While Krauthammer is revealing the real intent of Obama's visit to Israel,
what are we supposed to make of this new Israeli position?"We
will keep building these settlements, despite everyone else in the world
pleading with us to stop, but it's only because you won't forsake
violence. Once we come up with a real peace, we'll help you demolish this
ambitious building project."This just doesn't sound very
credible, and pushing settlements out further against the wishes of every
interested party, near & far, just doesn't seem like a good-faith
action.It seems apparent that Israel has a long term strategy of
expanding to fill the West Bank, and through a patient and corrosive strategy of
building up of settlements, and renaming all the towns and landmarks with Hebrew
names and ignoring the Arab names, that eventually the Palestinians will fade
into Jordan."It will be a joyous day when we can agree to peace,
but in the meantime we're going to put your land to use". Come on.
I'd be seriously interested in a convincing Israeli counter to what seems
obvious, but I just don't think one exists.
Israel is simply not blameless. If Palestine took over 20 square miles of Jewish
neighborhoods by force everyone including Israelis would conclude that it was
wrong and "unhelpful" to peace. Duh.Israel is the recognized
state on the world stage. Israel has the large modern military. Israel has the
burden of acting like a modern state constrained to world laws. Give Palestine
the recognition of a state and then you can expect them to act like a state.After all, what would the founding fathers of the US have been called by
the British except "terrorists".
It took courage for the President to be fair to all people in the area. Should
we choose sides based on political contributions. This writer said Obama was
leading form behind the week before he lead the assault on Bin Laden.
What did the Palistinians bring to the table for peace? How do you negotiate
with a "no show"? If you were threatened with "extinction" as a
peaceful settlement, how would you behave?The Muslim world is
dedicated to the elimination of Israel. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and yes,
Palistine, etal, are dedicated to that end. What "peace" does a
terrorist call for?People in Israel have "turned the other
cheek" enough in the past, only to have suicide bombers and rockets to
@the old switcheroo "Give Palestine the recognition of a state and then you
can expect them to act like a state."I wish this were true. It
wasn't true when Olmert offered it to them in 2008.
“Israelis have forever wanted nothing more than peace and security for all
the children”More and more conservatives are mirroring the
“poor me” victim language that long been found only on the Left. The
above quote is such a disingenuous example of this sad fact as to be laughable.
C’mon Charles, man up!What Israelis have wanted from the start
is a Jewish State, period. Lets at least be honest about that. Whether or not their desire and actions to obtain it have been justified is
the real issue. Many in this country believe they have been for the simple
reason that God gave this land to the Jews.I wonder how we
(Americans) would feel if an extremely powerful group of, say, Vikings showed up
one day on the shores of Rhode Island claiming that not only were they the first
inhabitants of this land (we’ll ignore Native Americans for the moment),
but possessed their own holy book backing up their claim… and then took it
from us.I wonder if we would view them the same way Palestinians see
krauthammer has laid out the facts. The palistinians will not stop their hatred,
jealousy, and war against Isreal until they "drive them into the sea" It
is their on going and instilled hatred and lust for the kill that makes it
impossible for serious and sane negotiations.
@DougS"People in Israel have "turned the other cheek"
enough in the past, only to have suicide bombers and rockets to negotiate
with."During the past 5 years every Israeli person killed has
resulted in 25 Palestinian deaths. I would hardly call that turning the
I applaud Charles Krauthammer, not only for telling it like it is, but for his
complete understanding of the situations. I don't agree on all things for
sure however I do agree with his opinions of the President and of the congress,
hes right on target. I wish more people would get away from the liberal news
media (abc, nbc,msn,msnbc,abc)I have watched these spin drs and it disgusts me
of the lies yes lies they spread and people believe it. IF you have never
watched Fox news try it, no do I care for all of the shows, no some are so far
right they should join the liberal media, however fair and balanced is one thing
I will give them. THey have both the conservative and liberal point of view
unlike the other stations that give only the liberal view.Look at
where we are heading you listen to joe bidden talk of hundreds of thousands of
jobs created and yet unemployment stay the same or drops .1% so why don't
we see the jobs and all those things talked about by the administration?