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Posted on 10/22/2005 5:37:56 AM PDT by StoneGiant
What a Palestinian State Would Look Like
Written by Cinnamon Stillwell
Friday, October 21, 2005
Since Israels disengagement from the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians have basically been left to their own devices. The world has gotten an eyeful of just what a much-anticipated Palestinian state might look like and its not a pretty picture.
The dust hadnt even settled after the last of the Jews had been removed from Gaza when Palestinians resorted to form. Looting and demolishing buildings they might otherwise have been able to reside in, the Palestinians displayed the sort of destructive and dysfunctional behavior theyve become known for. They soon graduated to burning down synagogues, a time honored tradition from the days of Nazi Germany. In a final orgy of idiocy, they tore apart the expensive greenhouses that altruistic Jews, among others, had foolishly purchased for them in the hopes that they would actually produce something. Who needs food when you can destroy a greenhouse instead?
When reported at all, such actions were described by the mainstream media merely as harmless celebrations or chalked up to the frustrations of a long oppressed people. Behavior that would be deemed unacceptable were it exhibited by any other group suddenly became fodder for touchy-feely news segments. None of these reporters came to the obvious conclusion that had any unarmed Jews remained in the evacuated settlements they would certainly have been slaughtered by these peace-loving Palestinian mobs.
Facing a decrease in Jewish targets, the Palestinians have begun to eat their own. Vigilante killings have gone up exponentially this year, while kidnapping, theft, and lawlessness in general is also on the rise. Hamas managed to blow up 16 Palestinians during a routine work accident at one of their famous kid-friendly rallies. Yet another rally to celebrate the pullout was disrupted by shots fired into the air and crowds stoning the stage. Honor killings, already a regular feature of Palestinian society, continue unabated. Then there was the small matter of an American and a British reporter being kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
In a glimmer of what Palestinian democracy is likely to portend, the terrorist group Hamas appears to be heading for a takeover of government institutions. Should they succeed, senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar has promised to install Sharia or Islamic law under which both dancing and gays wont be allowed. Im sure members of QUIT (Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism) will be speaking out against this injustice any day now.
Anyone wondering what a Palestinian state might look like has only to observe the behavior cited above to get an answer. Palestinian culture, such as it is, has been mired in hatred for so long that it has little else to put forward. The death cult that has subsumed Palestinian society is in fact what it offers the world. While people all across the globe, including Jews, have survived upheaval and gone on to forge new lives and societies, the Palestinians seem to be incapable of creating anything. Without Israel providing them with water, food, and jobs (before the Intifada) and the international community pumping them with money, they would simply die off in the desert or be subsumed by their more powerful Arab neighbors. In fact, the latter outcome appears more likely by the day.
But it doesnt have to be this way. Long ago, I commented on the Palestinians potential for achievement should they ever choose to redirect their considerable energies in more productive pursuits. Indeed, the skill at which elaborate effigies of Israeli and American symbols are constructed and later burned, displays a certain penchant for detail. If only effigy factories were a thriving industry, the Palestinians would be all set.
Another Palestinian talent is public relations, an essential component of which consists in constant whining. In fact, they have a whole film industry devoted to producing such propaganda and manipulating the gullible Western media. Its called Pallywood. A fascinating short documentary (available online) by that name exposes the sets, actors, props, and dupes for the world to see. Not that this will stop anyone from continuing to take part in the charade. Like I said, when youre good, youre good.
From its mythical beginnings to its continuing ability to attract followers, the Palestinian cause has taken on a life of its own. Its the third world resistance movement de jour and entire classes of Westerners would have no purpose in life if not for its existence. The Palestinians can literally do or espouse anything and the world will willingly turn a blind eye. Whats more, theyre falling all over themselves to offer these paragons of virtue their own state.
For my own part, Im ready to give the Palestinians their own homeland right now on Mars. Come to think of it, I wouldnt wish that on Mars. Okay, Egypt, theyre all yours.
About the Writer: Cinnamon Stillwell is a longtime contributor to ChronWatch. A columnist for SFGate.com and Frontpagemag.com, she lives in the Bay Area. Cinnamon maintains a website at http://www.cinnamonstillwell.com. . Cinnamon receives e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The muderous, bloodthirsty, hate filled Palestinians (and their apologists) are what happens when "dialog" is tried with a true enemy.
Israel should have driven them into the sea decades ago.
Palestine is the wrong name for their State. It should be called Anarchy.
Go out to your backyard and look at the hardening pile your dog made last week. Thats about what it would look like.
Those people could screw up a crowbar so I can imagine what they would do with their own country.
WHAT A PALESTINIAN STATE WOULD LOOK LIKE: Dump a pigpen into a snakepit and you'll get a pretty good idea.
But the Israelis, being the kind and generous people they are (and also at the behest of a succession of various US Administrations, and especially the regime of the "Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001") have again and again turned the other cheek (who has that many cheeks? I count only four), only to have trust abused once again.
Forgiveness has its limits, if the miscreant has no intention of reforming. So a circular firing squad confined within fences (and I am sure Egypt will be building a fence of their own between the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula) may be the best solution yet. Keeps them occupied with funerals between shootouts. And reduces the population pressures. In a crude form of the application of Darwinian principles, the survivors will be both sharp of eye and quick to duck. They are the ones who can see a bullet travelling toward them, and manage to dodge it.
> It should be called Anarchy.
They will surely self-destruct unless the UN intervenes. Oh joy.
So, the much yearned for Palestinian state might never come to pass because they themselves arn't capable of building one! How ironic.
I dont have to even read the above to know what it would look likke.
It would look like NOLA before and after the flood.
A filthy welfare state.
I agree. Israel needs to ignore Bush/Rice and just finish the palis off.
I agree. These people are ghetto. I don't care what happens to them.
Now that they have their own country, they're going to need a motto for their license plates:
"Land of 10,000 Garbage Heaps"
"Live Islamic or Die"
"Heart of Nowhere"
"The Loser State"
Society? Yeah a society of murderers and thugs.
They had their chance in 1948... The Israelis offered to take them in. They were Arabs working in Israel, but they took the advice of the surrounding states and chose to become prisoners of their own kind, to remain vagabonds and wanderers at the whim of so many upstart dictators, that it is no wonder at all what they have morphed into over the years. Their anger and frustration, should suddenly turn on other Arab states one at a time until, they are crushed, or the offending states pay the price for their folly.
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