August 9, 2007, - 4:46 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
In Jewish folklore, there is a city called Chelm, where the “Wise Men” who run the town are extremely stupid and illogical. Whatever would make sense, they do the exact opposite.
It appears that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s ancestors hail from the mythical city and descended from “The Wise Men of Chelm.” His logic sounds a lot like John Kerry’s “I voted for it before I voted against it”.
He’s saying that Israel must have a missile defense system in place to protect is from Palestinian rocket fire before Israel can give away to its enemies the strategically important so-called “West Bank.” That’s like saying, “We need chemotherapy on our stomach first to prepare for the cancer we’ll get tomorrow by cutting off our legs.” It simply makes no sense. He’s basically admitting that he knows that the rocket fire Israel is getting from Gaza will continue and will probably happen from the “peaceful,” favored Fatah terrorists in the “West Bank,” too.
So, to solve the problem, first let’s develop a system to shoot down the rockets, then let’s give them the base from which to shoot the rockets at us, then let’s try to shoot the rockets down and hope we succeed in saving innocent lives targeted by terrorists. It’s absurd.
If you know your enemies will be attacking you from land you own, why give it to them to make it easier to do reverse containment, with them making your country ever-smaller and more vulnerable? And this guy is the “Defense” Minister and was a General (as well as a very-failed former Prime Minster). And also, why put a band-aid on one gash, when tomorrow, another one will appear on the other end of your body? Israel seeks to protect itself from aerial assault by rockets, but not from land-based attacks on all sides, including the “West Bank” from which it now seeks to surrender.
It’s a good thing we don’t have such Israeli logic in our leaders here in America. Oh, wait, we have the President calling the 19 hijackers “19 kids” in a press conference, today, and we have the chief of “Homeland Security” claiming that all terrorists are in a cave “a half a world away” and not her.
I guess we do have Ehud Barak’s Israeli logic running America, too. That’s why both Israel AND America are losing the War on Terrorism.
The Wise Men of Chelm rule the West. And that’s why we’re doomed.
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