"It is difficult to find more hatred of the West, than in the West itself. Listen and read what the representatives of the Western elite--academicians, novelists and show-business stars--say, and you will find no difference in their ideas and those of the leaders of the Taliban or 'Al Qaeda.' ... David C. Hendrickson, a professor at Colorado Collge, compared Georgee W. Bush to Stalin. ... A refined sadist and pathological murderer, he would turn in his grave if he heard the professor. ... If Stalin's Red Army had occupied Baghdad, not only terrorists, but Baghdad itself would have stopped their [terrorists] existence in a week's time. And not a single one of the present liberals would have uttered a word of protest. The reason for it is: they admire force, and Stalin was the embodiment of force. ... It is the reflex of servility and worship of force that impregnates the cultural establishment of the West. ... What are the aims of the Western liberal elite? They are none... Instead they consistently and purposefully destroy foundations of their own civilization, support the most ominous forces which dream of the destruction of a free society", Baron Bodissey (BB) at Gates of Vienna, 17 July 2009, link: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2009/07/pinnacle-of-self-destruction.html.
"What I dubbed the Obama administration's 'rapid and harsh turn against Israel' has had three quick, predictable and counter-productive results. These point to further difficulties ahead. First result: Barack Obama's decision to get tough with Israel translates into escalating Palestinian demands on Israel. ... Second result: The US government takes marching orders from Abbas and passes them along to the Israelis. ... Some background: Zionists founded the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood in 1891 by purchasing land from Arabs, the, due to Arab riots and Jordanian conquest, abandoned the area. ... Third result: The US demands has prompted an Israeli resolve not to bend but to reiterate its traditional positions. ... [Netanyahu said]: 'We cannot accept the idea that Jews will not have the right to live and purchase land in all parts of Jerusalem. I can only describe to myself what would happen if someone would propose that Jews could not live in certain neighborhoods on New York, London, Paris or Rome. There would certainly be a major international outcry'," Daniel Pipes (DP), 21 July 2009 at: http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Printable.aspx?ArtId=35648.
"In foreign policy President Barack Obama has demonstrated a disturbing propensity to curry favor with our adversaries at the expense of our friends. ... Mr. Obama's attempted bullying of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [BN] is a case in point. ... Subsequently, Mr. Obama demanded that Israel freeze construction in east Jerusalem. Of course, Mr. Netanyahu rejected Mr. Obama's demand. He declared that Jerusalem is an open, undivided city 'that has no separation according to religion or national affiliation.' Mr. Netanyahu added that 'we cannot accept the idea that Jews will not have the right to live and purchase in all parts of Jerusalem.' ... Israel has been willing to accwept a two-state solution since the United Nations partition resolution for Palestine in 1947, but the Arabs have refused it. They are not interested in creating a separate Palestinian Arab state but in destroying Israel as a Jewish state. ... Arabs launched a war against Jewish self-determination and the state of Israel long before any Israeli 'occupation' of their lands", my emphasis, Mackubin Owens (MO) at the WSJ, 25 July 2009, link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204886304574308172135404080.html.Quoted without comment.
What category does the Palestinians' plight fall into? I say, ignore them. Treat them like the Kuwaitis did after 1991. Is PS for real? There is no "Arab-Israeli peace process". There never was. Had PS heard of the "Three Nos"? Is PS crazy? Or in the Saudis' employ? Or is this another Peggy Noonan piece, i.e., written tongue in cheek? Hey PS, did UN peacekeepers separate Israel and Egypt before the 1967 war? Didn't Gamal Nasser tell the UN peacekeepers to leave? They did. Is BN so stupid to think UN "Blue hats" will die protecting Israel from Arabs? PS, either you are a fool, or an anti-Semite who wants Israel and its inhabitants destroyed. Which? We spent 78 days bombing Serbia to protect Moslems. For? In 1956 we had Israel, France and Britain withdraw from Eqypt. For? Peanut farmer Carter pushed out the Shah and brought us Khomeni, or does PS forget that too? Hillary and Obama are engaging in a flurry of activity expecting only a few soundbites. Hey PS, do you want to be nominated for this year's "Chamberlain"? From 1948-67 Jordan and Egypt controlled the West Bank (WB) and Gaza respectively. Why wasn't a Palestinian state formed then? The existence or non-existence of a Palestinian state has nothing to do with peace between the Arabs and Israel. Never did. Ask Hamas. Read Hamas position papers. To its credit, Hamas is honest with respect to Israel. It will not rest as long as the Israelis control "one square meter" of the "land between the river and the sea". That's the bottom line.Yes BB.