May 9, 2002 — People, let's use our
noggins. The suicide bombers are not what they seem to be.
For many months now, I have been reading stories in the Washington Post and the
Washington Times about alleged "suicide bombers." Within a short time after
the attack, not only is the suicide bomber identified by name, but we have nice
colored photos, almost portrait quality shots, of the dead culprits.
For example, on April 27, 2002, the Washington Post ran an article in the Style
section, "Female Suicide Bombers: the New Factor in Mideast's Deadly
Equation." Shown at the top of the article are four color photos of the faces
of four Palestinian (?) women, face to the camera, posed for the photographer.
How thoughtful of the suicide bombers to have those photos taken. How
thoughtful of the suicide bombers to leave the photos behind to be conveniently
found by the Zionist-owned press. And what a public service the Zionist-owned
press is doing the whole world by publishing these photos.
SUICIDE BOMBER MIRACLES
Typically, stories about suicide bombers tell us that the bomber went to a public
place such as a bus stop, market, restaurant, pool hall, etc., and blew
himself/herself up along with one, two, or many Israelis.
Funny, they rarely hit military targets. I wonder why?
The general story line is that the bomber had explosives attached to his/her
person. The story goes on to describe the carnage in grisly detail —
dismembered bodies, etc. But, remarkably, the suicide bomber himself/herself
is not blown to smithereens. The bomber's body is left in sufficiently good
shape to be identified immediately, and of course the Israeli authorities do just
But even more remarkable: The Israelis come up with these nice portraits of the
culprits. And what is most remarkable of all? Everything is
coordinated, bombers ID'd, photos gathered, stories written — and published
all over the world by the Zionist press — within a few hours or days after the
SUICIDE BOMBING NOT TOO SMART
Why would a Palestinian bent on vengeance commit suicide? Far better to go to
the bus stop, market, restaurant, pool hall, etc., with a shopping bag or backpack
full of explosives, casually discard the package in some inconspicuous place, and
leave. BOOM! Lots of Israelis die, and the bomber walks away to bomb
another location next week. But no, we are asked to believe that the suicide
bombers blow THEMSELVES up, too.
"Why would the bombers do that?" we ask. "Because they are fanatics,
that's why," is the response.
Well, if you are a Palestinian fanatic you would surely would want to kill as many
Israelis as possible. You would want to extend your life as long as possible
to do that job. Committing suicide unnecessarily would be a very dumb thing to
WHY NO IRA SUICIDE BOMBERS?
In all the years of IRA activity in Northern Ireland and Britain, the IRA never used
suicide bombers, did they? Wonder why the "Palestinians" have to?
IT'S THE QUR'AN!
THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY'RE MUSLIMS!
There's another variation to these inane suicide bomber stories.
"The suicide bombers are not just fanatics, they are MUSLIM fanatics. Allah
will reward them for their deeds. They want to go to heaven to be rewarded."
Yet I have NEVER seen one cite from the Qur'an that justifies suicide, under any
conditions. Quite the reverse. I have seen cites from the Qur'an which
clearly prohibit suicide.
Now doubtless there are passages in the Qur'an saying eternal bliss will be endowed
upon those brave souls who lose their lives while fighting God's war. Big
deal. We have chaplains in the US military who, give or take, give our
soldiers the same kind of message. That's their job.
If the Israelis want us to believe that the suicide bombers are fanatic Muslims,
they need to come up with Qur'anic scriptures to prove their point. They
don't. They can't. The Israelis are lying. What else is new?
SUICIDE BOMBERS AND SUICIDE BOMBERS
The Palestinian suicide bombers have been compared to the Japanese Kamikazee pilots
who purposely flew their bomb-laden planes into American war ships at sea during
world War II.
The Japanese knew they were in danger of losing the war, and they wanted to reverse
the trend. So they arrived at a strategy which would inflict maximum American
damage for minimum Japanese damage. The Kamikazee strategy was very
successful. For each Japanese killed, 10 Americans were killed and many ships
were sunk or badly damaged. Unfortunately for the Japanese, the Kamikazee
strategy was not successful enough. The US had the A-bomb.
The Kamikazee pilots' purpose was not to commit suicide. Their deaths were the
necessary by product of a heroic attempt to defeat a military enemy, an enemy who
threatened the life of the Emperor, their God. Of course the Kamikazee pilots
thought they'd go to Heaven, too, but that seems to be a common denominator for all
who fight in the Good War.
THE HAMAS JOKE
And what of the Hamas, claiming responsibility for these suicide bombings? The
reports that the Hamas takes responsibility comes from the Israelis, and we know
they never lie.
There is almost no chance the Hamas is a real Palestinian operation. It almost
certainly is an undercover Israeli mockingbird operation.
Note of Semptember 28, 2004: For an example of
false Islmaic terrorist operations, consider a recent case in France. A
Jewish community center was set ablaze, and "the attackers daubed swastikas in
red ink on two refrigerators and badly spelled anti-Semitic slogans such as,
'Without Jews we would be happy,' and 'The world would be pure if there no more
Jews,' according to police and a rabbi at the synagogue." (According to
True to form, an Islamic terrorist group claimed credit for the fire. "The
statement posted on the Internet in the name of the Jamaat Ansaw Al-Jihad al
Islamiya (Group of the Holy Islamic War Supporters) said the attack was 'in
response to racist acts by Jews in France against Islam and the Muslims' and 'as
a simple response to the racist and savage acts by Jews in Muslim countries like
Palestine.'" The governments of France and Israel condemned the act.
Convincing, isn't it? But here is a revealing history of headlines:
ISLAMIC GROUP CLAIMS PARIS ARSON
August 23, 2004
HOMELESS JEWISH MAN ARRESTED FOR PARIS ARSON ATTACK
By: ICEJ News
JEWISH MAN ARRESTED IN PARIS ARSON
Craig S. Smith NYT
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
One week after the blaze, French police learned that the fire and vandalism were
the work of a "homeless, mentally unstable" Jewish man who had attended the
OK, these things happen. And when nerves are tense, people make
mistakes. But who invented the Arabic terrorist group and wrote the web
page that claimed responsibility? Probably not the "homeless, mentally
unstable" Jewish man.
Before me on my desk are two color photos of — can you believe —
students who attend "suicide bomber" schools. The schools are run by either
the Hamas, or Hamas "sympathizers."
One dramatic front page color photo appeared in the Washington Times of December 10,
2001 with this caption:
Ready to Die: At an anti-Israeli demonstration commemorating Hamas's
14th anniversary yesterday, suicide bombers with fake dynamite strapped to their
chests paraded near the southern Lebanese city of Sidon.
The photo is attributed to Associated Press, and shows at least 10 people, whose
faces and bodies are entirely covered by white sheeting, facing the camera.
Another dramatic front page color photo appeared in the Washington Times on March 4,
2002. The caption reads:
"Hamas activists, dressed as 'suicide bombers' with fake explosives
strapped to their waists, rallied yesterday in the West Bank."
There are at least 11 white-garbed clowns in this photo, which is again attributed
to Associated Press. Like these (with thanks to Ascertain the Truth for preserving this archive):
Juxtaposed beneath the photo of the suicide bomber students is a photo of four young
Israelis, two of them boys dressed in black with black hats and side curls.
The boys wear mournful expressions on their faces. The caption reads: "Blast
site: Ultra-Orthodox Jews watched volunteers clean the Jerusalem site Sunday where a
suicide bomber killed nine persons."
"Gee, how sweet and nice those young boys look. Fancy having to put up with
suicide bombers …" -- That's what we are supposed to think.
Israel has declared on many occasions that assassination is its official
policy. How many times have we heard of Palestinian leaders summarily shot
dead on the spot by Israeli hit men? That being the case, how realistic is it
that the Israelis would permit these young "suicide bombers" to train openly, and
march down the street openly? How likely do you think it is that Israel would
permit REAL suicide bomber schools to exist?
And how do you think that Associated Press found out about the demonstrations and
showed up to take photos? Next we'll be told the suicide bomber schools have
public relations departments and send out press releases.
How dumb do they think we are, that we'd believe all this? Well, you can speak
for yourself. But I ain't THAT dumb.
THE PUBLIC RELATIONS WAR
I believe Israel runs a suicide bomber campaign. The suicide bomber
campaign serves at least four purposes.
* Sharon the Madman needs an insane foe. An insane foe makes Sharon and those
behind him look good, or at least not so bad.
* In May, 2001, world public opinion was moved to sympathy for the Palestinian
cause. We were enchanted at "The Return of the Knight."
The heroism of this young Palestinian boy swept the world's imagination.
Obviously, the Israelis were losing the PR war. Shortly thereafter, a new rash
of suicide bombers broke out and continues to this day. The suicide bomber
campaign was in part an attempt to reverse a growing Israeli PR disaster.
* By September 11, 2001, Muslim fanatics committing suicide had to be firmly
planted in the public mind as a common-place event. That paradigm made the
fantastic stories of the "suicide pilots" — those Muslims accused of crashing
the United and American passenger jets into the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon on 9-11 — easier to swallow.
* Depicting the Palestinians are irrational fanatics justifies their
This from the mouth of Richard Cohen, columnist for the Washington Post.
On February 5, 2002, Cohen wrote a column "Why the Turn to Suicide?"
NEW YORK — On my first visit to Israel, the government supplied me
with a guide — a former army officer and combat veteran renowned for his
hawkish views. We disagreed about almost everything, including the nature of
the "enemy." I found his views simplistic and repulsive. Recently,
though, I have begun to wonder if he wasn't right ...
Cohen then moves on to talk about suicide bombers.
It [Palestine] is now behaving as the Japanese did toward the end of
World War II when, in desperation, they sent pilots crashing into
U.S. ships. These kamikaze attacks were both effective and terrifying, but
they were also a clear sign that Japan had gone nuts.
The kamikaze attacks were an important element in the dehumanizing of
Japan. They encouraged, maybe the right word is "permitted," the use of the
atomic bomb. After all, the enemy was not rational. It was
barbaric. It would never surrender. It would fight to the last square
inch. Better to incinerate them all.
In a similar manner, suicide bombings have transformed the image of
Palestinians. Now, in the view of many, they are similar to the people my
guide once so excoriated and insulted — so different, so primitive, so cruel
and indifferent to human life that they celebrate the suicide of a loved one and
the simultaneous murder of innocent people.
There you have it. The PR payoff of the suicide bomber campaign is
to convince world public opinion that any barbaric act against the Palestinians is
justified. Nuke them, burn them alive, decapitate every last man, woman, and
child. Do whatever you wish.
"BUT I SAW THE FAMILY
BEING INTERVIEWED ON TV"
If I were the director of an Israeli dirty trick intelligence
organization, I could think of a number of ways to pull off "suicide" bombings.
- Send an agent to a public place, have him inconspicuously drop off his package
and leave. BOOM! Meanwhile, simply abduct and murder
some unfortunate Palestinian and blame it on him or her.
- Create a false ID for the Israeli agent, have him establish that persona in
real time, send him into a public place, have him inconspicuously drop off his
package and leave. BOOM! Then disappear the agent.
- With effective Israeli control of hospitals, mental hospitals, and prisons,
Israeli intelligence people have a plentiful supply of the walking wounded at
their fingertips — Palestinians who are human ruins, shellshocked,
brain-damaged and drugged to the gills. How easy it would be to send one
of these unknowing unfortunates out on an errand. "Here, strap this money
belt around your middle to make sure you don't lose the money." Tell the
poor sap to meet someone in a pool hall, and detonate the "money belt."
I'll allow you to come up with other possible scenarios. It's not
hard to do.
And as for the interviews with the bereaved family members — we don't know the
people being interviewed from Adam. They could have come straight from Central
Casting. Or they could be genuinely bereaved family members of real victims
— people who have been watching too much Tee Vee and believe the "suicide
bomber" media campaign.
Expect more "suicide" bombings, but believe them less. Thank you.
[The article was revised on September 28, 2004. Notes
added as indicated.]