The Left is fully dedicated internationally and nationally to the idea that they would rather have bad things happen to the globe than allow their political opponents to ever achieve a victory.
Here’s an example: It looks right now as though Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, may be able to cut a deal with the Saudis to normalize relations between the two countries. This would be an earth-shattering move. It would be amazing for the Middle East. You’re talking about one of the most powerful countries in the region moving in tandem with the most powerful military country in the region — one Muslim, one Jewish.
That would be amazing — like the Abraham Accords but multiplied a hundredfold. Saudi Arabia has every interest in signing on because they need economic growth to modernize their technology and their military. And they can work with Israel in order to do that, because Israel has a very, very modern military.
Here’s where the rubber meets the road: Neither side cares one bit about terrorist organizations like the Palestinian Authority and Hamas and what they would think of such a deal.
You know who does care about that? The leftist writer Thomas Friedman of the New York Times. Friedman really hates Netanyahu. He despises him.
Friedman wrote a column in the New York Times saying you can’t normalize relations with a government that isn’t normal, meaning Netanyahu’s right-wing government. So Friedman’s encouraging the Saudis not to make peace with Israel because he doesn’t like Netanyahu.
You have the Biden administration, run by a man who’s not sentient. You have the Saudi government, which is a dictatorship. And lastly, you have an elected government in Israel that’s been in place for roughly six months with a prime minister who’s been prime minister several times before.
But according to Friedman, the “not normal” government is the Israeli government?
He writes, “The more I learn about the complex peace and security deal that the Biden team is trying to put together between the United States, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Palestinians, the more I’m convinced that if they pull it off, they’ll win both the Nobel Peace Prize and the Nobel Prize in Physics. Because finding a way to balance the different interests of all four of these parties makes quantum mechanics look as easy as tic-tac-toe.”
Here’s the truth: The Palestinian interests are of very little consequence to anyone because they have routinely undermined every peace agreement ever offered. The Palestinian leadership has been a terrorist leadership since Oslo and beyond. Mahmoud Abbas, the current leader of the Palestinian Authority (that’s the “moderate” group over there) gave a speech the other day saying that the Germans murdered the Jews in the Holocaust because the Jews were usurious, because they charged interest.
That’s who Israel is supposed to be handing concessions to?
Friedman says, “Given the many permutations this deal could take, let me just focus here on the only one that is in America’s interest and that I would support. It’s a deal that would normalize relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia, forge a deeper security relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and concretely advance a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.”
Here’s news for Friedman: Who cares what you think?
Friedman states, “I want to appeal directly to President Biden and the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman: Do not let Netanyahu make you his useful idiots.”
The only idiot here is Thomas Friedman. He is perceived as a foreign policy expert, which is absurd. His entire foreign policy expertise consists of going to foreign countries and being wined and dined by dictatorial regimes and talking to taxi drivers. What a garbage heap he is.
Political polarization is one hell of a drag.
If you hate someone enough, you’d rather watch the countries involved fail, even though it would make the world a much better place to allow that person to succeed.