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Aug 11

“A Mighty Few Friends”

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.”

Israel 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 dire.

Reports are coming in that Hezbollah is urging its followers to refrain from attacking Jews in foreign countries, preferring to fight Israel 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 to statesmen.

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. Selling-out Israel 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 that?

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 future invasion.

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 Israel safe.