Time for a rant.
Please note the titles from Real Clear Politics this morning:
Israel is Losing This War - Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal
The Repetitive Cycle of Violence - Jimmy Carter, Washington Post
Iran and Syria Are Laughing - Robert Tracinski, RealClearPolitics
Olmert's Weakness Led to Qana - Ralph Peters, New York Post
Has Israel Strengthened Hezbollah? - Jon Anderson, The New Yorker
Israel is Playing Us for Fools - Pat Buchanan, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sometimes I think that all the oped writers and journalists assume that reality is what they say it is. It does not matter who wins the battle, what matters is who looks good on TV or the editorial pages. Well who needs them? Really...if all the socalled experts and talking heads shut up tomorrow would it really change anything in a material way? So Israel does not get support from the Arab world and Europe....so well? When did they? So Arabs become terrorists. Well it seems they are bound and determined to do that whatever anyone else says or does, so what difference does the Arab Street make? Burn some flags, claim they have been abused.... same old same old.
Israel wins or loses based on what the oped writers say? Is this really true?
I think that more and more people in the West are getting fed up, dangerously fed up with all the flag burning, rioting, raving, preaching, vicious antics of the Arab world and I think that more and more of us are starting to feel like the self ordained experts...right and left...feed off this misery and keep it alive for the sake of their own importance. Well who needs them? In truth I have gotten to the place where I don't even listen anymore and what is more I don't feel like I am missing alot.
I doubt I am alone in this.
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