Thursday, December 01, 2011

Meir Dagan

There is no better example of the terrorism that resides at the heart of the Israeli state (and society) than recent interviews with the former head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan.  Of course, he is treated as the most brilliant strategies and you read the interviews with him and his most original insight on the Middle East is is along the lines: a strike at Iran will have consequences; will have consequences, man.  To which Israeli journalists respond in awe: oh, how brilliant of him.  In an interview with one Israeli propaganda newspaper this week, he was casually asked about his reputation: that he really enjoyed severing the heads of Arabs from their bodies.  Just like that.  Can you imagine if an Arab had that reputation? Would he have been received in Western capitals?