Saturday, December 17, 2016




I just read the foreword written by Benjamin Netanyahu for the 2nd edition of his book, Fighting Terrorism : How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists,, which was written and published just a few days after 9/11 (what a coincidence).

He names the countries who he thinks constitute an international terror network:
The international terrorist network is thus based on regimes - Iran, Iraq, Syria, Taliban Afghanistan, Yasir Arafat's Palestinian Authority, and several other Arab regimes, such as the Sudan.

Note that Saudi Arabia is not mentioned explicitly, but Sudan is.

Also note that the nations explicitly named have suffered war and/or revolution since 9/11.

Netanyahu then states what he thinks is the main development that led to the growth of this network:
The growth of this terror network is the result of several developments in the last two decades. Chief among them is the Khomeini revolution and the establishment of a clerical Islamic state in Iran. This created a sovereign spiritual base for fomenting a strident Islamic militancy worldwide - a militancy that was often backed by terror.

Throughout the foreword, Netanyahu mentions Saudi Arabia sparingly and focuses mainly on Iraq, Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, i.e. those named in A Clean Break.

Netanyahu cries:
Nothing justifies terrorism. Nothing!

But who was Netanyahu's father?

Netanyahu's father was Benzion Netanyahu, who was secretary to Ze'ev Jabotinsky who played leading roles in the Zionist terror network such as the Irgun, which curiously (or not) Netanyahu does not mention.

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