Here’s a fine piece of analysis from the Market-Ticker business blog, authored by Karl Denninger.
It’s about Israel’s theft of land in the Middle East, which is not a politically correct way to look as Jewish security issues.
This excerpt focuses on America’s policy toward Israel and Israel’s policy toward its neighbors.
Bolding in this piece is mine.
Excerpt from Market-Ticker
So here’s the deal as I see it: Trump is not going to save the world — or America. He’s not even going to save you. Hell, you just watched Obama, according to the media, Trump, the Republicans and a bunch of others “stab Israel in the back” by refusing to veto a UN resolution stating theft of land is illegal.
Look, I get it — the UN sucks (I agree with that, by the way) and to the victors go the spoils when it comes to war. Go ask those displaced in Aleppo and elsewhere through the world how private property rights have worked out for them when it comes to owning a home or business. Expropriation is part and parcel of what governments do, but why pussy-foot around with it and exactly how does doing so make you anything more than a sniveling pack of fraudsters?
If Israel is going to consider a 50 year past war justification for seizing land then seize the land, all at once, re-draw the border to encompass same and be done with it. The idea that they can keep dicking around with this and by stealing a little bit here and there, one house or “settlement” at a time it is ok but if they did it all at once it wouldn’t be is outrageous, it has been outrageous for 50 ****ing years and it doesn’t change in character based on who’s doing it or why. War sucks although it is sometimes necessary but this load of crap is nothing more than finding a way to turn a short war into one that has now spanned generations and shows no sign of ever ending — why don’t we just admit that too many people like this war for any serious effort to sue for peace to be accepted?
More to the point given who’s involved, since when is intentionally extending a war for five decades by jacking around instead of being decisive in your actions “noble”, “honorable” or appropriate, say much less justified if you’re “God’s chosen people”? I seem to remember a bunch of folks got a 40 year sentence of wandering in the desert for jacking around when it came to doing the right thing at a time in the distant past — or so says a tale some consider to be divinely written. Have you ever bothered reading your professed Holy Book, Bibi?
I’m tired of that crap being a “cornerstone” of US foreign policy and by the way, it appears from his tweets Trump has every intention of making it worse.
Or maybe – just maybe – he’ll tell Bibi to either **** or get off the pot. Take it all, invade and kill all who resist. At least that would be consistent. Pile up the bodies and pay the price, politically and otherwise.