Remember the opening scene in the movie “Gladiator?” My favorite line was, “at my signal, unleash hell.” That’s how it used to be when your enemies showed their belligerence. They got crushed. In the movie, the command came from Roman General Maximus after the envoy he sent to negotiate came back mounted upon a horse missing his head. Maximus quickly realized their answer when he said, “they say no.”
Fast forward to the current conflagration between the State of Israel and the Islamic terror group, Hamas. Ah, how life imitates art.
As reported by AFP via Yahoo, in “Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal demanded Israel lift its blockade of Gaza and warned that Palestinians cannot coexist with their neighbors while their land is occupied, in an interview broadcast Sunday. On Saturday, Meshaal was interviewed by U.S. broadcaster PBS in the Qatari capital Doha while in Gaza his Islamist militia was under assault from Israeli forces in renewed fighting that has left hundreds dead.”
First of all, why are we interviewing the leader of an Islamic terrorist organization? And why do we think the Qataris are our friends if they are sheltering the leader of a terrorist organization? And you just have to ask, why is the U.S. seeking to broker a cease-fire with a terrorist organization committed to the destruction of the country who is supposed to be our best ally? Lots of questions here.
However, it does seem that interviewer Charlie Rose asked the question of Mssr. Meshaal — who is living quite the luxurious life in Doha as opposed to the folks in Gaza — true leadership there.“Asked by veteran interviewer Charlie Rose whether he could foresee living beside Israelis in peace, Meshaal said only a future Palestinian state could decide whether to recognize the Jewish state. “We are not fanatics, we are not fundamentalists. We are not actually fighting the Jews because they are Jews per se. We do not fight any other races. We fight the occupiers,” he said. “I’m ready to coexist with the Jews, with the Christians and the Arabs and non-Arabs,” he said. “However, I do not coexist with the occupiers.” In other words, “they say no.”
But let’s deconstruct what Khaled Meshaal said here. Only a future Palestinian state could decide whether to recognize the Jewish state. Does this idiot not understand that there is a Jewish State, there has never been a Palestinian state — it is a region. Long before there was a single Muslim, there was a Jewish State, and its capital was Jerusalem — only by claim of armed aggression do Muslims have any say — heck, in that case, Italy has more claim than the Palestinians since Roman Emperor Hadrian renamed Jerusalem Aeolia Capitolina.
So no sir, the Jewish state is here with or without your recognition. He says “we are not fanatics, we are not fundamentalists?” What do you call people who advocate for children to kill Jews? What do you call people who advocate strapping bombs on your own people in order to kill innocents? And what does Mr. Meshaal call his organization whose charter clearly calls for the death and eradication of all Jewish people? Of course Hamas is fighting the Jews — you say so yourself. This is taquiyya at its best.
He is not willing to coexist with “occupiers?” Did he somehow miss the fact that the Jews evacuated Gaza years ago, and Hamas has showed its thanks with rockets and missiles — as well as countless infiltration tunnels. Hamas, along with ISIS are really showing us all how much they want to coexist with Christians. And Meshaal is advancing this false premise and propaganda that Israelis are “occupiers.” Decades ago, the international community made the decision that the two-state solution was Israel and Jordan, but the Arabs who redefined themselves as “Palestinians” led by the original terrorist, Yasser Arafat, “said no.”
Why are we providing Hamas a platform at all? We know who they are and for which they stand. They say no! So the only response should be “at my signal, unleash hell” — which is exactly what Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Israel are doing. And Hamas deserves every bit of it!