Unlike 1967, of course, the enemy has already fired the first shot. The enemy has already drawn an enormous amount of Israeli blood. Israel’s justification for going to war is unassailable. Yet still we wait
Once the Eisenhower carrier strike force is in place, the final restraint on Gaza should be off.
In the interim, Israel should have one and only one public demand. It needs to broadcast it in every media interview. The PR war requires it.
“If Hamas cares for Gazans, it will surrender unconditionally. Its leaders, including the top echelon hiding in their mansions in Qatar, know that their military position is hopeless. They can stop the suffering and the humanitarian crisis immediately. Surrender now. Release the hostages.”
Can I please ask why no one is talking about the over 200 hostages? The entire media has an almost perverse adversion to mentioning the hostages. This is insanity on a world level that no one is talking about this as a first priority. Proof of life? What is going on here?
Israel has lost the element of surprise. So it sits and waits, and only looks weak. Meanwhile Hamas keeps firing rockets. Bibi is sounding like the boy who cried wolf. How many times has he said we will never allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon. Well, they are on the verge of one.
So does Israel wait weeks and weeks with the slow release of hostages but not all, unless Israel releases thousands of terrorists from its prisons? All this does is make Israel look weak.
Sorry, I have no sympathy at all for Gazans. They made their choice. It’s the same old mentality that existed British Palestine—where I was born. This has nothing to do with Israel, it’s outright Jew hatred. They committed atrocities against the Jews in Palestine pre-Israel; nothing has changed.
The only choice is to obliterate Gaza. You cannot have peace with subhuman savages.
The Ambassador gave us a GREAT interview at JEWDICIOUS. Thank you, Michael!! https://tinyurl.com/3s9yvy7j
It’s a different time in history with completely different dynamics to consider. The government of Israel has created this crisis through its’ own failure to reimagine a new approach. An invasion will lead to the deaths of thousands of Israeli soldiers and thousands more Palestinians. And when it is all over, the enemies of Israel will be stronger and the state of Israel will be weaker. Pull back the majority of troops and go after Hamas using covert processes. It will take a much longer time, but it will produce a much better outcome for the future of Israel
The Gaza disengagement indeed continues to torment, but I would argue that it didn’t do half as much damage to Israeli deterrence as the tail-between-the-legs overnight withdrawal from Lebanon.