And the rough men who commit it
I came to know you as a writer through John Wells years before your excellent coverage of the Covid debacle. The world’s media has chosen to villainize Israel in its existential crisis. We need more people to recognize that war is not peace and actions must adjust to reality on the ground.
I believe Israel will win. Still I hate seeing so many in the US protesting for the Palestinians ( which means HAMAS) in this case. I’m afraid they are making it difficult for Israel. Hamas of course thinks it’s wonderful because it’s their plan to use every piece of propaganda that they can. We can’t believe the number of people killed that they report. They lie continually. I believe a lot of Palestinians have been killed but for me, I lay that at the feet of Hamas. If they hadn’t attacked Israel, if they hadn’t kept people from leaving the area, if they weren’t hiding in their tunnels, etc. I see Israel through my Christian faith. I doubt there are many Christians that don’t stand up for Israel. Anyway, my hope is for peace but I believe I won’t see that on this side of eternity. Still, I’m not in a great hurry to see eternity anytime soon.
People Sleep Peacefully in Their Beds at Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready to Do Violence on Their Behalf
Attributed to George Orwell
My forefathers fought the Confederacy to free the slaves. And the KKK afterwards.
Neither problem was solved by "discussions". Both required lots of killing.
I remember a few years ago when it was all involved to denigrate the burly men who exist in our population. Then there was a hurricane Katrina. I think it was and men flocked south to repair, power and communication, and. Infrastructure and buildings. Then there was 911 and burly man walked into Towers. Knowing that they would never emerge. In my life, I watch my father work 80 hours a week to support his nine children, all of whom went on to college and to success. He was a burly man from World War II, quiet, broad shoulders, work ethic. and then suddenly, these men were marked by the likes of homer Simpson. Men may do stupid things, but men step up to the plate, many times, and do the right thing man up.
Great article and explanation on why Israel needs to respond. And if the Palestinian people truly want peace, once Hamas is eradicated they can make the determination. But right now Hamas must be wiped out.
Of course Israel can win. Israel always wins because Israel has 1,000 John Wells. Just don't ask me to waste my tax money or sacrifice the blood of my children to defend Israel.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts in this way. Violence is violence and peace is peace. We all want the latter, but unfortunately we must engage in the former. Hopefully the peace lasts longer than the violence.
Yeah, I hate this killing. But it's amazing how many people think Israel shouldn't defend herself and let self-proclaimed (by Palestinians--their stated goal) genocide of their own people just happen. How now THEY are the aggressor and what's more they are the oppressor. Like white people in this country who did nothing themselves. Do I have it correct that the Jewish people were first there? Then ran out and Palestinians had settled there for a long time and then Britain moved them out of what they thought was their "homeland?" And tried to set up two states? So they think Israel has "occupied" their land? That's how this Arab fellow explained it to me when we were both at Oral Roberts University (he a Christian then, though he was pretty weird and so was ORU--but that's another story).
But this does bring up interesting conundrums. Our university professors have been brainwashing our youth on this issue for decades. I was an adjunct professor and I know. So now what do we do about the First Amendment protests these pro-Palestinians are doing? Is it different because of the scope of Oct. 7 or 911? Can they do this unless they are inciting imminent violence or does this scope make this different for Jewish students on campus? Man. I think the scope and intention of both acts--and their stated goals, from the river to the sea, of annihilating Israeli's -- DO make it somewhat different, but these are difficult issues. We should stop funding our universities that have saddled our kids with ridiculous costs all while not allowing conservative viewpoints on campus and brainwashing our kids --and this actually makes that worse. Yet do we look like hypocrites for not letting them protest? Grrr. Most of the GOP candidates except Vivek wants to shut them down. I don't know the answer. These leftists have created a huge problem by teaching our students (and Muslims living here now) that they have been oppressed. All while the left uses Muslims (who they have nothing in common with ideologically) for votes. And while it appears, unlike most immigrants, that Muslims who come here are not coming here to become "Americans," but to set up a parallel society. Does that seem accurate? What horrible times these are.
Can someone state as accurately as possible just how many Palestine civilians actually support the Hamas mission to eradicate Israel and Jews? Is it 30, 50, 75% or more? I realize indoctrination is on steroids there, but have wondered
Really good thoughts on this war and the reminders from WW2.
Israel will not exist in 10 years. The amount of killing it would take to continue its existence is not sustainable.
What a great line - 'The unremembered past is fiction as much as the unlived future'. Just a tremendous way to put the truth. Hamas must go. Civilians who either tolerated Hamas or insanely, voted for them to be the rulers, have brought this on themselves. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are examples of the same thing to me. It is always the intent of an action that drives the rightness or wrongness of it. Killing is not always murder and yes, it is many times, the only protection for lives in the future. And yes, they will get fat and lazy and they will have to relive it again. The snowflakes running around protesting and calling for a cease fire are fine examples of that (other than the ones getting paid by Soros to do so).
"Israel, unlike Hamas, is not genocidal". Is this a joke?
I have to laugh when I read about calls for a "cease fire" or a "pause." There were no calls for a cease fire with Japan after Pearl Harbor was bombed. There were no calls for a cease fire with the Al Qaeda after September 11. Israel is faced with an opponent who has a single objective: the complete destruction of the State of Israel and the extermination of each and every Jew who lives within its borders. The idea of a "two-state" solution is a pipe dream. If the October 7 massacres and atrocities proved anything, they proved what many Israelis long contended: a Palestinian state would forever be a loaded gun pointed at Israel's heart. Some of today's news is that Hamas wants a "permanent state of war" with Israel. What's the point of having a cease fire when you are dealing with that? What Israel needs to do is to permanently destroy Hamas's capacity to make war against Israel. Think Sherman's March to the Sea. HAMAS DELENDA EST.
Maybe Israel is not genocidal but it has the plan called the Great(er) Israel, from Nile to The Tigris–Euphrates rivers...
The response to this war from many in the West has gutted me. I get that we may all have differing views that span political ideals, but this? Support for a genocidal terrorist group because you (the perpetrators of truth) live in a Marxist mentality wherein one can only be either the oppressor or the oppressed? I feel sickened and embarrassed by my fellow Americans, living in a land of delusion that has nothing to do with actual history, geography or even the facts about what has occurred in the last month. I know we're all worried about the future of our nation and the divide between radical ideals, but the response by many makes me physically ill. How can expect to move forward as a unit when seemingly half of us live in lalaland? When will the day of reckoning come and what will be the cost of this insanity; when will they wake up?