It is always a national disgrace-a tragedy too-when a top elected leader is about to be hauled off to jail, regardless of the reason. By the end of the day ex PM Olmert will know his fate, and he may very well end up behind bars. Whether or not he actually gets convicted is really neither here nor there. The fact that he is less than six degrees separated from activities befitting common (white collar) criminals is the issue. Read this link – http://www.israelnationalnews.com/.
I know, I know, my fellow Americans have their own crosses to bear, dealing with the likes of Congressional reps caught with their paws in the cookie jar. Topping off the US list (their hall of shame) was the forced resignation of President Nixon due to Watergate, followed years later by President Clinton, aka Slick Willie, as he doubled down-literally!-during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Perhaps his historical epitaph will be-“it depends on what is is”. I wonder how historians will parse Clinton’s voracious sexual appetites. Really now…..most men aren’t pigs, besides, the POTUS should have more self control. You think?
While Olmert’s demons deal with crooked wheeling and dealing, the fact of the matter is his actions are heaping shame and disgrace upon my beloved homeland, and my people. This, in and of itself, is an unforgivable crime. Every nation has its gallery of fools, crooks and knaves, but the Jewish nation is meant to be (for thousands of years, yes, Israel is a re-birthed nation….) a ‘light unto the nations’, reflecting the highest ethical standards.
NOW, it is intrinsic to recognize that no nation/people are perfect, therefore, to hold Jews to an impossible standard is to hold them to a double standard. This is unacceptable, as well as dangerous, because it often veers right into anti-semitic territory, intentional or otherwise. Therefore, PM Olmert’s actions should be viewed as a double crime; a crime in the legal sense and in the ethical moral domain, a sphere no less important, perhaps even more so.
It is no small irony that PM Olmert hails from the left of the left, the milieu where hypocrisy runs so rampant it falls off charts. Being part of the branja set (Israel’s smug, self entitled, self important, holier than thou limousine liberals, all too common in Hollywood, and the confines of the upper east and west sides of NYC) it shouldn’t be shocking (to the readers) to find out that his wife was actively involved with the infamous Women in Black , and their sons fled ! the country to avoid army service – http://www.zimbio.com/Aliza+Olmert/articles/2/Olmert+wife+daughter+demonstrate+against+Gaza. Typical leftist trash.
Thus, Israel’s PM ultimately steered our ship of state, bereft of proud and ethical moorings, coupled with marriage to a woman who interfered with the operations of our national security. Women in Black & Machsom Watch have only one mission-stopping our forces from self defense, thus aiding our genocidal foes! Code Pink can learn a thing or two from our resident female traitors. To heap outrage atop scorn, Israel is a tiny nation, embattled on all sides The notion that our people had to contend with the likes of Aliza Olmert (as our ‘First Lady’), and her seditious crew, is reprehensible, as well as infuriating.
My readers should also know that PM Olmert crowed that wifey Aliza was his most trusted adviser. A national disgrace on all levels, regardless of the outcome of his trial. Sach ha’kol, at the end of it all, Olmert (and his family too) has to look himself in the mirror, and live with the fact that he lived a life of greed and national debasement.
Too bad the Olmert family had to drag our nation down with them. May his crimes haunt him forever.
UPDATE: PM Olmert’s verdict is in……a mixed bag, but no less indicting…..as he still ! justifies his thievery, incredulously proclaiming his full innocence…..blaming this one and that one, but not himself – http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=276902 . As expected, the right wing witch hunt begins…… the nationalist devils are too blame….. – http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=277125, and this rendition from DEBKAFile offers a probing indictment of Israel’s political/legal sewer (a topic I am very familiar with) – http://debka.com/article/22166/Olmert%E2%80%99s-acquittal-qualifies-him-to-lead-a-new-left-of-center-bloc.