There are basket cases, psychological basket cases, psychopathic maniacs and deranged lunatics.
However, when all four come together itâ€™s called Zionism whose latest manifestation is so extreme that the heavens shudder at the thought that it could have come from human beings.
But it has come and it takes the form of proposing the destruction of Islamâ€™s third holiest site, the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem â€“ Muslims believe that Muhammad was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to al-Aqsa during the Night Journey.
Not content with destroying the Mosque, Uri Ariel, the Israeli Minister of Housing and Construction, is calling for the construction of a â€˜Third Templeâ€™ in place of the Mosque.
Now this is not a joke. For years the Israelis have been tunnelling near and under the Mosque (although they deny it) so that, one day, they will be able to precipitate a partial collapse and then claim that the whole structure is unsound (as, indeed, it will be with tunnels everywhere).
Mother Nature, moreover, might speed the process because of a history of earthquakes. The original Islamic structure was built in 705 CE (AD), then destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt in 754. It was destroyed again by earthquake in 1033 whereon was built the structure which stands to this day. This is part of a World Heritage Site and very understandably so. So earthquakes figure in the siteâ€™s history and we can be sure that the Israelis are only too likely to be thinking about a collapse apparently due to some form of minor earthquake (which is something they are very good at).
Ah! say the Israelis, an Islamic structure has been there for only one thousand three hundred years, what about the Jewish structures which, they claim, were there before? The Zionists, being the basket cases, psychological basket cases, psychopathic maniacs and deranged lunatics that they are, think that an alleged state of affairs one thousand three hundred or more years ago justifies the elimination of everything which has happened ever since. Thus they think that native Americans are entitled to the whole of the USA and the Incas and Aztecs to the whole of South America â€“ er, no, they donâ€™t think that because, rabid racists and aggressors that they are, the last things they approve of are the rights of native inhabitants, present or past.
But it gets worse than that. Behind the desire to build a â€˜Third Templeâ€™ in place of the Mosque is the greater desire for a Zionist state stretching from the Mediterranean to the river Euphrates, from Lebanon and Syria down to the river Nile. And, to achieve that (just as did Julius Caesar who, in 54 BC, destroyed the most sacred druid groves of the native people), they intend to destroy the most sacred sites of Muslims with the purpose of destroying their will to resist. (Just as the pompous, preening, spiteful Al Khalifa regime is trying to do the same in Bahrain).
Yet it wonâ€™t do that with Muslims. Rather it risks bringing about Armageddon which is what fifty or sixty million demented American Christian Zionists want.Â Screaming lunatics that they are, they think that a really big war centred on the Middle East will be the prelude to their (the Christian Zionists) being wafted up to Heaven there to remain in bliss for evermore. A more self-centred, egotistic view of life and death cannot be imagined but thatâ€™s the American Christian Zionists for you â€“ what a bunch of selfish wankers!
So there we have it â€“ the destruction of the Mosque is part of the Israeli regimeâ€™s on-going, systematic attempts to distort, if possible eradicate, Arab and Islamic history. It is part of the Israeli wish to eliminate any Palestinian claim to Jerusalem. It is part of the attempt to crush all Islamic resistance.
This is, of course, totally unlawful but since, like an indulgent parent spoiling a child, the USA lets Israel do what it likes, the eventual destruction of the Mosque is, as the situation stands, a certainty.
Of course, there are some people who say that it is nonsense to think that Israel really would destroy a World Heritage Site and risk inflaming the Middle East so as to produce Armageddon.
Yet those people might like to consider a question which is useful in considering whether the Zionists are demented enough to risk a third world war by destroying an ancient historic site.
When you next meet a Zionist, ask this â€“ What are the exact boundaries that you think Israel ought to have?
You wonâ€™t get an answer because any statement about going back to the pre-1967 borders would result in immediate rioting by the hundreds of thousands of Israeli settlers; any answer about the present boundaries reveals that Israel has no intent of obeying international law let alone allowing an independent Palestine; and any admission of the truth (which is Greater Israel from the Mediterranean to the Euphrates, from Syria down to the Nile) would result in rioting throughout the Middle East. Therefore â€“ you wonâ€™t get an answer.
So the Zionists are going at it, bit by bit, doing a creeping displacement (and associated genocide) of native peoples with the particular intent of trying to weaken, if possibly destroy, the will to resist.
Which is something they will never succeed in doing (although they may succeed in provoking Armageddon).
Prof. Rodney ShakespeareÂ is a visiting Professor of Binary Economics at Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a Cambridge MA, a qualified UK Barrister, a co-founder of the Global Justice MovementÂ http://www.globaljusticemovement.net, a member of the Christian Council for Monetary Justice. His main website ishttp://www.binaryeconomics.net.
Shakespeare is also Chair of the Committee Against Torture in Bahrain.Â Â More articles by Prof. Shakespeare