…and now, a sad but succinct analysis from the history master, El Jefe:
Nobody can deny that the Palestinian people are in an unenviable position. But they were offered half a loaf, in 1948. They scorned it, gambled on arms, and lost. The Palestinians learned nothing, and in 1967 they blustered like Mr. Mish’al [the chief of the terrorist organization/political party Hamas’s “political bureau” — ed.] today and blundered themselves into another war, and lost again. Now, the Palestinians, by choosing Hamas, have again chosen war. If Mr. Mish’al is serious about Hamas’s stand, they will get it in spades.
Mr. Mish’al proclaims that Hamas is “immune to bribery, intimidation and blackmail.” Maybe, but how will it do against F-16’s, 5.56 mm ball, and 155 mm H.E.? Do the Palestinians, and the Arab nation, really have a death wish? Israel has nuclear weapons. It really is double or nothing this time, and I know how I’m betting. If there is going to be no Zionist state in Palestine – there is going to be no Palestine, period.
The Palestinians are cheerfully, heedlessly, gleefully driving Israel to the far right, and ensuring that the US and Europe will regretfully avert their glances while the Israelis turn the West Bank into a giant prison/abattoir. The Palestinians have taken off the mask, and Hamas, like Chancellor Hitler for the Germans in the Reichstag, can bleat about the “legitimate rights of the Palestinian people” and can proclaim the impending suicide of Palestine to the skies if it wants. A Netanyahu government – certainly a good possibility now, is going to, in Mr. Kelly’s words again, take off the gloves.
By all means, read the whole Palestina Irredenta essay at Kingdom of Chaos.
In this case, enlightenment does not bring peace of mind.