Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Palestine already exists

And enter at your own risk writes Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post:

And so it is that as statesmen and activists worldwide loudly proclaim their commitment to establishing the sovereign State of Palestine, they miss the fact that Palestine exists. And it is a nightmare.

In the State of Palestine 88 percent of the public feels insecure. Perhaps the other 12 percent are members of the multitude of regular and irregular militias. For in the State of Palestine the ratio of police/militiamen/men-under-arms to civilians is higher than in any other country on earth.

In the State of Palestine, two-year-olds are killed and no one cares. Children are woken up in the middle of the night and murdered in front of their parents. Worshipers in mosques are gunned down by terrorists who attend competing mosques. And no one cares. No international human rights groups publish reports calling for an end to the slaughter. No UN body condemns anyone or sends a fact-finding mission to investigate the murders.

In the State of Palestine, women are stripped naked and forced to march in the streets to humiliate their husbands. Ambulances are stopped on the way to hospitals and wounded are shot in cold blood. Terrorists enter operating rooms in hospitals and unplug patients from life-support machines.

In the State of Palestine, people are kidnapped from their homes in broad daylight and in front of the television cameras. This is the case because the kidnappers themselves are cameramen. Indeed, their commanders often run television stations. And because terror commanders run television stations in the State of Palestine, it should not be surprising that they bomb the competition's television stations.

SO IT WAS that last week, terrorists from this group or that group bombed Al Arabiya television station in Gaza. And so it is that Hamas attacks Fatah radio announcers and closes down their radio station claiming that they use their microphones to incite murder. Because indeed, they are inciting murder. What would one expect for terrorists to do when placed in charge of a radio station?

And so it is that in the State of Palestine
As usual Glick’s column is well worth the full read but I couldn’t resist posting a second clip from this column:
As Ibrahim Gambari, the UN under-secretary-general for political affairs, noted last Thursday, official Western aid to the Palestinians, not including Arab and Iranian support for Hamas and Fatah, increased by 10 percent in 2006 over 2005, and stood at $1.2 billion.

The Palestinians, who receive more aid per capita than any people on earth, are needy not because they lack funds. They are poor because they prefer poverty, violence and war to prosperity, peace and moderation. So it is that 57 percent of Palestinians support terror attacks against Israel.

And so much for the international boycott of the Hamas Palestinian Authority.


Michael said...

The Palestinians, who receive more aid per capita than any people on earth, are needy not because they lack funds. They are poor because they prefer poverty, violence and war to prosperity, peace and moderation.

And that is the root of the problem.

Istead of defunding the Iraq war, the Congress needs to defund the UN. Maybe then, the world's dispossesed (palys) will start to work for a living.


Kateland, aka TZH said...

It strikes me as strange how attached some many people are to the UN, despite its horrendous record.

I have often thought the problem with the Pali's is that they bought Arafat's pr. As a people they have no independant cultural existence except vis a vis the conflict with Israel. Without Israel, who are they? Without Israel, they have no choice but to slaughter each because that is their cultural ethos.

Neo Conservative said...

"The forces at play in the Middle East are beyond the Geopolitical Friars' Club. The median age in Gaza is 15.8 years old. How likely is it that any of those bespoke Palestinian "moderates" who've been permanent fixtures on CNN and BBC Middle East discussion panels for 30 years have any meaningful sway over a population of unemployed uneducated teenage boys raised by a death cult?"

Kateland, aka TZH said...

You raise an interesting point Neo-con, just who are these Palestinian "moderates"?

Our leaders constantly hammer out phrases about the Palestinian moderates but just how moderate are they? Where are they? Is Marwin Baghouti, mastermind of many suicide attacks, a voice of moderation from an Israeli jail? Perhaps he is, if you compare him to certain Hamas leaders but is he really a moderate?

Abbas is another alleged moderate and just 2 weeks ago he rebuked his brethen for not turning their weapons on Israelis.

The people elected Hamas whose intention to drive the Jews into the sea, maybe not today or tomorrow, but it remains their long-term goal. Does this strike you as the will of a "moderate" people?

Abbas the alleged moderate signed a bill into law last spring authorizing the paying of a pension to the families of suicide bombers - is this the actions of a moderate?