Monday, November 26, 2012

Pillar of Cloud

In the eyes of the anointed, Israel’s original sin was giving the boot to stateless Muslims who engaged in total war against Jewish refugees arriving from Europe in the ’30s and ’40s. If the Palestinians are victims of anything, it’s the irrational Jew-hatred of their forefathers, which they continue to perpetuate via rockets launched at Israeli civilians and propaganda aimed at their own children. Their exile in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is self-imposed. The Arab Muslims who live the best are the ones who chose coexistence with the Jews.

Only a “pragmatist” (see moral relativist) or Palestinian sympathizer (see The Audacity of Hope) would want to put daylight between the United States and Israel. On the world stage, standing up for righteousness and truth is a losing position, especially when said truth is an actionable offense to a billion Muslims constantly on the verge of throwing a temper tantrum, and who wittingly give cover to guerilla terrorists. In such a world, the only possible peace is a fake peace, bought by enforcing the illusion of Islamic supremacy through silence on Islam’s backwardness and corruption. The most recent example of this is the State Department’s conspicuous lack of outrage at Turkey calling Israel a terrorist state.

Invisibility of alternative religions is an integral part of sharia law. By driving them underground, Islam becomes the dominant cultural force by default. In honoring this fake peace, our leaders find common cause with the enemy. Hence an obscure Florida pastor threatening to burn Qurans is treated as a bona fide national security crisis, warranting condemnation from the President, the Secretary of Defense, and General David Petraeus. As leader of the coalition in Afghanistan at the time, Petraeus needed the Afghans’ cooperation to complete the mission of excising the Taliban from that benighted country. But if he could not trust his Afghan partners not to react irrationally and violently to a silly Christian pastor on the other side of the world, how could he possibly trust them with the security of a country?

“The right thing sets you up to be incredibly lonely, sometimes,” said Alex Cormier in Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes. That book was about predatory bullying and how the silence of a community can enable a minority of evildoers. It serves as a parable of human nature. Our cowardly government’s calls for “de-escalation” and “ceasefire” of Israel’s offensive against Hamas delay a fight that needs to happen and betray a dismaying degree of indifference on who wins. In the battle of right against wrong, good versus evil, there’s a side worth fighting for.

Read here for more information on the Biblical allusion in Operation Pillar of Cloud.

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