Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Peace With Palestinians Can Never Happen

Doodad

At least not in this lifetime or many more. The reason is that Palestinian children are taught only to hate Jews but also that the day will come when Israel is no more. Check out PMW's latest post for all those details. 


A Palestinian teacher and her school's principal appeared on official PA TV, and the teacher openly expressed the school's educational methodology, teaching students about the anticipated end of Israel. An exhibition at the school featured a map of "Palestine," which included all of Israel and the PA areas, and displayed numerous small ripped Israeli flags and large whole Palestinian flags. The flags represent Israeli sovereignty being replaced by Palestinian sovereignty over all of Israel. To make sure there is no doubt about the meaning, the teacher stressed: "We hope to liberate Palestine." The PA TV host thanked the principal for this quality education of Palestinian children:
 If some kind of peace deal was reached tomorrow, it would take many generations for the hate to die out. Just look at American racism against blacks to see what would likely happen. Just look at the Jew/Israel hate in Israel's current erstwhile peace partners. Luckily, Egyptians and Jordanian killers have less access to Jews than Palestinians might have given peace.

Another is the paying of terrorist salaries to killers of Israelis. Abbas et al aren't about to ever give up that practice so the incentive to kill is strong. What Israel takes away in tax revenue, the international community will and does make up in misguided attempts to ease the pain....a wholly self inflicted pain.
Of course I'm preaching to the choir here I know but, hey, talking truth is important.

Consider this also an open thread because I don't mind off topic  stuff as long as it is important to you and us.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Not overplaying the Ilhan Omar tirades

Sar Shalom

Note that I use the term "overplay" and not "overreact." Omar deserves all the vitriol she has received and more unity in issuing it, however it does not look like we can pull that off. Nonetheless, it is possible that when the 117th Congress takes the oath of office, Omar will not be among them. The people who will decide whether or not she is, and who will replace her if she is not, are the voters of Minnesota's 5th District. Our efforts must reflect that fact.

Fortunately, there are indications that some of Omar's constituents are open to turning on her. Two items of note stick out. First, Mohamed Ahmed related how his daughter chose to write a report about Omar as someone she admires, then,
... as Ms. Omar’s comments about American Jews and Israel drew bipartisan rebukes in recent weeks, culminating Thursday with a House vote condemning anti-Semitism [sic] and other forms of hate, Mr. Ahmed had a conversation with his 8-year-old daughter about Ms. Omar.
Then, describing another constituent's thoughts about the Jews,
“When religion is under attack, they stand by us, because they’ve been there,” said Zahra Ali, a Somali-American resident of Minneapolis who once saw Ms. Omar’s election as a beacon of hope but who did not plan to vote for her again.
What the second examples shows is that demonstrating what we can do for them pays dividends. Conversely, albeit speculatively, calling them deplorables for having voted for Omar in the first place is unlikely to convince many to vote for anyone more agreeable to us. We need to work with Omar's constituency to find a mutually agreeable alternative who will both show that Omar's identity as a Muslim and as an African immigrant are not grounds for objection and will demonstrate tolerance of Jewish rights both here and in their indigenous homeland. Ultimately, that is how Omar can be removed entirely from Congress.

This is not to say that there is anything wrong with demonstrations against Omar across the country. However, we should have operatives in her district keeping tabs on her constituents' opinions in order to provide us with an early warning system regarding their openness to other alternatives.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

What's Really Going On With Pro-Palestinian, Anti_Israel Activists?

Doodad

If you want to know what is really going on ask yourself which states do leftist activists question the legitimacy of. The answer is, of course, only the single JEWISH one. Once that sinks in, it all makes perfect sense no matter what the lying SOB's say. Add to that the fact that they NEVER protest even one of the brutal, hateful human rights denying nations in the Middles East or around the world and you get the picture.

This why I am a total supporter of Israel. You can't fool me with all your BS, Jew haters and naive fellow travelers. This is why all your protests and rallies and conventions and debates and everything else  invariably succumb to antisemitism/Jew hate. And you let it happen again and again and again in your protests and in your Parliaments and in your Congress because deep down you only hate Jews. If you didn't you would drive these monsters from your midst. But you don't, so shame on you and this middle finger is forever for you.

Consider this an all-purpose open thread as well.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Give them a taste of their own medicine

Sar Shalom

Donald Trump is rightfully turning up the pressure against Iran by gradually removing exceptions to the sanctions. However, some supporters of this measure are possibly overstating the potential that the misery created by such sanctions will finally provide the Iranian people with enough motivation to overthrow their regime. One thing that events of this year should teach us is that the Iranian people have no shortage of motivation to overthrow their regime. What they lack is capacity, which no amount of sanctions can provide.

In the linked example, insurgents in Sistan-Baluchistan attacked an IRGC personnel carrier. The only tear we should shed over the fallen IRGC members is that the casualty number didn't have a few zeros appended at the right. However, we should not pretend that the loss of a few dozen grunts, or even a couple thousand grunts, would actually degrade the IRGC's ability to repress the Iranian people. What's needed is to build the Baluchi Army of Justice, Jaish ul Adl, and the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz into a force that can be to the IRGC what the Houthis are to the legitimate government of Yemen. In order to become such a threat, those organizations would need two things. First is the strategic acumen to identify consequential targets, that is targets whose being hit would meaningfully degrade the regime's ability to cement its hold on power. The second is the tactical ability to hit those targets.

The first of those could be achieved by bringing the insurgent leaders to a safe destination where either American or Israeli operatives could train them. The second might also require the delivery of materiel, but if Israel can smuggle the nuclear archive out of Tehran, Israel can smuggle armaments to the insurgents.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Open Thread

Doodad

Per Oldschool's request. Post what you like. Will do this more often to keep things flowing.

Pic added to highlight oldschool's comment:




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