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MYTHS AND FACTS
Israel is fighting an enemy that insists on having all the advantages of a state and statelessness with none of the disadvantages. The PLO/Hamas unity government is a state when it wants something from the United Nations or the United States, but it’s not a state when it comes to taking responsibility. The Muslims who live in Gaza and the West Bank are considered citizens when it comes to having political rights, but not when it comes to taking responsibility for the consequences of their political decisions.
Their votes are to be taken seriously, but once those votes lead to war they are no longer responsible.
The Palestinian Authority is a state when it comes to its territorial claims, but not a state when it insists on open borders with Israel while claiming that any Israeli border security is a violation of its rights.
… you can find this article in Hebrew at Mida, for those who blog or distribute articles in Hebrew.
You can also find it at my new Hebrew blog as translated by talented translator Dan Bornstein. If you run a blog in Ivrit, feel free to link to it or pass along any of the articles.
Lefty Peace Conference in Tel Aviv Shut Down by Rocket Attack
THE BUCK STOPS WITH BUSH
So there’s Barack Obama, the White House occupant.
And there’s also Barack Obama, the brand, who is owned by OFA, which is just the Obama campaign.
And it’s not always clear which Obama is Obamaing it up, especially when he’s flying to fundraise using Air Force One, but we shouldn’t ask about that because then @BarackObama might call us racist, which Barack Obama might or might not disagree with…
White House: Border Security is at its Strongest
Americans Missing 5 Mil Jobs, Obama Wants Amnesty for 5 Mil Illegal Aliens
Hillary’s Hard Choices is a $10 Million Loss for Publisher – Paying her a $14 million advance for a badly ghostwritten book about the time she did nothing as Secretary of State proved to be a really bad choice.
THE NEW REALITY
Obama is an ideological interventionist, not a nationalist interventionist. And despite his multilateralist rhetoric, he isn’t your usual globalist either. Instead he uses national and international power as platforms for pursuing ideological goals without any regard to national or international interests.
He will use national and international institutions to promote LGBT rights or Green Energy. He won’t however get involved in actively using them for national security unless he absolutely has to in order to protect his own political power.
To a transnational mindset, institutions exist to promote issues. America is only of value to the extent that it can promote the left’s agenda.