You can tell a lot about a person by who his or her enemies are. The same applies to nations… take Israel, for example. That her enemies are the folks who align themselves with Syria, Iran, Al Qaeda — the whole Axis of Terror — tells you a great deal.
And you can also tell a lot from the stories the enemies tell. When they make up obvious lies, it tells you that the truth is on Israel’s side.
Which leads us in to one of the biggest whoppers of all time, as told by the brilliant linguist, political fool, supporter of Hizbollah and legendary Jewish Anti-Semite, Noam Chomsky. You can hear his interview on Sabbah’s (Palestinian) Blog, entitled “Facts about Israel the Media Isn’t Telling You.”
He begins with the canard that Israel and the US “punish[ed] the people of Palestine” — severely — for “voting the wrong way in a free election.” The truth, of course, is that Israel and the US have always refused to fund terrorism. When the Palestinians elected the terrorists of Hamas to head their government, Israel and the US continued their old policy. The “severe punishment” was not giving millions of dollars to a bunch of terrorists to do with as they pleased.
But that’s not the whopper. It’s not even close. Read this for a laugh:
The latest phase began on June 24. It was when Israel abducted two Gaza civilians, a doctor and his brother. We don’t know their names. You don’t know the names of victims. They were taken to Israel, presumably, and nobody knows their fate.
Nobody knows their fate, of course, because they don’t exist. What possible reason would there be for the Palestinians not to name the mysterious doctor, his brother, and the area from which they were abducted? None, of course. It’s a pretense. Now, you see, the abduction of Gilad Shalit on June 25th, the next day, wasn’t an unprovoked strike into Israel proper, but a tit-for-tat reprisal — never mind that the tunnel used by the terrorists was under construction for months.
Israel withdrew from Lebanon in 2000, and Gaza in 2005. This was the terrorists’ way of saying thank you. And the lies of Noam Chomsky just help those with intelligence and wisdom to see the truth.