By Marc J. Sirois
Daily Star staff
Monday, October 06, 2008
For those who wonder why Israel has experienced so much trouble “fitting in” in the Middle East, and why it routinely gets away with mass murder, it is periodically helpful to be reminded.
Witness the highly disturbing pronouncements made on Friday by one Gadi Eisenkot, the general who runs Israel’s Northern Command. Eisenkot’s obvious goal was to intimidate and terrorize Lebanese civilians by threatening to punish them during any future conflict with Hizbullah. And as a bonus, the Western media coverage of his vile threats offered a free demonstration of how and why the Zionist project has always enjoyed blanket impunity for the war crimes it commits – and even acknowledges – on what, in historical terms, has been a regular basis.