Monday, May 11, 2009


To tell the troof ...

Right after Pope Benedict XVI said the world'll get peace when Israel and a sovereign "Palestine" are living side by side, Saudi King Abdullah more-or-less stated that Israel ain't gonna have peace unless and until it kowtows to the "57" Muslim nations alligned against it.

The Pope's naive pontifical, well, pontificying can be forgiven. He's expected to be all "peace" and "love" and "understanding," even when he knows spouting such flies in the face of reality and/or common sense.

That said, when the King of Saudi Arabia, who reigns over a nation in which women can't drive cars, and in which drinking beer is a to-be-stoned offense, says Israel isn't doing enough to foster democracy -- well, how come we want to give him, and his 56 other allies, what they want?!

And how come President B. Hussein Obama hasn't yet stepped up and said, "My administration ain't prepared to charter another anti-Israel autocracy in Palestine, no matter what the Pope, King Abdullah, et al. thinks?"

Questions, questions ...

If only B'Obama and his minions would read Mark Steyn, they'd more than know what to do. To wit:

Do you remember the "road map" summit held in Jordan just after the U.S. invasion of Iraq? It seemed a big deal at the time: The leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the U.S. president, all the A-list dictators of the Arab League. Inside the swank resort, it was all very collegial, smiles and handshakes. Outside, flags fluttered—Jordan’s, America’s, Saudi Arabia’s, Egypt’s, Palestine’s. But not Israel’s. King Abdullah of Jordan had concluded it would be too provocative to advertise the Zionist Entity’s presence on Jordanian soil even at a summit supposedly boasting they were all on the same page. Malmo’s tennis match observed the same conventions: I’m sure the Swedish tennis wallahs were very gracious hosts behind the walls of the stockade, and the unmarked car to the airport was top of the line. How smoothly the furtive maneuvers of the Middle East transfer to the wider world.

When Western governments are as reluctant as King Abdullah to fly the Star of David, those among the citizenry who choose to do so have a hard time. In Britain in January, while "pro-Palestinian" demonstrators were permitted to dress up as hook-nosed Jews drinking the blood of Arab babies, the police ordered counter-protesters to put away their Israeli flags. In Alberta, in the heart of Calgary’s Jewish neighborhood, the flag of Hizballah (supposedly a proscribed terrorist organization) was proudly waved by demonstrators, but one solitary Israeli flag was deemed a threat to the Queen’s peace and officers told the brave fellow holding it to put it away or be arrested for "inciting public disorder." In Germany, a student in Duisburg put the Star of David in the window of an upstairs apartment on the day of a march by the Islamist group Milli Görüs, only to have the cops smash his door down and remove the flag. He’s now trying to get the police to pay for a new door. Ah, those Jews. It’s always about money, isn’t it?

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