Zionism Unmasked: The Dark Face Of Jewish Nationalism

"What we need to stand up and say is not only did they attack the
U.S.S. Liberty, they did 9/11. They did it. I have had long
conversations over the past two weeks with contacts at the Army War
College, at it’s headquarters, Marine Corps and I made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100 percent certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation. Period."

Dr. Alan Sabrosky, March 14, 2010 – listen to podcast

Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a writer and
consultant specializing in national and international security affairs.
In December 1988, he received the Superior Civilian Service Award after
more than five years of service at the U.S. Army War College as
Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, and holder of the
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research.

He is listed in WHO’S WHO IN THE EAST (23rd ed.). A Marine Corps
Vietnam veteran and a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Dr.
Sabrosky’s teaching and research appointments have included the United
States Military Academy, the Center for Strategic and International
Studies (CSIS), Middlebury College and Catholic University; while in
government service, he held concurrent adjunct professorships at
Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of
Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Dr. Sabrosky has lectured widely on defense and foreign affairs in the
United States and abroad. You can email Dr. Alan Sabrosky at:

By Dr. Alan Sabrosky

11 March, 2010

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu once remarked to a Likud
gathering that "Israel is not like other countries." Oddly enough for
him, that time he was telling the truth, and nowhere is that more
evident than with Jewish nationalism, whether or not one pins the
"Zionist" label on it.

Nationalism in most countries and cultures can have both positive and
negative aspects, unifying a people and sometimes leading them against
their neighbors. Extremism can emerge, and often has, at least in part
in almost every nationalist/independence movement I can recall (e.g.,
the French nationalist movement had The Terror, Kenya’s had the Mau
Mau, etc.).

But whereas extremism in other nationalist movements is an aberration,
extremism in Jewish nationalism is the norm, pitting Zionist Jews
(secular or observant) against the goyim (everyone else), who are
either possible predator or certain prey, if not both sequentially.
This does not mean that all Jews or all Israelis feel and act this way,
by any means. But it does mean that Israel today is what it cannot
avoid being, and what it would be under any electable government (a
point I’ll develop in another article).

The differences between Jewish nationalism (Zionism) and that of other countries and cultures here I think are fourfold:

  1. Zionism is a real witches’ brew of xenophobia,
    racism, ultra-nationalism, and militarism that places it way outside of
    a "mere" nationalist context — for example, when I was in Ireland (both
    parts) I saw no indication whatsoever that the PIRAs or anyone else
    pressing for a united Ireland had a shred of design on shoving
    Protestants into camps or out of the country, although there may well
    have been a handful who thought that way — and goes far beyond the
    misery for others professed by the Nazis

  2. Zionism undermines civic loyalty among
    its adherents in other countries in a way that other nationalist
    movements (and even ultra-nationalist movements like Nazism) did not —
    e.g., a large majority of American Jews, including those who are not
    openly dual citizens, espouse a form of political bigamy called "dual
    loyalty" (to Israel & the US) that is every bit as dishonest as
    marital bigamy, attempts to finesse the precedence they give to Israel
    over the US (lots of Rahm Emanuels out there who served in the IDF but
    NOT in the US armed forces), and has absolutely no parallel in the
    sense of national or cultural identity espoused by any other definable
    ethnic or racial group in America — even the Nazi Bund in the US
    disappeared once Germany and the US went to war, with almost all of its
    members volunteering for the US armed forces

  3. The "enemy" of normal nationalist
    movements is the occupying power and perhaps its allies, and once
    independence is achieved, normal relations with the occupying power are
    truly the norm, but for Zionism almost everyone out there is an actual
    or potential enemy, differing only in proximity and placement on its
    very long list of enemies (which is now America’s target list) and

  4. Almost all nationalist movements
    (including the irredentist and secessionist variants) intend to create
    an independent state from a population in place or to reunite a
    separated people (like the Sudeten Germans in the 1930s) — it is very
    rare for it to include the wholesale displacement of another indigenous
    population, which is far more common of successful colonialist
    movements as in the US — and perhaps a reason why most Americans
    wouldn’t care too much about what the Israelis are doing to the
    Palestinians even if they DID know about it, is because that is no
    different than what Europeans in North America did to the
    Indians/Native Americans here in a longer & more low-tech fashion.

The implications of this for Middle East peace prospects, and for other
countries in thrall to their domestic Jewish lobbies or not, are
chilling. The Book of Deuteronomy come to life in a state with a
nuclear arsenal would be enough to give pause to anyone not bought or
bribed into submission — which these days encompasses the US
Government, given Israel’s affinity for throwing crap into the face of
the Obama administration and Obama’s visible affinity for accepting it
with a smile, Bibi Netanyahu’s own "Uncle Tom" come to Washington.

The late General Moshe Dayan, who — Zionist or not — remains an honored
part of my own Pantheon of military heroes, allegedly observed that
Israel’s security depended on its being viewed by others as a mad dog.
He may have been correct. But he neglected to note that the preferred
response of everyone else is to kill that mad dog before it can decide
to go berserk and bite. It is an option worth considering.

Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D, University of Michigan) is a ten-year US Marine
Corps veteran and a graduate of the US Army War College. He can be
contacted at docbrosk@comcast.net

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