Judaism

 

perpetrators • assassins

a tribal specialty—assassination

 

Oh, those sinless, perpetual victims and universal humanitarians again lavishing their holiness and tikkun olam wisdom on us lesser species!  Assassination, a Jewish specialty, is just one more iteration of “Kill even the best of the Gentiles.”

 

How Israel’s Secret Services Built the Most Robust Assassination Machine in History

by G. Frankel, The Washington Post, January 26, 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/how-israels-secret-services-built-the-most-robust-assassination-machine-in-history/2018/01/26/c7053b34-f7ce-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html

 

“… Ronen Bergman’s authoritative and exhaustive history of Israel’s targeted killings of its enemies [titled “Rise and Kill First”], which he calls “the most robust streamlined assassination machine in history.” Since World War II, Bergman calculates, the Jewish state and its pre-state paramilitary organizations have assassinated more people than any other country in the Western world — some 2,300 “targeted killing operations,” most of them against Palestinians, but also aimed at Egyptians, Syrians, Iranians and others … In the name of state security, Israeli officials didn’t just walk the line of legality, they trampled it. “Summary executions of suspects who posed no immediate threat, violations of the laws of Israel and the rules of war — were not renegade acts by rogue operatives,” Bergman writes …”

 

 

 

Critiques of Bergman’s book

 

The Assassins Are Back!

by Israel Shamir, Unz Review, February 3, 2020

https://www.unz.com/ishamir/the-assassins-are-back/

 

“Bergman willingly submitted his study of Mossad assassinations to … Mossad censorship. While this prudence saved Bergman’s neck from the fury of the Kidon, as the Mossad assassination unit is called, it certainly had made his mammoth book much less useful. A book on assassins censored by an assassin committee is an exercise in hagiography, not a critical appreciation of history. …if the WASP-ruled USA avoided assassination of opponents altogether; with the Jewish ascendancy, the tactics of the small Jewish state of Israel had been adopted by the bigger Jewish state, the US of A. ‘The Bush Administration had conducted 47 of these assassinations-by-another-name, while his successor Barack Obama, a constitutional scholar and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, had raised his own total to 542,’ while Donald Trump upped the ante by assassinating the Iranian general. …There are practically no new revelations in Bergman’s book – this is the first revelation of Unz. So many cases, so much detail, and not even one big case previously unknown. The suspected hits remain hidden and unmentioned. He could but he didn’t discuss the (suspected) murder of Yasser Arafat, done by the same rare radioactive isotope that killed a Russian KGB defector Litvinenko (this murder had been assigned to the Russians, though they insistently rejected the accusation), and a Brazilian Air Force officer who was assassinated in the same way by Mossad to prevent Brazil from becoming a nuclear nation. (Radioactive poisoning seems to be a Mossad’s trademark). ‘Bergman simply reports the categorical Israeli denials … then emphasizes that even if he knew the truth, he couldn’t publish it since his entire book was written under strict Israeli censorship.’

 

Bergman does his best to obscure By Way of Deception, the scary book by Victor Ostrovsky, a Mossad defector who miraculously avoided the Kidon to tell us of its memorable hits. The book is hardly mentioned (once in a footnote), while his second book, even more scary and revealing, The Other Side of Deception, is not mentioned at all, and his revelations are given a wide berth by prudent Mr Bergman. While Ostrovsky explains some Mossad’s successes by its prolific use of sayanim, that is local Jews eager to extend all the help needed, be it a safe house, a car, a loan, a transfer – the word sayan does not even appear in the index of Bergman’s book.

 

He does not mention the very sophisticated assassination of the Pakistan President, General Zia ul-Hak, who was killed by injecting lethal gas into the cabin of an airliner, causing its crash, though this technique could clear many mysterious air disasters. General Zia created the Muslim Nuclear Bomb, something Israel wanted to stop at any price.

 

Bergman does not tell of Mossad’s killing of Israeli and Palestinian politicians they considered too ‘soft’ and pro-peace. They didn’t stop on the red light at all. There are strong suspicions they assassinated Yitzhak Rabin, the (relatively) peace-seeking Israeli Prime Minister; they did not hesitate to kill even the Mossad head designate, the war hero General Yekutiel Adam, Israel’s Deputy Chief of Staff, as they considered he wouldn’t tolerate their wanton killings. Ostrovsky tells of murder-disguised-as-suicide of the British press tycoon Robert Maxwell who, after many years of serving Mossad, had temerity to ask them for a loan. Bergman does not even mention it.

 

It appears the Mossad killers weren’t stopped by the dignity of the US President Office. They planned to kill President Bush Sr. in 1991 when he tried to force Israel to behave. (Unz verified and confirmed that the US Secret Service indeed received the warning from Mr Ostrovsky and took it very seriously.) This plan was derailed, but Bush had not been re-elected, just like President Jimmy Carter who was considered ‘anti-Israeli’ by Jewish hardliners. Even before the state of Israel had been properly established, the Mossad predecessors tried to kill President Harry S. Truman. At the same time they succeeded to assassinate Lord Moyne of Britain, so the US Presidents had and still have very strong reasons to pay heed to Jewish requests.… We often hear that Jewish influence is based on finances and media. It’s not the whole truth. Fear of death is the third support of Jewish ascendancy.

 

An enemy could be dealt

 

(a) by media. At first, they blot every reference to his name; if it does not help, they attack him ad hominem.

 

(b) by money. Henry Ford tried to combat Jewish influence, but he received an offer he could not refuse; he apologised, burned his books, and repented rather than see his car production bankrupted.

 

(c) Assassination proper, for those who do not care for adverse publicity or money.

 

While Jews were at it for a long while, the State of Israel has turned assassination into mass production.…”

 

 

 

See also:

 

American Pravda: Mossad Assassinations

by Ron Unz, Unz Review, January 27, 2020

https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-mossad-assassinations/

 

A Secret History of Israeli Assassinations

J. Stein – Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/mossad-israel-rise-and-kill-ronen-bergman-assassinations-secret-history-797888

 

“… The book [Rise Up and Kill: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations, by Ronen Bergman] catalogues Israel’s six-decade history of “negative treatment” (the Hebrew euphemism for targeted killing operations) against its enemies, which, over time, ranged from fugitive German war criminals and rocket scientists to front-line Arab leaders to Iraqi nuclear officials (under Saddam Hussein) and then scientists in Iran’s nuclear program. And always, of course, there were the Palestinian leaders, and later Iran-backed Hezbollah militants, to be ‘liquidated.’”

 

Yes. Assassins!

 

Did Israel Kill the Kennedys?

by Laurent Guyénot, The Unz Review, June 3, 2018

https://www.unz.com/article/did-israel-kill-the-kennedies/

 

The Broken Presidential Destiny of JFK, Jr.

Israel's "Kennedy Curse"?

by Laurent Guyénot, The Unz Review,  February 11, 2019

http://www.unz.com/article/the-broken-presidential-destiny-of-jfk-jr/

 

‘Most valued partner’: NSA fed Israel intel for targeted assassinations, leaked docs show

June 1, 2019

“Using the familiar rationale of "terrorism" to excuse cooperation they knew was illegal, the NSA and ISNU found a workaround using the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that provided the Israelis with all the intel they needed, according to an October 2006 article in the NSA's internal publication.…”

https://www.rt.com/news/460785-nsa-israel-intelligence-partner/