Monday, February 1, 2010

Throwing Out Good Money After Bad

There's something missing in that old saying.  It skips reminding us that the "bad" money was once good but went bad because of an unwise investment.

I'm reminded of it by the announcement that Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has agreed to another United States request (demand/dictate) that we free hundreds of Arab Hamas terrorists to boost that unpopular, incompetent Abbas.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees to the release of hundreds of Fatah prisoners as part of efforts backed by the United States and Egypt to jump-start the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Netanyahu expressed a willingness to release prisoners as a goodwill gesture in talks with the special U.S. Mideast envoy, George Mitchell. Under the plan, Israel would also embark on low-level negotiations with U.S. mediation.
Yes, another innumerable and useless counter-productive gesture from Israel to the Arabs.  We continue to endanger ourselves and the Arabs think less and less of us, because they respect strength and we're promoting ourselves as pathetic desperate insecure wimps.

Every single gesture over the years has only made matters worse.  Yes, that's like throwing good money after bad, continuing to invest in a failing business that promotes ideas that have no chance of ever succeeding.

The United States is rapidly losing its premier international status.  When I was a little girl, people and newspapers and American politicians spoke of Communist China as a hopeless, poverty-stricken country run by a crazy dictator, Mao Zetong.  He predicted that China would become a great power and called the United States a "paper tiger."

Well, it looks like Mao's having the last laugh.  Today, ten years into the twenty-first century, sixty years after Mao began mocking the United States, while the US is suffering another serious recession, China's economy is booming.

Many experts, following the facts on the ground, are convinced that the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have only increased terrorism.  Israel endangers her very existence by following the advice and dictates of the United States, a country that can't show successes against terrorism.

We (Israel) did better when we were on our own, like in the 1967 Six Days War.  American "help" in the 1973 Yom Kippur War almost destroyed us.

The time has come to take advice from Jewish History's greatest military success, King David:
"Yisrael, Batach B'Hashem!"
"Israel, Trust G-d and Follow His Orders!" 


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Ha! Remember what I said (more than once) before the elections? Even if we may disagree on politics, we can agree that Bibi shouldn't be trusted.

Batya said...

Yes, though Bibi's actions don't surprise me. I really didn't think he'd do any better. He never really claimed to be more right than center.