Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Humanity: Fiddling While Rome Burns

by swede

The State Department announced that Hillary Clinton will broker peace talks between Israel and Palistine. Says Hillary, "Direct peace talks can end conflict in one year." In other words, "This will mean peace in our time!" Now where have I heard that before? Oh yeah...

But seriously, if anyone has the gravitas, diplomatic savy and chutzpah to bring four thousand years of intensely bitter and bloody hostilities to an enduring harmonious conclusion, it's gotta be, umm, aahhh, oh yeah...

Just one snag...There is no possibility of compromise on either side on the foundational issues - Israeli sovereignty, Palistinian sovereignty, a Palistinian military, continued Israeli development, etc. In my diplomatic parlance, "That dog won't hunt."

Other imperitive issues on our intrepid Lady of State's agenda: She pronounced the flooding in Pakistan was the result of Global Warming (our bad); she does not approve of mass rape in Congo (here! here!); and she will assist rap artist M.I.A to get a visa for her mum (bless her li'l heart).

All this would warrant naught but an yawn but for this. While Hillary practices her silly statesmanship and Barry tees off at Martha's Vinyard, Iran began fueling it's nuclear facility, significantly advancing its capacity to develop nuclear weapons. Simultaneously and "coincidentally" they rolled out their spiffy new balistic missile system. Is it just me, or did a highly significant and ominous event seriously threatening world stability and peace just pass completely under the administration and MSM radar?

The folks at NYT are good with it: U.S. Assures Israel That Iran Threat Is Not Imminent. Most of us are somewhat less confident. Hillary's "Sanctions with teeth" diplomacy is ridiculous without Russia and China onboard - both of whom have announced they will be openly trading with Iran for oil - and Russia wants to play nuki-nuki with them. By the way, Hillary's deeply profound detante line, "We will offer Iran our hand, but they must unclench their fist" was plagerized from diplomatic writings of Indira Gandhi: "You can not shake hands with a clenched fist." Just sayin'. Stay classy there, Hill.

One of the primary missions of Israel's Mossad is "Preventing the development and procurement of non-conventional weapons by hostile countries". They are of course legendary for their intelligence and special ops. They know better than the US exactly what Iran has and their capability, and will not allow Iran to posess nuclear weapons. Bank on it. Tension is high and our President is...starting the back 9. [Sigh] Golda Meir famously said, "The Egyptians can run to Egypt, the Syrians into Syria. The only place we could run was into the sea, and before we did that we might as well fight", and "We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative."

Speaking of Golda, how does Hillary's gravitas stack up to other notable women of state?

Golda Meir: "Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short."
Indira Gandhi: "A nation' s strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others."
Margaret Thatcher: "Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Does the aqua pant-suit make my butt look big?"

OK, I made up the last one, but you know she said it!


  1. So what's it going to take and when will it happen?

  2. I'm almost thinking a miracle John. What I do know is that Hopey and Hilly are NOT that miracle, and are more likely dangerous in the world arena. This is a rivalry that literally goes back to Abraham, the avowed patriarch ["father"] of Israel, Islam and Christianity. For Israel vs Islam, it's about the real estate. Both think it's their "promised land", providentially ordained.

    Rags and I have lamented this before. Iran's pursuit of nukes and Israel's necessary response of self preservation almost seems inevitable. Beyond that, how far it will escalate is impossible to say. I pray about it, and can't offer a compelling solution - barring Divine intervention.

  3. What will it take...?

    I think it was Golda who came up with the winning formula decades ago. Islam has to make a place for the existence of Jews. They have to give up the cult of death aspects of their doctrine.

    As to this Clinton nonsense, I hope Israel lets it wash by...