A couple of years ago, I wrote a column called: "Give
them the Death they Revere." It made a pretty big splash among
the crowd that realizes that we're in a world-wide war and
that Israel has nothing to do with the mess we're in.
Now, I'm truly at a loss as to what to write. Some of my
publishers will not print my columns because I have written
some unkind words about George Bush. I also have to contend
with those who resent my harsh reaction to the complete and
utter lack of leadership that passes for government in Israel.
Furthermore, I predict that the chronically anti-Semitic,
Los Angeles Times will once again come to "love
Israel" and the decisions of its self-destructive government.
And as for Olmert's latest plan to open zoo cages and release
tigers and other predators, I confess, I am at a loss for an
explanation. Or, was that prisons and let the terrorists out
to kill again?
What is wrong with the Israelis? What have we become? I
know one thing: despite all, Israel is the only democracy in
Middle East. Sharon taught his protege, Olmert, well:
The country is your personal candy store. Want a little love
from the media? Then pick some settlements to give to your
neighbors. Want to put a big smile on Condi Rice's face...
pick out a few zillion dollars of 'charity' to give to the
poor deprived Palestinians who can't quite bring themselves to
accept the right of the Jewish state to survive. I am sure
the money might come in handy, as their bank deposits have
greatly diminished since monetary aid was stopped because of
their support for terrorism. But, wink when millions are
smuggled across the border. That will give them the funds
needed to buy more arms and ammunition.
Oh, and for a finale, how about topping all this off with a
big cherry. Let's
open the jails and trade about 1400
terrorists who are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to kill
us, for one Israeli soldier....Corporal Shalit. But, hey, a
good will gesture is a good will gesture.
Maybe someone ought to show them two movies that I recently
saw, "Obsession" and "For the Sake of Allah," in which
terrorists describe how they plan to do the next "Jihad
How lovely that during a ceremony at the tomb of David
Ben-Gurion, Olmert said, "I hold out my hand in peace to our
Palestinian neighbors in the hope that it won't be returned
empty." Maybe Olmert forgot
that the Palesinians never miss an opportunity to miss an
opportunity. Actually, he'll be lucky to get a finger
back, much less his hand. He sure as hell couldn't do it at
the Tomb of Joseph because those same Palestinian neighbors
just about destroyed that holy site during one of their
What happens to Israel's leaders once they take power? They
talk tough while campaigning but the minute they put the crown
of "Minister" on their heads. the rhetoric is all about
appeasement. Yet, who gives them the power? Thousands can
come out protesting a gay parade. but to salvage what is left
of the country, the citizens of Israel have no voice? Wasn't
it just last spring that I heard Olmert declare, in his
political campaign, that none of the Palestinian leaders were
capable of making a deal with Israel?
What happened? Did Bush or Condi exert a little pressure...
or offer some inducements? Or did Olmert, as the Times
stated, "breathe a new purpose into his coalition government
which has been divided and increasingly unpopular since the
country's summer war. etc. etc..."
Actually, I get it. The man is simply looking out for his own
interests. He has no conscience. Whatever it takes to maintain
his popularity and wealth, what the hell. give the country
away. Yet, what is wrong with the people of Israel. Tired,
beaten down, war weary, defeated, angry? Well, better they
should become angry. It is time to acquire a little
perspective for what the future holds for them while they are
inching toward the brink.
And, at the risk of being a tad politically incorrect, it is
not 'hate speech' if I suggest that while Olmert and friends
are giving away the country for more 'promises for peace,'
the rockets are still raining down on Israeli cities.
What could or should Olmert be doing ? It might be time to
drop a few leaflets stating that any future attacks will be
met, not with opening the jails, but going into
Gaza and taking back 10% of land that was given to them
for the last promise of peace. Then, if another bombing,
kidnapping etc. were to happen.then another 10% of
Gaza would be removed from their control and
permanently annexed to Israel. That's my proposal.