Sunday, February 1, 2009

Here we go again...

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is threatening Gaza/Hamas again. And it doesn't look good. When does it ever.

From the BBC:
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has vowed a "disproportionate" response to rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza.

On Saturday, a rocket fired from Gaza exploded near the Israeli city of Ashkelon, with no casualties reported, and at least two were fired in the days before.

"We will not agree to return to the old rules of the game and we will act according to new rules that will guarantee that we are not dragged into an incessant tit-for-tat war that will not allow normal life in the south of the country," Mr Olmert said.

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"The situation... in recent days has increased in a manner that does not allow Israel not to retaliate in order to make sure that our position... is understood by those involved in the fire.

"The response will come at the time, the place and the manner that we choose."

His strong stance was echoed by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Defence Minister Ehud Barak.

Well that didn't last long. So are we going to have to witness another "disproportionate response" to Hamas rockets all over again? I don't agree with Hamas shooting rockets. I do disagree with the slaughter & injuring of thousands of innocent civilians.

1 comment:

anarchore said...

They just do everything they can to provoke a feeble retaliation from the Palestinians, which they then use as pretext for mass slaughter, all with the approval of Canadian politicians.

The Israel Lobby has so much power in Canada, it is not likely that Canada will ever have a balanced policy again.

This is exacerbated by the confounding and inexplicable tendency of ‘progressives’ to ignore the power of The Lobby.

They criticize Israel, but ignore the role of Jewish owned media and pressure organizations in shaping Canada’s policy towards Isr-el. The Israel Lobby in Canada got Lesley Hughes thrown off the ballot for stating some facts about Israel’s foreknowledge of 9/11–facts that were corroborated by an Isr-eli paper.

Powerful lobby groups like the CJC and Bnai B’rith successfully lobbied for War on Terror legislation that has severely curtailed Canadian’s rights, resulting in innocent Muslims being locked up without charges for years before their trials, and got Zundel detained in Canada under an unconstitutional security certificate. They have successfully lobbied for laws that persecute Canadians who exercise their right to free speech.

Now Canadian leaders read speeches that sound like they were crafted in Tel Aviv, and Canada is shamefully the only country on 47 on the UN Human Rights Panel that voted not to condemn Isr-el’s Gaza slaughter.

Understanding Mearscheimer and Walt’s paper on The Israel Lobby is key to decoding politics today. This is a MUST read.