Chief Wild Eagle: This funny country, once only buffalo live here, Indian come, then paleface come, now paleface give $300 for land Indian take away from buffalo…could only happen in America.
F Troop Iron Horse Go Home 1965
Rick: Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.
One of them most fateful decisions in history was the Arab population of what would be the state of Israel taking the advice of the various states preparing to go to war to leave the newly created state of Israel on the theory that they would only be gone a short time because said armies would easily slaughter those few and pesky Jews of Israel.
Unfortunately for those arabs not only did Israel defeat every Arab army arrayed against them but while Israel happily absorbed every Jew who was subsequently expelled from the surrounding lands and granted the Arabs who stayed citizenship the arabs who left were purposely left in limbo to serve the purpose of those defeated nations. 50 years later they are still treated like pariahs and used as pawns by folks like Hamas.
As long as the various arabs states see profit in keeping the Gazans under the thumb of Hamas and never developing anything beyond fodder for their eternal war with Israel they aren’t going anywhere.
But the Arab states are not the whole world. What if we let them come…here.
Even after 6 years of Obama a large chunk of the world dreams of coming to America, given that we are dealing with millions of illegal aliens plus the new batch of kids 1.8 million Gazans would be a piece of cake to absorb. As long as people aren’t on a terror list I see no reasons why they can’t come here.
EVen more interesting one could work out a deal where technically Israel would “lease” Gaza for say 99 years renewable at their option for 99 more and the monies of said lease be a subsidy payment (think of it as the Alaska oil payments) to the ex citizens of Gaza for the use of the land.
Israel gets a secure southern border and removes a terror threat, The Gazans get a chance for they and their children to and live and grow and create an actual future for themselves as millions of other have in America, the brass ring for most people in the world and best of all those former residents of Gaza get to feel, live worship and say what they actually think without worrying about being shot or stabbed or crushed for doing so. While I would advice against it they can even choose to still hate the Jews if they wish (we haven’t yet reached the point of outlawing wrong feelings) as long as they leave them alone.
Culturally there would be some adjustments but time would take care of that, there would be some expense and I’m sure more than a few people would not be thrilled at these people coming here, after all one might worry some of these guys are dangerous, but there is one thing you have to remember, Americans, like Israelis are very heavily armed and like Israelis know how to defend themselves
In the end I think it’s the best solution to the problem and I suspect the Gazans will be a lot less trouble for America here then they are over there, in fact I wouldn’t be surprised if they absolutely thrived here and were able to make the Singapore here that Hamas wouldn’t allow them to make there.
If someone has a better one that doesn’t involve mass slaughter I’d be delighted to hear it but I suspect the Arab states would cry foul, it would remove half of their casus belli vs Israel and if Israel turned Gaza into a thriving commercial and recreational paradise the terrorists would never forgive them.