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Israelis don't fight fair

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Submitted by wyzeoldowl (United States), Aug 6, 2006 at 05:05

I'm getting confused here - ya gotta help me out. I thought all Hamas wanted was for those darned Israelis to get the heck out of Gaza, and they would insure that peace would reign in the region. Israel felt hanging on to Gaza was no longer logical or plausible, - geographically, militarily, economically, etc. The Israelis who had lived there for decades felt betrayed and decided to fight the elected leaders of Israel who made policy for the benefit of all Israeli citizens, who concurred overwhelmingly with the Israeli leadership. It wasn't easy! The ultra-faithful hauled God into the fray as justifying their insistence on staying - just like their Arab Hamas cousins who do everything - including killing fellow Arabs - all in the name of God too. But the decision was made, and the price for peace was paid.

Now that Gaza was "Juden-rein", they could enjoy the territory free of Israelis. But first they had to tear down the Synagogue. What a great bowling alley, school building or movie theatre it would have made. In America, Christians, Jews, Asians regularly bought each others' places of worship. , Then they wiped out the whole Israeli produce-growing infrastructure which could have created jobs, food at bottom prices for the inhabitants, etc. or Hamas The big-shot gang in Europe.

Now that they had the place all to themselves, you figure that Hamas would calm down and relish having accomplished their objective. The minute the last IDF soldier is gone, they start firing. The old "check-and-raise." But that's a real hard-working bunch. No sooner than they were ensconced in what they "won" - (if Israel's leaders felt that Gaza must remain Israeli, the battles to preserve it so would have gone right on.), they got down into the tunnels right on schedule to push their end of the fight for total victory over Israel, with Hezbollah getting the signal to start squeezing Israel from the north. The old double-whammy.

Israel's great ally, USA, remembered 1990, as the Iraqui Army was going for bear marching south to swallow Kuwait, when Israel agreed not to retaliate against Iraq if they started shooting scuds into Israeli territory, and so backed Israel up - somewhat - in the present conflict.. Condoleeza ok'd Israel defending itself attacking those who started the shooting war but asked the IDF's leaders to "show restraint". How do you do that? Is this how you expect a sane logical person to act? A mean guy loaded with weapons comes at you with guns blazing and shooting to kill and you're supposed to sit there and read a book?

Marching to Kuwait, Iraq never fired scuds into Jerusalem but bombing Tel Aviv was o.k. Palestinians climbed up onto their roofs to watch the action at night and gave resounding cheeres as another Israeli home or store got blasted, never a Palestinian building. Did they go around dropping homing devices in their Israeli neighbors' homes to guide the missiles into them?

As Israel prepared to leave Lebanon, Lebanese Army soldiers, previously restrained, charged into the homes of Palestinian women and children in Sabra and Shatilla, committing unspeakable atrocities of rape and murder. The world didn't blame the Lebanese government or the perpetrators - it condemned Sharon and Israel, the departing troops who were heading home and were nowhere near the place. Israel has no illusions about what Muslims plan for them when they see what Arab brothers do to each other, then and in Iraq now, all in the name of God.

While Israel military occupied southern Lebanon to stop the PLO rockets attacks which were destroying Israeli villages and killing Israeli residents along the Lebanese border, the IDF defenders were branded as invaders. The Lebanese Army never moved into them to force the PLO out of the area. When the IDF left and Syria came in, they weren't branded invaders. What were they? The next door neighbor dropping in for a cup of tea?

The Hezbollah gang that took over virtually the entire operation of the Lebanese government became the darling of the people for the largesse they distributed up and down all population levels. Branded as a terrorist group, they held many offices in the Lebanon government while the Lebanese president made nice-nice with them. The ample money they were able to spread around came from the same sources as the weaponry, and when Syria and Iran gave the signal, the firing started from the north and south.

When Hezbollah realized how much damage the non-sleeping giant was capable of doing and how hard they were being hit and would continue to be hit, the criminals who started it yelled for a cease-fire. Leaders of the "big" European countries and all of Israel's enemy UN members joined in the yelling about Israel playing dirty pool, but not a word of condemnation of Hezbollah about their warfare system, storing ammo in homes of Lebanese, in hospitals, ambulances and mosques, all nicely delivered in preparation by Syria and Iran, the real generals who were calling the shots.

The same system was used in the Intefada at the start of the 21st century. When we folks go to church, synagogue or temple, we may take with us some extra cash for donations, food for the hungry in our community, etc.

Did you ever hear of going to worship at your favorite mosque loaded down with all the rocks you can carry which when the signal is given, urged on by your god-worshipping imam, you will throw at unarmed Israelis? Just a little mischief, you know, boys will be boys. Hemmed in in the circle are the older "freedom fighters doing God's will". Surrounded by the young rock-throwers, they fire rifles at the defending IDF soldiers who face death keeping this gang from taking over the city. And the anguished cries of American peace-loving mothers watching TV calling to the talk-show host about the murderous Israeli soldiers firing at these gentle kids, with her plaintive cry, "But they're only children, for God's sake!!!" Quel children!

In the meantime, with Sadam in the hoosegow awaiting Judgment Day, the $25,000 checks to the mother of the deceased suicide bomber, now come from other sources.In reality, they love their kids, but they can always spare one for such a worthy cause,convinced by the trainer to whom it never occurred he could also volunteer to be a martyr, but let's recruit the kids first, of whom there is an abundant supply and the money will make the family less brokenhearted. It's not every family that has a martyr now in heaven.

Hamas and Hezbollah were assured by Tehran and Damascus that this play will be unbeatable. With the US tied up in Iraq and Afghanistan and the push coming from both directions, what a piece of cake this will be, picking Israel off like a ripe peach. No condemnation either about their rocket-firing into Israeli homes of non-combatants "but be sure to keep Lebanese non-comb's close to you so that if you're being aimed at and the poor civilians - women and children get hit, we can start screaming about "Israeli atrocities".

The double-shot didn't quite work out, the Hez-Ham gang discovered. It's just that the fans in the stands and the game officials wish the winner would stop running up such a high score. This is not a game, ump - the loser who thought he had a sure thing is crying foul because the other team was supposed to fall over and didn't. "What's even worse, the Israeli's are using the dirtiest trick in the book - "When under attack, fight back!!" and doing to us what we were all set up to do to them! We deserved to win and win big. After all, we had the weaponry, the money, the right game plan, the cowardly tactics, and the approval of the people we took over. Now we've lost and they won't give us a break we'd never give them. It just ain't fair."

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