Friday, May 20, 2011

Israel/USA/Palestine: It's Time To Give The Land Back

Mexican Cession in Mexican View                       Image via Wikipedia
Israel should go along with the Great One™ and accede to the Nobel Peace Prize winner 's prescription for world peace: roll back the borders of Israel to 1967 (more or less).

1967 was when, you know, the surrounding Arab states ganged up on Israel and Israel beat them back fair-and-square. In six days. Now Obama wants Israel to just hand the land back.

And I think Israel should go along with the US. But, there has to be some concessions on the part of the US. before Israel makes such a courageous and counter-intuitive move. Israel should agree to roll back its borders to 1967 when the US agrees to roll back its border with Mexico.
The constant conflicts in the Texas region in the mid 19th century eventually led to the Mexican-American War, which began in 1846 and ended in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Due to the treaty Mexico lost more than 960,000 square miles (about 2,500,000 km²) of land, 55%[7] of its national territory, including what is today California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma in addition, all disputes over Texas and the disputed territory between Rio Grande and Rio Nueces were abandoned. Five years later the Gadsden Purchase completed the creation of the current United States – Mexico border. These purchases left approximately 300,000 people living in the once disputed lands, many of whom were Mexican nationals. Following the establishment of the current border a number of towns sprang up along this boundary and many of the Mexican citizens were given free land in the northern regions of Mexico in exchange for returning and repopulating the area.[8] -- Wiki
Such an act would be a demonstration of good faith on the part of the United States and would win the admiration of the world. Give conquered lands back? Sure. You go first.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

Oh, yes. And Canada wants Fort Blunder back. There can never be peace where there's permanent occupation.
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kursk said...

My Grampa wants Prussia back from the Ruskies!..and Memeland and the Sudetenland, and Alsace -Loraine..

..nothing too big..fair is fair..

maryT said...

Good idea, then undo the Louisiana purchase, and give Alaska back to the Russians. Fair is fair, maybe the great O wants to go back to pre civil war boundries.

RkBall said...

So, Russia gives back Prussia, and gets Alaska -- let's make a deal!

But, Canada still wants Fort Blunder.

Anonymous said...

I guess black humour is one way to handle Obama's concessions to Arabia.
The issue may very well start world war 111 and I wouldn't blame Israel one bit.
When Israel says "never again", we at least should take them seriously even if Obama doesn't.
mel wilde

L said...

Obama is the worst president the US has ever had, in my view. He is creating havoc and will be of no help to peace in the middle east. Back to basketball.

Anonymous said...

Canada wants Skagway back too.

Anonymous said...

Let's restart the Aroostook War.

RkBall said...

The way Maine reaches way up north in to land that clearly should be Canada is a humiliation we can not bear much longer. There can be no peace as long as there is occupation.

RkBall said...

Skagway -- Indeed we do.

We need redress for this humiliation. What a great way for Obama to show that America is now indeed just a nation among nations and pave the way for middle-eastern peace.

Anonymous said...

We'll take everything back north of the Columbia River.

RkBall said...

It's only fair. We might have to engage in some acts of protest in order to show how doggone frustrated we are. Like throwing timbits. I know, we'll let them get stale first, and then throw them at them!!!

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"