How many times, and how many ways, does ones enemy have to state their intentions, before they are taken seriously? Apparently, too many times, when butting up against the PA/Israeli (holier than thou) political cesspool.
Examining the recesses of Israeli political discourse is akin to dropping into an Alice-In-Wonderland fantasy world. Magically delicious. Thereafter, one can then be forgiven for thinking they were actually living in Neverland, unceremoniously dropped on their head, never having to deal with reality again – ever. A place where up was down; down was up; wrong was right; right was wrong; evil was good; and good was evil; and everything one believed to be the truth was no longer bound to any factual basis.
Poof…reality…never to be dealt with again.
For if this wasn’t the case, how does one rationally explain the most recent (out of too many to count) otherworldly report, assuring readers – hither and yon – that Israel’s leaders are working assiduously to shore up the PA (terror) junta’s economy? Thus, informing one and all, especially the naysayers, that economics will turn their jihad-loving ways upside down. Huh and duh?
In ‘Is Israel Helping PA Prepare For War’, one immediately glances at the headline and wonders – has the writer fallen on her head? Far from it. She is thoroughly conscious.
Maayana Miskin reported – “Israel took steps this week to boost the Palestinian Authority economy by tying it more tightly to Israel’s own economy. Among other things, Israel will help build pipelines to transfer petroleum products to the PA and will use its advanced technology to monitor the flow of goods, helping the PA to enforce its tax laws….Further steps will ease the flow of goods between Israel and PA-controlled regions in Judea and Samaria (Shomron).”
“Both Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad signed on the initiative. “I am certain that the arrangements concluded will help strengthen the economic base of the Palestinian Authority,” Fayyad said.
“Economist Nachum Gutentag said the agreement is unlikely to hurt Israel’s economy, which is much larger than the PA’s. However, he said, it could help the PA prepare for open conflict in the future.”
“Since the failure of the Intifada, Fayyad has taken the approach of, ‘build the economy peacefully, and when the day comes, if we want to detach or to fight we’ll have the infrastructure for it,’” he explained. The agreement is likely to significantly strengthen the PA economy, he noted.”
“Gutentag was surprised that Israeli leaders apparently did not condition the deal on an end to Fayyad’s incitement to boycott Israeli goods. Fayyad has publicly burned Israeli products made in Judea and Samaria, and has called on others to do the same. It would have been logical to demand an end to calls to boycott Israel, he said, adding, “I would have expected our diplomats to do so, and not to give something without getting something in return.” Link can be found here – http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158561#.UB0t9fZlTIl.
So, while PA Prime Minister Fayyad looks long-range – even if it takes over a hundred years – our resident fantasists think in sound bites. Not wise at all.
And the following sayings are more than applicable – crazy is as crazy does, and stupid is as stupid does. At the very least, this has to be the case, simply because it has been proven – over and over again – that the PA/Fatah and Hamas terror gangs won’t be appeased by economic/gas/fuel incentives. However, they will use said gains to shore up their jihad !
Still, if one prefers not to believe the above, fine. It’s your funeral. But do believe the actual words and deeds of PA Prime Minister Fayyad. A smooth as silk leader, he is savvy enough (just like Abbas aka Abu Mazen) not to design his wardrobe ala the schmata-head covering/pistol wearing wardrobe of his terror brother, Arafat. After all, a western appearance is enough to tame the “Zionist entity”, as well as the rest of the terrified western leadership.
Style over substance.
My article at American Thinker (found at The Jewish Press too), ‘The Paradox Of Israeli Politics:Vote Right, Get Left’ gives a basic overview, explaining how Israel continually finds itself fielding leftist policies (for the most part), even when a “right wing” party is heading the government – http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/the_paradox_of_israeli_politics_vote_right_get_left.html. Understanding this dichotomy is key, and also leaves ones head scratching to a minimum, when witnessing the cognitive dissonance swirling overhead.
In concert, Jerusalem Post columnist Sarah Honig – a wordsmith like few others, as well as a literature and history buff – often writes about the leadership’s penchant for appeasement bordering on bizarro world, as she leaves the reader in stitches, even though her topics are deadly serious. Well, if you don’t laugh, you are surely gonna cry, once one realizes what passes for political decision-making from Israel’s “leading lights”.
Decide for yourselves – http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=279919 – where the fantasy begins, and the truth lies.
Lastly, but most importantly, the inestimable Dr. Martin Sherman (www.strategic-israel.org/ , http://www.martinsherman.org/About_Martin_Sherman.html) offers his strategically adept analysis to the above national insanity.
The Dr. is in the house, and the lunatics running the asylum would do well to pay strict heed.
As to the readers, below are several of his outstanding analyses which can be found via his weekly columns. They are more than worth your time. In fact, this blog’s prescription is to imbibe them, akin to a nation-saving medicine.
Without further ado, please view the following in descending order. Doing so will help build the case, starting with his analysis from June 16, 2009 until today.
‘The PM at Bar-Ilan: A Damage Assessment’ –http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=145707,
‘The Death of a Frog’ –http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=197269 ,
‘Submission’ – http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=242563 ,
‘Comprehending the Incomprehensible – Part 1 – http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=253441 ;
‘Comprehending the Incomprehensible – Part 2’ – http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=254384 ;
‘A Study In Impotence’ – http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=255347 ,
‘Something To Worry About’ – http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=259171 and,
‘Predicting Gaza – Rabin, Sharon the Knesset and… well, me’ – http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=263064.
If people world over are seeking answers, to the heretofore inexplicable, look no further – school’s in session via Dr. Sherman’s tutelage.
Alas, no one needs to bang their noggins any longer, trying to figure out how Maayana Miskin’s doozy piece of news bodes for Israel. People must belatedly place aside the bill of “peace” goods we have been sold (about the fashionably suited PA leadership), finally realizing that the current junta is no different than Arafat’s.
All together now – let’s just put common sense back into our discourse, with the understanding that the current crop of PA/Fatah heads are nothing more than Arafat’s dutiful disciples !
On the other hand, why bother ourselves with minutia, there are “processes” to move along.
And so here we find ourselves – for the umpteenth time – faced with a “never say no to peace” leadership.
Will they ever learn? Doubtful.