JewishIndy, May 25, 2004
ISRAEL MUST FACE REALITY
OR FACE ANNIHILATION
By Beth Goodtree
Their successes are few, but failures by policy makers and shakers never seem to end. The reason? Not a single one has faced reality. Be it Ariel Sharon, George Bush and his Arabist State Department, the so-called Arab moderates or the delusional EU, all they are good at producing are failures and thus hastening the annihilation of their own people. (Why do I feel like a rehab counselor surrounded by a bunch of unwilling drug addicts?)
I'll pick on George Bush first. This man has more waffles then The International House of Pancakes. In a presidential address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American people made on Sept. 20, 2001, George Bush made the following statements:
"It (the war on terror) will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated...And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism."
"Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime."
From this statement, one would think that George Bush would never consider giving away a section of the US's strongest ally's land to a bunch of terrorists bent upon genocide so that they could better continue their agenda from their own newly-created country. But he is doing this to Israel, demanding she expel her own people from their own land and give it to her blood enemy. Bush, possibly because of his Arabist State Department advisors, seems to feel that the terror-bent Arabs occupying Israeli land are a separate entity, despite the following statement by one of their esteemed own:
"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism." (1)
Mr. Bush also ignores the reality of the Arab's own polls which show the average Arab occupying Israeli land supports genocide bombings and is hell-bent on perpetrating genocide upon the Jews.
Most recently, Mr. Bush has ignored the fact that Israel is under constant attack and in a fight for her survival. He has shown his ignorance of this by having the US abstain in a UN (United Nazis?) vote condemning Israel for defensive actions against an enemy who uses women and children as human shields and living bombs. If Mr. Bush were cognizant of the laws of the Geneva Convention, he would know that any harm that comes to civilians, or destruction of their properties by the defendant in armed combat, is the fault of the combatant, not the victim trying to defend themselves, as Israel is doing.
Meanwhile, Christendom in the EU has their heads in the sand (literally) when it comes to Arab countries and Muslims in general. Europe is under invasion from the Moslem hordes and seems to think appeasement will work. Their philosophy is 'condemn Israel and the Muslims and Arabs will leave us alone and continue the flow of oil.' Fat chance. The Muslim world has its sights set on another European conquest (2), as a prelude to world domination and subjugation, and is fast approaching success. Their methods are a combination of out-of-control birth rates, immigration, propaganda and terror. At the rate they're going, Europeans will be subjugated by the next generation.
So now lets talk Arab 'moderates.' Here is a statement made last year by a man hailed as a Muslim moderate, Dr. Mahathir, former Prime Minister of Indonesia and former head of the Organization of Islamic Countries:
"We need guns and rockets, bombs and warplanes, tanks and warships..." (3)
Since Malaysia is not under siege or threat, whom is he planning on attacking with these weapons?
Okay, forget the statements. How about behavior? Equating interrogation techniques that cause embarrassment and a bit of discomfort (used with known combatants and terrorists) to the brutal slow, gruesome beheading of an American (also Jewish) noncombatant shows a shocking, but unsurprising lack of human decency on the part of the Arab/Muslim world, as well as the left-wing western world. And as if this immoral equivalence were not enough, state-sponsored Arab papers, many from so-called moderate countries, went even further. Egypt, considered moderate and 'friendly,' ignored the beheading in it's leading daily newspaper, Al-Ahram. Two other major pro-government newspapers ran news service reports on their inside pages, without photos, while blasting America about Iraq on their front pages. (4)
Want more bad behavior? Let's talk broken treaties. Supposedly, Egypt is at peace with Israel, but you'd never know it by Egypt's behavior. According to the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty (which the US has guaranteed in her Israel-US Memorandum of Agreement), Egypt may not promote terrorism nor promulgate incitement. Yet Egypt actively breaks this treaty on a daily basis.
Egypt refuses to stop the flow of weapons -- through illicit tunnels and other means -- to the terrorist Arab entity occupying Israeli land in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. The Egyptian government even uses textbooks that represent Jews as having the traits of "...malice, greed, treachery, exploitation of others, fomenting of dissension, deception, racism, arrogance, hypocrisy, trickery, and hostility." (5) And yet the US still considers Egypt a 'moderate' country and a friend, refusing to see the reality of Egypt's duplicity.
Meanwhile, the Arab world has just staged another farcical 'International Islamic Conference,' meant to appease the civilized world. This year's theme was 'Tolerance In the Islamic Culture.' Shamelessly, they tried to present themselves as tolerant and even enlightened, while all the while their compatriots not at the conference continue to enslave and force conversion on Christians and wage war on Jews merely for being Jewish. These Muslims do the same thing year after year, yet our leaders seems to buy into their lies and propaganda instead of demanding that the Islamic world change its behavior. This reminds me of the home invader who tells his victims that if only they cooperate no harm will come to them, and then proceeds to shoot them n the head.
Next comes Ariel Sharon. That man does more about-faces than a military academy on parade day. After being the main proponent of populating Judea, Samaria and Gaza, he now wants to destroy them and expel all Jews from their homes, in an act reminiscent of the Holocaust. Nor are his about-faces reserved for the disputed territories. First Sharon had many reservations about the 'Road Map,' then he seemed to accept it by all his concessions. First he said Israel wouldn't do anything until the terrorism stops, then he rewards terrorism by attempting to push through pullouts and expulsions of his own people.
The reality Sharon fails to face is that the Arab/Muslim world does not want Israel to exist. He also fails to face the reality that he cannot use Israel's fate to offset his personal problems. And he also fails to face the reality that the US does what is good for the US and not necessarily what is in Israel's best interests.
And finally, there is the civilized world in general, specifically, the common citizens thereof. They have bought the line that the enemy is terror. In truth, terror is merely a tactic of the real enemy, Islamism, which seeks to dominate and subjugate the entire planet just as Nazi Germany once did. We are in a war for our very existence. And unless we are willing to face this reality, we might as well immediately give the Muslims the keys to our countries, control of our lives (and accept the role of second class citizens with few rights if any), renounce our religions, buy prayer rugs and start praying to Allah five times a day.
(1) Zahir Muhsein, PLO executive committee member, in an interview with the Dutch newspaper "Trouw" March 31, 1977 and http://www.paktoday.com/expert.htm
(2) Islam will invade Europe and America. http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=36914
(3) Mahathir Speech to OIC. http://thestar.com.my/oic/story.asp?file=/2003/10/16/oic/20031016123438
(4) Arab media muted in coverage of beheading. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4961118/
(5) War and Peace, Israel and the West in Egyptian Schoolbooks. http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PubEuropeEducation.asp?did=1115
BETH GOODTREE lives in the New York City metro area and has a background in advertising. She writes political commentary and the occasional humor piece. Ms. Goodtree is a regular valued contributor to JewishIndy. She may be reached at Bgoodtree@AOL.com.