June 20, 2005

Warfare State 

(The title comes from here)

Today I found this story on LGF, one that would give me the chills - if my office wasn't this hot. MEMRI uncovers a Syrian historian, G. 'Attiyya, declaring that:
The Palestinian woman’s womb is a factory for the conflict; it produces fighting children. After this fighting child is produced, he is taught: “This is your land, this is your country, you will fight for it, stand on it, and die for it.” Therefore, a very important connection exists between motherhood, land, and blood.
This is horrible, in more than one way. First, it is the nth demonstration that Palestinian culture is rotten to the core, drenched in death and martyrdom cult. The whole Palestinian "identity" is not standing for something, but only against something - Israel and the Jews.

But this is not news. The news is that if we take this assertion to its extreme logical and rational consequances, we can conclude that Palestinian women (especially the pregnant ones) are military assets, being employed in the serial production of fighters. And military assets are legitimate targets in war.

It is also the destruction of a division that we (in the West) desperately try to keep meaningful: the one between combatants and non-combatants. In this evil view, the only purpose of children is to be raised and nurtured to hate and kill (Jews).

Yes it's monstruous. I almost despise myself for coming out with such idea. But it's better to face the ugly reality than to seek reassuring lies. The prime culprits of this are the Palestinian leaders themselves (remember Arafat and all his passion for martyred children?) who invented and nurtured this sick culture.

I don't think Israel should engage in a campaign of mothers' assassination, tho. First, it is morally repugnant. Second, it would sink Israel's reputation to unprecedented depths.
Third, there is another viable option: the separation, exclusion of Palestinians and their murderous intent from Israel. That is what is being done, and with success; hopefully it will be enough to lead the Palestinians to face their own failure, recognize defeat and ask for a true peace.


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