Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I stand with Israel
If tomorrow dawned and all was perfect in the world, we'd awake to this this headline in our local papers: "Hamas eviscerated in Gaza; Serious Palestinian-Israeli peace talks promised." I ain't gonna hold my breath whilst waiting to read that headline. Indeed, I'd smother to death if I did.
That said, the Campaign for Working Families tells us all we need to know about the IDF's ongoing campaign against terrorists in the Gaza Strip (good stuff):
Israel continues to conduct military operations in Gaza today in an attempt to destroy the Hamas terror infrastructure that has launched over 6,000 missiles into Israel since 2005. Israeli aircraft hit strategic targets throughout Gaza yesterday, while Hamas fired more than 70 rockets at Jewish cities and homes.
Notice the values of the two sides. Israel tries to avoid civilian casualties, but Hamas hides its arms in mosques and uses civilians as shields – both violations of international law. Hamas seeks civilian casualties among its own people for propaganda purposes and among Israelis to spread fear and terror. And just in case there is any confusion about the evil Israel is fighting, Jonah Goldberg of National Review posted these gems from the Hamas charter:
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."
"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors." The contrast couldn’t be clearer to everyone – except Big Media and the political Left, which continually present the radical Islamists as "David" and Israel as "Goliath." Unbelievably, the American Left is planning to hold "Gaza solidarity" rallies today in 26 states.
There was also action on the high seas. A boatload of self-proclaimed human rights activists heading toward Gaza to help the suffering Hamas fighters (of course) was intercepted by Israeli naval vessels. On board was former Democrat Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, best known for her anti-Semitism and anti-Israel rants. McKinney was a daily embarrassment while in Congress, and now she has taken her show overseas.
Even Hamas must wonder in amazement at what goes on the in the minds of the radical Left that leads them to oppose Western Civilization and embrace murderers like Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Lenin called people like McKinney "useful idiots." I was so happy at the news that her boat was stopped that I am searching for a way to make a donation to the Israeli Navy!