Monday, June 20, 2011

The Palestinians: Down To Their Last Friend?

An interesting tale out of Lebanon, from Judith Levy at Ricochet:

The Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, held a meeting in Beirut last week with a delegation representing the 400,000 Palestinians living in Lebanese refugee camps. The meeting was called to address thefts of Islamic Wakf lands in Lebanon by Palestinians.

“We’ve hosted you and no longer want you,” Qabbani said. "I will defend Wakf lands, even if it costs me all I have.”

The Jerusalem Post describes the astonished delegation as attempting to "muzzle" Qabbani, sending him right over the edge. "You are trash!" he said to the Palestinians. "You will never be victorious. Nor will your cause. I’m no longer afraid of your weapons.” Then he threw them out of his office.

As Levy goes on to point out, Hezbollah uses the Palestinian "cause" as their excuse to terrorize Israel; the Lebanese now blame Hezbollah and the Palestinians for the rain of death from above that usually follows.

The residents of the peaceful Jordanian kingdom despise the Palestinians for attempting to destabilize their quiet little regime. The Saudis loathe them in a class-war type of way, and while the prior Egyptian regime always kept them at arm's length, it is unlikely that the new regime will offer more than lip service. After all, bankrupting the nation via war with Israel after 38 years of peace is the best way to insure that the new will go out as fast as the old. And while the Iranians support the Palestinians to the hilt as tools for their religious war against the Jews, the Iranian people hate them mightily, and the Palestinians are one assassin's bullet away from losing their proudest sponsor.

But they can still act with impudence and swagger. Why? Defying the trend and sticking by their side through thick and thin, right and wrong, is President Barack Hussein Obama. If he abandoned them now, they might be forced to make peace with Israel, lest they be left without a friend in the world.

But they know Barack has their back. So the terror and hate continues, unabated....

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