‘Cast Dread’ – Secret record just released by Al Lukheer, previously unknown Mid-East TV channel


By Stanley Walinets
January 26, 2011
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Explanatory Comment. These notes, code-named ‘Cast Dread’, are the secret record of a political Party meeting which took place in late 2008. All names have been disguised to prevent identification. The notes are prefaced by an anonymous reporter, who for unknown reasons records the meeting in present tense:-

Funny things, elections, aren’t they? I mean, take US Presidentials. The US procedure, roughly, is that each candidate spends huge amounts of money, the aim being that the one who spends most, wins. Doesn’t always work, but that’s their system and that’s the way they run it.
Another Election process is underway now, in a Middle East state. This state has many close kinfolk all around the world. So let’s call this country the State of Usrael. It’s December 2008, the Nation will vote next February. Election customs and practices are different in Usrael of course. But the various Parties fight for victory as eagerly as in any other country, using the Usraeli rules. These rules are, that each Party has to be seen as the strongest. Strength is the currency. All the Parties compete to show they’ve got the most.

So how’s it going? The current ruling Party, CODIMAH, decides, after several months of meticulous PR planning, to show just how strong it will be if re-elected. It terminates a truce which, everyone agrees, the neighbouring government of GEEZA has maintained for far too long. It does so by quietly sending a crack mission to eliminate six or seven Geezas. Its clever calculation provokes retaliatory rockets from the Geezas. Then, free to display righteous fury, it sends Usrael's fighter planes flashing across the skies in SELF-DEFENCE.

Does this impressive display of electoral strength impress LIKHED, the main opposition Party? No way! Party Leader Nutiyahoo shouts to the electorate “No! You must vote for us! Look – all Codimah promise is they’ll silence the Enemy’s rockets. Then they’ll leave ’em alone. Leave ’em alone? Feh! When our Party’s in power we’ll make sure none of these Enemies will be left alive, cluttering our Promised Land! That’s what WE’LL do. Vote for us!”
“Tee hee hee!” comes a tinkling chorus from the tiny, ringlet-cheeked, big-hats-over-little-skull-caps, DEEPLY PIOUS PARTY. They’re small in number but very powerful, because of Usrael’s proportional representation system. “We may be small”, they shout, “but by Adonoy (aka G*d) we’ll make these others listen to us! Whoever gets to be the Government, they’ll need our support. So they’re gonna have to do what we tell 'em. We’re strong too!”

The Codimah Party’s getting worried. Prime Minister Ehud Goldmert (who is on his way out of office, for reasons we cannot disclose under the Official Deceitcrets Act), calls another Cabinet meeting.

“Send for the Generals!” he orders, “We’ll show ’em who’s the strongest Party!”
The Generals attend, to the relief of the Electorate, who’ve all been brought up to admire these Strong Honest Men.
“OK,” advises one General, “We’d better send some tanks to surround them.”
“Yeah,” says another, “and we’d better call up some Reservists, we might need them.”
“Hmm,” says a third General, “OK... But I’m a bit worried… There’s a new bunch of crazy youngsters who’ve joined together as Conscientious Objectors, would you believe? Say they won’t join the Army, for Adonoysake!”
“Oh no…!” cry the Cabinet Members, aghast.
“No problem, friends,” purrs Defence Minister Ehud Ballacks, “I’ve had a word with the Judges… We’re putting them in Prison, as an example to the rest…”
“Right on!” applauds a Member of the Laborious Party, “Our youngsters look forward to their Army stint – it’s part of our national culture.”
Foreign Minister Tslippi Luvmi agrees, “Yes, everyone knows that. The people love the Army. They want it to be strong, to protect our Adonoy-given Nation. We love our brave soldiers. The polls prove it.”
“Except for maybe the 5% dissenters, those messhugganahs who don’t read the right papers…” snarls the Defence Minister.
“Mmm… Yeah…” murmurs the rest of the Cabinet and the Generals.
“So we can ignore them.” says Prime Minister Goldmert, “So, what do we do next, gentlemen?” .
“Well,” says one of the Generals, to nods from the others, “We up the air raids, don’t we? And then we invade.”
“Isn’t that rather … er … excessive?” mutters a rather pathetic Deputy Minister, “I mean, quite a few nations round the world – well, all of them, actually – say we’re going too far…”
“Except America, stoopid!” says Development Minister Musselman, “THEY know we’re doing the right thing. And the EU and the UK – well, they’re not going to disagree, are they?” Confident nods around the table. “So don’t worry, ok?”
But Deputy Minister Worrier is still unhappy. “We HAVE killed a lot of their people, haven’t we? I mean, what is it – 1,000 or so, if we count the children?”
“More,” says a brusque General, “We’re not in there to waste our time.”
Tslippi Luvmi is a little uneasy.
“I do agree, General, but – I know it’s a nuisance, but they are civilians…” she says, “We do always say the last thing we want is for civilians and children to suffer… I am very concerned for them…”
The General looks to his colleagues for support. One of them steps in.
“You’re right of course, Foreign Minister. But what people don’t understand is, they use them as shields… They give the kids, like, hand grenades and stuff, probably wrapped up as Chanuka presents, and tell them to hide them in the cellar when their parents aren’t looking… ”
“He’s right!” says Defence Minister Ballacks, “So what else can we do, faced with these evil swine who’ll shelter behind innocent families like that? It’s unfortunate. But, ce le guerre, as the Frenchies say…”
The other Ministers nod sad agreement. One adds “And we all know Nutiyahoo wouldn’t worry about so-called ‘innocents’, would he?”
“No, he wouldn’t.”
“No.”
“Right, that’s agreed,” says Defence Minister Ballacks, “So when’s the Election?”
“Only a few weeks now…” says Tslippi Luvmi (who hopes to become Prime Minister if Codimah wins).
But Deputy Minister Worrier interrupts again, still worrying.
“Er – just a minute, chaverim… I’ve just had a note from my secretary – she says there’s an awful lot of organisations and websites all over the world, criticising what we’re doing – saying we’re cold-blooded murderers, all that sort of thing … I’m beginning to feel a bit … well, uncomfortable…”
The assembled Cabinet Ministers stare at him, astonished. The Generals turn to each other, rolling their eyes in disbelief.
“Get real, Worrier!” groans Defence Minister Ballacks, “Can’t you understand? They’re all just anti-Semites!”
“But – but a lot of them are Jews!”
“SELF-HATERS!!”, screams Tslippi Luvmi. Then she pulls herself together. “Listen dear – we’re fighting an Election, right? Just concentrate on the main task, yes? Please?”
“Sorry, Prime Min – er, Foreign Secretary…. You’re right of course … Sorry…”
“OK dear – I know, we’re all under stress – but we have to get on with it – we’re a Democracy aren’t we? Elections are very important to our chosen way of life … ”
She turns to the Generals. “OK, thanks a lot for your assistance, gentlemen – we … er … won’t forget you…. you’d better leave now, while we finalise plans…. No, wait! I’ve had an idea. To comfort our friend here and all those nutters he’s worried about, we’ll give the civilians a break, right? A three-hour cessation of bombs etc, every afternoon, once you’ve got the tanks in. So they can – oh, y’know, have something to eat, go to the loo, whatever those people do with their spare time….”
The Generals look doubtful.
“Really.” she goes on, “It’ll look good if we do that, get all these ignorant critics off our backs, yes?”
“Alright,” say the Generals, “You’re the boss – or will be… We’ll do it – but so long as we can keep the tanks and the guys’ guns pointed at ’em, so they don’t try anything funny.”
“Oh, certainly. And keep the helicopters circling, of course…”
“Right folks,” says Prime Minister Goldmert, “It’s getting late, I’m calling the meeting to a close. And it’s Shabat tomorrow so we’ve got to be up early for Shull.”

The Ministers leave the Knuthouss building, by a side door. As they disperse, one Minister murmurs to a colleague “Y’know, I just wish the rest of the world would realise, we’re under threat here…”
“Yeah,” says his friend, “Nuti’s closing in on us… We just have to keep on doing what we know is right … This Election’s important. I think the Electorate will understand …”

COMMENTS

Yoni1

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 18:58

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"It terminates a truce which, everyone agrees, the neighbouring government of GEEZA has maintained for far too long"

Tosser.


amber

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 19:33

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I couldn't be bothered to wade through the entirety of this drivel, but Walinets repeats the lie that Hamas observed the ceasefire (in fact it was a hudna, not a ceasefire, not that Walinets will understand the difference).

Hamas repeatedly disregarded the hudna, and then rejected Israel's offer to renew it.

Walinets, is this a pathetic attempt at humorous writing?


Yoni1

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:11

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No, just pathetic.


jose (not verified)

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:32

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Hey, Walinuts, did you ever apologise for your blood libel about the death of Jawaher Abu Rahma, that you lyingly blamed on Tsahal?


jose (not verified)

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:37

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When a first blood libel by Walinuts is shown to be blattantly false, Walinuts launches a new one.
Doesn't matter that Walinuts has no credibility after launching so many lies, he continues his hateful hatchet job on Jews and Israel.

Really the poor guy is more than nuts! The straight jacket is the only foreseeable end.


jose (not verified)

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 20:45

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Isn't it incredible that the fantasy written by Walinuts here looks like a chapter of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion?


jose (not verified)

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 07:44

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Walinuts, we are still waiting for your apologies about the Jawaher Abu Rahma Blood libel?


Stanley Walinets

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:36

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Juicy: "Hey, Walinuts, did you ever apologise for your blood libel about the death of Jawaher Abu Rahma, that you lyingly blamed on Tsahal?"

Sorry Juicy, I really don't know this Jawaher Abu Rahma person or recall saying anything about him or her; nor do I know who or what Tsahal is or was. If you really want me to apologise, please spell out precisely what it is you think I've said, then I can discuss it.

amber: "Walinets repeats the lie that Hamas observed the ceasefire (in fact it was a hudna, not a ceasefire, not that Walinets will understand the difference)"

Thank you amber. But I don't know what a hudna is. Please tell me.

"Walinets, is this a pathetic attempt at humorous writing?"

Well, no amber. I intend it as satire. But it obviously doesn't work, in your view, so feel free to call it pathetic.


Yoni1

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:50

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Oh, dear ... So much ignorance about the Middle East, so much assurance that he is an expert on it ...


mattpryor

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:10

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Jawaher Abu Rahma was the woman who died from medical malpractice at the hands of her Arab doctors who then lied about it and said that Tsahal killed her (see below).

Tashal = IDF - you know, those brave boys and girls who risk their lives to keep Jewish children safe and who you like to defame at every opportunity.

Hudna = truce while we rearm, maybe a couple of years respite before we start murdering your women and children again with rat-poison coated shrapnel

Google is your friend.


Yoni1

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:57

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And let's not forget that Walinets actually started TWO blogs about Bil'in ... and he still has no clue what he is talking about or who Jawaher Abu Rahma was ... Unbelievable.


Stanley Walinets

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 19:37

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Mattpryor, thanks for your clarification - tho' I have to regard it as only a semi-clarification. Certainly I appreciate your reminding me who Jawaher Abu Rahma was -I readily acknowledge I'm better at remembering facts than unfamiliar names (at which confession yoni, jose et al will declare a national rejoicing at such proof that I am not without faults, unlike them of course).

I don't accept other parts of your clarification however. The cause of her death was not as clear-cut as you claim. The version you cite ('she died at the hands of Arab doctors') was the version put forward by Brig. Gen Alon, without supplying corroborating documentation. The opposing version was that of her family and others at the Bil'in demonstration, who said she had vomited after inhaling tear-gas. Neither of the two versions can be proved as she's now buried.

What is truly important is the wider background facts associated with that demonstration. I'll come to that in a minute - I must comment first on your put-down of me in your explanation of 'Tashal' and 'Hudna'.

Certainly, I'd not come across those words before, so thanks for that. But I can't go along with your picture of 'those brave boys and girls'. I'm quite with you that many IDF soldiers are brave, do good work, etc. But others do not; and yet others are most unhappy at what they are required to do: you must be aware of the growing numbers of conscientious objecters and the reasons they give - and the numbers of them who've been imprisoned for their stance. There are many past examples of cruelty by IDF soldiers - if you want references on this, ask me.

As to the way you describe 'Hudna'. Quite possibly you're right about some Palestinian resisters. But you cannot pretend that Israel hasn't conducted its own 'hudnas', can you? Eg, how long would you say Israel spent in quietly arming itself for Operation Cast Lead?

Right - now to the background I promised, of the Bil'in incident. You'll find it in full in my intro to my 'Death at Bil'in / Us and Them pt 2' blog. But here's an extract from that intro (which I must remind you, EVERY ONE OF MY CRITICS has totally ignored since then).

That intro was almost entirely based on the report by Anshel Pfeffer in Jerusalem in that week's JC. I numbered his paragraphs for ease of reference. Here's what Pfeffer (self-hating anti-semite yes?)wrote. Note ESPECIALLY paragraphs 4,5 & 7, those facts EVERY ONE OF MY CRITICS has totally ignored since then:

"WAS IT CANCER OR TEAR GAS? THE DEBATE RAGES
1) A Furious debate has broken out in Israel and across the blogosphere over what caused the death.....
2) The villagers of Bil'in in the West Bank claim Jawaher Abu Rahme was suffocated by tear-gas shot, by Israeli soldiers. The IDF maintain she died of an illness that she was already suffering from.

3) Ms Abu Rahme died on Saturday morning, but that is just about the only detail that is not in dispute. Her family in Bil'in and activists who took part in the weekly demonstrations against the separation fence near the village claimed that she had started suffocating after inhaling tear-gas shot by Israeli security forces at the demonstrators on Friday afternoon.

4) Demonstrations in Bil'in have taken place every Friday for the past six years, ever since the separation fence cut the village off from a large part of its agricultural land. The Israeli Supreme Court ruled three and a half years ago that the route of the fence should be changed in the village's favour, but the Defence Ministry has yet to carry out the order.

5) Twenty-one Palestinians have died in demonstrations against the fence, but over the past 20 months, there have only been a handful of light casualties, mainly due to changed IDF procedures. (a note by me: one of those deaths was of Jawaher Abu Rahma's brother, in a previous year...)

6) An IDF officer said under condition of anonymity that "we received the medical reports from the Palestinians only after three days and they were full of inconsistencies. An earlier report has her leaving hospital on Friday with no serious injuries. There is no proof that she even participated in the demonstration and we have information that she was being treated for cancer."

7) Michael Sfard, an Israeli lawyer representing the Abu Rahme Family, said: "Jawaher was suffocated by tear gas, and she did not leave hospital before her death. She certainly did not have cancer."

I then wrote, later in that blog: "What's really important is that we read especially carefully paragraphs 4,5,and 7. They show there's a whole important background to this incident going back several years; mentioning the IDF's refusal to carry out the Supreme Court Order; the 21 Palestinians who've been killed and others injured during these protests; and the reasons behind these protests - the village cut off from a large part of its agricultural land."

The hugely important thing here is that 'HUGELY IMPORTANT BACKGROUND' which most if not all of you ignored then and still ignore.

You CANNOT go on deluding yourselves that Israel can do no wrong, that anyone who criticises SOME of the things Israel does is by definition an anti-Semite and all the rest of it. YOU CANNOT. Unless you are happy to spend the rest of your life with your head in the sand - only lifting it to scream abuse at anyone who questions Israel.


Yoni1

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 21:34

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"you must be aware of the growing numbers of conscientious objecters and the reasons they give - and the numbers of them who've been imprisoned for their stance"

These are tiny numbers. Of course, professional Israel-haters like you focus on those few.

"There are many past examples of cruelty by IDF soldiers - if you want references on this, ask me"

And your point? It's a large group of people. Of course some of them commit cruel things. So???
Only professional Israel-haters like you focus on those few.

"But you cannot pretend that Israel hasn't conducted its own 'hudnas', can you?"

I certainly can.

"how long would you say Israel spent in quietly arming itself for Operation Cast Lead?"

Sheesh, you are thick beyond words. Of course Israel prepares itself all the time for many eventualities. That's what it's government and top brass are paid for, silly boy. I'd be critical of them if they didn't.

Only professional Israel-haters like you think that's a bad thing.


Yoni1

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 21:37

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"You CANNOT go on deluding yourselves that Israel can do no wrong"

That's a typical antisemitic lie. Nobody is saying anything of the sort.

"that anyone who criticises SOME of the things Israel does is by definition an anti-Semite"

That's a typical antisemitic lie. Nobody is saying anything of the sort.

What we are saying is that spittle-flecked haters who can only bash, bash, bash Israel, completely out of all proportion to what she does in the face of the surrounding genocidal barbarians, is an antisemite.


Stanley Walinets

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:07

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Yoni1 - "What we are saying is that spittle-flecked haters who can only bash, bash, bash Israel, completely out of all proportion to what she does in the face of the surrounding genocidal barbarians, is an antisemite".

OK Yoni. And what I'm saying is that spittle-flecked haters who can only bash, bash, bash anyone who dares criticise Israel, however reasonably, is a head-in-the-sand ostrich.


Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:21

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So Walinets - you fancy yourself as a fiction writer!

First the fiction about Jawaher Abu Rahma

Now the garbage above

It's about as limp as your 'poetry'

Advice from a friend: Don't give up the Day Job, old chap


Stanley Walinets

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:56

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Dear Mr Hoffman,
Thanks for your sneer - sorry - friendly advice. As a well-known creator of fiction yourself, I take due note of all you say.


mattpryor

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 12:04

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Stanley, I took the time to respond to your comments here:

http://www.thejc.com/blogpost/bilin-my-us-them-pt2-blog-interrupted

Please read. Thank you.


Stanley Walinets

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 15:58

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Matt - duly responded, tho' first response got lost (one of those blogsite gremlins!) and next attempt rather mixed up in multi-paged accumulation, different pages out of order.... So I've now closed that http://www.thejc.com/blogpost/bilin-my-us-them-pt2-blog-interrupted site; and am now closing this one, which has also dissolved into name-calling, etc.

See y'all later!

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