Steynian 307

Paleostan: A Failed Terrorist Pseudo-State

“As I always say, the “oldest hatred” didn’t get that way without an ability to adapt: Once upon a time on the Continent, Jews were hated as rootless cosmopolitan figures who owed no national allegiance. So they became a conventional nation state, and now they’re hated for that. And, if Hamas get their way and destroy the Jewish state, the few who survive will be hated for something else.”

~ Mark Steyn ~

glick-2~ GO AND BUY CAROLINE GLICK’S fine collection of columns entitled The Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad. In addition to Spencer’s new Stealth Jihad, it gives the American and Israeli fronts of the Jihad war. We cannot buy peace, appease our way to peace, or meet and committee our way to peace. Thus, Israel is to blame, since for the progressive Utopians and politically correct idiots at the United nations, U.S. State Department, and within the Israeli establishment itself, all problems are fixable by good will, bribes, and endless meetings of the sort a dearly departed professorial friend of mine once referred to (in an academic setting) as Time Wasters International™.

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I’d call this 20th-21st Century eruption of Jihad World War IV, with the Cold War as WW3– via all the proxy-nations involved. We won that one, but seem to be better at winning the war than winning the peace. Israel now has entered 2009 by finally calling Hamas to account for the endless provocation of rockets during a ‘ceasefire’ (usually called a hudna or strategic pause by jihadists). Israel herself is stricken because– according to a close-on observer like Caroline Glick– Israel herself has internalized the doubt-and self-hate that have paralysed Western elites in fear and waffling in the face of militant Islam.

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