Road Map-Induced Homicide Bombing

by Yoram Ettinger

1.The HORRIFIC HOMICIDE BOMBING has been induced by well-meaning policy-makers in the US and Israel, who have chosen to sacrifice reality on the altar of wishful thinking.

2. The Palestinian homicide bomber has taken advantage of the relaxed security measures, imposed on Israel by the US Administration. This is not the time for condemnation and complaining about terrorism; this is the time for the destruction of the infrastructure of terrorism. This is not the time for a restrained reaction; this is the time for a determined offensive on the enemy’s own ground. This is not the time for a "ceasefire"; this is the time for the destruction of the infrastructure, which feeds the fire of terrorism.

3. MUTUAL THREATS. The horrific homicide bombing took place a few hours following the homicide bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad – another example of the MUTUALITY OF THREATS to the US, the Free World and Israel.

4. ABU-MAZEN. The horrific homicide bombing took place at the time when Abu Mazen (the favorite son of Foggy Bottom) met with Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders, in an attempt to extend the "ceasefire," (which has allowed the PA/PLO/Hamas to upgrade their terror infrastructure). Abu Mazen does not intend to ERADICATE terrorism, he has attempted – since 1993 – to INCORPORATE terrorism, as a legitimate political factor. Abu Mazen has been a chief architect of the series of understandings reached between the PLO/PA and Hamas since 1993, which have allowed the establishment – in PA-controlled area – the largest terrorist base in the world!!! Abu Mazen has thus been consistent with his track record since the late ’50s: #2 to Arafat in the planning, executing and inciting terrorism, while shaving his face, wearing modern suits and ties and speaking softly. By the way, Muhammad Dahlan has been one of the most loathsome and corrupt terrorists before, and since, Oslo, especially when it comes to the oppression of his own Palestinians.

5. ERRORS REPEATED. The horrific homicide bombing is the direct result of the US Administration-induced Road Map, which has IGNORED the bloody lessons of the last 10 years (1,300 Israelis murdered by PA/PLO-harbored and executed terrorism, which is proportionally equal to 60,000 Americans!), allowing for the Oslo Appease-Process to be replayed.

6. The horrific homicide bombing is the direct result of the ROAD MAP policy, which has been AT VARIANCE WITH THE USA OWN WAR ON TERRORISM IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. The Road Map is based on the IMMORAL concepts of "moral equivalence" (between a victim and a terrorist) and "cycle of violence" (equating defense against terrorism to the act of terrorism).

7. The homicide bombing occurred a few hours following President Bush’s offer to assist the role-model of terrorism – the PA/PLO – in the battle on Palestinian terrorism, ignoring PA/PLO’s horrific track record. Would the US offer Saddam’s deputies such assistance?! Would the US offer the Taliban – as was indeed contemplated by Foggy Bottom – to participate in the gov’t of Free Afghanistan?! Instead, the Prez should urge Israel to adopt his own way of combating terrorism: destroy the political, financial, ideological and operational infrastructure of terrorism, rather than appease and coexist with terrorism.

8. No nation should subcontract war on terrorism to another party (let alone to the role model of terrorism). The horrific homicide bombing is the direct result of an attempt by the US Administration to ignore the lead role played by the PA and the PLO – since 1993 – in orchestrating, harboring, inducing, inciting anti-Israel and anti-US terrorism.

9. The horrific homicide bombing is credited to MORAL AMBIGUITY, which has allowed US and Israeli policy-makers to refer to the #2 PA terrorist, Abu Mazen, as a "Prime Minister", and to the role model of Palestinian brutality and corruption, Dahlan, as "Minister of Homeland Security." Prez Bush never referred to Saddam as President, understanding that MORAL CLARITY is a precondition for a victory on the battlefield.

10. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR DESPAIR. Jewish history has been replete with disasters, much more horrible than the Oslo/Road Map-driven terrorism. How can we despair when we remember the 6 million Jews murdered during WW2?! How can we despair when we remember the odds faced by Israel’s Founding Fathers in 1948?!

11. In order to survive, Israel will have to end its 10 year restraint, flex its muscles, destroy PA/PLO/HAMAS infrastructure of terrorism, in face of ANY pressure, and at the expense of ANY price. Security – rather than peace – at any price, has been responsible for the establishment and growth of the Jewish State.