The following is a quote from an article by Barry Rubin. The article deals with the bind that Israel is in as it faces rather major challenges, such as how to avoid having say 4 millions of its peoples knocked out by the mad Mullahs of Iran and their special toy, the Nuclear Bomb:
“And we believe that there is a way to make sure that the people of Gaza are able to prosper economically, while Israel is able to maintain its legitimate security needs in not allowing missiles and weapons to get to Hamas.”
Really? How the hell are you going to do that? Read the latest speech by Hamas’s leader and wonder what possible conception of Hamas Obama might have. Doesn’t he realize that if Gaza prospers Hamas is strongly entrenched in power and has plenty of assets to pursue war with Israel, which then destroys any prosperity.
Oh, I’m just being coy. I know what Obama thinks: The people prosper, the middle class gets stronger, the masses demand moderation and Hamas’s downfall. This is a view of revolutionary Islamism and the workings of dictatorships that boggles the mind. It is the mindless idea that prosperity brings peace and moderation, and that a regime ready to torture, murder, and indoctrinate people will be easily removed.
There is the possibility of the U.S. government and other Western countries subverting Israel’s position by engaging Hamas (as Russia did lately) but that line can probably be held for the next few years at least. Various Western media and activist groups can try to keep up the notion that the Gaza Strip is a hell on earth (because of Israel) and people are starving. There will be no truth to this, of course, but there was no truth to it before and that didn’t stop them. But their task will be harder.
Obama praised Netanyahu just as much on the “peace process.” The president said: “I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he’s willing to take risks for peace.” Remember that quote when Obama turns on Netanyahu again after the November elections. As for risks, we’ve had enough of those, thank you very much.
But Netanyahu’s goal was to make Obama happy with the minimum of risk. Israel will extend its building freeze on the West Bank and east Jerusalem in exchange for an Obama Administration commitment to endorse its predecessor’s acceptance of Israel retaining “settlement blocs” as part of any peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Rubin is certainly no revolutionary and above all he is no revolutionary socialist, which is the philosophy of this blog.
But Rubin is a Jewish patriot. he has the best interests of Israel at heart.
Michael Collins was no socialist revolutionary but in the post treaty situation you could say he also had the interests of Ireland at heart.
Let me take it from another angle. There are many blogs in America, there is ZStreet, there is Atlas Shrugs and Jihad watch, a slightly different tangent.
But there is no revolutionary socialist party to challenge Obama or say Palin if in power, and fight for Jewish success in Palestine
Note that is not a dig at Palin. I support Palin if she supports Israel, the Jews, and supports the Serbs against the Jihad also
But why do a song and a dance over Palin, as does Ted, when every other Republican President as well as the dross of Clinton and Carter…they all betrayed the Jews big time.
Yamit82 on Israpundit like the Cock of the North (Negev) can shout his hatred for Netanyahu.
But just look at the situation that the Jews are being driven into, the hostility from this Chomsky and herman Fascist “Left”, the hatred from the British gutter Daily Mail press, the BBC fascist antisemites.
It is as bad as the 1930s almost, but not quite. Not quite means that we still have some time. it is not yet post 1933.
There is still time but the thing that it requires is THE REVOLUTIONARY PARTY, THE TROTSKYIST PARTY.
Tell me how this is going to be resolved without that
The policy then of this trotskyist leadership
No 1…Israel must not delay, it must strike at the Iranian bomb and I am afraid and unfortunately it has to strike alone
No 2…Israel must throw all its weight and influence behind the Kurds
No 3…make a formal break with US Imperialism
That does not mean breaking with America though, in fact the opposite.
We Trotskyist encourage all links with the organizations of the people, for example with CUFI, and while we are atheists and they are religious, what joins us is defence of the Jews and Israel