Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

"They make a desert and call it peace"

Scenes from Hadera, Israel: [By the way, the Washington Post has some creepily biased coverage. If you go to the story on the bombing, the Post don't show the victims or their families. Instead, the weeping mother they show is the murder's mother. It staggers me that it is her picture, her grief, that the WaPo uses to illustrate the story about her son's intentionally murderous rampage.] Another "by the way," and the real point of this blog is that this is the "peace" Arabs and the European Left envisage when they talk about peace in Israel. Keep in mind that this act followed on the heels of the withdrawal from Gaza. This slaughterhouse view of peace is, I guess, scarcely surprising, when you have the President of Iran, a country that has consistently funded Palestinian terrorism and that is building its own nuclear weapons program with UN and European complicity, saying things like this:

Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, Iran’s fundamentalist president, on Wednesday declared that Israel should be “wiped off the map” and warned Arab countries against developing economic ties with Israel in response to its withdrawal from Gaza. *** “As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map,” Mr Ahmadi-Nejad said, citing Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran’s Islamic revolution. The president told an audience of students there was “no doubt the new wave [of attacks] in Palestine will soon wipe off this disgraceful blot from the face of the Islamic world”. “Anybody who recognises Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury,” he said, in remarks aimed at Arab states.
I'm not so patiently waiting for Israel to do to Iran's nuclear weapons program what, in 1981, she did to Iraq's nuclear weapons program -- an aggressive act of self-protection for which we should all be grateful.