Allies in Israel reached the end of the rope
I guess our allies in Israel finally reached the end of the rope regarding terrorists’ attacks.
It appears they have experienced an episode of the "Popeye Syndrome"…you know, "I’ve had all I can stands till I can’t stands no more!"
Well good for them.
Israel strengthened its hold on parts of the Gaza Strip, seizing high-rise buildings on the fringes of the territory’s biggest city while world leaders headed for the region to press for a truce.
All the while the mainstream press continues to show us pictures of wounded Palestinian children and other civilians in an attempt to demonize the Israeli people’s right to self defense.
We have not seen any photos of Israeli citizens injured in the terrorist’s rocket attacks into Israel.
Why is that?
After all, as the campaign against Gaza’s Hamas rulers entered its 10th day, the Islamic militant group continued to pummel southern Israel with rockets.
They started it and now it looks like Israel will finish it.
Good for them.
According to the U.P Wire service, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the offensive would continue until Israel achieved "peace and tranquility" for residents of southern Israel. Militants, defying the attacks, fired more than two dozen rockets by midday, and Hamas’ strongman urged Palestinians to "crush" the invading Israeli forces and target Israeli civilians.
On Monday, the mastermind of Hamas’ takeover of Gaza, Mahmoud Zahar, exhorted Palestinians to "crush" Israeli forces and to target Israeli civilians.
"The Zionists have legitimized the killing of their children by killing our children. They have legitimized the killing of their people all over the world by killing our people."
Yes, grab your rocks or stones and head for the front lines, by all means, head to the front lines.
The Palestinians are urged to target Israeli civilians…but our media is focused on the small number of Palestinian civilian casualties…hmmmmmm.
The Israelis are attempting to avoid civilian casualties in ways that we as a nation have never done for our enemies.
They are sending them messages, calling them on the phone, and dropping warning bombs before the attacks, yet the media continues to demonize their efforts while showing us pictures of injured children.
I am willing to give some advice here to the Palestinians…move your kids out of the war zone.
Leave the area when you are warned.
Or more importantly why don’t you try to get those idiots in Hamas to quit poking at the tiger?
Civilian casualties were not an issue for consideration during previous world wars and did not become a hot button until the Vietnam War era.
It seems we are more concerned about civilian casualties now than we are about out military casualties.
Has everyone forgotten that this is war?
Have we turned a blind eye to our actions against the German people in World War II?
How about Dresden where 1,300 heavy bombers dropped over 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices in four raids, destroying 13 square miles of the city, the baroque capital of the German state of Saxony, and causing a firestorm that consumed the city centre.
Estimates of civilian casualties vary greatly, but recent publications place the figure between 24,000 and 40,000.
Have we forgotten that we melted Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II after six months of intense fire-bombing of 67 other Japanese cities?
The nuclear weapon "Little Boy" was dropped on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, Aug. 6, 1945, followed on August 9 by the detonation of the "Fat Man" nuclear bomb over Nagasaki.
The bombs killed as many as 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki by the end of 1945, roughly half on the days of the bombings.
Since then, thousands more have died from injuries or illness attributed to exposure to radiation released by the bombs.
In both cities, the overwhelming majority of the dead were civilians.
Have we forgotten that the purpose of war it to kill the enemy?
Our new, more humanistic approach to war does not work.
You cannot go to war with the intent of winning over the hearts and minds of your enemies, just ask our boys from Vietnam.
You cannot have "no fly zones" or "safe zones" where you cannot attack or pursue your enemy.
Does anyone wonder why Japan surrendered and has never screwed with us again?
It wasn’t because they became our friends overnight…they just didn’t want to die in a horrible fireball.
This is what must be done to zealot militants.
They must be destroyed, completely destroyed.
There will be no peace in the Middle East so long as Hamas exists.
There will be no peace so long as we attempt to restrict Israel’s right to self defense.
Sometimes people go looking for a fight and find one.
That is what has happened here.
Hamas continues to target civilians in Israel and Israel decides to put a stop to it by kicking some butt.
Well good for them.
We, the nations and people of the world have allowed this atmosphere of violence to continue way too long.
We stand by while terrorists’ organizations openly attack other nations, and then we hope that useless, gutless, group of idiots in the United Nations will waive their magic wand over the problems and make it go away.
Here’s a news flash for ya…nothing gets accomplished there.
How can it when the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and France all share veto power?
How can anything ever get done with this group?
France has already started whining over the situation in Israel and let’s not forget how helpful they were in the Iraq war.
There is an old joke that says French weapons are the best bargain for the money…they have never been fired and were dropped only once.
Reportedly French President Nicolas Sarkozy, while blaming Hamas for causing Palestinian suffering with rocket fire that led to the Israeli offensive, Sarkozy has condemned Israel’s use of ground troops.
I am sure Israel could give a big rat’s a_ _ what he thinks, I know I don’t.
It is time for the world leaders to take a stand against terrorism, no matter where it rears its cowardly little head.
The leaders of the Middle Eastern countries also have a responsibility to defeat these organizations and stop supporting and encouraging them.
We should encourage the eradication of terrorist camps and provide the needed assistance in the extermination of the organizations.
It is time to put a stop to acts of terrorism, and the only way to do that is to kill the terrorist.
Don’t bother arresting them and bringing them to trial, that does nothing to deter the conduct.
Talk of martyrdom doesn’t bother me either…dead martyrs cannot bomb buildings.
Ask yourself how long would this country put up with missiles and rockets being fired into Texas from Mexico from the drug cartels or the Mexican government?
How many minutes would it be before we stomped our way into Mexico City?
How long would it take to answer terrorist attacks from across the Canadian border?
We certainly wouldn’t put up with it, not for a minute, yet we ask Israel to use constraint.
I think they have shown great patience and restraint in not attacking before now.
Facts support that the world as a whole has allowed a small number of radical extremists to gain power when they should have been squashed like the bugs they are long ago.
Radicals and extremists consider the world’s acts of compassion and restraint as a sign of weakness.
They consider our refusal to act on their terrorists activities as a sign of weakness and they use this to their advantage.
The do not understand the need for peace and they do not desire it.
The media can also stop showing me pictures of the few civilian casualties as I am not concerned about any of them.
They certainly aren’t concerned about my friends, family, or countrymen when they attack us.
They will not rest until the Christians and the Jewish people are dead or ran from their homeland.
Personally I believe we need to help them understand the error of their ways by assisting them on their journey to discuss it with Mohamed or Allah in person.
That way everyone wins.