Thursday, March 21, 2013

Obama in Israel; calls for a two-state solution and spouts the usual platitudes

More of the same from Obama to Israel.  It's always the same rhetoric, the same promises, the same exhortations to peace, the same bullshit.  I could write the speech in my sleep now, t is so predictable.  Everyone buys it, slaps hands and backs, drinks a toast and moves on.  No one makes concrete suggestions for solutions because there aren't any, the only path to true peace is to admit the "Palestine" lie, lay the blame on the refugees problem where it deserves to be, the Arab League and then create the land of Palestine where it should have been all along; most of Jordan and a small part of Syria.  Until that time, all the platitudes and glad-handing will mean nothing, and more will continue to die.

A two-state solution is impossible; there is no way to connect two disparate areas without bisecting Israel, effectively reversing the current status quo; Israel becomes two countries and the refugees get one country.  The destruction of one means the creation of the other, not viable to any kind of peace.  Yet our dear leaders persist, believing a two-state solution will solve everything.  Yes it will solve everything; with no unified Israel there is no problem.

From CBS March 21

Obama tells Israel: "Peace is the only path to true security"

Speaking before a lively and receptive crowd of 600 Israeli students, President Obama today urged the youth of Israel to accept "the realization of an independent and viable Palestine." A two-state solution, the president suggested, is the only viable path forward for Israel, given the political and technological changes underway.
"Peace is necessary. I believe that," Mr. Obama said, speaking at the Jerusalem International Convention Center on his second day in Israel. "I believe that peace is the only path to true security. You have the opportunity to be the generation that permanently secures the Zionist dream, or you can face a growing challenge to its future."

With the fast-moving developments in the Middle East sparked by the Arab Spring and the spread of democratizing technology, Mr. Obama said, "This is precisely the time to respond to the wave of revolution with a resolve and commitment for peace."

"Peace must be made among peoples, not just governments," he continued. "No one step can change overnight what lies in the hearts and minds of millions.... But progress with the Palestinians is a powerful way to begin, while sidelining extremists who thrive on conflict and division."

Mr. Obama noted that, given the strong support for Israel in the U.S., it would be easy for him to put aside the idea of pursuing a two-state solution. However, he added, "It is important to be open and honest, especially with your friends."

"Given the demographics west of the Jordan River, the only way for Israel to endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable Palestine," Mr. Obama said, prompting cheers from the young audience.

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