Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I'm Flummoxed

I really don't understand the urge for people to blame Israel for the violence occurring right now. Seriously. I don't get it.

Watching the news this morning, Bill Hemmer (I think that's his name) got pissed at some Palestinian spokes person who seriously tried to say that the Palestinians were innocent in all of this. I just listened to her with my mouth open in awe. These people have such a skewed sense of reality ... to the point of embracing death. I was quite proud of Bill's reaction ... though he was a lot more reserved than I would have been.

Israel has held back more than any other country would be expected to do. Rockets lobbed at their cities at all times of the day and night, killing innocent civilians and terrorizing their citizens. And this is during the so called peaceful cease fire time.

Hamas are nothing more than thugs, bullies, terrorists, and murderers and yet people are crying over their blood and blaming Israel for their "overreaction". I suppose the appropriate response is to bend over and just take it. Of course, those who tend to blame Israel would not shed a tear if the map no longer included that tiny piece of land surrounded by basket cases.

It infuriates me that there are so many, otherwise logical and moderately sane, people see Israel as the aggressor. Even YouTube seems to think that terrorists have more a right to "defend" themselves against the "evil Jews" than the IDF has to post videos showing terrorists getting their deserved treatment.

I need to go back and re-read some of my history books about the history of Israel. But I do know that their actions against Hamas (really a proxy war with Iran) are completely justified. Any civilian deaths should be blamed directly on Hamas who chooses to hide among children and innocents.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Yes, they are thugs. Thugs are becoming quite popular here in America. Any people that want the entire Jewish race removed from the face of the earth should be feared. Many don't seem to be however.

Have a great day. Big hug. :)

SpeakDog said...

I don't get it either. The moral equivalency argument just doesn't cut it for me.

For example, if Mexico started lobbing rockets into El Paso just because at some distant point in history Texas was a part of Mexico, I don't think it would take too long for the US to start kicking ass and taking names.

Israel should have taken care of this long ago...

pamibe said...

Same here!

And I love Jana's Mexico/Texas analogy! LOL!