It’s a figment of their imagination, but leftists evidently believe that
only through persistent negotiation and compromise with evil
can peace everlasting be bought.
A burglar breaks into your home to rape you and steal your TV set. Don’t shoot. Meet him at least half way and he may agree merely to rape you. That’s the modern version of a “win win” situation. He can come back for the TV later, while you are hospitalized to recover from being raped.
History is being ignored
Islam, a fanatical cult like Hitler’s, wants to conquer your ally, Israel, and eliminate the “Jewish problem” there. Negotiate like Chamberlain and demand that Israel yield to its “reasonable” demands. All may turn out OK for you briefly, but not for Israel — while Islam continues to prepare for war on your own country and much of the rest of the somewhat free world. You will be praised (briefly and mainly by the left) for bringing peace in your time, and what could be sweeter than that?
Don’t consider any lessons of history; that’s old fashioned and this is the Age of
Aquarius Obama. His legacy needs to be that He brought peace in His time; war (in His time) is prohibited.
Do we have a Churchill? Does Israel?
We need a Churchill and so does Israel. So does formerly Great Britain, which on August 12th announced the suspension of arms exports to Israel should fighting resume.
Britain said on Tuesday it would suspend 12 licenses to export military items to Israel, including tank, aircraft and radar parts, if hostilities with Hamas in Gaza resumed, citing concerns the exports may be used to breach international laws. [Emphasis added.]
Britain said last week it was reviewing all arms export licenses to Israel after fierce fighting which has resulted in heavy civilian casualties in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.
Israel is fighting for her survival against Hamas, Islamic Jihad, its other brother “freedom fighters” and their supporters such as Iran, which also seek the death of Israel and Jews. So does the “moderate” Palestinian Authority (PA).
Palestinian Authority Envoy to Tehran Salah al-Zawawi told supporters of Gaza on Tuesday that “Israel’s annihilation has begun and the new generation in Iran will certainly witness our victory over Israel, “according to Iranian semi-official state news agency Fars.”
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During Operation Protective Edge, Iranian military commanders called for a formal alliance among Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza to fight “the Zionist enemy.” On Monday, the deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Army called for an armed Palestinian Intifada in the West Bank.
Hamas has acknowledged that it wants ceasefires to prepare for further military action against Israel.
Even as Israeli representatives are in Cairo to discuss a truce with Hamas on Tuesday, the terrorist group is taking pains to clarify it has no intentions of desisting from trying to wipe Israel off the map.
Hamas’s “military wing,” the Al-Qassam Brigades, released a statement presenting its position on the ongoing talks in Egypt.
“The warriors in Gaza are waiting with Allah’s help to renew the fighting, or to return to planning the next campaign. There’s no escape. Either jihad or planning (for the next jihad),” declared the statement. [Emphasis added.]
Nevertheless, it is the leftist view that Israel should continue to enter into multiple ceasefires, continue to negotiate for peace with Hamas, et al and yield to their “reasonable” demands. That might bring peace for a few days, or for as long as Hamas, et al, consider necessary to rearm and refurbish their military infrastructures to pursue their goal, Israel’s destruction. The left doesn’t mind. (Note: the video immediately below gets to the point at about the four minute mark.)
The Islamic State
Like Hamas, the Islamic State — which has joined Hamas in Gaza — seeks death for its enemies — Christians, the very few remaining Jews, Yazidis and Islamists of differing ideologies. It has enjoyed substantial success. Even so,
The United States has ironically called for greater cooperation. UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, urged ‘all parties to the conflict’ to allow access to UN relief agencies. She called on Iraqis to ‘come together’ so that Iraq will ‘get back on the path to a peaceful future’ and ‘prevent ISIL from obliterating Iraq’s vibrant diversity’. [Emphasis added.]
Of course it is not ‘vibrant diversity’ which is being wiped out in Iraq, but men, women and children by their tens of thousands. This is not about the failure of coexistence, and the problem is not ‘conflict’. This is not about people who have trouble getting on and who need to somehow make up and ‘come together’. It is about a well-articulated and well-documented theological worldview hell-bent on dominating ‘infidels’, if necessary wiping them off the face of the earth, in order to establish the power and grandeur of a radical vision of Islam. [Emphasis added.]
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[T]he West is in the grip of theological illiteracy. It has stubbornly refused to grasp the implications of a global Islamic revival which has been gaining steam for the best part of a century. The Islamic Movement looks back to the glory days of conquest as Islam’s finest hour, and seeks to revive Islamic supremacy through jihad and sacrifice. It longs for a truly Islamic state – the caliphate reborn – and considers jihad to be the God-given means to usher it in. [Emphasis added.]
This worldview was promoted in compelling, visionary terms by Indian scholar Abul A’la Maududi, whose writings continue to be widely disseminated by Islamic bookshops and mosques across the West. Maududi argued in his radicalisation primer Let us be Muslims that the only valid form of government is Islamic theocracy – i.e. sharia rule – and Muslims are duty-bound to use whatever power they can muster to impose this goal on the world: ‘whoever you are, in whichever country you live, you must strive to change the wrong basis of government, and seize all powers to rule and make laws from those who do not fear God. … The name of this striving is jihad.’ And ‘If you believe Islam to be true, you have no alternative but to exert your utmost strength to make it prevail on earth: you either establish it or give your lives in this struggle.’
Belatedly and at least for now, Obama’s America — along with Iran — has dipped its toes in the water by taking limited military actions against the Islamic State; it may consider doing a little bit more militarily. Even the Vatican is urging limited military action in Iraq.
Military intervention in Iraq may be the only way to stop the genocide against the country’s Christian minority by the Islamic State (formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS), a senior Vatican diplomat says. [Emphasis added.]
Will “limited” military action be sufficient, or would it need to be proportional to the long term and limitless Islamic threat?
Since IS is not yet an existential threat to Obama’s America, will the leftist cry of “Negotiate!” soon be heard if IS pauses briefly to regroup in its genocidal efforts in Iraq? Were the words of the U.S. Ambassador to the UN referenced above a beginning? A trial balloon? Peace, of sorts, might result for awhile as IS pursues its long term goal of peace everlasting through death. Do we care about long term Islamic goals? “We” seem not to have paid much attention in the recent past.
Hamas, et al, have not yet enjoyed successes comparable to those of IS, and Obama’s America as well as other other allies continue to urge Israel to continue to negotiate a “peaceful settlement” with Hamas, et al.
There is a double standard
The world agrees that the Islamic State (IS) is morally repugnant and must be stopped from wiping out 40,000 mountain-bound Yazdis, but Hamas is able to escape the same condemnation. Why is IS’s sudden genocide of Yazdis alarming, but Hamas’s agenda of genocide against six million Jews in Israel given a pass? [Emphasis added.]
The double standards in dealing with Hamas and IS are logically incoherent. Both implement sharia governance, deliberately target civilians, have genocidal beliefs and seek the establishment of a caliphate.
“The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree (cited by Bukhari and Muslim).”
Hamas not only want to eliminate the state of Israel — a genocidal aspiration in its own right — but Hamas explicitly believes it is required by Allah to wage war against Jews until the end of time. Just as IS believes that the Yazdis are apostates deserving of death, Hamas sees Jews as the incarnation of evil. [Emphasis added.]
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IS and Hamas violate every standard of morality. They stand together, shoulder-to-shoulder, waging the same overall jihad – only in different battlefields.
There are few Jews left in Iraq. There are many in Israel and more continue to arrive. Might that be among the reasons for a double standard?
In the next video, Geert Wilders presents his views on the Islamic threat.
By rejecting the religion of
death peace, Mr. Wilders rejects the version of peace sought by Islam. Here’s are examples of Islam’s efforts to pursue “peace” and what its efforts bring:
But isn’t the peace of Islam good enough for a “war weary,” multicultural and post-sanity nation? Much depends on which way unicorn worshipers and other leftists believe the winds are blowing.