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Friday, December 08, 2006

Why the Iraq Study Group Report is wrong for America and the West

There are lots of reasons why the Iraq Study Group report is wrong, especially about Israel. But today we have proof yet again that it's wrong.

On Wednesday I blogged an entry that said that the report had several recommendations for dealing with Israel's dispute with the 'Palestinians' the Arab-Israel conflict, essentially pre-determining the outcome of whatever 'negotiations' might take place.
Adherence to UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 and to the principle of land for peace, which are the only bases for achieving peace.
* Strong support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to take the lead in preparing the way for negotiations with Israel.
* A major effort to move from the current hostilities by consolidating the ceasefire reached between the Palestinians and the Israelis in November 2006.
* Support for a Palestinian national unity government [that would include Hamas. CiJ].
* Sustainable negotiations leading to a final peace settlement along the lines of President Bush’s two-state solution, which would address the key final status issues of borders, settlements, Jerusalem, the right of return, and the end of conflict.

The report also states in the Palestinian context that "the United States will not be able to achieve its goals in the Middle East unless the United States deals directly with the Arab-Israeli conflict."
There have been four elections in the Middle East in the last two years: Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, and the 'Palestinian Authority.' Iraq is on the verge of coming apart in a civil war in which Iran and Syria have played a major role. Lebanon's legitimate government is being undermined by Iran and Syria, and that country may yet fall apart. Israel is being pressed to become the sacrificial lamb for a US policy in the Middle East that would 'engage' Iran and Syria. And the 'Palestinian Authority,' in an election certified by none other than Dhimmi Carter, elected the murderous Hamas terrorist gang as their 'legitimate' representatives. Boiled down to its 'best case scenario,' Israel is being asked to turn over territory to a 'unity' government that includes Hamas, and is led by the Holocaust-denying 'moderate' Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen.

This morning, Hamas - which, as I noted above, won the majority of votes in a 'democratic' election - proved yet again why it can never and will never make peace with Israel. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh spoke to the 'masses' at Tehran University in Iran (recall that the Iraq Study Group wants the United States to 'engage' with Iran and Syria). Here's what Haniyeh had to say, courtesy of Al-AP:
The world arrogance (US) and Zionists ... want us to recognize the usurpation of the Palestinian lands and stop jihad and resistance and accept the agreements reached with the Zionist enemies in the past.... I'm insisting from this podium that these issues won't materialize. We will never recognize the usurper Zionist government and will continue our jihad-like movement until the liberation of Jerusalem....They (Israelis) assume the Palestinian nation is alone. This is an illusion. ... We have a strategic depth in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This country (Iran) is our powerful, dynamic and stable depth....
Note that Haniyeh doesn't say "We will never recognize the usurper Zionist government until they give us a state," and he doesn't say "We will never recognize the usurper Zionist government until they give us Gaza and the 'West Bank.' He says "We will never recognize the usurper Zionist government." Never. Period. Give them a state reichlet. That will won't solve the world's problems.

What the Iraq Study Group fails to understand is that what Israel, Lebanon and Iraq have in common is political rights for non-Muslims. That's why the radical Arab-Islamic world cannot accept the result of Iraq's and Lebanon's elections, and that's one reason why the entire Arab world in general cannot accept Israel's existence (see here for another reason). Israel is even worse than Iraq and Lebanon, because in Israel the dominant ethnicity is non-Muslim (as opposed to Iraq and Lebanon where other ethnicities have rights, but the dominant party is Muslim).

The Iraq Study Group James "F**K the Jews, they don't vote for us anyway" Baker Commission is trying to push the United States in the direction of acceeding to Arab Islamist intolerance of anyone who is not like them (ever try going into Mecca as a Christian?). The 'Commission' deludes itself that if only the US 'engages' Iran and Syria and allows the Arab Islamists to remove all the 'infidels' from the Middle East, the West will be allowed to live in peace, free of terror, and the Islamic Revolution will remain confined to the Middle East where no one really cares if the Arabs kill each other. It won't work. The Arab Islamists have designs on the rest of the world, starting with Europe Eurabia, where the most common boy's name last year was Mohammed, followed by Adam, Ayoub, Rayan and Mehdi (Hat Tip: Pajamas Media).

Caveat emptor.


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