May 25, 2011

A proposal to Bibi

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: 

Congratulations on your triumphal tour of Washington D.C. You have emerged as the de facto leader of anti-Obama sentiment in America.

In return for all that America has done for you, may I ask, in all seriousness, that you do a favor for America?

Namely, please come to America again and deliver a high profile speech and slide show explaining the rapid construction and strong success of Israel's border security fence. Point out that a properly made border fence has been shown to deter not only drug smugglers and illegal immigrants, but even suicide bombers. Then, compare Israel's success at rapidly securing its borders to the American government's dithering and ineffectualness at constructing its own border security fence. Please point out that this kind of defeatism and corruption is unworthy of Israel's ally. You could conclude by offering to send Israeli experts to the American border to advise Americans on how to build the American fence.

Thank you very much.

Steve Sailer

13 comments:

Baloo said...

Do they have a Nobel Prize for devastating tongue-in-cheek irony? You deserve it for this. If they don't have one, we can make one called the "Modest Proposal" award and give you a statuette of Jonathan Swift.

David said...

Pow. Right to the kisser.

Well played, sir.

Steve Sailer said...

I'm not being ironic. I would like Netanyahu to do this.

David said...

>I would like Netanyahu to do this.<

Who wouldn't?

But it won't happen, and it can be instructive to try to figure out why.

international Jew said...

When you come right down to it, the Israelis aren't asking for much; they mostly just want the US not to force on them a disadvantageous deal with their enemy. Unlike Korea, Taiwan or Europe they're not asking us to fight their battles.

Steve, you should like and respect Israel for the same reason you like Switzerland.

AmericanGoy said...

"You have emerged as the de facto leader of anti-Obama sentiment in America."

Too many words, something is not right here...

"You have emerged as the de facto leader of America."

There, that's better.

Baloo said...

The irony, I guess, is at a different level. Sure, I'd like for him to do it too. Just as I'd like Obama to do things he'd never do in a million years. Maybe 'irony' isn't the right word.

Has to be said...

Bibi's reply:

I will certainly help you to argue for the fence, but only if you agree to do it under the same conditions as Israel. That is, you must end your illegal occupation of Texas and California and give these lands back to their rightful owner, Mexico. You must withdraw your settlers. Then you may build your fence--on the borders of Oklahoma and Oregon.

Anonymous said...

When you come right down to it, the Israelis aren't asking for much; they mostly just want the US not to force on them a disadvantageous deal with their enemy. Unlike Korea, Taiwan or Europe they're not asking us to fight their battles.

Really? So if Iran launches an attack on Israel, maybe with Russia or China or whomever backing them, we can just sit back, watch, and enjoy the show? Sounds good to me.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. Some of the commenters seem to believe that Benjamin Netanyahu, personally, desires that America's Southwest continue to be inundated with immigrants, and is working towards that goal.
That's why they think this is some kind of ironic jab at his hypocrisy rather than a sincere lament.

Laban said...

"The prime minister added that the new law, drafted by Minister of Justice Yaakov Neeman, "should conform to our national interests, first and foremost providing security and ensuring the Jewish and democratic character of the country."

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Interior Minister Eli Yishai discussed the possibility of sending some of the thousands of illegal African immigrants in Israel to African and European countries that are willing to accept them. Ayalon said he is talking to his European counterparts, but that it is unlikely that such a plan will succeed.

"Illegal immigrants are endangering Israel's existence," Yishai said. "The south of Israel has fallen under siege." Yishai also suggested harsher punishment for Israelis who employ illegal immigrants, and called for Israel to finish a fence along its border with Egypt.

Netanyahu said he is pushing to build a "ground obstacle along the border with Egypt. I don't care which government office does it; what's more important is to start building quickly, and that is what we'll do."

In reference to the illegal immigration issue, Netanyahu said: "Israel faces the danger of a flood of illegal workers from Africa into our territory. This is a real threat to Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Most western states have taken action to prevent such dangers."

"It can not be," Netanyahu added, "that Israel, which is undoubtedly one of the most threatened states in the western world, does not have an immigration policy that defends our national and security interests."



The only thing I'd disagree with is that "most western states have taken action to prevent such dangers". That's just the point - they haven't.

David said...

>Some of the commenters seem to believe that Benjamin Netanyahu, personally, desires that America's Southwest continue to be inundated with immigrants, and is working towards that goal.<

Steinlight raised some objections to it, on the grounds that it's possibly bad for Jews.

To the extent Netanyahu would care about our Southwest, it seems to me he wouldn't take the position of Steinlight. The necessity of countries other than Israel maintaining open borders is an article of fervent faith among most Jews the world over - for more or less obvious reasons.

ATBOTL said...

"When you come right down to it, the Israelis aren't asking for much"

Except billions of dollars a year, tolerating their massive military and industrial espionage against us, that our entire foreign policy be based on their interests instead of ours. That's not much at all. We should be grateful that they don't want more.