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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Jan 13, 2009 at 00:01

I'm sorry, Daniel, but you and Cordenman are way off the mark. I don't understand how he can miss what are obvious differences between 2006 and 2009: Israel finally has the killer instinct that it did not have in 2006.

Except for still not knowing when to keep its mouth shut, or at least how to word a Press Release, the IDF is going to destroy Hamas, and guess what? They really don't gives a crap what the Arab World does or says. Same thing for the UN and the EU. ...

If they cannot see the difference between the scum child abuser Hamas butchers and human beings, then there's nothing Israel can do if it wanted to. They still think that Hamas is simply launching "tin-can rockets" (as Fareed Zakaria said on CNN yesterday) instead of mass devices of torture and murder.

Israel is on the verge of destroying Hamas, and if you followed the reporting from the field, you would know that. Ah, but the pundits are not "happy" because Israel has not announced to the world what is their "end game."

Yes, their leaders are a bunch of bozos. That's not news. But, give the IDF credit for pulling off an absolutely brilliant tactical attack that has Hamas members surrendering in droves everywhere.

There can only be one resolution to this war, and that is to get rid of Hamas. That's a no-brainer. When they are gone from Gaza, you will hear a collective sigh of relief from the entire populace because, in reality, they want to get rid of Hamas, too, but there was no way to say it without being tortured and shot as a "collaborator."

Hamas has killed six times more Palestinians in Gaza than Israel, but did the EU or the UN say, "Boo?"

Did the Muslims march in the street burning Hamas flags when they were slaughtering civilians loyal to Fatah?

As long as Muslims kill Muslims, there are no outcries. no call for a "ceasefire." Yet, every time Israel does anything to defend itself, and civilians are accidentally killed, the World goes nuts.

Thanks to the overtly biased Media, Israel can never get a break. Hamas militants were firing mortars at Israelis from a school courtyard, and the IDF returned fire. Yet, because the terrorists were not firing from inside the school but from the school's entrance, the world just let them off the hook when a stray IDF mortar hit the school .

Nobody asked the question, "Why was Hamas deliberately firing mortars RIGHT NEXT to a school that it knew had civilians inside?" because they already know the answer. It's Israel's fault.

It's a war crime to launch attacks from civilian areas, yet that is what Hamas intentionally does to cause civilian casualties to blame on Israel. A human shield does not have to be standing immediately next to you be counted as a "human shield," yet, that's what the Media has, in effect said.

Because Hamas was firing from a school courtyard instead of from within the school, then according to the brain-dead Media, "Israel admits firing at civilians." What they should have said is Hamas is to blame for the collateral damage for illegally launching attacks from school yards, from mosques, from ambulances, from marketplaces, from rooftops of people's homes, and from everywhere else civilians live.

Someone within the IDF ratted this story out that made it seem like Israel was targeting civilians instead of Hamas militants. The Media will never give Israel a chance to explain itself, but they should not have to do that because Hamas' modus operandi is to get a lot of their own children killed to use as props in their staged attack scenes. Children are not allowed to be buried until they have been used in a PR film.

The MSM,. the EU, and the UN are so thickheaded to realize that 1/2 of Hamas' army is comprised of children, 17 and younger, and when these children are killed, often wearing civilian clothers, the body counts that get sent to the bleeding heart reporters comes out as "X number of Children killed.".w/o any explanation that these casualties are not "civilians," and they are not "civilian children," but are combat deaths...military casualties...anything except a nondescript and off-hand comment that hundreds of children have been killed.

No, it is not lying to say that they are dead children, but it is a big lie to say that they were not combatants, because they were combatants seething with hatred for Jews learned since the 1st grade.

Getting rid of Hamas will go a much longer way to creating a peaceful solutions.because Arabs do understand what military superiority means. Watch, and you'll see, as bad as OLMERT and Gang are, they will force Hamas to the negotation table where they will have Israel's terms dictsted to them!


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