Saturday, December 27, 2008

WAR

"There is a time for cease-fires and a time to fight, and now is the time to fight"
--Ehud Barak, earlier today


Well I'd say the time to fight was months ago but still...





Better late than never.

From an anonymous Hamas spokesperson:

"Today we are stronger then we've ever been," one spokesperson for the group said at a press conference. "We won't raise the white flag, we won't give anything up, we won't retreat."


Yes yes, we know you have missiles...





We've seen what they can do...



But hey what do you know, we got things that explode too.







The policy of restraint...is over.

As the operation grows in scope, expect the usual condemnations and denigrations from the various cultured and enlightened European countries that we've come to expect whenever Israel dares to show some strength and defend its own population.

And in one of the most bizarre batches of foreign policy quotes in recent memory, Nikolas Sarkozy - formerly revered as the first pro-Jewish French Prime Minister since maybe Napolean Bonaparte - calls Israel's response "disproportionate" while the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit essentially lays the blame on Hamas!

How screwed up has the West gotten that prime ministers of democratic countries like France and Britain are all tripping over themselves in the rush to be the first to condemn the Israeli actions...while representatives of an autocratic nation like Egypt...that's EGYPT by the way...become the voices of reason!!!

Stay tuned for more embarrassments from the West. Can't wait to hear what our old pal Ben Wedeman has to say about this.

And just to point out like our friend, Mr. Gheit so eloquently pointed out in that article...Israel has been warning Hamas to cool it for many months and months now.

And lest we forget who and what started this fight, please remember that rocket attacks on Israel didn't start this month. Or this year. Or last year. According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the first Hamas Qassam rocket fell on sovereign Israeli soil on April 16, 2001. Over eight years ago. To put that in perspective, that's FIVE MONTHS before the September 11th attacks in NYC and DC. And it's been raining missiles on Israeli cities and towns ever since.

Let's also not forget about this guy:



Still imprisoned in some Gazan hell-hole for over two and a half years by the very Hamas leadership that garners sympathy from these "enlightened" Western democracies and "peace-activists" all over the world.



How long can anyone expect a nation to stand idly by while its own citizens are forced to live under conditions of terror?

The IDF has been conducting limited operations in Gaza for years, all of which have failed to stop these rocket attacks. This was the only option left. And early reports are that the vast majority of casualties on the Palestinian side are of actual terrorists and not civilians. But still we are criticized.

How long before the world realizes that attacks from Gaza have increased almost TENFOLD since the disengagement? Ten times more rocket attacks since the poor, oppressed Palestinians were given autonomy over their own land. Instead of using the time since the disengagement to build up the Gazan economy and actually move toward a brighter future, the Palestinians spent all their time, money and energy on building more powerful and farther reaching rockets to kill, murder and maim more innocent Israelis and cause more chaos and panic. Again there is no moral equivalency here because while Palestinians intentionally target Israeli civilians EVERY DAY the world remains silent until Israel responds by targeting terrorist targets.

How long before the world realizes that you cannot negotiate with an insane person? How long before the world realizes who the enemy really is?

I know I sound like a broken record - but like Barak said there is a time for cease-fires and a time to fight.

If ever there was a time...that time is now.



He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Forces, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our God, from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May the Almighty cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under our soldiers' sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is the Lord your God, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

Now let us respond: Amen.

5 comments:

Elliot said...

Amen, Brother.

Alas, the press is reliably using subtle language choices to vilify Israel while under the pretense of objective journalism, sensationally calling this an 'Israeli assault' in the headlines. They note that Israel's bombing kill[ed] at least 230 people in one of the Mideast conflict's bloodiest assaults in decades'. Later on, they do take the time to mention that 'most of the casualties were security forces' but make the subject of the sentence the 15 civilians who were killed.

Imagine any other country in the world tolerating rocket attacks for as long as Israel has without any retaliation. Imagine any country careful to respond with such precision as to focus on security targets to try and avoid civilian casualties. Imagine any other country transferring 90 truckloads of vital goods in one day into a territory that was launching rockets at it on a daily basis. Imagine any country whose leader gets on television and warns the civilian population that an attack will be coming and tries to identify with them:

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in a televised interview to Gaza’s citizens Dec. 25 on the Arabic TV network al-Arabiya “You the citizens of Gaza, you can stop it. I know how much you want to get up in the morning to quiet, to take your children to kindergarten or school, the way we do, the way they want to in Sderot and Netivot…

“We want to live as good neighbors with Gaza,” Olmert said.“ We do not want to harm you. We will not allow a humanitarian crisis and that you should suffer from a lack of food or medicines. We do not want to fight the Palestinian people but we will not allow Hamas to strike our children.”

May all the chayalim and people of Israel be safe.

Elliot said...

At least someone has it right:

It was "completely unacceptable" for Hamas, which controls Gaza, to launch attacks on Israel after a truce lasting several months, said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council.

"These people are nothing but thugs, so Israel is going to defend its people against terrorists like Hamas that indiscriminately kill their own people," Johndroe said in Texas as President George W. Bush was spending the week before New Year's at his ranch here. "They need to stop. We have said in the past that they have a choice to make. You can't have one foot in politics and one foot in terror."

USpace said...

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For EVERY missile shot into Israel at least ONE missile should be returned to the area as
close as possible to the shooter. Tit for tat. Every single missile should be returned.
Period. Treat them like adults, if they kill, they will be killed. That is the only way
they will learn. Screw public opinion, force them to see the truth, or let them be damned.
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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
hope your kids grow up

to strap bombs on babies
to kill other children

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
form a terrorist country

then wish to be destroyed
by committing acts of war

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
blame your failings on the Jews

for a few more thousand years
they are Earth's scapegoats

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absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
give Israel away

to appease her enemies
dishonor America
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All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech, then there can be no real freedom.
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Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon
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Help Stop Terrorism Today!
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USpace

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Anonymous said...

God bless Israel !
Israel has every right to defend herself from terrorists attacking her children, territory & sovereignity...
May God forgive us and help us, His children !

Anonymous said...

It's time Israel!! Claim and go after your God given right's. It belongs to Israel and may God bless His chosen people as they defend themselves against these insane ones who won't be satisfied with anything but murder.