Bush Ain't No Friend; And Olmert?

I always thought that my momma didn't raise no dummy. However, maybe there is something happening that I'm missing. Or are we all watching things in progress that we ought to be raising collective hell over?

Arlene Peck

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I always thought that my momma didn't raise no dummy. However, maybe there is something happening that I'm missing. Or are we all watching things in progress that we ought to be raising collective hell over?

The past few days, I've gotten this feeling of d?j? vu. A decade ago, I wrote about the lunacy of Shimon Peres giving his buddy Yasser Arafat thousands of guns to begin an army (a.k.a. police force). I was right then and I'm right now. They ended up being used to kill yet more Jewish soldiers, but I don't think even Peres was stupid enough to send them 100 million dollars to finish the job.

For instance, I know that, despite the lack of leadership in this country, there are still people out there who continue to think that our president and his administration are doing something right. Could there be a reason? Maybe we believe blindly what we are being told and are trying not to see what is staring us right in the face. George Bush, touted to the Jewish people as a "great friend," has supposedly given the okay for Egypt to transfer weapons and ammunition to the PLO (2,000 automatic rifles, 202,000 ammunition clips and 2,000,000 bullets). This is to be delivered to Fatah's security forces in, of all places, the Gaza Strip. Gawd. Tell me this most recent blunder by Ehud Olmert isn't another one that is going to take more innocent Jewish lives in Israel.

Of course, I find this even more disturbing because of our lame-duck president's recent "quiet arms embargo" of Israel and his continued public support for a PLO state, "living in peace side by side with Israel." The American papers are already stating that Prime Minister Olmert has recently agreed to a large-scale Israeli pullback on the West Bank in order to make way for a Palestinian state. Folks, when does it stop? When?

Am I missing something here? Or is this yet another move by this "great friend of Israel" to undermine Israeli security and appease Arab terrorists, with whom Israel's prime minister seems to meet on a regular basis while calling it "dialogue." A "dialogue" that ends with further concessions and associated disaster for the Jewish State.

If nothing else, the Los Angeles Times is happy with Israel. A recent lead story generously described that "arms delivery to Abbas." It then relates that this was done with the blessing of Israel and the United States. Oh, let's not forget another good friend of the Jewish State, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. The editorial page however was not quite so kind. It stated, "The barrier (security fence) has exacerbated the plight of Palestinians, including Christians in Bethlehem." Yeah, right. Of course, it's Israel's fault that Christians have left Bethlehem and that the few who remain are suffering.

Of course, the transfer of arms to the enemy was only one of the tidbits that came out of Olmert's recent meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Olmert, despite campaign promises to never release terrorists with blood on their hands, is ready to once again open the jails. Soon, we'll have recycled terrorists roaming the streets, planting more bombs in the restaurants of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Don't worry about Sderot; they have Kassam rockets falling on them every day without any action by the IDF to protect the city's residents (yet, they call this a "ceasefire").

But, hey, Olmert has probably made a promise to good old George Bush in the hopes of getting a pat on the back. Maybe it is time to warn the Israelis to lock up their kindergartens and discos before these terrorists have an opportunity to resume their ways.

I wish that Olmert could be forced to sit down and watch a movie that I saw recently. Titled For the Sake of Allah, it was filmed in Israeli jails and included footage of the worst of the worst Arab prisoners, responsible for major terrorist attacks over the past few years. Had it been up to me, they would have been living in solitary confinement, wearing drab prison garb, allowed one hour a day for exercise; about the same conditions as Jonathan Pollard has had for the past 22 years.

Instead, they were well fed, well dressed, wearing jewelry, up-to-date clothes, and free to walk around and actually attend classes. I'm surprised the Israeli jailers haven't arranged "socials" with the female inmates. I was outraged when I watched them gloat about how they killed in the name of Allah and expect to do it again.

With the total lack of leadership in Israel, the Islamofascist murderers have reason to celebrate. Fatah will be able to use the kidnapping and killings of IDF soldiers as a precedent to achieve the release of all prisoners. If it were up to me, instead of being a lapdog and giving in to the demands of the enemy, I'd have a public hanging of every one of those terrorists with blood on their hands, to show that it doesn't pay to even think of committing the savage crimes they commit.

However, I refuse to believe the lies that I read in the newspapers. Surely, Israel - as a democracy (not as I define it), with free will and brilliant minds to find cures for terrible illnesses and rack up Nobel prizes - isn't stupid enough to let sworn enemies walk off with 100 million dollars so thugs can purchase more bombs. Do Olmert and the Israeli public really believe that Abbas is a "peace partner"?

If so, I have some real estate in the swamps of Florida I would like to sell them.

Wow, what a shrewd leader Olmert is. The bombs keep on raining down on Israel's borders and this man believes in an elusive "peace." And the Israeli public sits fat and dumb with terminal apathy. Somehow, the Israeli public is not the least bit concerned with the Hamas government calling for the total destruction of all of Israel and its entire population, replacing it with Arab Palestine. Maybe they ought to read our biased papers. They might learn that their "good friend," George Bush, with the support of the US State Department, has blocked the transfer of weapons and technology to Israel over the past three months, while repeating his call for a Palestinian Arab State in the heart of Israel's Biblical homeland.

When does it stop? Instead of opening the checkpoints, Olmert should be sealing them and evicting the enemy within, including the Knesset members who regularly support the enemy. In fact, why does Israel even allow Arabs to participate in the governmental process concerned with making policy and security decisions? Jews are not even allowed to travel in many Arab countries and Israel benignly gives Arabs official government jobs. Maybe this madness stops when the jails aren't regularly opened to release savages who have wrecked havoc on the Israeli public. It might stop when those running the government know that they will never receive money to help them out in their endeavors.

And, finally, it might stop when a serious plan for transfer of enemy Arabs living in Israel is formed and implemented.