What's Wrong With This Picture?
By Arlene Peck
Excuse me? Am I missing something? Israel is in the midst of a war,
fighting for it's very existence and our government is on record as
imploring Israel to use restraint because some of the areas they are now
entering are heavily populated civilian areas? Well, the last I looked, so
were the places that these sub-human suicide 'civilians' were hooking up
their bombs. Someone should tell Europe which has consistently backed the
Palestinians, despite the overwhelming evidence of their terrorism that the
shopping malls in Tel Aviv, markets in Jerusalem and cafes in Neytana are
also heavily populated areas.
During all of this, Yassar Arafat has been
greeted warmly at each pit stop, (until Sharon clipped his wings) while his
terrorist were busy making bombs and having their children pose for CNN
while throwing stones to face Israeli soldiers. Naturally, UN
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has already been quoted how distressed he is
"particularly at this time, as a result of incursions into refugee camps by
the IDF, large numbers of Palestinians area are reported dead or injured."
Where has the United Nations been the past year and a half with the daily
suicide bombers causing havoc on the civilian population of Israel?
I have my own reasons for the tremendous hatred and jealousy that the
Arabs feel about Israel. At the root of it I believe why they shout with
glee every time September 11th is mentioned. The Palestinians, who
are a hate-mongering group of terrorist fanatics whose sole reason for
living seems to be the destruction of Israel. The hate both the United
States and Israel because their culture is backward, living in the twelfth
century and corrupt.
I don't care how many times President Bush wants to try
and differentiate that the Muslim faith is one of Peace, he's wrong - dead
wrong! They are taught from the Koran at their mother's knee how terrorism
is a legitimate resistance to occupation. And, long before Osma Bin Laden,
Yassar Arafat was the father of terrorism. Have we forgotten the murderers
Let's face it. While the Bush administration is praising the Saudi
Arabian outline for his 'peace plan' let's not forget that the King has a
hidden agenda in the bargain. I wonder how much of this offer is his to
give. Sure, we can count on Syria dismantling the Hezbollah terrorist that
they train in Lebanon. Iraq, along with Libya will surely run to the
bargaining table and promise 'peace.' Full 'diplomatic relations' with
pariah states such as these mean nothing. And, knowing how many treaties
that they've offered in the past their promises are worthless. Just look how
they have treated and slaughtered their own citizens? The Saudi's
peacemakers? You've got to be kidding.
The Royal family personally recruited
25,000 young Saudis to wage jihad while donating large amounts of cash to
Osma Bin Laden knowing full well what the results would be to the United
States. Was it an accident the death planes were filled with Saudis? Now,
they want to get out of the 'hot seat' by shifting the image. Yeah right. If
we, in the United States were smart, we would be suing the Saudi's for
damages directly caused by them to our economy since Sept 11th and not be
pandering for their goodwill in arranging 'peace for land' for Israel. To
the background of their planned daily suicide bombings. They need to be
flooded with civil actions to make some accountability for their actions in
I also don't feel very encouraged trusting Arafat or his successors to
treat any agreement with respect. To them, it is only the newest vantage
point to go after yet more. Besides, sounding like shades of the impossible
'deal' that Barak offered to Arafat and was refused, I don't give a
diddly-squat whether he promises to 'recognize' Israel. They 'recognize'
between Israel Bashing.
Of course, the world goes crazy as they do every
time a Palestinian is uprooted from his home by Israeli bulldozers. The
anti-Semites on CNN or the BBC will show the pictures for days. However, why
is it that no one sees anything wrong in a quarter of a million people being
forced out of their homes in the G-d given areas of Judea and Samaria, in
which they have been lived for almost forty years?
Thankfully, the enthusiasm has slowed down a little since the Saudi
Arabian ambassador used the United Nations as his usual forum to harangue
Israel by the usual Anti-Israel rhetoric` from that platform shortly after.
But, now when the tide has turned in favor of Israel, Yasser Arafat, who
turned down the same deal a year and a half ago, now endorses the Saudi
initiative. Photo ops of Shimon and Yossi Belini hugging to 'seal the deal'
can't be far behind. They can rejoice in 'peace' with Syria if they just
give up the Golan Heights also.
The Saudi's need peace more than ever. For too many years they have
been exporting (and getting away with) exporting and flooding the market
with some of the biggest terrorists around. As illustrated by Sept. 11th,
when fifteen of those who attacked our soil were prodigies of Saudi Arabia.
They are not, nor have they ever been 'moderates' and their involvement has
finally come to our notice. The Saudi oil chief is already on record saying
how concerned he was about their oil running out with maybe fifteen years
left of their having a big share of the energy needs. Mexico, China and
Russia are waiting in the wings.
For all its prosperity, Saudi Arabia will
still need help in developing new industries and job sources for it's
growing population. They best be remembering now how the day might come when
they will need the Israeli know-how in everything from engineering,
agriculture, water specialist and instructors that 'little country' has been
so free with sharing for so many years.
Have we learned nothing from history that we are receptive to another
Arab Trojan Horse?
from the April 2002 Edition of the Jewish Magazine