Arabs are to blame
In A TASTE FOR TERROR Ralph Peters has some trenchant things to say about Arabs.
No Arab potentate wants the Palestinians to build a successful, rule-of-law state that co-exists with Israel. Nor does a single Arab ruler like democracy in Lebanon.
As for the mess in Lebanon, Syria’s inability to refrain from deadly mischief is a blessing in at least one respect: It makes it harder for the advocates of phony Realpolitik (such as former Secretary of State Jim “Have you hugged your dictator today?” Baker) to push us back into yesteryear’s cozy relationships with genocidal Arab despots.
[..] Of course, the Lebanese have been the long-standing victims of meddling Arab powers and the refusal of larger and far richer Arab states to give Palestinians hope for better lives.
[..] The truth is that other Arabs want the Palestinians to continue to suffer. It’s useful as an excuse for all their failings.
[..] After passing up so many chances for peace and statehood, they can no longer be classed as victims of Zionism. Yet the Palestinians are victims – of the other Arabs who exploit them and neglect them. And of the madmen spawned from their own kind.