Thursday, April 2, 2015

Is Benjamin Netanyahu Mentally Unstable

On March 24th, an airliner carrying 150 people crashed into the French Alps. Immediately, the announcement of this tragedy dominated the news all around the world.  For over a week now, it has been investigated and analyzed from every possible angle. The most horrendous aspect of this story is that the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, locked the pilot out of the cockpit, and deliberately crashed the plane.  Every day and every night since then, the airline, medical and news industries have been pulling their hair out asking how this could have happened. How could anyone so mentally unstable be allowed to be put in a position where he could cause such a horrifying act of terror? Could the people who knew him not see that he was mentally ill?

That question must run through the mind of every passenger stepping on a plane. 

We follow the airline accidents and hijackings because we know that it could happen to us. (However, statistics show that the odds of being killed in an airline crash is 1 in 9 million, which means that you would have to fly every day for 19,000 years to die in an airline crash.) However, on the other hand, it is happening every day to the Palestinians, and it has been happening for over sixty years.

So, my question has a much broader scope and far greater consequences:

 Is Benjamin Netanyahu mentally ill?

He is obviously paranoid. He caused, not just the crash of one plane full of people, but he deliberately caused the crash of tons of bombs into buildings full of men, women and children.  He dropped burning white phosphorus on defenseless people.  He blew up power plants, schools, mosques, hospitals and homes leaving thousands dead and tens of thousands destitute.  We are quick to question the sanity of a 28 year old co-pilot who deliberately caused the death of 149 innocent people. But, who questions the sanity of a man who babbled one thing on Monday and the exact opposite the next day and then announced that both statements were the same. Apparently, in his mind, “there will never be a Palestinian state” and “I still support a Palestinian state,” were not contradictory.

And now, Netanyahu is panic stricken over the possible easing of tensions between the US and Iran. On March 30 he actually said, “an emerging agreement in Lausanne sends a message that there is no price for aggression, – on the contrary, Iran gets a prize for its aggression.” [1]  Really?  Strange that he has nothing to say about the pass he gets for Israel’s aggression against the people of Palestine as he holds up the occupation of  Palestinian land and water like a prize. I say again, no rational thinking person could possibly miss the “transference” of his conduct unto the perceived actions of his victims.  A healthy mind would at least recognize that others would see the distortion.

But, what can we expect from a paranoid leader of a paranoid nation but a paranoid response to any situation?

Co-pilot Lubitz, deliberately killed 149 innocent people and the media is 24/7 proving that he was mentally unstable.  Netanyahu deliberately killed … only God knows how many … but thousands and thousands.  Count the wars he has hyped and it could be counted into the millions. I think Netanyahu is showing signs of mental instability and should never have been put into a position of power.

Thomas Are
April 2, 2015

[1] Earmon Murphy, Day before deadline, Iran negotiations coming “down to the wire’ and Netanyahu still hopes to play spoiler.,  Mondoweiss,  March 30,  2015

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