May 17, 2009
The Late Great State of IsraelBy Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Aaron Klein's The Late Great State of Israel: How enemies within and without threaten the Jewish nation's survivalWND Books (April 28, 2009)249 pp. $25.95
Aaron Klein, the intrepid Middle East bureau reporter for World Net Daily, hopes that his new book, The Late Great State of Israel, will blast open the tightly shut eyelids of most of the Western world in time to prevent the demise of the Jewish State. The most striking way he does that is by revealing that all of us -- the Bush and the Obama administrations and the rest of the world -- have been hoodwinked into actively participating in the Final Solution proudly and publicly trumpeted by the, at least thus far, "organizationa non grata" Islamic terrorist group Hamas.
For the past four years Aaron Klein has been reporting from Israel, covering every major event in the news vortex of the Middle East. There are many differences between Klein and nearly all the other Middle East journalists: he actually interviews the Arab Palestinian terrorist leaders and asks them about their plans to annihilate Israel, the extent of their military build-up, and the degree to which weaponry provided by the West to support Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party has been acquired by Hamas. The terrorists answer Klein honestly and unequivocally. Read this book and find out what they say.
Klein knows that merely exposing the unabashed genocidal agendas of the Muslim world's terrorist leadership will not, because thus far it has not, motivate any organized efforts to thwart them. He knows that because, despite the reports he files directly quoting those terrorist leaders' statements of their intention to annihilate the Jews, no outcry has been heard to permanently deprogram the terrorists, let alone any efforts to actually eliminate them. That is, unless you consider the modern version of torture known as dialoguing terrorists to death.
So what information does Klein provide to start the revolution?
Klein spells out in elaborate, substantiated detail the extent to which Hamas has infiltrated Fatah. In those situations most relevant to US and world aid to and support of Fatah, Fatah is Hamas. Trying to hold hands with one but not the other is impossible.
But wait! Aren't Fatah and Hamas locked in a death struggle, the winner of which gets to be the official terrorist group of the Arab Palestinians? How could they be the same? There are two answers to that, an obvious one nicely wrapped in a maxim, and one that Klein has mined from his exhaustive investigative reporting.
Both Fatah and Hamas define themselves almost exclusively as genocide-seeking enemies of Israel; they are aligned in hatred against their common enemy - the Jewish State. So, as the saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. That's the obvious one.
Now let's turn to the more significant factor. This one completely spins the aforementioned maxim on its head: sometimes the enemy of my enemy is still my enemy -- especially when those enemies are not just similar in principle, but are actually the same.
Here's an example which Klein documents in detail: Just before Hamas routed Fatah in Gaza, Israeli security officials "warned that all major intelligence and security organizations associated with Fatah were in a state of ‘deep infiltration" by Hamas." In fact, in one of the interviews that makes this account so valuable, Klein learns from a Fatah intelligence official that after the Hamas Gaza takeover, "Fatah officials found Hamas had penetrated their security organizations at the very highest levels."
But we do not have to rely on anonymous quotes from Fatah officials, as Klein further explains: On July 27, 2007, Abbas released a 200 page report of an investigation into the conduct of Fatah fighters in Gaza. The goal of the report was to uncover the reasons why Fatah's control of Gaza crumbled so quickly and completely to Hamas. Nabil Amr, a senior Abbas aide who served on the investigative committee, stated on the record that it was because "Fatah security forces were in a state of infiltration by Hamas."
And here's the biggest jaw-dropper: while intending to support and bolster Fatah to defeat Hamas, the United States may actually have been helping Hamas defeat Fatah.
Lieutenant General Keith Dayton, the American security coordinator in the region, birthed the eponymous US strategy. The Dayton Plan was for the US to strengthen Fatah's security forces so that Fatah would defeat Hamas, a scourge both to Fatah and the US. Yet Klein shows that, by coordinating strategy with a Hamas spy, it appears that the US actually helped Hamas bring down Fatah. Klein outs the Hamas mole and explains how the evidence, including admissions by Fatah leaders, fits together.
Dayton has a lead role in another, painful episode in Klein's book. Klein reveals how the US-trained Palestinian troops turned tail and scattered every time they were charged with confronting Hamas terrorists, even on their own turf. In a repeated Twilight-Zone like scenario, the Israeli Defense Forces had to step in and defend its sworn enemy, Fatah, from its other sworn enemy, Hamas. In April, Lt. Gen. Dayton addressed a US newly-trained Palestinian battalion: "As I look at you, I couldn't be more proud of the fact that you stepped up to be the founders of a Palestinian state." The greatest irony, of course, is that in order to support the charade of a finely-trained Fatah militia, the Israeli military seems well on its way to being pretzel-twisted into stepping up as the actual "founders of a Palestinian state."
The Late Great State of Israel is a lament from a very well-informed insider who fears it will be too late before the world awakens to the endgame taking place in the Middle East. He provides example after well-researched, documented example of the almost total inversion of reality to reportage on the Arab-Israeli conflict. If just one of his other chapters, each of which is devoted to another inverted reality, shakes up readers, Klein's gloom may lift. But if even the chapter about the Hamas-Fatah convergence doesn't cause an avalanche of reality-realignments, Klein's despair will be entirely justified.
Lori Lowenthal Marcus writes about the Middle East for various media outlets.
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