Donald Trump, for all his flaws, has succeeded in doing what no Republican president to date has done: illustrating the emperors of Foggy Bottom have no clothes.
Take the latest Obama-Kerry fit of pique/backstabbing of Israel. State Department doctrine is the only possible solution to the Israeli Palestinian conflict is two states, one for Jews and one for Muslims. This is a great idea, in theory! We really ought to try it!
We did, in 1947, when the United Nations authorized* in Resolution 181 the creation of Israel and a separate Palestinian state. Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948 and for its trouble was promptly attacked by Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and forces of Saudi Arabia. Israel beat back the Arab nations’ cowardly attack in 1948, defending its territory, its state, and its freedom.
For no reason other than existing, Israel has since been required by Arab (Muslim) nations’ aggression to fight additional wars in 1967 (the Six Day War, so called because Israel handed its Arab neighbors their collective asses in six days) and 1973 (the Yom Kippur War, so called because Arab nations sneak attacked Israel on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar (which the State Department link does not note, further cementing ‘Puter’s opinion of Foggy Bottom as a den of anti-Semites)), not to mention the ongoing low-grade Muslim terrorism and intifadas.
To date, only Egypt and Jordan among the regional combatants recognizes Israel’s right to exist and is at peace (tenuous though it may be at times) with Israel. The remaining regional Muslim nations (and pretty much every other Muslim nation on earth) remain in a state of low grade war, or aggression if you prefer, with Israel.
The Gaza Strip Palestinians have elected Hamas, a recognized terrorist entity whose charter calls for the extermination of Israel. The West Bank Palestinians have chosen Fatah, the political arm of the PLO (another terrorist organization dedicated to Israel’s destruction) as their representation.
Trump’s recent affirmation of America’s strong ties to Israel – cultural, political, and military – is welcome news after eight years of increasing American enmity towards a great ally.** And Trump’s seeming questioning of the two state solution is welcome as well.
Based on history, and free from liberal wishcasting and masturbatory fantasies, Muslim nations and Palestinians have amply shown their hostility to a two state solution. The only solution Muslims will accept is a one state solution. One state without any Jews, that is.
So why does the United States continue to hold onto a fantasy solution, one that has not worked, one that Muslims show no interest in, and one that has led to war after war?
‘Puter chalks such hardhead stupidity up to a toxic combination of personal vanity (see, e.g., Obama’s “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow” moment) and hardwired leftist antisemitism, all to rampant in State Department corridors.
So why shouldn’t Trump, a man who’s ascension to the presidency tore down bedrock political assumptions, challenge a policy that’s failed repeatedly over decades due solely to Muslim nations’ aggression and bigotry? After all, as liberals are fond of saying, Obama’s not entitled to his own facts.
It’s well past time for America to abandon a failed policy. Perhaps a new American push for a one state solution, meaning on Israeli state, will force Muslim nations and the Palestinians to abandon their self-destructive lunacy in favor of peace. Perhaps so doing will goad the Muslims to war.
Either way, we will have a resolution, and that’s effective diplomacy, reaching permanent resolutions, whether through jaw-jaw or war-war.
* Why an effete collection of international thugs and criminals should have power to do anything except rot in jail or return to their filthy, backwards, corrupt, hellhole “nations” is beyond ‘Puter.
** ‘Puter would hazard the Obama-Clinton-Kerry bullying of Israel is nothing more than a continuation of old, well-documented Ivy League and State Department prejudice against Jews, but he has no evidence supporting this statement.