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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Hamas victory reveals elephant in the room

AP is reporting that foreign leaders are shocked about the Hamas victory. I would state that it takes a mind completely given to appeasement to be shocked by this election outcome. What the election actually has done is to reveal the elephant in the room that myopic appeasers have failed to see and others have failed to talk about. The great thing about free elections is that they reveal people's real sentiments. We now see what has been obvious all along: the Palestinian people are of the same radical mindset of their former leader,Arafat, the father of terrorism. The anti-semetic fever that has swept across Europe and the "peace through weakness" Middle East policies of the Clinton administration have dumped this at the feet of the world. So what is the EU crowd blaming this on: democracy and free elections. Here is a quote from the article:
"It is obvious that the EU would never countenance funding a regime that continued an armed fight against Israel," said Ignasi Guardans, a Spanish member of the European Parliament. "But we cannot push for democracy and then deny the result of free and fair elections."
What we will likely see is people blaming the process as if the election "changed" these people into something else. Since many of these countries have been ruled by evil dictators, we often view the people as benevolent. There is no rule that the leader and people must be the same or different in their evil or benevolence. What we see here is that the people of Palestine are just as blood-thirsty as Arafat and Hamas as they have embraced them in free election.

So now that the elephant in the room has been revealed, we need to talk about it. Hopefully this will be a step closer in ending the love affair the world has had with the Palestinians siding against Israel. Hopefully this will be a wakeup call to the United Nations and Kofi Annan to stop holding public appearances with maps that do not show Israel. The world no longer has cover to embrace a terrorist entity verbally or financially.

I have spoken before about the world (through the UN or alone) in their zeal to burn the US has not applied international pressure to end the insurgency in Iraq. It is much more fun to take pot-shots at Bush than to take responsiblity seriously. Here the world has another opportunity to apply pressure where needed. Some statements by world leaders demanding a denouncement of violence needs to be made. They should threaten to withhold any funding until the newly elected government proves it will abide by the world's demand of non-terrorism. If the world leaders do not stand firm on this, Hamas will be emboldened both by the election and the actions of the kook Iranian leader.

In summary, this election is a good thing. By lifting the veil of deception, they have forfeited the opportunity to act with duplicity. The world no longer has the luxury of pretending they have good intentions and can make bold demands that the peace process be two-sided. Also, since they have elected a group who's intent has always been clear it is no longer reasonable for the world to expect Israel to show the suicidal level of restraint imposed on it in recent years. When next attacked, they should be free to hit back and hard. I predict the new Hamasistan will once again be the Gaza Strip, and rightfully so.


  • At 8:22 AM, Blogger Malott said…

    I'd forgotten about the UN map.

    Great writing! And I hope the powers that be do take notice of the elephant.

  • At 9:02 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Thanks Chris. The pretend world that European liberals have been living in the last few years seems to be crumbling.

    Some people when faced with truth tend to dig in deeper, plug their ears and say loudly "la, la, la, la, la...". Truth seems to be slowly grabbing these people by the neck and shaking them.


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