Don't Mess With Texas
by Gerald A. Honigman
Some statistics to keep in mind before we
Texas covers about
268,000 square miles.
Israel covers about
8,000 square miles.
About 34 Israels fit
inside of Texas.
The almost two
dozen nations which make up the "Arab World" cover over
square miles of
territory--land mostly conquered and forcibly Arabized in the name
of the Arab nation
the Dar ul-Islam from mostly non-Arab peoples.
Abu Mazen came a callin' the other day.
The Holocaust denyin', sweet-talkin' Arafatian in
a suit and darlin' of the West, Prime Minister Mahmoud
Abbas, came to visit Dubya and to demand yet more one-sided
concessions from the Jews. He's got them on the run, ya know...Lebanon, Gaza and
all that. Strike while the iron's hot (and the Jews can't seem to muster the
backbone to do what must be done regardless of whose hypocritical feathers get
A number of years before Dubya became President,
he allegedly commented that some Texas driveways were longer than the width of
Israel at its waist, where most of its population and industry are
Boy, does he need to remember this!
Not long ago I heard a catchy tune and pride of my
Houston friends, Don't Mess With Texas. This saying has become
like an oath, second only to the Pledge of Allegiance in the Lone Star
State. Soon afterwards, three more young Israelis were deliberately murdered by
the bad cop half of the Arab good cop/bad cop team operating against the Jews.
Dubya's buddy, Abbas, gave the standard
empty condemnation for Western consumption: He's against this sort of
thing--for now at least, with Israel in retreat and constantly caving
into pressure from others who have conquered and acquired lands far and wide in
the name of their own nations' security interests--because the timing is bad and
it may hurt the Arab demand to create a second, not first, state
for themselves in "Palestine." Bad press, and all that stuff. Never do we
hear from any of these folks (the alleged "moderates," mind you) that it is
morally wrong to kill innocent Jews. And for good reason...
In Arab eyes, no Israeli Jew is
innocent. They who have conquered and continue to conquer scores of
millions of non-Arab peoples and their lands--Kurds, Berbers, Black
Africans, Copts, Jews, Assyrians, Semitic but pre-Arab Lebanese, and so
forth--simply see the Jewish babe that they disembowel as an occupier of
"purely Arab land."
Read the above sentence carefully, dear
reader, for it sums up the Arab-Israeli conflict in a nutshell.
All of this--the song, the latest atrocity, and so
forth--got me to thinkin'.
What would the Don't Mess With Texas crew
do if faced with what the Jews have to deal with on a daily basis?
I mean, I'm at least a fourth
generation red-blooded American boy too, but a few facts need to be
Texas, after all, was conquered from Mexico
as part of a drive by America to further its own "Manifest Destiny."
Might made right.
And, unlike Jews with thousands of years of
history and land ownership in the disputed territories now in question,
Texans had no prior connection to the land they grabbed from Mexico.
The Alamo was no Masada.
This is an important point, but readers, who
probably know something about the Alamo, will have to search themselves
about Masada on the internet or elsewhere. The story of the Jews' heroic stand
for freedom against their Roman conquerors--documented by the contemporary
Roman-sponsored historians themselves--demands more than just the few lines I
can give it here.
Imagine, please, what a Governor Bush's
reaction would have been (or a President Bush's after 9/11) if Texan kids
were deliberately gunned down in their schools, blown apart on buses, at night
clubs, or eating pizza with their friends, and such. Better yet, what would
Dubya's reaction be, G-d forbid, if the young women recently murdered waiting
for a ride were his own daughters instead? Would he try his best to prevent this
from happening again? Would he worry about any "inconveniences" he may cause to
an enemy population deliberately targeting his people and who rejected Texas'
very right to exist--regardless of its size? Would Dubya listen to others
who demanded that he do nothing, or at least nothing meaningful, to stop the
barbarism? Do I even need to ask such questions?
Yet the President has recently told the
Jews that their moves to prevent this sort of thing from happening again to
their own kids must come to a halt. Checkpoints, detours, and
such--that America has in place in Iraq--cause too much "inconvenience" for
Abbas' folks. That evidently is more important than saving Jewish lives. Not to
mention the fact that without the terror, there would be none of these
Hey, did ya'll know that there's a big fence out
West keepin' Mexicans from crossing the border mostly just to find jobs?
But Dubya--Israel's alleged best friend--demands that any such thing the Jews
erect to keep Arab jihadists at bay be rendered virtually useless at the
most sensitive locations. Instead of allowing for the needed buffer, Israel
is being forced to cling to the '49 Auschwitz/armistice lines. It's main
airport, for example, Ben Gurion, is thus left exposed and vulnerable.
The President knows full well that U.N.
Security Council Resolution 242--which supposedly forms the basis for any future
peace making--does not demand that Israel return to its vulnerable,
pre-'67, 9-mile wide armistice line existence. Indeed, it calls for the creation
of "secure and recognized borders" to replace that earlier travesty imposed upon
the Jews. Back in April 2004 he publicly acknowledged this himself. But,
what a difference the past year has made...especially since his reelection. Now,
instead, he, along with Condi, demand that the second state for Arabs
to be created in Palestine (Arab state #22) be no bantustan, have
contiguity, and the like. What this means for an Israel that one already needs a
magnifying glass to find on a map of the world is apparently of no
Recall that, regarding those armistice lines, as
would become the routine, the U.N. stood by and did nothing when a half dozen
Arab armies invaded a reborn, miniscule Israel in 1948. Only when the
Jews turned the tide did the U.N. step in...to limit Arab losses, not to
halt their aggression. Armistice lines (marking the point where hostilities
ceased)--not borders--were then set before Israel could advance any
Judea and Samaria--only in the past century, due
to British imperialism and "Transjordan's" land grab in '48 known as the "West
Bank"--were non-apportioned areas of the original Mandate for Palestine that
Britain received on April 25, 1920, after the Paris Peace Conference ending
World War I. The non-Arab Turks--who controlled much of the region for over four
centuries--chose the wrong side during the war and saw what was left of their
over-extended empire carved up as a result.
As leading experts like Eugene Rostow (one of
242's architects) have pointed out, Jews, Arabs, and others were entitled to
live in these non-apportioned lands. Indeed, as I've often
written before but which necessarily--for the sake of new readers--has
to be repeated anyway, the League Of Nations Permanent Mandates Commission and
other sources documented that many, if not most, so-called native
Palestinians came from elsewhere themselves during the Mandatory
Indeed, when the United Nations Relief Works
Agency (UNRWA) was set up exclusively to deal with Arab refugees
created as a result of the war their own brethren started in 1948 (while
there was no such U.N. help for a like number of Jews from "Arab" lands who
were forced to flee as well), the very definition of the word refugee
had to be modified to accommodate all of the new Arab settlers.
Recall also (another fact that must
be repeated, like it or not) that "purely Arab" Transjordan was itself created
in 1922 from 80%--the lion's share--of the original 1920 Mandate of
Palestine. As no Jews were allowed to live in what became known as, after 1948,
"Jordan" (since it now held both the east and west banks of the Jordan River),
only Arabs were subsequently able to take up residence. Prior to this, Jews
had been slaughtered there earlier in the Mandatory period.
But, enough of the past...
Back to the present, Dubya now needs to regain the
moral high ground he assumed back in April 2004 when, standing across from
Israeli Prime Minister Sharon, he uttered simple yet magical words...the
key to any real peace between Arab and Jew in the Middle
Dubya stated, before millions watching him on
television, the two key ingredients for such a recipe:
Israel should not be expected to return
to the indefensible armistice lines of 1949 (and he called them just
that, not "borders"), and real and fudged Arab refugees would have to go to the
proposed new Arab state, not overwhelm the Jews in what was left of
Israel. Again, half of Israel's Jews were refugees from Arab/Muslim
lands--but without the almost two dozen states that Arabs already have to call
Einstein was not needed to concoct such a
But Arabs have long been given reason, via the
world's actions, to hope that Israel would yet become an updated Czechoslovakia
with the West Bank serving as its Sudetenland. All that was missing was a
resurrected Chamberlain to allow for another Munich-type sellout to achieve
President Bush's April 2004 words, as simple as they
were, remain the necessary magical ingredients to end this
Unfortunately, as we have seen, they apparently
proved to be fleeting.
No sooner than they were spoken, the Foggy Folks
began to water them down.
No surprise here. The State Department fought
President Truman over the very rebirth of Israel more than a half century
That Dubya, himself, has backtracked on this as
well over the past year, however, is a far more serious--if not totally
"Born Again" or not, Dubya's family, after
all, has considerable ties to Arab petrodollars, and close family
friend, James Baker, Bush the First's Secretary of State, is notorious for
his Jew-hatred as well as his anti-Zionism.
Baker is famous for his "_ _ _ _ the Jews,
they don't vote for us anyway " comments; speaking of his "Jew Boys"
working for the State Department; referring to Israel as a turkey that needed to
be carefully stalked; has his own law firm representing the Saudis in this
country; and other such goodies. Not long ago, Dubya made him his Special Middle
East Envoy. This can't be good news for anyone who cares about Israel getting a
fair hearing. Remember, Dubya can't run for reelection and doesn't need millions
of Evangelical voters again any time soon.
Bush's apparent flip flop seems to have
coincided with the onset of America's Iraqi prison problems.
After the scandal erupted, this--added to an already
increased overall level of Arab animosity surfacing regarding America's invasion
of Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict, etc.--led the Foggy Folks to quickly
search for additional ways to appease the Arabs. The Jew of the
Nations has always been their favorite sacrificial lamb in these
Gone, apparently in an instant, was the magic of
April, vintage 2004.
As we have seen, both State and the President
himself have since made statements which basically retracted much of what
Dubya had said standing across from Prime Minister Sharon two Aprils
But consider, please, what this all says to
At the first sign of problems, its best friend,
America, is all too willing to retract its support for what all other
nations would naturally expect...the right to protect itself from an alleged
"peace" that is really designed to bring about its very destruction.
Remember that the alleged "moderate" Arafatians in
suits still insist that they will never recognize a Jewish Israel
and declare that a 9-mile wide Israel must consent to being
overwhelmed by millions of jihadist-raised, allegedly "returning" Arab
refugees. This would all be funny if it wasn't deadly. And if Arabs
didn't have America now assisting them in forcing the Jews to cave in.
Trying to look at all of this as optimistically as
possible (not really my nature, however), and despite his recent mess-ups in
these regards, President Bush still has time to make this right.
The basic ingredients of the recipe for peace
are what they are. They will not change.
It's still a matter not of how big Israel is that
causes Arabs grief--but that Israel is.
And the Arabs are quite open about all of
this, as a visit to all of their official websites, maps, textbooks, media
outlets, mosques, and such illustrate.
The most that even the so-called "moderates" offer
Jews for the latter's giving away the entire store is a temporary hudna,
not peace (despite what the President tries to claim for them), with the
Jewish State. Furthermore, they call all negotiations with the Jews merely
a Trojan Horse designed to bring about their own updated version of the
In a world in which perfect justice is
non-existent among the realm of man, relative justice demands that if Arabs ever
expect to get anything meaningful regarding that additional state they insist
upon, they will have to come to understand that others, besides themselves, also
have a right to a bit of justice in the region. When they do this, they will
find an Israel forthcoming in its willingness to meet them far more than half
way. But, in the meantime, America (and given certain "realities" at the State
Department, this means the American President) must also demand no less.
The time for America forcing repeatedly unilateral,
dangerous, and concrete concessions from Jews in return for mere sweet-talk
from those who still plan their destruction must come to an end.