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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mexico is Watching

CNN reports:
(CNN) -- The Arab League plans to ask the United Nations to grant full membership to a Palestinian state based on borders with Israel that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, according to the state-run Qatar News Agency.

The move comes after President Barack Obama made official the long-held -- but rarely stated -- U.S. support for a Palestinian state based on those borders, a position that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said can never happen.

Of course, CNN is egregiously incorrect in suggesting that Barack Obama’s position is “long-held” by other American Presidents. They also conveniently forget to mention that Obama’s position is inconsistent with mainstream political thinking, or that the counter position, as presented by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress, received 27 standing ovations. But no matter. Left-leaning media sources will lie shamelessly and distort context to protect the candidate of hope and change.

So, we move on to other matters …

I’ve heard unsubstantiated rumors that Mexico is going to school on each move by the “Palestinians” and the Arab League. After all, the state of Texas was once theirs and if the Palestinians succeed , there’s no reason why the Mexicans can’t make their own bid for land lost. A brief history from Wikipedia is in order:
When Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, Mexican Texas was part of the new nation. To encourage settlement, Mexican authorities allowed organized immigration from the United States, and by 1834, over 30,000 Anglos lived in Texas,[1] compared to only 7,800 Mexicans.[2]

After Santa Anna's dissolution of the Constitution of 1824, issues such as lack of access to courts, the militarization of the region's government (e.g., response to Saltillo-Monclova problem) and self-defense issues resulting in the confrontation in Gonzales, public sentiment turned towards revolution. Santa Anna's invasion of the territory after his putting down the rebellion in Zacatecas provoked the conflict of 1836. The Texian forces fought and won the Texas Revolution in 1835–36.

Hmmm. I’d have to say that Mexico has a much stronger claim to Texas than the Arabs have to Israel. After all, there actually was a country called Mexico that actually did hold the territory that became Texas. In fact, Mexico existed as a Spanish colony and as an independent country long before the United States came into being. On the other hand, there was never a country controlled by today’s Palestinians, never a king, never a governing body—nothing. Ironically, today, after the Israelis unilaterally gave the Palestinians Gaza, the region is exemplified by (to quote Wikipedia) a “lack of access to courts, [and] the militarization of the region's government.”

But no matter, according to many people, including a significant percentage of President Obama’s advisors (and the President himself), the UN is the icon for worldwide moral governance. So the President may cluck his tongue and publicly disapprove of the Arab’s UN bid, but one wonders what he really thinks.

It doesn’t matter if the Arabs’ claims are counter-historical, it means nothing that the Jews lived in Israel for millennia before Islam existed, it’s irrelevant that the Arabs initiated a war and lost, it’s uninteresting that the Palestinians commit more human rights abuses in one week than Israelis are falsely accused of committing in one year, it’s not worth mentioning that in 1948 the same UN (well, actually its predecessor) gave the “Palestinians” a land of their own and the Arabs spurned the UN’s offer and attacked the infant Jewish state that was to be their neighbor. We live in a new day of blatant anti-Israel bias subtly supported at the very highest levels of our own government.

If the UN says that Israel must give back land to the Arabs, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t do the same for Mexico.

So you ought to visit Dallas while you still can. After all, the football field at Dallas stadium might be limited to 50 yards, with the remainder of this “Jerusalem of the NFL” being partitioned by the UN into a soccer field.