Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Jihad Jenny strikes again

Most political parties have a few mad old relatives that they'd like to get rid of but can't, so they stick them in the House of Lords in the hope that they'll go away. Unfortunately some of them just get louder and more embarrassing. Case in point being Baroness Tonge (Lib Dem) who managed to embarrass even Nick Clegg enough to sack her over a claim that Israeli doctors were illegally harvesting organs from the Haiti earthquake victims. <Link>

She's still unfortunately at it...

Jerusalem Post.

Liberal Democratic peer asks why world allows Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to continue – "Is it Holocaust guilt?"

LONDON – In the second attack on Israel by Liberal Democrat politicians in the same week that the party’s leader said the party got it wrong on Israel, Jenny Tonge claimed on Friday that Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is the root cause of terrorism worldwide.

Possibly “Holocaust guilt” allows this treatment to go unchecked, Tonge said, adding that it might also be the “power of the pro-Israel lobby” in the UK and US.

Nothing quite like a quick conspiracy slur just to muddy the waters
The Liberal Democrat peer was speaking in the House of Lords at the Strategic Defense and Security Review, which sets out how the British government will deliver the priorities identified in its national security strategy.

On the issue of world conflict prevention, Tonge then said: “It is a disgrace to us all that problems such as Kashmir and Palestine are still alienating Muslims all over the world.

“The treatment of Palestinians by Israel is held up as an example of how the West treats Muslims,” she said, “and is at the root cause of terrorism worldwide.”

“Even [the Quartet’s Middle East envoy] Tony Blair has now admitted this publicly,” she claimed.

“Why do we let it continue? Is it Holocaust guilt? We should be guilty – of course we should. Is it the power of the pro-Israel lobby here and in the USA?” The peer went on say that “cynics might think” Britain is at the ready to help Israel attack Iran.
Tonge's problem, other than the fact that she's a useful idiot for global jihad. Is the normal one of politicians in simplifying a possible solution where it will require a very complex one instead. As this video shows.

Then again I'm fairly sure that Baroness Tonge does see the elimination of Israel as a simple solution, it's what she's worked for for years, as unfortunately have most of the left and a good few of the right in this country. What we should be doing is minding our own business, we have enough problems with the economy, civil rights and home grown jihadi's before we start meddling in someone else's back yard.
So politicians should when asked about Israel/Palestine simply say no comment or none of our business, simply because it is none of our business and fanning the flames as Jihad Jenny does is no help to either side and often brings the problems of those two countries closer to home for us as witness the attacks in London and Glasgow as well as fanning the flames of Muslims against Crusaders in burning poppies in London.

I'm becoming more and more a fan of armed neutrality Swiss style every day.

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Alfie said...

I'm already there. I just want us to stop shoving our nose up the USA's backside, then being lead to every flashpoint on the globe...

Once England gets its parliament, Brit- influence will wane.... Maybe that's what Cameron, Miliband, Clegg etc are so scared about?

Anonymous said...

The video is a disgrace and totally biased. I'm with your argument in part though Quietman. No one, including the Arabs and Persia wants the Palestinians, and Jenny is a loon. It's also true Israel cannot disarm. I think Costa Rica is the only country without a standing army.
There were two Jewish states in antiquity, both vassal states of the Assyrians (vile imperialists like the later Rome). Jerusalem would have been an insignificant hill town about then. The ten lost tribes were slaughtered or enslaved by the Assyrians. Alliances with the Egyptians didn't help then or now.