E. Nough writes "A Modest Open Letter" to Israel, with suggestions on changing a strategy that doesn't seem to work:
Let us consider the strategy you have employed for the past few decades: namely, to demonstrate your strength, but seek peaceful solutions instead, as with Egypt and Jordan; to strive to kill terrorists, but spare innocent civilians, as in Jenin; to occupy after being attacked, but not engage in genocide or ethnic cleansing, as in the West Bank; to give sworn enemies the benefit of the doubt and test their word, as with Arafat; to give all those within your borders citizenship and basic rights . . . to discuss your flaws openly and honestly; and to admit imperfection, but expect the world to understand the difficulties you face . . . .
In short, you have tried to do the right thing, and expected the world to reciprocate. This foolishness has to stop, and it has to stop right now.
E. Nough has a lot of suggestions:
(a) become an enemy of the United States (then you’ll be the lesser evil);
(b) change your name to the "Hebraic State of Social Justice" (or some other name that polls well among progressives);
(c) seize control of a strategic resource, such as the Suez Canal ("once you have control of a waterway so crucial to the Euroid economy, expect to see a radical change of tune from the French").
E. Nough’s post reminds LGFer Jonny of an old joke:
Two Taiwanese delegates are sitting in the back of the UN General Assembly and one turns to the other and says "Who do we have to blow up to get some attention in this place?"(hat tip: LGF)