Thursday, April 1, 2010

Poll This

Alas! Despite tons of K'Ssam rockets, suicide bombers, rowdy resistence movements, sweet neckerchiefs, settlements, Arab League and the undeniable thirst for justice of anywhere from 200 million to 300 million members (physical or spiritual) of Arab League - for whatever reasons - Americans do NOT get it.

They still don't sympathise with Palestine - or Arab League.

"These abysmally low numbers on the Palestinians are due to their continuing failure to engage public opinion in the US.

"While the Israelis aggressively project their story, the Palestinians, the Arabs in general, do not.

"Fault certainly can be placed on the unbalanced way major US networks and press cover the Israeli-Palestinian story, but in this age where “new media” provide new possibilities and where many sectors of the US public (young people, women and minority communities) are more open than ever before to hearing a counter-narrative of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this continuing decline in Palestinian ratings is worrisome and inexcusable"

Really? Au contraire mon frer!

"Arabs, whatever their medieval achievements (as best I can understand, they were mainly achievements of transmission — "Arabic" numerals, for example, came from India) are politically hopeless.

Who can dispute this?

"Look at the last 50-odd years, since the colonial powers left. What have the Arabs accomplished? What have they built? Where in the Arab world is there a trace or a spark of democracy? Of constitutionalism? Of laws independent of the ruler's whim? Of free inquiry? Of open public debate? Where in your house is there any article stamped "Made in Syria?"

"Arabs can be individually very charming and capable, and perform very well in free societies like the U.S.A. There are at least two recent Nobel prizes with Arab names attached. Collectively, though, as nations, the Arabs are no-hopers.

So, what is magically about the two Palestines?

"Everywhere you look around the Arab world you see squalor, despotism, cruelty, and hopelessness. The best they have been able to manage, politically speaking, has been the Latin-American style one-party kleptocracies of Egypt and Jordan.

"Those are the peaks of Arab political achievement under independence, under government by their own people. The norm is just gangsterism, with thugs like Assad, Qaddafi, or Saddam in charge. It doesn't seem to be anything to do with religion: the secular states (Libya, Syria) are just as horrible as the religious ones like Saudi Arabia.

"We are all supposed to support the notion of a Palestinian state.


"We know perfectly well what it would be like. Why should we wish for another gangster-satrapy to be added to the Arab roll of shame, busy manufacturing terrorists to come here and slaughter Americans in their offices?

A Palestinian state?

"I think I'd be crazy to want that."

Pic - "Road Map To Nowhere"


Cargosquid said...

They lost any sympathy from me by dancing on 9/11.

Israelis protect the innocent while the Palestinians hide behind the innocent.

If the Palestinians lay down their arms, there would be peace. If the Israelis laid down their arms, there would be a massacre.

Peter said...

If I ran Israel I'd be voted out of office the day after I napalmed "Palestine" down to bedrock. Then Israel would try me and convict me for mass murder, and rightly so. I would then be in a prison for the rest of my life, secretly knowing that I saved thousands, maybe millions of the lives of the citizens of Israel.

On the other hand, if the Pals somehow got the chance to kill every citizen of Israel, the Pal that did that would be a national hero, feted for the rest of his life.

And that's the difference. It is enough to make me want to cry.colsters

Steve Harkonnen said...

I agree. They do not deserve a state, let alone the right for capitalizing their name.

The palestinians are zero at the bone.

Render said...

They do not want a state, they never did. They already have several Jew free states.

They do not want land, they never have. They already have more land then they can use.

They do not want peace, they never will. Not while a single Jew remains alive.

Jimmy Carter's land-for-peace deal resulted only in an ethnically cleansed Sinai, no Jews and no peace.

Bill Clinton's land-for-peace deal resulted only in an ethnically cleansed Gaza Strip, no Jews and no peace.

Now they demand an ethnically cleansed West Bank and Golan Heights. We're supposed to expect peace from this?

Rhetorically speaking...

Why is the UN actively sanctioning and openly supporting the ethnic cleansing of Jews?

Why is the Western Left supporting the ethnic cleansing of Jews?


From 1948 until 1967 the vast majority of the so-called Palestinians were citizens of either Egypt or Jordan.