Thursday, January 26, 2006

THE ROAD (MAP) TO HELL... paved with good intentions.

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...

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