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February 23rd, 2012
By Dan Miller
In view of the current and worsening situations in Israel and in enemy states, these articles still seem relevant.
Those who forsake humanity should have no legitimate expectation of being accorded the human rights they deny to others. Yet many insist otherwise and President Obama seems to be among them. Does he really hate Israeli and the Israelis? Having no grounding in psychology or psychiatry, I don’t know. However, to all appearances he does.
On March 13th of last year, I wrote this article at PJ Tatler about the murders of the Fogel family. It is entitled Palestinian heroes are little worse than venomous snakes. The heroes are at least a little bit worse because they have larger brains than do snakes and use them coupled with their religious zeal to murder sleeping children for the wickedness of being Jews living in “settlements.” The article expresses my views about the virtuous heroes who murdered the Fogels. Here is an excerpt.
This brings me to the venomous snakes which want to come into our yard to play with us and with our puppies. In many respects like Palestinian heroes, these pitiably downtrodden snakes are peaceful beings; unless hungry and wanting to assert their natural rights to food, or disturbed after asserting those rights and then merely wanting to relax and bask in the warm sunlight as they also have every right to do, they are harmless. Yet I have sometimes sinned by trying to drive them away or even to kill them (the snakes). May Allah – whose beloved children we all are – hear my confession and have mercy upon me.
Having learned much from Dear Leader Obama, I have resolved to give peace a chance. I am eliminating all remaining (but fortunately ineffective) barriers to snake entry and otherwise making them feel as welcome as my own brothers and sisters. Given enough warmth, affection and puppies to kill they could easily become loyal comrades to comfort me as I slide even further into librul senility.
On January 29th of this year, I wrote this article at my blog about the reactions to the Fogel murders by the peaceful folk in what some call Palestine. It is entitled Murderers of the Fogel family in Israel are Heroes. And they must be, just as U.S warmongers who urinated on dead Taliban heroes are war criminals.
Here is an excerpt.
Here’s a photo of one of the rabid Israeli imperialist youth righteously euthanized by the brave Palestinians. It takes a brave hero to kill a vile Israel imperialist like that! Praise be to Allah.
But it’s all OK! That’s what heroes do when fighting against oppression, for freedom, democracy and other humanitarian good stuff. The surviving family members deserve to be taunted. And for all we know, the heroes who dealt with them did not urinate on their corpses as would have savages from the U.S. who deserve to be tarred, feathered and convicted of war crimes at the very least. Since the Palestinian heroes apparently did not desecrate the bodies, they are our kind of guys! Three cheers for Palestine and three yucks for the wicked Israelis who irritate them so maliciously. Peace is at hand, if only the Israel would negotiate in good faith.
Do I seem a tad irritated? Well perhaps, but only because I am rather more than slightly so. Although an Agnostic (and by no means an Atheist) I am greatly offended by President Obama’s views of Christianity and Islam. What must he think of Judaism? Those views appear to be the bases of his errant domestic and international policies. Unfortunately, they seem to reflect the world views of many. As noted in this article in IranAware,
[A] year after the event, those who profess to deplore violence on both sides of the Israel-Palestinian equation have been completely silent on the Itamar massacre. No words of condemnation about the killing of innocents were heard from human rights groups and NGOs.
In Itamar, the daily diet of settler demonization had its intended effect. Killing a “demon” or the children of “monsters” or “devils” is not like taking the life of a fellow human being. Judea and Samaria’s citizens have indeed been called “leeches”, “snakes” and “parasites.” …
That an Arab movement should call the presence of Jews an obstacle to peace is one thing. It is quite another for an enlightened and so-called liberal world to do so. But this is the precise reason why Itamar didn’t cause any global scandal. Because in a world less surreal than the one we live in, the act of bursting into a Jewish home and slitting the throats of babies would be the cause of moral and religious outrage.
Multiply this act by thousands and one might think it would prompt an international uproar. Yet in the world we live in, Itamar was just a footnote. The Vatican made no reference to the Itamar massacre; nor did UNICEF raise its voice against the slaughter of innocent Jewish children.
The media then fabricated the justification: Because Itamar’s babies were “settlers,” they brought the crime upon themselves. Indeed, after any killing spree of “settlers,” we all read the same comment in the mainstream media: If the Jews hadn’t been there, they wouldn’t have been killed. If Israel took this approach seriously, it would dismantle the entire Israeli state.
President Obama continues to insist that Israel negotiate in good faith with those who have neither the intention nor any history of reciprocating in good faith. He would have Israel grant concessions leaving her with far less effective defenses than even at present against “people” like the Fogel murders and those who worship them. Do President Obama’s apparent views reflect those of most Americans? Even of those who occasionally think about such matters? I doubt it and very much hope that they don’t. If they do, we are in far worse than a mere pickle.
What about Iran? Iran does not just have terrorists who enjoy and are praised for killing children. Iran has or soon will have atomic weapons capable of attacking Israel and other infidel states. We have given peace more than a mere “chance.” If we continue to “give peace a chance” and rely on sanctions against Iran, that will work quite well — for Iran. She just needs more time and will have plenty to complete whatever she is doing. According to Ambassador Bolton, “Iran’s most valuable commodity is time…. All they need is just a little bit more time and then they can get nuclear weapons.” According to Hon. Dennis B. Ross, a former State Department advisor, NSC official and a special assistant to President Obama,
“The Obama administration has now created a situation in which diplomacy has a chance to succeed.” Although he admits that “It remains an open question whether it will.” But meanwhile, he is suggesting that Israel should take a gamble on national survival of a potential Iranian nuclear attack just in case Mr. Obama & Co. can pull it off. Given their foreign policy record thus far, that is a scary contention.
Then to fully cover his proverbial posterior, Dennis Ross admits that “Still, it is unclear whether Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose regime depends so heavily on hostility to America, is willing to make a deal on the nuclear issue.” In other words, everything I’ve written until now is basically wishful thinking.
And should anyone think otherwise, Mr. Ross continues with his copout clause: “Of course, Iran’s government might try to draw out talks while pursuing their nuclear program.” Simply put, they will continue their ongoing, and thus far highly successful, strategy of lying through their teeth while smiling at the Western dupes who want to believe them at almost any cost – especially if Israel will be the one to pay.
Former President Jimmy Carter should be pleased with President Obama, but perhaps just a bit jealous of the paths He has chosen for the United States, for Israel and for their sworn enemies to follow. Did President Obama comment, “F—ing Israel. I don’t care anymore. They won’t listen – so f-ck them?” I don’t know, although I have doubts that he has the guts to say that he might as well have; it’s the thought that counts.
In the United States, elections are to be held in November of this year. If we fail to hold President Obama accountable for his failures and to replace him we will be responsible for his actions. That is a burden I wonder whether I can carry.
(This article was also posted at Dan Miller’s Blog.)
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