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Former Senior US Official: ‘Killing Palestinians Popular in Israel around Elections Time’ (Video)

According to Freeman, the rabbis and settlers are to blame for Israel's belligerent military actions.
Chas Freeman

Chas Freeman, former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President George H. W. Bush, former assistant to former Secretary of Defense William Perry, a member of the State Department for the last thirty years and a renowned critic of Israel, told Russia Today TV in an interview that Israel’s recent Operation Pillar of Defense was a preemptive attack against civilians, which was baseless and uncalled for.

“The fact that one side commits occasional acts of terrorism does not justify state terrorism,” Freeman said about Israel’s strikes against Hamas in Gaza.

“In this case, there was not rocket fire of any consequence from the Gaza Strip prior to Israel’s inauguration of the military raid that killed the military leader of Hamas… You can’t bomb people into peaceful coexistence.”

Freeman suggested the timing of the operation was not a coincidence: “It’s popular in Israel to kill many Palestinians in Gaza…a war against Hamas wins votes.”

According to Freeman, the rabbis and settlers are to blame for Israel’s belligerent military actions. Explaining the significance of the name Pillar of Cloud by its biblical meaning, Freeman expounded: “The religious element in the Israeli armed forces, largely settler driven … religion is very much bounded up with its operations. The language of some of the rabbis during [operation] Cast Lead was simply hair-raising in terms of evoking Old Testament images of genocide against non-Jews…evoking memories of Old Testament violence raises questions… This is a typical example of what the Israelis call Hasbara, which is the control of the narrative and propaganda (it actually means simply PR – JP), and they do it very well.”

It should be noted that the names of IDF operations are generated by computer, chosen from a bank of random words, and not picked by rabbis for their religious implications. Freeman would have to explain the biblical significance of Operation Summer Rains (28 June – 26 November 2006), Operation Autumn Clouds (31 October–7 November 2006), Operation Orchard (6 September 2007), and Operation Sea Breeze (31 May 2010).

Freeman had much to say about the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. He claimed that Israel can influence staffing in the American security establishment, as a means of extending its own defense. He denied there was a similar Arab lobby, suggesting it’s a fiction of the Israel lobby’s imagination.

“The Arabs have plenty of money, but they also have no understanding of importance of institutions,” Freeman said, adding: “They don’t have a habit of sustained effort on anything…probably many of them consider it improper to buy votes, and I happen to agree with them. They are behind the times, unfortunately, every one else is doing it.”

We consulted Wikipedia on Freeman’s previous remarks regarding the Jewish state:

In a 2005 speech to a conference of the The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Freeman stated, “As long as the United States continues unconditionally to provide the subsidies and political protection that make the Israeli occupation and the high-handed and self-defeating policies it engenders possible, there is little, if any, reason to hope that anything resembling the former peace process can be resurrected. Israeli occupation and settlement of Arab lands is inherently violent.”

In a 2006 speech to the annual U.S.-Arab Policymakers Conference, Freeman said that Americans allowing Israel to “call the shots in the Middle East” had “revealed how frightened Israelis now are of their Arab neighbors” and that the results of the “experiment” were that “left to its own devices, the Israeli establishment will make decisions that harm Israelis, threaten all associated with them, and enrage those who are not.”

In a 2007 speech to the Pacific Council on International Policy Freeman said that “Al Qaeda has played us with the finesse of a matador exhausting a great bull by guiding it into unproductive lunges.” He cited the 2003 invasion of Iraq which “transformed an intervention in Afghanistan most Muslims had supported into what looks to them like a wider war against Islam.” He held that the U.S. had “embraced Israel’s enemies as our own” and that Arabs had “responded by equating Americans with Israelis as their enemies.” He chared that the U.S. now backed Israel’s “efforts to pacify its captive and increasingly ghettoized Arab populations” and to “seize ever more Arab land for its colonists.”

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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21 Responses to “Former Senior US Official: ‘Killing Palestinians Popular in Israel around Elections Time’ (Video)”

  1. Okoro Leo C says:

    Drunken fellow!

  2. Okoro Leo C says:

    Drunken fellow!

  3. Mike Burkitt says:

    White man speaks with a forked tongue.

  4. Mike Burkitt says:

    White man speaks with a forked tongue.

  5. Gil Gilman says:

    Who put they money in Freeman's pocket? Apparently he has no self respect, either that or senile dementia has a lock on his little grey cells.

  6. Alan Kardon says:

    According to this idiot rockets at Israel are ok? Israel has no right to defend itself? Since Hamas and the Palestinians do not believe Israel has a right to exist why are we wasting our time with this anti-semite.

  7. Waste of time reading or listening to this absurd insanity

  8. Rc Fowler says:

    Chas Freeman–and evil man! Who care what this fool says!

  9. Lloyd Bergner says:

    Charles Freeman must be a closet muslim.

  10. Steve Klein says:

    Does Chas Freeman love Israel and the Jews or what?

  11. Grace Acosta says:

    You know, there are some people, where you look at their last name and think "Oh G-d, I hope he's not one of ours!"

  12. David Page says:

    I wonder if HIS attitude would be the same if his neighbour began throwing rocks over onto the roof of his house. Not many, just a few; 10 to 12 a day, all day, every day. I wonder what he would do. Just a thought.

  13. Gil Gilman says:

    lol…

  14. Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia….current saudi whore.

  15. This guy in Freeman is a a liar border anti-Semite. I would love to sue him for slamder! What a piece of gabrage.

  16. Gary Dalin says:

    His president BHO said as after a visit to Sderot, that he'd do just what Israel did. He should consult his hero.

  17. Liad Bar-el says:

    The main requirement for an US ambassador to Saudi Arabia would be that he, like Chas Freeman, be anti-Semitic. If not, he would be returning from Saudi Arabia in a black zip lock bag. He promulgated his anti-Semitism in the State Department and to all the whoring media that’s willing to prostitute themselves for anti-Semitic money.

  18. What this guy says is the most idiotic thing I have listened to as of recent, but not for long…because if we have people like him in the government, who speak foolish anything is possoble.

  19. What comes out of this guy is incitement against Zarayah Israel and he is USA official

  20. Zarayah Israel says:

    Freeman is another ignorant tool for the fulfilment of prophecy. I feel badly for all the nations that will battle Israel, for they will find themselves warring against their Creator, and they will lose!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Let's assume for a moment he's not bought and paid for, can you imagine this moron bought the Saudi propaganda? He believes their anti-Semitic cartoons. He's so degenerate he doesn't mind stating the blood libels anew? Can you believe that this miscreant was our Asst. Secy. of Defense. With this guy in position of responsibility it's a wonder we even won a spitting contest.

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