What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.—Genesis 4:10
Some may object to my starting such an article with Tony Blair. Yet, he provided us with unforgettable, and to be honest, quite scary, examples of how lucky certain politicians can get. David Christopher Kelly was a British scientist and expert on biological warfare, employed by the British Ministry of Defence, and formerly a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq.
In 2003, he had an unauthorized discussion with a BBC journalist, Andrew Gilligan, about the British government’s dossier on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Apparently, the British government was well aware there were no such weapons in Iraq. Following the interview, he was invited to appear on July 15, before the parliamentary foreign affairs select committee, which was investigating the WMD lies.
Kelly was questioned aggressively about his actions. Luckily for the British government, he was found dead two days later. Despite the official report on his suicide, his death looked like a carefully staged assassination aimed at saving the British government’s face. Had James Bond acted here? MI5 knows.
Curiously, this wasn’t the first lucky death in Blair’s history. In 1994, his predecessor as the leader of the British Labour party died at the age of 56 from an unexpected heart attack. Double-lucky Blair.
‘One Minute Delay’ – British Censor held a finger on the ‘cut’ button, see The Blair Witch Project
Yitzhak Rabin with Yasser Arafat and Bill Clinton Nazi Nexus
Never Ending Violence
The recent elections in Israel featured a terrifying moment. After sabotaging her former party Kadima, Tzipi Livni proposed that President Shimon Peres run for the post of Prime Minister. Years after he was neutralized by being elected President of Israel, a former Mossad agent is attempting to bring him back to political life.
This was horrifying. Blair got double-lucky, yet, compared to Shimon Peres, he is a novice.
Some may object to my mentioning Peres here, but he re-appeared during the campaign in an indirect and troubling fashion. Yet, a short preamble must be added. Rabin and Peres were not good friends. In 1980, Rabin (who lost his government in 1977 to Begin, beginning the drift rightwards of the Israeli society) published a biography in which Peres was described as the “indefatigable conspirator.”
The allusion was clear. Having never served in the IDF, Peres’ basis of political power relied on his special relations with the political secret police, the Shin Beth. Rabin often accused the latter of “cooking data,” of conspiring. Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995.
Later on, it was proved in Israeli court that the Shin Beth was involved in the killing. Neither the Shin Beth nor the Mossad assassinate without approval of the political upper echelon. Since Rabin obviously didn’t sign his own death sentence, the next candidate to sign it was his deputy, Shimon Peres.
Since Rabin’s memoirs were published, Peres became the State’s official “indefatigable conspirator,” but worse was to come. In 1981, Shimon Peres and Menahem Begin competed against each other in what became the hottest campaign in Israel’s short history.
Shimon Peres lost not only the elections, but also his good name. Labor was trying to return to power after it lost it for the first time in the country’s history to the Likud Party in 1977.
The economic situation was bad; it seemed that Peres would easily win against Menahem Begin. Peres invited a young entertainer to help in the campaign; his name was Dudu Topaz (“Dudu” is a Hebrew nickname for “David”).
In the eyes of Labor, Mr. Topaz was “one of us,” “the son of” and “educated at.” All the right classifiers for the job. None of Labor leaders could imagine the disaster about to happen. In an elections rally held in Malchei Yisrael Square (now Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square), Topaz said: “It’s a pleasure to see the crowd here, and it’s a pleasure to see that there are no ‘chahchahim’ who ruin election gatherings.
The Likud’s ‘chahchahim’ are at Metzudat Ze’ev.” At that moment, he changed history. “Chahchahim” is a derogatory term alluding to Moroccan Jews; its meaning is related to “being untidy,” though it is just Hebrew slang. “Metzudat Ze’ev” – the “Fort of Ze’ev (Jabotinsky)” – is the name of the Likud Party Headquarters, which is not far away from that square.
Following the insult made by Topaz, the Likud party reacted on a personal level. A comedian working for the Likud named Sefi (Yosef) Rivlin was invited to run the Likud television campaign. He began a tremendously successful personal campaign against Peres based on how he was perceived by people.
Its motto was “Ken Velo,” namely “Yes and No” in Hebrew. Peres was presented as giving an answer “yes and no” to everything he was asked (“Do you want sugar in your coffee?” “Yes and No! Yes and No!”).
The combination of Peres shaky reputation with the funny voice used by Rivlin and his very disturbing eyes transformed Peres into a clown forever.
Needless to say, most “chahchahim” voted for Menahem Begin’s Likud Party and gave him victory. Peres never won – before or after the “ken velo” campaign – a political campaign; at best he shared the government in a rotational agreement with the Likud after the 1984 election.
The 1981 video is linked above. Three people ruined the name of Shimon Peres; the three of them paid dearly. Apparently (this word was added just for legal reasons) Peres signed Rabin’s assassination order.
Like Prisoner “X” Zygier, Dudu Topaz committed an impossible suicide on August 20, 2009, while in an Israeli jail. Unbelievably, he had been charged with “conspiring violence against prominent media figures in Israel.” Sefi Rivlin is alive, but not well. During the recent election campaign, he gave a mute recommendation to vote “Likud.” Out of the blue, the voice that uttered the shrieking “yes and no” was silenced by throat cancer.
Do you care to explain, Mr. Peres? Who can be asked at the Shin Beth? Is this the result of Israel’s continuation of the Nazi Eugenics Program? Inducing cancer is straightforward; a primitive USA savagely inflicted the disease on many thousands of Japanese already in 1945. Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian refugee in London who died in 2006 after polonium was slipped into his tea at a sushi restaurant. Yasser Arafat was exposed to the same radioactive substance and died. More recent examples are easy to find.
Victim and Assassin
The trigger of this article was the death of Hugo Chavez. Two Venezuelan Presidents (Chavez in November, and Nicolas Maduro, the acting president until the upcoming elections, the day before Chavez death) claimed that he had been poisoned. “I think it will be 50 years before they declassify a document (that) I think (will show) the hand of the enemy is involved,” Maduro was quoted by Associated Press. “It was an attack,” I heard him saying to teleSUR.
Venezuela’s claim is credible. Who is the murderer? Who was the agent that delivered a poison designed in a different country? It must have been someone trusted by Chavez, capable of getting close without having been checked.
In the aftermath, I closely watched teleSUR, its reports were live and uncensored. This news network is well connected; I was hoping that they would place a visual hint regarding the assassin’s identity. There weren’t many options; it must be an agent with extraordinary links on both sides. teleSUR didn’t disappoint. Yet, I am trapped in the Americas; is it worth dying for this bit of poisonous information?
Is any way of ending this Western terror? Several centuries ago, Yehuda Halevi wrote a Hebrew poem which begins “libi bamizrach va’ani besof ma’arav.” It means “My heart is in the East and I’m in West’s end.”
Mr. Tov Roy is one of the frequent contributors for The 4th Media.