Salami tactics, also known as the salami-slice strategy, is a divide and conquer process of threats and alliances used to overcome opposition. With it, an aggressor can influence and eventually dominate a landscape, typically political, piece by piece. In this fashion, the opposition is eliminated "slice by slice" until one realizes (too late) that it is gone in its entirety. In some cases it includes the creation of several factions within the opposing political party and then dismantling that party from the inside, without causing the "sliced" sides to protest. Salami tactics are most likely to succeed when the perpetrators keep their true long-term motives hidden and maintain a posture of cooperativeness and helpfulness while engaged in the intended gradual subversion.It's hard to think of one single ideological principle that remains in the Israeli position visa-vi the Arabs and the farcical fantasy faux "peace sic process."
Over the years, the decades, it has been davka the so-called Right wing Likud that has adopted and activated what was once the ideology of the extreme Left. In the hands of the Left, it was just talk, but it was the Likud that gave the Sinai to Sadat and Gush Katif plus Northern Shomron to Hamas and local Arab terrorists.
It was also the Likud that has been freeing convicted Arab terrorist murderers, since the jails have long emptied of the unsuccessful terrorists, those who needed another chance to kill Jews. When it comes to terrorism, Israel allows more chances than a baseball game to score.
Not only have they freed convicted Arab terrorists in exchange for imprisoned Jews, but now we empty the jails just to "encourage" the terrorist leaders to talk to us. Duh!?! What's there to talk about?
Under the framework agreement last July that led to the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Israel was to release 104 convicted terrorists in four stages. Israel has already released 78 prisoners, with one final tranche left to go.
|Palestinians celebrate the third installment of the prisoner release by Israel at the presidential compound in Ramallah, December 31, 2013 (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)|
As we all know, the Arabs aren't interested in making true peace with us, and the world doesn't care if the subsequent lack of security for Israel enables the Arab terrorists to attack, murder and destroy the State of Israel.
World leaders sic have even convinced themselves that Iran is only a danger to Israel, so they yawn and ignore even the most irrefutable facts. They don't want to know the truth, and unfortunately Israeli leaders/politicians in power ignore that truth as Ruthie Blum put so well in her recent article, Netanyahu must heed his own warnings.
On Monday, with cameras on the massive Iranian shipment, Netanyahu was trying to impress upon the international community that while it is engaging in negotiations with Iran, the "brutal regime has not abandoned its deep involvement in terrorism, its systematic efforts to undermine peace and security throughout the Middle East and its ambition to destroy the state of Israel. … Those engaged in self-deception must awaken from their slumber; we cannot allow Iran to continue building nuclear weapons."...Still, Netanyahu himself is engaged in diplomatic negotiations that are no less false, with a partner whose intentions are just as ill.Though the Palestinian Authority is a weaker entity than Iran, it shares the Islamic Republic's aim to annihilate Israel. Like Rouhani, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is credited with being a more moderate alternative to his predecessor. And like Tehran, Ramallah keeps protesting its innocence, as a way of keeping the funds flowing.Netanyahu is fully aware of this, which is why he has been insisting that the P.A. curb terrorism, desist from incitement and recognize Israel as a Jewish state as preconditions for a "peace" deal.But peace isn't on the table, as P.A. behavior -- which includes Abbas' glorifying of suicide bombers -- indicates. What is up for discussion is an Israeli withdrawal from territory inhabited by Jews. And what has already taken place is the release of many Arab terrorists from Israeli jails, in exchange for absolutely nothing.
- There is no such thing as Palestine!
- No Jewish community should be destroyed!
- No release of Arab terrorists!
- All of this Land is Jewish; we are returning to build a Jewish State!