It is decidedly impolitic, as well as impolite, to call one’s leaders fools and knaves. Kal v’chomer, even more so, when ones leadership are tasked with protecting half of world Jewry. Indeed, a monumental burden. G-d forgive me.
To be sure, a preponderance (though not all, but this is best left for another discussion) of Israel’s top leadership are seeking to secure Israel’s national interests. Nevertheless, operating “butt backwards” hardly gets the job done. In fact, it is more than accurate to posit – at lease since the onset of the “Oslo Peace/Death Accords” dementia – that they have failed miserably. There are thousands of Jewish graves, and many more maimed for life, serving as testimonials to the above. Rational folks would think that new strategies would have to be considered – as minimum, yet mandatory requirements – to save the Jewish homeland. Wouldn’t one?
YET, Israel’s deluded leaders obsessively harp on “democracy” and the need to “rise above” those who wish to destroy the nation. Such warped views manifest into besieged thinking, therefore, its leaders become addled and construct counter intuitive “strategies”. Alas, they comport the nation’s business as if democracy is a suicide pact! It is not. According to their warped views, anything, and everything, may be sacrificed on its altar. This may seem over the top to some, but not to those who know Israel’s modern history, its leaders, and their “strategic policy-making”.
Let us recapture some of the above truths, and they are gleaned through the following highlights:
Leading the pack is Dr. Martin Sherman via his policy center, Israel Institute For Strategic Studies – adinakutnicki.com/2013/03/07/presenting-part-three-a-strategic-based-interview-with-dr-martin-sherman-why-you-should-support-israels-intellectual-warriors-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. A nation-saving address, if one qualifies as such.
Atop the Iranian spear, stands Professor Louis Rene Beres, head and shoulders above the rest. He spells out (in excruciating detail) how Israel’s mishandling of the Iranian menace has brought Israel to the brink of disaster – adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/28/israels-massive-failure-of-leadership-ignoring-professor-louis-beress-many-warnings-addendum-to-israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/. Not only that, but as Chair of Project Daniel he handed a blueprint to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on this existential issue – www.acpr.org.il/ENGLISH-NATIV/03-issue/daniel-3.htm. In all honestly, isn’t tarring the leadership as fools and knaves being too polite, considering their grave malfeasance of duty?
In concert, adding to the trio is Professor Paul Eidelberg (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Eidelberg), requiring little introduction to these pages – adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/16/with-israel-at-war-israeli-hasbara-informational-campaigns-how-effectivenecessary-are-they-in-general-prof-paul-eidelberg-enlightens-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ .
Topping it off, the inestimable Caroline Glick takes Israel’s leaders to the woodshed, over and over again – adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/15/israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-caroline-glick-skewers-them-barack-hussein-obama-too-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-11/ . They are more than deserving of her skewering. Chop…chop.
The above failures of leadership led to November 2012’s unfinished foray into Gaza, but not due to any operational failures by the IDF and its intelligence arms. They performed brilliantly. This is without a doubt. Alas, the politicians, always led around the nose by Washington, allowed the Islamist-in-Chief to dictate Israel’s war plans, as if he is the master of Israel’s fate, and not Jerusalem’s leadership. Ghetto Jews.
Hence, the ground troops never entered to clean out the nest (everyone knows that a “root canal” is mandatory to achieve victory, once the air force/special ops paves the way, and this doesn’t take a military or political genius to figure out), and Israel’s spineless leaders reverted true to form – adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/23/spineless-leaders-always-revert-true-to-formthey-cave-and-israels-leaders-are-its-poster-boys-addendum-to-israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/.
And sooner than later, once Hamas (like all terror groups left standing) enjoys the time to regroup/rearm, they will possess even more lethal weapons to perfect the killing of Jews/Israelis – adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/16/pm-netanyahus-cease-fire-and-its-deadly-results-soon-to-blow-up-in-israels-face-addendum-to-spineless-leaders-revert-true-to-form-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/…unless one believes they have now taken up knitting and quilting.
So where is Israel now, just a few short months after the “cease/death fire”, in relation to Hamas? It is a sure bet, not only are they negotiating with Hamas, but giving them everything they wanted from the get go! In plain language, why the hell did Israel go to war (defensively, no less, after yrs of missiles and rockets raining down on Israeli heads) if they are caving in anyway? Does insanity know no bounds? Apparently not. Of course, Israel’s leftist media will spin these developments into pretzel-form, maintaining that the leaders have finally come to their senses. That giving into their demands is what they should have done years ago, and then everything would have come out peachy. Well, leftists never get tired of appeasement, but nationalists are getting sick and tired. Yes, we are.
‘Report: Israel, Hamas Holding Secret Talks Through Egypt’
Israel has been holding secret negotiations with the Hamas terror movement since the end of its Operation Pillar of Defense, Channel 2 News reported on Friday.
According to the report, the Egyptian-mediated talks are being held as part of the ceasefire reached between the sides at the end of counterterrorism operation in November and which said that both sides will refrain from attacking one another and the sides will work to reach understandings.
Channel 2 News indicated that an Israeli delegation that arrived in Cairo on Thursday came to Egypt for the purpose of holding talks with Hamas, through Egyptian mediators.
Until now, the negotiations have been conducted under a veil of secrecy, said the report, which added that according to the understandings reached between the sides, Israel will agree that the Rafiah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt be opened for the passage of commercial goods and construction materials.
As well, one of the items being discussed in the talks between Israel and Hamas is to open the border crossings for the transfer of agricultural materials. At the same time, reports in the Arab media have indicated that one of the issues around which the meetings revolve is the terrorist prisoners being held in Israeli prisons.
Despite the constant claims by Gaza’s terrorist rulers that Israel is imposing a “siege” on the region, Israel has consistently allowed humanitarian aid into Gaza, approving internationally funded and monitored projects in the region. Since 2011, 235 projects have been approved. In September 2012 alone, 16 new projects were approved.
Israel has also supported the private sector in Gaza, and has approved the transfer of raw materials for private sector construction, including roof tiles, building stones, dry wall, mosaics, adhesives, plaster, etc.
Hamas, however, has not been satisfied with the aid it receives from Israel and has been trying to punish the residents of Gaza by attempting to reduce the scope of Israeli goods entering the region.
With Israel tightly supervising the materials which enter Gaza through its border crossings and with the borders with Egypt being closed, Hamas has smuggled in materials, including weapons and explosives, through underground tunnels which connect between Gaza and Egypt.
The terror group is making at least a million dollars a day in “tax” money from Gaza smugglers, providing “protection” to smugglers and collecting payments for the service, then using the smugglers to order goods for their own use.”
Adding to our collective misery, here they go again, even as this American-Israeli has shown them the error of their ways. So, instead of letting terrorists starve, as they execute hunger strikes from Israel’s jails, what do Israel’s appeasing leaders do? They release them! ‘Freed Terrorist Hunger Striker Declares Victory…A terrorist freed after a long hunger strike tells PA media he feels ‘victory over the occupation.’ www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/166404#.UUmIthz-Fn0. For crying out loud, why aren’t they listening to the following:
‘Op-Ed: No Crime Without Punishment’
There is a method to the madness.
To further their post-Zionist goals, the secular elite pounced on several wellsprings.
game of cat-and-mouse. Not only is this message seared into the souls of the soldiers, thus demoralizing them, but also into the consciousness of the terrorists. How many times have we witnessed the humiliating spectacle of newly captured terrorists smile for the cameras, wave victory fingers, and brazenly state that they expect to be released, while being hauled off to jail?
Israel’s leadership has become legal outlaws.
international law, and incontestably one of the most serious. The precise offenses that comprise this crime can be found at the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism…. [Every] state has an obligation under international law to prosecute and punish terrorists…. [Any] person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible and liable to punishment….”
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. History has proven this to be the case. Therefore, only those who have the mettle to stand up, be counted, and say NO, dare lead the Jewish homeland, despite this or that triumph under their watch.
More than fools and knaves…