Us or Them: The Chanukah War
As night fell, and we lit our Chanukah candles, we were filled with new hope
as our government finally undertook its basic responsibility towards its citizens, and launched the long-delayed IDF strike against Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
We were overjoyed that our planes had caught the Hamas murderers completely
off guard and managed a magnificent coordinated attack on major Hamas
military and police outposts that took minutes, and did major damage. This
included a strike on the swearing-in ceremony at the end of a Hamas military
training program, sending all the "graduates" to an early martyrdom before
they could use their training to kill more Israeli children. It left us
proud and joyful.
Our news program showed us the home of a couple in Southern Israel that had
been completely destroyed by an unprovoked rocket attack this afternoon.
The woman of the house, Aviva, was interviewed. She was asked if she agreed
with the IDF strikes on Gaza that would provoke rocket attacks. With
complete calm she said if this was the price the citizens of Israel had to
pay for bringing peace and security back to Southern Israel, it was a price
she was willing to pay. Later she and her husband, who miraculously escaped
injury, lit Chanukah candles in their rubble filled living room. When they
said the blessing: "He who did miracles in days of old and in our own time"
it gave us all a sense of renewed faith.
The map showing which parts of Israel are now endangered, and which
residents will have to spend the next few weeks in security rooms, is a
startling fulfillment of the predictions of all those who begged that the
disengagement not take place. No longer is it just the citizens of Sderot.
With the homes of the brave residents of Gush Katif destroyed, and the
Philadelphi corridor no longer patrolled by the IDF, unlimited sophisticated
equipment has been pouring into Hamas hands for years. Now the rockets are
falling in Netivot and Ashkelon, and threatening Kiryat Gat.
Just for some masochistic fun, I turned from the Israeli news to BBC. Of
course, they were interviewing some Hamas spokeman talking about "Israeli
atrocities, massacres, slaughter, etc. etc." But even Fox News had some
blonde bimbo repeating similar things from her "Palestinian source."
It's not Israel's bad PR. It's the desire of the media to listen to the
terrorists and sympathize with them. They are the ones who decide who to
interview. Just shut off your televisions. Don't read the newspapers.
Hopefully, Israel is going to finish them off this time. Even the leftists,
like Amos Oz, who usually lives in the land of Oz when it comes to fighting
against terror, seems to understand this, and has come out in favor of
self-defense. Wow. Amazing. A Leftist who believes Israel shouldn't commit
suicide. That didn't stop three hundred Leftists from marching in Tel Aviv
to protest. I suggest we send them all to Sderot to live for the next few
weeks. I also worry about our other fifth column, Israeli Arabs. There
were Molotov cocktails thrown at police patrols in East Jerusalem, and Arabs
marching in Nazareth and other places. We should send them all to Gaza to
be with their "brethren."
Also tonight, memorial services were held for the Chabad rabbi and his wife
killed in Mumbai. With the recent release of photographs of how Mumbai
terrorists sexually mutilated their victims in the hotels, we cannot cry for
dead terrorists. Evidence is mounting that the residents of Chabad house
were tortured more than other hostages. In light of this, I say with no
hesitation that the world would be a better place if every Muslim terrorist
-- Hamas,PLO, Al Qaeda, Taliban (who are now threatening to kill any
Pakistani girl who goes to school), and Janjaweed (who have slaughtered and
raped their way through Darfur) were sent to their Allah and their 72
virigins immediately. As for civilian casualties, the Hamas only target
civilians. And their "civilians" elected them, after all. If their
civilians get hurt because their elected government decided to end the cease
fire and put rocket launchers inside their neighborhoods, whose fault is
that? In the war that Hamas declared, it remains us or them. I prefer
them. I have one wish: that every reporter, every pundit, every media
outlet broadcasting Israel's just and long-delayed war against terrorists in
Gaza as a brutal, unjustified "slaughter of innocents" find themselves
personally involved with terrorists at some point in their lives. I will
keep you posted.