29
Dec
08

In the real world, Israel must destroy, not just hurt its enemies.

The policy of containment will not work for Israel. Containment rarely works and it drains money and morale. Media entities rush to the defense of the punished aggressors.

Israel did what many peace activists asked it to do. It backed off. It gave and gave. But Hamas’ reason for existence is the destruction of Israel. All of the peace signs and tie-dye in the world will not stop Arab extremists.

Over and over we can see through history, that merely stinging the nose of an opponent in war only leads a motivated enemy to believe that a jab is the best you’ve got. What you usually need is a left hook. Then a cross. And if need be–a blasting uppercut.

George Orwell once said: “The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.”

Israel’s recent response to Hamas’ rocket attacks must be overwhelming, to the point that even Western allies stand in shock. War serves a political purpose. That purpose is to bring about peace by breaking the will of your enemy, and the damage you do to him must far outweigh what he has done to you. Otherwise, he still thinks he has a chance. And sometimes it’s a chance that you’ve handed to him, just like America did to North Vietnam.

The Holy Land needs a Decisive War. Israel must strike at their opponent’s center of gravity and stop pitter-pattering around. Yes, it will be painful, because the media will portray them as unjust. But the words of pundits will be less painful then the next few decades will be, if newly energized extremists are allowed to attack at will.

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11 Responses to “In the real world, Israel must destroy, not just hurt its enemies.”


  1. 1 kernunos
    December 30, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Iran funds, trains and supplies Hamas. That link needs to be broken also.

  2. December 30, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Yup. Iran is responsible for the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq. Where are the protests over our dead soldiers?

  3. 3 no2wars
    December 30, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Soldiers get paid to die!
    What you expect the Iraqis to do? Let the Occupation forces stroll in while Iraqis bow their heads in compliance?

  4. December 30, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I’m a soldier. My job is not to die for my country.

    “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” ~George S. Patton.

    No–I expected some Iraqis to fight. But as I said–I’m talking about Iran. we didn’t invade Iran, did we?

  5. December 30, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    And by insinuating that iraqis should not have bowed their heads in compliance, you’re admitting that sometimes war is neccessary.

  6. 6 no2wars
    December 30, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    NO im against war. Diplomatic means is good. But of course how else is the weapon industry going to make its billions and how else is the unemployment level going to be kept even…. yes create a war and put all the men to war so they come back messed up and suicidal… drug addicts.
    Magus71 you must really hate Iraqis? Iranis? Arabs?

  7. 7 kernunos
    December 31, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Out of all the soldiers I have known and come back not one of them was suicidal, messed up or drug addicts. I know it happens but I am sure it is not much different then the percentage that would have become so if they never even joined the military.

    To your first point ‘no2wars’ the vast majority of American Soldiers’ deaths have come from non Iraqis insurgents in Iraq.

  8. December 31, 2008 at 3:19 am

    No2Wars – how do you put men to war? Is there a draft that I missed? I love people that are against war. I’m against Death, Sickness, Illness and a whole lot of other stuff but that and a quarter won’t get me a phone call. I guess if you were having missles dropped on your house and could defend yourself, you’d just wait around for diplomacy to work. God knows there’s not been any diplomacy in the Israel/Palestinian issue – i mean, they really need to give that a try- wonder why no one has thought of that? Oh, they have, and it’s been tried and failed since Israel’s inception. Hmm, yep, another few years of diplomacy should fix everything. Easy to say when missles aren’t hitting your house.

  9. December 31, 2008 at 7:26 am

    It’s the classic straw-man argument. “If you think that fighting is the answer, that means you are never willing to try diplomacy.” Israel has tried diplomacy too often.

    It’s really tiresome having to explain to people that war is horrible. It’s so obvious, we shouldn’t have to say it. The point is–people on your side no2war–have lost site of who’s good and who’s evil.

    If a relative of yours was murdered, would you want the police to arrest the suspect? what if the suspect were armed? What if the suspect barred himself inside a house and started shooting out his windows? Would you want the SWAT team–big, scary men dressed in black and carrying machineguns, to go in a get the murderer? I bet you would…

    “The law without force is impotent.” ~Blaise Pascal.

    Please, stop using the race card as far as me hating Arabs and Iraqis. That’s what you’re doing and you’re ignoring the central point of terrorism. Terrorism that has its central roots in the Arab culture–which has failed catastrophically and wants to drag every other culture down as it spasms in its death-throes.

  10. December 31, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Magnus what u say about terrorism having its central roots on the Arab world?
    Please give me the evidence for this so I can discuss further. You cannot just throw something like that out without backing it up. URL links please.

    YOU WROTE: “If a relative of yours was murdered, would you want the police to arrest the suspect? what if the suspect were armed? What if the suspect barred himself inside a house and started shooting out his windows? Would you want the SWAT team–big, scary men dressed in black and carrying machineguns, to go in a get the murderer? I bet you would… ”

    So I guess you understand how the Palestinians, Iraqis, Afghanis, Sri Lankins, S. Africans relatives and survivors of Abu Ghraib and Gitmo feel then?

  11. January 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    For one thing, you avoided my question.

    And to answer yours–yes I do understand how the nations you’ve listed feel. But, to continue with the scenario that I posed to you: The mother of the above named murder suspect would doubtless feel terrible that her son were arrested for murder and faced life in prison. She may even defend his actions and blame the police for “setting him up.” This sort of thing happens all of the time.

    Never the less, the man must go to jail.

    “The law without force is impotent.” ~Blaise Pascal


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