Monday, April 19, 2010

Let's Face It--There's Another 'Bara(c)k Who's Out to Lunch

On his facebook page, our "friend" Tarek Fatah posts with approval the remarks of Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak who opines
The world isn't willing to accept — and we won't change that in 2010 — the expectation that Israel will rule another people for decades more ... It's something that doesn't exist anywhere else in the world ... Palestinians aspire to a state of their own and there is no other way, whether you like it or not, than to let them rule themselves.
Riiight. As if Hamas doesn't control Gaza. As if Abbas isn't at the helm in the West Bank primarily because of Israel, which is all that is preventing Hamas from throwing him out. As if when the Palestinians and their abettors talk about "occupation" they aren't referring to the "occupation" of Israel by sovereign Jews, a patent impossibility according to Islamic doctrine. As if, unlike the Israel-Palestinian situation, in which Palestinians have self rule if not "official" nation status, China doesn't control Tibet, India doesn't control the Punjab, etc., etc., etc.

I don't know what's wrong with Ehud Barak, but here's an educated guess: He's suffering from Oslo Syndrome. And he doesn't "get" the jihad. Someone who does, thankfully: Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon. He observes that

From the dawn of Zionism there has not been a Palestinian leadership willing to recognize Israel’s right to exist as the national home of the Jewish people. This is the source of the problem, and not what is called the occupied territories since ’67. The opposition to Zionism began before we liberated Judea, Samaria and Gaza; before we established a state.
Don't expect to see his comments posted on Fatah's facebook page any time soon, though--or ever.

Update: Another quote that'll never make the Fatah cut (because it makes mincemeat of the argument that it's all about the "occupation")--by Kevin Levin, author of The Oslo Syndrome, from FrontPage magazine:
Indoctrination to genocidal anti-Semitism is epidemic among Palestinians and in Arab and other Muslim states. “Peace” plans that do not recognize this as the major obstacle to genuine peace, but rather push steps which ignore it, inexorably lead to more violence and are doomed to fail. Even worse, by their silence on this issue they pander to and help promote such deadly hate-mongering.

Demonization not only of Israel’s Jews but of all Jews, and calls for their mass murder, are a staple of Palestinian institutions, those controlled by Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority as well as those of Hamas.
Hamas’s charter quotes a Hadith in which Allah declares that the Day of Judgement will not come until the Jews are all killed and even the stones and trees will help in murdering them. The charter adds that Hamas “aspires to the realization of Allah’s promise, no matter how long that should take.”
Hamas systematically employs its media, mosques and schools to convey the same message. Its schools and children’s television programming teach their young audience the virtues of killing Jews.
The Palestinian Authority hardly lags behind its Islamist rivals in peddling genocidal Jew-hatred. PA media depict Jews as a cancer that must be excised and, like Hamas, insist it is a religious duty to do so. PA indoctrination includes delineations of the nature of Jews that entail virtually every hoary anti-Semitic caricature. While PA leaders such as Mahmoud Abbas talk of “peace” to Western leaders and media, they use their vehicles of incitement to instill in Palestinians not only commitment to annihilating Israel but also dedication to extirpating the Jews.

For example, a recent official Palestinian Authority Friday sermon, broadcast on PA TV and translated by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), had the preacher declaring: “The Jews are the enemies of Allah and His messenger… the enemies of humanity in general… Our mutual enmity with the Jews is a matter of faith more than an issue pertaining to occupation and land… The prophet Muhammad said: ‘You will fight the Jews, and you will kill them…’”


Marky Mark said...

You should link to them...

Paul said...

Barak does "get it". He just doesn't "get politics"; (as he himself has admitted), especially the Muslim kind of politics which dictates beating the population with a hard stick because they're too stupid to understand that any sign of compromise implies weakness. (totalitarianism just works better that way).

scaramouche said...

If he doesn't "get" Muslim politics then, sorry, he doesn't "get" it. If you have no understanding of your enemy's mindset, worldview, ideology, etc., then what good are you?

Paul said...

I can tell you were never a solider. Most end up hating war - which is what he "gets". He himself is expressing the mindset of a sane man. (the context should be that this is the same man responsible for the success of the Cast Lead operation. By his actions, one can only assume he possesses a very clear understanding of "force" being the primary motivator in Muslim politics.)

scaramouche said...

No, I have never been a soldier. But having read a vast amount of information on the subject, I have a very clear understanding of "jihad is the way, sharia is the goal" being the primary motivator in the Muslim politics of the moment (as well as being a blast from the past).

Paul said...

yes, sharia and jihad are elemental to Muslim behaviors. But this is a leadership problem at it's root.

As I posted on BCF yesterday (supporting an e-mail campaign to MP's using the video of Tarek et al)... what else would you expect from a people whose god-leader was an Arab Pedophile Warlord.

But that's not Israel's problem since they live in a Jewish state; or for that matter a problem with Barak underdstanding Muslim real-politics.

Personally I don't share the insecurity many Diaspora Jews have in Israel's capacity to defend itself (or Barak's expression of "peace" which is nuanced and contextual) but rather am more concerned with the problem as you and Steyn and of course all the other commentators on the matter are drawing light on; - namely, something has gone horribly wrong with Canadian immigration policy and if something isn't done NOW, future generations of Canadians (ie. YOUR children), will be inheriting a very ugly reality of never-ending conflict with future followers of the Arab Pedophile Warlord.

My sense is that it really is time for political action because in line with the dysfunctional behaviors of the Muslim god-leader, his legion of contemporary faith leaders in THIS COUNTRY have proven themselves to be unequivocally, rabid shit-heads who suffer from severe mental illness stemming from the sour milk they were nursed on in rat-holes of Cairo, Tangiers and Lawhore, which they were born.

Simply put, sharia is just a symptom of a destructive immigration policy GUARANTEED to create future conflict.

And the irony is, according to our leading demographers, WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE IMMIGRANTS! Least of all, from people who subscribe to all things in ALLAH's Bizzaro World.

Paul said... more thing.
As I was saying, it's a very good thing that so much comment is being generated on the inherent rabid, intolerant and incompatible nature of Islam. But is it enough to change anything?

The irony is that by a quirk in the HRC's lizard-brain function, a ready mechanism is actually available to put all of Islam (in Canada) on trial for perpetuating hate speech as is clearly espoused and mass-published in the Koran.

Logic would dictate that if your RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH can be curtailed by a (cough) Human Rights Commission, why not your RIGHT TO RELIGION?

As we are all aware HRCs trump our constitution so it might just be worth a try. (two birds with one stone so to speak)

Marky Mark said...

Apparently to notice the true nature of Hamas is to make a Peace Now type liberal a racist and morally worse than Hamas...

Please send me good food so I can recover from the assault!