It amazes me, as a “goy” (a gentile), that some of the most vociferous detractors of Israel are Jews themselves. Most of these detractors, although claiming all out support for Israel, seem to be part of the far-left, liberal, secular progressive branch of Judaism, and most seem to be Democrats. They are hell-bent on apologizing for the Muslim terrorists and their actions against Israel and the western democracies, most notably the United States.
They constantly bring up the canard of “moral equivalency” to the response that Israel takes the wrong approach in defending itself from people who are trying to kill them. Just recently, Obama's Ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, (a Jew) saw fit to proclaim that anti-Semitism in the Arab world is different from the old European hatreds - because it can be justified by Israel's actions. These same “apologists” are also in the forefront of giving aid and comfort to our enemies or detractors around the world. These “self-hating” Americans are dedicated to blaming America first for anything negative that happens in the world. President Obama went on a world tour apologizing for our actions over the past years. That was unprecedented in the annals of the presidency for a president to “bad mouth” his own country on foreign shores. The blame America first crowd champion the oppressive regimes in Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Nicaragua, and blame the U.S. for all the ills in those countries.
These same apologists, who all seem to be afflicted with that liberal malady called CRI (Cranial Rectal Inversion), are constantly claiming we are the one's responsible for the terrible violations of their “rights”. They are against all means that we initiated since 9/11 to protect us from future 9/11's or worse. Profiling, wire tapping of suspected terrorists, forceful interrogation of captured terrorists (which they call torture), all seem to be “excessive” and depriving the terrorists of “their rights”. When you ask them how they have been personally affected, they have no answer, but give vague generalities about non-existent violations.
These same “Woodstock Wusses” are the same people who say that Israel and the West should negotiate with these terrorists who want to kill and behead them. Obama even said that Israel should sit down with the Palestinians and negotiate a peace settlement using the 1967 borders as a starting point. Does he really think Israel is that stupid to agree with that self-defeating proposal? They erroneously think that you can sit down and reason with these butchers and appeal to their good hearts and good intentions. They don't seem to realize that we have been trying that for over 30 years with no positive results. All they got for those efforts were more killings, more rockets, more kidnappings, more suicide bombers and endless vitriol eagerly propagated by a pliant main stream media around the world and in our own country.
Because I strongly support the State of Israel, doesn't mean I'm prohibited from criticizing Israel and its policies, but when it comes to its national survival and standing up for their right to defend themselves, I take a back seat to no one or no group.
This hate America and hate Israel crowd not only makes apologies for the Muslim terrorists, but they also support the oppressive regimes and tin-horn dictators right here in Central and South America. These same misguided misguided people support and apologize for the likes of Castro in Cuba, Chavez in Venezuela, Correa of Ecuador, Morales of Bolivia, and Ortega of Nicaragua, all the time mostly blaming the U.S. For all the wrong in those countries. Now you can see why I don't understand why “educated” (with no common sense) people will act and do such misguided things and think they are compassionate.
Maybe someday they will understand.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann