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opinions from the high desert

In a nutshell…

Dennis Miller comments on middle east. For those who don’t know, Dennis Miller is a comedian who has a show called Dennis Miller Live on HBO. He is not Jewish.  He recently said the following about the mid-east:

“A brief overview of the situation is always valuable, so as a service to all Americans who still don’t get it, I now offer you the story of the Middle East in just a few paragraphs, which is all you really need. Here we
go.

The Palestinians want their own country. There’s just one thing about that:
There are no Palestinians. It’s a made up word. Israel was called Palestine for two thousand years. Like “Wiccan,” “Palestinian” sounds ancient but is really a modern invention.

Before the Israelis won the land in the 1967 war, Gaza was owned by Egypt, the West Bank was owned by Jordan,  and there were no “Palestinians.” As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as
basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the “Palestinians,” weeping for their deep bond with their lost “land” and “nation.”

So for the sake of honesty, let’s not use the word “Palestinian” anymore to describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our deaths, until someone points out they’re being taped.

Instead, let’s call them what they are:
“Other Arabs Who Can’t Accomplish Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death.”

I know that’s a bit unwieldy to expect to see on CNN.
How about this, then: “Adjacent Jew-Haters.” Okay, so the Adjacent Jew-Haters want their own country. Oops, just one more thing. No, they don’t. They could’ve had their own country any time in the last thirty years, especially two years ago at Camp David but if you have your own country, you have to have traffic lights and garbage trucks and Chambers of Commerce, and, worse, you actually have to figure out some way to make a
living.

That’s no fun. No, they want what all the other Jew-Haters in the region want: Israel. They also want a big pile of dead Jews, of course — that’s where the real fun is — but mostly they want Israel.

Why? For one thing, trying to destroy Israel – or “The Zionist Entity” as their textbooks call it — for the last fifty years has allowed the rulers of Arab countries to divert the attention of their own people away from the fact that they’re the blue-ribbon most illiterate, poorest, and tribally backward on God’s Earth, and if you’ve ever been around God’s Earth . .you know that’s really saying something.

It makes me roll my eyes every time one of our pundits waxes poetic about the great history and culture of the Muslim MiddleEast. Unless I’m missing something,  the Arabs haven’t given anything to the world since Algebra,
and, by the way, thanks a hell of a lot for that one.

Chew this around & spit it out: 500 million Arabs; 5 million Jews. Think of all the Arab countries as a football field, and Israel as a pack of matches sitting in the middle of it.
And now these same folks swear that, if Israel gives them half of that pack of matches, everyone will be pals.

Really? Wow, what neat news. Hey, but what about the string of wars to obliterate the tiny country and the constant din of rabid blood oaths to drive every Jew into the sea?   Oh, that? We were just kidding.

My friend Kevin Rooney made a gorgeous point the other day: Just reverse the Numbers.
Imagine 500 million Jews and 5 million Arabs. I was stunned at the simple brilliance of it .Can anyone picture the Jews strapping belts of razor blades and dynamite to themselves?  Or marshaling every fiber and force at
their disposal for generations to drive a tiny Arab State into the sea? Or dancing for joy at the murder of innocents? Or spreading and believing horrible lies about the Arabs baking their bread with the blood of children?.

No, as you know, left to themselves in a world of peace, the worst Jews would ever do to people is debate them to death.

Mr. Bu sh, God bless him, is walking a tightrope. I understand that, with vital operations in Iraq and others, it’s in our interest, as Americans, to try to stabilize our Arab allies as much as possible, and, after all, that
can’t be much harder than stabilizing a roomful of super models who’ve just had their drugs taken away.

However, in any big-picture strategy, there’s always a danger of losing moral weight. We’ve already lost some. After September 11th, our president told us and the world he was going to root out all terrorists and the
countries that supported them.
Beautiful. Then the Israelis, after months and months of having the equivalent of an Oklahoma City every week (and then every day), start to do the same thing we did, and we tell them to show restraint.

If America were being attacked with an Oklahoma City every day, we would all very shortly be screaming for the administration to just be done with it and kill everything south of the Mediterranean and east of the Jordan”.

[Atta Boy: Aunt Kathy]

August 8, 2006 Posted by | Israel, News and politics | 2 Comments

Hack that…

I noticed yesterday that Aaron from the Aaron’s Case website had his blog hacked by Islamotards. I was going to be outraged, but I see he has the matter well in hand. Go check it out. WARNING: swallow your coffee before clicking here.

UPDATE 8-9-06: Never mind, they got him again. Good luck Aaron. Hope to see you again soon.

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Blog Babble, Israel, News and politics, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Now that’s worth fighting for…

I ran across this story via my new friends (I hope) at The Jawa Report.

I hope it doubly pains the misogynistic scrotum lickers of Hezbollah to be getting their asses handed to them by little girls. And I don’t mean that to be derogatory to these young ladies. To me, 18-19 is still a girl. What an amazing country Israel must be to produce such beautiful ladies ready to risk their lives for their own security. No wonder the men are some of the best fighters in the world. Just look at their mothers.

While I’m on the subject of beautiful women, the folks at Israelims podcast posted a picture of their lovely daughter Arielle. Be proud Mom and Dad.

July 29, 2006 Posted by | Israel, News and politics | 1 Comment

Disproportionate compassion


Israeli hospital will treat Lebanese victims

In a perfect world, hell, even a sane world, this kind of thing might generate some positive feelings for Israel. Somehow I think this can still be spun to make Israel out to be the bad guy. Just give me a minute…

July 27, 2006 Posted by | Israel, News and politics | Leave a comment

It might be your neighborhood,

but it’s my bar.

There has been an awful lot of talk about Israel’s use of “disproportionate force.” Whatever that is. It’s wasn’t apparent to me at first how anyone could think Israel was being unreasonably forceful. Especially after having open war declared against it. Until I realized that the people being critical have never been in a bar fight. Probably never even seen one, except in the movies, which, believe me, is as far from reality as you can get. See, in the movies, guys trade punches, keep things fair. You hit me, I hit you, back and forth, with the tougher guy, the one that can take the most punches, winning. Then they buy each other a beer and call it good. Both parties walk away with a new respect and appreciation for the other. This is what we, apparently, expect in our wars too.

I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but that isn’t how it works. Now, I’m not a fighter. That isn’t to say I haven’t, I’d just rather not. Sometimes things happen. And I haven’t been in a war. So a fight is the closest analogy I have. It’s war on a smaller scale. I’m not an expert. I’m just a guy that has seen some ugly things in the real world. Continue reading

July 27, 2006 Posted by | Israel, News and politics | 1 Comment

Out of Disproportion

By Ben Stein

Published 7/21/2006 12:09:46 AM

The American Spectator

So, now I see that some commentators are saying that Israel’s bombing
of Lebanese Hezbollah strong points and neighborhoods is
“disproportionate.” The Israeli campaign, so this story goes, is
bullying and terrorizing the Lebanese populace, and this is (so the
argument goes) typical Israeli thug behavior.

Hmmm.

Let’s
see. In World War II, the Germans bombed exactly no United States
cities or towns. We bombed the hell out of them, day and night, for
more than two years, including helping the British with firebombing
Dresden, one of the most appalling civilian killings by a free people
of all time.

Was it disproportionate? Well, no. The Nazis had
bombed our allies, the British, in terror raids for years. They had
started a world war. They had created a genocide unspeakable in human
history. So, yes, there was horrible killing, but is anyone now saying
it was disproportionate? Maybe a few, but not many.

Continue reading

July 22, 2006 Posted by | Israel, News and politics, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

Griffin: “Hizballah IS the Local Population”

This story seems to explain a lot about who Hezbollah is in Lebanon.

July 21, 2006 Posted by | Israel, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

Finally!

Santorum: War Against Islamo-Fascism

Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum says the United States is engaged in a new world war against Islamic fascism.

He says many Americans won’t say so for fear of offending Muslims.

Santorum says terrorist attacks worldwide, the war in Iraq and Israel’s fight against Iran-backed Hezbollah are all battlefronts in a war that Americans will either win or lose, but cannot avoid.

Santorum is opposed to the Iranian regime, but does not support military action against the country. He says he favors legislation would punish countries that aid Iran’s nuclear program and that encourage pro-democracy groups in Iran.

Someone in Congress finally has the guts to say it. Now, why don’t you try sitting down with Senator Murtha and explain the situation to him. Remember… talk slowly, he may still be off his meds. 

July 21, 2006 Posted by | Israel, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

What happened on Sesame Street?


US Muslims criticise Bush over Israel

Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR),
the largest US Muslim rights group, said: “Once again, America’s image
and interests worldwide are being harmed by one-sided support for
Israeli actions.

“We’re urging Muslims in America and other people of
conscience to contact their elected officials to tell them that we have
to have balanced foreign policy for the Middle East, one that is driven
by American interests, not Israeli interests.”

Israeli interests ARE American interests, Dipsh*t!

July 20, 2006 Posted by | Israel, Social and Politics | Leave a comment

Israel; always on MY map.

Ok, as usual I am probably over simplifying a very difficult situation. I see Israel defending itself against a terrorist organization, Hezbollah, in southern Lebanon. An organization who’s only purpose for existence is the complete destruction of Israel. I personally believe they wouldn’t stop there. Israel is just the first step. I doubt Hezbollah is very well liked by the majority of Lebanese. But they’re well armed murderers backed by a foreign government, Iran. What can a normal person do against that? They are probably a lot better armed than the Lebanese army as well. Israel pulled out of Lebanon in 2000, with the understanding that Hezbollah would be disarmed and the Lebanese army deployed in south Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah’s return. (UNSCR 1559) This of course hasn’t been done. Either the Lebanese government and army doesn’t have the strength or the will. Hezbollah will not be disarmed willingly. So Israel has been forced to do it. Maybe now, once Israel sufficiently weakens Hezbollah we’ll find out if the Lebanese government has the will to take back it’s country. If they do not, it seems pretty clear to me that they support Hezbollah’s goal of destroying Israel.

This is how I see the current situation. Have I missed something? Is it that black and white?

(update- The headline for this post was taken from a t-shirt over at Aaron’s Case, although I misquoted it. I hope he doesn’t mind. Go check his stuff out. I wouldn’t mind having one of everything. I’m sure you’ll find something to make a statement. )

July 20, 2006 Posted by | Israel, Social and Politics | 1 Comment