Ini Krauthammer si juru bicara Israel-Zionis?
(minimal seminggu sekali kolomnya dimuat di koran lokal saya, bikin eneg

Analogi yang aneh:
- blokade AS terhadap Jerman, Jepang pada PD II, blokade AS terhadap Kuba
dan Soviet tahun 60-an,
dibandingkan dengan
- blokade Israel terhadap anak-anak Gaza

Jerman, Jepang punya kemampuan militer, punya kapal perang, ...
Soviet punya kapal selem yang bukan pempek, punya rudal nuklir, ...

Anak-anak Gaza punya apa?

opo tumon?


On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 10:47 AM, sunny <> wrote:

> Krauthammer: Those troublesome Jews
> Charles Krauthammer
> Friday, June 4, 2010
> The world is outraged at Israel's blockade of Gaza. Turkey denounces its
> illegality, inhumanity, barbarity, etc. The usual U.N. suspects, Third World
> and European, join in. The Obama administration dithers.
> But as Leslie Gelb, former president of the Council on Foreign Relations,
> writes, the blockade is not just perfectly rational, it is perfectly legal.
> Gaza under Hamas is a self-declared enemy of Israel -- a declaration backed
> up by more than 4,000 rockets fired at Israeli civilian territory. Yet
> having pledged itself to unceasing belligerency, Hamas claims victimhood
> when Israel imposes a blockade to prevent Hamas from arming itself with
> still more rockets.
> In World War II, with full international legality, the United States
> blockaded Germany and Japan. And during the October 1962 missile crisis, we
> blockaded ("quarantined") Cuba. Arms-bearing Russian ships headed to Cuba
> turned back because the Soviets knew that the U.S. Navy would either board
> them or sink them. Yet Israel is accused of international criminality for
> doing precisely what John Kennedy did: impose a naval blockade to prevent a
> hostile state from acquiring lethal weaponry.
> Oh, but weren't the Gaza-bound ships on a mission of humanitarian relief?
> No. Otherwise they would have accepted Israel's offer to bring their
> supplies to an Israeli port, be inspected for military materiel and have the
> rest trucked by Israel into Gaza -- as every week 10,000 tons of food,
> medicine and other humanitarian supplies are sent by Israel to Gaza.
> Why was the offer refused? Because, as organizer Greta Berlin admitted, the
> flotilla was not about humanitarian relief but about breaking the blockade,
> i.e., ending Israel's inspection regime, which would mean unlimited shipping
> into Gaza and thus the unlimited arming of Hamas.
> Israel has already twice intercepted ships laden with Iranian arms destined
> for Hezbollah and Gaza. What country would allow that?
> But even more important, why did Israel even have to resort to blockade?
> Because, blockade is Israel's fallback as the world systematically
> de-legitimizes its traditional ways of defending itself -- forward and
> active defense.
> (1) Forward defense: As a small, densely populated country surrounded by
> hostile states, Israel had, for its first half-century, adopted forward
> defense -- fighting wars on enemy territory (such as the Sinai and Golan
> Heights) rather than its own.
> Where possible (Sinai, for example) Israel has traded territory for peace.
> But where peace offers were refused, Israel retained the territory as a
> protective buffer zone. Thus Israel retained a small strip of southern
> Lebanon to protect the villages of northern Israel. And it took many losses
> in Gaza, rather than expose Israeli border towns to Palestinian terror
> attacks. It is for the same reason America wages a grinding war in
> Afghanistan: You fight them there, so you don't have to fight them here.
> But under overwhelming outside pressure, Israel gave it up. The Israelis
> were told the occupations were not just illegal but at the root of the
> anti-Israel insurgencies -- and therefore withdrawal, by removing the cause,
> would bring peace.
> Land for peace. Remember? Well, during the past decade, Israel gave the
> land -- evacuating South Lebanon in 2000 and Gaza in 2005. What did it get?
> An intensification of belligerency, heavy militarization of the enemy side,
> multiple kidnappings, cross-border attacks and, from Gaza, years of
> unrelenting rocket attack.
> (2) Active defense: Israel then had to switch to active defense -- military
> action to disrupt, dismantle and defeat (to borrow President Obama's
> description of our campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda) the newly
> armed terrorist mini-states established in southern Lebanon and Gaza after
> Israel withdrew.
> The result? The Lebanon war of 2006 and Gaza operation of 2008-09. They
> were met with yet another avalanche of opprobrium and calumny by the same
> international community that had demanded the land-for-peace Israeli
> withdrawals in the first place. Worse, the U.N. Goldstone report, which
> essentially criminalized Israel's defensive operation in Gaza while
> whitewashing the casus belli -- the preceding and unprovoked Hamas rocket
> war -- effectively de-legitimized any active Israeli defense against its
> self-declared terror enemies.
> (3) Passive defense: Without forward or active defense, Israel is left with
> but the most passive and benign of all defenses -- a blockade to simply
> prevent enemy rearmament. Yet, as we speak, this too is headed for
> international de-legitimation. Even the United States is now moving toward
> having it abolished.
> But, if none of these is permissible, what's left?
> Ah, but that's the point. It's the point understood by the blockade-busting
> flotilla of useful idiots and terror sympathizers, by the Turkish front
> organization that funded it, by the automatic anti-Israel Third World chorus
> at the United Nations, and by the supine Europeans who've had quite enough
> of the Jewish problem.
> What's left? Nothing. The whole point of this relentless international
> campaign is to deprive Israel of any legitimate form of self-defense. Why,
> just last week, the Obama administration joined the jackals, and reversed
> four decades of U.S. practice, by signing onto a consensus document that
> singles out Israel's possession of nuclear weapons -- thus de-legitimizing
> Israel's very last line of defense: deterrence.
> The world is tired of these troublesome Jews, 6 million -- that number
> again -- hard by the Mediterranean, refusing every invitation to national
> suicide. For which they are relentlessly demonized, ghettoized and
> constrained from defending themselves, even as the more committed
> anti-Zionists -- Iranian in particular -- openly prepare a more final
> solution.
> letters@
> This Story
> a.. The world is angry. Why doesn't Israel care?
> b.. Krauthammer: Those troublesome Jews
> c.. Nudging Israel toward a Gaza fix
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