Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Egyptian writer: Iran and terrorist proxies should accept Israel's existance

Yea, about that...

Anyhow, it's not a flying pig occasion - Egypt is very much engaged in this debate (radicals vs. making peace with Israel) and I believe the author here speaks for the Egyptian government.

Here's one for the peace process:
Egypt Daily News (boasting them selves as "Egypt's only independent newspaper in English")
Arab leaders: caught between emotionalism and realism

Being realistic means we have to accept the fact that Israel exists and will continue to exist. The problem with Iran and its proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah, is that they do not want to accept this geopolitical fact. They undoubtedly know that Israel will never disappear, but they have to keep claiming that to score points with their own people, and with people in other countries to get them to turn against their own leaders who do not share their vision.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, mentioned more than three years ago and repeatedly afterwards that Israel should be wiped off the map. No one can deny the fact that he gained the admiration of many in the Arab world, but again we should pause and think twice. If he’s really sincere, why didn’t he even try to live up to his promise? What better opportunity than the current attack on Gaza? While Israel was at war with Hamas, Hezbollah could have started another war in the north; even better, the US is involved in two different wars — both rejected by the majority of Americans — and facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
Ironically, those who are accused of being traitors to the Palestinian and the Arab cause are the ones who chose to save Palestinian lives at the expense of boosting their own image in their home countries. Ironically, those who were accused of being traitors are the same ones truly mourning the deaths of their Palestinian brothers and sisters, while the deluded Hamas are celebrating their so-called victory over Gaza’s ruins.

Rahim ElKishky - may you live a long life. (don't let the Jihadis know where you live)

I do recommend reading it all - it was but a short snippet.

1 comment:

  1. Barack Obama is trying to be nice to fanatics in the hope they will kill us last

    Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are preparing to write a nice "make up" letter to Iran. They do not understand that the leaders of Iran are fanatics who want to kill us or forcibly convert us to their brand of Islam.