I have wondered for decades what the reason behind the left's unflagging support for the collection of terrorist groups known as the Palestinians was. Is it anti-Semitism, is it pseudo-revolutionary BS ala Che? I don't know and I just can't find a logical path that leads me anywhere near support for the Palestinians.
The Israelis have plenty of marks against them, but there is a gaping chasm separating a peaceful democratic state of a few million and the 100 million plus Arabs surrounding them who have collectively spent the entirety of Israel's existence trying to destroy it and kill all it's inhabitants. The hate speech that equates to the daily news in Palestine and the rest of the Arab world is so far beyond the pale that it stuns me to see the same crowd that loses it's mind if the word homo finds it's way into a discussion, hugging and loving those who call Jews dogs and pigs and call for their slaughter.
My cluelessness regarding the cluelessness of the terrorist sympathizers who support the Palestinians aside, all the sugar-coating in the world doesn't change the fact that they just elected a terrorist group to run their little death camp. The question is what do we do now?
Free your mind, and your ass will follow (more or less) - En Vogue also Jr. in "Platoon"
I think this provides the ever popular moment of clarity to this whole debacle. I think we should immediately recognize the new Hamas-led government and should send Condi Rice over to shake hands with the terrorist in chief at his swearing in. I would have her then present them with a copy of the pact we have with Israel stating we will support them militarily if attacked by any of the bad guys in their neighborhood. As the puzzled look spread across the room she would blow a kiss before jetting off to Tel Aviv to meet with the Israelis. In a very public meeting she would then make the following statement.
"The US government is extremely pleased to note the further spread of democracy across the Middle East. This region has historically suffered incredible tyranny and oppression and now the light of freedom has been lit and is illuminating the lives of ever growing numbers of people. We have decided that we will honor the promises of Hamas to govern justly and become a peaceful member of the world community. We have immediately removed Hamas from the list of terrorist groups, and consequently we assume that any and all pledges or promises by them to "Drive the Jews into the Ocean" are hereby set aside.
We support the decision of the Israeli government to fully use Jerusalem rather than Tel Aviv as it's capital and consequently we will be moving our embassy there immediately. We further salute the Israeli government's choice to withdraw from any and all settlements that are outside of the current plan for the extended security wall. This removes the only legitimate complaint from the Palestinians and should serve as the basis for a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel & Palestine. Given the unilateral gestures of good will made by the Israelis we challenge the Palestinians to do the right thing and recognize the right of Israel to exist and remove any and all references to it's destruction from official Palestinian government documents.
The spread of freedom through democracy is a novel concept, but one that has worked phenomenally for those who have stuck with it. It would be a great moment indeed if a terrorist group could take the popular mandate from their people and renounce it's illegitimate and heinous tactics becoming a force for good rather than evil. Congratulations to all the Palestinian people, we urge you to support your new government in it's efforts to create a peaceful and prosperous Palestine.
I presented the new Palestinian leadership with a copy of the mutual defense pact we have with Israel, I urge them to read it carefully as they now are one of the nation-states we would help Israel protect itself from if attacked. Our hope is that the newly democratic Hamas and other former terrorist groups will join in this tremendous opportunity and create a country where their children and grandchildren can grow up happily.
If for any reason this idyllic possibility is shattered by a terrorist attack on Israel, we will join in support of Israel as they repel an invasion, and obviously a casus belli would have been presented. In simpler terms it goes like this: If you or any of your Jew-hating friends blow up a single Israeli bus, we are going to stand by and giggle while the Israelis beat your new nation state like a wet dog in a dry house.
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- Uncle J