The Palestinian missile exploded I estimated two blocks from my home. I felt sorry for the Palestinians so duped and full of hatred they would attack the citizens of a nuclear power. My second emotion was contempt for the cowardly Iranian blowhards who use surrogates to test their weapons.
My companion was crying when she came into the apartment. She feared for the safety of our cats that live outside. "We attacked them in the Sabbath." She muttered. "We are being punished for that."
Having no answer for her, I turned to the BBC for confirmation. While I waited, I composed several replies to bloggers who foolishly advised us to enter a cease fire. Was this their 'atonement' for ignoring worldwide genocide?
The attack on Gaza is Israel's desperate attempt to save Jewish, Palestinian and Iranian lives. For some time the Iranians have been supplying Hamas with long range missiles. My nation is trying to stop this bombardment to save Jewish civilians. Since Iran is nearing the point of production of nuclear weapons, Israel must determine her intent. If Iran continues to supply Gaza [or Hezbollah] with these missiles, it is no problem to fit them with nuclear warheads.
Israel is running the risk of nuclear destruction [with Pakistan too]. If they prove hostile, we must destroy their nukes before they fly against us. If they don't prove hostile, we will stand down and save tens of millions of Muslim lives.
Israel's respect for human life was never higher.
Thirty years ago my boss advised me for a Venezuelan assignment. "Don't go native on me!" The culture and people were great, but I remembered they had hired a Madison Avenue firm.
Jews in Israel should remember who they are and what standards they must maintain. We respect human life, for example. Failing that we are nothing.
Nowadays, we are walking a very fine line. We must dethrone the Hamas, but we should do everything to minimize civilian casualties.
Hamas Claims to Have Called Up 20,000 Troops
To get a good press the Hamas needs many more civilian casualties. They want to turn this into urban guerilla fighting door-to-door hand-to-hand. They expect Iranian anti-tank weapons will discourage the Israeli armored vehicles. They hope the body count will discourage the Israeli public.
The Israelis hope many civilians can exit the city. The Israelis will turn the city into rubble block by block to hasten their advance. They intend a strategy to force Iranians to re-supply their surrogates or to quit the battlefield.
Anybody Can Be a Nuclear Power
Anyone with $20 millions can purchase a suitcase atomic bomb. Hard to detect, it is very difficult to determine the origins and impossible to identify who set it off.
Palestinians Prefer an Israel Without Jews
Israel wants a two state solution. Indeed, she does not want any contact with Palestinians at all. Her dismantling of settlements, the unilateral withdrawal and the wall all indicate there is no need for further negotiation.
The Palestinians prefer a one state solution. They think they can further their cause through violence. They are mistaken.
Civilizations Stand on a Billion Graves
The Iranians use the Palestinians as surrogates. America bribes Israel to test weapons. These games became out-of-date with nuclear proliferation. Our future depends upon the sanity of elected officials, tyrants, fanatics and anyone with $20 millions and a gripe.