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The Three Nos By: John G. Adam
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 24, 2007


As Communist China seeks to block Taiwan's application for membership to the United Nations, and as we confront evil of Militant Islam, we should consider what Israel and Taiwan have in common in order to understand the nature of evil and the dangers of appeasement.

Israel and Taiwan are small democracies facing serious threats from totalitarian ideologies. Both are rejected and even hated by much of the so-called "international community." Both lack oil. Both face regimes that hold the free world economic hostage. Both would be sacrificed by the likes of Jimmy Carter on the alter of appeasement.

But both are allies of the United States and have been since they became independent nations, both, in the late 1940s.

The totalitarian regimes in the Arab/Persian Muslim world and the Communist regime in China ("People's Republic of China") seek the destruction or subjugation of Israel and Taiwan, respectively. Like other totalitarian regimes, they cannot tolerate democratic countries or free people on their borders. They do not adhere to "multiculturalism."


They do not follow the Geneva conventions. They do not worry about the Red Cross or belated disapproval the editorial writers at the New York Times.

Following the Six-Day War of June 1967, a great military victory by Israel against the combined Arab armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq, Israel offered peace. In reply, the Arab leaders passed the infamous "Three No's" resolution at the Khartoum conference in September 1967: "No Peace with Israel. No Recognition of Israel. No Negotiations with It." Terror and propaganda continued.

Communist China has its own "three-no's: No "Two Chinas." No Independence for Taiwan. No membership for Taiwan in international organizations.

Like the Jihadists attacking Israel, Communist China has amassed more than 800 missiles aimed at Taiwan, only 90 miles away. Calling Taiwan a "renegade" province, China has repeatedly threatened to attack Taiwan if its leaders declare independence or demand
"state-to-state" relations. A few years ago, commenting on the possibility of a nuclear standoff, a Chinese general confidently said that the U.S. would never sacrifice LA for Taipei, the Taiwanese capital, in a nuclear standoff.

What can you expect from regime that killed more than 30 million of its people during the "Great Leap Forward," the "Cultural Revolution," and otherwise? China's gulags hold more than a million political prisoners (with no Red Cross visits). Free trade has not led to freedom or the rule of law.

Though separated by thousands of miles and facing different enemies, Israel and Taiwan are "canaries in the mine shaft." They warn the free world of danger. If five million Israeli Jews and 23 million Taiwanese citizens can stand up to 1.2 billion in Communist China and more than 300 million Arab Muslims, the free world surely can do so – if it has the will. But, as George Orwell said: "The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it." And the quickest way to lose your freedom is to lose wars, not defend your allies and appease and embolden and strengthen your enemies. Churchill put it better: "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."

The crocodiles are hungry. One only has to look at the Islamists committing Jihadocide throughout the world, not just Iraq. Thanks to United Nations, Jimmy Carter and appeasers, Taiwan is not recognized as a sovereign nation, which is why each year since the early 1990s it applies for membership to the UN and each year it is rejected.

While the UN was kicking out Taiwan, it was inviting in the PLO and Terror Arafat, shortly after the 1972 Munich massacre of Jewish athletes. Consider that moral equation and it makes you sick. And while Israel is in the UN, it is subject to the most grotesque and unfair criticism and held to standards to which that no nation could or does
adhere. In the UN, Jews become "Nazis" and terrorists become "freedom fighters." Good is bad and bad is good, in this living embodiment of Orwell's 1984.

It should come as no surprise that Nobel "Peace" prize recipient/Mr. "Human Rights" – Jimmy Carter – was and is hostile to both Israel and Taiwan. Carter's distorted views on Israel and Jews – and his affinity for terrorist-apologists and hate-America demagogues – and too well known to have to repeat. But most people do not know or remember that it was President Carter in December 1978 who unilaterally withdrew U.S. recognition of Taiwan and abrogated the 1954 Taiwan defense treaty. President Carter's actions betraying an ally caused the (Democratic-controlled) Congress to pass the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), which pledges that any attempt by the Communist China to determine the future of Taiwan by other than peaceful means would be "a threat to the peace and security of Western Pacific area and of grave concern to the United States." Sec. 2(b)(6) of the Act requires the United States to maintain the "capacity to resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security, or the
social or economic system, of the people on Taiwan." While Carter was ready to cast more than 20 million Taiwanese adrift, Congress and the American people were not.

Appeasers find it hard to come up with conspiracy to explain why the U.S. supports a democratic Taiwan. It isn't even mentioned in the Czarist forgery, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

The United States supports these nations, not because of oil or the "Jewish lobby," but because they are free nations that support our national interest, because we stand by our allies and against evil and aggression. The US offers the world a moral clarity that is sorely lacking. After removing the evil regimes of the Taliban and Saddam Hussein, we are trying build these countries but are opposed by evil regimes in Iran and Syria as well as groups motivated by the evil ideology of Militant Islam.

That significant portions of the Muslim world may be irrational, destructive or suicidal is not the fault of the United States. We are not to blame for Militant Islam. We are not to blame for the Sunni and Shia murdering and beheading each other, a practice going back to the first successors to the warrior and founder of a new religion, almost 1400 years ago.

The United States is hated in the world by Islamist, communists, terrorist and dictatorships. Is that bad?

To be called "Satan" by Iranian 'supreme ruler' Ayatollah Ali Khamenei or 'president' Ahmadinejad is not a bad thing. To be hated by evil regimes or groups actually a good sign. You can be known by your enemies and by your friends. The desire to be loved is not a goal of a great nation, let alone a superpower. Our goal is to protect freedom where it exist, to spread freedom and the rule of law where it does not and to defend against evil regimes and ideologies.

"Three" of the great dangers we face – a remilitarized China, Militant Islam and appeasers – are being directly faced by Israel and Taiwan. Let's support Israel and Taiwan. The freedom we save will be our own.

John G. Adam is an attorney in Royal Oak, Michigan.


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