Sunday, August 17, 2014

Scottish Police Afraid to Breakup Muslim Paedophile Rings !


Hot on the heels of revealing Muslim anger over the Commonwealth Games committee having Scottie dogs leading each competing member country in the Opening Ceremony, it seems the Scotland is on the verge of major APPEASEMENT.  Yes, it's now revealed that those damn Muslims have ''spooked'' the citizens of their host country in causing the Scottish Police to worry that a breakup of 2 Muslim Paedophile Rings will ''increase community tensions prior to the Games.''

There was so much tiptoeing around this story that you might get the impression that you're at the Bolshoi Ballet instead of reading an article about the breakup of two major paedo rings. Unfortunately or the police, the paedos in question appear to originate from a religion whose prophet had a thing for little girls. Naturally, the Scottish media couldn't bring itself to say this, the prophet part or the Muslim part. The closet it can come to saying that is to mention that there is an ethnicity involved that ''extremist'' elements will capitalize on.

It's an utterly appalling example of child abuse. Two 13-year-old Scots girls were groomed and raped by a network of ''numerous'' paedophiles across Britain. This operation resulted in 37 arrests and the identification of 108 further victims and perpetrators. Again, all of those involved are awaiting trial. The details of the crackdown were revealed by Chief Constable Malcolm Graham to the scale of the child abuse. Concern is growing that the problem has been grossly underestimated for years, with police  failing to take victims seriously with political correctness shielding the involvement of the ethnic offenders. There was an obvious fear it would lead to ''significant community tension.''

Constable Malcolm Graham
Ah, the dreaded backlash. No sooner does the Religion of Peace do something horrible, than we must all brace for the backlash. According to a police source, since the media's lips are sealed, ''there are foreign nationals involved in this where the respect for women isn't seen as being a high priority in their country of origin.''  I must say it's nice of the Scottish police to be so understanding of the cultural differences involved. Mr Graham elaborated, ''a significant proportion of the identified perpetrators were from ethnic immigrant minority communities. It is not possible to draw conclusions from this relatively small dataset and more accurate data is required.''

Naturally, we mustn't jump the gun. Perhaps Mr Graham would care to expand his dataset by abandoning his daughter in the vicinity of some local mosques and seeing how that goes. Mr Graham added, It is acknowledged extremist groups have attempted to associate Child Sex Exploitation (CSE) with wider immigration issues and this has the potential for significant unrest.''  Right, yes. The extremists are the ones who think filling Scotland with people whose religion was founded by a child molester might be a bad idea. The moderates are the ones who want to expand the dataset.

The Way I See It....Mr Graham and his police force must continue to be determined to tackle this emerging threat to Scotland , not just by talking about it getting the political authorities to say ''the hell with political correctness.''  It was bad enough to see the Scottish National Party's (SNP) flirtation with Islam starting a few years ago. By aligning itself with an Islamist agenda the
consequences are starting to show.

As their stupid immigration rules funnel more Muslims to Scotland, with their high birth rate, to slowly replace the native population the Scots remain acquiescent for some reason. Mosques are clashing with traditional pubs. Scottish medical workers have been barred from eating at their desks during Ramadan....don't want to offend these dog and pork hating scum. The Burka is being promoted and Scottish Muslims have been planning to set up an Islamic state in some remote part of Scotland...hopefully at the bottom of Loch Ness!  You would think....in this day and age that people would realize that appeasement will always lead to one's destruction.

President Obama: America's Vacationer-in-Chief lies again !


Before jetting off for two weeks in ritzy Martha's Vineyard for some swimming and golfing, President Obama laid the blame for the Iraq crisis at the doorstep of the Bush administration. At a brief press conference last Saturday on the White House lawn, Obama scoffed at the notion that he might regret for not having a residual American force in Iraq. Six years into his administration, he still blames Bush. This man will not own anything that is his responsibility.

''Under the previous administration, we had turned over the country to a sovereign democratic Iraqi government,'' Obama said. ''In order for us to leave troops in Iraq, we needed the invitation of the Iraqi government....based on its political considerations, in part because the Iraqis were tired of a U.S. occupation, but they declined to provide us with those assurances. By calling it ''wrong'' to override the wishes of the Iraqi government, while ignoring his military advisors advice, Obama failed to take responsibility for his failed leadership, infuriating a host of listeners.

Asked if air strikes against Islamic State forces were meant to restrain or destroy them, Obama flaunted his weak-kneed tendencies once again, stammering around for an answer but giving none. He talked about protecting the religious minority trapped in the mountains, finding an escape corridor for them, reconfiguring Baghdad's boundaries and finding satisfaction in the decision by Britain and France to contribute food supplies-- and yet, still failed to answer the question. When pressed on whether he and his staff had ''underestimated the power of ISIS,'' Obama again avoided admitting poor judgement and said, ''Their advance has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates and policymakers expected.''  And he then quickly turned towards his awaiting helicopter to avoid further questions and go on another holiday to put international matters on the backburner.

About those frequent holidays:  $44, 351,777 of Tax-Payer funds and counting since he took office in 2008. Remember when the Left - and much of the media - decided it was a crime for a president to play an occasional round of gold?  I recall that Bush was loudly criticized when he didn't hold a press conferences frequently enough to satiate a badgering press, though he averaged one every two
months. Over the course of his two term presidency, he held 45. Bush was also constantly criticized for playing golf . In August 2003, he gave up the game, believing it sent the wrong message to grieving parents of soldiers killed or wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course he was ridiculed for that as well.

So why are the Leftist scumbags no longer worried about golfing presidents, even when Barack Obama is about to beat even Tiger Woods total? As Obama approaches his 200th round of golf since his election as president, here's a fact to put that into perspective: Since January 2009, Tiger Woods has played 269 rounds of golf. And Tiger, beleaguered by injury, is almost certainly done for the year. So that means the president, if he keeps up with his pace of play during his present 15-day vacation (a round a day) and his normal weekly round with his buffoon of a Vice-President, Joe Biden, will pass Tiger in the coming months. Think about that for a minute. The president of the U.S., juggling the American economy, the collapse of border protection, Iraq in full meltdown, the Middle East is a powder keg, Russia moving on the Ukraine and other world's problems -- has played golf nearly as much a guy whose day job is playing golf!

Now, a recently uncovered interview, recorded before the 2008 election, shows Obama saying the most ironic thing possible about making sacrifices to become the resident of the United States:
          ''You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that every president strikes with the American people is, 'you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.' The American people should have no patience for whatever's going through your head because you've got a job to do. And so how I think about it is.....you don't make that decision unless you are prepared to make that sacrifice.''

The Way I See It......there is no denying that Obama's rudderless foreign policy has been a disaster. The international order has rapidly deteriorated since he entered the Oval Office. The current situation is so perilous that so long as Obama thinks of vacations more than his nation's standing, the phrase ''presidential leadership'' will continue to be an oxymoron.

The President suffers from two fundamental flaws. The first is that he is unwilling to make decisions. He much prefers to play the role of a disinterested observer who comments on a set of adverse events that he regards himself as powerless to shape, of which Assad's carnage in Syria is the prime example. The second is that he fundamentally misunderstands the use of force in international affairs.
He handicaps himself fatally by imposing unwise limitations on the use of American force, such as his repeated declarations that he will not send ground troops back to Iraq.....allowing ISIS to press on.

No one can claim that Iraq was at peace when George Bush left office, but the violence had been curbed. Since Obama has taken over, relative tranquillity yielded to factional squabbling, followed by vicious aggression that caught the President woefully off guard. Iraq is not alone. The number of hotspots in the world - including Gaza, Libya, Nigeria, Ukraine and the China Sea - is increasing. The President wrings his hands over how difficult it has become to find credible allies in the world to address these problems without ever asking why no one trusts him. So he resolves to hold back on the use of American force overseas. Armed with that certainty, every tin pot dictator and terrorist group thinks it has an open field in which to run. The world is now more dangerous than in the last 30 years.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Truth About Islam: The More Accommodating You Are, the Bigger the Demands !


Those of you who watched the opening ceremony in Glasgow of the Commonwealth Games two weeks ago would remember how cute it was to see around 40 Scottish Terrier dogs leading the various country teams around Celtic Park. What you didn't see or hear about was that the Muslims were ''outraged'' (what else is new?) and demanded an apology for those Scotties appearing at the Opening ceremony, Supposedly, according to Malaysian politicians and religious leaders, the presence of dogs was offensive and bordered on the disrespectful to Muslims at the Games.


The dogs, which wore cute little tartan dog coats with the name of each team on them, were widely praised on social media, with many people stating they had ''stolen the show.'' Hamish, who led this canine contingent, led out the Scotland team, receive one of the biggest cheers of the night. Dr Judy Murray, tennis coach and current captain of the British Fed Cup Team tweeted after the ceremony;  Scottie dogs in tartan coats at the CG opening ceremony. Barkingly brilliant.''


However, as I mentioned, not everybody was as impressed. Those political and religious wet-blankets in Malaysia have claimed the use of dogs connected to Muslim countries was ''disrespectful.''  You see, many Muslims refuse to have direct contact with dogs, which are  considered by some to be ''unclean'' in Islamic culture (and here I thought it was only pigs, which they enjoy calling Jews) . Some overseas Muslim groups have reportedly previously called for a jihad on dogs (oh, please!).


Possibly making matters worse was the fact that Jock, who was supposed to lead out the Malaysian team, sat down and refused to move as soon as his coat was put on, meaning he had to be carried by the woman team representative, a Muslim. She was all smiles as she led her team around the arena. It was only Mohamed Sabu, the deputy president of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party that said, ''Malaysia and all Islamic countries deserve an apology from the organisers of the Games.''


He went on to say, This is so disrespectful to Malaysia and Muslims--especially as it happened during Ramadan. Muslims are not allowed to touch dogs, so the organisers should have been more aware and sensitive on this issue. It is hoped this incident can teach other Western countries to be more respectful in the future.''  Dato Ibrahim Bin Ali, a far-Right politician, former MP and founder and president of the Malay supremacist group Perkasa (sometimes called ''poke-me-in-the -asa'') also called for an apology. (photo right)


Once again, showing the annoying habit of Muslims repeating themselves, he went on to say, ''I think it is unbecoming. The hosts have not been sensitive enough--especially in a so-called knowledgeable and civilised society like Britain.''  He kept it up with, ''It is shameful and has offended not only Malaysia as a Muslim country, but Muslims around the world.''  A Glasgow 2014 spokesman responded strongly by saying, ''Glasgow 2014 have received NO complaints from the Commonwealth Games Associations of the competing nations and territories following the Opening Ceremony.''  So there!


The Way I See It.....Muslims demand that we submit to their repugnant laws and like it.  I would say to these complainers...''Suck It Up !''  Millions of Muslims come to Western countries with a ready-made model of a democratic society and government, and yet establish a parallel society based on Islamic law-- parallel sharia police, parallel sharia government with parallel sharia law. It's obvious their resistance to assimilation shows they are following the Qur'an which tells them not to make friends and to prepare the way for our society's destruction (have more babies).


The Scots have been very accommodating to Islamic demands. Unfortunately mirroring the dhimmitude  (referring to an appeasing non-Muslim of a Muslim state) of British authorities, the Scots have even feared that the break-up of Muslim sex trafficking gangs of infidel girls would ''increase community tensions.'' (The filthy animals!) At the moment there are no signs of any apology for the Scottish Terriers. The correct response should be,  ''Oh, when it comes to Dogs....leave your wives at home!''

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

We Live in the Long Shadow of 1914 !


With solemn commemorations acknowledging the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War happening in Britain and all across Europe, it bodes well to reflect on the terrible carnage that was sustained in lives and economic hardship. The cause was, as the Archbishop of Canterbury said at the service in Westminster cathedral today, ''by humanity being led astray.'' 

It was supposed to be over in a matter of weeks.  In that summer of 1914, the European war that began in the aftermath of the shocking assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, drew great armies into the fields, launched ships of war upon the seas and engaged imperial ambitions and fears. Criss-crossing alliances sucked nations into a whirlpool of conflict. There was a sense of optimism among several of the combatants.  Kaiser Wilhelm II told the German troops, ''You'll be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees.'' in that first week of August. (photo right)

Of course, it wasn't over by the time the leaves fell, and what became known as the Great War really isn't over even now. From the downing of the civilian Malaysian airliner by Moscow supported insurgents over Ukraine to the Israeli-Palestinian combat in Gaza to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Iran, the troubles of our time directly descend from the world of 1914-18, the era that inflamed ethnic and nationalistic impulses and led to the ultimate creation of new nation states, whose borders were drawn up arbitrarily, especially in the Middle East.

To understand the madness of the moment, one needs to take to long view--one that begins in 1914 and not, as many U.S. Democrats would have it, with the election of George Bush or, as many Republicans think, with election of America's worst president (to date) Jimmy Carter. The spectrum of political conversation in our time is, to borrow a phrase from Abraham Lincoln; "was inadequate to the stormy present." 

The 19th Century has been said to have ended in 1914, with a war that became, in the words of historian David Fromkin (photo left), ''in many ways the largest conflict that the planet has ever known.'' One could argue that the 20th Century lasted only 75 years, ending under the administration of  George H.W. Bush, with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the death of the Soviet Union (itself a product of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917), which it seems Russian President Putin is still sulking over. This former KGB bully-boy's training and Czarist ambitions has him as chief trouble-maker for an indolent Europe. As the news of this summer reminds us, we are now in a world much like that of 1914, without a truly controlling order and an shameful rudderless Obama America.

Americans who grew accustomed to a largely static balance of power during the Cold War must teach themselves to think in kaleidoscopic terms, not binary ones. Their national imagination is still partly shaped by the FDR-JFK rhetoric of American responsibility and the idea that they are capable of bearing any burden and paying any price to bend the world to their purposes. Yet they must be realistic--not defeatist but realistic--about their power for Good.

While it should never give up the conviction that it can effectively exert its will around the globe, the U.S. should also appreciate that any undertaking is inherently limited when some nations and societies are too stupid to understand that it's democracy plus capitalism that makes for a strong, prosperous national future. President Woodrow Wilson (photo right) found this out by believing that the Great War would end all wars. He was wrong--woefully so. The first Bush was closer to the mark, when he spoke, usually privately, of how foreign policy was about ''working the problem,'' not finding grand, all encompassing solutions to intrinsically messy questions.

And those questions today remain urgent and dangerous. In his insightful book Europe's Last Summer, Fromkin writes that ''it takes two or more to keep the peace, but only one to start a war. An aggressor can start a major war even today and even if other great powers desire to stay at peace--unless other nations are powerful enough to deter it.''  To think of another conventional conflict on the scale of the Great War--16 million dead, 20 million more wounded--stretches credulity. Still, the forces of ambition, greed and pride are perennial in the lives of men and of nations, and wars of any size bring with them large and unintended consequences.

The Way I See It.....in summing up August 1914, let me quote from a great book I read many years ago, The Guns of August, from the author-historian Barbara Tuchman. ''Men could not sustain a war of such magnitude and pain without hope--the hope that its very enormity would ensure that it could never happen again and the hope that when somehow it had been fought through to a resolution, the foundations of a better-ordered would have been laid.''

We know now that such hope was illusory. It did happen again, from 1939 to 1945, and now, a century on, we live in a world that remains vulnerable to chaos and mischance and misery. Such, though, is the nature of reality and of history, and we have no choice but to muddle through. There is, in the end, no other alternative, whether the leaves are on or off the trees. Nature will endure but it's only the goodness that is in the hearts of men that will allow us to endure and ensure we have a future.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

GAZA Reality: A Just but Bloody War!



There was supposed to be a 72 hour ceasefire in place today to allow humanitian aid to get to the be- leagued Gazans, who have suffered over Hamas' bull-headed intransigence, but within 4 hours Hamas broke the agreement and started shooting again with the usual Israeli response. It pays to reflect on what has taken place these past few weeks. The reality is there for everyone to see, except for rabid leftist Jew-haters, that it was Hamas provoking this round, and Israel had no choice but to respond.

This may seem surprising to people who don't follow the Middle East closely. They may ask, ''Why is this incursion different from all other Israeli incursions?''  Because Hamas, which was in an existential jam this Spring, needed a new strategy. It had lost its prime ally in the region when the Egyptian army overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood. (Hamas is the official Palestinian branch of the Brotherhood.) It also alienated another of its supporters, Iran, when it sided with the Brotherhood against Bashar Assad in Syria. Opposition within Gaza to Hamas' corruption and misrule was also on the rise. What to do???

Provoke Israel. It had worked in the past. A kidnapping of Israeli soldiers on the northern border had led to Israel's less-than-discriminate assault on Hizballah in Lebanon in 2006. Rocket attacks had provoked Israel's two previous Gaza incursions, in 2008 and 2012. Hamas and Hizballah had ''won'' those wars because their fighters resisted the Israelis more effectively than conventional Arab armies had done in the past but also because the images of collapsed buildings and blood-soaked children had bolstered Israel's growing reputation as an oppressor and a bully in the eyes of the world.

This time is was different, however, for several reasons. The initial provocation, the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, was indefensible, as was the retaliatory murder of a Palestinian teen. In a moment or moral clarity, Hamas lauded its kidnappers, while a furious Netanyahu called the retaliation ''reprehensible'' and ordered the police to find the perpetrators and arrest them.

Indeed, Israel's actions have been more prudent across the board. It confined its bombing at first to Hamas' military facilities ad leaders. Civilians were killed in the process -- as was Hamas' intent -- but these were targeted strikes, not the free-range assault o Gaza City that had occurred in Operation Cast Lead in 2008. The ground campaign that followed was limited as well, confined to Shejaiya, a neighbourhood on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City that was a warren of Palestinian fighters and the launch point for a very elaborate tunnel system from Gaza to Israel. Hamas despicably used the
400,000 dollars a year they get from the main Brotherhood supporter, the Sheikh of Qatar, (photo left) Tamim bin Hamad Al
Thani, to build tunnels and not one bomb shelter while hiding their rockets in homes, schools and hospitals.

The fighting has been brutal, to be sure. More than 1200 Palestinians (75% are civilians) and 38 Israeli soldiers have been killed. Editor's Note: (As an Australian I wonder why the leftist scum in my country didn't get upset like they're doing now over Gaza, when 1200 legal boat people drowned at sea because Labor's Kevin Rudd reduced the previous government's strong immigration policy.)  But this is was not an indiscriminate massacre. Israel was protecting its border, the right of any sovereign nation; its citizens were threatened by Palestinian assaults at the receiving end of the tunnels (many of which were foiled during the fighting). Ori Nir, spokesman for Americans for Peace Now says, ''I don't like the casualties that result from bombing the homes of the Hamas leaders, but at least they're phoned first, but it falls within the normal rules of war. The moral bottom line is clear.''

There have been predictable anti-Israel riots in Europe, mostly by the one-eyed cretin Muslims. I'm sure the stupidity of Germany, France and even Australia allowing this savage element into their western tolerant culture has dawned on them. Here in Sydney we even had a Greens Senator and
avowed Communist-trained anti-Semite, Lee Rhiannon, shamefully speaking before a rally of Islamic idiots and getting them all riled up. The Jew-hating Left has been appalled, on cue, by the alleged Israeli ''brutality'' -- without questioning the deadly cynicism (turning down 5 cease-fires) of Hamas.

The Way I See It......Hamas has been outfoxed diplomatically: it opposed the cease-fire agreement proposed by Egypt, which Israel--and the Arab League--supported.  If you are really the aggrieved party, it's not easy to explain why you won't accept peace. By now, in a reasonable world, Hamas would have lost all remaining shreds of its tenuous moral credibility. With the failure of the present 72 hour cease-fire, negotiated by the U.N. and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, one hopes that with Hamas' weakness, and its inability to dictate terms, this will eventually leave a tiny possibility for peace.

The first step is to restore legal order in Gaza by returning the Palestinian Authority--ousted by Hamas in a 2007 coup--to power and bringing in the U.S. trained Palestinian security forces who have done such an excellent job of bringing law and order to the West Bank. The next step is free elections in Gaza, which, given Hamas' current unpopularity, might be won by more moderate factions, perhaps even Fatah.  This is the Middle East, of course, Israel remains intransigent on a West Bank agreement. Peace is a chimera; only the dead bodies are real.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Barack.....STOP and Smell The Outrage !


The world is under fire by guns, rockets and car bombs, America is under attack and being invaded my thousands of Latino flotsam and jetsam every day and Muslims are killing Christians an absolutely alarming rate around the world, but there was time taken from golf and fundraising to celebrate with Muslims the Eid-al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan day.

On Sunday, President Obama and the first Lady released a statement thanking Muslim Americans for their ''many achievements and contributions'' .....to building the ''very fabric of our nation and
strengthening the core of our democracy.''  These off-the-wall comments were made to mark the end of month of fasting that allows Muslims to attain some spiritual renewal. The Obamas said in their statement that Eid ''celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity (?) and reinforces the obligations that people have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict and disease.''

The Obamas statement further added insult-to-injury by saying, ''That is why we stand with the Muslim people, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.'' The International Business Times reported the Muslims joined in an Islamic prayer, while saying ''Aliahu Akbar'' (God is Great) and feasting. The statement further reads that ''the administration wishes Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration.'' The letter ended with the salutation of ''Eid Mubarak'' (roughly ''blessed celebration'').

You remember all those contributions by Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of the United States, don't you?  Remember the Muslim signers of the Declaration of Independence? And the Muslims who gave James Madison information about the Constitution of Medina that he used when framing the Constitution?  Remember those Muslims who fought so valiantly during the War of 1812 and the Mexican War?  Remember the heroic Muslim abolitionist Senators who faced down the South in the antebellum Senate, the Senate chamber ringing with their oratory about how the Qur'an says to free the slaves and so the U.S. government should, too?

You must surely remember the Muslim regiment in the Civil War (all on the Union side, of course!) ?  The Muslim industrialists who brought us railroads, the telegraph, and the telephone? How about those Muslims who fought so bravely in the Spanish-American War, World War l & ll, fighting and dying on the beaches of Normandy ?  For fun, didn't those Muslim entertainers keep us laughing on the Vaudeville circuit and on the home front during those terrible world wars with their songs and with their jokes from the Hadith?  What!  None of this rings a bell? Not to worry. Before too long it will be taught in all the textbooks as; The Warm Sentiments by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr'', White House, Office of the Press Secretary, July 27, 2014.

The Way I See It.....I feel the majority of Americans are running out of adjectives to describe the evil this shapeshifter is infusing into every single area of the American government and the rewriting history seems to be the specially of this diabolical anti-American, Marxist atheist. The gross denial of America's most dangerous enemy by lauding their freedom loving contributions and affinity for assimilation is mind boggling!

Now, Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, writes a blistering condemnation of President Obama's indifference on the killing of Christians and Jews in the Middle East. ''Christians are being beheaded all over the Middle East because they are Christians, and those carrying out this mass murder are doing so it the name of Islam. Yet, Mr President you continue to say and do absolutely nothing about these unspeakable crimes. Do Christians mean so little to you?''  He further added, ''Muslim terrorists are killing Jews in Israel, and their representatives have pledged to wipe Jews off the face of the earth. Yet your administration spends most of its time patronizing Muslims and lecturing Israelis to be patient. About what? Being bombed by rockets because they are Jews. Do Jewish lives mean so little to you?''






Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Matching a Mother's Courage !


The current conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is the third major confrontation between the two sides since Hamas took control of the enclave in 2007. By some accounts -- it depends how you define major -- it's the fifth or even the sixth. The fighting is usually ignited by smaller acts of violence. The battles tend to end with a cease-fire. The results rarely differ: a weakened Hamas, a lot of dead people (so far 1000 Palestinians, 48 Israelis) and many ruined buildings.

Almost as familiar as this round of fighting was the political failure that preceded it. In late April, U.S. sponsored negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority collapsed, with each side left blaming the other. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) had made getting a deal a policy priority and spent a huge amount of time on the talks -- and still they came to nothing. No surprise when you understand that the idiots in Hamas have a mission statement that says Israel has no right to exist.

With such a legacy of denial of reality, violence, contemporary and historic, should the leaders of both sides finally accept that the conflict is unfixable and that the Israelis will simply have to live under periodic rocket attack from Gaza and Gazans will have to suffer occasional bombardment by Israel. While political fatigue is understandable, the leaders of both peoples would do well to listen to an Israeli-American woman named Rachel Fraenkel. Her 16 year-old son Naftal was among three teenagers who were abducted and killed in the West Bank. Israel has claimed that two members of Hamas were responsible for the murders.

Naftal Fraenkel on the Left
The day after the boys' funeral, a 16-year-old Palestinian teenager, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, was seized off the streets of Jerusalem and murdered in what Israeli police say was a revenge attack by Israeli extremists. With Israeli citizens mourning the three boys quietly, of course that wasn't going to happen with the nut-cases in Gaza over their child and this contributed to the start of the war with rockets flying into Israel. These people don't know when to leave well enough alone, especially when Hamas selfishly builds lots of tunnels and not one bomb shelter for its people. Something tells me they have priorities wrong. As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated; ''Israel uses missiles to protect its people, while Hamas uses people to protect its missiles.''

This is what Fraenkel (right) had to say to journalists about the Khdeir killing: ''Even in the depth of the mourning of our son, it's hard for me to describe how distressed we were over the out rage that happened in Jerusalem. The shedding of innocent blood is against the Torah and Judaism, it's against the basis of our life in this country. No mother or father should go through what we are going through now. The death of a child in the conflict should prompt a period of self-examination and reflection by both sides, not a renewed round of violence. Rachel Fraenkel's empathy for the parents of a child from the other side shows the sort of courage and humanity that Palestinian and Israeli leaders have failed to match.

What's needed is a political act that mirrors Fraenkel's generosity and faith. Netanyahu is in a greater position of strength than Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and that gives him greater opportunity to make the first move. No one could reasonably argue that Netanyahu hasn't consistently performed his duty as an uncompromising protector of Israel and its people. He can try to see that he can do a deal with the Palestinians that would ensure that no one else's children are murdered in acts of political hatred fomented by the brainwashing of the Koran. He needs a partner for peace -- and it may well be that he will never find one in Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel - but he has little option but to keep trying, even if it means talking with Muslim filth he considers terrorists.

The Way I See It......Netanyahu will lose no political support in Israel by refusing to talk with the new Palestinian government formed in June with support of Hamas, once the war is over. But he would show greater strength than ever in making a gesture - a unilateral freezing of the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, for instance.- that would as a challenge to Abbas and Hamas. Abbas would then feel pressure to make a reciprocal gesture - perhaps a promise not to pursue Israel at the International Criminal Court - and we might begin to see a cycle of concessions rather than of violence. That would be the sort of leadership that children like Naftali Fraenkel and Mohammed Abu Khdeir have long deserved.