The Fireman And The Arsonist.
And how they got mixed up

Revised July 9, 2007
First issued December 25, 2002

It boggles the mind how sensible people who ordinarily understand right from wrong, seem to be so misguided when it comes to judging Israel’s right of defense against the Palestinians’ “right” to kill us – in their crimes against humanity.

Israel’s position can be likened to that of a Fire Department whose firemen are dispatched to put out fires set by arsonists. If it weren’t for the arsonists (read Palestinian terrorists) there’d be no need to dispatch the firemen (read Israel Defense Forces) to put out the fires. In this analogy no one will be confused about the respective roles of the arsonists and the firemen.

Turning truth inside out

Yet Palestinians have successfully sold a contrary PR bill of goods to many nations, including the Europeans. The anti-Semitism of the peoples of Europe, it seems, is so inbred, that they are ready to believe the worst of Jews.

(Examples that come to mind are the pogroms incited by [cheek-turning] Russian priests every Easter, to exact revenge on the Jews of Minsk, Pinsk or Smolensk for killing Christ? Or the plagues allegedly started by Jews in the Middle Ages? Or our nonsensical need for Christian blood to bake matzos? Or the Protocols of the Elders of Zion forgery? Or our communism? Our capitalism? Or Hitler’s solution to his “Jewish Question”?) Or what have you.

The fatal “crime” of provocation

Our provocations, it is claimed, have led understandably to Palestinian suicide bombings in buses, restaurants and shopping malls. And random drive-by shooting, sniping, ambushes and car bombing. And occasional lynching. We bring all these punishments on ourselves, so we are told.

Even today European and generic Israel-haters elsewhere are content to believe every Israeli response is a provocation which justifies more Palestinian terrorist revenge.

They counsel that by putting out the fires and going after the arsonists to prevent them setting new conflagrations, Israel only makes matters worse. That’s why Palestinians are justified on starting new fires in revenge.

The plain truth is turned on its head, with Israeli firemen being blamed for Arab arson. What a world.

No cure for recidivist killers

Palestinian terrorists are serial killers. Basking in the adulation of the Arab street after killing their first Israelis – and getting away with it – recent history shows that terrorists do not stop killing until arrested or are killed by security forces.

In contrast to the Palestinians’ apparent right to feel provoked, Israel haters share a consensus that Israel has no such right. Not even the right of self defense.

Do they expect us to lie down, family by family, to await the “friendly fate” the Palestinians have in store for us? How absurd! Why would anyone think that Jews, in their own sovereign state, would be so stupid as not to defend themselves?

Israel’s position has been clear and consistent. We would much rather suffer the slings and arrows of hatred, bad mouthing and boycotts – resulting from our fire-fighting defense actions – rather than run out of cemeteries to bury our dead.

Intellectual poverty

Israel is persuaded – in her own interests – not to put out the fires. Not to arrest the arsonists. Not to take out terrorist leaders and planners. Not to fight back against those who attack us with deadly weapons. Not to take preventive measures to frustrate those plotting new, bigger, terrorist operations.

If only Israel heeded their advice the fires would eventually burn out and the arsonists would no longer start up new fires. What rubbish!

Serial killers – serious consequences

Would any civilized country apply the same “reasoning” to murderers in their own country, and the police who hunt them down? Especially serial murderers – those with whom Israel must daily contend?

Surely we all recall how the US recently mobilized thousands of its mighty security apparatus to find just two serial killers, John Lee Malvo and John Muhammed. They had shot at 14 or more persons, killing at least 6 in Montgomery County. Looking back, it is entirely likely these were the first two Muslim killers in the US to activate random Muslim terrorism. However, there was no way to recognize this at the time it happened.

9/11 revisited

In killing 3000 Americans and reducing the World Trade Center to rubble, the US was brought face to face with the cruel, murderous face of terrorist Islam. Their handiwork clearly visible, the US recognized the enemy and immediately declared war on world terrorism.

Thinking about 9/11 a terrible thought crossed my mind. Suppose the passengers on board one of these aircraft had also resisted the terrorists at the last moment – as did those in the plane which crashed into a Pennsylvanian field.

Suppose in the ensuing panic aboard the plane it had veered off course for a few seconds – and crashed into the United Nations building instead?

Would the European Union and so many other nations still be such good friends of Palestinian terrorism, had their top diplomats, officials and their visitors been vaporized by the 19 Saudi terrorists?

Must it actually happen in order for them to understand Israel’s reality? {} {} {}

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