How do you win a fight but be expected to act like you lost
I have been mulling this over in my head te past few weeks when the Isreal/Hamas fight broke out, and Isreal just went full bore into the West Bank. One question bothers me. How can Hamas, who was getting repeatedly punched in the face, and a mudhole stomped in them get to dictate terms of ceasefires, etc. That would be like me getting into a | Read More »
US Professors Attacking Israel and YOUR Tax $$ Fund It
Sadly, we are used to the anti-Semitism of Europe. After all, that is where anti-Semitism has historically thrived in a most virulent form and does still today. We are also used to the Jew hatred of the illiterati of Europe’s universities having seen so often the petitions they’ve raised to denounce Israel and give succor to Hamas and Fatah — and any other terrorist group | Read More »
Obama’s first 1:1 interview goes to…al-Aribiya
This guy is going to be a disaster. Obama gave his first one-on-one to al Aribiya. Check out some of his answers (hat tip to Hot Air) – most of what he says is typical Obama, the no-answer answer Obama, that is. Long on rhetoric, short of specifics. Some of his answers, though, are quite illuminating: http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/01/27/65087.html#004 Q: You’ve been saying essentially that we should | Read More »
What is Obama president of again?
The UN? The BBC? Originally published by Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report Obama speaks in third person of United States as dictator His first phone call after re-taking the Oath of Office prescribed for the office of President of the United States (this time sans Bible), was to the leader of the Palestinian Authority, whose Fatah Party does not recognize the right | Read More »
Living Next Door to a Serial Killer
Israel has won a huge military victory in a defensive war against the radical Islamist Hamas group which rules the Gaza Strip. So what does Israel want? Its first choice would be a moderate movement running the Gaza Strip which would negotiate a deal for a Palestinian state living in peace alongside Israel, resettling refugees there, and being a prosperous, stable state. All Israel desires | Read More »
Israel just declared a unilateral truce. They’re not shooting anymore. Hamas of course still is and won’t stop.
In what can only be described as a definite attempt at national suicide, Israel has simply stopped it’s attack on Hamas. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/129470 My thoughts instantly went to ‘why’ and all I could think of is: The One must have called up Olmert and Livini and said: “All you Evil Juice. Stop it now and withdraw, or two seconds after I take the office on Tuesday, | Read More »
The Gaza Conlfict, and its implications on Obama Foreign Policy
In an interview that Kathryn Jean Lopez conducted with Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post, Ms. Glick pointed out the basic inconsistency of the media coverage and resultant public perception of the Gaza conflict. What is interesting about this latest round of fighting is that the world paid little attention to what was going on when it was only Hamas attacking Israel. People only started paying | Read More »
TIME Takes Swipe at Joe The Plumber (Now Joe The Reporter)
TIME magazine got a twofer on a recent screed headlined “Is Israel Losing the Media War in Gaza?.” Not only did TIME use its article to take a few swipes at Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher (known as Joe the Plumber) but it also took the opportunity to once again blame the Jews for everything going on in Gaza. Naturally, TIME’s description of Joe the Plumber was | Read More »
Why the rush towards cease fire? — Give war a chance.
Once before, something even better than a cease fire was tried. All the people of Gaza wanted was to be left alone and exist as a sovereign nation everyone was told. So Israel agreed to the evacuation of Gaza. The best and brightest minds all concluded that if the Israelites just left Gaza it would marginalize Islamist appeal by giving the Palestinians what they want–a | Read More »
Anti-Terror Rally to Support Israel’s Right of Self Defense
Promoted by Jeff. This is a great opportunity to engage in local activism. Another is this protest in the Bay Area, which is being planned apposite domestic terrorist Bill Ayers’ coming visit. -JE On December 27, 2008, Israel began defensive attacks against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Hamas has been attacking Israel with multiple daily rockets sent into their cities, even though both sides had | Read More »
Ending the Gaza War: Choices, not Solutions
Last December, Hamas unilaterally ended its ceasefire with Israel and escalated the kind of cross-border attacks continually attempted even during the ceasefire. With massive public support, Israel struck back against a neighboring regime which daily attacked its citizens and called for its extermination. For decades, Israel’s history shows a general pattern: its neighbors attack, Israel responds, Israel wins the war, and the world rushes to | Read More »
The Only Way to Fight a War
When I was growing up, my father always told me, “Never, ever start a fight; but always finish one.”
I didn’t really understand what dad meant by that until I started studying military history. The victor in any fight is the side that is willing to fight it out to the end.
The bullies who picked on me growing up nearly always did so because I didn’t fight back. It didn’t matter how many times they got in trouble. Often, that was just enough excuse to keep picking on me; to get back at the boy who got them in trouble. I finally stopped getting beat-up when I started throwing punches of my own.
Unfortunately, throwing those punches also got me in trouble. Because I defended myself someone thought I had done something wrong.
In watching this recent action between Israel and Hamas, I have seen much the same kind of mentality, both in the media and in those I know in the liberal blogosphere. “How dare Israel defend itself? Don’t they realize they’ve killed more Palestinians than Hamas has killed Israelis?” My favorite so far has been a “friend” on Facebook who posted, as his profile image, a sign that says, “Support Palestine: Stop the Genocide.”
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A follow-up on Israel
Jeff “Maximos” Martin replied to my criticism and while I could make a reply over there, I’m doing so here so all you guys will go visit the nice site that they all have there. I’m accused of demanding what Jeff says is not necessary, but I don’t think so. I wasn’t demanding that he make the gestures against terrorism to prove his good faith. | Read More »
Israel: Finish It
Posted by Tim K. Originally posted at http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/01/israel-finish-it.html I am perhaps the most pro-Israeli person I know, and I am not Jewish, I am a Christian Conservative, and this is the land of Israel. Hamas is a band of ruthless terrorists who like other Arab leaders want the destruction of Israel to come about, a two state plan will never work, a three state plan | Read More »
Israel and the Just War Doctrine
I write today a response to Jeff Martin’s criticism of Israel with respect to the Catholic just war doctrine. I do think he’s in error, because he gives the facts a cursory glance and omits key details, but that only leads to my main criticism: I think he shows a bias against the Israeli side of the war. Firstly though, I address the Catholic Church’s | Read More »