Israel and Iran
House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
September 29, 2009
The news from Iran should be a wake-up call to men and women of good will from throughout the world. Iran is arming with the avowed aim of attacking Israel and the United States.
Some say that America has nothing to worry about – Iran has no ability to deliver missiles to America. They forget that if nuclear weapons are used against our nation, they won’t be delivered in missiles, they will be delivered in suitcases and cargo crates.
Two points come through loud and clear: What’s at stake for civilization and what’s at stake for the United States.
Saleem Fayad made it very clear that their vision of the so-called two-state solution is two Islamic states. And Benjamin Netanayu made it just a clear that the Israeli government is well aware of that as well, which is why any peace agreement must be one that can be enforced. I was left with the strong impression that the folly of the Gaza Strip will not be repeated on the West Bank.
Then he told of meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, in which they spoke of China and Israel being two of the three oldest intact civilizations in the world (the third being India). The Foreign Minister was shocked to learn that the world Jewish population is just 15 million. Given the proportional population increases that should have taken place, that population should be 750 million. After a stunned silence, the Chinese Foreign Minister asked, “What happened?” Netanyau said, “Well, A LOT of things happened. But it comes down to this: the Chinese have always had China. The Indians have always had India. The Jews lost their homeland 2,000 years ago, and only got it back 60 years ago.
The Nazi leaders knew that in order to conquer Europe they had to break Great Britain. And today the Islamic leaders know that in order to conquer the Mediterranean and Europe, they have to break Israel. They know it and we know it.
In 1938, Churchill said, “The light of civilized progress with its tolerances and co-operation, with its dignities and joys, has often in the past been blotted out. But I hold the belief that we have now at last got far enough ahead of barbarism to control it, and to avert it, if only we realize what is afoot and make up our minds in time. We shall do it in the end. But how much harder our toil for every day’s delay!”