“The krauts are holed up in the convent in the next town down the road, Sarge…”
If you’re old enough – or just a World War II classic film fan – you’ve probably heard a line like that more than once. Why? Because it’s a matter of historical record that the German army employed tactics just like that During WWII in order to bait the Allied forces – often, American troops – into attacking convents, churches, schools, and so forth, so that the Nazis could point to the Allies’ barbarity in attacking civilian “soft” targets. Hitler hated Christians (contrary to the leftist contention that he was one) and sought to make Nazism itself the “state religion,” so Christian collateral damage was no great loss. In fact, the American stateswoman Clare Booth Luce wrote about this quite extensively.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Well, it should, because this is identical to the tactic currently being used by the Islamic terrorist group Hamas in order to bait the Israelis into attacking civilian targets so that they can point to the Israelis’ barbarity. Mosques, schools, hospitals, homes, and even United Nations refugee facilities – all have been fair game in Hamas’ effort to demonize the Israeli government.
And if there aren’t enough tiny, mangled corpses laying about for the press to photograph, well, Hamas can always generate some on their own. Days ago, Breitbart reported on a “false flag” attack that Hamas itself perpetrated against the Palestinian population in Gaza, which it subsequently attempted to blame on Israel. The American press, in its infinite professional indolence (or perhaps even complicity) went right along with the program, reporting the incident as an Israeli strike on Gaza.
Recently, activist Brigitte Gabriel appeared on Fox News’ The Kelly File, and detailed how Islamist militants used the same tactic in her neighborhood in Lebanon when she was growing up in the 1970s, so this is definitely nothing new.
Nor is Hamas and other Islamic groups use of Hitlerian devices new. You may have noticed that I am not the only one who has recently likened Hamas, ISIS, and other Islamist groups to latter-day Nazis.
“Swastika at D.C. Rally for Gaza”
– Article, PJ Media, Aug. 3, 2014
The anti-Israel movement and anti-Semitism among modern Islamists have deep roots in Hitler’s Germany, although the political left has taken great pains to ensure that Americans remain ignorant of this. In November of 1941, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, traveled to Berlin and met with Adolf Hitler. Troops that he subsequently cultivated among Eastern European Muslims fought alongside German troops against the Allies, and participated in rounding up Jews and other “undesirables”; the Mufti and his assistants advised Hitler on such endeavors as the concentration camp program, or “Final Solution.” After the war ended, Husseini became a mentor of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Yasser Arafat, among other things.
The vigorous efforts on the part of Hamas, the American left, and the Obama administration in particular to frame Israelis as a bunch of bloodthirsty, child-killing, genocidal maniacs was calculated to turn public opinion so irrevocably against Israel that, despite the deadly consequences in her failing to meet force with force against Hamas, Israel would be forced to fold to the suicidal admonitions of Obama and his effete, rubber-faced buffoon, Secretary of State John Kerry.
Fortunately, it didn’t work out that way. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to use as much military power as needed against the Islamist group Hamas to restore some semblance of peace in Israel, a recent CNN poll showed 57% of Americans siding with Israel against Hamas in Gaza, and the entire Middle East views Kerry as well, an effete, rubber-faced buffoon.
I guess it was altogether too much for America’s narcissist in chief, who reportedly got miffed because the White House press corps forgot to ask him how he was going to spend his birthday this week. Perhaps it was because like so many of us, they’ve gotten to the point where they doubt his origins narrative so much that they aren’t sure when his birthday actually is. But I digress.
In any case, Obama reportedly yelled at Netanyahu during a heated telephone exchange last week, as he demanded that the Prime Minister agree to an unconditional, humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, this according to a former Israeli defense official. Earlier, a transcript from this conversation had been leaked to the press by a member of the State Department, causing a great deal of controversy indeed.
This is likely indicative of the mental and emotional stress Obama is under – not because of the rigors of the job, which apparently demand countless therapeutic rounds of golf and vacations – but because this individual who is so unaccustomed to being told “no” simply cannot deal with the phenomenon – particularly when the stakes are high, or integral to his so well-laid plans.
This should sound familiar too. Adolf Hitler, in his maniacal narcissistic grandiosity, also supposed that the world would fall at his feet, whether in love or abject terror. When met with resistance, he responded in infantile fashion, repeatedly ignoring the advice of his seasoned military leaders and ultimately sealing Germany’s fate.
Then, there are the “phony scandals” poised in Damaclesian fashion over the President’s head, the current administration-orchestrated border crisis that has polarized both Americans and politicians, and the upcoming midterm election. While Democrat power players are telegraphing their alarm through squealing and bleating about an impeachment that no Republican of influence has even brought up, there’s little doubt that Obama is aware that revelations made during such a proceeding (such as his identity fraud, treason in funding and training al-Qaeda and ISIS, having orchestrated the 9/11/12 attacks on the Benghazi compound, or plotting a “false flag” EMP attack on America) could spell far graver embarrassment than that which Bill Clinton faced over Monica Lewinsky, whether or not prognosticators doubt that the Democrat-controlled Senate would vote to convict him on impeachment.
It could mean his being charged with high treason and everything that implies, including capital punishment.
All of this, combined with his being a textbook malignant narcissist to start with (which enough credential professionals have labeled him at this point that I feel comfortable using the term), obviously militated against Obama’s carefully-maintained façade of cool. He exploded at Netahyahu, not only a serious breach of decorum, but evidence of his lack of character, as well as his deep disdain for Netanyahu and the Jewish people. “Israel is not in the position that it can choose its mediators,” Obama is said to have barked, as though the spoiled, unaccomplished, petulant little Chicago bath house hopper was going to intimidate a man who has rockets raining down around him on a daily basis.
Well, we shall see how the rest unfolds, one way or the other. The pressure on the pretender in the White House is certain to increase and intensify, evoking additional exhibitions of maniacal narcissistic grandiosity.