"For history teaches with unmistakable emphasis that appeasement but begets new and bloodier war. It points to no single instance where the end has justified the means--where appeasement has led to more than a sham peace."
"Like blackmail, it lays the basis for new and successively greater demands, until, as in blackmail, violence becomes the only other alternative."
--Gen. Douglas MacArthur
"Like blackmail, it lays the basis for new and successively greater demands, until, as in blackmail, violence becomes the only other alternative".
And that is exactly the prefered immoral policy that Bush, now Obama, and the rest of the world, wish to impose upon tiny little Israel.
[Unfortunately], the Bush/Obama clueless Defense Secretary Robert Gates is back in Israel once again.
Doing his best to help advance the Obama Doctrine:
- Embolden America's enemies
- Undermine our allies
- Weaken and diminish America
In that regard he will do his best to pull the rug out from under our only real true friend and ally in the Middle East, Israel.
Here is a sample:
["A senior US defense official, briefing reporters ahead of the trip and the bombing, said Washington believed Israel needed to get ahead of a wave of unrest sweeping the region by advancing peace efforts."]
Israel has no genuine partner for "peace". And what kind of "peace effort" is this dhimmi diplomat talking about?
- advancing more peace appeasement surrender efforts?
["Although uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and Libya were focusing for now on domestic political and economic grievances, that could change, the official suggested."]
["(Gates) will make the general argument that ... the Israelis have a very deep strategic interest in getting out in front of the wave of populism that's sweeping the region," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity."]
The last Israeli election results should have been enough to tell Gates and his cohorts in Washington that the people of Israel have awakened to to the fact that the politics of appeasement, surrender, do not bring peace. The concessions have only brought more jihad-terror to Israel.
Every land-surrender give away has only further emboldened not only the jihadist enemies of Israel, but the enemies of the U.S. as well.
["Showing real progress on the peace track with the Palestinians would put them in a much better position for where the region's likely to be in six months or a year from now."]
Unbelievable! Gates puts the onus for peace-efforts on Israel who has already done everything they could for peace.
The past week there have been horrible terror attacks in both Jerusalem and Itamar. Not to mention the barrage of rockets from Gaza.
Doesn't anyone in the Administration read the news?
Doesn't Gates, Clinton, and Obama know there is an intense effort being made by Abu Mazen's PA to form a unity government with Hamas?
Now why would a peace-seeking 'moderate' Fatah want to unify with Hamas?
Gates: Clueless on Iran
During his meeting with PM Netanyahu, Gates urged Israel "be cautious before going after terrorists".
In other words Gates does not want Israel to "aggressively go after terrorists."
Clueless, absolutely clueless.
In addition, even after the PLO Arab Muslims have proven time and again they are not interested in peace, Gates still cluelessly urges Israel to "push ahead" with the two-state non-solution Roadmap/Phased Plan.