Not even war winners write history. Even after the Western Powers are beginning to understand that they do not own a monopoly+ on the definitions of truth, freedom and democracy, most of the texts about WWII define its start as the conquest of Poland by Germany in late 1939. Yet, the Pacific Theatre had started two years before with the attack of the Empire of Japan on the Republic of China.
Not less baffling is that most texts define the Second Battle of Alamein++ as a main turning point of that war while ignoring a larger event.
On December 13, 1937, took place the Rape of Nanjing when hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army. Eventually, the event gave the Chinese the moral advantage they needed to defeat Japan.
China was one of the winners of the war, at a horrendous price of 14 million victims, but it didn't write its history. That wasHollywood's task, and the earthly stars didn't care about Asia. Hollywood was an odd choice for a historian considering that they think that Armageddon is a meteorite.
UNGA 68 Superstar
In the last days of September 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly started in a fashion fit of Hollywood.
At the UN, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu played Bruce Willis inArmageddon. As Willis, Netanyahu failed to understand that Armageddon is not a meteorite, but the final struggle between good and evil. As Willis, Netanyahu started to bomb without bothering to check the facts.
After all, Hollywood went Jewish.
The Real Stars
In the remote future, few people would fight for winning the role of Netanyahu during the UNGA 68, a movie to be produced by Bollywood.
It is not only the role of a loser watching all other actors laughing at him, but also one of a fool threatening to bomb everybody not agreeing to his bestial bullying. That is not a role that wins Boscars.
Netanyahu couldn't have planned a worst timing for the gathering. Days after a turnover in the War on Syria, the USA changed its belligerent tone. The self-proclaimed only policeman of the world realized that it is just another country with no extraordinary rights.
U.S. President Barack Obama said that he was encouraged by Iranian President Hassan Rohani while the latter delivered an extraordinary speech in which he classified the Holocaust as a "reprehensible crime against humanity." Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei asked to show "heroic flexibility;" in other words, the peaceful solution in Syria, a close ally of Iran, has created a thawing between the USA and Iran. Obama and Rohani presented nearly-identical plans to resolve differences between the countries over Tehran's nuclear program.
Watching his warmongering crumbling, Netanyahu couldn't believe his eyes. Palestinian President Abbas appeared officially for the first time as the President of the State of Palestine. "It is the Palestinian Authority! We pay his salary!" Netanyahu wanted to state in his speech; luckily he listened to his counselors.
Surrounded by war-machine crumbles, Netanyahu listened how who was supposed to be his closest ally linked between the solution of the Palestinian and Iranian conflicts, saying that these issues should be at the top of the American agenda. "You ruin the business of war! We have financial interests, you just can't make peace!" Netanyahu wanted to state in his speech; luckily he listened to his counselors.
In his speech, Netanyahu classified the Iranian speech as insincere, claiming that Rohani’s speech was cynical and hypocritical. He ordered the Israeli delegation to boycott the Iranian speech, calling the Iranian leader proposals a "smoke screen." Unaware of the irony, he kept threatening the world with Armageddon.
Unluckily Netanyahu didn't watch the movie intently enough. The most important image was Willy's careful tear at its peak,Obama-style. Missing the softening symbol, Netanyahu emerged as another violent warmonger.
Mr. Netanyahu, I was planning to end this article with free political advice for you. Yet, after its core was written, I changed my mind. Would you be kind enough to give me exclusive copyright on your Armageddon-tear picture? Like the one of Willis on the left, but please make it with a larger tear.
In a more serious tone, Herr Netanyahu, you and your administration have proven to be quite detached from reality. You cannot bomb people into obedience. You are bringing a real Armageddon to your own kin. In the third exile, their remnant will say until the end of times that you finished what Nazi Germany started.
++Imagine that you are a British soldier in October 1942, on the eve of the Second Battle of El Alamein, northern Egypt. The war has been going on for years; nobody knows for how long it will continue, perhaps for decades. You have been facing the invincible Nazi army. A few months before, on the same site, the mighty British army had been barely capable of withstanding the Nazis during the First Battle. The stalemate achieved back then was to be broken the following day. Did the British army have any chance of defeating the Axis? During the following three weeks, a cruel fight took place in that insignificant railway station. For the first time, the Allies had the numeric advantage, but the Nazis had orders to resist until death. Few of the soldiers could comprehend the strategic importance of the event. Fewer would have bet on the British army leaving the battlefield victorious. Their victory marked the turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War, to the extent that Winston Churchill said, "Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein, we never had a defeat."