As the budget battle rages on and as we continue to fund domestic baby-killers, do we have to fund foreign ones as well?!
For years, the left wing foreign policy establishment has rapturously promoted the 'Palestinians' as the cause célèbre of our national security interests. Despite their unyielding commitment to terror, these supercilious 'wizards of smart' have credulously identified the creation of a 'Palestinian' state as the consummate solution to all geo-political problems. They posit that upon creation of a 22nd Arab state and 2nd Palestinian state (the first being Jordon), the culture of terror would cease and we would all experience peace in our time.
Incidentally, their maniacal fixation on the Palestinians has left them stupefied and devoid of solutions regarding the broader turmoil in the Middle East.
To that end, congress has been cajoled into authorizing billions of dollars in foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA). In addition, we have equipped and trained their armed forces with the best our military has to offer. This travesty is justified as integral to strengthening the "Palestinian people" and the "moderate PA leadership" in their alleged battle against the "extremist" Hamas. Those of us with more than a superficial understanding of the Middle East and Islamo-fascism, have always known the PA to be indistinguishable from Hamas. After all, the PA, otherwise known as the Fatah, was the catalyst in terror under the leadership of Yasser Arafat long before Hamas arrived on the scene.
The barbaric massacre of a family of five in northern Israel over the weekend should dispel the fallacy of the moderate Palestinian even in the eyes of their fatuous promoters. Here are the sickening details of the massacre:
Between 22:20 and 22:30 the terrorists entered the house through the living room picture window, did not notice the 6-year-old boy sleeping on the couch and continued on to the bedroom where they slashed the throats of the father and newborn baby who were sleeping there. The mother came out of the bathroom and was stabbed on its threshold. The evidence shows that she tried to fight the terrorists.
They then slashed the throat of the 11-year old-son who was reading in bed. They did not notice the 2-year old asleep in his bed, but murdered the 3-year old with two stabs to his heart. After that, they locked the door, exited through the window and escaped.
So who committed this atrocity, Hamas? Nope. They always blithely claim responsibility for such attacks, yet have been silent in this instance. Originally, the Palestinian media reported that it was Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the 'uniform terrorist wing' of the 'suit terrorist' Fatah/PA. Sadly, they don't usually lie when it pertains to seeking credit for such attacks. However, almost two days later, Fatah's Martyrs' Brigades issued a denial with the following explanation reported in Y-Net News:
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Fatah's military wing, denied involvement in Friday's terror attack in Itamar. After the "Imad Mughniyeh" cell assumed responsibility for the attack on Saturday, the organization released a statement saying that killing children is not part of their ideological views.
The organization explained the late denial, saying it had to check with all of its activists in the West Bank to determine in certainty that none of them perpetrated the attack. (emphasis added)
If this weren't so sickening, it would actually be hilarious.
Obviously, this sort of savagery is unconscionable to everyone except for the Islamist vermin. However, equally unconscionable is the funding of the Fatah terrorists with American tax payer dollars. Congress should move with an amendment to the Continuing Resolution (CR) to immediately cease all aid and equipment transfers to the Palestinian Authority, which is estimated at over $500 million for FY 2011. This should be a slam dunk bi-partisan vote that even Democrats can support. After all, this sort of murder doesn't take place in the womb.
The Palestinian murderers cost us over $500 million annually and as much as $900 million in 2009 alone (CRS report, page 6). That is more than the sum total of all government subsidized abortion spending, including expenditures for Planned Parenthood and Title X programs.
Is it too much to ask from our government not to fund murderers?
Cross-posted to RedState.com