in: Arutz Sheva
The Light to All Nations
Stanley Zir and Phil Orenstein
13 June 2003
The “Bush Doctrine” must never alter its original content if we are to fulfill the destiny of liberty. If it does, then we as American citizens must challenge and reassesses such a doctrine, lest we fall short of, and dishonor, the mandate of liberty itself, by becoming a partner of tyranny; lest we become a partner in
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon must now declare, in words no less in content and no more in length than those of Nathan Hale, “I will no longer support a Road Map that only postpones Israel´s doom.” And President George Bush must follow suit: “I will no longer support a Road Map that puts the existence of Israel and the credibility of freedom in harm’s way.”
Israel is anointed as the light to all nations, because she holds up the mirror of liberty in the heartland of tyranny´s domain. She exposes to the world the true picture of the assembly lines of terror that are turning out a workforce of fanatical suicide bombers, with support throughout the Mideast. That is why Israel makes the international community so uncomfortable, because she forces them to face the inevitable: that war on terror is not a "Nation-less War", merely carried out by notorious terrorist networks and fringe religious clerics. Rather, it enjoys the support of the governments of Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, etc., embraced by the majority of their populations. Israel alerts us that these are the nations we will have to face in this last great war of deception and, unlike Iraq and Iran where 80 % of the people now cry out for democracy, in these nations they don’t. And that is why they pose the greatest threat.
The idea that any moderates exist in nations where free speech and freedom of press is outlawed by the consent of the people is not only ludicrous, but also deceptive and dangerous. Such notions must finally be dropped by the media at large. The reality of the “Arab street” is the same mentality we found during WWII among the Japanese and German people and their governments. But in the modern instance, Al-Jazeera makes Tokyo Rose look like Mother Teresa. This is the seriousness of the problem we are facing. The major occupation in the Mideast is the career-building and support of suicide bombers. This is the end result of the poverty and despair on the road of tyranny, traveled for centuries by the nations of the Mideast.
There, popular opinions and governmental policies are confirmed in state-run newspapers, which have justified terrorist bombings and are constantly denouncing the actions of the United States, all at the same time as their foreign ministers praise America in English. The next time you think of moderate Arab nations, think of the rampant violations of human rights, especially in the case of women´s rights. Think of America’s so-called ally, Jordan, where it is against the law to voice any dissenting options about the policies of the Kingdom. Let´s look at Egypt, another ally considered to be a moderate nation by most Americans, and compare their policy regarding the peace process and their commitment to it with their recent deeds concerning Israel and her future.
“Anti-Semitic Series to Air” - New York Post, December 2002
“Washington - Egypt has rejected a U.S. request that it cancel plans to broadcast a 30 part television series based on the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’, an infamous Anti-Semitic tract, during the first half of Ramadan, Islam´s holiest month, a state department official said yesterday. The ‘Protocols’ were used notably in Nazi Germany as a pretext for the Holocaust.”
The request by the United States to cancel this program was also rejected by the other nations of the Arab League.
Sounds like a familiar voice from the past. So much for Egypt´s proposal for peace based on Hitler´s agenda. President Bush´s three-monkey-policy of “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” in dealing with the Palestinian population must go. We must stop kidding ourselves into thinking there are moderate nations in the Arab League. The proof is in the pudding.
The recent terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia, whose government is now claiming that such attacks have led them to change their policy on terror, is misleading. In reality, these attacks are just from a more fanatical branch of the same tree, feeding from the roots of the ruling regime’s tyranny. It is the internal conflict for control of that country that is the cause of the attacks, and they have nothing to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They equally harbor and support the same populations that foment terror against the West. Now, Saudi Arabia will play on the sympathies of the Untied States by taking action against these groups, and even attempt to stage a show of public support. But buying this deception is a no-win situation for America, for, at the end of the day, you are left with the same evil - whether the present tyranny remains or falls.
Stanley Zir, an author, is the Founder of VictoriousAmerica.com.
Phil Orenstein is an Adjunct Instructor at Queensborough Community College .