Category Archives: Israel

This Is What Israel’s Walls Look Like. Does The US Have Such Unscalable Things, Mr. President?

Homeland Security, IMMIGRATION, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In Israel, they call it a “security fence.” That sounds less foreboding. But this is no fence.

What the US has on its southern border is, for the most, … some fencing.

And this manned, near- impermeable wall is on Israel’s South, meant to stop illegal African immigrants, not necessarily terrorists. Via Breitbart:

NEW COLUMN: Let’s Mobilize An Army Of Stone Throwers On Border

Homeland Security, IMMIGRATION, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Military

NEW COLUMN IS  “Let’s Mobilize An Army Of Stone Throwers On Border.” It’s currently on Townhall.com, WND.com, The Unz Review. And, tomorrow, on American Greatness.

An excerpt:

In the United States, even Customs and Border Protection apologizes for doing its job. CBP is supposed to “protects the public from dangerous people and materials attempting to cross the border …”

On one of the networks that wants all people, dangerous or not, to cross the southern border into the U.S., if they so desire, a CBP officer was bending over backwards to appear like a “global force for good.” (That, believe it or not, was the U.S. Navy’s motto, between 2009 and 2015!)

Tear-gassing rubble-rousing migrants, who were charging his officers and breaching the U.S.-Mexico border, was in the service of protecting … the migrants, especially The Children. Perhaps that’s in the oath of office a CBP officer takes?

Law enforcement officers entrusted with the safety of the American people struggle to articulate pride in executing their mandate. Attached to the expected self-loathing repartee is, invariably, a declaration of loyalties to The World. (Of a piece with this confused loyalty is the typical argument made by the typical TV talker: Illegal immigration must be stopped, so as to … save migrants from the journey’s depredations.)

It’s instructive to contrast the apologetics around defending the U.S. border and the American people with the absence of apologies on Israel’s borders.

In May this year, “Tens of thousands of Palestinians massed near Gaza’s border fence, threatening to ‘return’ to the lands their forefathers lost when Israel was created in 1948.” They wanted in.

Israeli soldiers responded not with tear gas, but with bullets. They killed over 60 protesters who threatened to breach the border. The number has since risen to 120.

Most of us, this writer included, would condemn such excessive force.

Yet surprisingly, the Economist—a liberal, pro-Palestinian, most excellent weekly—pondered but briefly and nonchalantly about Israel’s army having used excessive force, concluding almost callously: “Every state has a right to defend its borders.”

Come again?!

This from the very same editorialists who never tire of protesting any disruption in the holy quest of weary columns of Christ-like caravanners, planning to defy the U.S. government, by illegally entering the United States of America. …

… READ THE REST.  NEW COLUMN IS  “Let’s Mobilize An Army Of Stone Throwers On Border.” It’s currently on Townhall.com, WND.com, The Unz Review. And, tomorrow, on American Greatness.

TRIVIA: The motto of the U.S. Navy from 2009 till 2015 was: “America’s Navy: A Global Force for Good.” Pretty sick, if you’re an America First Deplorable who thinks that “Defending America” is a better, more constitutional, motto to live by.

Marc Lamont Hill Should Go Jump In the River Jordan

Israel, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, UN

Of course Marc Lamont Hill shouldn’t be fired purely for his opinion, voiced “during a meeting at the United Nations held for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Wednesday.”

Hill “called for a ‘free Palestine from the river to the sea.'”

Not that stupidity has ever been cause for CNN to fire someone of late. (Chris Cuomo, anyone?) But the guy, Mr. Hill, is really dumb. And/or has an appetite for destruction. Has not Gaza already gone to the dogs? The dogs of war. Indeed it did, back in 2005.

At some point, a utilitarian calculus has to enter into the Palestinian equation. The M.O.P. E (Most Oppressed People Ever) only ever break stuff. (But that, too, is Israel’s fault.)

Most sane Americans look askance at those who suggest that the real estate between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea should be turned over to the Palestinians. ?

Besides, that’ll be The last Stand, like the Hebrews’ stand against the Romans on Masada.

Naturally, having an opinion on a vexing problem is not to be confused with supporting a war in that cause. That’s crazy; even a sleight of hand.

To be charitable, perhaps Hill’s grasp of geography is just really bad. Most Americans didn’t know where “Eyeraq” was when we invaded Iraq, RIP.

Iranians Show Sense of Humor, But Get The US Blame Game Wrong

Donald Trump, Foreign Policy, Intelligence, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Russia

President Trump is right about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey: It’s not America’s bag.

But things get murky when the president  tells the Nation that America First means we side with Saudi Arabia in its regional wars, among them the vanquishing of Yemen. (There, people are dying from disease and starvation in the tens of thousands, thanks to the House of Saud, also the perps implicated in 9/11.)

The Iranians, on the other hand, are berated for sloganeering against America and Israel, and for “propping up dictator Bashar Assad in Syria,” which, as I explained, is VERY GOOD FOR CHRISTIANS IN THAT COUNTRY. (Read “Lies About Putin, Syria And The Alawite Alliance.”)

Iran, which has “killed zero Americans in terrorist attacks in the U.S. between 1975-2015,” is said to be “the world’s leading sponsor of terror.” Who said so? The same intelligence apparatus that wishes to unseat President Trump. DeepState.gov?

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday:

“Mr. Trump bizarrely devotes the FIRST paragraph of his shameful statement on Saudi atrocities to accuse IRAN of every sort of malfeasance he can think of. Perhaps we’re also responsible for the California fires, because we didn’t help rake the forests — just like the Finns do?”

While the Iranians get pointers for impolitic humor, they are still confused about one thing.

The Russians are responsible for the heartbreaking California fires, not the Iranians.