Theodore's World: "Two Men Go In, One Man Comes Out"

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July 26, 2006

"Two Men Go In, One Man Comes Out"

Let's recall that the British mandate for partition in '48 sprang from the League of Nations in 1923. The area at that time was populated by indigenous Jews, who were purhasing land from Arabs across the region. Willingly sold, too.

"Palestine" then consisted of Gaza, the place now called Israel, The West Bank and Jordan. The Balfour Declaration contemplated all of it for Israel, but Trans Jordan was taken away.

In short, the Jews accepted, the Arabs didn't, and they went to war with Israel in '48, '56, '67 and '73, and continually in various ways since then. I haven't researched this, but it's claimed that Israel represents less than 1/500th of Arab territory, a matchbook on an area of 9,400 square feet.

I find it interesting that the Arab view of the necessary cosmic purity of Muslim land is moored to the most barbaric, backward, exploitative and vicious regimes on the planet. The Islamist view of The Law, and its realization in death and martyrdom, is the reverse of the progressive, search for the undisclosed in the Judaeo-Christian world.

In that way, we have found our perfect enemy, the perfect antithesis to The West, which even in its secularism, is convinced of the essential value and possibilities of life as the condition for revelation rather than death.

In my view, this war will be "two men go in, one man come out". We will tremble at the awfulness of it but we will not be defeated. In their gross ignorance and fury, they are pushing us into a corner. Israel will suffer a great deal, I'm afraid, but she'll live and her enemies will die.

Posted by Rhod at July 26, 2006 11:55 AM


Wow. Imagine sharing space with Frank Frazetta.

Posted by: Rhod at July 26, 2006 12:00 PM

Rhod, I love your post your wrote. Thank you.

I tried to find a graphic or painting that would compliment it. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 26, 2006 12:25 PM

It seems like Israel has to pay for the same territory over and over.

Posted by: TomR at July 26, 2006 12:45 PM

They have to learn the lesson of admission that they are wrong. Prosecute the war until either they capitulate and admit they are wrong and sue for peace or until they are totally annihilated, there is no room for a 'negotiated peace'. U.N. *Spit!!!

We spend a lot of time looking at the obvious but little at the enemy within. Here are two links from Debbie Schlussel's site that tie in to a previous article found here, , about the ACLU supporting our own Hezballah. :

Beware the enemy within.

Posted by: Jack at July 26, 2006 01:03 PM

Agree 100%

Posted by: Mark at July 26, 2006 01:11 PM

The irony is that although the UN mandate created Israel the UN never did anything afterwards to help Israel defend herself. Conversely, it supported blockades to keep weapons from going to Israel although the UN knew full well that Israel was surrounded by hostile Arabs. Although the French did finally sell Israel arms and Jet fighters the French pulled support in the early 1060s because of fear of getting their oil cut off. Even the USA was never a real big supporter until after the six day war when finally the USA government decided that Israel was a thorn in the side of the Soviets who were at the time supporting the UAR led by Nasser and the Egypt.

I do get kind of a charge out of the so called political pundits of todays MSM. They really have no gotdam idea of the history..ancient or otherwise of the area. Most are more interested in bringine down the Bush administration and do their damnest to slant the news to do so..and they are succeeding and of course Bush doesn't really need any help..he can screw up a wet dream all on his own.

Posted by: GUYK at July 26, 2006 01:16 PM

Tom your right it sure does seem that way and it is true that they are too. Over and over and over again. grrrrr

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 26, 2006 02:54 PM


I don't get out as much as I should, but it's great to see this post up.

The nation, and indeed the free world, needs to be reminded of the magnitude of the struggle we are in. You do a great job of this.

Posted by: DC at July 27, 2006 11:28 AM