Monday, August 12, 2013
THE MULBERRY BUSH
As a child I enjoyed the “Mulberry Bush” game of holding hands and circling round and round, singing the same tune. The radical Islamists are forcing this game on the world community as they hold hands in common hatred and circle around the Nation of Israel, constantly singing the same tune…Israel must go.
Things come at the world so fast in today’s multi-faceted media that it is difficult for the casual observer to catch the big picture; this is especially true with events in the Middle East. The last couple of weeks have seen the shutting down of 19 Middle Eastern U.S. Consulates and Embassies and bombings in Iraq that killed at least 64. Cairo has experienced daily riots with many killed. Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is a vast jihadi sandbox near Gaza, where increasing violence has led to many recent deaths. Many believe this region could become a new global hub for Al Qaeda. These mentioned reports are but a sampling of the violence across the Middle East.
With all happening at once, you may have missed a huge event in Lebanon. The leader of Iranian-backed Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah emerged from hiding to deliver his first major speech in years. Why now? The answer is simple, all of these events are connected to the prevailing viewpoint in the Arab world that Israel should not exist.
Consider these words spoken by Nasrallah to hundreds of his supporters in the half-hour speech: "Israel poses a danger on all people of this region...including Lebanon, and removing it is a Lebanese national interest."
So the game continues. The problem is that this is no game at all and scores of people are dying each week and millions of lives are at risk moving forward.
Within days, the Israelis and the Palestinians will be back at the bargaining table with U.S., European, U.N and Arab World pressure for Israel to grant even more land concessions. Haters of Israel and Islamic Terrorists throughout the Arab World, especially Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Iran will not respect a negotiated settlement even if one is achieved.
We continue to pretend. We continue to play. Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush, here we go…
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.