Israel is Being Raped

It is clear that the US is in the process of raping Israel. Israel can either scream "rape!", or lie back and enjoy it.

Ted Belman,

Ted Belman
Ted Belman
PR
It is clear that the US is in the process of raping Israel. Israel can either scream "rape!", or lie back and enjoy it.

Israel has obviously decided on the later response, rather than resist the demands being made of it. In part because even if Israel were united in its opposition to the demands being made of it, there is little it could do to resist. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has obviously decided that more will be obtained from cooperation then from resistance.

John Loftus tells the story that when Israel approached Rockefeller before the UN vote on partition to get South America to abstain in the vote, he said you can have your state or you can have your revenge against the Nazis in South America, but you can't have both. David Ben-Gurion opted for the state.

Today, Israel is being told you can have your peace agreement with the Arab world or you can have your "land grab", but you can't have both. In turn, the Palestinians are being told that they can have their viable state or can pursue violence in the service of their goal of destroying Israel, but they can't have both.

Accordingly, Israel is expected to:

1. abandon all settlements east of the security fence, including Ariel, a community of some 20,000 people;

2. abandon all claims to the Jordan rift, so that the future Palestine will be contiguous with Jordan;

3. abandon the Golan, so that Syria will enter a peace agreement with Israel and so that the future Palestine will be contiguous with Syria;

4. abandon Gaza and the Philadelfi Corridor, so that the future Palestine will be contiguous with Egypt;

5. abandon East Jerusalem, so that it can be part of the future Palestine.

Whatever happened to "secure and recognized borders"?

I do not believe that Israel can resist this outrage, particularly because it is so divided internally with respect to same.

All this flows from the decision of the United States to support a two-state solution. It would have been a more practical solution to not create Palestine, but to focus efforts on Jordan annexing parts of the West Bank and Egypt annexing Gaza. That would have been far more rational. But the US figured that what is important is to secure the support of the Arab world to the solution, no matter how problematic, rather than to seek the best outcome.

The US is clearly serious about bringing Syria around and destroying Hizbullah. It is also taking on Iran in no uncertain terms. US President George Bush was very clear on this in his State of the Union address.

The Palestinian train, meanwhile, has left the station. Nothing can stop it. It will proceed to its destination regardless of resistance and terror, just as the democracy train has left the station in Iraq amid continuing violence. The US believes that as the trains get closer to their respective destinations, they will roll over the terrorists.

Differing opinions exist as to whether the US will succeed in getting either train to its destination. I, for one, believe that it will.





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