Monday, July 17, 2006
Snake, we need you...
The only way to rescue Gilad Shalit.
THE KENSINGTONIAN GAMBIT. Why should anything in the current middle east crisis make us think of John Carpenter's Escape from New York?
Well, there was this news item about the Gaza Strip:
The Egyptian authorities have stepped up security measures along the border with the Gaza Strip and the Rafah border crossing after Palestinian militants blew part of the border wall and hundreds of Palestinians crossed into the Gaza Strip through the gap on Friday.
The Rafah crossing, the only gateway for Gazans to the world, has been shut since Palestinian militants kidnapped an Israeli soldier during a cross-border raid on June 25.
About 500 Palestinians were stranded on the Egyptian side of the border, according to MENA.
The place is sealed tight, and the only permitted traffic is in, not out.
Then there's the question of exactly what kind of populace is presently inside this maximum security zone. In a recent interview with Hugh Hewitt, Mark Steyn described it thus:
Gaza, which has been left to the Palestinians, as you say, the mask is off. You suddenly realize they've got no interest in nation building, no interest in state building. There is no Palestinian nationalist movement. The salient fact about Gaza is that the average age in Gaza, the median age is 15.6 years. You're dealing with a population of unemployed teenage boys, raised in a death cult, and encouraged to think that Jew killing is the highest fulfillment of life.
Some of you more tolerant types might be tempted to accuse Mr. Steyn of exaggerating when he speaks of a death cult, but here are some explanatory excerpts from a post by the always insightful Dr. Sanity:
When you see large groups of men willingly blowing themselves up to kill innocents, you know there is some sort of psychopathy at work. When the only way to express "gender liberation" is for a woman to imitate the homicidal / suicidal rages of the males--you know there is a problem.
Consider also, how a child could grow up in any sense normal-- knowing that their mother and father think of them only as fodder for jihad and that he has no worth to them otherwise...
We see in research studies of people from fringe or outcast social groups (such as gangs), that the members of such groups often behave respectfully and honestly toward others within their own group, but treat outsiders as if they were not human, without any sense of wrongdoing.
The ringleaders of such groups are often the the true psychopaths, and these leaders have a seemingly unlimited supply of morally weak or immature individuals (many of them very young)--who embrace antisocial behavior under group pressure....
Those who do not have the innate biological or parental resources to prevent it become the disposable fodder that can then act out the psychopaths' scripts for them. Such individuals become the stooges--the suicide/homicide bombers--who mindlessly carry out their leaders' orders without every once considering that if holiness and sainthood are guaranteed by becoming a human bomb for Allah , then why is it that their leaders are not jumping with joy to grab the opportunity for themselves?
Islam has become toxic, infusing the entire Middle East with a culture inimical to not just the 50% who are female; but equally to the half who are male and consider themselves "superior". Children are raised in a misogynist family and cultural environment and the young boys are thus encouraged to hatred and violence. This has been going on for decades among the Palestinians in particular...
These are the people -- irreparably damaged, murderous kids -- who have kidnapped a civilized person into a closed community without institutions, an economy, human values, or flush toilets. They are overwhelmingly -- male and female both -- psychopaths who live only to kill and to die. Even (or especially) in their own terms, it doesn't matter what price they are made to pay for what they have done. And the one thing that will do absolutely no good under any circumstances is negotiating with them, no matter how pious that might make the naifs of the world feel.
Rather than offer the hypocrite leftists of the world more high-profile opportunities for their morally bankrupt pseudo-moralizing, wouldn't it be better to send in one clandestine, expendable warrior who understands exactly who the abductors are and how to savage them at their own game? Israel needs a Snake Plisskin to bring back their kidnapped son.
Problem is, we heard Snake was dead. Besides, it's likely not even the Israelis have the balls to send real balls to the wall. If it didn't work, the publicity would be terrible.
Wouldn't it be fun, though? Wishful thinking? Sure. But we're all guilty of some form of that these days, aren't we? Even (or especially) Chirac, Annan, and the Pope.
Sn-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ke. Are you out there?
Excuse us. We were just clearing our throat..