Another great article from Spengler, restating the obvious. Via Atlas Shrugs
The state of Israel embodies the last, best chance for the Islamic world to come to terms with the modern world, precisely because it constitutes a humiliation to Muslims.
* Well, we know how much they ‘appreciate’ it…
Israel, the hope of the Muslim world
The state of Israel embodies the last, best chance for the Islamic world to come to terms with the modern world. Received wisdom in the foreign ministries of the West holds that relations with Muslims would be ever so much easier without the annoying presence of the Jewish state, which humiliates the Muslim world. Just the opposite is true.
Is there no room in the 22 existing Arab states to absorb the Palestinians who chose to leave Israel in 1948, as 5 Arab nations attacked the new state?
The Arabs have oil resources and extensive land mass to accommodate their brethren, the Palestinians. They share the same culture, including language and the Islamic religion.
Creating a terrorist state in Israel’s Heartland would not only reward terrorism, but provide a new base for global Jihad.
by Cale Hahn
They may well name this era the Age of Madness.
Someday, in the near future, after the imminent wars are concluded, the dead buried, the flames extinguished and the cities rebuilt, a future people will gaze with utter perplexity upon this age, in wonder how such a sad state came to be. They may well name this era the Age of Madness, when the world lost its collective soul and mind. They will little wonder how the utter destruction of tomorrow came upon we who live today. The universe cannot long suffer the flipping of Earth’s moral magnetic poles.
Today’s script characterizes the bloodthirsty as peaceful, victims as aggressors and aggressors as victims, destroyers as allies, cowards as courageous, and the vile as virtuous.
The universe cannot long suffer the flipping of Earth’s moral magnetic poles. Tomorrow, the curtain of deception will be removed and the semantics of today’s charlatans no longer the tool behind which the savage maneuver.
Quote of the day: “Beware, the primitives gather stones and learn of fire.”
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is behaving like a zealot. In her ever-more-rash pursuit of a Palestinian state, she is exhibiting the syndrome defined by the philosopher George Santana, as one who redoubles her efforts upon losing sight of the objective.
Let’s recall: The objective laid out by President Bush, when he decided in June 2002 to support the creation of a homeland for the Palestinian people, was to provide a stable, secure neighbor for Israel, committed to leaving peaceably with the Jewish State.
Mr. Bush explicitly preconditioned such support on: an end to Palestinian terror; a Palestinian leadership that was not tainted by ties to terrorism; and the elimination of the infrastructure in Palestinian areas that enables such behavior. After the 9/11 attacks, the United States was in the business of eliminating terrorist-sponsoring regimes, not creating them.
hidden behind a school, you guessed it!
Let’s give them a state!
Egyptian police discovered a ton of explosives hidden in an underground cache on the border with the Gaza Strip during a search for smuggling tunnels, a security official said Thursday.
Palestinian security force officers are seen at the entrance to another smuggling tunnel, in Rafah
The cache was discovered behind a school in the sparsely populated Ahrash region near the border town of Rafah, the official added on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press.