May 20, 2011
Obama's borders Caused 60 Years of WarBy James Lewis
Obama has just given an eager world his fantasy answer for the last sixty years of Arab-Israel conflict. The Great One's long-awaited solution is for Israel to pull back to the cease-fire lines of the 1948 War of Independence, or what Obama, in a moment of historical amnesia, calls "the 1967 borders." People have fought and died over those borders since 1949, not 1967. Make that sixty years of regular warfare.
Take a quick glance at the Green Line on the map, and see if you can honestly answer this question:
Would I want my family and children to live on the scary side of that lengthy, convoluted and meandering border, with Hamas and Hezbollah trying to breach the fence every night with knife-wielding maniacs and Grad rocket launchers?
If you answered that question honestly, you cannot be a liberal. You know too much.
However, if you think the answer is "Yes, I'll do anything for peace, including putting my kids' lives on the line," then you are sucker bait for the most delusional political party in American history. And that includes the Bull Moose Party.
Robert Frost wrote that "Good fences make good neighbors." It's also true that "bad fences make bad neighbors." The Green Line is militarily dreadful, as the map shows. Obama's proposal is therefore strategically destructive.
What's worse, by raising impossible expectations in the Islamic world, expectations that are bound to be disappointed, Obama will end up making things much worse rather than much better. We'll be very lucky if a major Middle East war doesn't break out in the next few years, among emerging nuclear powers.
You don't have to be a military genius to figure out how bad the Green Line is as a defensible border, because we have the evidence of
The "1967 borders" are an invitation to catastrophe, just as the Peace of Versailles led to Hitler and World War II. Woodrow Wilson came back from Versailles announcing Peace Forever to a skeptical American public. But the Germans and the French (and V.I. Lenin) knew better. They knew there would be another war.
Like Woodrow Wilson, Obama yearns for that grandstanding photo-op. This whole administration is driven by one Himalayan ego. Everything is done to feed Obama's fragile self-esteem. Hosni Mubarak was brought down, and a 30-year Egypt-Israeli peace treaty was put in danger to feed Obama's ego. Libya was attacked (but not Iran) to stop what was fast turning into an all-consuming firestorm in the Arab political world.
Well, it looks like it's time for Israel to feed Obama's all-devouring ego.
It's worth noticing that Israel became independent in 1948, the same year as Pakistan and India, after the Partition of British India led to some 4 million deaths in Muslim-Hindu riots.
Has the India-Pakistan partition led to peace? After all, in that huge Indian subcontinent there is plenty of room for two great nations to live in peace. The United States and Canada have done it for two centuries.
But not India and Pakistan. They have carried on two major wars since 1948, along with endless terrorist attacks from Muslim Pakistan to majority-Hindu India. The Kashmir is a hot spot for terrorism just like Jerusalem and the West Bank. Pakistan and India have seen assassinations, riots and bombings over disputed holy places, and a nuclear arms race that is now accelerating on the Pakistani side. Pakistan is quickly building a new military-grade nuclear plant, perhaps to supply bombs for the Sunni Arab nations when Iran gets its new toy for the Return of the Mahdi.
You might remember that Pakistan is the country that harbored Osama Bin Laden for seven years.
It's a very peace-loving nation.
This is the first Napoleonic administration in American history. Obama stars in a Cult of Personality, just like Lenin and Mao, as our degraded media demonstrated so well when Osama Bin Laden was assassinated by a SEAL Team, and Obamaparte insisted on hogging all the credit.
To force Obama's wacky ideas on a reluctant world, they routinely use Chicago thuggery. How to improve medical care for 300 million Americans? Let Obama take it over! How to get us out of the Great Recession? By Gum, just give Our Hero fourteen trillion dollars and watch him boogie!
On and on it goes. But I haven't yet met a single liberal who understands what's really happening. Once they get trapped in their delusional system they can't seem find a way out.
Obama keeps ego-tripping about heart-rendingly difficult questions that have baffled far wiser people for centuries. The One really thinks he can solve it all with a snap of the fingers, and the moronic media always sing the Hallelujah Chorus. No matter what actually happens.
The Woods Foundation gave Obama and Bill Ayers scores of millions of dollars to fix Chicago's failing schools. After spending nearly all those millions, all the right palms were greased for Obama's campaign, and not a single school was measurably improved. Obama was quoted as saying that maybe a "jazz curriculum" would solve the desperate inner city. Those two scammers wasted 200 million bucks and came up with a "jazz curriculum." The money came from a charitable foundation, meaning that the taxpayer --- yes, you! --- picked up a big part of the bill.
This is completely typical of Obama's approach to reality.
Has anything actually been solved since Obama's election? Are race relations better? Is the economy barrelling out of the Great Recession? Are freedom and prosperity growing around the world?
This is Inspector Clouseau in a glassware factory, knocking down crystal chandeliers and champagne glasses wherever he goes, and never noticing that anything is wrong. The movie was a lot funnier.
The coming election will be fought over Obama's media-made fantasy that he's already solved America's domestic problems, real and imagined. Like the Great Svengali, The One and his cheering mediots will try to mesmerize enough voters to believe that wacky fantasy; they may even succeed, because we have enough slack-jawed deadheads in the country to give President Calamity another four years.