"Genocide Is Permissible" Muses Times Of Israel, Promptly Retracts

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The Times Of Israel has removed a provocatively-titled blog post after huge blowback, denunciations, and ridicule across social media. The post - "When Genocide Is Permissible" (in full below) - concludes, "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel. We have already established that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people. If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?" Removal or not, we are sure this will do nothing to endear Israel to the world.

 

The Times Of Israel site Before and After...

h/t @PrisonPlanet

 

And thanks to The Way-Back Machine, here is the full article...

When Genocide Is Permissible (authored by Yochanan Gordon)

Judging by the numbers of casualties on both sides in this almost one-month old war one would be led to the conclusion that Israel has resorted to disproportionate means in fighting a far less- capable enemy. That is as far as what meets the eye. But, it’s now obvious that the US and the UN are completely out of touch with the nature of this foe and are therefore not qualified to dictate or enforce the rules of this war – because when it comes to terror there is much more than meets the eye.

 

I wasn’t aware of this, but it seems that the nature of warfare has undergone a major shift over the years. Where wars were usually waged to defeat the opposing side, today it seems – and judging by the number of foul calls it would indicate – that today’s wars are fought to a draw. I mean, whoever heard of a timeout in war? An NBA Basketball game allows six timeouts for each team during the course of a game, but last I checked this is a war! We are at war with an enemy whose charter calls for the annihilation of our people. Nothing, then, can be considered disproportionate when we are fighting for our very right to live.

 

The sad reality is that Israel gets it, but its hands are being tied by world leaders who over the past six years have insisted they are such good friends with the Jewish state, that they know more regarding its interests than even they do. But there’s going to have to come a time where Israel feels threatened enough where it has no other choice but to defy international warnings – because this is life or death.

 

Most of the reports coming from Gazan officials and leaders since the start of this operation have been either largely exaggerated or patently false. The truth is, it’s not their fault, falsehood and deceit is part of the very fabric of who they are and that will never change. Still however, despite their propensity to lie, when your enemy tells you that they are bent on your destruction you believe them. Similarly, when Khaled Meshal declares that no physical damage to Gaza will dampen their morale or weaken their resolve – they have to be believed. Our sage Gedalia the son of Achikam was given intelligence that Yishmael Ben Nesanyah was plotting to kill him. However, in his piety or rather naiveté Gedalia dismissed the report as a random act of gossip and paid no attention to it. To this day, the day following Rosh Hashana is commemorated as a fast day in the memory of Gedalia who was killed in cold blood on the second day of Rosh Hashana during the meal. They say the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over. History is there to teach us lessons and the lesson here is that when your enemy swears to destroy you – you take him seriously.

 

Hamas has stated forthrightly that it idealizes death as much as Israel celebrates life. What other way then is there to deal with an enemy of this nature other than obliterate them completely?

 

News anchors such as those from CNN, BBC and Al-Jazeera have not missed an opportunity to point out the majority of innocent civilians who have lost their lives as a result of this war. But anyone who lives with rocket launchers installed or terror tunnels burrowed in or around the vicinity of their home cannot be considered an innocent civilian. If you’ll counter, that Hamas has been seen abusing civilians who have attempted to leave their homes in response to Israeli warnings to leave – well then, your beginning to come to terms with the nature of this enemy which should automatically cause the rules of standard warfare to be suspended.

 

Everyone agrees that Israel has the right to defend itself as well as the right to exercise that right. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has declared it, Obama and Kerry have clearly stated that no one could be expected to sit idle as thousands of rockets rain down on the heads of its citizens, placing them in clear and present danger. It seems then that the only point of contention is regarding the measure of punishment meted out in this situation.

 

I will conclude with a question for all the humanitarians out there. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clearly stated at the outset of this incursion that his objective is to restore a sustainable quiet for the citizens of Israel. We have already established that it is the responsibility of every government to ensure the safety and security of its people. If political leaders and military experts determine that the only way to achieve its goal of sustaining quiet is through genocide is it then permissible to achieve those responsible goals?

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The author just apologized...

I wish to express deep regret and beg forgiveness for an article I authored which was posted on 5TJT.com, Times of Israel and was tweeted and shared the world over.

 

I never intended to call to harm any people although my words may have conveyed that message.

 

With that said I pray and hope for a quick peaceful end to the hostilities and that all people learn to coexist with each other in creating a better world for us all.

 

Yochanan Gordon

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Well that's ok then...

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oudinot's picture

Sean: You are simple, uneducated  and immoral.

Its the Zionists where you should project your ignorant venom; Zionists come in many colours.

Sean7k's picture

The talmudists became the zionists you lying tool. The leadership of the jews traces all the way back to the levites and they were slaughtering whole villages down to the last woman and child even then or are you ignorant of the torah? 

The only difference is that the zionists are the leaders and the jews are the soldiers, doing what they are told- like slaughtering Palestinian civilians, women and children. 

Astraea's picture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wNyDP5N1HU

 

Watch this and you will know some of how we have been duped for centuriers.     Read   The Babylonian Woe.    by David Astle (available on line or at http://www.barnesreview.org)       It tells how USURY came abaout in our World - AND slavery.     

There were some people five thousand years ago who travelled with donkey caravans between the ancient city states of Sumeria and ancient Iraq and all the ancient places.     They were known as Habiru or Apiru.    They seem to have originated in the Indus Valley.   

It is AMAZING and very frightening to see how the Habiru or Apiru - the Hebrews, the Jews - have fooled the World for so long - and ruined it over and over again.    They really have been fomenting War for five thousand years!     

Christianity was the religion of the  ancient Egyptians!     "IUSA the KRST was born on the 25th. December, the Winter Solstice, of a Virgin called IsisMery.       He taught in the Temple at age 12 and was baptised at age 30 by ANUP the Baptiser - who was beheaded.      He walked on water, healed the sick and raised the dead and he was crucified, died and was buried in a tomb of rock.     He was resurrected - of course!"

All that is outa of the Pyramid Texts and Book of the Deaed and other Egyptian texts!

How did the Jews manage to fool the World into believing that thee was a Jew called "Jesus Christ"?      I imagine it had something to do with Constantine.    He probably needed money to fight someoneor other - and guess who had it at the ready - for a price.

 

luckystars's picture

You had your chance in 1988, 2008 and 2012

and he goes by the name of Dr. Ron Paul

this one makes me cry.

Smart kids at UC Berkeley chase Ron Pauls car.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynQDlVqHHNg

Bastiat's picture

The way he was treated by press was outrageous--the way he was sabotaged by the Republican party was worse.

McCormick No. 9's picture

Jews for Ron Paul= self-hatred?

Jews for Ron Paul + Jews for Jesus = Gentiles

g speed's picture

Not so much the republican party as the remnants of the "religious right's" bastard children -the Neocons-- the Pro Israel at any cost dual citizen inner circle of bad actors that usurpt the party apparatus with Soviet Style party politics. 

Troll Magnet's picture

No.  With the Jews and their media, finance and political establishment's stronghold on our political system, Ron Paul never had a chance.  Even if 200 million Americans turned out and voted for him, they would've found a way to give the election to one of their puppets. 

chunga's picture

Gee whiz...this isn't on the Sludge report? I wonder why...mustn't be room for one more link.

LOL!

Christophe2's picture

Ron Paul is 100% a Zionist:

http://ronpauldebunked.wordpress.com/ron-paul-is-pro-zionist/

The dude is and has always been a BIG friend of Israel and he also "respects" freemasonry (and his wife and kids and father are all freemasons / Eastern Star / 'Rainbow Girls').  It is all so obvious, but emotional people think based on emotions and subconscious desire, first and foremost...

quasimodo's picture

Yes, it all makes sense now. THAT is why he was never allowed to be the leader of the US. 

PontifexMaximus's picture

Let me know, when u found him!

Anarchy 99's picture

once, until AIPAC destroy's him

Monty Burns's picture

Such a candidate might be allowed to stand for the post of local dog catcher. But were he to entertain ambitions beyond that he'd be taken out by TPTB before you could say 'sayanim'.

HardAssets's picture

Ah, then you must have voted for that 'isolationist pacifist' Ron Paul who wants to follow the 'no foreign entanglements' advice of Washington And Jefferson. How horrible !

Divided States of America's picture

If Israel can say that genocide is permissible then dont blame nobody when they get a taste of their own medicine (again)

Da Yooper's picture

If Israel can say that genocide is permissible then dont blame nobody when they get a taste of their own medicine (again)

 

Yep

 

Turn about would be concidered fair play

 

By their actions

 

They deserve it

Cacete de Ouro's picture

Just for reference, someone seems to have printed and uploaded the exact Times of Israel article to Scribd, so the link is here. You can see the timestamp and the Times of Israel web link and the Times of Israel banner on the 2 page article.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/235627056

Escrava Isaura's picture

Mr. Yochanan Gordon,

You said: “… it seems that the nature of warfare has undergone a major shift over the years. Where wars were usually waged to defeat the opposing side,…”

Well sir, your history is very distorted.

Smedley Darlington Butler, a United States Marine Corps major general, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history would have had strongly disagreed with your statement.

“War is a racket. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested” -- Smedley Butler

 

Slave's picture

I think a lot of people see Escrava's dumb face and just downvote and don't even read what she wrote because the vast majority of her coments have absolutely no substance.

This comment, however, is different.

COSMOS's picture

A she? I mean I thought it was Roy Orbison all along...

Escrava Isaura's picture

Gee, thanks Slave!

bob_stl's picture

Israel didn't say that, just one idiot did.

JLee2027's picture

Exactly. But the Jew Haters are running amok on ZH like I said. Lots of new id's all anti-Jewish. 

ZH is turning into a garbage dump of spewing hatred.

Quus Ant's picture

And what are the Israelis turning Gaza into? 

Check out this picture.

Tactical strikes my lily white arsehole.

Divided States of America's picture

JLee...if its turning into a dumpyard, then why dont you move on to something better...may I suggest ZionistHedge???

morty_schatzberg's picture

God is a just God, and he is not on your side. What's good for the goose, is good for the gander as they say.

Canucklehead's picture

I wonder what is happening inside the Democratic party. The Jewish contributors are not going to like the anti-Jewish bent of many of the new party members. Funding could dry up.

ZerOhead's picture

All 100 senators support the Israeli attack on Gaza.

Their dollars have been well spent.

mkkby's picture

"...anyone who lives with rocket launchers installed or terror tunnels burrowed in or around the vicinity of their home cannot be considered an innocent civilian."

Your neighbor is a criminal.  I demand that you kill him by end of day tomorrow, or I will kill you.

Signed, Israel.

PS -- I'll get your land either way, so kindly die fighting your neigbor or die fighting me.

DaveyJones's picture

that's what I was thinking

RadioactiveRant's picture

Like the Republicans are any better with their Zionist evangelical nutcases. Jews back both belligerents in any contest

oudinot's picture

Jlee, Bob you are correct.

I know many Israelis,Jews and they are just as disgusted as we all are on the Netanyahu right wing Zionist attack on Gaza. 

ZH's don't get confused with Jewish people being Israelis, Zionists.  Some are, of course, but alot less than one would imagine. There are many Zionists, who support this massacre, who are Christians, Muslims, Quakers and aetheists.

Zionists are the problem, not neccessarily Israeli citizens.

 

Anarchy 99's picture

Agree in principle, but why are'nt they more visible with their displeasure

JLee2027's picture
Member for
1 week 1 day
Amazing, just amazing
BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

"I know many Israelis,Jews and they are just as disgusted as we all are on the Netanyahu right wing Zionist attack on Gaza".

What's their position on blatantly stealing their land. Look, I know we are all the product of someone having stole someone elses land but we're supposed to be coming more civilised. For fucks sake, the area is a shit hole, there are far more liveable places in the world where jews could go to live in peace. Why the fuck do they have to insist on the middle of the fucking desert. It's all because of some fucking bullshit written by nut jobs 2000 years ago that these assholes are claiming is a contract written by god giving them Israel.

How stupid do you have to be? What can you do with this? Where can you go? What possible hope is there of a rationale solution when these supposed bastions of civilisation are basing their rights on where they live on the great invisible grey bearded sky man. There's no group of people on earth claiming land rights based on the ramblings of bronze-age uneducated and superstitious dills. The fucking irony of all this shit is too much to bare. Go ahead and post all the links to the nobel peace prize winning jews and then juxtapose that with the Torah.

quasimodo's picture

What the fuck diff does it make troll? His post added more to this thread than your drivel did.

JLee2027's picture
Member for
3 weeks 3 days
oudinot's picture

Lee:  Opinion, cogent arguments, historical perspectives, common sense  should be the measure of a contributor here,  not the length of time they have been contributing on zerohedge.

If time registered to zerohedge is your exclusive measurement of intellectual credibility, points of view, you are a fool. 

I don't know how long you have been on this thread, haven't checked and frankly, JLee, I don't give a damn. 

PeterB's picture

Anyone who has been here long enough would sense that many of the earth's other inhabitants are conscious of the propensity for Netan-yahoo & Co to respond to any self perceived threats in a way that only a contract etched in stone can solely justify

AlaricBalth's picture

"There is this inextricable tie between culture, religion, ethnicity that most people don't fully understand, that is unique and um, how can i say it? Um, so, uh strong, uh, with Jews worldwide. There is a, there is a, I mean you know i used to say - early on when I was kid I'd say when I was a young senator I'd say if I were a jew I'd be a Zionist. I am a zionist. You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist."
Joe Biden, Catholic - Zionist 2007

conscious being's picture

Well, there are two types of Zionist, the rabid, supremacist type and the bought and payed for type. What we got here with Genuis Joe is the bought and paid for type. For services rendered, his spawn just got handed an oil company, fracking the front lines in Ukraine.

nmewn's picture

One can always count on crazy ole Uncle Joe for a meandering thought or quote leading to nowhere.

This is what happens to a naked kid who dives into a pool without any water in it, he still thinks he's a kid even as a geriatric senator/veep but still enjoys swimming in the nude.

Now there's a mental image you won't easily burn out of your mind ;-)

toady's picture

It's kinda funny. Every-other Israel/Gaza turns out either Israel or Palestinian bashers. Every time I think I get a handle on it, it turns again.

Tyler's could probably put together a pretty interesting set of statistics on userID, date created, how many times they go back and forth (pro-Palestinian one-day, pro-israelies the next) etc.

AlaricBalth's picture

Every society, culture and religion has its share of psychopaths. It's is a shame that they are usually found in the leadership positions of said groups.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

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Every society, culture and religion has its share of psychopaths. It's is a shame that they are usually found in the leadership positions of said groups.

...and because of good old Democracy®, those same psychopaths end up running governments. No wonder they're always trying to spread it. Gee, thanks democracy.