Skip to comments.The Palestinians vision of Darkness
Posted on 08/11/2002 4:01:50 PM PDT by 1bigdictator
The Palestinian Vision Of Darkness Avi Davis 09 August 2002 Email this story Print this story
It should have been no surprise to anyone that among the victims in Sunday´s bus bombing in the Galilee were Arabs. The Galilee´s population is 52% Arab and it is inevitable that any attack on a bus in that region would have an impact on that population. So too the destruction in Hebrew University´s cafeteria last Wednesday. A university that proudly boasts a population 15% Arab should statistically have expected to find Arabs among the dead. It certainly shouldn´t have surprised most Israelis, who can now finally appreciate the true nature of the terrorist campaign they are facing: any Israeli institution, including the ones that service or care for Arabs, is a potential target. This would seem to include hospitals, day care centers, fire stations and welfare organizations. It goes a long way to answering the question posed by Alistair Goldrein, a British student studying at the Hebrew University when he asked: "Why would someone target this University - it is what was best about Israel."
Why, indeed. The good intentions of liberal institutions or service organizations are largely irrelevant to the master planners of Palestinian terrorism. For them the secular education offered by the Israelis is a trap, designed to goad Arabs from their culture and shatter Palestinian unity. So, too, are the hospitals where world class physicians often sweat to save Arab lives. So are the Israeli human rights groups who actively lobby for their interests and protection. All of these well-intentioned people are regarded as indistinguishable from other Zionists "occupying" Palestinian land a land categorically defined by Hamas as stretching from the Mediterranean to the Jordan.
The spiral of self deception into which the Palestinians are rapidly spinning has, as its practical source, the acceptance by the international media and European governments that Palestinian terrorists are freedom fighters no different in nature than the French resistance during the Second World War. But a poorer analogy could not be imagined. The French resistance, which eventually unified communists, socialists and nationalists under the banner of the Forces Francaises de l´interiuer, not only had as its goals the liberation of German-occupied French territory, but the restoration of a French democratic republic and the reinstitution of French law. Furious debate was entered into by members of the resistance on the nature of that renewed French republic, giving rise to the ideological rifts that characterize French society to this day. But the important point is that debate ensued and the unifying theme of that debate was that only a vigorous democracy could save France from a descent into renewed authoritarianism or even civil war.
The Palestinians have no such mechanism vouchsafing the progress and prosperity of their inchoate state. There is no visible debate on the nature of such a state (although there is considerable tension between the religious and secular in that society); there are no intellectuals nor statesmen who feel free to talk openly about the challenges of democracy; there is no room for moderates, whose voices are silenced in the popular call for jihad. No, the Palestinian state-in-the-making speaks only in the language of hatred. Today, the target is Israel, but with the increasingly apparent failure to achieve any concrete political objective, the rancor and hatred unleashed by their venomous campaign is likely to turn inward. The most probable outcome is therefore not victory, but civil war.
Yet, an even graver malady afflicts the Palestinian people. Their cause has been hi-jacked, not by a resistance front, but by revolutionaries. Hamas, which has stepped into the vacuum left by Yasser Arafat´s corrupt Palestinian Authority does not merely seek to eject what it perceives as foreign occupation of its land, it seeks no less than the total transformation of Palestinian society. Its militant Islamist message resonates as prescriptive change reminiscent of many other historical revolutionary movements - conceived in high ideals, reverting to violence and ending in butchery.
Therefore, those looking for historical analogies should not waste time examining France of the 1940s. They should recall France of the 1790s when another revolution, conceived with noble aspirations reverted to carnage and destroyed itself in a frenzy of blood letting. That cynical Frenchman Albert Camus, once commented that "every revolutionary ends either as an oppressor or as a heretic." He might have also added that most die at the hands of their own people. The leaders of the Palestinian Revolution, wading knee deep in blood and accustomed only to the language of hate, should now be put on notice that history is unlikely to make an exception for any of them. Born in blood, they will likely die in blood.
No one should be surprised when this revolution begins to devour its own children. ---------------------------------- Avi Davis is the senior fellow of the Freeman Center for Strategic Studies in Los Angeles and senior editorial columnist for Jewsweek.com.
PS Doesn't the title "the Darkness of the Palistinian Vision" sound like Warcraft II "The Tides of Darkness?" As if the Pallies were an Orcish horde storming through a portal, invading our diminsion! What blatant demonization. Lok-Tar!
It's not the best solution for the problem which does exist in the relaity of Israel. The best one would be, IMHO, to relocate all the Pallies from Judea, Samaria, and Galilea to the Gaza Strip, and then use the neutron bomb.
Woddyasay, Aryan Piso?
At the young age of fourteen, he entered into the service of his uncle Nur ed-Din another great and respected Arab warrior. Another mentor of the young Saladin was the Saracen chief Zenghi who in 1144 overthrew the city of Edessa, an outpost of Western world for many years prior because of its proximity to Antioch. Saladin learned his military lessons well and soon began to stand out among Nur ed-Din's forces. In several campaigns between the years of 1164 and 1169 C.E. he had made a lasting impression on his peers.
In 1169 Saladin served with another uncle named Shirkuh as second to the commander in chief of the Syrian army. Shirkuh died only two months after Saladin received his new position. Despite his humble position and due to the fact that he held little regard for the Fatimid ruler of Cairo, Saladin turned Egypt into an Ayyubid powerhouse. He used many Kurds in important positions in his army and in no time he had improved the Egyptian economy and trained an army ready to take on the Frankish Crusaders.
In just two years Saladin suppressed the rulers for which he had little regard and thus united Egypt with the Abbasid Caliphate. When Nur ed-Din died in 1174, Saladin began his expansion of territories. In just twelve years he had Damascus, Syria, Alleppo, Mawsil and Iraq. After a three-month battle he captured Jerusalem in 1187 at theBattle of Hattin.
In February of 1193 Saladin rode out to meet some pilgrims returning from Mecca. That evening he became bed ridden due to pain and fever and in a number of days fell into a comma from which he never returned. Saladin died March 3rd 1193 at the age of 55.
According to The French Writer Rene Grousse:
"It is equally true that his generosity, his piety, devoid of fanaticism, that flower of liberality and courtesy which had been the model of our old chroniclers, won him no less popularity in Frankish Syria than in the lands of Islam"
The Epic of the Crusades
Orion Press 1970
Translated from the French by Noel Lindsay
So this guy is akin to old Osama? apparently some of his contemporaries would disagree.
Wattuyusay, Neocon's Fight?
"I don't see how this can be true"
The 1995 Oslo accords provided for [Israel to transfer to the PA]15,000 automatic rifles and sidearms, plus a few hundred heavy machine guns, for Palestinian police and security forces, yet there could be 30,000 or more weapons in the Palestinian community.
Well, there are conventional nuclear weapons, cluster bombs, napalm, FAE bombs, carpet bombing, and various other ways to make war. This war is not of Israeli choosing, and the desire for genocide is all on the Arab side.
So before you get in a huff about genocide examine yourself. How do you want the Palestinians to go, one at a time as exploding children, or all at once in a war of their choosing. For, unless they suddenly learn to live with the other people on this planet, they must go. Ask Robert Kennedy of what he thought of Palestinians, as one killed him.
"Palestinians" are not a people, they are a political movement that has killed far more innocent Arabs and other foreigners to Israel than Jews. To think that they will stop killing because they run out of Jews is pretting stupid. Like all evil men, they will stop killing when they die. I suggest we get that accomplished sooner rather than later.
All your quoting of Warcraft II and orcs, as well as figures you cite, show absolutely clear that you've no relationship with mythology whatsoever, and indeed with any education worth to be mentioned.
If you're of age accepted usually as mature, but are just retarded, I offer you my condolence.
If you're a kid masturbating over the keyboard when mom and dad have their night out, return to your computer games, don't waste our time.
I'll grant that the desire for genociding the other side is mostly on the Arab Islamist side. But look at post #22 for an example of why Israel banned the lunatic fundamentalist Kach party. Most Isrealis see the irony in advocating Palli genocide, but not all. And none of the Neocons' herds of red heifer cultist abandonment theology lunatics have much of a threshold for detecting hyprocrisy much less irony.
How silly of me; of course only Zionists are allowed to huffily play the genocide card. I must have forgotten. :^)
In case you aren't just baiting me, and don't realize how Hitler-esqe your words are, let me show you the striking parallels. It took 10 seconds to find on google...
Hitler's speech to the Reichstag of January 30, 1939:
Europe [Israel] will not have peace until the Jewish [Pallie] question has been disposed of. The world has sufficient capacity for settlement, but we must finally break away from the notion that a certain percentage of the Jewish [Muslim] people are intended, by our dear God [Allah], to be the parasitic beneficiary of the body, and of the productive work, of other peoples. Jewry [Islam] must adapt itself to respectable constructive work [unless they suddenly learn to live with the other people on this planet], as other peoples do, or it will sooner or later succumb to a crisis of unimaginable proportions. If the international finance-Jewry [rich Saudis] inside and outside Europe [Arabia] should succeed in plunging the nations into a world war yet again, then the outcome will not be the victory of Jewry [Palistinians], but rather the annihilation of the Jewish [Arab] race in Europe [the Mid-East]!
Were you born stupid, or did you work really hard to get there? What say you, newbie?
It's time to put this often used, silly, strawman argument to bed.
1. The Palistine has always been inhabited by many tribes.
2. Some of the tribes are Semetic. Some Semetic tribes are Jewish, some Arab.
3. Also a lot of Bedoin and Druze and Christians and Zoroastrians, etc, etc.
4. How stupid of you it is to expect all different, non-Jewish peoples residing in the Palistine to consider themselves "a people!"
5. "Palistinian" is therefore describing a person's geographic, not nationalistic, origin.
6. Zionism is a nationalist political movement. Any political aspect of "palistinianism" is a reaction to Zionism.
7. Atzlan is a separatist political movement of Hispanic people. "Californians" are people that live in California. "Zionism" describes the political like Atzlan, "Palistinian" is geographical like Californian. If the UN told Californians to give Atzlan (perhaps as Reparations for the Indian Holocaust), one's status as Californian would not supervene on thier reaction. Because only some Californians are Atzlanists or anti-Atzlanists.