Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The road to nowhere

That's what the Annapolis "Peace Conference" is: http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/bstephens/?id=110010885. At best, it will be a futile exchange where, once again, one side demands the unobtainable (the "right of return") and denies the undeniable ("Israel is NOT a Jewish state", or so says the Palestinian Authority's Saeb Erakat). At worst, it will further poison the atmosphere in the region--if that's possible--to the point where peace will become completely impossible. And, for this mess we have the Arabist State Department and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to thank.

I know that Ehud Olmert, in between dodging the criminal allegations being advanced against him, seems prepared to give up virtually everything, but even he has his limits (he's basically told Erakat that unless Israel's Jewish identity is formally acknowledged, there's no point in discussing anything).

Again, I ask, "What does the U.S. think will come out of this meeting?"

4 comments:

serket said...

Have you ever heard of Blue and White Kids?

najistani said...

This week we dhimmified Britons are required to celebrate a taqiyya-fest known as Islam Awareness Week . This is my contribution:

The essential and fundamental feature of Islam is a seething, vicious and implacable hatred of all non-believers (kuffars), which no amount of compromise can ever appease. Until both Joe Public and his elected representatives understand this we are defenseless, because we do not know our enemy.

Here's an excerpt from a chilling article from an ex-Muslim on why Muslims hate us and always will hate us no matter what we do.

"The Qur’an teaches Muslims not to be friendly with the non-Muslims or to trust them (1). It also advocates that the non-Muslims are the associates of Satan (2) and warns of severe punishment to those Muslims who try to be in affable terms with the non-Muslims(3). A Muslim convert must not be in congenial terms even with his non-Muslim parents (4) and he is free to murder his parents and kindred (5) if they criticise the convert’s new faith. The Qur’an says that the non-Muslims are open enemies of Islam (6). Muslims are commanded to be harsh and ruthless with them (7), to terrorise them (8), to humiliate them (9), to make war on them(10) and to murder them wherever they are found (11).

A true Muslim must follow the Qur’an in complete. Therefore, it is obligatory for him/her to dislike and distrust the non-Muslims.

Even when the unbelievers harbour no enmity or dislike towards the Muslims, they (the Muslims) must not take the unbelievers as friends and allies. The infidels’ unbelief (that is, their refusal to convert to Islam) is the main reason why Muslims must hate them.

Refusal to convert to Islam in itself is considered as an act of hostility and oppression. That is why non-Muslims are open enemies of Islam—nothing, not even their good intentions, could render them friendly towards the Muslims!"

The numbers refer to Koranic references in the original article. Read it all!

IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR HEAD ON YOUR SHOULDERS, MAKE EVERY WEEK 'ISLAM AWARENESS WEEK' !

blacktygrrrr said...

Happy Thanksgiving My Friend.

eric aka www.blacktygrrrr.wordpress.com

Michael said...

Geek:
You said I know that Ehud Olmert, in between dodging the criminal allegations being advanced against him, seems prepared to give up virtually everything, but even he has his limits (he's basically told Erakat that unless Israel's Jewish identity is formally acknowledged, there's no point in discussing anything).

Given enough time, even Olmert will do something right. Perhaps we should also give him a typewriter, and a thousand monkeys...

As for what the US thinks, I have two answers:
First, the State Department doesn't think, it simply does whatever the Arabs want;

Second, Bush wants to force the birth of a positive legacy. Too bad he's too stupid to see that he could have managed that in Iraq, if he really had "stayed the course," or in Afghanistan, if he hadn't wasted several years on the Iraq sideshow.