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Hamas Wants War for the Obvious Reasons - It is Their Stated Intent.

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 11, 2014 at 17:22

Oh, my goodness; 'why does Hamas want war:' where to start?

There are all of the spoken and written reasons that Hamas wants war; the base rationale stems from Hamas' hatred for Israel in general; and for the Jewish people in specific threats. From that perspective, what other reasons do they need? However, what is incomprehensible is the infiltration of hatred that is as pervasive in the United Nations as it is in Gaza; and the United States American Administrative Chief Executive barely conceals a certain disdain for Israel's balking at Secretary of State's thinly veiled attempt to 'curb' Israel's lack of restraint after Israel's being bombarded incessantly for just being Jewish in the Middle East.

But, we read: [Actually, Hamas leaders are quite rational. Periodically (2006, 2008, 2012), they decide to make war on Israel knowing full well that they will lose on the military battlefield but optimistic about winning in the political arena. Israeli leaders, conversely, assume they will win militarily but fear political defeat – bad press, United Nations resolutions, and so on]. The rationality of what Hamas is doing is summarized thus: all of those who lend support ot Hamas lend tacit consent to the irrationality of bombing Israel at one moment, then turn with hands folded behind the back and say to the rabid media: 'who launched that missile: was it me?' And then the U.N. watches from the lectern and chastises Israel for attempting to prevent another Jewish holocaust, something it was once thought the U. N. was supposed to prevent-(yeah, right).

The dichotomy presented in all of the rhetoric of why can be summed up in a generally succinct observation, if one knows how to discern why Hamas is, in fact, gearing up for their own destruction. It is inevitable, which it appears Ms. Glick and others appear to have trouble sorting out. Israel is in the next great battle for her life and Jerusalem is the lightning rod. The 'Palestinians' want Jerusalem; Hamas wants Jerusalem; and if it is not plain yet to see, the ISIL is targeting to incorporate Jerusalem into the next caliphate, if they could possibly get their act together. The only obstacle to the rationale of the warring factors is that Israel is not going to 'go away;' not now, not ever. And that is the rationale for Hamas, et al, to go to war over Israel. As it is written.......

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