March 17, 2006

Open door for fascists

In the wake of the defeat of fascism in Europe, one of the bodies founded to prevent future wars and to promote democratic values was the Council of Europe. Sadly, the Council of Europe has developed a habit of betraying its core values. Despite the crimes of Russian forces in Chechnya, Russia was admitted to the Council of Europe. Despite its patent lack of democracy, Azerbaijan was also allowed to enter the body. By contrast, Greece under the colonels' junta was pressured into withdrawing from the Council of Europe in 1969.

Now the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has gone one better and has invited the elected fascists of Hamas to its April 10-13, 2006 session in Strasbourg. Hamas openly advocates terrorism, glorifies murder and advocates genocide (for example, one Hamas deputy is Mariam Farahat who told her son not to come back alive from a terrorist mission). None of that can be bleached out by Hamas' election victory, nor will embracing Hamas lead to the two-state settlement that is the best future for Palestinians and Israelis alike. Hamas shows no signs of strategic flexibility in its desire to wipe Israel off of the map.

To make matters even more grotesque, Israeli army officers and Israeli who have fought fascism and terrorism are increasingly finding it difficult to travel to EU countries because of the threat of frivolous law suits.

Let's see how many writs will be served on the Hamas fascists.

Andrew Apostolou (pyjama free).

Posted by Andrew Apostolou at March 17, 2006 05:03 AM


'Any Israeli officer could now be arrested in Britain simply for having performed their duty'

i thought obeying orders wasn't a defence

Posted by: Anon at March 17, 2006 09:05 AM

Funny, I was going to make some glib satirical reference to the fact that lefty Europeans love to claim that Isreal is the new Nazi Germany, but it looks like somebody already beat me to it.

Posted by: Sean P at March 17, 2006 10:08 AM

Sounds like its Hamas that are the new Nazis.

Posted by: Anon at March 17, 2006 10:13 AM

You're damn right they're frivolous.

For all of those "the Israelis are the new Nazis" asshats, just ponder the following:

Hitler's "Thousand Year Reich" lasted for all of 12 years, during which time he rounded up and deliberately murdered 6 million Jews (and many millions of others), effectively exterminating the Jewish community in vast parts of Europe.

Israel has been in existence for almost 60 years, and since 1967 has been in total control of every single Arab from the Mediterranean to the Jordan. If Israel were actually a Nazi state, there would not be a single living Arab left in that entire area.

Instead, what does conventional wisdom hold to be the gretest threat to Israel? The Arab "demographic time bomb", whereby the Arabs will outbreed the Jews and drown them in a sea of Arabs.

Some Nazis. Either the Israelis are genocidal maniacs or the Arabs are breeding like rabbits. Only one of these things can possibly be true.

So who are you going to believe, anti-Semitic propaganda or your own lying eyes?

Hamas, on the other hand, actually are real Nazis. They believe that the Jews are untermenschen (monkeys and pigs) and that Israel should be destroyed; and they have a program for this which they are actively implementing, all the while telling the world exactly what it is they plan to do. And they were swept into office by the uncoerced votes of the Palestinians, who, therefore, must be presuumed to be Nazis themselves.

And so what does Europe do? Desperate to believe that the Jews are the new Nazis so they can relieve themselves of their guilt, the Europeans twist the truth and welcome the new Nazis with open arms while cursing the living witnesses to a crime for which they can never really atone. A guilty conscience will always hate the witness to the crime.

There is no depth of depravity to which a morally bereft society will not sink. Only in such a place could the true heirs of the Nazis be welcomed with open arms while their intended victims are excoriated as warmongers when they defend themselves against people who are do depraved that they raise children specifically to turn them into living bombs.

Posted by: Ephraim at March 17, 2006 02:19 PM

Don't worry Israel, America is behind you.

Posted by: Carlos at March 17, 2006 07:03 PM

will or will they not be arrested?

Posted by: akweth at March 17, 2006 08:14 PM
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