Two days ago (8/31/10) Hamas murdered a pregnant woman on the West Bank and three other Israelis. Let’s assume the Israelis victims had no business on the West Bank. Let’s assume they had stolen and occupied illegally Palestinian land against the Geneva Conventions. Let’s assume there is no dispute about the Jewish settlements on the West Bank, that they are all wrong.
The fact remains that Hamas proudly claimed responsibility for this attack on civilians. Those people have no shame!
I am waiting an avalanche of anti-Hamas protest from the European and Turkish leftist organizations that supported a break-up of the Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza by a ship carrying “humanitarian supplies.” The tender-hearted folks will not countenance the murder of a pregnant civilian. They will give Hamas a good talk-to.
I also expect the several American Islamic organizations to protest loudly those murders simply because Hamas describes it self as doing the work of Islam and thus gives them a bad name. Of course, they will clamor, “ Hamas is not us. It disfigures the peaceful face of Islam.”
And, finally, my Muslim friends and acquaintances will denounce the crimes of Hamas because the Koran clearly forbids war against non-combatants.
I am indulging in dark humor, of course. None of this will happen. The good faith of good Muslims is increasingly at stake.
President Obama ordered the Israelis and the West Bank Palestinians to talk peace. Neither can afford to say no to the President. The President figures he has little to lose. There is a diminishing return effect associated with political defeats too. The 14th million dollar I earn is not as sweet as the first. Like wise, the fourteenth political defeat is not as devastating as the first.
The President is down to grasping at straws, any straws.
You may have noticed that I don’t blog about him much any more. His administration is an unmixed disaster. There is not much else to say. I am simply waiting for the November election to make him impotent, unable to do more damage.
SEE THE LINK TO THE HAMAS CHARTER ON THIS BLOG. THE JUICY PART ABOUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE JEWS OF ISRAEL IF HAMAS WINS IS NEAR THE END. NO NEED TO INGURGITATE AND TRY TO DIGEST THE BAD PROSE OF THE WHOLE DOCUMENT.