Sunday, May 29, 2011
Benjamin Netanyahu and the Stooge Harper
Well at least now we know who is the architect of Canada's Middle East policy, the Israeli right-wing blowhard Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu.
At the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper thwarted an announcement Friday by the G-8 countries that would have supported U.S. President Barack Obama's statement that talks between the Palestinians and Israel should be based on the 1967 borders with exchanges of territory.
Great eh? Obama launches a new initiative to try to get the peace talks going again. Then Netanyahu comes to the U.S., publicly humiliates Obama, gets 39 standing ovations from the tea bagger Congress, and then calls his little stooge Harper to put the final spoke in the wheel.
The senior government official said Netanyahu told Harper that mentioning the issue of the 1967 borders in the statement, without mentioning the other issues, such as Israel as a Jewish state or opposition to the return of Palestinian refugees to Israel, will be detrimental to Israeli interests and a reward to the Palestinians.
And why is Harper doing this? Not because he gives a damn about the Israeli people. But because his rabid Christianist base believes you can't touch the borders of the Jewish state before the Battle of Gog and Magog...
Or their Messiah won't return to scoop them up.
Even though the hairy desert dweller who wrote that deranged gibberish would be confined to a mental hospital today. And restricted to posting comments to Free Dominion.
Even though as Jeffrey Goldberg points out, the more time passes without an agreement, the more the Jewish state is truly endangered, and could one day be forced to make a truly existential choice.
Either the Jews of Israel would grant the Palestinians the vote, at which point their country would lose its Jewish majority and its identity as a refuge for the Jewish people, or it would deny them the vote, and become an apartheid state. The latter option is untenable, of course: Many Jewish Israelis would be repulsed by this thought; other nations that already consider Israel a pariah would now have just cause; and Israel would lose its last remaining friend, the U.S., because no American -- including and especially young American Jews -- would identify with a country reminiscent of pre-Mandela South Africa.
Oh boy. To think we were once considered an honest broker in the Middle East. Now we're the pariah nation of the developed world.
If you thought the Cons could only destroy Canada you were wrong. Now they're after the planet. Because now they can do anything they want.
And it's all our fault. We released those monsters on an unsuspecting world.
Yup. Ladies and gentlemen, my fellow hosers, and other idiots.
Please join Stephen Harper, the Con Stooge Orchestra, and the Tea Bagger Banjo Band.
And dance to the beat of our new Israeli overlord....
Once we were a proud people who marched to the sound of their own drum.
Now we dance to the crazed drum beat of warmongers and religious fanatics.
I don't know how those ghastly Cons could embarrass us any further in the eyes of the world.
But knowing them as I do.
I'm sure they'll find a way...
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