Marathon Bombings’ Mystery
Never mind discussing the press coverage, the real question is why the two American citizens chose to set off the bombs in Boston at the end of the marathon celebrating Patriots’ Day? Some three were killed and almost 180 people were wounded, as you’ve heard.
Tamarlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev were born in Chechnya, a part of the Russian Federation, which the mostly Muslim population didn’t want to join and instigated civil war against Moscow – which has little to do with the new Boston massacre. The real reason can be affixed to May 14, 1948, at midnight, when Great Britain relinquished its “protective” status, which it held from World War I, thanks mainly to Lawrence of Arabia.
Essentially, petroleum becoming more and more essential, due to trucks and cars – especially in England – London and Paris carved up the collapsed Ottoman Empire between them: the French took Greater Syria that included Lebanon.
The Brits received the rich oil fields of Iraq together with the Hashemite kingdom of Transjordan and Palestine, to guard its oceanic route to the subcontinent of India. Understand: the Europeans redrew the maps to please their not-so-secret greed. When the locals protested, they were tamed by machine guns and aerial bombing; they had no modern weapons and aircraft. They were overwhelmingly Muslims.
Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl, despairing of anti-Semitism in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, came up with Zionism, the idea that his fellow Jews must have a nation of their own. He was once offered West Africa and turned it down. As Russia collapsed amid frequent pogroms, financers Rothschild and Montefiore bought lands in the Holy Land for their co-religionists.
To replace the League of Nations, World War II brought forth the United Nations that proposed splitting Palestine between Jews and Muslims; naturally, the newcomers accepted, while Muslims rejected the notion their long-time home should be partially given away – then entered the U.S. president.
Harry Truman’s Secretary of State, Gen. George C. Marshall, firmly opposed American recognition of the new Jewish state; he was joined by what Ambassador Richard Holbrooke called: “…every member of the brilliant and now-legendary group of men later referred to as ‘the Wise Men’...
“The opposition included the respected Undersecretary of State, Robert Lovett; his predecessor, Dean Acheson (later Secretary of State); the number three (in the Department), Charles Bohlen; the brilliant chief of the Policy Planning Staff, George F. Kennan; the dynamic and driven Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal; and a man I would disagree with again when we served together in the Cabinet, Dean Rusk, then Director of United Nations Affairs.”
Their principal argument: We can’t antagonize the rest of the world, including Muslims that were becoming more economically viable, in 1948, as they unshackled the chains of colonialism, under American pressure.
Mr. Holbrooke agreed with the president. But the real difference was Eddie Jacobson, an Army associate, former business partner, who became a close friend of Mr. Truman. A Kansas City rabbi proposed Mr. Jacobson as president of Israel, knowing of his hard work to bring the new Jewish nation into the world. His role in the instant recognition was well publicized in 1948, but as the years passed, it has shrunken into a dim memory. (The ambassador makes no mention of Mr. Truman’s Army buddy.)
Washington tipped off the Zionist state well before the midnight deadline, certainly no later than March 1948, when Chaim Weizmann chatted with Mr. Truman, at his former partner’s request. The United States was the very first to recognize Israel, insuring the wrath of Muslims, including the Chechen brothers at last week’s Boston Marathon.