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Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Wilson Writes Another Ode to Ethnic Cleansing Story

Scott Wilson wrote another insipid and morally bereft story about the Middle East for the Washington Post. In his breezy, Golan Heights, Land, Lifestyle Lures Settlers, he's written an ode to the wine producing, beer brewing bigoted illegal settlers, another story totally void of any context that might provide his US readers with a glimpse of the horrors Israel inflicted on the indigenous inhabitants of Syria's Golan Heights.

Wilson leaves out the fact that Israel ethnically cleansed the Golan of 132,000 of its inhabitants in 1967. And true to form, the Jewish supremacists demolished and obliterated every trace of all but five villages, that existed for centuries in the Golan.

Instead of finding repugnant being part of a society that obliterates the other and then partakes of its land for free, Israelis have no compunctions about destroying people's ancient villages and then setting up shop themselves. Wilson profiles a young "yuppie" whose "new job is to persuade friends to move to Golan, with its skiing, water sports, cattle rancing and boutique wineries."

Oblivious or intentionally deceitful, our boy in the Middle East should ponder this quote by Moshe Dayan, which appeared in the May 11, 1997, New York Times:

". . . many of the firefights with the Syrians were deliberately provoked by Israel, and the kibbutz residents who pressed the Government to take the Golan Heights did so less for security than for the farmland . . . They didn't even try to hide their greed for the land...We would send a tractor to plow some area where it wasn't possible to do anything, in the demilitarized area, and knew in advance that the Syrians would start to shoot. If they didn't shoot, we would tell the tractor to advance further, until in the end the Syrians would get annoyed and shoot."

Wilson lovingly profiles the illegal settlers, who, in a world that wasn't dominated by Zionist manipulation, would be shunned as the pathologically criminal ethnic cleansing racist supremacists that they are.

Maybe the "high end beer" produced by the illegal settlers in occupied Golan has clouded Wilson's moral sensibilities so that he doesn't realize that the wine produced on the stolen land atop the obliterated villages is a bitter harvest for the ethnically cleansed and dispossessed heirs of the land.

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