Witness to an apocalypse
The Oct. 7 Hamas massacre that killed more than 1,400 Israelis is being erased. It is too terrible a truth to be allowed to interrupt the beautiful pacifist dreams of the post-war West. It cannot be admitted or even acknowledged that we have witnessed the unspeakable, unexpected opening of a war never seen before.
The massacre of children requires special tools to understand. First of all, we must face it and look at it. We must witness the images of the little creatures who say “I want my mother” while they are tortured and killed. Then, you have to know how to ask yourself how it happened. You must stare the massacres right in the face and listen to what it has to tell you. Finally, put your fear aside and ask yourself how to resist it.
This massacre was not carried out by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, despite his monstrous attempts to excuse it. Nor by the wicked “demonstrators” in the streets who cheer for the destruction of the State of Israel and shout babbling lies about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
But I would like to force them to sit in the dark as I did yesterday and, for 45 minutes, watch the footage taken by the fiends of Hamas while they massacred their hundreds of innocent victims: the families surprised by the attack and then immersed in their own blood, the excerpts of videos from the victims’ cell phones found in the ruins of kibbutzim.
What are the terrorists in these images like? They are cheerful and disciplined, crowded into pickup trucks and motorbikes to carry out the massacre. Then they begin to shoot and kill the drivers of the cars around them. Once they enter the kibbutz, they have a specific mission. It was revealed by a handwritten note found on the body of one of the dead terrorists and released by the Israel Defense Forces: “Know that this enemy of yours is a disease that has no cure except decapitation and the extraction of the heart and liver!”
We see the murderers acting according to a collective script as they tear everyone to pieces. Allahu Akbar is their blasphemous shout as they hack off people’s heads, each group throwing themselves en masse onto a girl covered in blood and half-stripped naked. They cheer each other on in perverted joy. A plethora of bodies burned alive makes it clear that their satisfaction goes hand in hand with the organization.
These slaughterers have a precise hierarchy: They answer to bosses; they follow orders. They follow it even when they go wild behind a group of little girls piled up under a tent for mutilation and death, to be raped while both alive and dead. The monsters act in organized groups. They are entranced by the crying of infants, by the words “innocent,” “mother” or “child.” These words now describe nothing to them.
They have instructions like those of the Nazi SS when they throw themselves at a father with two small children fleeing a hand grenade. They kill the father and throw the children into a room. The eldest silently caresses the second, who shouts, “Daddy, Daddy, he’s really dead! It’s not a film, I want my mother!” The other asks, “Can you see from that eye?” The little one says no, and it ends there. They are just two of the children whose fate is unknown.
This story does not end there. It is only one part of an organized and directed strategy to depopulate the entire territory of Jews, family by family—an apocalyptic strategy.
I asked Gen. Micky Edelstein, who presented the film, what this hate is and what it means.
“It’s not hate,” he said. “It’s a program.”
As CNN has revealed, Hamas’s preparations lasted two years. The terrorists managed to evade the surveillance of the most powerful intelligence agencies on the planet with an old-fashioned counter-espionage strategy: privileged in-person meetings and landlines based in the Gaza tunnels. Only a small Hamas cell was aware of the plans for the simulated assault—as revealed by The Wall Street Journal—held in September in Iran. Then a larger group of terrorists was alerted, and the hideous orders were given.
Harold Rhode, a former special adviser to the Pentagon on Islamic culture, explained that nomadic Arab culture is dictated by wild survival laws; a once-Muslim land must return to Islam at any cost. There is no limit to the means to do it, from generation to generation, he said.
Rhode stated that according to this culture, you must not only conquer, you must terrorize. Women and children are mere objects that must bleed to feed your desperate thirst for domination. Enemies must be devoured alive. This was the black Sabbath plan, and Iran is its prophet.
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