Sunday, April 3, 2011

Judge Goldstone Bows To His Israeli Masters: Backtracks On His Truthful Findings On Israel's Murderous Actions During Operation Cast Lead!

Again, while world attention has been focused on the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, and the civil war in Libya, there are very important events happening elsewhere in the world.

For this article, I want to present some shocking information that comes courtesy of the Israeli Propaganda news source, Haaretz, at, where it seems that the evil Israelis have either blackmailed or threatened Judge Richard Goldstone, author of the truthful report on Israel's murderous actions during Operation Cast Lead against the people of Gaza, into stating now that his findings were "erroneous"!  I have that Haaretz article right here, and my own comments to follow:

Lieberman lauds new Goldstone conclusions about Gaza war

FM says 'we had no doubt the truth would eventually come out' after Richard Goldstone writes in op-ed that his allegations of Israeli war crimes would have been different if he knew then what he knows know.

By Haaretz Service
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman welcomed Saturday the regrets voiced by former jurist Richard Goldstone regarding his damning United Nations probe into Operation Cast Lead that found Israel guilty of war crimes, saying he always knew the truth would come out.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Goldstone said that had Israel cooperated with the fact-finding mission, and had he knew the facts which emerged since the 2008-09 Gaza war, "the Goldstone Report would have been a different document."

"I want to congratulate Goldstone's new conclusions, but I am not surprised by them," Lieberman told Channel 2 news. "We knew the truth, and we had no doubt that it would eventually come out."

"After the Goldstone Report we exerted great efforts in hasbara [pro-Israel advocacy]. Two committees that were set up afterward came to the same conclusions and I was glad to hear that Jurist Goldstone also came to that conclusion," said Lieberman.
Lieberman, who called the UN Human Rights Council the "most anti-Israel body in the world", said that Israel was right when it did not cooperate with Goldstone's committee because cooperation would have set a precedent that anybody can come and probe the actions of the IDF at any time.
In the Washington Post column titled "Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes," Goldstone wrote: "We know a lot more today about what happened in the Gaza war of 2008-09 than we did when I chaired the fact-finding mission appointed by the UN Human Rights Council that produced what has come to be known as the Goldstone Report," adding, "If I had known then what I know now, the Goldstone Report would have been a different document."
The former South African jurist said that while "Israeli evidence that has emerged since publication of our report doesn’t negate the tragic loss of civilian life, I regret that our fact-finding mission did not have such evidence explaining the circumstances in which we said civilians in Gaza were targeted, because it probably would have influenced our findings about intentionality and war crimes."
While Israel has shown to probe itself "to a significant degree" over Gaza war actions, Goldstone wrote, Hamas, who has been in control of the coastal enclave since 2007, "has done nothing."
The former jurist also criticizes the UN Human Rights Council's anti-Israel bias, saying that he had hoped that the report could "begin a new era of evenhandedness at the UN Human Rights Council, whose history of bias against Israel cannot be doubted."

NTS Notes:  Yes, I am stating the obvious... The Israelis have threatened this man or his family now to the point that he has been forced to recant on his factual and truthful findings of Israeli criminality during Operation Cast Lead.

But would we expect anything different from these criminals?  They murdered 1600 innocent Palestinians during their senseless and barbaric attack on Gaza during Cast Lead, and have since been trying to prevent the truthful original findings of the Goldstone report to be seen and voted on in the UN Security Council... It looks like thanks to their evil actions against this judge, they will get this report dismissed as "erroneous".

The fact is that Israel has delayed any further actions against Gaza through military actions partly due to the Goldstone report on Cast Lead in 2008/2009.... Now I guarantee they will launch a new and more brutal attack against Gaza shortly and not be scrutinized for their murderous actions.   With world attention focused on events elsewhere, that may happen very soon....

More to come



Atlanta Roofing said...

It would be nice if the Times had reported that Goldstone's imperfect admission called into question the methodology and bias of his investigation instead of trying to repair the damage Goldstone just did to his own investigation.

Ingrid B. said...

I sometimes try to imagine a world without Israel.. there would cetainly be several million more people in the world, which would be blissful and peaceful..