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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Strip the Stripes?

Things are getting stranger and stranger, or is the truth just coming closer to the surface?

The Arab terrorist Hamas Party leader announced:


The several conditions Zahar named included a demand that Israel change its flag.
"Israel must remove the two blue stripes from its national flag," said Zahar. "The stripes on the flag are symbols of occupation. They signify Israel's borders stretching from the Euphrates River to the Nile River."
Now, most of us just thought that they were like the stripes on the " Tallit." (Thanks, Judith)

This makes me wonder. The American flag has lots of stripes, actually thirteen to represent the original thirteen colonies/states. Six are white, and seven are red.

Now, just to take this further according to Hamas leadership. The Israeli flag has only two blue stripes. If the stripes connote or symbolize "occupation," then America with 650% more stripes than Israel must be considered six and a half times more an occupier, or imperialist nation, than little Israel.

And if we want to talk symbols, let's look at the colors. The Israeli flag is sky blue and white, while the American one has a dark, midnight blue and bright red with white. Israeli stripes are blue, the color symbolizing freedom, vigilance, perseverance, justice, prosperity, peace, and/or patriotism. But the American flag has red stripes, the color of war and violence.

Let's put this all together according to the statement of Hamas leader, Zahar, just a little logic, please. Israel's flag, with a dominance of blue on white symbolizes a peaceful, just country, and that's even when if finds itself as an "occupier." While the United States has a flag with seven bright red stripes, which symbolize a violently aggressive imperialist society.

I didn't say it; I just took Zahar's demand a little further...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why go far? The color of the Hamas flag is green standing for Muslim domination. The color of the Palestinian Authority flag is green, white, black and red (the colors of war and conquest). The wedge on the side must stand for the wedge they want to drive in Israeli society.