The Daily Beast website said that Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Thomas Friedman encourages bloody conflict in the Middle East by using obscene metaphors that compare Muslims to insects and parasites, and described him as a war lover, whether he Be it right or wrong.
The site reported – in writer Ben Burgess's column – that Friedman was a member of George W. Bush's leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was the most enthusiastic supporter of Bush's wars in The New York Times, until his reputation was ruined by his frequent calls that the United States needed “one and six” to change the course of the war and achieve “results”. For “month”. For a period of six months the “civilized” were called the “Freedmen's Unit”.
The author said that – knowing Friedman's record – he should not have been surprised by his recent contribution to making the American discourse on foreign policy more bloodthirsty and more naive, but he was surprised nonetheless.
Caterpillars and wasp eggs
Thus, Friedman wrote in one of the world's most prestigious newspapers that he “likes to think” about the complexities of war and politics in the Middle East, and he added, “According to Science Daily, the wasp injects its Lays “eggs in a live caterpillar, and the tiny wasp larvae slowly swallow the caterpillar (the second larval stage of the insect developmental stages) from the inside out so that the larvae explode when satisfied.”
After stating this scientific fact, Friedman wondered: Could there be a better description of Lebanon, Yemen, Syria and Iraq today than that they are caterpillars, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a hornet since the Houthis, Hezbollah, Hamas and Kataib Is. Hezbollah are eggs that hatch inside the host and eat it from the inside out? He commented, “We have no counter-strategy that can safely and efficiently kill the hornets without setting the entire forest on fire.”
On the other hand, the author, who found the analogy extremely ugly, imagined “if a widely circulated newspaper wrote an editorial, for example, comparing Israeli soldiers and settlers to termites, and said that Iran and Hamas The difficulty is they're trying to figure out how to kill termites (safely and efficiently) without exploding.” “The whole house. Will it be worse than what Friedman has already written?”
The author described Friedman's speech as no worse than this hypothetical situation in real-world terms, because it goes back to these kinds of dehumanizing colonial metaphors, at a time when Israel displaced 1.9 million residents of Gaza, and international The Court issued a provisional ruling against it, concluding the existence of a threat. “Actual and imminent” genocide.
In such harsh conditions in Gaza and the possibility of “genocide” as referred to by the International Court of Justice, Friedman compared the United States and Israel to those facing the tragic dilemma of whether to kill the hornet and its eggs. “How to kill. Hamas in Gaza, without burning the entire area.
confronting iran aggressively
Although Friedman – as the author says – is not a fan of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sees him as too extremist, and although he is a supporter of a two-state solution when this is all over, he does not want Israel to do so. Does not call for agreeing to a long-term ceasefire, and does not think the United States will completely withdraw. A massive regional war is on the verge of breaking out.
In his last article in The New York Times before thinking of the Middle East as a forest full of hornets, Friedman said the problem with Netanyahu's positions is that they make it more difficult for Washington to do so.
He called on the United States to “bring together NATO and Arab and Muslim allies” to counter Iran more aggressively, hoping that this “more aggressive” action would not turn into an all-out war.
Because Tehran is in a much stronger position than the Taliban or Iraq when George W. Bush started his war at the beginning of the 21st century, this war would be much worse, and so if the United States imposes its will in the “jungle” Middle East and “confronts Iran more aggressively,” how much? What horrors would Friedman's units inflict on ordinary people trying to live their lives in that “jungle”?
The Pulitzer Prize winner might have to stop thinking about this if he allowed himself to remember that the inhabitants of the countries where the United States and Israel are at war are human beings, not the eggs of parasitic wasps. Giving caterpillars.