Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Navonim - The Ramblings of Garnel Ironheart

Monday, 21 December 2009

Needed Notoriety

The United Kingdom's recent attempt to issue an arrest warrant for Tzipi Livni because of her supposed war crimes from last year's 'Aza incursion is bizarre.  Not because it's strange that a different country would brazenly issue such a warrant but because of who they chose.
Consider that Tzipi Livni, since becoming the number 2 in Kadima under Ehud Olmert has been more leftist and anti-Israel than many Arab politicians, constantly preaching about unilateral withdrawals and doing all but offering sexual favours to Mahmood Abbas in return for unenforceable agreements.  If Livni had won the last elections one could only imagine the disasterous course she would have set Israel on.  She is, in no uncertain terms, the best leader for Israel the State's enemies could ever have hoped for. 
And yet it's Livni that the Arabs tried to arrange to have arrested!  What on Earth could they have been thing?
Before this week's scandal, all the polls were showing that Livni was losing her luster. She was suffering from overexposure, and her speeches had become stale. Her No. 2, Shaul Mofaz, had started overshadowing her, and even the most sympathetic columnists mocked her inability to unite her party against the Golan referendum bill.
Then came the reports that an arrest warrant had been issued against Livni by a judge in Westminster, and the centrist leader suddenly became the center of attention. Lead headlines were devoted to her, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu defended her, Vice Premier Silvan Shalom said "we are all Livni" and even Mofaz praised her.
All this for a visit to London that had been canceled two weeks ago because British Prime Minister Gordon Brown wasn't available to see her. On Wednesday, Brown called Livni to tell her she was welcome in Britain at any time.
Yeah, like she's going to trust him on that.
Let's face it: Tzippi Livni's biggest asset was her unflinchingm Hillary Clintonesque belief that she was the best person in the world to run Israel.  In spite of constantly failing to defend her country in times of war, in spite of opposing every measure the Likud proposes to strengthen the country's position, she continued to believe that people would eventually vote for her simply because she was Tzippi Livni.  And the act has worn thin.
Yet, as noted above, she is the dream candidate for Israel's enemies.  More concerned with what the Europeans and BH Obama think than her own people's safety, she would make the ideal prime minister for our enemies who wish to weaken and ultimately destroy the State.  And this morning the news reported that Hamas itself has been involved with the recent attempt to arrest Livni.  If that doesn't give her notoriety, nothing will.
Hopefully Israels will get over the feeling of "Hey, they threatened one of us..." the minute Livni resumes her "We must unilaterally surrender everything so they'll give us discount felafel..." speeches.


Shalmo said...

"Israel's Leaders on the Run"

Senior officials in Israel confirmed reports on Monday that a British court issued a warrant against opposition leader Mrs. Tzipi Livni for her role in orchestrating Israel's military offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip last December.

British sources reported that though a British court had issued an arrest warrant for Livni over war crimes committed in Gaza, it annulled it upon discovering she was not in the U.K.

As many of us predicted for more than a while the tide is changing. Now Israeli political and military leaders are finally being chased.

Haaretz reported today that Foreign Secretary David Miliband, the man who last week appointed a Zionist be the next British Ambassador to Israel, announced today that Britain would “no longer tolerate legal harassment of Israeli officials in this fashion.”

Miliband maintained that “the British law permitting judges to issue arrest warrants against foreign dignitaries without any prior knowledge or advice by a prosecutor must be reviewed and reformed”. I find myself puzzled, why exactly this law is to be ‘reviewed’ or ‘reformed’. Is it because Britain decided to give up on its ethical tradition? Or is it because Miliband needs the support of the Labour Friends of Israel so he can be re-elected. Or is he just revealing an ever-present hidden cronyism?

Miliband said that “the British government was determined that arrest threats against visitors of Livni's stature would not happen again.” And I find myself bewildered again, what does he mean by “Livni’s stature’? Does he really mean that ‘Livni like’ murderers are now welcome on British soil?

"Israel is a strategic partner and a close friend of the United Kingdom. We are determined to protect and develop these ties," Miliband said. This obviously brings to mind the old saying ‘tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are’. Considering Labours recent history (aka Illegal wars and foreign invasions) it is far from surprising that Miliband has so many friends in the Jewish state. And not just ordinary Israelis but actually the leading mass murderers.

According to Haaretz, Miliband called Livni to express his shock over the arrest warrant and pledged to address the matter immediately. Years ago, when we were young and naive our lecturers on politics insisted on telling us that judicial independence is crucial to the democratic process. Seemingly this principle is not highly regarded by Miliband who professes to spread democracy around the world. Miliband may benefit from spending some time with my son’s primary school teachers so he grasps what democracy stands for.

Livni clarified that she “doesn't view the arrest warrant as a personal offense, but rather one that affects Israel as a whole.” She is obviously right. The Israeli society is regarded by the growing European masses as a criminal exterminatory state. The arrest warrants against Israeli leaders are indeed just a symbolic act.


Shalmo said...


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday issued a statement saying "We will not agree to a situation in which Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak and Tzipi Livni will be summoned to the defendant's bench…We will not agree that IDF commanders and soldiers, who - heroically and in a moral fashion - defended our citizens against a brutal and criminal enemy, will be condemned as war criminals. We reject this absurdity outright." It is pretty obvious where Netanyahu is coming from, yet, the Israeli PM must fail to see that dropping white phosphorous on civilians is not exactly what Europeans and cultured people regard as ‘heroism’ or ‘moral fashion’.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry is almost as amusing as its bigot Minister Avigdor Liberman. In an official statement the Ministry declared "We appreciate the British government's desire to play a central role in the Middle East peace process, and thus we expected it to translate the importance it gives its relations with Israel into actions.” Let’s face it, intimidating is a common Israeli tactic. Yet, the fact that Israelis want us to believe that they are heading towards peace is less than comical, it is downright treacherous. Britain is not going to play a part in the ‘peace process’ because there is no such process.

In response to the warrant, Livni deflecting personal guilt said Tuesday that “she would not accept any accusation that compared Israel Defense Forces soldiers to terrorists.” She is actually correct. The so-called ‘terrorists’ are in fact freedom fighters. Israel on the other hand is a racist expansionist state. Its military forces are engaged in a continuous crime against humanity. Its murderous practices are a direct reflection of its peoples wishes expressed in a democratic vote. At the peak of the IDF's brutal Gaza campaign 94% of the Israelis supported the lethal measures against the Palestinian population.

Garnel Ironheart said...

The real press (as opposed to the fabrication-riddled crap you read) recalled how a couple of years ago the Spanish government issued an arrest warrant against General Pinochet of Chile even as King Juan carlos was dining with Fidel Castro.
These warrants are a joke inspired by anti-Semitism and hatred of the right in general.

Shalmo said...

Hyper zionists like you see every criticism of Israel as spawning from antisemtism (even from other jews).

The above article should highlight something important. In contrast to your claim that Livni is a traitor to the Jewish people, if anything she is more zionist than you are; hence why she is getting the treatment she is.

Devorah said...

Hey Shalmo! Read this article: