Thursday, December 30, 2010

Crimes and war crimes, "democracies" and oxymoronic democracies

Of course, the assumption that Israel is a "democracy" is every bit as absurd as the contention that the massacre in Gaza two years ago was actually a war. Therefore, the remorse expressed by Ze'ev Segal when he writes on the verdict against ex-President Moshe Katzva, who has just been found guilty of two counts of rape, sexual assault and other sexual abuse, should be taken with a pinch of salt. Segal writes: "Never before has a president in the democratic world been found guilty of such deeds; never has a former president been deemed by a high-ranking court as an inconsistent and untruthful "broken reed", while the complainant against him was found to have spoken the truth."

Well, as already implied, there is no need for Mr Segal and the rest of "Israeli society" to worry too much about Israel's reputation as a democratic country, because, as has already been explicitly stated, to assert that Israel is a democracy is absurd. Indeed, Israeli citizens should  be less worried about the accusations against Avigdor Lieberman  regarding bribery, fraud, money laundering and nepotism (the charges of bribery against Ariel Sharon have long been forgotten), the corruption charges leveled at ex-Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert and, now the verdict on Moshe Katzva, than they should be about the fact that they find themselves in a veritable little "Absurdistan" which breaks international law at every turn, which is responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity and which treats, at least, 20% of its population as third class citizens.

Still, while other "democracies" do have their fair share of war criminals, it is interesting how, in the oxymoronic "Jewish Democracy" established politicians committing common crimes appears to the norm rather than the exception. Still, while I would like to see this Zionist Gesindel being charged with anything that might result in a lengthy prison sentence, it would be far preferable to see them in front of the ICC at the Hague for crimes against humanity.

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