April 27, 2007, - 11:51 am

Frogs, Scorpions, the Mid-East & the UK: Letter to the Editor of the Day

By Debbie Schlussel
As you probably know, BBC reporter, Alan Johnston, was kidnapped a while ago by Palestinian terrorists. It’s kind of poetic justice, since he and the rest of his BBC crew openly sympathized with them, and now he’s reaping the seeds he hath sewn.
While some Palestinian terrorists claimed that they executed their press compatriot Johnston, that’s never been verified. Recently, a Wall Street Journal editorial reported how the British National Union of Journalists (NBUJ) responded to Johnston’s predicament. Instead of calling out the Palestinians, the NBUJ is boycotting products from Israel as a “gesture of support for the Palestinian people.” Can you imagine American journalists boycotting American products as a “geture of support for the Al-Qaeda people” when Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and executed?

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Regarding the ever increasingly Islamofascist Brits and their response, Stanley R. Zimmerman of Emeryville, California, has an excellent “Letter to the Editor” in today’s Wall Street Journal. It features the significant joke of the scorpion and the frog, and I reprint it here:

Scorpion and Frog: A Tale of Illogic
April 27, 2007; Page A15
In regard to your April 19 editorial “Boycott Journalism”:
There is an oft-repeated story regarding the Middle East. A scorpion wishes to cross the Suez Canal and turns to a frog to carry him on its back to the other side. The frog tells the scorpion that he is fearful the scorpion might sting him in transit. The scorpion assures the frog he would not do such a dastardly thing, particularly in view of the fact that the frog is doing him a favor. The frog accepts the logic of that statement and proceeds to carry the scorpion across the canal. Midway across, the scorpion stings the frog.
As he begins to sink, the frog asks, “Why did you sting me? Now we will both drown!”
The scorpion replies, “Because this is the Middle East.”
A BBC reporter, Alan Johnston, was kidnapped in Gaza and purportedly killed by his Palestinian captors. Meanwhile, the British National Union of Journalists decided to boycott products from Israel as a “gesture of support for the Palestinian people.” If asked why they direct their poisonous scorpion barbs toward a fellow democratic country, would NUJ respond in a scorpion like manner, “Because this is England”?
It is getting more difficult to distinguish between where the Suez Canal ends and the English Channel begins. The loss-of-logic contagion is spreading westward.
Stanley R. Zimmerman
Emeryville, Calif.

AMEN, Stanley.

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10 Responses

Israel should ban Johnston from getting into Israeli territory, and unlike in the case of Steve Centanni, they should avoid getting involved in this at all. And if the Palis go ahead and execute Johnston, then it’ll be the will of Allah.
Given that they are more likely to make Johnston recite the Shehada, and be successful with it, I doubt that he’ll be executed.

Infidel Pride on April 27, 2007 at 12:20 pm

With all due respect I think Mr. Zimmerman missed the point of the parable. The scorpion stings the frog because that is it’s nature. It’s the scorpion’s essence to kill even when it means it’s own death. In this regard, the Scorpion are like the terroists/Palestinians who kill themselves, their own people as well as innocent bystanders. You cannot bargin or reason with these people. As for the English nation, well anyone who knows their history, shouldn’t be too surprised about the Brits attitude towards Israel.
I THINK HE GOT THAT POINT.
DEBBIE SCHLUSSEL

OneIrishJew on April 27, 2007 at 12:48 pm

The great Bat Ye’or, who literally wrote the book on “Eurabia” discusses this in detail in a Frontpage interview yesterday:
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=28049
Essentially, the European cultural, political, academic and media elite have decided to merge Europe and the Muslim world in such a way that Europeans will play the role of dhimmis.
This requires that Muslim lies about Christianity and, more importantly, its Jewish antecedants be widely accepted. The destruction of Israel, which is really tantamount to the destruction of the Judaism and the Jews, is a key goal of this process. Why? Christian Europe and Israel/Judaism are really one and the same: the former cannot be eradicted if the latter persists.
Absolute must-read interview.

sonomaca on April 27, 2007 at 1:15 pm

One other point: the same thing could happen in the US if the left-wing of the Democratic party has its way, which is a distinct possibility now that we see Reid and the others take marching orders for Kos (and I’m talking literally: when Reid strays from the ranch, he gets angry phone calls from left-wing bloggers telling him what to do).

sonomaca on April 27, 2007 at 1:19 pm

Maybe there’s an emerging trend. There’s a web site http://www.patdollard.com. He’s in the USMC and runs a blogspot. There’s another one mentioned on http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com today. If the democrats and the MSM aren’t going to accurately report Iraq then our military will just go around them. Just like whem Schwartzkoph went around the Iraqis. Today the military goes to war with laptops. The democrats and the MSM are obsolete. Gee, maybe each battalion could run their own blog site.

John Cunningham on April 27, 2007 at 2:16 pm

Israel has no one to blame but itself. Why let BBC reporters/propagandists into the country in the first place? Israel better stop being so mealy-mouthed, grovelling and self-hating. Their constant hand-wringing only breeds contempt.

lexi on April 27, 2007 at 4:44 pm

That unto itself epitomizes the Laurence of Arabia syndrome. But if I may digress abit, In response to Mr. Zimmerman’s letter, I think he got the parable backwards. The Brits should have been compared to the frog whereas the Arabs should have been compared to the scorpion. England, with its ultra tolerant philosiphy. welcomes the muslim immigrant into the country with open arms and as a result, the bombs go off in London. England askes the muslim immigrant for an explaination and the muslim immigrant replies this is Jihad against the West.

Jew Chick on April 27, 2007 at 5:18 pm

Nice find, Debbie. Thanks for posting it.

Freudianslippers on April 27, 2007 at 5:23 pm

The Israeli left-wing is actually worse than the American version. Why? They are witness to the terrorism and genocidal hate which emanates daily from outside Israel. It is partly they who have placed Israel in such peril (see Oslo, for example).

sonomaca on April 27, 2007 at 11:21 pm

Lexi and sonamaca, I agree 100%. As has been said before, we don’t have an Arab problem; we have a Jewish problem. We are our own worst enemies. We made aliyah a few years ago and I was shocked to see the number of liberal leftist moonbats in Israel! I could sort of understand the Americans, because they are sheltered ninnies who swallow whatever their Jew hating professors tell them, but the Israelis see with their own eyes! All I can say is it must be an ego thing; somehow Jew-hatred and Israel-hatred got all tied up with intellectualism, and these moonbats want to belong to the cool club so they have to adopt the club’s philosophy.

AmericanJewess on April 29, 2007 at 12:56 am

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