Recently, I’ve noticed an interesting use of language among my Torah observant friends.
The classical Hebrew curse, “Y’mach sh’mo”, may his name be blotted from memory, is usually reserved for Amalek, the biblical foes of the Children of Israel, and Haman, the evil Persian court bureaucrat from the Book of Esther. In modern times, this curse has been reserved almost exclusively for Stalin, Hitler, and Arafat.
But ever since Obama capitulated to the IslamoNazis of Iran, I’ve heard several friends here and in Israel say, “Obama, y’mach sh’mo.”
This level of contempt for an American political figure is unprecedented. But in light of Obama’s nakedly anti-Israel agenda, not surprising.
My friend Daniel Greenfield explains how the Democrat party has become willing a collaborator with a genocide-promising, Jew-killing regime.
A classic example of this, the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, an attack which everyone knows that Iran is responsible for, but which the local authorities were motivated to cover up because of their entanglement with Iran. Twenty years later, the cover-up led to the murder of a prosecutor who was investigating his own government’s complicity in covering up the attack.
This is what normalization accomplishes. Like the former Argentinean government, the Democrats have been compromised by their support for the Iran deal. The process began earlier when they decided to turn against the Iraq War and make outreach to the enemy into their foreign policy. Obama and other Senate Democrats refused to brand the IRGC a terrorist organization despite its role in the mass murder of American soldiers. Now they have to excuse the IRGC’s abuse of captured American sailors and any other attacks by the Shiite terror state to protect their act of collaboration in the dirty deal with Iran.
Normalization is more properly named collaboration. The collaborator is a traitor who has to excuse his treason by rationalizing the atrocities of the enemy. Iran’s Democratic Party collaborators have to explain how “nice” Iran is being by releasing American hostages. Like all collaborators, the traitors emphasize the benevolence of the enemy while overlooking the crime that benevolence is based on. They trumpet their success in getting special favors from the enemy as proof that collaboration works.
Kerry rushed to thank Iran for freeing the hostages without ever addressing the fact that taking the hostages was itself a crime. Instead of dealing with the original crime, the Democrats, like all traitors, rush to accuse opponents of being extremists who seek conflict over diplomacy. This was the same exact argument that Communist collaborators with Hitler during the era of the Soviet-Nazi pact directed at the West. It was the same argument that British anti-war activists aimed at domestic opponents of Hitler.