by Stephen Lendman
Just societies would arrest and detain him straightaway if arriving in their countries, followed by prosecution for crimes of war, against humanity and slow-motion genocide against defenseless Palestinians.
Under Universal Jurisdiction (UJ), nations may investigate and prosecute foreign nationals when their country of residence or origin won’t, can’t, or hasn’t for any reason.
Article 7 of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg states:
“The official position of defendants, whether as Head of State or responsible officials in Government departments, shall not be considered as freeing them from responsibility or mitigating punishment.”
No one deserves immunity for high crimes demanding accountability. Netanyahu, like Obama, should be in prison, not high office.
On Thursday, Israel’s prime minister used the General Assembly platform to willfully deceive a world audience. He spoke about nonexistent “dangers.” Israel’s only threats are ones it invents.
“The people of Israel pray for peace,” he bellowed. Israel’s rogue leadership prioritizes conflict, repression and slow-motion genocide against an entire people.
“(M)ilitant Islam is on the march,” he ranted – failing to explain Israel supports ISIS, al-Nusra and other terrorist groups ravaging Syria, partnered with Obama’s war.
Netanyahu: “To protect the peace and security of the world, we must remove this cancer before it’s too late.”
Fact: It exists because of US-led foreign support, Israel backing the “cancer” it claims it’s against.
Netanyahu: “…ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree.”
Fact: Hamas is Palestine’s legitimately elected government, the PA created by Israel to serve its interests at the expense of millions of Palestinians deserving better.
Netanyahu: “Hamas’ immediate goal is to destroy Israel. (It) shares the global ambitions of its fellow militant Islamists…(W)hen it comes to their ultimate goals, Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas.”
Fact: Netanyahu’s rant was utter rubbish, willful deception, ignoring the right of all Palestinians to live free from repressive occupation – from Israeli state terrorism, a regional and global scourge.
Netanyahu deplorably equated Iran with ISIS, calling it “The Islamic State of Iran,” despicably saying it’s responsible for global terrorism, a disgusting perversion of truth, his regime the leading purveyor of violence and chaos regionally and beyond – partnered with rogue state America.
Iran hasn’t attacked another country for centuries, fosters mutual cooperation among all nations, supports world peace and stability, forthrightly opposes nuclear weapons – Israel’s arsenal threatening the region and beyond.
Netanyahu repeated the bogus accusation of Iran pursuing a “path to the bomb” despite evidence proving otherwise. He never lets facts interfere with proliferation of misinformation and Big Lies.
Israel is the region’s only nuclear armed and dangerous state, governed by a criminal cabal Netanyahu heads – a world class thug, a threat to world peace and security, a despicable human being to boot.
“Once Iran produces atomic bombs, all the charm and all the smiles will suddenly disappear,” he blustered.
“There is only one responsible course of action to address this (nonexistent) threat. Iran’s (nonexistent) nuclear military capabilities must be fully dismantled.”
Longstanding US/Israeli plans call for war on Iran, a nonbelligerent state threatening no others. The nuclear red herring is a pretext for planned regime change – maybe coming if Hillary succeeds Obama.
Netanyahu: “Israel is fighting a fanaticism today that your countries may be forced to fight tomorrow.”
Fact: Israel allied with rogue state America represents the region’s gravest “fanaticism” – state-sponsored terrorism, the most dangerous kind of all, both nations with sordid histories of high crimes.
Netanyahu: “We deeply regret every single civilian casualty…Israel (does) everything to minimize Palestinian civilian casualties.”
“No other country and no other army in history have gone to greater lengths to avoid casualties among the civilian population of their enemies.”
Fact: What utter rubbish!! Israel, like America, considers civilian men, women, children, newborn infants, the elderly and infirm legitimate targets in all its wars and daily repression.
Small Palestinian children are treated as viciously as adults. Torture and other forms of horrific mistreatment reflect official Israeli policy.
Netanyahu reinvented the history of his summer 2014 Protective Edge war on 1.8 million Gazans, imprisoned under lawless siege, no safe havens on the Strip to avoid Israeli terror-bombing, massacring defenseless civilians deliberately – in numerous cases entire families murdered in cold blood.
Israel’s only enemy is itself, the world’s leading rogue state after America, both nations partnered in each other’s high crimes – together representing humanity’s greatest threat.
“We live in a world steeped in tyranny and terror,” Netanyahu ranted. It’s headquartered in Washington and Tel Aviv.