Friday, October 9, 2015

Josh Earnest Wants Us All to Just Get Along

Note: I attempted to publish this on The Times of Israel, but it was rejected. A site that publishes pretty much every curse word I have ever heard, refuses to publish a post calling a diplomat an idiot after he failed to use the word "terrorism" in his rush to urge "Israelis and Palestinians" to show restraint.
“We are deeply concerned about recent violence and escalating tensions in the West Bank and Jerusalem. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israelis and Palestinian civilians.
We call upon all parties to take affirmative steps to restore calm and refrain from actions and rhetoric that would further inflame tensions in that region of the world.” -- Josh Earnest
Dear Josh,

I hope it's okay that I call you by your first name. In Israel, we are much more informal than the US. Many kids here call their teachers by their first names; soldiers call their commanding officers that way. Hell, we even call the Prime Minister by his nickname!

So, I heard your recent statement about in Israel and I just had to write to tell you. Josh, you're an idiot.

The US is deeply concerned? Glad to hear it and I can assure you that no one, no one is as concerned as the Israelis. Here we are, trying to live our lives as normally as possible when all of a sudden, some lunatic maniac extremist knife-wielding person comes out of nowhere and starts stabbing people!

You said, "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israelis and Palestinian civilians." Well, that's fine and cute but anything but fair. Did you happen to notice that the Palestinian civilians were carrying knives and placing them, not very gently, into Israelis? Usually their backs?

Then, you went from dumb to stupid, "We call upon all parties to take affirmative steps to restore calm." far, our actions have focused primarily on shooting the terrorists...I mean Palestinian civilians sticking knives into Israelis. But you may have something what you are saying is that restoring calm is very important, right?

Sadly, the only sure-fire way to do that now is to take steps that we are hesitant to take. See, we can't really know which Arab has a knife until he or she uncovers it, raises it in the air, and prepares to plunge it into someone. At that moment, with the assistance of gravity, restoring calm is probably not realistic. So, to get to that calm place you're thinking of, we'd have to get there before the knife is uncovered.

If you really feel that we need to take steps to restore the calm, what that amounts to, at this moment, is keeping the Arabs who are attacking Israelis out of arms reach - so they can't stretch out their arms and stab Israelis. But, as you have probably guessed, you can't really tell which Arabs are going to stab and which are simply in our cities to shop, seek medical treatments, work in any number of you see, to keep out the terrorists completely, we'd have to keep the Arabs out of our cities as well. Surely that isn't what you are suggesting, right?

If not, we can't restore the calm; we can't stop the attacks. The Jewish student that was stabbed and critically wounded in Jerusalem near the train - didn't do anything to break the calm. The woman who was stabbed this morning in Tel Aviv didn't do anything to break the calm.

I'm wondering whether you are naive enough to think we can continue to live with these endless attacks, this violence brought into our cities by people who are completely taking advantage of the open nature of our society. The fact is, we cannot "get along" with the Palestinians so long as every answer they have for not getting all that they want involves a violent response.

What you said, Josh, is akin to Israel suggesting that the US and Al Qaida have to learn to get along; have to work together to bring back the calm. If we put Al Qaida and the US on an equal moral plane, you'd be horrified, insulted and you'd probably feel justified in calling us idiots.

So, I'll return the favor. There is no moral equality served by suggesting that the man who stabbed a fifteen year old boy and the man who shot the terrorist and stopped him from killing that child are on the same level, or even live in the same society.

There is no way that the security forces that killed the terrorist who had just murdered two fathers, stabbed a mother and shot a 2-year-old in the leg can restore calm in any way other than what they did - neutralizing the murderer.

There comes a time when a man must stand up for truth rather than continue to speak nonsensical words that others put in his mouth. I encourage you to shed the inane, meaningless language you have been taught in the school of diplomacy and begin speaking the language of honesty.

Israel cannot restore calm because we didn't break it. The only thing you can do with a terrorist is hope to neutralize him before he succeeds in killing.

Our true friends will stand beside Israel in these difficult hours and demand that the Palestinians stop the violence they started, that they finally denounce terrorism and return to negotiations without preconditions.

Anything short of that is, without a doubt, yet another betrayal - not only of Israel but of justice as well. By continuing your silence in the face of this latest wave of terror - a wave that has already cost the lives of at least one US citizen, you play into the hands of the terrorists perfectly.
You teach them that they can get away, quite literally, with murder. If you learn anything from September 11, it should be that terrorism comes to the shores of those who fail to fight it, fail to condemn it, and fail to support others involved in the same fight.

What starts in Israel, spreads to the world. That is true of the light - monotheism, the Bible, the Judeo-Christian faith upon which our countries are built; and it is true of the dark - suicide attacks, attempts to undermine the fabric of our society by introducing values that do not center on life, on peace.

Today, you sounded like an idiot because you agreed to speak the words the White House demands of you, rather than standing for truth and honor.

I can only hope that tomorrow, you will come to your senses and demand, on behalf of a suddenly-enlightened administration, that Abbas reign in the terrorists, stop the ongoing attacks.


Anonymous said...

Politically incorrect - but true:

The only way to put the fear of God into the Palestinians is to start confiscating their women.

Any realistic objective observer who looks at the whole "shariah-death-penalty-for women-who-outmarry" schtick, and the whole "honor killing" schtick - understands that grabbing their women is THE most effective way to hit a nerve; possibly the ONLY effective way. They are already not afraid of personal martyr-dom, and they are already not afraid of losing their family's house.

Like I said: politically incorrect. But necessary.

Netivotgirl said...

Brilliant and spot on as usual dear Paula! Oy, I am so frustrated and furious by the lack of a decent, normal, worthy response from our "close ally" (????) the USA and the world media. We must realize that outside of G-d we are ALONE! We must unite as a people; strengthen our resolve; attempt to be kinder to one another and put our trust in Hashem for no one can save us other than Him!

Netivotgirl said...

Brilliant post that depicts what is going on, and the ridiculous reaction of numerous eegits abroad who cannot fathom what is truly going on here. They publish lies, lies and more lies! I agree with every word you wrote Paula. Keep writing the true picture of our existence here in your unique flowing style.

chitownshneer said...

No Anonymous, grabbing their women would only increase their already rampant homosexuality.

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