Stop Asking Why


Muslim whackos want to kill you. Does it really matter why?


Decide which gun you want to kill little Jewish children with when you grow up, son! AK47... When you absolutely, positively have to kill every Jew on the school bus! That's right, son, aim for the little Jewish girl's head! Daddy said I can wear real dynamite and blow up a restaurant full of Jews when I turn 12! Stop crying, son!  I'll get you a real automatic weapon to kill Jews with soon!
What kind of people teach their children how to kill other children?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bush hypocrisy on the Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon

The Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon has exposed a lot of hypocrites, but the worst may be President Bush. Let's review his words following 9/11:

In the stirring 'Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People' a few days after 9/11 (Sept. 20, 2001), Bush had these words for the Taliban in Afghanistan:

The United States of America makes the following demands on the Taliban: Deliver to United States authorities all the leaders of al Qaeda who hide in your land....

Close immediately and permanently every terrorist training camp in Afghanistan, and hand over every terrorist, and every person in their support structure, to appropriate authorities....

These demands are not open to negotiation or discussion. The Taliban must act, and act immediately. They will hand over the terrorists, or they will share in their fate.

Keep in mind that the Taliban did not attack the United States on 9/11. They were the ruling government in Afghanistan, and they allowed Al Qaeda to operate openly there. The US military, along with military personnel from several other countries not attacked at all by Al Qaeda or the Taliban, invaded Afghanistan a few weeks later, toppling the Taliban and chasing Al Qaeda members into the mountains, where many were killed.

Fast-forward to June-August of 2006 and the Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon. After Hamas had kidnapped an Israeli soldier at an army outpost in Gaza in late June, Hezbollah sent raiders across the border from Lebanon into Israel and killed several Israeli soldiers while kidnapping two others. Israel responded by sending airstrikes against Hezbollah positions and Lebanese infrastructure being used by Hezbollah to facilitate their terrorist attacks on Israelis.

It's very important at this point to understand three key aspects of Hezbollah's history. First, they've been firing rockets into Israel from Lebanon for at least 13 years, beginning in mid-1993, killing and injuring civilians there.

Second, Hezbollah operates with impunity inside Lebanon. The Lebanese government does nothing to thwart or curtail them. In fact, Hezbollah is widely considered the de facto ruling party in Lebanon now.

Third, before 9/11, Hezbollah was the Muslim terrorist organization that had killed the most Americans. They killed 241 US military personnel in Beirut, Lebanon in a 1983 truck bombing. They killed 19 US military personnel in Khobar, Saudi Arabia in a 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers, where the US personnel were housed.

So, Hezbollah has been committing acts of terrorism against Israelis for many years. They operate with impunity inside a nation with a government that does nothing to stop them. And they have a history of killing Americans in acts of terrorism overseas.

Given what President Bush so forcefully demanded of the Taliban in his speech after 9/11, one would imagine that he would openly applaud Israel's attack against terrorists in Lebanon and push for them to continue the fight, right? After all, Hezbollah has killed 260 Americans in acts of terrorism. Hezbollah operates with impunity inside a nation with a government that does not seek to stop them.

But that's not what Bush has done. The US joined with France (big hint there) in crafting the UN cease-fire resolution that just took effect and ended Israel's attempt to wipe out Hezbollah.

Question: If the UN had passed a cease-fire resolution calling for the US to stop attacking targets inside Afghanistan before the Taliban had been toppled and Al Qaeda captured or killed, would he have abided by their demands?

Answer: Nope

There is no global war on terror. This cease-fire resolution, backed by the US, puts the lie to any assertion that there is. If there truly was such a war, not only would Bush have refused to go along with any UN resolution calling for Israel to stop the attack, he'd have openly committed to helping Israel defeat Hezbollah, a terrorist group that has 260 AMERICAN deaths to its credit.

2 Comments:

  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger yournamehere said…

    Not only that, but he can't pronounce "nuclear".

    Sorry. I'm ruining your political blog with my personal vendetta.

    We kind of grabbed Israel's balls and ran on this one, huh?

     
  • At 2:57 AM, Blogger Site Owner said…

    Todd,
    Nothing wrong with a little vendetta now and then. We grabbed Israel's nutsack, massaged it lovingly while staring deep into its eyes, then whipped out our trusty switchblade and hacked it off - balls and all.

     

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