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Wednesday, January 21, 2004

The Great Wall of Israel by Yashiko Sagamori

Funny that I just posted Sagamori's piece on Palestine The Country (see below), and then came across this just today. He has some wonderful lines:
" . . . Mr. Annan meant . . . to introduce a novel, revolutionary approach to war: Israel is entitled to self-defense, but only to the extent that its actions cause absolutely no discomfort to the enemy. Meanwhile, the enemy is not bound by any restrictions whatsoever and is free to murder Israelis whether they are wearing military uniforms or diapers."

"While I am critical of the fence because it is a de facto surrender of territory to the enemy, the 'Palestinians' condemn it as a 'land grab.' This sounds as if they were historically entitled to any land at all, whether in Israel or anywhere else in the world."

"The face of Europe is changing right before our eyes. Europeans who would like to live in a Muslim country, no longer need to move."

"A child somewhere in Saudi Arabia or Egypt, after having learned about jihad for the first time in her life, is probably asking her father right now, 'Why don't the infidels defend themselves with all their terrible weapons?' and the father explains confidently, 'Because Allah, in His bottomless goodness, has rendered them blind and stupid.' "

"The most ironic aspect of this ongoing surrender is that from the cultural, economic, technological, military and every other perspective, our enemies are cavemen - often, literally. Israel is perfectly capable of forever shutting down at least one front of this jihad, but the rest of the world won't let it: they would much rather have it the other way around."

Read it all at Think-Israel.org
Yashiko Sagamori is a New York-based Information Technology consultant. To read other articles by the author, go to http://www.middleeastfacts.com/yashiko/