Saturday, January 5, 2013

Israel’s Spiritual and Strategic Dilemma: Part II Prof. Paul Eidelberg

Israel’s Spiritual and Strategic Dilemma: Part II Prof. Paul Eidelberg A . Allow me to reiterate the basic points of Part I.1.  An inexpugnable asymmetry exists between Jews and Muslims. Whereas Jews prefer to be loved than feared, Muslims prefer to be feared than loved.2.  Israel’s government fears nothing more than a bad press or anti-Semitism. This fear has grown to neurotic proportions among Israel’s ruling elites as a result of the immediate global news coverage of the electronic media.3.  Muslims use women and children as human shields and use well-concocted TV-clips to portray Israelis as the culprits on Western television. It makes no difference whether Israel’s military forces kill two or twenty Muslims in self-defense. Israel is demonized as guilty of “genocide.”4.  Every year or two Israel will be compelled to retaliate against accumulating terrorist attacks. Every year or two Israel will engage in another futile cease fire, which will enable the terrorists to redeploy and deadlier weapons to attack Israel a year or so later.5.   Although these terrorists are animated by a theology committed to Israel’s annihilation, no Israeli official dares speak of this.6.   Theology aside, Israel, like the democratic world, fails to understand that Arab terrorism or killing Jews pays! Every year the Palestinian Authority receives hundreds of millions of dollars from the United States and Europe. Killing Jews is good business! It stuffs the coffers of Arab leaders. But it is precisely because terrorism pays that there is not a snowball’s chance in hell of overcoming this in-your-face religious conflict!7.     No one can beat the Arabs in business. They thrive on suckers. The suckers are born every day. They graduate from Harvard, Oxford, and the Sorbonne, to say nothing of Israeli universities that stuff the minds of generals with nonsense about “conflict resolution” rather than what Israel must do to win a war against today’s greatest enemy of “civilization,” a term hardly understood by an Israeli prime minister who thinks he can resolve Israel’s conflict with barbarians by economic means and “reciprocity.” B. The Way Out: The Military (but still insufficient ) Approach1.  Since Israel is demonized as guilty of “genocide” whether her soldiers kill two or twenty Muslims in self-defense, and since Israel’s enemy is animated by a theology that exalts the Muslim who “slays and is slain” for Allah (Sura 9:111), Israel’s defense forces should NOT be squeamish about killing Jew-killers.2.  Israel’s government should therefore be guided by principles of warfare enunciated not only by her greatest monarch, King David, but also by Karl von Clausewitz, reputedly the greatest master of military science. Accordingly:a.  Clausewitz: The first object of war is to disarm the enemy. Clausewitz warns: “Philanthropists may readily imagine there is a skillful method of disarming an enemy without causing great bloodshed, and that this is the proper tendency of the Art of War.  However plausible this may appear, still it is an error which must be extirpated; for in such dangerous things as war, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst.” It follows that “proportionality” as a principle of war is absurd. To defeat the enemy his power of resistence must be utterly crushed. > >b. The Prime Minsiter of Israel should therefore hearken to these words of King David: “I pursued my enemies and overtook them, and returned not until they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they are not able to rise; …. I pulverized them like dust in the face of the storm …” (Psalm 18:38-43), 3.  Now consider this data (from Wikipedia) on the Allied bombing of Dresden:During the evening of February 13, 1945, more than 800 British aircraft dropped 1,478 tons of high explosive and 1,182 tons of incendiary bombs by the early hours of February 14.  A few hours later, 529 Lancasters dropped more than 1,800 tons of bombs. Later on February 14, American B-17s dropped 771 tons of bombs on Dresden. The Americans continued the bombing on February 15 dropping 466 tons of bombs.>>The standard firebombing method consisted of dropping large amounts of high-explosive to blow off the roofs to expose the timbers within buildings, followed by incendiary devices to ignite them and then more high-explosives to hamper the efforts of the fire services. The bombings created a self-sustaining firestorm with temperatures peaking at over 1500°C (2700°F). After a wide area caught fire, the air above the bombed area became extremely hot. Cold air then rushed in at ground level from outside, and people were sucked into the fire.>A Dresden police report written shortly after the attacks stated that the old town and the inner eastern suburbs had been engulfed in a single fire which had destroyed almost 12,000 dwellings including residential barracks, 24 banks; 647 shops; 64 warehouses; 31 large hotels; 63 administrative buildings; 11 churches; 19 hospitals; 39 schools; and 5 consulates. The report also mentioned that the Wehrmacht's main command post and19 military hospitals were destroyed.[21]  The precise number of dead is difficult to ascertain and is not known. 4. We are not advocating a holocaust. But Muslims and their religion, as well as the religion and intelligence of Jews, have been insulted and trivialized the policies of Israeli prime ministers who have sacrificed their intellects, along with the lives of Jews, in pursuance of the mindless and feckless policy of “territory for peace.”5. Israel requires nothing less than an entirely new leadership, indeed, a new mentality, hence new educational institutions, whose curricular reveals the confluence of science and Torah to toughen the hearts and illuminate the minds of the next generation.(To be continued)

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