AS a Rosh Hashanah רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה “gift” for the Jewish New Year (5775) to the families of the 3 kidnapped/murdered teens and to the majority Jewish public, the Hamas terrorists who killed them were dispatched to their pagan Allah! Atta boychiks…
Marwan Kawasmeh (L), Amar Abu-Eisha…may their names be blotted…obliterated for all time….
IN this regard, it is almost never the case that the IDF and Israel’s attendant security services – with the Shin Bet/General Security Services/Shabak/ISA (Israel’s equivalent to the FBI) and Border Police’s special ops units in tow – fail to get the job done. In fact, you can likely count on both hands the times that they weren’t able to eliminate those they pursued. This should not be in doubt.
HOWEVER, it is acutely true that Israel’s political leaders calculate that the DISPATCHERS of Hamas’s foot soldiers are, for the post part, off limits. As a matter of (egregious) record, though a few were assassinated during the summer-long’s fiery hot war, Hamas’s TOP leadership not only survived, but they became so emboldened that they are now dictating the terms of the (illegal) “ceasefire”. Absolutely. Unfathomably.
MUCH of the war’s dastardly results can be gleaned in a major interview at Inquisitr. Excerpted below, in the second half of ISIS, Islam And Obama: Understanding The Threat To The Free World, are some bitter foretastes.
Wolff Bachner: Much to our sorrow, the world is in even worse shape than the last time we spoke. Since your previous visit, Hamas managed to provoke another war with Israel, which gave all the Israel bashing bigots of the European Union the excuse they needed to rampage and riot with a truly disgusting display of virulent Jew hate. Adding to the misery, ISIS commenced their campaign of butchering and bloodshed, beheading thousands of helpless human beings as they tore through the Levant in the name of the new Caliphate. Certainly, we are witnessing what may be the beginning of the next clash of civilizations, but let’s narrow our focus just a bit and start our discussion with Israel, Hamas, and much maligned Operation Protective Edge.
Once again, we see Israel’s so-called leaders caving in to pressure from foreign governments and ending the campaign to demilitarize Gaza and disarm Hamas before the job is done.
What effect will this have on the people of Israel, and what will this ill-advised strategy allow Hamas to do to Israel in the future?
Why would Netanyahu call off Operation Protective Edge while rockets are still raining down on Israel. Is this a sane military strategy?
More importantly, is this fair to the many thousands of Israelis who spend part of every day in bomb shelters?
Adina Kutnicki: Your terminology, Israel’s “so-called” leaders, is decidedly on target. Bull’s eye…….
Alas, with said backgrounder in mind, regarding the overall underpinnings of Israel’s leaders – both elected and non-elected – the prism of Israel’s latest “operation” comes into sharper relief. In fact, it was purposefully waged as a pinpointed “operation” and not as a war, and therein lies the end result. Indeed, PM Netanyahu’s personal (and national) onus.
In the main, wars are fought with victory in mind, at least that’s what citizens have a right to expect. On the other side of the spectrum, an “operation”, by definition, is limited in scope. For heavens sake, even the wimpy name “Operation Protective Edge” bespeaks of its narrow and tepid focus. Truth be told, I would have coined it ” Mission Pulverizer” or some such variant thereof. Pray tell, when a regional foe has been rocketing your citizens for years, wouldn’t a more robust name have been appropriate? Some might query: what’s in a name? However, those of us who understand the peculiar jungle-like language of the Middle East – “strong horses rule” – realized what the name was meant to convey, even though it seemed bizarre to signal such (losing) intent to ones enemies. But never mind, Israel’s leaders are not “strategizing” under rational parameters…..
As to the strategic repercussions from not toppling Hamas in toto, well, they are manifest and very grave. First and foremost (even leaving aside the aforementioned deleterious psychological damage – many with attendant PTSD trauma symptoms – heaped upon the majority public, as well as the economic wreckage already accrued, plus future downturns investment-wise), regardless of any crowing from Israel’s top leaders, Hamas, by the very fact that they are in a position to dictate when missiles will fly, when they will stop and when a “cease-fire” will both commence and cease, that should tell most rational players who came out on top. Hint: not Israel’s blowhards, that’s for certain. Rest assured, this assessment is not meant to be flippant nor unduly harsh. It is just the way it is, irrespective of anything else. PC nonsense has no place in assessing life and death issues related to my Jewish homeland.
Atop the above outrages, PM Netanyahu has reportedly agreed to revert back to the parameters of the last “cease-fire”. Said “negotiations” were executed after hard fought gains during “Operation Pillar of Cloud” in October 2012, but before the IDF could finish Hamas off! Déjà vu. Is this not a pattern of malfeasance? You decide…..
ISRAEL’S blind as bats and appeasement-addicted leaders have the vaunted IDF and security services to thank for this righteous outcome:
“Throughout the period [after the murders], there were two people going around there with two pistols and automatic weapons, who have nothing to lose,” she recounted to Walla! News Tuesday morning. “We were afraid that more innocent people would be hurt, and we are pleased that this was resolved without any injuries to our soldiers.”
“We know that the Shin Bet [Israel Security Agency – ed.] and the military were working on it intensely,” she added. “I’m glad they were able to accomplish their mission without harming soldiers.”
Reactions from military officials and MKs have begun to pour in as well.
“On the eve of the Jewish New Year, Operation Brothers’ Keeper – which began Friday, June 13, 2014 and continued with determination since then – came to an end,” IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Monday. “We promised the Sha’ar, Yifrah, and Frenkel families that we would get to their children’s murderers, and we did that this morning.”
The Chief of Staff thanked the soldiers and officers who worked constantly to find the murderers, adding that “there is no consolation to the familiesmourning this difficult loss, but I hope that they are somewhat relieved upon receiving news that we hit their children’s murderers.”
“The success of the security forces in destroying these vile terrorists is Israel’s success as a whole, and removes a curse in honor of the new year,” Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) said Monday. “I congratulate the security forces on the successful assassination and wish us all – especially the Frenkel, Sha’ar, and Yifrah families – a better year.”
“I congratulate the army and security forces on the successful operation,” Deputy Education Minister and MK Avi Wortzman (Jewish Home) stated. “The elimination of the murderers is a clear warning sign to all who wish ill upon us.”
“Our Army will continue to reach – and harm – terrorists, no matter where they are,” he added.
MK Danny Danon (Likud) sent “a hug of condolence” to the three families, in his words.
“Terrorists will be eliminated – this is a clear message to all our enemies,” Danon said. “We will not rest until we settle the score with terrorists, no matter where they hide.”
“I received the news of the elimination of the murderers of Naftali, Gilad, and Eyal while in the Cave of the Patriarchs [in Hevron], the same place where I – like many others – prayed for the boys’ safety,” MK Orit Struk (Jewish Home) reflected. “Even after the government’s decision to re-incarcerate terrorists released in the  Gilad Shalit deal, and after we passed two laws to reduce the likelihood of releasing more terrorist prisoners, there is no doubt that eliminating these brutal terrorists is the best response to Arab terror.”
MK Alex Miller (Yisrael Beytenu) welcomed the elimination of the murderers of three boys.
“I would like to congratulate the security services of the State of Israel on the successful operation against the murderers of three boys, Gilad, Naftali, and Eyal,” he said. “Israel’s message to the terrorist movement Hamas is purely and will not be silent and will not rest until we will exploit to justice all those despicable terrorists who seek to harm our citizens dear. ”
“Israel has proven once again that we know to bring to justice anyone who dares to raise his hand against us,” MK Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) said. “I urge the Minister of Defense to delay the return of their bodies of the dastardly Hamas terrorists, who will not return to us the bodies of (murdered soldiers) Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, hy”d.”
MK Nissan Slomiansnki (Jewish Home) agreed. “I commend the Israel Security Agency, who sends a message to all terrorists that there is a law, there is a judge, and there is an end to every terrorist.”
“The successful operation today is proof that there is no alternative to settling Judea and Samaria,” he added.
The Jewish community of Hevron also welcomed the news.
“The nation of Israel expected justice to be served, and it was done,” the community said in a statement. “The Jewish people awaited this ahead of Rosh Hashanah [the Jewish New Year]. The full answer [to Arab terrorism] will be when the government of Israel welcomes the building and development of the Jewish community in Hevron with the respect due to the city of our Patriarchs.”
AND now with the start of a New Year, after many Jewish dead and maimed for life, one would like to believe that PM Netanyahu has learned some inherent truths. Nevertheless, those who are plugged in and on the top of the strategic totem pole understand that more of the same should be expected.
YES, Israel’s political blowhards are likely patting themselves on their backs and behaving as if they executed said praiseworthy hits, simply because they gave the orders to do so. Truth dare be told, there was NO way they couldn’t have, being that the ENTIRE majority Zionist public – secular and religious – embraced the 3 murdered teens as their own. In fact, this blogger cried for days, just thinking about what happened to them. The Zionist public rallied around exacting justice on their behalf in a way which will stand out in Israel’s modern history. Alas, if others beg to differ, just ask yourselves: if Jewish justice was atop their lists, again, why are Hamas’s TOP leaders still breathing??
IN any case, thanks to Israel’s real vaunted heroes – embodying and restoring the essence of “Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue…Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof” – this American-Israeli salutes their courage and authentic Zionist ethos.
THE following is dedicated to them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQQIEQh8pU0 !
SHANA TOVA…a blessed New Year to all those who protect Zion!