1939 TO 2004
Genocide Them Now
By: Louis Rene Beres
Lest we overlook it, the ongoing
objective of various Arab/Islamic states and movements is openly
identical to Hitler's principal goal for the Third Reich.
The objective in both cases is correctly described as genocide against
Jewish populations. Indeed, even by the strict jurisprudential standard
established at the 1948 Genocide Convention, the explicit policies and
codified doctrines of certain Arab/Islamic states and terror groups
remain unambiguously genocidal.
It follows that Israel must now be prepared to act purposefully on this
understanding, especially with regard to Arab/Islamic development of
certain mass destruction weaponry.
In the eyes of the world,
is today the individual Jew writ large. Since 1948, openly-acknowledged
plans for extermination and annihilation of the Jewish State have been
animated by age-old fanatical hatreds based on anti-Semitism.
Among pertinent elements of the Arab/Islamic world, issues of land and
politics are merely a pretext for orchestrated convulsions.
In substance these issues are always peripheral. For these elements, war
and terror against
are now little more than a newer and considerably more efficient means
to commit old-style crimes against humanity.
or any Arab state or movement be permitted to acquire nuclear or even
certain biological weapons, the fully intended result to
might well be another Jewish genocide.
Starting in 1938, small groups of predominantly Jewish scientists from
Central Europe living in the
began to express informed fears that Nazi Germany could build nuclear
About two years after Einstein transmitted these authoritative fears to
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
in his famous letter of August 1939, the
launched the Manhattan Project. In part, this effort was the result of a
perceived danger by Jewish emigres of an incontestably existential
threat to then widely dispersed European Jewish communities.
Today it is the responsibility of Jews everywhere to recognize another
existential danger, this time to the ingathered Jewish population of the
State of Israel. Should it face the prospect of a nuclear
, or of any Arab state or movement with atomic or even certain
would have absolutely no choice but to act preemptively.
This is exacty what Prime Minister Menachem Begin did on June 7, 1981,
's "Operation Opera" successfully destroyed
's Osiraq nuclear reactor.
"Opera" - Israel destroys the Iraqi nuclear reactor (1981)
This operation, best described under international law as a permissible
act of "anticipatory self-defense," was an expressed
application of the "Begin Doctrine."
This doctrine clearly affirmed
's policy to deny certain weapons of mass destruction to particular
It was drawn directly from Prime Minister Begin's awareness that the
developing nuclear threat then facing
- a country already the Jew in macrocom - was merely a new form of a
previous genocide against Jews.
It is essential today, when Israel is under intense pressure to turn a
blind eye to Iranian and possibly other regional efforts at
nuclearization, that a continuing pattern of anti-Jewish genocide be
recognized and, consequently, that the Begin Doctrine be reinvigorated
Now, just as during the Second World War, Jews face the threat of mass
murder because of atomic weapons. Now, however, the danger is not that
these weapons will be used by a genocidal state against other states to
acquire physical custody over Jewish bodies, but rather against that
single state which was expressly created for the eternal protection of
In certain respects at least, the nuclear danger to Jews is even greater
today; that is, it looms even more menacingly over those Jews who live
Logistically, with the concentration of more than five million Jews
within a state that is half the size of
, genocide has now become much simpler. In a terrible irony, one almost
too unthinkable to be uttered openly, the Zionist solution to what Herzl
called the "Jewish Problem" could soon make much easier what
Hitler called the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question."
is coming under increasing pressure to dismantle and renounce its still
unrevealed nuclear weapons capacity.
In the name of "fairness," dozens of countries, including
vertually all Arab/Islamic states and many others, in Europe and
elsewhere, now demand that Washington push Israel to accept a regional
"nuclear weapon free-zone."
One needn't be an advanced strategic thinker to recognize that any
serious Israeli move to comply
with such sinister pressure would effectively assure
's violent disappearance.
International law is not a suicide pact.
>From the standpoint of criminal intent,
cannot possibly be compared to various Arab and certain other Islamic
states, whose only undeniable rationale for weapons of mass destruction
is manifest aggression and offensive war.
It is absolutely certain that Israel's nuclear weapons exist only for
national survival and self-protection, and that these weapons - which
have never been flaunted, brandished or even acknowledged - would never
be used for any other reason.
What, then, is
With the danger of organized Jewish extinction again rearing its head,
albeit in a different historical form, Israel's leaders must soon remind
the world that, in current circumstances, the "Begin Doctrine"
is still entirely consistent with the established right of anticipatory
self-defense under international law.
Following such an appropriate jurisprudential reminder, it must make
prompt tactical preparations to prevent a looming Jewish genocide by
implementing a number of established military means, including
comprehensive plans for the preemptive destruction of various enemy WMD
targets and infrastructures.
Other coordinated and corollary Israeli efforts must be directed at
particular regime targets, ranging from pertinent national leadership
elites to those individual scientists in different parts of the globe
who now fashion or prepare to fashion biological and nuclear weapons for
exclusively genocidal purpose against Jews.
This proposed killing of enemy scientists making mega-weapons for
dangerous regimes is assuredly not unprecedented practice by Israeli or
American operatives, nor is it by any means a prima facie violation of
Similar Israeli/American tactics of "targeted killings" must
remain in place against certain terrorist leaders, and should quickly be
extended and expanded to any such leaders with documented plans to
create authentic weapons of mass destruction.
During World War II, a number of Arab leaders went directly to
to meet with Hitler, and to enthusiastically offer their armed services
to carry forward the European annihilation of Jews to portions of the
Islamic Middle East.
At that time the Allies did everything possible to prevent the wartime
and, very successfuly, at least for the moment, to create an atomic
monopoly for the
Today, aware that it cannot possibly permit a single Arab state or
to ever acquire nuclear or certain biological weapons of mass
destruction, and equally aware that it can never find security in the
"civilized" international guarantees offered by the United
must prepare to do whatever is needed to prevent another Jewish
This is now a genuinely sacred obligation, not only to
's currently imperiled population, but also to the blessed memory of
those martyred Six Million who now sleep in the dust.