Speaking today with the Yisraeli Hayom newspaper, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak loudly condemned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, with whom he served in a coalition government, accusing him and two other retired security officials critical of the Barak-Netanyahu push for war of “serving Iran.”
Numerous figures in the Netanyahu government have expressed annoyance at the public criticism of their prospective war, but Barak was the first to accuse them of aiding the enemy to Israel’s detriment by warning against starting a war.
Despite a growing chorus of former officials speaking out against the war, including former Shin Bet head Diskin, who accused Netanyahu of a “messianic” fervor to start such a conflict, Barak has insisted such a strike could come at any time.
In the interview, Barak went on to say that disagreements about the wisdom of attacking Iran can’t be “discussed openly without the discussion causing damage” to the war effort. The current government has been pushing the so-called “Dagan Law” which would actually criminalize former officials discussing the war in a negative light.
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Then put Olmert in indefinite detention, like they do with Palestinians, and we do with, well, whoever. Name him an enemy combatant. That's what he must be. Speak out for peace makes you a terrorist and enemy of the state, the embodiment of an existential threat (to that false idol with messianic pretensions and full-fledged psychosociopath netenyahoo.)
Arrest these MF and send them to Golague camp somewhere in Israel, let them eat dirt as long as they live. Then start the war and see what happens, then start the war and inform the Israeli people after hand.
it is just amazing that the only people who get into office in the US or israel are absolute warmongers
FTA: "The current government has been pushing the so-called “Dagan Law” which would actually criminalize former officials discussing the war in a negative light."
I do NOT need to say which other country from the past Israel would be joining on the roster of those who abridge free speech if such a law is passed.
"…“discussed openly without the discussion causing damage” to the war effort. "
Well, yes, that would be the purpose, don't you think? But rather that than the "war effort" damaging the prospects of the survival of the State of Israel perhaps? And, of course, when confronted with logic and truth, the warmongers turn to the tried and true use of convenient laws (Dagan Law) created by like-minded legislators to keep the rulers above the law and the public ignorant of what the rulers are doing. It's OK to discuss the war if you're with the warmongers but illegal if you oppose them? Sounds like the kind of law that might get written in our Republican-ruled House…"you're either with us or you're a terrorist sympathizer.
So much for the absurd, repeated lie of "the only democracy in the Middle East" when it comes to free speech and dissent by Jewish leaders who made many sacrifices to serve the interests of the Jewish State. The only thing that drives the current regime is apartheid, ethnic cleansing, expansion of settlements, and war, all of which are decidedly anti-democratic.
The biggest threat to Israel are Barak, Bibi, and Lieberman…gutless war criminals bent upon destroying any last hope for peace with the Palestinians, and turning Israel into a bigger pariah than it is now. One must hope that these cretins are showed no mercy when their number comes up. They deserve a horrible end…period
Israeli DM = an impossible caricature of a joke of a blowhard. Terrorist blather daily. Needs to sit down and shut up, and stop trying to make its regional problems (which we all know the main cause is Israeli unwillingness to compromise) the world's problems.
Interesting the focus on such a small, economically insignificant country with very few allies…
Wouldn't want to be allied with Terrorist-Supremacists either.
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