Since 1993, Israel's leftist governments have consistently followed a strategy of transferring responsibility for our national security to our enemies. First it was Yasser Arafat who was supposed to fight Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Now it is his deputy Mahmoud Abbas, UNIFIL and Mubarak who are all supposed to fight Israel's enemies. Far from learning from our bloody experience that our enemies have no interest in protecting us, in recent months, the Olmert government has expanded tenfold our reliance on our enemies.(Hat Tip: Power Line) (Simply Jews doesn't seem too impressed.)
As if having hostile Europeans guarding genocidal Iranian proxies in the north, and hostile Egyptians guarding and arming genocidal Palestinians in the south weren't enough, Sunday it was reported that the Olmert government is considering allowing thousands of armed PLO terrorists from the Badr Brigade in Jordan to relocate to Gaza.
It doesn't have to be this way. Although barring a major Hizbullah provocation, it isn't clear what Israel can do against the UNIFIL forces now enabling Hizbullah to rearm, Israel can still prevent the Egyptian deployment. If the government loudly protested the move and publicly requested the Bush administration order Egypt to remove its forces, Mubarak would do so. But in light of the Olmert government's mishandling of every military challenge Israel has faced since it came to power just six month ago, it is hard to imagine it will act responsibly.
But really, we don't have to worry. Olmert won't let Iran get nuclear weapons.
The thing that impressed me the most in CG's article, dear JP, was its level of histrionics. That before even going into the contents. I am not even denying that there may have been some elements of truth in what she is trying to say. But figuratively speaking, the article is defying its own purpose because of all that shouting.
SnoopyTheGoon | Homepage | 11.02.06 - 1:44 am | #
Actually, I give credit to your piece for pointing out the "shouting" aspect. That's why I linked to it. Good job at making see things from another angle.
Yitzchak Goodman | Homepage | 11.02.06 - 1:43 pm | #