It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

10 January 2009

It's About Time

According to the wholly and totally unbiased "journalists" at the AP (Asshat Propaganda), Israel is dropping leaflets on Gaza saying that the IDF's military operations are going to "escalate."  I really don't know what to make of that, and neither does AP apparently as they offer no sort of explanation.  They're just letting everyone know how many Palestinians have been killed and that the blood lusty Jews plan on killing more.  Thanks for the tip.  And apparently Mahmoud Abbas is in Egypt blathering on about Israel installing a "waterfall of blood."  That ought to match well with the waterfall of rockets.  AP was courteous enough to mention that 176 Israelis have been wounded by the Hamas rockets that don't explode and are very primitive and inaccurate...much like the katyushas and grad missiles.  But since more Palestinians have been killed than Israelis we know Israel is wrong.  Thank god we have the Asshat Press to guide us in this moral struggle so we can all feel good about valuing Palestinian lives more than Israeli lives.  That's really helping.

But let's remember the test for Israel.  I really don't want to assume that Ehud Olmert launched this offensive now in order to influence the results of the upcoming Israeli elections.  Let's face it, his limp wristed asshat Kadima party sat on its hands while Hamas rockets fell, and made zero effort to push the world community to take any steps toward replacing the Palestinian Authority/Hamas TerrorKleptocracy with a body politic that legitimately envisions something resembling peaceful coexistence.  Perhaps they were too busy cutting deals with Shas and Israeli real estate developers to build housing in the Judean hills (don't be surprised if we find out later that the Israeli housing authority put money in the hands of Abbas I first started arguing when this shitfest started, all the players are corrupt...I'll be happy when everyone else stops getting killed).  If this operation ends and Hamas rockets are still falling (translation: Hamas is not completely dismantled), Likud wins the election.  If this operation ends and Olmert plans on installing Fatah in Gaza, Likud wins.  If Olmert did nothing, Likud wins.  In other words:  Ehud Olmert is a fucking idiot so the best we can all hope for is that Hamas is in fact dismantled and Likud wins.  Why?  Because I promise you as sure as I shit that if Likud loses, Labor or Kadima will install Fatah's Hamas not-so-light in Gaza and the bloodshed will continue.  Netanyahu, for all his flaws, for all his lunacy, is the only one in the elections who will not broker a false peace with a corrupt Palestinian Authority.  Doing so would only mean more exploitation of the Palestinian people, and more bloodshed.  I really wish the Leftist Asshats would grow up and see that.  Until the Palestinian people are free of the terrorkleptocracy they will be kept in the shit house by their leaders and the Israeli government will continue to make them line up at checkpoints and live behind fences in an effort to prevent Israelis from having to be scraped off the walls of burnt out buses.  And even the ex-shoe salesman from Cheltenham knows that the status quo cannot be sustained forever.

Are you brainless Leftist weenies starting to get the picture yet?  No?  Maybe you need a head check.

This is a political cartoon that, to my memory, originally ran around the time of the second intifada.  My Countessa of Snark, Lady Farquar has presented this as your Rorshach test.

What do you see?

...and I have just received word from our newswire at the ShtueyNewsNetwork confirming the nature of Israel's escalation in Gaza operations.




Mary Ellen said...

The only thing I can say is God help us! I keep praying, but wonder if God could hear me over the sound of rockets flying, guns shooting, and people screaming in pain. I just want to cry. :-(

Shtuey said...

Mary Ellen, I know. Maybe we should start calling Hamas "Terror Kittens" and the Israelis "Kosher Kittens." :)

petunia politik said...

i work on saturdays and today i slept instead. i've decided that those to whom i give my money for lights, heat, home, car, insurance, phones, and baubles, can all form a coalition and sue me. i forecast an ominous four years with gale force winds and tsunami-like economic waves crashing at our feet, with daily tremors of terrorism loosely held at abeyance. work is for those who believe there's a future. today, and possibly tomorrow, i do not believe there is one.

thank you S, for your acknowledgment, and for all you do to enlighten the dim.

Logistics Monster said...

I was wondering what happened to you Shtuey! The cartoon is very apt and explains the reality of "who values life".

I have renewed hope because I ran across a group that wants to fire congress (all of them, every single one) in 2010 and BJ sent out a piece from Lee Iacocca.

Here's the link to the video of his excerpt from his new book.

I think we should draft Iacocca for president. True Leadership. You know what I always say - lottery - take the 20 most successful CEOs in the country and pull a name for one term. Biggest economy in the world needs a ceo, not a politician.

Mirlo said...

Did anyone read today's Washington post "the view from Israel"? That sounds scary to me. The hardened hearts and dulled eyes give me tears as well. Your thoughts, Shtuey?

soopermouse said...

Frankly? it scares me that ISrael has to justify the simple right of defending her children.

Mirlo said...

I know, soopermouse; Israel has been unbearingly provoked for years by Hamas and I am not critizising Israel defending her citizens. It's just that if people start becoming emotionally
"anaestetic", we loose our humanity. I know it is a protection when we become anesthetized, but it also robes us of a vital part of being humans. That saddens me deeply.

soopermouse said...

oh God, now anotehr one of the dumb Hamas fans, Red Queen, decided to advocate the nuking of ISrael as a way to achieve peace. When called on it, she came with the idiotic idea to "move all people" where? and just nuke the land. And now she's removed the comment.

Isn't it nice to see some people only care about their own oppression but are OK with someone else gettign the bad end of the stick? Explains the whole Prop 8 thing quite well doesn't it?

Shtuey said...

Mirlo, if that is in fact the way the Israeli public is thinking about this then I can't say that I blame them. The world has sat idly by, doing nothing about the terror kleptocracy that claims to represent the Palestinian people, and desires to destroy Israel.

No matter how many rockets get fired at them, or how many of their children are blown up, the world continuously tries to force Israel to negotiate and legitimate political bodies that are dedicated to destroying her. Israelis have no reason to think that the establishing of a Palestinian state with terrorist kleptocrats at the helm will be anything else than a threat. And they are right.

The world community only takes an interest in the Palestinians when Israel launches a military operation, and clearly doesn't give a shit when rockets are falling on Israel, or when Israelis are being killed by homicide bombers.

Israel has not exactly been graced with great leadership over the last 10 years either. Everyone suffers from traumatic stress. Everyone is sick of the bullshit. I don't think anyone knows what to do anymore. And it's not helping that Olmert did nothing substantive about the Hamas rockets until 10 weeks before the elections. Israelis also suffer from being ruled by corrupt idiots. That's one thing Israelis and Palestinians have in common.

But is the Israeli public consumed by blood lust as that article wants us to infer? I don't think so.

Mirlo said...

Maybe I am not able to express what I want to say: I don't blame the Israeli people for feeling as they do, on the contrary. But it saddens me that they are thus deprived of a fullfilled life, not only physically, but also emotionally. Their hardened hearts and dulled eyes sadden me for them, for their personal lifes. It is, so to speak, a terrible side effect of what has been going on. I am talking of yet a different psychological aspect for people in Israel, I didn't speak about Palestinians. Why do people take offense here? I feel completely misunderstood.

Shtuey said...

I don't think anyone is offended Mirlo. I was just trying to examine the issue you raised. It is very sad that this is where we are.