Linkage, a Ridiculous Claim but Not Too Ridiculous for Tony Blair
Anti-Zionism is the anti-imperialism of fools.
Tony Blair, a snake in the grass if there ever was one, has once again repeated the canard of linkage. This is a subtle, disinguenuous method of endangering Israel that is widespread in British and US State Department circles. It is one of the false but cynical ideas favored by Zbigniew Brzezinski, jimmy carter's national insecurity advisor, now a senior advisor to Obama --most likely Obama's most senior advisor. This idea or method is called "linkage," that is, that every bad thing that happens east of Suez is Israel's fault, and even many bad things happening west of Suez. And anyhow, world peace depends on "solving" --as in Final Solution?-- the Arab-Israeli conflict, which translates for the run of the mill diplomat into Israeli concessions of territory and Jewish rights. Fortunately, a clearheaded Lebanese editor, Michael Young, is willing to call the notion ridiculous.
Mr Blair said he remains motivated to help resolve the Mideast conflict, despite slow progress. "I think it is ... the single most fundamental issue for us to resolve, in terms of peaceful coexistence, not just between Israelis and Palestinians, but between the West and Islam, the world and Islam," he said.In other words, all of the many other conflicts in the world involving Muslims and non-Muslims can only be solved by first solving this "single most fundamental issue." So the Moro "Liberation" Front rebels in the southern Philippines would stop murdering their Christian fellow Filipinos if only this "most fundamental issue" were resolved. At the least, the Arab-Israeli issue has to be resolved first. The same goes for the murders of Hindus in Kashmir and Buddhist Thais in southern Thailand. And so on and so on. So the Arab-Israeli conflict, called above the "Mideast conflict," is linked to so many others in a causal or underlying relationship in which the other conflicts depend or derive from this one.
[VirginMedia 5 September 2008]
Almost a year ago [15 October 2007], Blair said that he wanted to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict because of
“my sense of a mission to resolve what I believe is the most important conflict in the world at the beginning of the 21st century.”So here he claimed that the Arab-Israeli conflict was the most important in the world. Hence it was likely that other conflicts depended on or derived from it. But Muslims were in conflict with non-Muslims or were oppressing and persecuting non-Muslims long ago, long before the rebirth of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel. How about the Armenian massacres by the Ottoman empire and Sultan Abdel-Hamid's minions starting in the 19th century and culminating in the Armenian genocide during WW One??? There was no State of Israel in the 19th century. Nor did Theodore Herzl convoke the World Zionist Congress until 1897. How would Blair explain that? What about the Muslim massacres of southern Sudanese starting in 1956 and going on intermittently until just a few years ago [that may resume soon]?? Unfortunately, Blair has influence to propound his views, not only as a former UK prime minister but as the Quartet's envoy to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Linkage is one of the subtle, disinguenuous methods of endangering Israel that is widespread in British and US State Department circles. It is one of the false but cynical ideas favored by Zbigniew Brzezinski, jimmy carter's national insecurity advisor, now a senior advisor to Obama --most likely Obama's most senior advisor. Here again is a link to Lebanese editor, Michael Young, who is willing to call the notion ridiculous.
Another of those debunking "linkage" is Martin Kramer. Here is Kramer on "linkage," a notion enthusiastically embraced by jimma carter because it supports his not too well disguised Judeophobia.
Linkage is ridiculous.
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UPDATING 7-13-2009 Here is a link debunking the "linkage" notion.
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