Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Gazing up at trouble!
As I reported earlier, an IDF soldier was kidnapped by Hamas, and is currently being held for ransom. In response to this act of war, the IDF has amassed a great army around Gaza, and essentially said "hand over the soldier, alive, or we will rain the gods of hellfire upon Gaza." It's a game of chicken, and it looks to be turning into all out war. To this I say...FINALLY. Rockets have been fired from Gaza for months now, and if that is not a declaration of war, I don't know what is. I am glad something is finally being done to end the violence. Debkafile lays out a detailed military strategy on its website - essential reading to anyone who is following this crisis. I will be praying (in my atheistic way) for my relatives in Israel, and all Israeli citizens, as well as Palestinian civilians. May you stay safe and god bless. Hopefully this will finally stick it to the monsters - it seems the only thing they understand is force, so force is what will be handed to them. It should be noted to those who say "Israel is acting disproportionately! One IDF soldier and a whole invasion? ISRAEL IS EVIL"O:OGT!UYF!!!" I have a few words for you... 1. Let's see you live in a world where rockets are rained upon your town daily - often up to seven times a day...then watch your government do little to nothing to stop it. 2. Kidnapping a soldier (and a teenage hitchhiker, though that was the Popular Resistance Committee based out of the West Bank, not Hamas) and firing rockets are ACTS OF WAR. 3. This is most important. Hamas has it within their power to stop the military operation. All they have to do is HAND OVER THE SOLDIER THEY KIDNAPPED. It's very simple. Any Palestinian deaths are on the bloody hands of Hamas. Period. Hopefully Hamas will learn not to fuck with Israel from this incident. And hopefully Olmert will finally grow the balls he has been lacking since he took office. EDITING NOTE: Israellycool has up to the minute blogging on the ground from Israel. It is one of the most information sites I have seen, check it out!