When is enough ever enough?
For nine years, Israeli citizens have been living a life much like the Londoners of 1940, awaiting the next air raid sirens and then making a dash to the nearest bunker within 30 seconds to avoid being bombed to smithereens. Nearly ten thousand rockets and missiles have be fired by Hamas from the Gaza strip, and some from Hezbollah in the north, all for the purpose of indiscriminately killing any Jew; man, woman or child, that happens to be in its path. Meanwhile the United Nations and the rest of the world, including the United States, sits impotently mute.
A sovereign nation is blatantly attacked in acts of war, and no one says crap. Because the victims are Jews, it’s all right. Business as usual. Ho hum.
Hamas is not only a deadly terrorist organization, they are a government unified with Fatah, with allies throughout the middle-east throngs of Jew-haters. Our president openly calls for Israel to retreat its boundaries back to the 1967 lines, music to the ears of terrorists. The president makes no mention of the rockets being fired into Israel since Ariel Sharon did, in fact, do just that IN 2005 – retreat from Gaza to give the Palestinians the land as a gesture of good will and peace. And what was the reward? Rockets and missiles and maimed and dead Israelis.
President Obama calls for both sides to make peace, but they are just words to appease critics. In fact, the president is never heard condemning Hamas for their murderous assault on our ally over the last nine years.
Israel has no interest in conquest of other lands, nor do they wish to annihilate any people, anywhere. They only wish to live in peace, but constantly must defend themselves. Constantly!
Now, the Israelis have had enough. World opinion be damned, they have taken the offense to finally put an end to the madness, to protect their people. Israel sends advance messages to Gaza residents forecasting their intent to fire missiles, giving fair warning to vacate the area to help save innocent life. Does Hamas send such warnings to the Israelis to save Jewish life? Israeli military is targeting missile launch sites, while Hamas situates their launchers in the middles of city streets and schools, using women and children as human shields. Of course, Gaza residents are going to be killed. It’s the intention of Hamas. And when that occurs, more cameras emerge to shoot videos than all the cameras at a Super Bowl game.
Not only does Hamas induce their own people into giving their lives to the cause, they use it as a propaganda tool, showing the world via media what those terrible Israelis are doing to poor innocent Gaza citizens. What’s even worse, is that the international media (including the U.S.) falls for it.
Stay tuned to CBS, NBC and Al Jazeera, and watch the unbelievable coverage, portraying Gaza as the victim of an “over reacting” Israel government. Easily, 90 percent of the news on those stations is pro-Palestinian. As though choreographed by Hamas, you will see the Palestinian women and children weeping, bodies carried on stretchers through city streets, and angry Muslim men pumping fists as though Israel had no right to defend themselves. Clearly, Israel is the bad guy, Hamas is the good guy. And some people – whose brains are made of mush — get sucked into the propaganda.
Israel is aiming to destroy the hundreds of tunnels that facilitate the import of rockets and missiles, plus enable Hamas terrorists surreptitious entry into the towns and streets of Israel. Those weapons are compliments of Iran. The origins of Hamas is compliments of the Muslim Brotherhood – whose agents have infiltrated our own government.
What should we do about it? Well, if we had a president with the chutzpah of Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy and Reagan, he would not merely be calling for peace, which is like yodeling alone from the top of the Alps. He’d get the attention of the radical Islamists and the United Nations. Yes, the U.S. has an extreme vital interest in this conflict, because when and if Israel falls, the embolded radicals will be coming after the west. And they don’t let up. “First Saturday, then Sunday.” That’s been a standing promise. Here’s what we should consider:
- Threaten to enter the war with American sea and air military might, if and when Israel asks for assistance in defense.
- Take out Iranian munitions factories with drones and/or other air power
- Put a stop to all foreign aid from America that is directed toward radical Islamic powers, including Hamas/Palestinians.
- Call upon all our strongest international allies to openly condemn Hamas/Hezbollah and Iran for their roles in stirring war and mayhem against Israel.
- Call upon the cowardly U.N. to act as a true peace-keeping force. Do something other than cower to the Arab bloc of 57 nations.
Our shameful news agencies should be doing the same. Peace-loving nations owe an enormous debt of gratitude for the contributions that a peaceful Israel has provided the entire planet. Meanwhile, radical Muslims have provided little other than reasons to bury innocent people and install trillions of dollars worth of security systems into aircrafts and airports throughout the entire globe.
Eighty-nine people were killed last week in another suicide bombing in Afghanistan. For what?
Oh yes…the Russians and the Ukraine? That’s another story
And the president says the world is a more tranquil place.
Dennis Prager sums it up better than anyone in this short video:
Another good summary of the current crisis:
Great article by Krauthammer: