Remembering Ariel Sharon: Israel’s Lonely Warrior

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon passed away at 85, after nearly a decade in a coma. TIME looks back at the career of the soldier turned political strongman.

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AbdurRahmankhan
AbdurRahmankhan

rockets on israeli civilians continuesly and not condemned by the colonial slaves. they have universal right to defend.......be just and fair. one sided propaganda can never change the universal truths.

KhalafMohammed
KhalafMohammed

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YehudaElyada
YehudaElyada

Sharon was a great military leader, supremely leading his divisions in the 1967 and 1973 wars. He was a soldier's general, insanely courageous, warm and accessible to rank and file, a master strategist and resourceful tactician. These attributes were crucial in turning around the situation in the Egyptian front during the Yom Kippur war, a fit of historical proportions. The recovery of IDF after the strategic surprise of Oct. 6th 1973 lasted a week, during which the first challenge was to beat the Syrian army in the Golan height. Compare that to the year it took the US forces to gain some traction in the Pacific after Pearl Harbor, or the 2 years it took the Russians to counterattack the German invasion. Crossing of the Sues Canal with a single brigade, against all odds, was enough to send one Egyptian Army fleeing and the other into paralysis. Only American (Kissinger's) pressure on Israel saved Egypt from final humiliation, when Sharon's division was stopped on Cairo's doorway with no credible Egyptian forces to oppose the drive. Nothing compares to this achievement – unless, of course, a new Arab Genius challenges Israel to brings out the best IDF generals who are inspired by Sharon's legacy.

delight
delight

GEORGE WASHINGTON  AND BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WERE NOT AROUND TO SEE THE SAME THING THIS CULT DID TO SPAIN AND PORTUGAL SAME THING THEY DID STRANGLING EUROPE AND GERMANY.  ( Their masters of destroying a governments structural integrity then plundering and destroying that institution ) NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO STRANGLE AMERICA. EVERYWHERE THIS CULT GOES THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT DEATH AND DESTRUCTION. 

( see George Washington, Benjamin  Franklin , Thomas Jefferson  comments / warnings  about the jews. also google. )


delight
delight


THERE IS A GOD !!!!!!! LET HIM ROT IN LIVING HELL FOR 8 YEARS AND THEN SENT HIM NON STOP TO ISRAEHELL FOR ETERNITY . IT IS A HAPPY DAY FOR SATAN  TO HAVE ONE OF HIS INBRED MONSTERS BACK IN HIS DEN AND A BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL WORLD FOR HUMANITY   


delight
delight


EVER WONDER, WHEN YOU WAKE UP HERE IN AMERICA TO CHECK THE INTERNET NEWS AND POST LIKE POLITICO , CNN ( COMMUNIST NAZI NAZI NETWORKS) CRAIGSLIST, WASHINGTON POST, HUFINGTON POST AND NOW MOTHER JONES, DAILY BEAST,SLATE ETC.WE AMERICANS ARE INUNDATED WITH WITH ALL THESE BRAINWASHING HATE POST? ------ WHILE WE ARE SLEEPING THE VAMPIRES ISRAELS FASCIST NAZI TERRORIST EIVIL CHILDREN ARE WIDE AWAKE ( ISRAEL IS 10 HOURS AHEAD OF THE UNITED STATES ). POSTING HATE FOR AMERICANS . SO AROUND 11 AM CENTRAL U.S. TIME THEY START TO RETIRE THIS IS WHEN THE SWITCH FOR AUTOMATIC HATE FOR AMERICA TROLLS ARE TURNED UP. 



THE VAMPIRES ARE STARTING TO RETIRE . 


THE VAMPIRES ARE STARTING TO COME OUT.



NabilChaiban
NabilChaiban

Sharon is dead!

By Nabil Chaiban | January 12, 2014

Sharon is dead! I hear sighs of relief everywhere around me. I also hear words like “To hell”, “Hell is what you deserve”, and more. I also hear criticism in response to the announcement that the United Arab Emirates was the only Arab country to openly send its condolences to the people of Israel. Other Arab leaders, I am certain, had also sent their condolences. UAE’s leadership must be admired for their courage and openness, to say the least.

I would have also sent my condolences to the people of Israel, had they not been our enemies. Sharon was definitely one of the greatest losses they had suffered. He is credited with defending the Jewish nation and in building it to what it is today, more than any other Israeli leader. A modern day Joshua. Israel should forever be grateful for such a great figure.

In the Holy Quran, Israel 17:6, God says to the Israelites: “We then reversed your attack upon them (the Muslims) and aided you with wealth and sons and increased your numbers.” The Almighty continues in Israel 17:7: “If you do good deeds, you will for your own good – and if you commit evil, it is for yourselves”.

The expression “good deeds” is debatable. Arabs perceive Sharon’s legacy to be atrocities and massacres he committed against innocent Palestinians and Arabs, desecrating Al-Aqsa, the third of the two Holy Mosques, and causing death and destruction. The Israelis see him as a victorious hero who protected their lives and the lives of their sons and secured peace in their promised land. What Arabs see as evil, Israelis see as good.

Muslims were also aided with wealth and sons and increased numbers. Saudi Arabia and Qatar are two of the richest nations on this planet. Iran is also endowed with many riches in oil, gas, minerals, and indeed numerous human resources. Egypt has the largest Arab population, and Indonesia has the largest Muslim population. God gave us even more than what He gave to the Israelis. While Sharon and his disciples had built and continue to build a modern state, we see a large percentage of Egyptians living in graveyards for lack of proper housing, Saudis, Qataris and Iranians engaged in a Sunni-Shiite war, Moroccans, Algerians, Libyans, and other African Muslims living below the poverty line, Pakistani, Bengali and Indian Muslims engaged in slave labor and cleaning streets and collecting garbage all over the GCC.

Death and starvation is the order of the day in Syria. The Qaida-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), referred to as “Daesh”, is openly committing massacres that make Sharon and Menachem Begin seem like angels. The Syrian Army is committing massacres daily, using everything in its arsenal, including chemical weapons, besieging civilians and causing the starvation of men, women and children.

Prisons all over the Muslim World, stacked with “political prisoners” held without trial in underground cells for years on end without seeing the light of day, by narcissist dictators resorting to all means of oppression to remain in power. Sorrow, sadness, misery and despair.

Israel 17:6 and 17:7 are not directed only at the Israelis. They are also directed at Muslims. Good deeds are those deeds that promote public welfare and help others to live in a better world. The question to ask is “Is Israel a better world to the Israelis, or is the Muslim World a better world for Muslims”. The answer to that question also depends on who will answer it. Our dictators seem to truly believe that we must be grateful for the paradise they have provided for us, while Sharon went into coma and refused to die for eight long years, may be because he felt there was something more he could have done for the wellbeing of his people.

The United Arab Emirates is one of the very few Arab and Muslim countries who is striving to turn seas of sand into treasures of gold for their citizens, putting the welfare of their people above all else. Perhaps the leaders of the United Arab Emirates were expressing the sympathy of their people with the Israelis who are mourning the loss of a leader as selfless as their own.

 http://www.ilebanon.net/article/sharon-is-dead

delight
delight


Albert Einstein's 1948 Letter to the New York Times  



Albert Einstein, who was a great humanitarian and peace activist in addition to being one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his landmark letter to the New York Times in 1948, Einstein clearly and candidly explained why the leaders of Israel were not to be trusted and did not deserve money or support from Americans, including American Jews who believe in equality and democracy for all human beings. You can see a scanned image of the Einstein Letter by clicking the hyperlink. The letter was written by Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, Sidney Hook and more than 20 other prominent Jewish intellectuals, to alert Americans and the larger world to the dangers represented by the emergence of racism, fascism, terrorism and religious fanaticism among the Zionist leadership of the newly-formed state of Israel. The letter accurately predicted some of the terrible results we see today. I have annotated the letter with [bracketed comments] to help readers understand how the "Einstein Letter" relates to the present situation.


http://www.thehypertexts.com/Albert%20Einstein%201948%20Letter%20New%20York%20Times%20Nakba.htm. . . 



delight
delight


THERE IS A GOD !!!!!!! LET HIM ROT IN LIVING HELL FOR 8 YEARS AND THEN SENT THIS TERRORIST TO BURN IN ISRAEHELL FOR ETERNITY 


gat.s.h
gat.s.h

In the Middle-East chaos,

 although this man did tremendous mistakes , at the end he also did tremendous acts to make the Mediterranean a better place. May he rest in peace

Depp Almussa
Depp Almussa

Go to hell killer Palestinians and Arabs

oceanic
oceanic

His spirit, strength and memory will live on in all our hearts.


KabirHakim
KabirHakim

 We mourn  the dead of Ariel Sharon  the former prime minister and army general of Israel. The controversial tarnished military and political leader who ruled Israelis military and political landscape for decades has died eight after a massive stroke  . Sharon made a name for himself in 1953 by leading a massacre of Palestinian civilians in Jordan and in 1982, he led the Israeli invasion of Beirut, during which Israeli soldiers allowed Christian militias to enter two Palestinian refugee camps, Sabra and Shatilla, and massacres hundreds of civilians, including many women and children. Ariel Sharon died without facing justice accountability for   alleged abuses, such as his role expanding settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, prosecutable as a war crime. Sharon left the legacy will read :last giant of 1948  generation a notorious  tyrant,  a source of  disruption and destruction; and for some Israeli he was a brilliant general, politician and someone who knew how manipulate event into going his way.

 

Batsheva Levy
Batsheva Levy

yes yes yes!!!the big hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adam ScrewedEve
Adam ScrewedEve

***"How speedily did toady journalists in Washington and New York patch up this brutal man's image. After sending his army's pet Lebanese militia into the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in 1982, where they massacred up to 1,700 Palestinians, Israel's own official enquiry announced that Sharon bore "personal" responsibility for the bloodbath. He it was who had led Israel's catastrophic invasion of Lebanon three months earlier, lying to his own prime minister that his forces would advance only a few miles across the frontier, then laying siege to Beirut – at a cost of around 17,000 lives. But by slowly re-ascending Israel's dangerous political ladder, he emerged as prime minister, clearing Jewish settlements out of the Gaza Strip and thus, in the words of his own spokesman, putting any hope of a Palestinian state into "formaldehyde".*** http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/ariel-sharon-peacemaker-hero-and-butcher-9053699.html

mikeatt1950
mikeatt1950

Would you call an American politician a "strongman" that has connotations of a third world dictator.  He was a strong leader but not a "strongman". 

Leslie Cardinell
Leslie Cardinell

Ariel Sharon's strategies to help his country Israel too often involved moving towards war instead of peace and reconciliation.

Ai Haibara
Ai Haibara

Comma for a decade just an intro for payback all he have done to other mankind.

Ahmed Yunis
Ahmed Yunis

and he killed and torture the Egyptians captives in 1967 and for that i knew he is a killer cos i am Egyptian guy but with god help and the brave of Egyptians we defeat ISRAEL int 1973 war

Ahmed Yunis
Ahmed Yunis

hehe i like your way of speech xd specially in the capital info , very teasing but true :)

Senada Dardagan
Senada Dardagan

Very true Ahmed Yunis Those who are offended by the comments, either they are just like the killer or they've been brainwashed by other killer. Based on what I see on here and many other media sites, I'm very pleased to see that there're lots of people from all over the world that know who sharon (purposly didn't put capital letter on his name) was and what he did.

Ahmed Yunis
Ahmed Yunis

some idiots hold in the reactions and leave the act itself , Sharon killed a thousands of Palestinian people specially kids and when you comment about or curse him then they ll blame you for your human reaction and leave the inhumanity and savage actions

Kenn Orphan
Kenn Orphan

"One could go on and on about Sharon and his crimes. As he lay dying, perhaps within days or minutes of his final breath, we must all remember his victims, the countless dead, wounded and displaced and remind the world that this man was not a hero but a criminal." -Miko Peled, Israeli peace activist and author

August Brookwell
August Brookwell

So much hate in these comments I think it justifies the West's entry into the middle east

danielwhite
danielwhite

So the butcher of Sabra and Chatila is dead. Maybe the 2000 palestinian men, women and children massacred under his control can now rest in peace. Oh yes, he was in control...the Israeli soldiers, under his direct orders, prevented anyone one leaving the camps even when the refugees begged to escape the massacres - the IDF  turned them back to face their death. Amazing how the US president can bestow praise on this Monster whilst the same time Human rights watch organisation today stated ' Ariel Sharon died without facing justice for his role in the massacres of hundreds and perhaps thousands of civilians by Christian militias in the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982. The killings constituted war crimes and crimes against humanity.'   Rot in hell Sharon, you deserve nothing less.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@delight "This cult" was the "cult" (religion) of Jesus, Saviour of today`s 2 billion Christians and a "prophet" for 1,4 billion Muslims.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@delight Wich God?  The One from the bible, the Jewish holy book, the One Jew Jesus called Father?  

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@NabilChaiban   Why the Koran mentions Israel and the Jews (today less than 0,2% of the world population)?  Why this obsession?  1,500 years after Judaism, 650 after Jesus an Arab in Arabia invented a new religion where all "prophets" are Jews, all Jewish prophets, patriarchs, kings and rabbis like Isiah, Moses, David and his descendant Jesus, for example.  And why is the Jewish capital, Jerusalem, holy to Muslims too?  Why this obsession?

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@delight  "...equality and democracy for all human beings."  Only in the 0,000000000000000000000...1% of the ME, the 20% of Palestine called Israel, the only civilized country in the region.  No equality and democracy in those judenrein (from where all Jews were kicked out) Muslim Arab bloody dictatorships and autocratic kingdoms.

mikeatt1950
mikeatt1950

just to set things straight.  Militarily Egypt  lost the war as Israeli forces were almost within artillery range of Cairo on the far bank of the Suez and the thrid army was surrounded and cut off.  Strategically, which is more important, Egypt succeded in changing the status quo which in the end returned the Sinai peninsula back to Egypt. 

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

Yunis (Jewish name, from the Jewish prophet, from the bible, the Jewish book), 

judenrein (from where all Jews were kicked out, but are not living in refugee camps or blowing themselves up)

Muslim Arab bloody dictatorship declared war on Israel and started every conflict.  Were you tortured and killed by Sharon too?

jjs110
jjs110

You may be an Egyptian guy but you can't speak English, so stop it already. And you didn't defeat Israel in the 1973. You were merely capable of landing on the other side of the Suez Canal, but not for long because that's when Sharon maneuvered around your army and encircled it. The result: you LOST the war, you didn't "defeat Israel". It never ceases to amaze me how some people have the ability to literally invert reality.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

 What is "Palestinian"?  Why did those Arabs start using this Jewish / Greek name to call themselves in 1967 when Egyptian Muslim terrorist Arafat founded the PLO?  When did Sharon kill "thousands" of them?  Thousands of Arabs killed:  By other Arabs, in your endless civil wars all over the Arab world.  Also thousands killed:  300,000 black Christians killed by Muslim Arab militias in Darfur.  Why do you think thousands crossed Sudan, the biggest Arab country, into Egypt, the second, to little Israel?  Why didn`t they move to one of the wonderful 22 Arab countries instead?

jjs110
jjs110

Ahmed, if you want to say something that has some meaning, focus. Your gibberish pidgin English makes no sense. You're just making noise.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

 He protected the people of Israel from Muslim Arab bloody dictators (those that kill their own people), autocratic kings and jihadis terrorists.  He gave Gaza to the Arabs, evicted all Jews.  The Arabs could have created this "Palestine" (Jewish name) for the first time ever, but instead turned Gaza into a launchpad for Iranian missiles.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@danielwhite Arabs killed by Arabs.   They do that all the time, all over the judenrein (from where 800,000 Jews were kicked out) Arab world.

jjs110
jjs110

@danielwhiteAt least you have your facts right, contrary to many other big mouths here who have no idea what really happened, but you're still blaming the wrong guy. Why aren't you complaining to the Christian militias who actually did the killing? The Israelis had every reason not to trust anything the Palestinians said (and that's still the case today). In fact, they were in Beirut to kick the PLO's butt and destroy it. That was Sharon's goal and he was right. But you would have wanted him to drop everything and run to the rescue of Palestinians who claimed to be massacred by Christians? Get real. They were in the middle of a war on top of the Lebanese civil war that had started in 1975 and was still ongoing in 1982 (it lasted until 1990 - 15 years!) during which atrocities had already been committed by the Palestinians and their Muslim friends and vice-versa. It's perfectly understandable that they didn't want to be dragged into that civil war. History must be seen in context, not compartmentalized just because it feeds your misplaced hate for Israel.

mikeatt1950
mikeatt1950

@ricardo_lion Not even Israeli Arabs within the original borders of Israel want to be part of a Palestinian state.  How interesting that any talk of changing towns from Israeli rule to Palestinian rule is not enthusiastically supported by the Israeli Palestinians.  Wow, the Middle east is such a crazy place.  As it happens given the realities today, Israel has become a bastion of stability and normality. 

danielwhite
danielwhite


Ok lets make it a bit easier for you to understand ricardo_lion and jjs110. Ariel Sharon's army were the prison guards (ironically something the jews know about so well) who let in their allies (the Christian terrorists) into the prison camp with the full knowledge they were going to carry out murders, mutilations and rapes of innocent women and children. The Israelis actively encouraged the atrocities to occur - they were in constant radio contact with the christians directing their bloody massacres. Ariel was the evil architect and mastermind, a mass murderer who is idolised by his fanactical followers (ricardo and jjs take note). 

But if you want an example (there are many) of his actual hands getting red from the blood of innocent women and children then look no further than the Qibya Massacre (Ariel was fond of massacres of innocents). Ariel led a 'special forces' unit 101 - today they would be called a death squad or terrorists by the rest of the World. They attacked a palestinian village in the middle of the night blowing up 45 houses, a school and a mosque, machine-gunning any survivors. At least 50 women and children were killed in cold blood by Ariel and his henchman. The butcher Ariel said afterwards 'Qibya was an example for everyone'. So ricardo and jjs110 and the rest of zionists trolls (being paid by the Israeli government, whats your day rate by the way?) stop trying to defend the indefensible. Sharon was a bloodthirsty monster who lustfully supported the racist, supremacist beliefs of Zionism. Hell will be his home for eternity, his vegetative coma was just the warm up.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@mikeatt1950 @ricardo_lion Funny.  Every time Israel proposed to exchange a city 

- like in the case of Ariel (biggest Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria) for Um el-Fahm (biggest Arab city in Israel) the Arabs freaked out!  They refused.  Of course they didn`t want to be ruled by Egyptian terrorist Arafat and his corrupt PLO (PA today), they preferred to live in peace and with full rights in civilized Israel.  When Netanyahu offered Lebanon the half of Ghajar that lies in Israel`s territory they Arabs from Ghajar said no!  Of course they don`t want to be part of Arab Lebanon, a country in constant civil war, they prefer to live in civilized Israel.

danielwhite
danielwhite

@ricardo_lion@danielwhite 

WTF ricardo....the IDF happened to be 'nearby'....like the concentration camp guards at Aushwitz happened to be 'nearby'. Are you for real?!? The Israeli guards under Ariel Sharon  were controlling these refugee camps. They let in the murderers\rapists christian extremists and physically prevented the palestinian women and children begging to escape, knowing full well they would be tortured and killed. 

Israel not racist...read the ex US president Jimmy Carters book -'Israel the apartheid state'. Not only is it racist but it is well known it financially and militarily supported South Africa during the racist Apartheid years - even developing the nuclear bomb together. Probably explains why no Senior Israeli official dared to go to Nelson Mandela's funeral.     

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@danielwhite Daniel (Jewish Israeli name), 

Sabra and Shatila - Arabs do that to each other and minorities everyday.  This time the IDF happened to be nearby, but the IDF is not the ME`s police, Israel (0,000000000...1% of the ME) can`t prevent the Arabs (22 countries, 1 in Palestine, Jordan) from killing each other and minorities (Kurds, Copts, etc.)

"...racist"?  Ever been to Israel?  Jews from very black to very white and Arabs with full rights.