It’s All Talk
The Arab capacity
for self-deception and disingenuousness in dealing with foreign diplomats is
legendary. In all the pan-Arab nation’s horrific losses to Israel
in the past 60 years, a hallmark of those defeats is an unwillingness to
confront reality: i.e., “We lost.”
King Abdullah grew up listening to stories about his grandfather’s murder
outside the Al-Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The old Hashemite king was gunned-down by radicals who opposed his foray into
reality, as he sought dialogue with the Jews. Had he lived, the region might
have been spared a ghastly orgy of murder.
The monarch was one
of the few who understood that true peace involved genuine commitment. He stood
alone. Cousins who were collaborators with the Nazis, subsequent tin-horn
dictators, and smooth-talking negotiators who employ double-speak (such as the
fellow from Jericho,
Saeb Erekat) have all sought to blame Israel
first, last, and in-between.
Israel’s current Army Chief of Staff
Gabi Ashkenazi says that dialogue with
to stand-down from employing nuclear weapons is a viable option, he knows he is
not dealing with a truly moderate Jordanian. He and his country are dealing with
a true pack of sociopaths who are bent on bringing in the Apocalypse.
So why say it? Why
try and initiate any kind of dialogue? This is just one man’s opinion, but I
suspect there are a couple reasons.
First, annoying as
has always had to fight its wars with at least one hand tied behind its back.
That hand is the fist of international diplomacy, a chronic illness that has
coddled serial-killer dictators for decades.
An element of this
is the harm done by “useful idiots” — those Western personalities who live in a
dream world. They know that, say,
Syria’s Bashar Assad is every bit the
thug his father was, but still there are overtures to
Syria, a seat
on the Security Council (surely one of the biggest jokes of all time), and
promises of economic and even military aid.
must play the game to a degree. Skilled orators such as Abba Eban and Benjamin
Netanyahu have been able to present Israel’s
case to the world, but too often the fatal disease of Jew-hatred has overcome
those efforts. At the end of the day, Israel
still must try and explain to the world that its long campaign to confront
totalitarian leaders is justified on several fronts.
The second thing is,
reaching out that free hand in diplomatic efforts enables Israel
to distract her enemies from seeing the foot of the Israel Defense Forces swing
upward with a deadly kick. The IDF has done more to preserve
than all the high-level State Department and Oval Office meetings combined.
understands the capabilities of the IDF.
He is tough and experienced and wise. He knows the Iranians won’t back
down from their homicidal goals. They’ve said loud and clear all over the world
that they hope to destroy the Jewish state.
Two things give me
comfort, in this order: God is real, alive, and in total control. The God of the
Bible, I mean.
Secondly, the IDF is
the most innovative, flexible, and fiercest fighting machine the
Middle East has ever seen. Whether on the battlefield or
in the command centers,
soldiers routinely outthink, outfight, and prevail over their enemies, all of
whom have the advantage of more men. They also enjoy the cult-like worship of
the international community.
Another key thing to
and war is that an enemy cannot defeat the Jewish state without controlling the
ground. If you visit, you’ll see what I mean.
heartland is not the Rockies, but it is a
series of mountains that are steep and rocky. They aren’t gentle rolling hills.
The terrain alone affords
a natural defense, and this has been understood by all Jewish leaders from
Sharon. If a modern-day army
cannot get in there and control this ground with infantry and tanks,
can fight on forever.
This is why it is
critical that Israel
not give up the “West Bank.”
Another key thing to
remember, and this is the most important: According to the Bible, Israel
This truth is
literally a joke to the smooth, sophisticated international community. Most of
the world does not believe the Bible is true. But if it is, God has promised
that in the last days, He will fight for
as in the days of old. One has only to read the accounts of Israel’s modern wars
— from the miraculous War of Independence in 1948 (a few planes and antiquated
equipment in the hands of the Jews held-off the Goliath of numerous armies) to
today’s war on terror, Israel doesn’t lose. Even with incompetent leadership,
such as in the 2006 incursion into
has not lost territory, and is not in immediate danger.
All these factors
convince me that even the evil of international diplomacy cannot defeat Israel.
Ashkenazi knows that while the diplomats blather on, and Shimon Peres is good at
this, the IDF has drawn-up several workable battle plans. There is considerable
pressure on Israel
“not to go it alone” in confronting Iran
militarily. This is a hallmark of the virus known as diplomacy.
sends her sons to knock out
capability, the world will posture and rage. And be grateful. Because let’s be
honest: Israel’s neighbors and even many members of the United Nations will
privately be relieved that Israel has done the heavy lifting…again. We’ve seen
this pattern develop since 1948. Israel’s
independence gave the West, and in particular the United States, an unbeatable
outpost in the world’s most volatile region.
If you drive a car,
you can thank
oil supplies from the Middle East
would long ago have been in Russian hands had the Jews not been there to thwart
them at every turn.
In 1956 and 1967, Israel
confronted the Arabs who wanted to control shipping. In 1973, they repelled a
deadly twin attack from
1981, they took out Saddam Hussein’s almost-erotic fantasy, the nuclear reactor
at Osirik. In 1982-83, they took on the terror nest the PLO had set up in
1990-91, they coordinated intelligence gathering that enabled the U.S.-led
coalition to keep Saddam from grabbing Saudi oilfields.
And today — trust me
on this — Israeli intelligence keeps all of us safer by penetrating and
crippling continual attempts by Al Qaida and other psychos to bring the West to
So for all the talk
of talking Iran out of committing mass murder, it will come down to a meeting
between Israel’s prime minister and his Cabinet and military advisors. It will
come down to Israeli pilots climbing into cockpits and heading East. Bibi
Netanyahu knows this. Gabi Ashkenazi knows this.
The rest of us —
including our weak-kneed president and his Keystone Cops State Department —
should thank God that He has preserved His people for such a time as this.