Monday, January 13, 2014

Ariel Sharon's Pastrami Sandwich

My favorite tweets on the death of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon:

Ariel Sharon spent his life working for peace. May he rest in peace now. (US Senator Tom Carper)

Is Senator Carper on crack? (Syd Walker)

R.I.P. Ariel Sharon Man of Peace (2006-2014) (Syd Walker)

Actually, Syd, even with the gag included, I don't wish him to rest in any kind of peace. (Jacques Hughes)

As Shakespeare wrote: 'The evil that men do lives after them,' IMO our task is to minimize that legacy. I wish his bones no harm. (Syd Walker)

Ariel Sharon in 1973 on his plans for irreversible Jewish colonization and Palestinian bantustans in the West Bank: "We'll make a pastrami sandwich out of them. We'll insert a strip of Jewish settlements in between the Palestinians and then another strip of Jewish settlements right across the West Bank so that in 25 years time, neither the UN nor the US, nobody will be able to tear it apart." (Rania Khalek)

Actually, Syd's wrong about Sharon being a Man of Peace from 2006 to 2014. As the following Circus Israel review of Sharon's 2010 book, Conquering the Void, clearly shows, even while comatose, Arik was waging war:

CONQUERING THE VOID, by Ariel Sharon, as told to Dov Weisglass (Gefen Publishing)

Resolute as ever, the Bulldozer reports from his comatose netherworld, as narrated by his trusted advisor and favorite quipster, attorney Dov Weisglass. Predictably, the incapacitated PM finds no Palestinian partner for peace in the indefinite beyond and must carve out the borders of the Jewish Vegetative State unilaterally. Left with no reasonable alternative, he parachutes behind enemy ether and establishes irrevocable Jewish facts in the clouds. When ethereal Arabs reflexively respond with mindless terror, Arik deploys the IDF to break their vaguely formed bones. Of course, Sharon simultaneously works the diplomatic channel, outflanking Arafat by abruptly disengaging from certain peripheral and non-strategic gastric functions. On a lighter note, the indisposed PM playfully recounts his distaste for his free-floating miasmic dust-bunnies, which he describes as 'cowardly and naive'." (Spring books for fervent Zionists,, 11/4/10)

And speaking of fervent Zionists, it is fervently to be hoped that by the time shadow foreign minister Tanya Plibersek finishes reading Golda Meir's autobiography, a translation of Sharon's latest will be ready for her to take up. (See my 25/12/13 post The Taming of Tanya Plibersek 2)


Peter D said...

You should check out the front page of today's UnAustralian, MERC. Or maybe you shouldn't. Front and centre is news of Sharon's exit, with the headline something like "Brave Warrior Finally Finds Peace".

What a pack of grovelling little shit-monsters they are over there.

Anonymous said...

Technically, for eight years Sharon was an "undead", a vampire! His mother was born in Moghilev, not far from Dracula's country!