“A Mighty Few
By Jim Fletcher
When the Old West outlaw Bill Longley was standing on the
gallows, he was asked if he had any last words. He looked out at the crowd and
said, “I see a lot of enemies, and mighty few friends.”
finds herself in similar circumstances, although I would argue that the
perception of her place in history is largely wrong. By that I mean while Israel’s enemies and her
indifferent “friends” see her on the gallows (terrorists like to say that Israel’s
end is coming swiftly), in reality she is closer than ever to final safety.
However, the point remains that as the world puts Israel
on the gallows, in order to appease terrorists and terror regimes, things seem
Reports are coming in that Hezbollah is urging its
followers to refrain from attacking Jews in foreign countries, preferring to
on her home turf. This could be an attempt to appear reasonable to the outside
world, which needs little convincing to cower. In fact, the international
community is eager to welcome Hezbollah and Hamas as reasonable,
“freedom-fighters” who are making the transition from beleaguered nationalists
This is a sign of the sickness that has enveloped our
society. It is popular today to bash President Bush. Well, I don’t know enough
to say that he is a) naïve and bumbling or b) part of a dark, Skull & Bones
conspiracy. What I do know is that he’s made hard decisions and since 9/11,
we haven’t been hit again.
That is how history will judge him.
History will judge the appeasers harshly, however.
to keep oil flowing won’t cut it when the appeasers stand before History.
I’ve been getting a lot of feedback lately in which readers
wonder about the possible link between current events and Psalm 83. The famous
passage that describes some kind of coalition of Arab countries against Israel
represents a real, future event; of that I have no doubt. The terrorists groups
like Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, etc., are operating as paramilitary
groups, at the behest of host countries like Iran and Syria.
It was revealed this week that Egypt
“discovered” 20 tunnels in the Gaza Strip. That’s like Brad Pitt discovering
several scripts for his consideration at his agent’s office. He didn’t know
Egypt knows full well what
goes on in Gaza.
During a one-week span in June, rockets and mortars hit the
Israeli towns of Sderot, Kibbutz Gevim, Kibbutz Mefalsim, and the Karni border
crossing. The alleged moderate Palestinian group Fatah (the absurdly named
Al-Aksa Martyr’s Brigade) fired the rocket at Kibbutz Gevim. The others were not
claimed by any terrorist organization.
A couple weeks ago, the barbarian, Samir Kuntar, who
murdered a Jewish family 30 years ago, was released in a “prisoner swap.”
Hezbolla returned the bodies of two dead IDF soldiers, while Kuntar was released
to a wave of jubilant hysteria all through Judea and Samaria.
It is a sick society that celebrates the homecoming of a child-killer.
Several weeks ago, several Palestinian youth lobbed Molotov
cocktails at Israeli soldiers, who opened fire. One of the Palestinians killed
was with Islamic Jihad. He was 17!
These so-called independent operators are, to my way of
thinking, part of a first-wave that are preparing the ground for some type of
So we see how this coalition will develop: terrorist groups
will operate “independently,” with the goal of softening-up the Israelis. Then
the neighboring states themselves will see an opportunity — as Egypt’s Nasser,
Syria’s Assad, and Jordan’s Hussein — saw a generation ago, to move in and
finish-off the Israelis.
But it’s events like this that leave me exhilarated, like
breathing fresh mountain air, because since I believe the Bible is true, I know
— we know — that Psalm 83 also has a conclusion, and that conclusion leaves