July 16, 2006

The Thunder Continues Over Beirut & Gaza

War is not a good thing, but it is sometimes an unfortunate necessity. That said, in forcing that necessity upon Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas have, to all intents and purposes, all but pleaded with the Israelis for the exciting experience they are having now.

BEIRUT — Israel intensified its air assault on Lebanon yesterday, bombing central Beirut for the first time and pounding seaports and a key bridge as it tightened a noose around this reeling nation.

Trying to defuse the crisis, Lebanon’s prime minister indicated he might send his army to take control of southern Lebanon from Hezbollah — a move that might risk civil war.

Mighty nice of you, friend. You and your citizens have no problem whatsoever with a major terrorist organization being part and parcel of your country until they bring the wrath of the most powerful war machine in the Middle East down on your country. Suddenly, you are going to “take control”, even at the risk of civil war. Now that the country you govern is being physically dismantled right before your eyes and well beyond your control, you want to get up on your hind legs and do what you should have done some time ago, except for your support of the terrorists and the support for the terrorists by most of your citizens.

Like the Israeli government has said on the subject, “Seeing is believing”.

On Israel’s second front, against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Israeli aircraft yesterday struck the Economy Ministry of the Hamas-led Palestinian government and three other targets, killing two persons, Palestinian and Israeli officials reported.

Israeli tanks approached the town of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza this morning, residents and Palestinian security forces said. The town lies across the border from an Israeli town, Sderot, frequently hit by Hamas guerrilla rockets.

What did these Islamofascist zealots expect? That they could attack Israel forever and with impunity, and not eventually (like now) face the wrath the Jewish State’s awesome military forces are capable of dishing out when it is time to defend the homefront?

In a recent post, I referred to an expression: If you mess around with the bandwagon, you have to expect to get hit with the horn.


Washington Times bossman Wesley Pruden, as brutally frank as always, tells us,

If you’re looking for a fight in a dark and dangerous neighborhood, you can usually find one. If you pick on the wrong man, you deserve the bloody nose, cracked teeth or broken jaw.

Hmmmmm, sounds sort of like what some critters in Lebanon and some other critters in the Gaza Strip are learning to identify with, even as we speak.

Read Wesley Pruden’s OpEd Here.

If you’re an American liberal, anybody at the NYT {except William Safire} or an Islamofascist, read it and weep.

by @ 3:19 am. Filed under The Mideast
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6 Responses to “The Thunder Continues Over Beirut & Gaza”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    A Lebanese woman interviewed just a few minutes on ABC Evening News wailed, “Bush did this! Your Bush did this!”

    Lebanese “civilians” have been harboring Hezbollah. The time for accounatability has arrived.

  2. Seth Says:

    Has it ever, AOW, and now we get the whining, “Why are you doing this to us? It’s Muslims’ divine right to do as we please to Jews, but it’s not Jews’ right to fight back!”

    It becomes increasingly apparent that Israel never got that memo. :-)

  3. Old Soldier Says:

    The way to make a playground bully stop bullying is to hit him between the eyes with a 2 X 4 swung as hard as you can. Israel stands with the 2 X 4 in hand and Hamas and Hezbollah each have a black eye. They would be well advised to stop while they still have eyes.

  4. Seth Says:

    Great analogy!

    But being as they are fanatics with lots and lots of willing dispensable idiots to sacrifice, the Islamofascists in charge will keep right on operating — that’s why I completely approve of the Israeli policy of waxing the terrorists’ leaders.

  5. Old Soldier Says:

    Seth, I agree. Those sloppy Islamofascist leaders are beginning to look a little dull anyway. A good waxing is definitely in order!

  6. Seth Says:


    I couldn’t agree more.

    I love the way Bush is doing his part to keep the U.N. at bay and let Israel finish this.