Here is an article which I earlier wrote in October 2011, some twelve years ago and during the Obama regime. It was published on the now defunct website, Family Security Matters.
Please note how what I penned at that time could so easily and hauntingly be appropriate for now as more that 500 Israeli men, women, children, along with babes in arms have been massacred and mutilated by Palestinian Arab terrorists from Hamas occupied Gaza. Note too, how in the coming days the corrupt and deceitful Western mainstream media will seek ways to portray the embattled victim, Israel, in negative terms.
This is what I wrote back in 2011, as Israel was once before the victim of Hamas aggression:
“Predictably the mainstream media attacked the victim, Israel. The BBC, CNN and the New York Times all blamed Israel during this latest Palestinian attack, giving the usual pass to the terrorists. This twisting of truth must give great joy and comfort to the ghost of Josef Goebbels; Nazi Germany’s Minister of Propaganda.”
Tragically we are already seeing the grotesque evidence of such base immorality and hypocrisy in the Western and U.S. media, even as the bestial horrors perpetrated upon Israeli civilians by Muslim thugs are only just coming to light.
Here then is my earlier article with its prophetic title.
Palestinian Arab Aggression Will Never End
By Victor Sharpe, Family Security Matters
No, the terror will continue so long as Israel and the IDF merely retaliate against each separate Muslim Arab crime against the Jewish state’s civilian population. As one person, commenting on a blog, stated: “Israel’s taking out a few rocket launchers is like giving aspirin for cancer. It’s only a band aid – not a cure.”
These last few days, Israeli cities and villages have been bombarded with dozens of Grad and other missiles from Gaza; lethal weapons, many brought in from Libya. Last Wednesday, October 26, 2011, a Grad rocket brought into Gaza from one of Gaddafi’s looted weapons stockpiles, was fired into an Israeli town. This began a relentless daily barrage.
There was no Israeli response until the following Saturday when a gang of Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists were spotted preparing to launch several more Grad missiles at Israeli civilian targets. They were killed and the Grads and their multi-barreled launchers destroyed before they could be fired.
Predictably, the mainstream media attacked the victim, Israel. The BBC, CNN, and the New York Times all blamed Israel during this latest unprovoked Palestinian attack, giving the usual pass to the terrorists. This twisting of the truth must give great joy and comfort to the ghost of Josef Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s Minister of Propaganda.
But if the Israeli government does not inflict far, far more intensely painful responses to the terror bosses of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al Qaida, the Muslim Brotherhood, and all the human cockroaches who infest the Gaza Strip, then the missiles will continue to strike at southern and central Israel with increasing lethality and horror.
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) produces charts and graphs showing the ever-increasing capabilities of the terrorists’ weapons caches. The deadly flow of Grad missiles entering Gaza – with Egyptian complicity – from the looted arms stores of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya exposes the real meaning of the Arab Spring. The so-called rebels, who were aided by NATO, are not the democratic loving folks whom Hillary Clinton and her boss, Barack Hussein Obama, claim them to be.
With every foreign policy misstep by the Obama Administration and the grotesque mishandling of her term as Secretary of State at the State Department, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are emboldening the Islamists in their aim of a creating a worldwide Caliphate.
Nowhere has their ideological foolishness and political ineptitude been more glaring than in their relentless obsession with what they pejoratively call Israeli “settlements.” They even go as far as to denounce the construction of homes within Jerusalem’s city limits as “impediments to the peace process.” Again, Palestinian Arab terror, the real impediment to peace, is cynically ignored.
Jerusalem, north, south, east, west is Israel’s capital. It was her capital city 3,000 years ago – millennia before Clinton and Obama came to power.
Judea and Samaria, the biblical and ancestral heartland of Jewish patrimony, goes back to the time of Joshua’s entry into the Promised Land. Before that, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Jewish patriarchs, lived in the land some 4,000 years ago and are buried in Hebron, one of Judaism’s four holy cities.
Jews have always lived in this tiny sliver of land in whatever numbers they could maintain. The hills and valleys of Judea and Samaria are dotted with Judaism’s shrines, holy places, villages, along with ancient cities from time immemorial. The very ground embraces its Jewish heritage and patrimony. Ask the archaeologists. Read the Bible.
Yet here come Obama and Clinton, et al, parroting the mendacious and deceitful lies of the Arabs, those who call themselves Palestinians, that Judea and Samaria is Palestinian territory and that Jewish villages are “settlements.” Even Judaism’s holy shrines, such as the biblical Joseph’s tomb in Shechem – the city now known by its Arabic name, Nablus – are Islamized by the Palestinian Authority and attempts by Muslim Arabs to desecrate it and turn it into a mosque, just as Islamic regimes do to untold numbers of churches throughout the Middle East and beyond.
Clinton and Obama employ today, as so much of the world sadly does, the Jordanian Arab name of “West Bank” for the territory instead of biblical Jewish Judea and Samaria. This is the territory the Arabs want to take as a Palestinian state – a first stage before taking what is left of Israel. But it must be repeated time and again that there has never in all recorded history existed a sovereign, independent nation called Palestine; and certainly not an Arab one.
This “West Bank” was seized by the Arab Legion when it invaded and occupied the territory in the 1948 Arab-Israel War. The Jordanians drove out the Jewish population, including from the Old City in Jerusalem, and the subsequent illegal Jordanian occupation was recognized only by Britain and Pakistan.
Yet the thousands of years that the land was known as Judea and Samaria are forgotten and sublimated to the name, “West Bank,” which refers to the term given to the mere 19 years of Arab occupation that lasted from 1948 to June 1967. How strange!
For so long have such slanders and falsehoods about this Jewish heartland been spewed by Arabs and their supporters that now the world cannot comprehend the spiritual and historical fabrications that they have perpetrated.
That the morally bankrupt United Nations vomits such lies endlessly is one thing, but that Hillary Clinton and United States President, Barack Obama, repeat it and hurl it at Israel is shameful.
So, in the face of the villainous campaign to delegitimize and demonize the embattled Jewish state by the Arab League, the Muslim world, the Left and the execrable international and national media – with few honorable exceptions – Israel must realize that it is time to weather the storm by responding both to Hamas and terrorist crimes and aggression with a terminally painful and crushing rejoinder.
It must also decide that, if needs be, it is better to be hung for a wolf than a sheep. After all, whatever restraint Israel shows in the face of Muslim Arab terrorism and barbarism, she will still be vilified and pilloried by a hostile and unsympathetic world. And whatever concessions she makes, one truism will always remain: Palestinian Arab aggression will never end.
FamilySecurityMatters.org. Contributing Editor Victor Sharpe is a freelance writer and author of “Politicide: The attempted murder of the Jewish state.”© Victor Sharpe
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