Friday, July 28, 2006

The future of the Middle East

In a war that is the fault of the terrorists, Hamas and Hisbullah who have shown their true colors (yellow), the people that are going to come out worst, besides the aforementioned terrorist groups which are on the path to their own obliteration, will be the Palestinian people. Hamas has just caused the downfall of their people. They have set back any possiblity of a restarting a "peace process" decades and unilateral withdrawal is no longer a possibility. Kiss a Palestinian state goodbye, you blew it. Now you are going to have to go back where you came from, Egypt and Jordan or else you will just have to accept your potential of being an Israeli citizen, that is, if you actually recognize Israel. The Palestinians never have recognized Israel and call for the complete destruction of it in their Charter:
Article 15: The liberation of Palestine, from an Arab viewpoint, is a national (qawmi) duty and it attempts to repel the Zionist and imperialist aggression against the Arab homeland, and aims at the elimination of Zionism in Palestine. Absolute responsibility for this falls upon the Arab nation- peoples and governments-with the Arab people of Palestine in the vanguard. Accordingly, the Arab nation must mobilize all its military, human, moral, and spiritual capabilities to participate actively with the Palestinian people in the liberation of Palestine. It must, particularly, in the phase of the armed Palestinian revolution, offer and furnish the Palestinian people with all possible help, and material and human support, and make available to them the means and opportunities that will enable them to continue to carry out their leading role in the armed revolution, until they liberate their homeland.

Article 19: The partition of Palestine in 1947, and the establishment of the state of Israel are entirely illegal, regardless of the passage of time, because they were contrary to the will of the Palestinian people and its natural right in their homeland, and were inconsistent with the principles embodied in the Charter of the United Nations, particularly the right to self-determination.

Article 20: The Balfour Declaration, the Palestine Mandate, and everything that has been based on them, are deemed null and void. Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incompatible with the facts of history and the conception of what constitutes statehood. Judaism, being a religion, is not an independent nationality. Nor do Jews constitute a single nation with an identity of their own; they are citizens of the states to which they belong.

Article 21: The Arab Palestinian people, expressing themselves by armed Palestinian revolution, reject all solutions which are substitutes for the total liberation of Palestine and reject all proposals aimed at the liquidation of the Palestinian cause, or at its internationalization.

Article 22: Zionism is a political movement organically associated with international imperialism and antagonistic to all action for liberation and to progressive movements in the world. It is racist and fanatic in its nature, aggressive, expansionist and colonial in its aims, and fascist in its methods. Israel is the instrument of the Zionist movement, and the geographical base for world imperialism placed strategically in the midst of the Arab homeland to combat the hopes of the Arab nation for liberation, unity, and progress. Israel is a constant source of threat vis-à-vis peace in the Middle East and the whole world. Since liberation of Palestine will destroy the Zionist and imperialist presence and will contribute to the establishment of peace in the Middle East. That is why the Palestinian people look to the progressive and peaceful forces and urge them all, irrespective of their affiliations and beliefs, to offer the Palestinian people all aid and support in their just struggle for the liberation of their homeland.
Article 23: The demand of security and peace, as well as the demand of right and justice, require all states to consider Zionism an illegitimate movement, to outlaw its existence, and to ban its operations, in order that friendly relations among peoples may be preserved, and the loyalty of citizens to their respective homelands safeguarded.
The people that advocate such a thing are like Nazis and seeking Genocide against the Jews.

It's like Homer Simpson's (or as he's known in the muslim world, Omar Shamshoon) twisted logic that if I don't see it, then it is not actually there. You can't ignore a State which has had unparalleled influence in the . All you see is 'an occupying power' which is in the way of your caliphate.

Now you're calling your rockets Khybar Rockets? This propagandaish term is shades of the Battle of Khybar in 629 CE where Muhammad led a cowardly attack against a small group of defenseless Jews in Hejaz. Well, Muhammad led another attack against the Jews, but this time we're ready. Terrorists your game is through, 'cause now you have to answer to, Israel, f*** yeah! You're waging a fruitless fight against, pound-per-pound, the greatest military in the entire world, who, by the way, has God as their Commander-in-Chief. No, I'm not talking about Olmert or Katsav, I'm talking about God, the Lord of Hosts. No, this war is seemingly going to lead to a new middle east. As I have maintained in one of the signs I made for the Rally, there can be no peace without security. This comes at everyones cost. Dictators and terrorist leaders cannot survive without war. If Ahmadinejad and his boss the Ayatolah want to stay in power and not have another uprising, they need to distract their own people from their crappy leadership by turing the eye of Sauron away from Mordor and to Gondor... {ahem} Israel so they can destroy the ring (aka the civilized world) undetected (Lord of the Rings perversion). Another two signs I made said "Israel supports America's War on Terror" and "America supports Israel's War on Terror". This doesn't bode well for the terrorists and does not bode well for the civilians amongst whom they are cowardly hiding. Hisbullah has got to go!

We pulled out of Lebanon six years ago, we disengaged from Gaza a year ago, yet another thing to mourn on Tisha B'Av, and yet it is from these two fronts, as the dark comedy of Dry Bones points out, that we now need to defend ourselves against terrorists who have occupied the space we pulled out of. We pulled out in the name of peace; they came in in the name of war.

I also want to mention that Russia excluded Hisbullah and Hamas from its list of Terrorist Organizations today. I think Russia's about to go rogue again...

Finally I present an article from this week's Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles written by my congressman, the Honorable Brad Sherman
Iran's War on Israel
by Rep. Brad Sherman

The border raid by Hezbollah that sparked swift and strong Israeli military reaction in southern Lebanon was not only an act of war by Hezbollah, but an act of war by proxy by Iran. It is inconceivable that such a provocative act could have been undertaken without the knowledge and approval of people at the highest levels of Iran's government.

The warfare was even foreshadowed by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who in a burst of inflammatory rhetoric warned in advance that Israel would be hit by an "explosion" of Muslim anger.

"The fury of Muslim nations is getting more intense," Ahmadinejad said. "It is likely to reach an explosion point soon. If this day arrives, the shockwaves of this blast will not be restricted within our regional boundaries and will strike the supporters of this fake regime."

The day after the Iranian president uttered those words, the attack was launched by the Hezbollah terrorist organization that Iran founded and funds.

Congress rightly has condemned Hezbollah for "engaging in unprovoked and reprehensible armed attacks against Israel on undisputed Israeli territory." The House passed a resolution by a vote of 410 to 8 supporting "Israel's right to defend itself, including the right to conduct operations in Israel and in the territory of nations which pose a threat to it."

Hezbollah, Hamas and Ahmadinejad have all declared that their policy is the destruction of Israel. They advocate the ethnic cleansing of 5 million Israeli Jews. They advocate genocide. In their quest for peace, Israeli leaders have made concessions, but now the terrorists are using the very territory from which Israel has withdrawn to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible. Israel withdrew from Gaza, and now kidnappers and missiles come from Gaza into Israel. Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon, now kidnappers and missiles come into Israel from southern Lebanon.

The Israelis must know that when they vacate a territory, it will not be used as a rocket-launching pad against Israel, and that if it ever is, that Israel will have the full support of the United States. We all want peace, but we cannot have peace; we cannot have any Israeli territorial concessions unless Israel knows that those concessions will be met with goodwill, not missiles.

There are some who say the Israeli reaction has been "disproportionate." It cannot be overstated that the recent outbreak of warfare was not simply a reaction to one event. The truth is that there have been five kidnapping raids and hundreds of missiles fired during six years of attacks. If anyone is going to say that Israel's reaction is disproportionate, let them say that Israel is doing too little.

There also are those who have called for a cease-fire. I hope we get there soon. But this all started with rockets and kidnapping, and it would be a phony cease-fire unless the soldiers are returned, and unless Hezbollah is disarmed as required by U.N. Resolution 1559.

There are those who talk of prisoner exchanges, but we should not tell Israel to exchange the guilty for the innocent. Some have called for the release of women and minors held in Israeli prisons. Yet is it clear that terrorist organizations have increasingly used minors and women to perpetrate suicide attacks. It was, after all, a woman who was arrested in 2001 for helping to carry out the bombing of a pizza restaurant in Jerusalem that killed 15 people, including seven children. It is also the stark reality that teenagers have been caught carrying pipe bombs and attempting suicide attacks. Should Israel release those who would resume their terror?

World opinion matters in the Middle East. We should step up our efforts to help our friends in Israel. The United States should spearhead diplomatic efforts to isolate the terrorists who have targeted Israel. We should call every major ambassador from Europe and demand that Europe list Hezbollah as a terrorist entity. We should insist that European governments prevent their residents from sending money to Hezbollah. Finally, we must demand that the World Bank stop making concessionary loans aid to Iran, the source of the money and the missiles that Hezbollah is firing on Israeli civilians.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) is a senior Democrat on the House International Relations Committee and the ranking Democrat on its International Terrorism and Nonproliferation Subcommittee.

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