January 03, 2009

Victor Davis Hanson must-read

Why he's one of my favorite commentators (my emphasis):

There is something especially nauseating about the latest Middle East war scenes of worldwide Islamic protests with photos of Jews as apes, protesters (in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida of all places!) screaming about nuking Israel and putting Jews in ovens, parades of children dressed up with suicide vests and fake rockets, near constant anti-Semitic vicious sloganeering, Gaza mosques stuffed with rockets to be used against civilians all to be collated with creepy Hamas rhetoric about the annihilation of Israel. This is the world in which we now live.

Almost no other issue in recent memory has illustrated the moral bankruptcy of much of the international community. Hamas has no pretensions, like the PA, of being a governing authority; it used violence to rout the PA and then bragged that its charter pledging the destruction of Israel remained unchanged. Israel evacuated Gaza; Gazans in response looted their own infrastructure, alienated both the PA and Egypt,and then sent off more than 6,000 rockets against Israeli civilians, while eagerly becoming a terrorist puppet of theocratic Iran.

Nothing could be more clear: either the fact that a constitutional republic was trying to avoid civilian casualties while a terrorist organization was intent on killing Jewish civilians as it used its own citizens as shields to protect mostly young male terrorists; or the world's craven reaction to all this.

Again all very creepy the stuff of Tolkien's Mordor. It is now clear that the so-called and much praised "international community," the hallowed U.N., the revered EU, all pretty much are indifferent to the survival of a democratic Israel, or are actively supportive of its terrorist Hamas enemy. Only the U.S. (for now) stands by a constitutional state in its war against a murderous terrorist clique, with annihilation its aim and religious fascism its creed.

Gee, aren't "hate crimes" laws much more stringent in Europe than in the US -- where even hateful speech can get one arrested? Where are the reports of those arrested in Europe (and elsewhere) for all these disgusting displays against Jews?

UPDATE: More on anti-Jewish occurrences taking place right here in the US.

Posted by Hube at January 3, 2009 02:01 PM | TrackBack

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VDH is a beacon of clarity.

I have heard him speak on a range of topics, classical history, modern agriculture (he's from a California farm family) and a range of current political topics, always interesting and illuminating.

Posted by: annoni at January 3, 2009 02:22 PM

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