The West’s Death Wish

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

We’ve seen this movie before.

Israel is bombarded with rockets fired by Hamas-backed terrorists, flush with cash from international humanitarian aid efforts and the enemies of democracy lurking elsewhere, and hiding like the worst species of cowards among civilians in schools, mosques and hospitals:

Understandably, Israel defends itself by moving into Gaza to destroy the tunnel networks and rocket sites utilized to terrorize and murder its population, the only peoples living in a health Middle Eastern democracy, all the while proving humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.  Wouldn’t we do the same if, hypothetically, Canadian terrorists began raining rockets down on Michigan tomorrow?

Amazingly the West’s answer isn’t universally affirmative.

Not everyone understands or wants to understand. The international community intervenes in the Israeli-Palestinian… by attempting to grab Israel’s wrists and inquiring, in an almost mocking fashion, “why are you hitting yourself?” while Hamas breaks one brokered cease fire after another with impunity. The international media, in turn, focuses on the collateral damage behind Gaza’s lines (remember: Hamas terrorists hide their munitions and fighters behind human shields) and ignores the 3.5 million Israeli citizens living under constant threat of annihilation.

In a word, Save Jerseyans, the dynamic at work here is insane.

Deference to the “cause” of Hamas is so illogical, particularly in light of the latest broken cease fire, that I’m left to assume any support for Hamas is either (1) evidence of Antisemitism or (2) sufficient reason for a CT scan.

I think we’re seeing a LOT of both.

Young Palestinian Girls Carrying Rockets, Gaza, Hamas (Photo credit: IDF Blog)

Young Palestinian Girls Carrying Rockets, Gaza, Hamas (Photo credit: IDF Blog)

Contemplate the “cause” as articulated by its supporters and draw your own conclusions. Hamas’s charter unequivocally calls for the destruction of Israel. Not the relocation of Israel, a “land-for-peace” swap with Israel, a political compromise with Israel, or even monetary reparations to be paid by Israel. All of the Jews in the Holy Land dead. That’s their stated goal. Again, you don’t have to take my word for it. They’ve written it down!

Homicidal actors always announce what they’re going to do before they do it. Hitler and his brown shirts were unabiguously violent anti-Semitic in the 1930s. Mass murders regularly disclose their rants online or to those around them in the run-up to the massacre.

The only question is whether the sane, moral people around them are willing to act affirmatively. Or, at the very least, support the threatened parties acting in their own self-defense.

We know how many Western citizens would answer the call to action in the ongoing gun control debate: too few. They’d rather be sitting than ducks in “gun free zones” into which evil and crazy people will still, inevitably, bring weapons that they’ve obtained in spite of draconian regulations. Heck, our country won’t even defend its own borders anymore! The more you think about all of this, it’s almost as if modern residents of “civilized” democracies have lost their self-preservation instinct. We’d rather die assuming than every other human being’s motives are as complex and nuanced as our own — something that’s been beaten into our skulls by the areligious, post-moral, militantly anti-colonial baby boomers — than accept the fact that there are bad people in the worth with whom you can’t negotiate with anything other than a sword.

Stubborn? Stupid? Bigoted? Again, I believe it’s a toxic mix of all three.

And don’t lecture me about “who’s land it is” or whatever. No one is originally from anywhere, and have we forgotten that Israel was founded shortly after many of the same countries most fervently demanding an end to Israel’s defensive campaign almost exterminated the Jewish people from the face of planet? Or watched quietly from the corner?

To hell with that noise, Save Jerseyans! Bibi had every right to tell off the Obama Administration for pressuring it to end its campaign. The only “compromise” these Hamas terrorists would accept is if each and every Israeli voluntarily marched into ovens. The GOP House gets it, passing a package to aid the Israeli defense forces shortly before the beginning of its summer recess. Israel has no obligation to share the Western liberal establishment’s death wish.