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A LESSON FROM THE BLACK ANT

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Submitted by NEIL CAMERON / 6443 (United States), Mar 29, 2006 at 05:30

THANK YOU, DR. PIPES, FOR YOUR INSIGHTFUL AND ON-THE-NOSE ARTICLES.

WE ALL, MUSLIM EXTREMISTS EXCEPTED, HAVE A DESIRE TO LIVE PEACEFUL AND ORDERLY LIVES. HAVING TO REMAIN IN A NEAR PERMANENT STATE OF VIGILANCE AND READY TO FIGHT FOR ONE'S VERY EXISTENCE FROM DAY TO DAY IS NOT A STATE OF MIND THAT COMES NATURALLY OR EASILY. HAVING TO BALANCE THE MORAL, POLITICAL, AND SOCIETAL VALUES OF THE ISRAELI PEOPLE AGAINST THE NECESSITY TO BE CONSTANTLY ON GUARD IS NO EASY TRICK.

THE SIMPLE FACT OF THE MATTER, HOWEVER, IS THAT THERE CAN NEVER BE A STATE OF PEACE WITH THE FOLLOWERS OF MOHAMMED. WHEN YOUR "HOLY RELIGION" GIVES YOU NOT ONLY THE RIGHT BUT AN ACTUAL MANDATE TO KILL OTHERS IN THE NAME OF YOUR GOD AND YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED ALL YOUR LIFE THAT EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT AGREE WITH YOUR NARROW-MINDED RELIGIOUS STRICTURES IS AN INFIDEL WHOSE LIFE, LAND, AND POSSESSIONS ARE YOURS TO TAKE IN THE NAME OF ALLAH AT YOUR DISCRETION, ANY PEACE AGREEMENT WITH SUCH PEOPLE IS AN EXCERCISE IN FOLLY AND SELF-DECEPTION. SUCH AGREEMENTS AT BEST ARE CEASEFIRES. THE ISLAMIC PEOPLES CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED.

WHEN I WAS A TEN-YEAR OLD KID, I USED TO AMUSE MYSELF ON HOT SUMMER AFTERNOONS BY TAKING A VERY LARGE METAL DISH PAN AND FILLING IT WITH WATER TO A DEPTH OF FOUR OR FIVE INCHES. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PAN I WOULD PLACE A FAIRLY BIG STONE. ON THIS STONE I WOULD THEN PUT A HUNDRED OR SO RED ANTS. TO KEEP THEM COMPANY I WOULD ALSO PLACE ONE BLACK ANT ON THEIR ISLAND. THAT POOR BLACK ANT KEPT VERY BUSY INDEED. WHAT THE ISRAELIS NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THEY ARE THAT ONE BLACK ANT STUCK ON A VERY SMALL ISLAND WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF ANGRY RED ANTS (THEIR ISLAMIC ENEMIES) ON ALL SIDES. THAT BLACK ANT COULD NEVER LET ITS GUARD DOWN AND NEITHER CAN THE ISRAELIS. (BY THE WAY, I ALWAYS RESCUED THE BLACK ANT AFTER TEN MINUTES OR SO. THE RED ANTS NEVER GOT HIM, BUT IT WAS NOT FOR LACK OF TRYING TO. BUT WHO IS GOING TO RESCUE THE ISRAELIS IF THEY BECOME TOO SOFT TO REMAIN VIGILANT AND UNWILLING TO FIGHT FOR VICTORY AND STOP GIVING AWAY THE GAINS OF THEIR HARD-FOUGHT BATTLES?)

I HAVE EVERY SYMPATHY FOR BOTH THE ISRAELIS AND THE PALESTINIANS AND SINCERELY WISH THAT PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE WERE POSSIBLE. AS LONG AS THE ISLAMIC PEOPLE, HOWEVER, REMAIN TRUE TO THE TEACHINGS OF THEIR RELIGION, THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE WITH ISRAEL. CONCESSIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS ON THE PART OF ISRAEL ARE A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND EFFORT, AND EVACUATING SETTLEMENTS TO BUY PEACE IS A SUICIDAL POLICY.

IN THE TIMELESS WORDS OF SOLOMON: "GO TO THE (BLACK) ANT, (ISRAEL) THOU SLUGGARD. CONSIDER HER WAYS AND BE WISE!"

NEIL CAMERON / 6443
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