The battleground is here--posted by Tony Garcia on 8/11/2006
"The line must be drawn here. This far, no further! And I will make them pay for what they have done"
Like the Borg, our enemy keeps on making advances. We may resist at first but then we fall back. Well, if we draw the line where the enemy is at then it is HERE in the United States. A very captivating story.
Daily protests occur in Dearborn. At one recent demonstration, organized by the Congress of Arab-Americans, about 1,000 people attended. College-age men asked, in call and response fashion, "Who is your army?" Protestors responded: "Hezbollah." "Who is your leader?" they were asked. "Nasrallah," the chanters responded. Many carried placards of the Hezbollah leader. A few days earlier at an even larger demonstration, more than 15,000 turned out, about half of Dearborn's Arab community.And just a little reminder of how propagandized they are...
Those who regularly attend the demonstrations tend to be the most strident.
"Oh, Jews, remember Khaibar," the marchers chant. "The army of the Prophet will return."
The line is a reference to Khaibar, a Jewish town north of Medina that, according to Islamic tradition, was overtaken by the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century. Once defeated, the surviving Jews of Khaibar were forced into serfdom. Two decades later, they were expelled from the Arabian peninsula.
Abed Hammoud came to Dearborn from southern Lebanon in 1990. His hometown is just a few miles from the Israeli border. His day job is assistant county prosecutor, but his passion is advocating on behalf of the Congress of Arab-American organizations.Did you see THAT? Assistant county prosecutor...deep within our own judicial system, our own government. And yet, is too ignorant of nuance to understand one of many major differences between the Nazis and Israelis. In this case the difference is the Nazis were the instigators of violence. The Israelis are in a war, and responding to people who have sworn to destroy them, wipe them off of the map, and are in a very real kill-or-be-killed situation.
Hammoud regards Israeli airstrikes as "war crimes and atrocities" -- attacks he does not hesitate to compare with Nazi Germany.
"The Nazis used to kill, especially Jewish people, using the ovens and the concentration camps," he says. "The Israelis use F-16s and burning bombs and smart bombs. I'm sorry. A death of a child is a death of a child."
But the point is...The enemy is on this land. The enemy is within our government. We must not be afraid to call out those who support Hezbollah or Iran...and kick them out of their positions! Quickly.