Dec 27 2008
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.