Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Israel Drops The Gloves, Part II

On Tuesday, two U.N. schools in Gaza were targeted by Israeli troops within hours and, as would be expected, there is nothing but outrage being directed back at the Jewish State. That outrage, in the past, has been an effective tool used to make the Israelis back off and cease operations out of contrition under pressure. It appears that will not be the case this time around. This time the Israelis are serious, it seems, in their intention to stop this once and for all.

The people in the picture to the right are damned angry, and they are not afraid to demonstrate that anger at an alleged enemy that could obliterate them. Why? Because they know that Israeli troops will not harm them simply for their vociferousness. I would wager that the Israeli troops understand their rage and even commiserate with the demonstrators, even as they shake their heads in wonderment.

The reason that Israel is targeting U.N. schools is because Hamas fighters are taking up positions in - and firing on the Israelis from - these schools. If I was an Israeli soldier, I would be wondering why these people aren't directing their ire toward the Hamas terrorists who hide behind them in such cowardly fashion.

Two accounts from the Associated Press, as reported on KansasCity.com, confirm Israeli claims of Hamas fighter's cowardice (Emphasis mine):

The Israeli army said its soldiers came under fire from militants hiding in the school and responded. It accused Gaza's Hamas rulers of "cynically" using civilians as human shields. Residents confirmed the account, saying militants were seen staging attacks from the area.

Two neighborhood residents confirmed the Israeli account, saying a group of militants fired mortars from a street near the school, then fled into a crowd of people in the streets. Israel then opened fire.

The sooner the Palestinian people realize that their worst enemy are terrorists and expose them to justice, the sooner they can end this latest bloodshed. It worked in Iraq.

For Israel's part, there is a limit on how many times a villain can play on the mercy and benevolence of his victims. Eventually, the gloves come off and the villain has used up his grace cards.

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