Here is what is supposed to be an old Bedouin story:
There once lived a rich and powerful man. One day, bandits stole a water jug; but instead of taking it back and punishing the bandits â€” which would have been easy, since he had many sons â€” he said “it’s only a jug, it’s not worth a fight. Anyway, I have more jugs.” Then they tookÂ a goat. “Oh well, I have more goats, and after all the bandits were hungry,” he said. One day he woke up to find that they’d killed his sons, taken his camels, his tent and his wives to boot. Then, since he had no goods, no sons and no honor, they killed him.
The moral of the story, of course, is this: do not allow your enemies to humiliate you, because it weakens you and strengthens them. And always maintain a credible deterrent.
Turkey has become is an enemy of freedom, of Christianity, of Judaism, and of the West.
- Turkey launches legal proceedings against Israel
- Turkish protestors: We’re all soldiers of Hamas
- ‘Turkey Jews fear flotilla backlash .…
byÂ Shawarma Mayor via Weasel Zippers
In the Middle East â€” in fact, in life in general â€” the weak guy loses.
When you back down in front of your enemies, they don’t say “you are being reasonable, we’ll be fair to you.” On the contrary, they say “you’re weak, you can’t protect yourself, so we’ll take even more.”
Israel’s soldiers were beaten up, humiliated. Now isn’t the time to let their assailants go free. On the contrary, now is the time to be tougher. Now is the time to humiliate the enemy, to re-establish deterrence.
The Times calls it “a bid to quell anger.” Anger? Israel should be angry that its soldiers were hurt. Turkey should be relieved that its ship wasn’t torpedoed. The Turks should be the ones trying to “defuse anger.”
All the jackals are circling now. The Obama Administration, famously never allowing a crisis to go to waste, is preparing to sink its teeth into the juicy carcass as well.
Read the whole thing, from FresnoZionism
News Links from the ROP:
- Catholic Bishop Stabbed to Death in Turkey…/mental illness to blame….
- Religion of Peace Leaders Call for Jihad Against Israel…/what could be more important…?
- (Spain) Imam Launches ‘Jihad’ Against Prostitutes…/he doesn’t like competition and the free marketplace of ideas….
- (UK) Muslim Says Mood Swing to Blame for Rape Jihad…/uncovered catmeat….
- Paki Muslims Open Fire on a Christian Community…/”kill the unbelievers wherever you find them”- is somehow misunderstood in infidel circles….
Islamic Tolerance: Misunderstanders of Islam cause instant riots in Afghanistan
ICC: “Taliban Ideals Alive and Well in the Parliament”
“Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2010) â€“ International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that an Afghan parliamentary secretary called for the public execution of Christian converts on the parliament floor.”
“On Tuesday, the Associated Free Press reported that Abdul Sattar Khawasi, deputy secretary of the Afghan lower house in parliament, called for the execution of Christian converts from Islam.Â Speaking in regards to a video broadcasted by Afghan television network Noorin TV showing footage of Christian men being baptized and praying in Farsi, Khawasi said, ‘Those Afghans that appeared in this video film should be executed in public, the house should order the attorney general and the NDS (intelligence agency) to arrest these Afghans and execute them.’”
“The broadcast triggered a protest by hundreds of Kabul University students on Monday, who shouted death threats and demanded the expulsion of Christian foreigners accused of proselytizing. As a result, the operations of Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and U.S.-based Church World Service (CWS) have been suspended over allegations of proselytizing.Â The Afghan government is currently undertaking an intensive investigation into the matter.Â According to Afghan law, proselytizing is illegal and conversion from Islam is punishable by death.”
“ICC sources within Afghanistan have reported that many national Christians are in hiding, fearful of execution.Â Under government pressure during investigations, some Afghans have reportedly revealed names and locations of Christian converts.”