The international community has stripped off its mask
To re-phrase slightly what I said last week (“Not a fiasco, but a victory”), the “peace flotilla” affair is not a fiasco for Israel, it is a fiasco for Israel’s critics, because they have now shown with undeniable clarity where they are really coming from: they don’t want Israel to defend itself, period. With previous incidents of worldwide condemnation of Israel for its military actions, there was always something done by Israel that could be plausibly described as an excess—the civilian deaths in the Gaza incursion, for example—on which Israel’s critics could focus and say that it was these excesses, not the act of self-defense itself, that was objectionable. But now Israel’s critics are saying that the mere fact of Israel’s blockade, the least aggressive act of war there is, to prevent Hamas from acquiring weapons is illegitimate—and not only illegitimate, but so dastardly that it justifiably makes Israel an object of disgust to the entire world. In short, Israel is the guiltiest country on earth, for engaging in an ordinary and established practice of war against a group, Hamas, that is at war with it. In short, Israel is the guiltiest nation on earth, for defending itself from its enemies. In all of human history, was a nation ever excoriated by the “world community” on such grounds?
Thrilled by the unprecedented worldwide chorus of condemnation of the Jewish State, Israel’s critics think that they have finally got her cornered. In reality, they have cornered themselves. They have revealed the pure evil of their stance toward Israel, and they will never recover from this revelation.
An Indian living in the West writes:
But which countries will defend Israel? At the moment I don’t see any.LA replies:
I said that the truth about anti-Israelism has now been incontestably revealed. I did not say that everyone recognizes it yet.Ferg writes:
While I understand what you are saying and why you are saying it, I have come to believe that most of the world is so far gone in hatred of the white race and of Western Civilization that they really do believe that it is immoral for any white people or nation to defend itself from any non white nation or people. I think this applies collectively and individually. Self defense for us is only all right if we are defending ourselves against other whites. Nelson Mandela said it well, “we will bleed the white man dry.” Note the outrage in this country when a white shoots a black or Hispanic in self defense.LA replies:
Excellent point. And it’s another index of how lost the supposedly pro-white anti-Israel paleocons are, that they don’t recognize this.Donald Hank sent this entry to his e-mail list, with this note:
Something is happening in America that is off-limits to conservative and libertarian discussion, and that is the increasing animosity of “conservatives” and others toward Israel. That viewpoint shift poses a threat because the left has also been traditionally anti-Israel, leaving less and less wiggle room for Israel.
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