Religion is fundamental
Posted by aogWednesday, 03 January 2007 at 22:26 TrackBack Ping URL

I have been holding on to this post at Brothers Judd for a while. It excerpts a report about how Hizb’allah provided aid and comfort to Lebanese hurt by the Israeli invasion. Judd then writes

We’ve never figured this out about Hezbollah or Hamas either—there is just one side. They fill the roll of government, with the armed forces just being a part of the whole. Neither would Washington and Franklin have seen themselves as opposites.

Even for Judd, this one stands out for its level of reality dysfunction. First off, there would be no need for this aid had Hizb’allah not started the war. More importantly, Hizb’allah can operate only because its budget is supplied by a foreign power. That is the exact opposite of a government and is most similar to an occupying power, and we know what Judd thinks of that sort.

However, as in much of Judd’s writing, being Shiite trumps any facts on the ground. Even if Hizb’allah is obviously “an alien one, imported from the East, from the extremist regime in Tehran” to astute observers in Lebanon, that doesn’t matter. Hizb’allah is Shiite and therefore the exact equivalent of our Founding Fathers. I, however, find them far more like the Hessians, but with many fewer redeeming qualities.

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David Cohen Wednesday, 03 January 2007 at 23:08

Even stranger is his new love for the Somali Islamicists, who are Wahabi sponsored Sunnis.

Annoying Old Guy Thursday, 04 January 2007 at 01:22

I am still trying to figure out his position on the Chechnya separatists. I would think OJ would favor them, but his comments about Litvinenko certainly cast the separatists in a bad light, the Russian state was right to whack Litvinenko because he was associated with the separatists. However, OJ tends to mix his “politically wise” and “morally proper” pronouncements up so much I am frequently left wondering which is which.

cjm Thursday, 04 January 2007 at 01:35

i was surprised to learn recently that the palistinians are shites.

pj Thursday, 04 January 2007 at 22:23

When Prince Charles converts, he’ll have a double-plus: King and Muslim.

cjm Friday, 05 January 2007 at 17:10

when/if that tosser ascends the throne, it really will be time to bring down the curtain on poor old england. he reminds me of john kerry in many ways.

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