Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cut the Crap Already - Rant

PhotobucketIf I hear one more complaint about the "massacre" of Palestinian women and children in Gaza at the hands of the IDF; one more whinge about "genocide," "illegal occupation of stolen land," or "indigenous rights" I'm gonna puke.

Let's be very clear here. The stolen land idea is bullshit, and if that is what you believe, then you are a fucking idiot. Go back and learn the history you were never taught in school, and don't even waste my time.

This is an ongoing struggle that cyclically erupts into violence - a never ending cycle of violence, followed by some third party-negotiated cease fire, and then it begins again, usually with Hamas indiscriminately firing rockets into Israel or sending some deluded, illiterate, brainwashed, wild-eyed jihadi into a pizza parlor in Tel Aviv with a vest full of explosives and nails and God knows what for shrapnel and feces or medical waste to cause infection in open wounds for maximum effect - deliberately targeting civilians. Israel responds with the sophisticated weapons they have at their disposal, targeting key Palestinian personnel and infrastructure, doing their best to minimize civilian casualties. If one considers the full capabilities of the IDF, I can't for the life of me understand how anybody can see it any other way. They are either blinded by ignorance or ideology or both. If you believe that the IDF is committing genocide or any of that other bloodbath mantra, then you are even more of an idiot. If that were Israel's real intent they could literally within a matter of days turn Gaza and the West Bank into a parking lot and kill every living thing there with a massive, indiscriminate bombardment of the area using only conventional weapons. Done. Game Over.

That obviously is not what is happening, so why do libs and leftards continue to parrot this lie? For some I know it is simple Jew hatred. I have had many arguments where, after much dancing around about being for the underdog and disenfranchised, that has come out in the end. Fine, at least they have taken a side. For others it comes down to ignorance. For others yet, to them all that matters is who is losing; they are the victims no matter who started it. Christ, I heard some moron the other day who not only thinks that Hamas is the victim and the Israelis are the aggressors, but also believes that the media portrays it just the opposite, turning world opinion against the Palestinians.
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And this idea of "disproportionate response" is another crock of shit. Hamas brought a knife to a gunfight. Too bad, so sad. Hamas, like those who have come before them, has chosen violence; hell, that's why the Palestinians voted for them, to take it to the Israelis. Now that they have, firing rockets from schools, mosques, wherever, and uses the same for shelter, hiding behind their own women and children, Hamas and their sympathizers cry "foul." It's so predictable that it seems scripted. Their sympathizers hold the Israelis accountable for firing back anyway, knowing this, but nobody calls Hamas on the carpet for being more "wrong" by putting up those innocents as human shields to begin with. But the media will not confront that issue. Far be it for them to let objectivity get in the way of ideology or, more accurately, a good, "if it bleeds, it leads" story. Cue the professional mourners and victims.

And while I'm at it, what is with these daily "union breaks" for "humanitarian aid" to reach the civilians? Is this combat or a sporting match? I'm telling you right now, if war becomes sanitized to the point where it is just accepted and regulated in some perverse way, then we run more of a risk of more of these perpetual conflicts. War is hell, and it should remain that way if for no other reason than to be a constant reminder that it should be a last resort. When it's on, however, then it's ALL ON. No quarter, no mercy. One must be ready to escalate to any level necessary to win, and winning is defined as the point where your enemy surrenders unconditionally or risks facing complete, total annihilation.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Oldcatman said...

(The world would be a much better place without ______, _____, & _______.)

All though, National Geographic channel has a series about the earth after all of man (jews, muslims, mexicans, etc.) have disappeared from the plant........at about 200 years, signs of man are almost gone and Earth is ALIVE again!

Aren't we headed this way?

3:54 AM GMT+13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheers Joe!! I cant agree with you more on this subject! I wish more uminformed people would read your blog

Todd

1:21 PM GMT+13  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Great post, Joe!

7:24 AM GMT+13  

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