Democracy, we Westerners like to think, is an unalloyed Good Thing, and spreading it to the benighted corners of the Mideast where it does not exist – pretty much every place except Israel – is a positive development.
Be careful, sez I, what you wish for.
Hamas, the terrorist organization that is committed to a Palestine completely free of Israel, won a majority of seats in the Palestinian elections held yesterday. At least that’s clear: we now know (in case there was any doubt before) that the majority of Palestinians have no interest in a peaceful two-state solution. Their idea of peace is all Jews floating in the Mediterranean.
David Bogner of treppenwitz says it far better that I can:
In a legally executed, internationally supervised democratic process, the majority of Palestinian adults calmly and thoughtfully committed themselves to pursuing a one-state solution built on the ashes of a defeated Israel.Go read the whole thing.
The good news is, it’s very different when you’re charged with the responsibility of running a nascent nation-state, compared with simply planning and executing random terrorist acts. By all means, let’s have a Palestinian state, with Hamas in charge. Then, when these sons-a-bitches lob a couple of Qassam rockets over the border, Israel will be perfectly within their rights to go to war with ’em and snuff ’em out.
And then, of course, the Euro-weenies will gripe and bitch yet more about the Jooooooos. “Cet animal est trés méchant; quand on l’attaque, il se defend!”
I am profoundly depressed...