The model presently used by today’s leaders
in the free world
If you wish to understand why the Middle East in general has had relatively few pro-Hama demonstrations — even in the Arab territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank — while the western nations have been largely engulfed by them — some of which have been violent and bluntly anti-Semitic by actually advocating the genocide of all Jews — you need only listen to the leaders of these countries, because those leaders reflect their populations and their overall attitude to the murder, rape, and beheading of innocent civilians, including children, by Hamas on October 7th.
In Israel Benjamin Netayahu made it once again very clear his country’s determination to eliminate Hamas and its terrorist cell in Gaza in a speech to his nation on December 2nd.
I state clearly and unequivocally: We will continue the war until we achieve all of its goals and it is impossible to achieve these goals without continuing the ground incursion. The ground incursion was essential in order to bring about the results up to now, and it is necessary to bring about future results.
I tell our friends around the world, you share our goal of eliminating Hamas and releasing our hostages; therefore, I also emphasize to them that there is no way of achieving these goals except by victory, and there is no way to achieve victory except by continuing the ground incursion. The IDF and the security forces are doing this with determination, strength and while upholding international law.
The second paragraph above was very specifically but carefully aimed at the leaders of Israel’s allies in the west, who from day one of this conflict have repeatedly waffled in their support, constantly looking for a way to stop Israel’s effort, to appease Hamas, and to make believe that an early end to this fighting, with Hamas still intact and in control of Gaza, will somehow bring peace. French President Emmanuel Macron illustrated their weaselly cowardice quite well during a press conference that same day:
“We are at a moment when Israeli authorities must more precisely define their objectives and their final goal: the total destruction of Hamas, does anyone think it is possible? If this is the case, the war will last 10 years,” Macron told a press conference at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, as quoted by Reuters. “There is no lasting security for Israel in the region if its security is achieved at the cost of Palestinian lives and thus of the resentment of public opinions in the region. Let’s be collectively lucid,” the French President added.
Macron also said France was “very concerned” by the resumption of violence in Gaza and that he was heading to Qatar to help in efforts to kickstart a new truce ahead of a ceasefire. [emphasis mine]
Macron’s fear-driven approach mirrors the attitude of everyone in the Biden administration here in the U.S., which has repeatedly seemed more interested in saving the lives of Gazans than destroying the terrorist leaders who have brought hell down upon those Gazans. In mid-November U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this in an effort to blunt Israel’s effort:
“Far too many Palestinians have been killed. Far too many have suffered these past weeks,” Blinken said at a press availability in New Delhi at the end of a whirlwind trip that also included stops Israel, Jordan, the West Bank, Turkey, Iraq, Japan and South Korea. We want to do everything possible to prevent harm to them and to maximize the assistance that gets to them,” he said.
“To that end, we’ll be continuing to discuss with Israel the concrete steps to be taken to advance these objectives,” Blinken said, but declined to detail the specifics of those steps.
Such statements from the Biden administration have appeared more and more often as the war continues. Notice also how Blinken, like most western sources, naively appears to accept without question the exaggerated and unverified casualty numbers released by Hamas authorities, numbers that have consistently been found to be false and vastly overstated when real data is finally available.
The highlighted words in Macon’s comments also reflect the general attitude of western leaders to the “Arab street.” They assume that a hard push by Israel that results in some colateral casualties will raise tensions in the Middle East. They also fear violence from pro-Hamas bullies in their own nations, and think a timid Israel will quell any such protests.
Fools. Not only is this policy of appeasement guaranteed to fail, as it has failed with all bullies since the beginning of time, it indicates a complete ignorance of the actual attitude of leaders in the Middle East itself, which in general are supporting Israel and are eagerly hoping it will succeed in eliminating Hamas.
At a Arab conference in early November an anti-Israeli proposal was proposed, calling for a blockage any American military equipment to Israel from U.S. bases in Arab countries while freezing all diplomatic relations with Israel temporarily. It also proposed a new oil embargo and wanted all Arab airspace closed to Israeli planes.
That proposal was rejected, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Morocco, Bahrain, Sudan, Egypt and Jordan voting against it.
According to other sources,
…almost every Arab Leader during “Behind-the-Scenes Talks” with Israeli officials including several Gulf States have told them not to end the war with Hamas until the terrorist organization is totally destroyed with many seeing Hamas as a domestic enemy.
This report was confirmed by John Batchelor, who described to me in off-air converstions what his own Middle East experts are saying, that these Arab nations respect strength and reliability, have come to expect that from Israel and want to see more of it. At the same time they see nothing but trouble from Hamas and most of the Gaza and West Bank Palestinians, and want that problem eliminated for their own benefit. They don’t want to see wholesale murder in Gaza, but they are willing to accept a lot to get Hamas destroyed. They also recognize that Israel is not trying to commit genocide — despite the slanders of American and western academic bigots — but is focused on eliminating Hamas only.
Thus, the fears of western leaders are unfounded. The “Arab street” will not rise up should Israel fight this war hard. If anything, that “Arab street” respects strength, and will work to stop further violence because it does not wish to rouse an Israeli tiger further.
The actions of both Lebanon and Iran prove this last point. At first Hezbollah in Lebanon was screaming threats to Israel. When it realized however that Israel means business this time and will show it no mercy if it joins this war, suddenly its support of Hamas became far more muted. A similar pattern has occured in Iran.
The fearful and timid attitude of western leaders also reflects their own unwillingness to deal with the worst bigots in their own countries. Both the U.S. and France now have a large contigent of pro-Hama fifth columnists, who have been demonstrating violently in the streets. Rather than show strength and work to stop this violence, these leaders have generally looked the other way, making believe that kind words and appeasement will convince these goons to become peaceful.
As I said, what fools.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the free world
What do these facts mean for the future? At the moment it means that the true leader of Western Civilization at this moment is Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel. That nation’s unwavering determination to shut down forever the Hamas terrorist cell has forced those so-called western leaders to back down every single time they tried to rein Israel in. For example, when harshly criticized for his comments by Israeli officials, Macron immediately called Israel’s president Isaac Herzog to “clarify” what he said, and to emphasize he “unequivocally” supports Israel’s right to defend itself. Similarly, every time a Biden official has tried to get Israel to mitigate or stop its offensive, Israel has bluntly told them to pound sand, forcing them to fall into line like Macron.
While Israel’s steadfast determination, with support from a large percentage of the Arab world, is encouraging, it is tragic that our own western leadership is so bankrupt. Unless there is change in the west, the situation here will only get worse. The pro-Hamas thugs who are committing violence and riots now are only a continuation of the same Antifa and BLM thugs who committed violence and riots in 2020, all of whom have been energized by the continuing lack of resistence to them.
Unlike Netanyahu, our leaders continue to refuse to stand up for our own values of liberty, justice, and the rule of law. Instead they cower before barbarians whose only goal is to wipe those values from the face of the Earth.
Thus the free world stands on the cliff, with death staring it in the face.
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