IN a rational universe, regardless of any and all political calculi, it would be unthinkable for self-proclaimed democratic (and civilized) leaders to allow a portion of their citizens to be continuously subjected to rocket fire, missile blitzes, and/or sundry incendiary firings. After all, one’s legitimacy to lead is wholly tied into one’s ability to keep (to a reasonable degree) the citizens safe – even the less chichi, those who, for the most part, reside in the battered and beleaguered south. Agreed? Besides, within Israel’s “in the know” circles, it is an unspoken secret that they are not considered by the political and media elites, AKA the chattering classes, as “equals” to the branja pack; who happen to reside (and play) within the likes of upscale North Tel Aviv and its outer burbs. Trust, these ears are more than clued into this and that within certain cliques.
BACK to the irrefutable facts on the ground within rocket range of the terrorized south….
WITH a population of thousands upon thousands (depending upon various variables) in rocket range of Gazastan (a subsidiary of Iran and its proxy pawns, namely, Hezbollah), how can it be – and for decades on end – that every manner of terror is inflicted upon southern Israel, and with no relief in sight? Yes, it’s more than a fair assessment and question alike. Btw, as analyzed ad infinitum, this is a prima facie example of Sunni terrorists (Hamas, et al.) cooperating/collaborating with Shia terrorists (Iran/Hezbollah, et al.), in order to bring down a mutual foe.
AS reported in July 2016:
CONSEQUENTIALLY, when it comes to bringing down the twin pillars of western civilization, America and Israel, Shia and Sunni jihadists cooperate and collaborate. Effectively, as is said, this is where the rubber meets the road. And it is into this vortex of anti-American (and anti-Israel) hell that Iran’s proxy arms co-join with Sunni monsters, their counterparts, wrapping around each other, despite their centuries-long bloodletting…..continue the bullet-proof trails here…..
WHICH begs the question: since this Orwellian situation dovetails with the reality at hand, how can it be that Hamas’s terror masters are allowed to breathe, even for one more day – with the bizarre excuse that Iran’s (northern) proxies are “more” dangerous, when, in fact, they are one and the same, at least, when it comes to killing Jews/Zionists, separately, or co-joined?
(May 30, 2019) Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Thursday thanked Iran for providing his terror group the rockets it used to strike deep into Israel and warned the Jewish state that Tel Aviv would be struck again in response to any offensive against the Gaza Strip.
“Iran provided us with rockets, and we surprised the world when our resistance targeted Beersheba,” Sinwar said in a live TV address, referring to the weekend of violence at the beginning of the month, during which Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired nearly 700 rockets at Israel.
The Hamas leader then went on to warn that if Israel “resumes its aggression,” his group would strike Tel Aviv and other cities with twice as many rockets.
BUT before we delve into (more of) the unvarnished truth, know this: year after year, Bibi and his mouthpieces have been jibber-jabbering via ready-made mantras – in an effort to create a smoke and mirrors show for their unconscionable inaction against Hamas & assorted terror arms operating in Gazastan! In reality, with the ever-present “ceasefire” in hand, the main balderdash, as mentioned, is that the northern front is the number one priority – never mind that it was the same lack of political will to crush Hezbollah in its infancy that has led to Iran’s cat’s paw becoming a strategic and mega menace in Lebanon and Syria! Credo quia absurdum.
NOT only that, the continuous and horrific terror inflicted upon Jewish communities in the south has been analyzed at this end for years – even prior to the crimes, yes, crimes against several thousand Jewish souls whose lives (even their loved ones were dug up from their resting places!) were uprooted and torn asunder in 2005 to execute the so-called “Disengagement” from Gush Katif and the Northern Shomron! Know this too: promise after promise was made by the late PM Ariel Sharon and his back-benchers (AKA “the bulldozer”, ironically) to the majority Zionist public that the uprooting of their brothers and sisters would end the terror. And, if not, Hamas would be crushed. Stone-cold lies, 14 years onward.
MORE specifically, how many times have the citizens heard: Israel will not negotiate under fire! O RLY? Are we sensing a pattern, yet?
ALL of which circles back to PM Netanyahu’s faux persona as a right-wing, nationalist leader, juxtaposed against what the real situation, AKA matzav / מצב, is on the ground – even as he bloviates that he is the only one capable of keeping Israel’s encircling enemies at bay! Claptrap. Moreover, for added heft and facts at large – as to what really has transpired under his decade-long governance – see here, here, here, here, here, here, and so on. Trust, “Mr. Security”, he is not.
IN this regard, the fact that a rocket from Gazastan struck a synagogue and a school (by the grace of G-d, no one was killed or maimed) on June 13, 2019, and Hamas’ terror chiefs are still standing, well, that onus stands atop Bibi’s head. Indubitably.
Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket from Gaza into southern Israel late Thursday, striking a Chabad building housing a synagogue and school but causing no injuries, Israeli authorities said.
The rockets – fired from the town of Beit Hanoun, according to Channel 13 – set the stage for a likely Israeli reprisal and raised the possibility of a new round of fighting, weeks after a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
Israeli police said the rocket struck a building in the Israeli border town of Sderot, a frequent target of rocket fire.
The ceasefire, reached in early May, has begun to unravel in recent days. Overnight on Wednesday, Israeli fighter jets struck an underground terrorist infrastructure belonging to Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip. The attack was in response to rocket fire from Gaza earlier that night, the IDF reported.
“The IDF will continue to act against attempts to harm Israeli civilians and considers the terrorist organization Hamas responsible for everything that is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip,” the Army spokesperson’s office said in a statement.
“Netanyahu is only strong with words,” Benny Gantz, former IDF Chief of Staff head of Blue and White, the main opposition party, said in a statement Thursday morning, the Hebrew-language daily Hamodia reported. “The continued rocket fire by Hamas is evidence that we have lost our deterrence.”
“Only exacting an immediate heavy price from Hamas will clarify that Israel doesn’t only talk, but also uses force,” Gantz said.
‘This situation cannot continue. As I have said in the past, only a military operation will bring quiet to our area,” Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi stated in response to the rocket attack, TPS reported.
“[Hamas leaders Ismail] Haniyeh and [Yahya] Sinwar are ‘sons of death’ and we should hit them first,” he continued. “The dear residents of Sderot and the Gaza perimeter deserve to raise their children in peace and quiet, as are all residents of the country……
…….In essence, Israel’s leadership has become legal outlaws. World-recognized, international criminal law expert Professor Louis Beres states, “Terrorism is a crime under international law, and incontestably one of the most serious. The precise offenses that comprise this crime can be found at the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism…. [Every] state has an obligation under international law to prosecute and punish terrorists…. [Any] person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible and liable to punishment….”….continue reading the truth-telling here…..
SO, you decide if a 2015 global interview was on target – or not.
STILL yet, if more intellectual and strategic heft is required, so be it. To wit, pay special heed to the following analysis by Dr. Martin Sherman, unarguably Israel’s foremost strategic analyst. (Full Disclosure: he was acknowledged in this author’s book, “BANNED: How Facebook Enables Militant Islamic Jihad”, and it was not for nothing).
…….Readers will doubtless recall that I have warned incessantly that Israel’s current policy:
(a) will eventually result in the erosion of the Jewish population in the Negev;
(b) will allow the Gazan terror groups to devise methods to neutralize the efficacy of the billion dollar anti-tunnel barrier encircling the Gaza Strip—particularly the use of drones; and
(c) because of its innate reticence to engage in a large-scale decisive offensive against the Gazan terrorist entity, is causing Israel to continually back away from conflicts that it can win, risking backing itself into a conflict that it cannot win—or win only at ruinous cost……the entire analysis is jaw-droppingly on target!
INEXORABLY, the adherence to “Nullum Crimen Sine Poena” separates true statesmen from those who are merely facsimiles thereof – to the detriment of the majority of the citizens and the rule of law.
MOST significantly, since the above is the stone-cold truth, it follows that thousands upon thousands of Jews living in the cross-hairs of the southern “Gaza-Belt” are, sans a scintilla of a doubt, treated as “second-class” citizens. Truth dare be told, why they haven’t stormed the Knesset, until “equal” human rights and treatment is afforded them and their families, well, that remains a mystery at this end.
(Note: This horror was inflicted in 2012, as has been the case for many, many years…..and it is still ongoing…..with no end in sight!)
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