27 July 2015

Putting the Holocaust on a Pedestal

It seems that Mike Huckabee has started a hoop and a lah by stating his opposition to the Iran deal by alluding to the Holocaust, where at least 6 million Jews were massacred.
“This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history,” Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, told the Breitbart News Saturday show on SiriusXM Patriot. "He's so naive he would trust the Iranians and he would take the Israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven. This is the most idiot thing.”
This of course was followed with a response by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC head, whose feelings were hurt.
“This rhetoric, while commonplace in today’s Republican presidential primary, has no place in American politics,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. "Cavalier analogies to the Holocaust are unacceptable. Mike Huckabee must apologize to the Jewish community and to the American people for this grossly irresponsible statement.”
Huckabee isn't backing down - and nor should he. I want no apology. Is the Holocaust an event to put on a pedestal as something to be venerated, but not to be learned from? I want my potential President to understand the devastation that Iran could unleash on the Jewish state. There are over 8 million people in Israel, about 75% of them Jews -- a nuclear bomb wiping out the population isn't a "Holocaust"?

Oh, but all that current (like everyday) rhetoric still talking about the destruction of Israel isn't really all that serious. And you know, this deal is going to stop Iran from building their bombs... at least for 10 years... and we trust them because we get to spot check them... oh wait, no we don't. The Iranians are going to self-check and report back... what? Really?! Whatever, don't confuse me. I'm a Democrat and I trust my President.

10 years? Reminds me of another treaty... right, the one that Muhammed made with the Quraysh tribe. Why do we care about this treaty? Because history, like the Holocaust, is there to be learned from.

Muhammed originated from the city of Mecca, which was being controlled by the tribe of Quraysh. But in 622 A.D. Muhammed fled to Medina after being forced from Mecca by the Quraysh tribe for preaching a monotheistic message.

While in Medina, Muhammed signed a peace treaty with the tribe of Quraysh that "agreed to remove war from the people for 10 years. During this time...no one is to lay hands on another...evil [is] to be abstained from, and there is to be no raiding or spoliation."

During the next eight years Muhammed concentrated on building his power base and was soon much stronger than the Quraysh tribe. The treaty quickly fell to pieces and Muhammed attacked the Quraysh tribe in 630 A.D. and took the city. The peace treaty was only a tactical tool against the Quraysh tribe. Otherwise known as a "hudna".

Could this be a hudna rather than a peace treaty? Do we really trust Iran to hold up their side of the bargain? Do we trust the international community to make sure that Iran holds up their side of the bargain - that they won't have hidden centrifuges that can't be checked on? Or are the Jews (and non-Jews) living in Israel on their own, again, waiting on the best wishes of the world to save them.

Never Again.

1 comment:

in the vanguard said...

Jews are never "on their own". They've been around since Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They get punished off and on, to be sure, but the times have changed significantly. Whereas after the two Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed, Jews have been more or less persecuted, the last few score years a turnaround has been in effect where now they finally have their course will lead them straight to their Redemption. 70 years ago, had a police escorted them, it would have been to the gas chambers; Today, such escort is for protection. God has finally let the Jews turn the corner, and leave behind millennia of persecution. Today, thank God, Jews can practice Judaism and just be Jewish without repercussions. Today everywhere in the world a Jew has his freedom. This, in retrospect, is really a new phenomenon for this nation. For those who view events from other than a purely secular mindset, the Jews finally have what to most hopeful for - their Era of Redemption is palpable and quickly approaching. Israel has been reborn, Jews are free worldwide, they need no longer cower when expressing their views, and Jews are thriving. Just as sure as God took them out of bondage from ancient Egypt, so to now very soon God will usher in for them the days of Messiah they've been yearning for since forever. This may seem to be delusional to the "reality" mindset, which would point to things like anti-semitism on the rise worldwide to debunk that perspective, but a closer look only suggests that the screws may tighten here and there - only to persuade Jews to pack their bags and leave for Israel.