Ariel Sharon, Forgotten But Not Dead.

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8 years after falling into a coma following a devastating stroke, Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli Prime Minister is reported to be “critically ill”.

If any single man can lay claim to being responsible for the oceans of blood spilt in the Middle East over the last 60 years then the former Israeli General, Minister of Defense, and Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon has as good a claim as any.

During the 1982 Lebanon War, while Sharon was Defense Minister, the Sabra and Shatila massacre occurred between 16 September and 18. Between 800 and 3,500 Palestinian civilians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps were killed.

The Kahan Commission into this massacre found the Israeli Defence Forces indirectly responsible for the massacre but also concluded that Defense Minister Ariel Sharon bore personal responsibility “for ignoring the danger of bloodshed and revenge” and “not taking appropriate measures to prevent bloodshed”. Sharon’s negligence in protecting the civilian population of Beirut, which had come under Israeli control amounted to a non-fulfillment of a duty with which the Defence Minister was charged. The commission recommended in early 1983 the removal of Sharon from his post as Defense minister.

Ariel Sharon did finally resign as Defense Minister but remained in government for the next 20 years. On 28 September 2000, Ariel Sharon, while successfully campaigning to become Israel’s Prime Minister and escorted by over 1,000 Israeli police officers visited the Temple Mount complex, site of the Dome of the Rockand al-Aqsa Mosque where he declared that the complex would remain under perpetual Israeli control.

This shallow and cynical piece of electioneering, which played on the basest instincts of the Israeli people led to the Al-Aqsa Intifada and for a time ended to the Middle East peace process.

But it got him elected and in 2005, he was voted the 8th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet.  He remained Prime Minister until his second stroke in 2006.

The director of the hospital where the comatose former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is being treated says he is in critical condition and his life is in danger.

Zeev Rotstein of Tel Hashomer hospital said on Thursday that the functioning of “several essential organs” has declined but would not elaborate.

Rotstein says Sharon’s condition is “critical” and his “life is in danger”.

He said Sharon’s family is at his bedside.

Sharon, 85, suffered a devastating stroke on 4 January 2006, five years after being elected prime minister. He spent months in hospital in Jerusalem before being transferred to a long-term care facility at Sheba medical centre near Tel Aviv.

The Guardian

Source: Wikipedia

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16 responses to “Ariel Sharon, Forgotten But Not Dead.

  1. Sabre

    The Zionist State doesn’t want peace, peace comes at the price of ceding territory.
    Every prospective US President has to prostrate himself before AIPAC and the rest of the Zionist lobby , pledging unconditional support, unlimited treasure and unlimited US blood for and on behalf of Israel.

    Prospective US Presidents stand a much better chance of election if they can persuade the lobby that they will also prevail upon UK and other allies to similarly provide political support blood and treasure.

    The blood treasure and misery of the Palestinians (men women and children) barely crosses anyone’s mind.

    The constant wars (sorry, I meant anti terrorist operations) in the region that are fought primarily for and on behalf of Israel are it would appear an accepted fact of life.

    I never could understand why those mad bastard Muslims crash planes into our buildings, blow up our trains and behead our soldiers.

    Guess I’m down on the nazi list now.

  2. Sabre

    One thing is for sure, when he’s dead he won’t be forgotten.

  3. kelvin ballsacre

    Thankyou for putting this up, this man also protected Menachem begin who kidnapped raped and murdered many small arab boys, and begin was said to be Jimmy Saville s main protector. The pop singer Robin Gibb was a hardline jew who roadies said raped hundreds of kids mainly boys, its high time these people were stopped from claiming its ok in jewish law to do this. If its

  4. dpack

    by another byzantine twist many of the arms that mcgrath gave mckeague were captured in the 1967 war by the israeli army (including major general sharon as he was then) and sold to armscorp in south africa before ending up “smuggled”into ireland after becoming detached from the inventory via some neat paperwork.
    even in a coma he could get referenced in two seemingly unrelated themes.

    im definitely not a nazi but if i was i would admire the israeli/zionist state’s methods and ethics.

    sharon is a good example of an israeli state hero,resolute and prepared to do whatever is required of him/her including what could be considered warcrimes/genocide by other means etc.
    hero or scumbag depends on one’s point of view.

    forgotten would probably upset him but he is a prime example of how the abused can become abusive on a national scale and he is best remembered as a warning.

    ps if i was a nazi i would be pleased the founding fathers had created a master race by extreme selection even if it was an israeli master race.

    as im not a nazi i hope all the people of the middle east can work towards an ethical and sustainable future.

    • Sabre

      CIA,Mossad,BOSS and SIS along with other Intel agencies unsurprisingly interact, at any given time it’s anyone’s guess whether the interaction is positive or negative (sometimes positive for one side and negative for the other with both believing they are on the positive end).

      I agree that from a Zionist point of view he is a great man.
      Viewpoint, context and nuance is all.

      A most interesting point re the extreme selection comment, I can’t remember the Israeli commentator/academic that made exactly the same point, a high average IQ as the result of the smartest being most likely to survive massacres, pogroms and expulsions.

      The commentator didn’t offer an opinion as to why they have been figuratively looking down the barrel of a gun for 6 thousand years.

  5. mariana

    Of course being a bigoted, right-wing Daily Mail reading gentile bourgeoius snobby Brit, in Gojam’s anti-Semitic eyes whatever he thinks Ariel Sharon has done makes it six million times worse because Ariel Sharon is Jewish. He neglects to mention the fact that his own country occupied the land and much of the world before that. Anti-Semites like you who hide behind anti-paedophile activism whilst being apologists for the crimes of Mengele need to be exposed. But I guess your lil’ old fan club on here are just too ignorant and stupid to read between the lines to see what you really are.

    • You’re wrong but there is no point in arguing with you, or your polar opposite, the genuine anti-semite.

      You’re both impossible to talk to.

      Your hyperbole is astonishing [apologist for Mengele ?] but it only makes you look ridiculous.

    • Sabre

      Six million had to be part of the comment a weapon of mass distraction!

      Are Ariel Sharon’s Crimes six million times less serious because he is Jewish?
      If anti-Zionism equates to anti-semitism and inevitably, in your view to pro-nazism is anti-nazism camouflage for pro-Zionism and the use and abuse of all “Other” races,creeds,nationalities and political philosophies?

  6. dpack

    most of the anti zionists i have known have been jewish including one who survived 18 months in the kz .
    anti zionist is not the same as anti semitic or anti jewish folk.

    if one is truly anti semitic one would be against those who speak any of the common middle eastern languages such as akkadian,arabic,arameic,hebrew,phoenician etc etc .
    semitic is the group noun for many middle eastern languages.not another name for those of the jewish religion(or those who are non religious but are descended from those who were).

    anti jewish folk is usually based on needing a minority to scapegoat ,writing off financial obligations and to acquire wealth by dispossessing the owners.
    this has been presented in various ways over the centuries and is just as evil as storming a refugee camp and armed land seizure.

    anti zionist is to be opposed to a zionist national state and is not necessarily anti jewish folk or even anti israel as a nation .

    re the history of the middle east since the fall of the ottoman empire things might have been very different if the deals struck by laurence had not been ignored by the western allies and if the seven sisters had not seen profit from oil and arranged matters accordingly .

    re mengele et al ,they would have been very upset by my observation of nazi selection for clever,strong and lucky folk to found a nation as he and his chums scarpered from the ruins with a fair bit of loot.
    in the case of the paperclip group the loot was knowledge of technology and intel on the soviet networks of nazi europe that bought them immunity in the usa ,
    the several thousand russian speakers of the latvian ss (a lot were lithuanian but they got lumped together) were taken on by the brits as some of the first cold warriors with a view to conducting soe style activities if the cold war got hot but due to the chap organizing covert returns behind the iron curtain being kim philby most never got sent up the beach cos of those who were almost all got met by the nkvd/kgb and died after a fairly short and very unpleasant captivity and the program was abandoned in that form.

    do i sound ignorant and stupid,a nazi or a fan of the views of the daily wail.

    ps i really dont care what you think mariana but i though i should clarify some semantics and history.
    i will stop now before i get personal or distract from the work to be done

  7. nuggy

    i believe there are people coming on here making anti semitic comments and then coming on in different names to complain about anti antisemitism.

    • Sabre

      Where would we be without conspiracy theories eh?

    • green

      There definitely seem to be a few anti-Semitic comments here that have gone unchallenged, although they’re apparently inserted into a discussion that has nothing to do with Jews and everything to do with Israel. Perhaps only the highly intelligent can tell when an anti-Zionist isn’t an anti-Semite.

  8. Sabre

    He has now died, he will be remembered by his victims as well as his admirers.
    The Middle East tragedy and its wider consequences will continue.

  9. dpack

    sadly it probably will