The “international community” persists in attempting to limit the Israelis in their attempt to prevent missiles from raining down on half of Israel. Such journalists as Jim Muir of the BBC persist in turning their reports into al-Jazeera-like propaganda fests, with just a touch of TASS and Der Stuermer not very far beneath the surface — in the hysteria of the claims, the language chosen, and the complete gullibility in both the photographs: go to EU Referendum and look at the careful analysis of photographs coming from Qana. Once you have thoroughly digested that material, take a look at the photograph from Qana of that Israeli “atrocity,” that “carnage,” that “agony” inflicted for no apparent reason, just out of the blue, by those bloodthirsty Israelis, that can be found on the front page of — you guessed it — The New Duranty Times.
If this kind of thing goes on, that “international community” — or for that matter a panicky Bush-Rice administration, really believing this nonsense about “winning Arab hearts and minds” and creating a “new Middle East” — will do all it can to compel Israel to stop resisting the Jihad. They are hallucinators. They don’t know where to put their feet and hands. Even when they get a policy right, it is always for reasons that are incoherent and are not part of any larger and more intelligent scheme of things or based on any deep understanding. In that case the Israelis, being sensible, will have to consider much more seriously than they ever have before the demonstrative use of a nuclear weapon or two, whether in Iran or along one of its borders (say, in the Sinai) in order to create a permanent no-man’s-land, and to signal to other neighbors that the days of nonsense and negotiation and surrendering territory and being willing to be so prodigal with the lives of its citizens, or to live in a permanent state of maximum peril — are over, and for good.
The Lesson of Darura — Darura is not a town, but rather a concept — has to be learned by the Arabs and Muslims. But it cannot be learned if the Israelis themselves do not start, at long last, drawing some conclusions. And there is one obvious conclusion that should be drawn from this war with Hizballah: the forces arrayed against Israel are more formidable in their weaponry and training than the Israelis have dared to realize. Therefore they cannot take those famous “risks for peace” that the dumber among them keep prating about. There should be no further discussion of ever leaving a single dunam of the West Bank. The possibility of that West Bank turning into Hizballahland should by now be obvious. Israel cannot take that risk. Nor can it simply have military “occupation.” It must not only remain as both a civilian and military presence, but had best go back and draw attention to the intent, and precise provisions, of the Mandate for Palestine. Israel should draw attention to the border adjustments that have marked every major war (see the Alto Adige formerly known as the Sudtirol, see Czechoslovakia, Poland, Germany, Alsace-Lorraine, Koenigsburg/Kaliningrad see all kinds of places) and make clear that the innocence about the limitless demands of Islam is over. Israeli officials should point out that Islam does not tell its followers to “compromise with Infidels” or “leave the Infidels some territory in which Islam will not dominate” — no, not at all.)
Whether or not the moral idiots now reporting from Lebanon, and being echoed by their press in Western Europe, will sympathize with this, will even begin to understand it, does not matter. What the U.N. or the E.U., both thoroughly infiltrated by agents of the only bloc remaining, the Islamintern International, think about this, doesn’t matter.
Whatever else the world’s nauseating reaction has shown, it — and the behavior of Hizballah that has been given a pass — offers one more, this one a decisive reason, for never again even thinking about giving up more territory. There has to be a learning curve. For the Israeli elites in government and the media, that curve has been virtually flat. Not now, one hopes. Now one hopes that one will be able to detect signs of a curve, ever upward. And if the Israelis can start to exhibit some common sense, then perhaps some of that common sense about Islam and its demands will actually spread to Western Europe and to an Administration that thinks only of fighting a “war on terror,” side-by-side with the members of the Da’wa and Sciri parties in wonderful, true-blue Iraq.
So much nonsense. A clearing of the mental air in Israel would help.