Tag: Gaza War

Some real perspective.

In Hal’s post titled Hamas and Israel, round 47, we got in a pretty heated discussion with the moralizers that seem to have a beef with Israel fighting back. At issue was the fact that the LSM immediately accused evil Israel of killing babies, while either using insane and twisted logic to justify their criticism or completely ignoring the fact that the Hamas worshipping death cultists in Gaza were lobbing hundreds of missiles daily at Israeli civilians. As those of us that knew better expected, it turned out that the indignation by the Jew haters in the west was based on damned and staged lies. Even when there are actual civilian casualties on the Palestinian side – according to the LSM there never are civilian casualties on the Israeli side, and certainly not innocent civilian casualties, because evil and powerful Israel is an occupier and a bully – those of us that are able to view this conflict without the bias coloring the view of your average enlightened leftist, know these people were purposefully put in harms way by their own leadership to score cheap points.

This conflict is neither complex nor difficult to comprehend: it is insane. On one side you have a bunch of tools that are being used by the Nazi influenced Arab world and have spent the last 7 decades being turned into death worshippers that refuse to back off their holy charter of driving all the Jews into the sea and exterminating Israel. On the other you have a nation that has offered everything short of its own extinction up to reach an insane and imposed compromise, only to be rebuffed, repeatedly, being held to impossible and ever changing standards. It is insane. Israel is expected to basically tie its hands behind its back and bare its throat to these monster that want to exterminate its people.

That so many in the west, under the pretense of just holding Israel to a high standard, as several of the pro-death worshippers posting in Hal’s comment section told us, demand Israel be perfect or do nothing is not a coincidence. It is a strategy; deprived of the ability to respond, one can only logically conclude that the agenda here is to handicap Israel until it falls. Before you try to argue otherwise, consider a revelation from this article about the Iron Dome missile defense system and what it really says:

Except, here’s a true story: Back in mid-June, during the great Paris weapons show, the Rafael pavilion was absolutely the busiest around, and everybody wanted to look at the new, exciting, Iron Dome system, the greatest achievement in rocket defense ever. But by the end of the show, Rafael hadn’t made a single sale. The Arrow sold well, other systems did great – Iron Dome wasn’t moving. So they contacted their big clients, the serious ones, and asked what gives. And those clients told them no one except Israel has any use for these things. Because in any normal, sane country, if some hooligans were to start targeting civilians with rockets – the army would go and kill them.

Emphasis mine. Yeah, sure, these people demanding Israel be perfect, or do nothing otherwise, really are doing it out of higher morality. Not because they want to prevent Israel from being able to defend itself or protect its citizens, with only one possible outcome following that line of thinking. Everyone knows that the bad people are the ones like me that do not want to accept the moral equivocation that pretends barbarians on a genocidal quest should be given a pass, while a civilized nation gets told to die a death by a thousand paper cuts, because the issue is “complex”. Right. Their demands Israel do the impossible is not about higher standards: it is about crippling Israel’s ability to defend itself. It is the same phenomenon that we saw when the left imposed impossible ROEs on US military forces in the hopes it would lead to a loss both in Iraq and Afghanistan when the WH was not occupied by a person with an (R) next to their name. These people do not give two shits about the victims they pretend to cry for. It is about fucking over the people they don’t like. No other country in this world would tolerate what Israel is being told to. The real moral question here is why this is so.

Hamas and Israel, Round 47

One piece of news that got lost in the election scramble last week was that rockets starting being fired out of Gaza again. Today, Israel struck back:

Israel on Wednesday launched one of the most ferocious assaults on Gaza since its invasion four years ago, hitting at least 20 targets in aerial attacks that killed the top military commander of Hamas, drew strong condemnation from Egypt and escalated the risks of a new war in the Middle East.

The Israelis coupled the intensity of the airstrikes with the threat of another ground invasion and warnings to all Hamas leaders in Gaza to stay out of sight or risk the same fate as the Hamas military commander, Ahmed al-Jabari, who was killed in a pinpoint airstrike as he was traveling by car down a Gaza street. “We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a Twitter message.

There have also been shots fired at Golan Heights, where Syrian munitions have fallen and provoked Israeli response. A dozen more rockets have been fired out of Gaza today.

We’ll have to see how this goes. But it’s not looking good. With both Egypt and Syria unstable, a war against Israel could be just what their leaders think the doctor ordered. I would not be surprised if we move a carrier or two into position just in case.