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Friday, May 20, 2011

Sweet

You've heard this joke?

What is the difference between capitalism and socialism?
In capitalism, man exploits man. In socialism, it's the other way around.

Just ask neo-capitalist Bernie Sanders:


I hope he gets stinking rich.

And regrets it to the day he dies.

Obama's Middle East Peace Effort

As summarized by Jeff Emanuel:
And here we have the Climax. President Obama, who has no grasp of history, geopolitics, or military reality, has made his, and his administration’s, position official: Israel is to surrender its land to those Palestinians who regularly riot, gate-crash, fling rocks and rockets and soldiers and civilians alike, and carry out terrorist attacks in any part of Israel they can reach before being stopped.

A return to the pre-1967 borders would have major implications for Israel’s people and its security, and would be a major step toward the oft-repeated Palestinian goal of pushing the Jewish state entirely into the sea. This would require the abandonment of Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights, the Sinai Peninsula, and East Jerusalem (including, most likely, the Temple Mount itself). This would immediately make the over 300,000 Israeli settlers living in the Territories into refugees.

Even more importantly, such a reduction of Israeli territory would eliminate the security buffer currently created by the Territories, thereby deeply threatening the Jewish state’s security. In an era when Arab fighters are employing rockets (both homemade and imported) and other standoff weaponry, moving the border of an unregulated Palestinian state up to the border of Israel would not only endanger Israeli citizens living in those border areas, but would also put major coastal cities like Tel Aviv, which is a mere eleven miles (18 km) from what would be Palestinian land, well within range of Katyusha rockets.

In other words, pulling back altogether to the pre-1967 borders would leave Israel’s ability to protect and defend itself crippled. [link]
My guess is that Obama's not serious about any of this.

Or at least I hope he's not serious about it.

Israel Should Annex The 'Occupied Territories' ...

... and be done with it.

Is Barack Obama as willing to cede North Dakota to the Sioux as he is the West Bank to the murdering thugs who run Palestine?  Or Ireland to the British Empire?

No need to answer.

As for the West Bank and Gaza?

No need to answer that either:
Obama says Palestine must be based in 1967 borders
Associated Press

Washington – President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians' demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, in a move that will likely infuriate Israel. Israel says the borders of a Palestinian state have to be determined through negotiations.

In a speech outlining U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa, Obama on Thursday sided with the Palestinians' opening position a day ahead of a visit to Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is vehemently opposed to referring to the 1967 borders.

Until Thursday, the U.S. position had been that the Palestinian goal of a state based on the 1967 borders, with agreed land swaps, should be reconciled with Israel's desire for a secure Jewish state through negotiations. [link]
This has gone on long enough.  The Israelis own the "territories."  And, for security reasons if no other, will continue to do so until the end of time.  Obama can make wishes all he wants.  Nothing in that regard is going to change.  All he'll do is stir things up.  Again.  As he did yesterday.

End the farce.  Annex the territories won on the battlefield and be done with it.