Press TV: Israel seeks expansion of Zionism in Middle East: Analyst

By Kevin Barrett and Press TV

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A political analyst says the main objective of the Israeli regime in attacking the besieged Gaza Strip is to destabilize the Middle East and ultimately prepare it for more Zionist expansion and domination.

Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and about 1,200 others were injured in the Israeli attacks on Gaza that were carried out during the eight-day period of November 14-21.

In an interview with Press TV, Kevin Barrett, author and Islamic Studies expert from Madison, shares his thoughts regarding the issue.

The video also offers the opinion of two additional guests: Harry Fear, filmmaker and activist in Gaza, and Kenneth Katzman who is a Middle East analyst in Washington. What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV: Kevin Barrett, we need to expand on this more when you cannot sweep this under the rug regarding what has happened to these people in Gaza, these Palestinians who were killed, some women, some children, many below the age of 5.

This is what the Israeli military spokesman has said, Targets are exact; Every Israeli missile has an address. But if you recall, there was a house in which 11 civilians of the same family were killed; among the 11 dead were 4 small children and 5 women, including an 80-year-old and when asked about the presence of a Palestinian fighter, it could not be verified. What can be done in terms of what has occurred regarding these deaths and these injuries on Israel?

Barrett: Of course what needs to be done is for the international community to stand up for the United Nations resolutions calling for the right of return of all Palestinian ethnic cleansing victims, or we might even say genocide victims, to their homes and properties in occupied Palestine – and the payment of full restitution for their many, many years of suffering. That is what needs to happen and that is what eventually will happen.

But as we stand today, I agree with the first guest, Kenneth Katzman in Washington, that this is a victory for Gaza and for the Palestinian people. And I agree with our other guest as well that obviously Israel was targeting civilians intentionally, brutally and murdering, slaughtering, wounding innocent men, women and many, many children. And the question becomes how do we make sense of all this? Well, the guest in Washington, Kenneth, is absolutely wrong in claiming that this was intended by Hamas, that somehow Hamas tricked the Israelis into slaughtering these hundreds of Palestinian civilians.

In fact, the problem is that Netanyahu, the current leader of Israel, is a psychotic. This man is absolutely bent on starting a war with Iran, a large-scale Middle East war. I believe that he and his people want to finish the ethnic cleansing of Palestine under the cover of the fog of war and they were desperate to get that full-scale Middle East war started. They did everything they could to get Mitt Romney elected president of the United States.

Mitt Romney is a tool of — let’s call it — the drug-smuggling Zionist criminal cartel that is associated with Netanyahu. He is also associated with blowing up the twin towers on 9/11 but let’s not go there now.

In any case, Netanyahu needs that big Middle East war not only to finish the ethnic cleansing of Palestine but also to cover his tracks and tracks of the other neo-conservative Zionists on 9/11 and to continue the larger Israeli strategy that they have been pursuing for the entire 50 plus years of their existence of living by the sword before they eventually die by the sword.

So this irrational strike against Gaza was purely and simply the decision of Netanyahu and his people. He was taking out his frustrations on the people of Gaza for his inability to attack Iran thanks to Obama’s victory.

And it was, as both guests agree, completely irrational from a strategic perspective. But Netanyahu and his people are not rational actors. They are, as I said, psychotics. They are psychopaths. They are lashing out and slaughtering people for no particular strategic reason, and they need to be removed from power as soon as possible.

Press TV: Let’s expand on some of the statements that were made at that press conference. First of all, when we look at what the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said but overall the US posturing. First of all, she said the ceasefire deal between Israel and the Palestinians had come at a crucial time for countries of the Middle East. Why would she say that? I mean are we looking ultimately at the fact that they are placing all that weight on Egypt as being the country that they can work to keep as an ally in terms of somewhat maintaining the status quo when Mubarak was there?

Barrett: Yes, I think that here once again we see another clear instance where the US interest and Israeli interest, as they are being defined by the current psychotic, yes psychotic, Israeli government, are absolutely at loggerheads. They are completely opposed.

The US has an interest in stability in the Middle East so that it can do business with the countries that are producing energy. That is the US interest and the only US interest in the Middle East.

The Israeli Zionist Likudnik neocon regime that has seized power in Tel Aviv as well has quite a bit of power here in the occupied USA has a very, very different interest. Their interest is in destabilizing the Middle East and making it more amenable to Zionist expansion and domination. This is the country that vastly exceeded the borders that were not awarded to it by the United Nations in 1948.

That was simply an advisory vote by the General Assembly that has no force of law. This is not a legal country. The Zionist entity in occupied Palestine is not a legal country, and the only way it can continue to thrive in the minds of its crazy leaders is to keep butchering Palestinians, continuing the genocide and continuing to steal more and more land. That is why it won’t even define its borders.

Israel is not an official US ally. You can check that fact anywhere you want and the reason it is not an official US ally is that Israel refuses to declare its borders, because it wants to keep stealing more and more land and murdering more and more people until it ends up with greater Israel, everything between the Nile and the Euphrates.

That is the “Israeli interest” of the lunatics in Tel Aviv. And you (Kenneth) are telling me that the Iron Dome is an Israeli defense system? Give me a break! The phrase Iron Dome came from the Iron Wall of Jabotinsky, the godfather of Zionist genocide, the man who wanted to exterminate all of the Palestinian people, the so-called Iron Wall. What that is really about is this apartheid wall that is stealing even more Palestinian land, crowding the Palestinians onto what amounts of less than 15 percent of their land.

It is once again an aggressive war that is designed to dismember Palestine and complete the ethnic cleansing and genocide of the people of Palestine. And the US interest does not support this and that is why I am hoping that President Obama who has a blood feud going with Netanyahu, who hates Netanyahu’s guts, considers him a liar, as he said on television, when he pretended that he did not know his microphone was on, will force Israel to finally make peace with its neighbors.

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11 Responses to "Press TV: Israel seeks expansion of Zionism in Middle East: Analyst"

  1. LC  November 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    YES, Dr. Barrett:

    My recent related comment in yesterday’s VT page confirms ZioSatanist plans to destroy & occupy many countries in the Mid-East and exterminate their native population in their own words, as copy pasted from this page: ***********

    November 26, 2012 – 12:13 pm

    Mr. Duff: “How can a President of the United States announce that the government is infiltrated with terrorists and spies and no newspaper, television network or other form of media notices?”
    Answer: Yes, by 250 years of deception through bribery and terrorism. Here is a sample proof from the historic book of Professor Israel Shahak, now available free @

    Shahak’s historic book lists some teachings utilized against every “NON-JEW” as published in Tel Aviv. Here are some quotes which appear in the pages under the heading “The Deception Continues” @page 24:

    “The Deception Continues” (title)
    “But then the Hebrew text goes on to specify the prime examples of ‘infidels’ who must be exterminated: ‘Such as Jesus of Nazareth and his pupils, and Tzadoq and Baitos (21) and their pupils, may the name of the wicked rot’.”
    “”Some of the Turks [i.e., the Mongol race] and the nomads in the North, and the Blacks and the nomads in the South, and those who resemble them in our climates. And their nature is like the nature of mute animals, and according to my opinion they are not on the level of human beings, and their level among existing things is below that of a man and above that of a monkey, because they have the image and the resemblance of a man more than a monkey does.””

    At page 10 of Prof. Shahak’s book it names the territories which the Rothschilds professional terrorist force (a/k/a Israeal) has since long declared as lands targeted for theft and extermination of its natives:

    “in the south, all of Sinai and a part of nothern Egypt up to the environs of Cairo; in the east, all of Jordan and a large chunk of Saudi Arabia, all of Kuwait and a part of Iraq south of the Euphrates; in the north, all of Lebanon and all of Syria together with a huge part of Turkey (up to lake Van); and in the west, Cyprus.”

    These are all reasons why the U.S. must now join forces with Mid-East nations & with Soviets in all-out air-raids on Tel Aviv and force the terrorist enclaves abandon their bunkers before the Zio-Satanists take Syria and the rest of the region as planned. After all Israel has never been anything but a form of professional terrorist force as also documented in above book such as on page 9:

    “Attempts to force the Interior Minister to allow Israelis wishing to be officially described as ‘Israeli’, or even as ‘Israeli-Jew’ in their ID cards have failed. Those who have attempted to do so have a letter from the Ministry of the Interior stating that ‘it was decided not to recognise an Israeli nationality’.”
    Thus, in the words of the Tel Aviv ZioSatanists: There exists no “Israeli nationality” because there exists no “Israel nation” (ie: there exists no “State of Israel”)

    On page 26 Shahak writes:
    “[27] fundamental book of the Habbad movement, one of the most important branches of Hassidism. According to this book, all non-Jews are totally satanic creatures ‘in whom there is absolutely nothing good’. Even a non-Jewish embryo is qualitatively different from a Jewish one. The very existence of a non-Jew is essential’, whereas all of creation was created solely for the sake of the Jews.”

    On page 91 Shahak writes:
    ““A Jewish woman returning from her monthly ritual bath of purification (after which sexual intercourse with her husband is mandatory) must beware of meeting one of the four satanic creatures: Gentile, pig, dog or donkey. If she does meet any one of them she must take another bath.”
    At last: by U.S. laws & laws of every nation: something obtained (or created) by fraud or deception always remains illegal and void (similar to a thing or a contract obtained by fraud) which is void and can’t be ratified to make it valid. This directly goes to the void nature of a crime called “Israel” as it was created by first fraudulently creating another void entity called the United Nations and then bribing public officials (such as the U.S. President Truman in 1948) to create the professional terrorist force called Israel under the false pretext of a legitimate nation, even though never calling it a NATION or a COUNTRY.

  2. Worker Bee  November 26, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    “…will force Israel to finally make peace with its neighbors.”

    At one time I would have agreed with this. However, Israel has behaved so badly, I just want to see it gone, and if that means all the Jews leaving Dunkirk style on fishing boats, so be it.

  3. shachalnur  November 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Besides the first two sentences ,I totally agree with you.
    There’s too many knowledgeble people,losing their patience,though,and are starting to shoot from the hip.
    Under pressure for having to have an opinion at all cost,prof.Barret is “supposing ” things that might be used against him,and that will not serve the people trying to fight “the bad guys”.

  4. blakehamilton  November 25, 2012 at 7:27 am

    2 parter: “Israel” has a right to defend itself? ….& As much as Iran does??!!

  5. kattmanduu  November 25, 2012 at 1:01 am

    You speak like someone who sees a rectum sunrise every time you pass gas. You make no valid points of discussion and are suffering from fact-deficiency-syndrom at near fatal levels. Iran could take israel out any day of the week and twice on Saturday and they haven’t made a move. They don’t want wars. They have had too many already, that were not of their doing. But they do have an equal right to defend them selves as much as israel does. If israel is ever really attacked by someone else that is. All said attacks against israel in the last 60 years have been of their own doing, AKA false-flag ops just like Hitler did to give him an excuse to attack Poland. When are we going to take action against israel for attacking us, remember the USS Liberty?? I think we need to sink 50 of israels ships for that attack. Maybe they will not be so quick to attack anyone after that. We also need to lay waste to their biggest city for pay-back for 9-11. I don’t hate the Hebrew people, I just despise what some of them do in the name of religion.

  6. Ken Rechtstein  November 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    1) The CIA in its projections about how various countries will be faring in the future stated that Israel will be gone by 2025.

    2) Imagine that Israel starts a war. How many hours will its pilots go without sleep and where will they land to refuel?

    3) My guess is that there will be wave after wave of Arabs-Muslims pouring into Israel and converting it into a new Stalingrad, with the difference, this time, that decades of unsettled scores and countless frustrations will be unleeched against anything that moves or breathe. That’s where the Suicidal Parties Shas-Likud-Beitenu are driving the Jews in Israel to. I do not think that this time Americans will risk their lives to save psychopaths for something of their own making, which they were warned for…

    4) Israel exists ONLY because the USA is there to supply it with weapon, money and use its weight to threaten and cajole client and autocratic Arab States. But the Arab spring has shown that no govt can be sure that it is there forever, even when getting full support of the Military…

    5) If the Zios were intelligent, they will drop, all together, the Talmud as Basic Life Philosophy for the Jews, separate religion from State and go in for a the One State solution. If not, sooner or later they will provoke a tragedy for their own people and, defeated, no westerner will have any respect for an “immigrating Jew”, because the intricate power web that Israel has built in the West will disintegrate, its members following the only valid rule: Self-preservation and not being identified with bygone suicidal Israel.

  7. shachalnur  November 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Incoherent ,contradictions,trying to make eggs out of an omelet.
    Typical case of “publish or perish”.
    if things get too complicated ,better take some distance ,have a good look,and than give you’re opinion.
    you’re credibility will suffer,mr.Barret.

  8. blakehamilton  November 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Also from PressTV today:
    Zionists have reached end of line: Ahmadinejad
    “Zionists have reached the end of the road and have no choice but to recognize and yield to the absolute right of the Palestinian nation,” Ahmadinejad said in a telephone conversation with democratically-elected Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday.

    He added that the path chosen by the people in the Gaza Strip and the resistance movements would lead to dignity and freedom of all of Palestine.

  9. stephanaugust  November 24, 2012 at 8:44 am

    “I believe that he and his people want to finish the ethnic cleansing of Palestine under the cover of the fog of war and they were desperate to get that full-scale Middle East war started.”

    Yes. That’s it.

    It all made no sense to me until I read the line above.

  10. blakehamilton  November 24, 2012 at 3:09 am

    I hardly think 14 million Jews (if that) can keep a billion at bay. Its not gonna happen. Even “Israel” itself is unsustainable.

  11. Franklin Ryckaert  November 23, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I don’t contest Netanyahu’s wickedness, but if he really is so “psychopathic” then why was he so sane to accept a cease fire and cancel a ground offensive in Gaza?

    Besides, I find it hard to believe in the “from-the-Nile-to-the-Euphrates-Israeli-Empire” idea as a real objective of Israel’s foreign policy. What many, if not most, Israeli politicians do want is an Israel from the Mediterranean to the Jordan river, a far more “modest” ambition. For this ambition the Palestinians on the West Bank are of course the main stumble block, a problem for which the Israelis have found no real solution. Up until now they “muddled throrough” by expropriating more and more land, building more and more settlements, all the time buying time by the fraudulent “peace process”. They hope by making life so miserable for the Palestinians that they ultimately will leave “voluntarily”. Some Israeli politicians do fantasize about a full scale ethnic cleansing of the West Bank, but that is what it is : a fantasy.

    The real problem of Israel is not its behavior in the Middle East, but its influence in Washington, which enables their behavior in the Middle East. In short, the real problem is the Jewish lobby.

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