Dec 27 2008

WorldView: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Start Early in Israel-Gaza

Published by at 11:49 am under Israel-Palestine,middle east,WorldView

In the holy land that gave us the tradition of Christmas and its aura of peace and goodwill, the fight is on… again.

Seems that Hamas’ rocket squads couldn’t wait to start some holiday-season fireworks. Mind you, they’ve been firing rockets pretty much since Israel handed Gaza over to the Palestinians in 2005, so one could look at it as an unusually long pre-New Year’s celebration.

Israel unleashed its own holiday fireworks unleashed today. There’s the messages from the usual suspects in response. I did like the Vatican’s statement (BBC), even if I believe that it is ultimately off-base, since the only practical response to fascists armed to the teeth is to kill as many of them as you can before they get a chance to kill you.

REV FEDERICO LOMBARDI, VATICAN SPOKESMAN
“Hamas is a prisoner to a logic of hate, Israel to a logic of faith in force as the best response to hate.
“One must continue to search for a different way out, even if that may seem impossible.”

It certainly sounds nice, anyway.

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5 Responses to “WorldView: New Year’s Eve Fireworks Start Early in Israel-Gaza”

  1. Muslims Against Shariaon 28 Dec 2008 at 8:21 am

    Hypocrisy in Action:
    Where were Egypt, Russia, OIC, EU, Britain, Sarkozy, US & Austria when Hamas was pounding Israel with daily barrage of rockets?

    http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/12/hypocrisy-in-action.html

  2. Jan Karlsbjergon 28 Dec 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Well, Jonathon, you’re nothing if not consistent: Things sure are black and white to you (as per our last politics “discussion“)

    the only practical response to fascists armed to the teeth is to kill as many of them as you can before they get a chance to kill you.

    Things would be a lot simpler if the bastards would just live (and die) peacefully in the nice reservations that were so generously given to them.

  3. jnarveyon 28 Dec 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Indeed, my moral compass appears to be working just fine, Jan. I’m not sure if your lack of clarity stems from stereotypical European values of moral relativism and defeatism, or if you’ve come by your world view all on your own. Either way, I’m sorry to see you’ve bought into it.

    Hamas and allied Islamofascists firing rockets into Israel indiscriminately are motivated by the same base hatreds as any other racist thugs. They must be fought.

    As a good friend of mine once said, I’ve never heard a convincing argument against killing fascists

  4. Jan Karlsbjergon 28 Dec 2008 at 7:23 pm

    Inability to see nuance is not the same as having a working moral compass.

  5. jnarveyon 28 Dec 2008 at 8:43 pm

    There’s seeing nuance, and then there’s rationalizing the acts of fanatical extremists who don’t share our nuanced view of the world, and who believe that the fresh blood of the infidels is more valuable then a future for their children. I try to avoid the latter activity.

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