On "Sustainable" Peace.
Beautiful words these are, lasting peace. Let's make them even more beautiful, let's call for everlasting peace!
You don't have to travel far or look too hard to find such an atmosphere in every town or village. Just visit your nearby cemetery and enjoy its serenity in introspective sorrow, the serenity that owes its silent tranquility to the voiceless, who can rise no longer, yet have stories to tell.
We have been watching these days the accounts of the innocents that had to die so that other innocents could live. And, the rape of innocence continues until there remain only the angry crowds who seek redemption in exacting that very Biblical retribution; this time perhaps seven-hundred-seventy fold!
4:23 Lamech said to his
wives, "Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, You wives of Lamech, listen to my
speech, For I have slain a man for wounding me, A young man for bruising me.
4:24 If Cain will be avenged seven times, Truly Lamech seventy-seven times."
This descendant of Qa'in (Cain), or Noah's father, wasn't satisfied with the more ancient Sumerian tradition of an eye for an eye or a tooth for a tooth. As our UN Ambassador, John Bolton, has said regarding the loss of lives on both sides in the current battle between the Israelis and the Lebanese Hezbollah, all lives are not worth the same! We have always known that, contrary to the American ethos, not all men are created equal; just ask John Bolton.
So, why opt for a ceasefire as long as there remain angry people on the receiving end who dare to object to the Biblical manifesto? Don't these angry people know that, were Jesus Christ alive today, not even this Prince of Peace would choose to "turn the other cheek?"
But, everyone wants peace, we all prefer peace, and we all want peace in our own terms. Interestingly, we especially desire peace when we are ahead. Once we have the upper hand we prefer a secession of hostilities by those whom we have trampled. We, therefore, prefer "conditional" peace, conditions that would ensure our lasting dominance. Why shouldn't we? Should we burden ourselves with the concepts of fairness and justice? Not in this lifetime, anyway.
(Israel, that is) want, as the President and his Sec of State keep repeating, a
ceasefire in Lebanon that is "meaningful", in other words, "sustainable", before
even a peacekeeping force from the UN could enter the field. Well, as the
Be that as it may, waiting for the Party of God, Hezbollah, to be rendered impotent, in spite of the fact that it represents nearly half the Lebanese population, and particularly now that its popularity has spread beyond Lebanon or the Shi'a communities to include the entire Islamic societies, is like waiting for Hell to freeze over.
Meantime, we are giving
course, at least part of that money will come from our sale of almost 5 billion dollars worth of
helicopters and tanks we are selling to our Arab friends who are finding
themselves in desperate need of bigger and more expensive toys while
What are friends for, anyway?
On Play of Words
watched on C-SPAN 1 on Monday, July 31,
speech, Mr. Zarif remained objective and
calm except for some ten or fifteen seconds during which he resorted to the use
of uncomplimentary adjectives and adverbs to describe
Accusatory words embellished by adjectives and adverbs are redundancies that distort and compromise the language of diplomacy. For example, when we hear that the Israeli Defense Forces are battling the Hezbollah terrorists, the implications are obvious; the good guys are defending their lives against aggressive terrorists. Now, if we are to encourage some kind of a resolution to the hostilities between the two combatants, showing that kind of bias in addressing the two sides would be clearly counterproductive.
Similarly, calling the Islamic Republic of Iran a supporter of international terrorism and the party responsible for the recent flare-ups in the region is, again, begging for a response in kind from the other side.
The other side is also engaged in the same propaganda tactics within its own sphere of influence. To the Iranian public and indeed to practically the entire Islamic community, the Great Satan is supporting the Zionist Entity in its brutal genocide of the Moslem people with the aim of controlling the region and its natural resources.
propaganda machinery here has been engaged in top gear in creating a cinematic
scenario where the Iranian theocracy is involved in a grand scheme to gain
enough support within the Islamic World, through sympathy or by coercion, to
become the dominant force in the oil rich Middle East and to challenge the West
Meanwhile, the supposedly peaceful, moderate (in other words, compliant) Arab regimes like Egypt,
Jordan, Saudi Arabia and oil-rich Persian Gulf pseudo-states, we are told, do
not want the Shi'a style of theocracy to rule over the entire Islamic Middle
East. They see their salvation only in the West's ability to reduce
More Play of Words.
we go again.
like his previous pronouncement that
official parlance, the state of
2- The "regime" in charge (Likud at this time) is called the Zionist Regime.
Zionist Regime is what rules
years now we have heard declarations by our own administration officials, as
well as by our political pundits and commentators, that the source of all the
problems emanating from
Freedom of Thought, Freedom of Expression.
The man who portrayed a hero in the movie ThePatriot, championed another historic figure in Brave Heart, and defied all his detractors by producing his epic movie, The Passion of the Christ, is being castrated now for his anti-Jewish sentiments.
Perhaps Mel Gibson had been listening to news broadcasts about the war in
He has already apologized to every Jewish group or congregation and has appealed to rabbis and leaders of the Jewish communities for forgiveness and "atonement", thus far to no avail. He has, however, been invited to express his repentance on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, at a well-known synagogue. He is definitely not going to get off the hook that easily.
radio talk-show host, Dennis Prager, came up with an ingenious idea that he has
repeated numerous times on his syndicated radio program. He maintains that it
does not matter what people feel in their hearts or in private. What matters, he
believes, is what they say openly and how they behave in public. As an example,
he mentioned Hillary Clinton, who has been known to utter anti-Semitic remarks
in private, but who stands firmly in support of
In other words, according to Dennis Prager, it doesn't matter how you really feel about me, as long as you support me.
Now, let us see what might persuade a person to publicly and officially support a certain position, while privately and sincerely holding a negative view of that allegiance or affiliation. The inducement could be money, position, fame, or to put it simply, survival.
Hillary Clinton's rousing speech at the annual AIPAC meeting and, more
Now, Mr. Prager, how could Hillary Clinton or others in her position do what in their heart is best for America if they cannot get elected or stay in office unless they pledge allegiance to a foreign flag? For Mr. Prager, that's perfectly alright, as long as that flag has a blue Star of David on it.
Dennis, admittedly a proud and staunch American Zionist, any opportunity to cash
In the following weeks we will learn if the hero of Brave Heart has a brave enough heart to say, Hey, Mr. Prager and the rest of you, I don't hate Israel any more than you hate the Arabs and Moslems; I live in America and have the right to hate or love whomever I choose. Go ahead and bite me, I am not going to donate a dime to your cause.
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