Ariel Sharon was the original terrorist. Decades before the first Palestinian suicide bombing, he was deliberately targeting civilians including women and children in military actions that served no purpose other than to create fear and ethically cleanse the Palestinians much like the Nazis actions towards Jewish citizens of the countries they occupied in World War II.
In 1953, Ariel Sharon commanded Unit 101 a clandestine military outfit whose sole purpose was launching attacks on Palestinian villages not even bothering with the pretence of hunting for enemy combatants. Instead, they were notorious for the indiscriminate murders of men, women, and children. Done again as part of a greater ethnic cleansing – to force Palestinians to leave their land so Israelis could take it over.
The village of Quibya was a perfect example of Sharon’s anti-Arab bloodlust. From the United Nations report “One story was repeated time after time: the bullet splintered door, the body sprawled across the threshhold, indicating that the inhabitants had been forced by heavy fire to stay inside until their homes were blown up over them.”
Throughout Israel’s different wars in the 60’s and 70’s, Sharon was notorious for executing unarmed captives without trial, bulldozing houses with people in them, one massacre after another, war crime after war crime.
But Sharon’s mass murdering capabilities reached its peak with the Lebanon War. After the attempted assassination of Israel’s Ambassador to England in 1982 (by a member of the Abu Nidal group not the PLO), the Israelis used this as an excuse to attack the PLO stronghold in Southern Lebanon and Sharon went much further than his original orders and pushed forward to Beirut itself. After an orgy of killing, bombing often with phosphorus, and shooting, the war crimes reached their apex with the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp massacre in which after promising Palestinians refugees safe passage, the Israeli allowed in their proxies the Lebanese Phalange who proceeded to massacre (and also rape some of) the camps remaining inhabitants mostly old people, women, and children.
While this was going on, the Israeli army shot flares into the night sky to give the Phalange better visibility for killing and prevented those inside the camp from escaping. Sharon may have lost his position as Defense Minister as a result of this mass murder but in a sociopathic Nazi state like Israel, it only made him more popular.
The only benefit of all this was that it killed Sharon’s plan for a greater Israel, Israel controlled territory throughout the whole Middle East as outlined here http://www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815
Biding his time until winning the office of Prime Minister for himself, Sharon contented himself by fighting any peace deals between Israel and the Palestinians and becoming the main advocate of illegal settlements in the West Bank.
During his campaign for PM, Sharon deliberately riled up Palestinians by walking through the Al Aqsa Mosque which is the equivalent of Hitler walking through Knesset. He needed the Palestinians as a foil and they rose to the occasion. Once he was PM, he went back to his old pattern of not differentiating between combatants and non-combatants most noticeably in the siege of the West Bank town of Jenin wherein he removed the bodies of many of the dead Palestinian civilians having learned the lesson of not leaving behind evidence of a massacre.
Sharon’s eulogizers are busy perpetrating the myth that he was a great peacemaker because he withdrew from Gaza. It was in Israel’s best interest to withdraw from Gaza and use it as a sort of giant jail. The real prize is the West Bank and settlements there only increased during Sharon’s time as PM. A Palestinian state is further from being realized not closer as a result of Sharon’s actions – by essentially separating even more Gaza and the West Bank and also East Jerusalem he kills the contiguous state plan. This has been the secret plan of every post-Oslo Accords Israeli government.
Ariel Sharon was no better than Adolph Hitler and he employed the tactics of Osama Bin Laden only on a much larger scale. I don’t believe in hell but if there is one he is certainly roasting there. In a way, Sharon is responsible for me not paying taxes anymore. After leaving the US in 2002 and seeing President George Bush kiss the ass of this mass murderer and also launch the Iraq War, I figured I could no longer support the morally bankrupt foreign policy of America.
Ariel Sharon was an evil man but he was the type of evil the amoral and racist West embraces. Zionism is brother to White Supremism and fanatical Christian dogma. Such ideologies will always lead to mass murder as they regard vast sections of the Earth’s peoples as subhuman.