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For Jews in Israel, Their 9/11 Has Arrived

Never again.
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October 11, 2023
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The Simchat Torah Palestinian terrorist attacks left over 700 Israeli Jews dead and over 2,000 wounded. Numerous Israeli Jews have been kidnapped and are being held as hostages. Some of the murder victims were American citizens. For Jews in Israel, their 9/11 has arrived. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately declared that Israel is officially at war. Various Palestinian groups vowed revenge. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Some Jews respond to murderous evil by updating their Facebook profiles to those useless “I stand with” (whatever cause is trendy this week) pictures. My preference is offering substantive solutions to problems that are far less vexing than made out to be.

This requires correctly diagnosing the problem even if it means making the sources of the problem uncomfortable.

Israeli Jews were murdered by Gaza Arabs falsely labeling themselves Palestinians. These Gaza Arabs are funded by the Islamist theocratic mullahs in Iran. Iran receives a major source of funding from Biden administration Democrats convinced that rapprochement with Iran is good policy. Liberals, including politically liberal Jews, overwhelmingly vote Democratic.

Correlation is not necessarily total causation, but denying any link is to deny reality.

No, liberal Jews do not wake up in the morning hoping to get their own people murdered. And President Joe Biden is not an antisemite. Those are strawman arguments no serious person would make. As the late Dr. Charles Krauthammer reminded us, when the only choices are malevolence and incompetence, with government “always assume incompetence.” Liberal Jews, more obsessed with social issues than national security, consistently vote for a Democratic Party that is more obsessed with social issues than national security. The Democratic Party makes wildly incompetent foreign policy decisions that exacerbate global conflict and reduce public safety worldwide. Rapprochement with Iran is the dumbest foreign policy strategy in modern history.

The Democratic Party of J.F.K. and Bill Clinton is dead. Joe Lieberman was stripped of his party label. The anti-Israel Squad is metastasizing exponentially with each election as Jews are ousted. Every time a Jamaal Bowman type replaces an Eliot Engel, the anti-Israel sentiment among Democrats grows.

Combine that with a Biden administration filled with Obama loyalists, and the result is a pro-Iran policy championed by John Kerry and Anthony Blinken. The Republican Party is also not blameless. Decades after Bill Buckley marginalized Pat Buchanan, nativist sentiment returned with the rise of the Ron Paul movement.

Donald Trump’s foreign policy can best be described as Ron Paul, but with sanity. To be fair, Mr. Trump himself has always been philosemitic. He deserves total credit for the Abraham Accords. Yet his responses to Iranian terrorism, while certainly not as impotent and destructive as those of Obama-Biden Democrats, were less forceful than necessary.

America’s two-party system now has two anti-war parties opposed to military intervention. The general consensus is that the Global War on Terror (GWOT) and the 2003 Iraq War were wrong.

The general consensus is what is wrong. The Iraq War was the right thing to do. Removing Saddam Hussein by force was noble and necessary. The GWOT was proper. This revisionist history needs to be revised back. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were right. The Neoconservatives were right. The anti-war leftists and Ron Paul non-interventionists remain wrong. The way to stop evil is not by updating social media statuses, relying on failed old Europe, sipping tea with despots in useless acts of diplomacy or issuing toothless sanctions that accomplish nothing.

Evil is an act of bullying. Since the beginning of time, the only thing bullies understand is force. 

Evil is an act of bullying. Since the beginning of time, the only thing bullies understand is force. Raw, hard power is the only thing Islamist terrorists understand. In the short term, this means more deaths and collateral damage. These occurrences are unfortunate but must never be deterrents. 

Americans are war weary. Too bad. Our enemies are not. Israel’s enemies are America’s enemies. Iran calls America the Great Satan. The only solution to stopping radical Islamic terrorism is to have an American foreign policy goal of killing every terrorist. This includes killing those who finance, shelter and support the terrorists in any way.

This is the George W. Bush doctrine. It works. In the long run, it saves lives. The West repeatedly blinks under Blinken. Attacking the wolves requires a Wolfowitz.

If Americans want Jews in Israel to stop being murdered by Islamists, vote for American leaders willing to engage in forcible regime change in Iran and crush radical Islam everywhere.

If Americans want Jews in Israel to stop being murdered by Islamists, vote for American leaders willing to engage in forcible regime change in Iran and crush radical Islam everywhere.

Never again.


Eric Golub is a retired stockbrokerage and oil professional living in Los Angeles

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