Posts Tagged ‘Hamas

07
Jan
09

Repost: See: I do negotiate with terrorists.

To try to make ammends with pro-Hamas bloggers that are teaming in the blogosphere, I’m reposting a popular article of mine: Me making nice with militants.

Let the hate-mail resume…

04
Jan
09

Israel invades Gaza.

A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life. ~ Thomas Hobbes

To my admitted surprise, Israel has wisely committed ground forces to Gaza, resisting the urge at a self-congratulatory admiration of their air power’s fireworks.

Men and boots get real work done.

Hamas will use civilians and sacred areas as a defense. Not only will this hinder Israeli attempts at killing militants, it will also be food for fawning cameras should the civilians be killed. There will be no photos of dead Israeli soldiers. Only, limp children in the arms of crying mothers, only the torn bodies of Hamas militants splayed on stretchers. What could be a trillion words will be reduced to a thousand–in a single photo of a leveled mosque or a school reduced to pebbles.

Many will secretly hope that Israel fails in its quest to destroy Hamas, all the while spouting hollow words about Zionist attrocities and conspiracies. They may as well present us with the updated version of, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Most of these people don’t really want peace, they want Israel to lose, and peace can be the simple and convenient tool of the hatemonger.

Palestinians will be better off with Hamas gone.


01
Jan
09

Relevent article from back in July.

https://magus71.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/the-medias-unceasing-war-on-america/

I wrote this back in July, but I think it fits the situation we’re seeing in Gaza.

31
Dec
08

The biggest lie

The lie has been told since before I knew it was a lie. It’s been told since I cared that it was a lie. The biggest lie was uttered, in various shades of grey, (but many times it was just black), for thousands of years. Now, people who pretend to be sympathetic to the suffering of others are uttering the lie–again.

The Jews are committing attrocities.

Really, has another lie survived as long as this one? been told as many times and in as many ways throughout history?

These liars, these sly-foxes–defend Hamas. Hamas–they strap bombs to the bodies of Palestinian teenagers, and intoxicate with dreams of virgins and grapes. Hamas, who uses it’s own people, sacred buildings, schools, as shields against reprisal attacks.

This Hamas is whom the liars defend.

The cruelest attrocities, the most wanton destruction and evils that can pour from men’s minds have been unsheathed against the Jewish people, as recorded in the tomes of culture new and ancient.

Nebuchadnezzar, Ramses, Pompey, Nero, Hitler, Stalin. These all uttered the biggest lie.

No populace is ever devoid of guilt at some level. Purity is the thing of fantasy.
But the Israeli people want peace. They have removed themselves from Gaza–from the land that belongs to Israel and Israel alone. They gave it to the Palestinians, who in turn converted it into a terrorist enclave. Palestinians have rejected the offer of a state of their own, on several occasions, and instead commenced to carry out the charter of Hamas: The destruction of all jews.  They elected Hamas to lead them, and Hamas leads them down a road that will dead-end in their destruction. The willingly walk that road.

30
Dec
08

Hamas predictably gains the sympathy of Left. But Israel must push on.

The worst thing, that can happen as this article points out is that Israel should suffer from the international disaproval that always comes when a country invades another and then, not acheive its military goals. Hamas must be extinguished. Israel must push through the castagations of tie-dyers. Easy answers are plyed on easy problems. Easy this isn’t.

Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005. What was Hamas’ response? Over 6000 rockets rained onto Israeli civilians. They had their chance, and in classic Arab fashion, they fouled it up. Now, the only people they have for allies are people who would never fight for them in the first place.

30
Dec
08

The best military writer in the business agrees with me

Ralph Peters makes the same point I made in my previous article on Israel and Hamas: To end the terror, Israel must sweep Gaza with ground troops and commit to an aggressive, full-on invasion of the territory.

It won’t happen, but it should.

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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