So the other day at the UN, Ali Abdussalam Treki, the Libyan diplomat, introduced Muammar Qaddafi as the "leader of the revolution, president of the African Union, King of Kings of Africa." Then, even though he was only supposed to speak for 15 minutes, Qaddafi rambled on for an hour and a half.
In his speech, he suggested that those who caused "mass murder" in Iraq be tried, he defended the right of the Taliban to establish an Islamic emirate, he claimed that swine flu was cooked up in a laboratory as a weapon, and he (randomly) demanded a thorough investigation of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. You know, the ones that happened 40 years ago. He claimed these political killings were Jewish conspiracies, saying, "We know that the Israeli Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald, who had killed the president, and then this Israeli died. We have to know how and why this happened, so such things will not be repeated."
He later offered to move the United Nations headquarters to Libya because leaders coming to New York had to endure jet lag. Yeah, that sounds rational. There's no jet leg when you fly to Libya. He also repeated his longstanding proposal that Israel and the Palestinian territories be combined into one state called "Isratine."
Qaddafi also urged the world to welcome and accept Obama and referred to him as "our son." He praised Obama saying, "We are happy and proud that a son of Africa is president of the US in a place where blacks could not go in a bus where whites go.... Obama is a glimpse in the dark, and I am afraid that we may go back to square one. Can you guarantee how America will governed after Obama? As far as I’m concerned he can stay president of America forever." Yes, you always want your president to be supported by an insane terrorist dictator.
Of course, it makes sense that this nutjob would support Obama. Minutes earlier, Barack Hussein had made a speech in which he basically said that no nation is better than any other (so, the US is no better than...Burma?), once again apologized for America's various crimes against humanity and the environment, and threw Israel under the bus in an attempt to appease terrorists and dictators. He said, "America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements" and said that they should end "the occupation that began in 1967."
Okay, time for a history lesson. Israel was legally created (restored, really) in 1948 by the UN, and in its constitution, it offered "full and equal citizenship and due representation" to eveyrone in its borders, including Arabs. Apparently, the Arabs didn't care. In May 1948, the Arab League countries sent approximately 1,000 Lebanese, 5,000 Syrian, 5,000 Iraqi, and 10,000 Egyptian troops to invade Israel. The Israelis managed to fight off their attackers, and in the ensuing treaty, Israel widened its borders, Jordan annexed the West Bank, and Egypt took the Gaza strip. In other words, Palestine, as a distinct territory, ceased to exist. There was only Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.
Egypt expelled UN forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1967, allowing Egypt to amass 1,000 tanks and nearly 100,000 soldiers on the Israeli border. This military buildup sparked a pre-emptive strike by Israel, leading to the Six Day War. During the war, Israel gained control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, and the formerly Jordanian-controlled West Bank, which included East Jerusalem.
So what's the point? The point is that there has never, in the history of the world, been a sovereign state or nation called "Palestine." Ever. There are no Palestinian people, per se. Rather, these are Arabs living in a region that historically has been called many things, including "Palestine" (which is a derivative of "Philistines," the enemies of the Israelites in ancient times). Israel did not invade and occupy Palestinian land. Rather, Israel went to war with Egypt and Jordan in order to defend itself from attack, and then won those territories fair and square. That's kind of how war works. It would be like Mexico claiming that the US needs to end its "occupation" of California that began in 1848.
So anyway, Obama and his Arab buddies are all full of crap. Heck, why are guys like Quaddafi even allowed to speak at the UN? I swear, the UN is the most pointless thing in the history of ever. We do not all share common goals or interests. It's a room populated by a minority of powerful democracies and a big crowd of Islamic terrorists and Marxist dictators from banana republics. And Obama decided to stand in front of all of them and essentially say, "Hi, I'm weak and naive. Enjoy walking all over the US for the next four to eight years!"