Churchill

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