April 17, 2011

Murder in the Occupied Territories: First Juliano & then Vik….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Jane Stillwater @ 5:58 pm

First Juliano Mer-Khamis and then Vittorio Arrigoni have been brutally murdered in the Occupied Territories. Why them? Why now? Two wonderful good guys, brutally killed by “Evil Palestinians”? What would Agatha Christie have to say about that?

My own personal theory is that these two senseless murders — assassinations if you will — are yet another publicity stunt designed to make Palestinians look like really mean evil thugs. This kind of red herring is really common in murder-mystery plots.

As Boycott-Divest-Sanction (BDS) policies toward Israeli corporatists become more effective and the Zionists’ image abroad becomes more and more tarnished due to their own slimy actions, perhaps some think-tanks in Tel Aviv might have been wondering, “What can we do to make Palestinians look really bad for a change — instead of us?”

“I know! Let’s hire some collaborators and have them kill off a few of the high-profile good guys who are using non-violent and positive strategies to improve life in the Occupied Territories — oops, I mean Sumeria and Judea? Let’s assassinate some of the ones that everyone loves — and then blame it on the Arabs.”

This cause of action makes sense to me. After all, “By deception thou shalt do war,” has been Mossad’s motto for the past 62 years, has it not?

And what doesn’t make sense to me is why anyone else would do it. Who would ever want to kill off a children’s theater director and a member of a respected non-violent protest group like ISM?

As a murder-mystery fan who is trying to figure out Who Dun It, I always look for three things: Means, motive and opportunity. Who has benefited here? And who has the means and the opportunity? We’ve already established the motive. But what about means and opportunity? Money can buy both of those — especially in Gaza, where there is very little money, very little medical care, very little sewage disposal, electricity, clean water, employment, food….

So. We now have a reasonable motive for these two brutal deaths. Now all we gotta do is look for who has the money to buy the means and opportunity….

Elementary, Watson!

Or, as Hercule might say, “Now we’ve cracked their M.O.” It’s all about the PR.

PS: Now that the game is apparently afoot, perhaps we should start looking for even more of this type of violent death among Palestinian good guys as well. Sigh.

PPS: Here’s a moving and intense video of an interview with Vittorio Arrigoni that was recently posted on Gilad Atzmon’s website. I wish that we all could be as idealistic as Vik. What a waste his death was.



  1. Wow. Just… wow. It’s hard to write down everything that’s wrong with your post, but I suppose I’ll just go for the egregious things first.

    First off, your guess that Israel killed them both. You offer no proof that they did besides the fact that Israel is apparently afraid that BDS is working (it really isn’t) and that Mossad has a scary motto.

    As for motives, Salafists like the ones in Gaza aren’t as ‘moderate’ as Hamas; they hate infidels and non-extremists in equal measure. Hell, even Hamas fights against the for being too extreme, and they’ve apparently looking the killers as well:

    That’s excluding the fact that the group claimed credit for kidnapping him.

    Then we can go into your citing of the raving asshole Gilad Atzmon. As you’ve posted a link to his site, I’ll assume you’re familiar with him and his views; I can only pity you for deciding to link yourself to a Judeophobe like him.

    But since you blame Israel for killing the two activists in the first place, I suppose you’re in good company.

    Comment by Talhe — April 18, 2011 @ 9:34 am

  2. Glad you mentioned Hamas. Rumor has it that Hamas was founded and funded by Israel too.

    Comment by Jane Stillwater — April 18, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

  3. -That’s- your comeback? Bringing up Hamas’ origins? It had nothing to do with the main issues (you accusing Israel of murdering the two activists, citing a raving mad Judeophobic asshole), and does nothing to advance your argument. And you still haven’t brought up actual evidence (your speculations don’t count).

    Still, I don’t think I’ll respond with an inanity. Let’s go into Atzmon’s views and see what kind of person you’re willing to link to:

    “To regard Hitler as the wickedest man and the Third Reich as the embodiment of evilness is to let Israel off the hook.”

    “We have to admit that Israel is the ultimate evil rather than Nazi Germany.”

    “I would suggest that perhaps we should face it once and for all: the Jews were responsible for the killing of Jesus”

    “Interestingly enough, the political morbid conditions in which we live was actually described by an unusual fictional text that was published in 1903 namely, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

    I could go on, but I doubt it’d make a difference to you; if you’re willing to link to scum like Atzmon and make non-sourced accusations, you probably believe the Moon landing was faked and that HAARP is a mind control device.

    Comment by Talhe — April 18, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

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