"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
You can't expect a different result when Hamas rocket's its neighbor day after day and week after week despite being warned numerous times to stop. No other nation would put up with that crap. No nation should.
You can't expect a different result when Hamas locates its militia facilities in residential neighborhoods. No other government does this.
You can't expect a different result when the Hamas militia wear civilian clothing and hide behind their women and children.
In short, you can't expect a different result whenever Hamas is involved. Hamas knowingly and willingly provoked war. Whatever ill has happened is due to the very bad decisions and choices of Hamas.
Isn't it telling that there were no Israeli attacks on the West Bank? And why is that? Simple. Because Fatah does not rocket and mortar civilian cities and towns.
The people of Gaza knew there would be a hefty price to pay if the Hamas rocket-fire did not stop. No Gazans staged protests at the actions of their government. No Gazans demanded that Hamas stop its attacks on Israel. Google it. None cared at all until they got a return to sender package.
אשכנזי היהודי • Белый Россию
"We need our liberty, we need our freedom and we need to be independent. If we don't accomplish this objective, then we have to resist. This is our right," said Abu Marzouk, in an English-language interview.
Liberty? Freedom? Independence? These were our objectives in 1812 and we, too, used rockets to achieve our goals:
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Well, Hamas' green flag is still there too. Three cheers for them!
Last edited by Onion Eater; 12-29-08 at 12:21 PM.
Is the following quote reckless in the extreme? Then read my 2008 paper about monetary theory: