I am proud to live in a country where the Prime Minister gives a speech to the UN that is pretty much, word for word, the same speech I would give if I had to. I’m very proud of that.
Brian of London here again. Last week saw the good, the bad and the ugly all gathered in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting.
Here’s the end of the story for the impatient:
Militant Islam is Our Generation’s Nazi Crocodile
What Bibi said, clearly and loudly for those willing to listen (so obviously not for the teaming hordes of main stream media pundits) is that the world’s greatest threat, directly like the Nazis in the 1930′s, is a nuclear weapon armed Islam that is appeased and fed by weakly led, fawning Western democracies.
Otherwise known across the world of despots as “how can I and my favorite cronies blow as much of my peoples’ stolen wealth in one week having a really good time in one of the world’s greatest cities”. Up and down New York diplomatic entourages from hundreds of despotic failed states vie with each other for bookings at the most expensive hotels and restaurants while their wives debate the size of the plane that will be needed to fly home their massive shopping sprees. Glenn Beck was concerned at the cost of the security operation: I’m sure the despots defrayed at least some of that with a considerable chunk of change at New York’s upmarket stores.
As usual the murderous Ahmadinejad was given a world stage to spew hatred, lies and even the outrageous allegation that 9-11 was perpetrated on the American people by their own government. If you believe this to be true in some way I want you to ask yourself if you feel comfortable with the knowledge that a man who simultaneously sanctions the execution of 17 year olds accused of homosexuality while denying that there are any homosexuals in his country is a leading believer of this nonsense.
But I digress: of course the main story this year was the Palestinians and their “Unilateral Declaration of Independence”. There have, I’m sure, already been books written on this, I won’t rehash the background here. In summary, Abu Mazen – Mahmoud Abbas moved his lips and lies came out.
Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu told the truth (and Dave’s already posted the video and the transcript). Besides accurately stating Israel is the land of the Jews and the desire and right of Jews to live there should be beyond question, Benjamin Netanyahu continued two trends I first pointed out in a post at the end of May, The Religion Of Blood And War:
He truthfully described the underlying reason for Israel’s continued fight for it’s existence as stemming from “militant Islam”;
He continued to make very important references to Winston Churchill.
Malignant Militant Islam
Back in May I wrote: by clearly stating that these “powerful forces” are “militant Islam” he’s gone further, I think, than any other leader of Israel.
Well he did it again no less than six times. Bravo. If I would change one thing in his speech it would be to drop the “militant” and focus on the underlying goals, dreams and aspirations of Muhammad but I’m not running the country (probably a good thing). Bibi said:
“That malignancy is militant Islam. It cloaks itself in the mantle of a great faith, yet it murders Jews, Christians and Muslims alike with unforgiving impartiality. On September 11th it killed thousands of Americans, and it left the twin towers in smoldering ruins. Last night I laid a wreath on the 9/11 memorial. It was deeply moving. But as I was going there, one thing echoed in my mind: the outrageous words of the president of Iran on this podium yesterday. He implied that 9/11 was an American conspiracy. Some of you left this hall. All of you should have.”
And by labelling militant Islam as a “malignancy” he even stepped it up a notch I think. Good.
The second trend he continued was referencing Churchill. Back in May, addressing a joint session of the US Houses of the Senate and Congress, Netanyahu used the phrase “hinges of history”:
“When I last stood here, I spoke of the dire consequences of Iran developing nuclear weapons. Now time is running out, and the hinge of history may soon turn.”
I pointed out that the “Hinge of Fate” is the title of the fourth volume of Winston Churchill’s personal history of WWII.
This time he used another phrase, even more famously associated with Winston Churchill:
And these critics continue to press Israel to make far-reaching concessions without first assuring Israel’s security. They praise those who unwittingly feed the insatiable crocodile of militant Islam as bold statesmen. They cast as enemies of peace those of us who insist that we must first erect a sturdy barrier to keep the crocodile out, or at the very least jam an iron bar between its gaping jaws.
This is one of Winston Churchill’s most famous quotes and, therefore, comes in a variety of forms: it is often given as “An appeaser is one that feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” but I prefer the following. In a radio broadcast on 20 January 1940, Churchill said of Europe’s neutral states:
“Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured. But I fear, I fear greatly, the storm will not pass. It will rage and it will roar, even more loudly, even more widely. It will spread to the South; it will spread to the North.”
Netanyahu is drawing the correct and near exact analogy between Israel facing Islamic imperial ambitions to re-conquer and re-occupy the land of Israel and the Nazis slowly devouring the neutral states of Europe, one by one. If Israel is devoured by the Islamic crocodile, the rest of the worlds’ states will also be eaten one by one.
Militant Islam is Our Generation’s Nazi Crocodile
What Bibi said, clearly and loudly for those willing to listen (so obviously not for the teaming hordes of main stream media pundits) is that the world’s greatest threat is a nuclear weapon armed, Islam that is appeased and fed by weakly led, fawning Western democracies.
Is that clear enough for you?