Posted on July 13, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has said, with regard to his government’s assertion that Hamas carried out the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, that, “we know Hamas did it.” Mr. Netanyahu, the world must see the evidence.
Hamas denies any responsibility for the kidnap and murder of the three Israeli teens. What would Hamas gain by carrying out the crimes Israel accuses them of? Let’s say that Hamas kidnapped the teens to hold them for a ransom of release of a number of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons. Why would they kill the teens and lose their bargaining position? These are questions having to do with conjectures, but according to Israeli officials, they “know Hamas did it”, so where is the information which led to that certainty?
Why is it important that Israel show the world their proof? Because Israel is basing their decision to carry out a bombing campaign that has thus far killed over 170 Palestinian men, women, and children – and injured over 1,000 – on that evidence. In any civilized, democratic, developed nation, the law enforcement actions taken by Israel would never occur. Excellent police work in cases of triple kidnap/murder follow a routine of evidence collection, detective interviews, request and serving of subpoenas, court trial, etc., until the truth became determined and the guilty become rightly punished for their crimes.
If Israel says they know Hamas is responsible, this tells the public that law enforcement has specific information to result in that public assertion, so why, instead of going through the routine of all law enforcement agencies, would there be 560 men taken into custody? No law enforcement agency would, before obtaining search warrants, randomly take hundreds of citizens into custody, killing a dozen people in the process.
What law enforcement agency on Earth would keep from the parents of murdered teenagers the reality that they were dead until weeks later, and in the process allow those parents to entertain false hopes that their children were still alive? The answer is zero; all law enforcement agencies on Earth would share the heart-breaking news right away. Mr. Netanyahu, as well as showing the world his evidence of Hamas guilt, must explain to the world his reasons for withholding the facts/truth when Israeli law officials knew the teens were dead.
The world’s people must demand answers to these and other hard questions about the event that sparked this tragedy, and press for total transparency of all details and facts surrounding the kidnapping and murder of the three teens. Until such total transparency manifests, until Israel shares with the world their evidence and satisfactorily explains the reasons for their actions, there will exist the lingering thoughts in the minds of many people around the world that Israel carried out a “false flag”; that Israeli officials carried out the kidnap and murder of the three teens to serve as a pretext for the ongoing bombing campaign.
Mentioning a possibility of a false flag operation by Israelis is not unreasonable given the number of false flags that were carried out by governments through history. During the 1967 war between Israel and Egypt, Israel, probably in secret agreement with American President Lyndon Johnson, attacked the naval intelligence-gathering ship USS Liberty near the coasts of Israel and Egypt with the traitorous goal of leaving no survivors among the over 200 American sailors/servicemen on board. The “false flag” attack, if communication of an SOS hadn’t occurred from the Liberty to a Navy aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean and spoiled the plan, would have pointed to Egypt, and the United States would have entered into the conflict militarily. There are reports the United States was ready to drop a nuclear bomb on Cairo, Egypt.
Last September (2013), a chemical weapons attack in Syria became blamed on the Syrian government, and the United States told the world that there was “absolutely no doubt” about the evidence pointing to the Syrians’ guilt, when the alternative press on the internet began widely reporting the truth that the chemical attacks were a “false flag” operation, carried out by opponents of the Syrian government, designed to produce an American and British Libya-type bombing campaign on Syria. The “evidence” was placed in the hands of members of Congress in the US, and many after seeing it couldn’t believe that such a weak case was made.
Retired intelligence and military personnel whose careers were served in the US wrote an open letter calling out the unconvincing “evidence” for what it was – not credible. No western media reported the “false flag” story, even to discredit or disprove it.
This February 2014, the sniper shootings of over 100 Ukrainians – now known as the “Maidan Massacre” – led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, who became named along with his security forces – Berkut – as the guilty parties in the killings by the new Ukraine regime’s top law enforcement officials. An intercepted phone conversation from early March between European Union high official Katherine Ashton and Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet included an assertion by Mr. Paet that the new coalition forces were behind the sniper killings – shooting both civilians and police.
No western media reported on the phone call or interviewed either Ms. Ashton or Mr. Paet.
Germany’s equal to American investigative news program “60 Minutes” – ARD Monitor – produced and aired a segment on the “Maidan Massacre” that directly challenged the new Ukraine government narrative on who was behind the sniper killings, suggesting the need for an independent multinational law enforcement investigation. No western media has touched the possibility the killings were carried out by forces behind the new Ukraine regime, either to discredit or disprove. No multinational investigation has occurred.
Is it possible that the Israeli government carried out a “false flag” multiple murder with the three Israeli teens? Consider what everyone on Earth is now aware of with regard to the lies told by George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and others about Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction”. Remember Colin Powell at the United Nations, with the most serious expression on his face, holding the vial for the world to see of chemical weapons that Saddam Hussein was producing. Remember that Colin Powell lied to the world, and that estimates of between 600,000 and 1,000,000 Iraqis and nearly 5,000 American servicemen died in that war begun in 2003 – based on lies.
Then ask if there’s any possibility, if there is reason to suggest, the three Israeli teens were murdered in a false flag operation. Until Israel shows the world evidence which conclusively proves Hamas was behind the three murders, many will have doubts about the Israelis’ basis for asserting “we know Hamas did it.” At this point there is no good reason for Israel’s government to withhold from humanity their evidence, but there are two good reasons to show that evidence to the world.
Showing the world incontrovertible evidence of Hamas’ guilt would erase from the minds of many – and any further talks about – the suggestion of an Israeli false flag operation.
If Israel refuses to show the world any incontrovertible evidence, or provides evidence which most good law enforcement professionals view as unconvincing or not credible, then it will become obvious to humanity that Israel’s bombing of Gaza, and the over 170 deaths that have occurred to now, is unjustified and meets the definition of war crimes. For the reasons and examples given, it is absolutely urgent to discover if Israel’s claims that Hamas is guilty are true or not, and as soon as humanly possible.
The “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” sparked the Vietnam War and the eventual deaths of over 50,000 Americans and four million Vietnamese. The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a “false flag” – it never happened. Lyndon Johnson, president of the United States during that time – the same president who colluded with top Israeli officials on the USS Liberty failed “false flag” event – had connections to oil oligarchs and defense contractors in Texas, and was probably intimately and criminally involved in the murder of President John F. Kennedy.
If Benjamin Netanyahu shares with Lyndon Johnson a personal philosophy and willingness to engage in deceitful actions – military actions which result in the deaths of thousands of innocent human beings to meet desired ends – the absolute urgency of arriving at the truth in Israel-Palestine becomes so, so clear.