"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Again...Never Again

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Never again has come again.  The Jew haters of the Islamic world, Europe and the "progressive" left of the Democratic Party are all marching in lock step in demanding that Israel stop defending itself and instead lay down and let the "final" final solution of the new Shoah take its inevitable course.
 Hamas, hiding behind women and children, with rockets and missiles stored in UN schools, clinics, crowded tenements and terror tunnels beneath hospitals, nursing homes and Mosques,  intends to sacrifice innocent people in order to win a public relations victory aided by an anti-Zionist/anti-Semitic world press.  Their weapons are photos and videos of dead and maimed children and wailing women, who in many circumstances  were not allowed by Hamas to seek shelter after the IDF warned occupants of targeted buildings that they were going to bomb them.   Despite all of this, Obama over and over signals his support for Hamas by the immoral use of moral equivalency  in condemning  the violence. 
And then of course there is the simple question of why Hamas who has been attacking Israel for nine years has never built real shelters for the residents of Gaza, whom they rule? 
Hamas has said for years that they will ultimately defeat the Jewish state because they love death and Israel loves life.  Thus in the primordial swamp that is the modern Middle East, this logic makes Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, Iran, the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Ansar el-Sharia, el-Shabaab and all the other savages there and across the globe in their minds, the inevitable winners.  This fanatical belief in victory through holy terror is augmented by the support of western social justice radicals whose moral relativism is so infected with disease that even cutting off the heads of innocent people is ok if it will lead to the destruction of the big and little "Satans". 
Add to this those cynical western politicians who publicly profess to support Israel and then do everything possible behind the scene to undermine  their ability and right to defend themselves.  Today polling shows that a majority of Democrats do not support Israel and overall only a bare 51% still support our most important ally in the world. 
The US through the FAA declared Ben-Gurion Airport off limits to US carriers thereby handing Hamas a  PR victory.  The feckless Europeans all followed suit save the Brits.  The US continues to fund the PA even with Hamas as a full partner.  John Kerry, who may be a worse Secretary of State than Hillary Clinton, is openly contemptuous of  Israel  joining his boss who has complained to other world leaders about Netanyahu in particular.  Kerry has gone so far as to attempt to force  two cease fires down Israel's throat one of which that was designed by Turkey and Qatar, who are the current principal sponsors of Hamas.  This second cease fire would have allowed Hamas to rearm and regroup, and was vehemently denounced by even the left wing Israeli press.  This in turn made  Kerry both angry and puzzled as to why his efforts were being demeaned and he was being asked to stay home.
Subsequent to this it was reported but denied by both Israel and the White House that Obama imperiously ordered Netanyahu via a phone call to immediately cease fire as if the Prime Minister worked for him.  Later in the week his chief advisor Valarie Jarrett and State Department spokes woman Jen Psaki weres critical of Israel, implying that the death of children was their fault and not that of Hamas.
Yet on multiple occasions Israel has agreed to stop its incursion if Hamas stops it attacks by rocket and the tunnels are permanently shut down and Gaza is demilitarized.   Hamas however always either refuses or immediately begins new attacks egged on by Iran, Hezbollah, Turkey and Qatar, thereby keeping the anti-Semitic bandwagon rolling on with new scenes of innocent dead.  No one, most of all Israel, wants to see dead children excepting Hamas and their murderous sponsors and allies. 
Demonstrations in support of Hamas have occurred both in the US and Europe with the European ones labeling Israel, Zionism and Jews in general as Nazis.  The irony is that many of these same demonstrations have mostly non Muslim participants waving Swastikas and Hammers and Sickles along side one another as if Molotov and Ribbentrop had come back from the dead.  Scratch a progressive and you will find a Fascist...scratch a Fascist  and you will find a Marxist!
Since 1948 Israel has been surrounded by 300,000,000 Muslims most of whom want to eradicate it.  They tried in 1967 and in 1973 and in Lebanon.  Peace came with Egypt and Jordan but the Palestinian Authority in the famous words of Abba Eban have "never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity".  The truth is that Israel has never had a true partner for peace.   The truth is also that the so called "Occupied Territories" ( Gaza is not one) of Judea  and Samaria are part of the Jewish Homeland created by the Balfour Declaration.  The so called boundaries that everyone talks about are armistice lines and were never meant to be permanent.  The "two state solution" is a dangerous fantasy first supported by the US in 1973 and by Europe even longer.
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The decades old notion that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a root cause of turmoil in the region is sophomoric and the notion that not having a Palestinian state is the cause of anti-Jewish and now anti-Christian violence in the lands of the Bible is equally naive.  Carolyn Glick in her new book "The Israeli Solution" makes a cogent and reasoned case for a one state solution.  Reality is pushing Israel towards that position particularly with a chief ally as fickle and uncertain as this President who with Europe and the UN prefer to hunker down and continue to defend the indefensible.
It is time to take diplomacy out of dreamland.   Israel is where two great religions were born which changed western civilization forever.  Israel is the hope of the Middle East and not the cause of the regions chronic dysfunction and insanity.  Israel in fact is us...everyone who believes in democracy, pluralism, universal sufferage , individual rights, free markets and the qualities of mercy, love, life and peace unstained by hate.  We are all Israelis if we believe in these things and so we all must again say... never again.
And thus here Israel and the world are after 11,000 rockets since 2005... 66 years after its independence...over a hundred years after the dream of its restoration...over four thousand years from its ancient origins...a garrison state that is a great democracy in a sea of terrorists, autocrats, theocrats and kleptocrats...a home for any Jew who has none...a refuge for the despised and displaced...a land bestowed by an sacred covenant...a place where an often  cruel history of a noble people allows every Israeli to say "This land is mine...G-D gave this land to me!"
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