Let’s see if we can somehow tie in two completely different but still destructive groups – Muslim extremists and Occupy Wall Street – together in one well-trimmed blog post.
Think it can’t be done? Well, watch and learn, grasshopper. Watch and learn…
Let’s start out with radical Islam’s role in the story of Gilad Schalit, an Israeli soldier who spent the last five years in the hands of Hamas.
Schalit was just released in a prisoner exchange swap brokered by Egypt, where Israel gave up 1,000 prisoners, including many convicted terrorists. This insanely unbalanced trade illustrates all too well how they expect us to behave: by bending over backwards.
And even then, there were strings attached, since Egypt first forced the captive into an interview in order to air Muslim grievances. Some of the questions they asked included: “There are more than 5,000 Palestinians in Israeli jails; will you help campaign for their release?” and “What has the experience brought you? Has it made you stronger?”
Since the Obama administration, is all about kowtowing for political points, first it favored the deal and now it’s backtracking a bit. (And then there’s also the little incident of Ali Reza Shahsavari, who started shouting mid-flight to Kansas City: “You’re all going to hell! Allahu Akbar!” which is quickly dismissed as an isolated incident instead of yet another example of how much these people hate us.)
But this situation proves exactly why traditional U.S. policy is to not negotiate with terrorists: because they always come back looking for more, like they already are in the case of Israeli-American and falsely accused spy Illan Grapel… who might be released from his Egyptian prison if Israel hands over another 80 terrorists.
Clearly, neither deal is fair. But that’s how Muslim extremists roll. That’s how they prefer it.
For that matter, the same goes for Occupy Wall Street: all take and no real give.
(Nice tie-in, right? Right?)
They’re peachy keen forcing others to share their property (i.e. wealth) but when their $5,500 Macbook gets stolen, suddenly it’s theft. Can anybody say hypocritical? (Does anybody think OWSers might know what the multi-syllabic, non-curse word means?)
Of course, this is also the group that hosts such people as men who expose themselves to children (Occupy Seattle), rapists or the kind of women who don’t mind falsely crying rape (Occupy Cleveland), and people who support storming hospitals (Occupy Atlanta).
With actions like that, they might as well just go join Hamas. They’d fit right in.