July 28, 2007

Bin Laden's Lesson

I’ve lost count of the investigations and allegations ranged against Ehud Olmert, but it’s clear that in a government which is headed by a crook, the best way to get promotion is to have been charged with a crime. Thus the ex-con former justice minister Chaim Ramon was promoted to Deputy Prime Minister; his conviction for sexual misconduct long forgotten.

In his elevated role, he has found other uses for his now infamous tongue. Desperate to give away more of our homeland as quickly as possible, he declares that Israel must move to final status talks with PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

His exact words: “I believe right now we have a partner. I don’t know for how long, so we must move quickly.”

Has this man learned nothing from the recent events on Gaza? That was an area ‘supposedly’ controlled by the PA with all the money and guns the US and Israel could ship in to Abbas. Almost overnight it had been taken over by Hamas and Abbas had fled to the West Bank.

What does Ramon imagine will happen to a West Bank that is handed over to Abbas?

Ramon goes on to say: “In my eyes, the occupation of the territories threatens our very existence, our legitimacy and our international standing.”

Doesn’t the experience of recent events – and the whole history of our struggle with the Arabs – show that it is only the surrender of territory that threatens our existence? And that whatever we surrender counts for not a single jot to our legitimacy and ‘international standing’ in the world. Jews only got sympathy when they were being gassed – or perhaps more accurately AFTER they had been gassed.

Sympathy we don’t need. Respect is something that Israel only ever got when it smashed its enemies in the Six Day War and rescued its people from Entebbe. Even Osama bin Laden understood that basic truth when he said: “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse.”

Ramon is a mule in a stinking government stable that badly needs clearing out.


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