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Saturday, August 2. 2014
Give war a chance
Related, even David Frum confesses: Photographs as Weapons of War in the Middle East - Why it's so difficult to see the reality behind the images
Golda Meir's famous quote: "We will have peace when Palestinians love their children more than they want to kill Jews."
Does anyone wonder why no other Arab states will accept Pali immigrants or refugees? They don't trust them and don't want any of them - not one. I'm sure many of them are fine people, but their reputation is terrible as a group. During all these years, Pali governments could have built a mirror Israel next door but instead of working for their population, they just want to kill Jews. They have had their chance to be civilized, prosperous, and happy.
FYI, here's the long history of Gaza.
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I had a colleague once here in California who was a Christian Palestinian immigrant.
Nice guy but he would easily go into rages against Israel that seemed hard to justify or mollify.
That reminds me of what Churchill said: A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Course nobody wants em, them Arabs is crazy. I think the UN established the Gaza enclave in 1947 for a reason. To create, from those castoff bands of thiefs, pirates, layabouts, misogynists and tax cheats, the conditions under which they would hone themselves into ruthless, tireless killers. The wise unseen leaders of the secret ruling cabal knew the world would need a special force to battle the invading aliens. Funded and inspired by Saudi clerics marinated in the religion of blood, this force maintains itself in a state of readiness. Israel was put there to make sure the force did not escape from their bonds too soon and lay waste to the world. Only a tribe as tough as the Hebrews could be trusted for this role. Soon, when the aliens invade, we will see why the UN set this project up.
Either that, or the secret rulers made a mistake. Meanwhile, I can only hope the aliens invade soon.
Even more meanwhile, I still have a few beers left...
You are correct. But, I try to have fun with it. Don't I get extra therapy points for that?
In graduate school, I knew a Palestinian girl at church. Nice person. For her family, it was not the Israelis that were the problem, it was the Palestinian Muslims which made them emigrate to the U.S. Many of the Arab Christians have left because of persecution. Similar story in Lebanon, where Christians were once the majority but were killed or forced to leave by the Islamic terror groups.
I have known in 3 generations of a Palestinian Christian family from the Bethlehem area. IIRC, one member of the family was born on December 24, in Bethlehem. The grandfather worked in the Jordanian civil service. [Jordan administered the West Bank from 1949 to 1967.]
Well before the Six Day War of 1967, the grandfather advised his children to get out of the West Bank. He told them that as Christians, they could not advance in the civil service, as Muslims would always choose to promote Muslims over Christians. From his experience in the Jordanian civil service, he saw that religion trumped competence.
As a result, a number of his children were in the US before the Seven Day War, many with STEM graduate degrees.
One of the grandsons sacrificed his STEM doctorate and his university position in the US to agitate full-time against the evil Joos. Although a US citizen, he moved back to the West Bank to continue his agitating. An irony about the grandson agitating against the evil Joos is that one of his cousins, who has lived all his life on the West Bank, has ample evidence of Muslim violence against Christians. But the grandson never says a word about Muslim violence against Christians. Just against the evil Joos.
Only the Jordanians took in Palis, and finally had enough of them and drove them out.
When all your education is about Hating the Jews, and your only product is Hatred of Jews...
They are still the majority in Jordan but after Black September when the PLO killed the King and tried to overthrow the state, they got schooled and the PLO got booted out to Lebanon which they laid waste to and then they went to Libya which they laid waste to and during this time places like Kuwait took in up to 300,000 palestinians who repaid this opportunity the instant Saddam invaded Kuwait by celebrating in the streets and barking about a new day of freedom! As a result the very first thing Kuwait did after we got rid of Saddam for them was to boot out every single palestinian in the country. All of them.
I believe what was best said about Palestinians is that they never miss and opportunity to miss an opportunity. To quote the General back in NOLA, they are stuck on stupid.
Kuwait took in up to 300,000 palestinians who repaid this opportunity the instant Saddam invaded Kuwait by celebrating in the streets and barking about a new day of freedom! As a result the very first thing Kuwait did after we got rid of Saddam for them was to boot out every single palestinian in the country. All of them.
My parents exchanged Christmas cards with several members of the Palestinian Christian family I mentioned. The year before my mother died in the late 1980s, she got a Christmas card and note from the grandfather. He was living in Kuwait with one of his children. As you point out, that didn't turn out very well.
After one reads this article, The Arabs of Palestine, from the October 1961 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, it seems that not much has changed in 50 years. The author is Martha Gellhorn, who in addition to being a famous foreign correspondent, was an ex-wife of Ernest Hemingway.
It's been a relatively quiet and uneventful weekend here in the Lakes Region, with no major events taking place along with iffy weather. A weekend like that every now and then is just what we all need, giving us...
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