Joseph Farah: “Peace is not a good destination.”

Peace is not a good destination. Throughout history, those aspiring to peace have universally found themselves at war. It’s a counterproductive destination. The more you search for it, the harder it is to find.

Peace can only be achieved, as Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill instructed us, by striving for strength and sticking to principle.

So, if peace is not the ideal destination for the Middle East, what is?

[..] Therefore, “Farah’s GPS navigation system directions to Mideast peace” involves a dual commitment to both peace and freedom.

Now given that there is only one truly free country in the Middle East, Israel, it would seem in the best interest of the world, the region and the people of the area – Arabs, Israelis, Muslims, Jews and Christians – to expand the tiny state of Israel so that more can live in freedom and fewer in bondage and servitude to the state.

I’m sure you can see how this precept runs counter to all the conventional wisdom of those who have drafted the old roadmap. Their prescription for peace relies on carving up the Jewish state and handing over real estate to those who have no respect for peace or freedom.

But which plan intuitively and cognitively makes more sense – cutting up the tiny nation offering freedom to Jew, Christian and Muslim alike or allowing that tiny nation to grow, or, at least, remain intact?

For the life of me, I can’t even figure out why there would be a debate about something so self-evident.

Here’s how Tony Blair, George W. Bush and the rest of the foreign meddlers can redirect their efforts and take advantage of my revolutionary new navigation system:

    * Disengage from any further efforts to create a Palestinian state. Ever since this destination was chosen for the “roadmap to peace, there’s been nothing but bloodshed and conflict. It is leading, I predict, to a major Mideast war this summer. It’s not too late to avert this conflict, but a course change is absolutely required – immediately.

    * Cut off all funding to the Palestinian Authority. There is simply no more excuse to take taxpayer money from people in the West and hand it over to unrepentant terrorists to perform more evil deeds.

    * Allow and encourage Israel to defend itself without interference or condemnation. I know this is counterintuitive for those who think problems can be resolved by adversaries talking each other to death. But, repeating the same mistakes over and over again while expecting different results is nothing short of insanity.

It’s time for a Mideast course correction. Veer 180 degrees and proceed to your destination – peace and freedom.

July 2, 2007 | Comments Off on Joseph Farah: “Peace is not a good destination.”

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