Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Israelis and the Palestinians May Deserve Each Other

But that's not the point.

The point is that it didn't have to happen this way.

In my mind, the Israelis have never been good neighbors; they have always been land grabbers. And the Palestinians have rarely had realistic political leadership; their demand for the so-called 'historical right of return' would be hysterical if it had not led to as much tragedy as it has.

But the real point, is what has America done about the fact that Palestinians and Israelis need their heads butted together?


In the last eight years, the answer has been "not much", as former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski clarifies on Morning Joe.
This clip of Zbig punking Scarborough is rendered all the more meaningful in that it occurs in the presence of Brzezinski's daughter, Mika Brzezinski who had to have been rolling her eyes as the commercial cut in!

6 Moderated Comments:

Blogger The Commentator said...

True, but how much responsibly does America have to carry? At the end of the day, Israel and Palestine (and it's alleged Arab allies) have to hammer it out. Not literally of course.

12/31/2008 01:40:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Lefty, the USA has a ton of responsibility because Israel is a beneficiary of $ billion$ of American foreign aid.

12/31/2008 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger The Commentator said...

Yes, but there's only so much you guys can do. From where I sit, the Americans have tried repeatedly. Clinton came the closest and the PLO rejected what was in hindsight a sweet deal.

12/31/2008 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger The Commentator said...

All the best by the way.

12/31/2008 02:37:00 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

Yeah Commentator, it's true. The USA has given billions of dollars to Israel. However, in the 60s, the Palestinians were doing the same to Israel.

This is such a difficult, sad situation, and Vig makes perfect sense when he writes But the real point, is what has America done about the fact that Palestinians and Israelis need their heads butted together?

Both sides are wrong and both sides are right. There's enough at this site to make me dizzy trying to sort everything out.

BTW, Happy New Year, Vig. You were one of the first people whose blog I visited. I struck gold on the first try. All my best to you and Trophy Wife. Right now, I'm counting the days until inauguration.

12/31/2008 05:25:00 PM  
Blogger The Commentator said...

Thanks for engaging, Stella.

It is indeed sordid. I discussed this on my own blog.

12/31/2008 09:29:00 PM  

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