The Lamest Excuse

The Lamest Excuse
By David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 29, 2006

That American progressives should have aligned themselves with the terrorists in
Gaza comes as no surprise and is hardly interesting. American progressives have aligned themselves with totalitarian movements since 1917 and, indeed, since 1789. It is what they do and who they are. What is interesting are the pathetic excuses they make for 21st Century Nazis. In the December 28th Nation Chris Hedges has a defense of Jimmy Carter’s latest effort to the throw the Jews to the lions. 

In the course of feeding the anti-Jewish frenzy of the Islamic crusade, Hedges explains the fratricidal mayhem between genocidal factions among the Palestinians in
Gaza. For those not paying attention, a highlight of this was assassination of three Palestinian children aged 3 to 9 on their way to school to punish their father for belonging to the wrong terrorist group. Approximately 500 Palestinians have been killed by other Palestinians in the same fracas. 

Hedges’ explanation is drawn from the fertile brain of an Israeli leftist: “[The Palestinians in
Gaza] are behaving as expected at the end of the extended experiment called ‘what happens when you imprison 1.3 million human beings in an enclosed space like battery hens.’” This is pretty neat. For forty years – since Israel liberated Gaza from Egyptian rule – Arabs have complained about the “occupation” of their “homeland,” one of innumerable Arab lies since the reason for the presence of Israeli troops was 1) Gaza was a hostile corridor across which Israel was invaded three times; 2) the Arabs have been in state of declared war against Israel since 1948; and 3) there were 7,000 Jews living in Gaza who, unlike the Arabs living in Israel, would be slaughtered if there were not Israeli troops to protect them. Hedges and his friends relentlessly overlook the genocidal ambitions of the Palestinians in discussing these issues. In 2005, the Israelis left Gaza and evacuated the Jews – by the way its most productive and law-abiding citizens of
Gaza. So now that it is liberated,
Gaza is – a prison! And of course the entire Middle East will be a prison until Jew-haters like Hamas and The Nation progressives have their way and
Israel is wiped off the map.

But this is only the beginning of the explanation. It seems that for progressives like Hedges, Palestinians have the brains of chickens. When cooped up, they kill each other. Actually, not even chickens are this brainless. They have to be more than cooped up, they have to be packed like sardines.


Gaza is a lot bigger than the Warsaw Ghetto, where 500, 000 Jews – unlike the Gazans – were actually imprisoned. Yet no Jews, in those circumstances, went around assassinating three- to nine-year-olds. Anne Frank and her family were actually penned up like battery hens. It didn’t make them killers. 

There are more than a million Arabs living in Israel – roughly the number of Arabs living in
Gaza. By The Nation’s standards, you could say they were penned up like battery hens. Yet they don’t go around killing each other. The reason is that in
Israel – unlike any other Arab state – they are free. They are even in the Israeli government. And unlike the Arabs in
Gaza they are not followers of a government sponsored death cult which teaches them to kill for Allah and especially to kill Jews. This death cult is the problem in the
Middle East, the source of the conflict and the reason why Palestinian factions are killing each other. 

The death cult calls on its followers – the very religious fanatics that progressives have embraces – to kill and be killed for God. Of course, the genocidal mission begins with the Crusader-Zionist alliance, Americans and Jews. Here is a frenzied utterance of the late and unlamented head of Hamas, Abdel Azziz al-Rantissi (mercifully executed by the Israelis): “We realize that Bush is the enemy of God, the enemy of Islam and Muslims.
America declared war on God. Sharon declared war on God and God declared war on America, Bush and
Sharon.”

But that is only the beginning. If you are in the army of God then even the enemies in your own camp are not. During the current mayhem in Gaza, followers of Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah fired on a Hamas rally in the
West Bank. This was the response, as reported by ABC on December 16: “What a war Mahmoud Abbas you are launching, first against God, and then against Hamas,” senior Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayya told a Gaza City rally of 100,000 Hamas supporters, who fired their guns in the air and chanted ‘God is Greatest.’”

 In other words the sickness that has consumed the Palestinians of Gaza and the
West Bank is self-generated, an emanation of the death cult they have been nurturing for decades. But if you’re a progressive, blame it on the Jews. After all this is what your genocidal friends would say themselves.

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