June 26, 2007, - 11:13 am
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Read my past column on absurd Israeli releases of terrorists over the years. ****
Leader of Western-style Democracy:
I’ll release 250 violent, murderous terrorists who want to destroy my country in order to show that I support their terrorist group against a rival terrorist group.
Can You Tell The Difference Between the “Good” Terrorists (Left) & the “Bad” Terrorists” (Right)? . . .
Can you imagine even Amnesty Prez George W. Bush saying that? Can you imagine him saying, I will release 250 vioent Hezbollah terrorists to show my goodwill to Hezbollah against Al-Qaeda?
Well, that’s exactly what incompetent Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is doing of both his own accord and under U.S. pressure. He announced he will free 250 Palestinian terrorists as a “sign of goodwill” toward Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Why is this man–Olmert–still in office? He has an approval rating even lower than that of President Bush–17%. He blew the war against Hezbollah. And he blew every other thing. And he’s the Vice Architect of the withdrawal from Gaza a/k/a HAMASastan. Well past time for his departure.
Beside being yet another incredibly obtuse Olmert movie, there is actually no way to determine that these are actually Fatah loyalists or those who might sympathize with and commit terrorism for HAMAS, once they get out.
Complete absurdity. Who ever said we–the United States–and Israel don’t negotiate with terrorists, is a liar. Both countries do, and this past week’s giant gladhanding of Fatah terrorists and their leader Holocaust-denier Mahmoud Abbas is proof positive of that.
The terrorist in the black headband (usually Fatah) is better than the terrorist in the green headband (usually HAMAS). Go figure. If ever there were a time for color blindness and common sense, this is it.
Almost 6 years ago, President Bush said “You’re either on our side or the terrorists’ side.” How quickly that pronouncement was thrown out the window.
In Hebrew, there is a word: “Shtut” (pronounced “shtoot”)or “Shtus” (pronounced “shtoos”). It has several similar meanings: madness, foolishness, silliness, stupidity.
But I have another definition: Israeli releases of terrorist prisoners. They are constant. They are one-sided. And they are Shtut.
Oh, and by the way, how did Palestinian Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas respond to this Shtut-esque show of “goodwill”? He responded:
We are still determined to work relentlessly to achieve the independence and the freedom of our people.
When a terrorist leader says that–even an arbitratily-designated “good” or “preferred” terrorist–you know what that means: more terrorism. “Relentless” is not a word generally used in conjunction with peace.
Tags: al-Qaeda, amnesty, color blindness, Ehud Olmert, Fatah, Gaza, George W. Bush, Hamas, Hizballah, Israel, leader, Mahmoud Abbas, President, Prime Minister, United States, Vice Architect