A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
****************************In the world of espionage, friends spy on friends all the time. And I do mean ALL THE TIME. So, it should come as no surprise that Israel spies on the US just as the US spies on Israel. The same goes for all our allies. It is a necessary evil.
I know the eighties and nineties is considered ancient history in the US but you really ought to remember who, exactly, Jonathan Pollard was/is.
“Jonathan Jay Pollard is the American Jew who spied for Israel out of misguided loyalty, a man who believed that his documents and information would make Israel more secure in its war against international terrorism. When arrested in November 1985, he claimed he had been turning over secret documents-many of which, he maintained, should have been provided to Israel by the United States-for only fourteen months. The Israeli government apologized for its spying and insisted that the recruitment of Pollard was an aberration, an unauthorized “rogue” operation. Pollard is now serving a life sentence for espionage.” — SOURCE: http://www.american-buddha.com/lit.samsonoptionhersh.21.htm
Just a few days ago there was a hot rumor, making the journalistic rounds, that US Secretary of State John Kerry was considering offering to release Pollard to Israel as a chit, if you will, in his pitiful pleas for a peace deal between Israel and the so-called Palestinians. It is just another pathetic demonstration of just how bad US foreign policy under the Obama Regime really is. It’s bad — and getting worse as the days pass.
A simple reading of history will tell you, clearly, there will not be a peace deal between the Israelis and the so-called Palestinians. Not a REAL one, anyway.
Pollard was the “real deal.” He was caught, tried, convicted, and jailed for life. But in Obama’s desperation for a peace deal in the Middle East he is willing, once again, to overlook the law.
How long, oh, Lord, must we endure the Obama plague upon America?
Look. The Palestinians are not nearly so interested in a state of their own as they are in totally destroying the state of Israel.
There is a heck of a lot of history behind this Palestinian and Israeli conflict, which current US leadership chooses to ignore. Let’s review a bit of that history.
Did you know that the area and the people, erroneously called Palestinians, were offered a state of their own back in the 1930’s? Bet you didn’t know that.
It seems we have to go over the history of the rejected Palestinian state over and over and I can only surmise the public school system and the university and college systems in the US simply don’t teach it!
Look, the plain truth is… the people, calling themselves Palestinians, have been offered a state of their own at least three times since the 1936 Arab revolt. They have flatly turned it down every time! Yes! The first offer made by the Peel Commission in the 1930s offered them a vast piece of real estate much larger than that offered to the Jews… and … they turned it down!
UN Resolution 181 passed soon after the Second World War gave Israel 55% of the so-called Palestine and the Palestinians 45%. The Jews accepted and in doing so recognized that Palestine would become a state next door to them. They, the Israelis, accepted that. But the Arabs rejected it, flat out, and started another war against the Jews, which they, the Arabs, promptly lost.
It has been 66 years, or so, now and the whining and moaning is still coming from the “woe is me” crowd who called themselves Palestinians.
The problems between Israel and the Palestinians are not because Israel has settled some disputed land. No! The cause of all the trouble in that “center of the earth” strip of land is due entirely to the Arabs refusal to accept the existence of a Jewish state called Israel, or called anything else, for that matter. That is the crux of the problem.
The so-called Palestinians continue to demand the “Right of Return” guarantee in the negotiations. “Right of Return” is far more dangerous to the state of Israel than an all out attack by their Arab neighbors.
So what is the Right of Return? “The idea of the right of return is to demand that Israel allow the descendants of the 750,000 Palestinians who were displaced in 1948 and their families (which now stands at almost 4 million) back into Israel and give them full compensation for their troubles. Even if only half of these Palestinians returned, it would alter Israel’s identity as a Jewish state and effectively create a second Palestinian state. One assumption made under the right of return is that all the Arabs that lived in Israel proper were forcibly expelled from their homes in 1947 and 48. This is a myth. While historians know for a fact that a small number of the 750,000 displaced Arabs were forcibly expelled by Zionist militias (a famous example being Deir Yassin), honest and impartial historians also know that a large number of this 750,000 strong population left on their own, either to avoid an upcoming war between the Zionists and the Arabs, or to join the Arabs in the fighting against the newly established state.” (From: http://www.themiddleeastnow.com/nopalestinianstate.html)
The Palestinians will obfuscate, and delay, and continue to carry on their war to wipe Israel from the face of the map. They will use any means to do it.
So why do I continue to insist that a Palestinian state will lead, almost immediately, to war between Israel and the State of Palestine? The answer is so simple it is appalling to me that the world does not see it. But, so far as Mr. Obama’s inability to comprehend is concerned, I think Winston Churchill summed him up with these words uttered in the House of Commons way back in 1933: “We know that he has, more than any other man, the gift of compressing the largest number of words into the smallest amount of thought.” Uh-Huh!
Look, the moment Palestine occupies a piece of ground that is considered strategic to the survival of Israel a shooting war will begin. When the war begins there will be a re-alignment of nations supporting both the so-called Palestinians and the Israelis. The nations of the world will be, once again, at each other’s throats. It is just that simple and just that horrible.
Never forget that the intent of the so-called Palestinians is not so much statehood as it is the total destruction of the state of Israel.
If the nations of the world want the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian to end, then they should get out of the way and allow them to go at each other until one or the other is wiped out. As a student of history, I have no doubt who will be standing when the dust clears.
But that is not going to happen. Anti-Semitism is running rampant in Europe today. Although we have it here in America it is no where near as strong as in the remainder of the world. It is just as virile as it was in the 1500’s, the 1600’s, the 1700’s, the 1800’s, and the 1900’s. It is just as strong today, if not stronger.
I think it is caused by fear and envy.
Whether you choose to believe in God, or not, it does not change the fact that the Jewish people have found favor in His sight. They are under His protection and many of us who are not Jews despise that fact. It is, I believe, just that basic and just that simple. Fear and envy — the same motivations that caused Cain to kill his brother Abel.
It is my unshakable belief that as soon as America installs a leader friendly to Israel, the fortunes of our country will turn around and we will return to our former glory. It is not going to happen under the Obama Regime.
It seems to me it would be more beneficial to America, and the world, if America’s leadership, no matter the political party, would just abandon their efforts at trying to force Israel into a deal that would most certainly result in a national life or death war for both the Israelis and the so-called Palestinians, and throw its not inconsiderable resources into efforts to secure Israel from it’s surrounding enemies.