Friday, July 21, 2006

Disproportionate Response Defended

Hezballah has been condemned for the unprovoked kidnappings and attacks upon the state of Israel by nearly every governmental organ on the planet, except Iran and Syria. Those same governmaents have grudgingly declared Israel's right to self-defence, but in the same breath Israel is condemned for conducting a "disproportionate response". What the hell is a disproportionate response?

Yaakov Watkins, Denver, USA answerered a TIMESONLINE opinion piece by Mary Ann Sieghart today, with an e-mail:

The idea of proportionate response is barbaric. Does Israel have to wait until the Arabs "catch up" and kill several hundred Israelis? How many soldiers equals a baby? Do pregnant women count as one and a half people? How many free bombings does Hezballah get before Israel is allowed to respond? If a bomb doesn't kill anyone, does it count? How many kidnappings equals a killing? When Hezballah kills Israeli Arabs, which side do they count for? For 55 years, the Arabs have been "almost" ready to accept a state of Israel. Tell you what. When they are really ready, let people know. Until then, stop lying to yourself.
You go, Yaakov! That is the best damned response I've heard to the vacuous critics of the Israeli defense of their homes, society, freedom, and existence. Thank you, good sir! We need more such clarity of thought and purpose.

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Old Soldier said...

Great post Indigo. I can't help but wonder how many rockets and missles the US would accept Castro launching onto Miami before we would take decisive action... Immediately after the first liberal death, demands for carpet bombing Havanna would be ringing the halls of congress.

Tom C said...

I have posted my idea of a measured response to Hezbollah and such. I wonder how long it will take to get to that point?

Ron said...

"proportionate response" another catch phrase from the Left.

Great quote from Mr. Yaakov!

Mike's America said...

Report that Hezbollah is preventing civilians in South Lebanon from leaving:,7340,L-3278026,00.html

So much for the moral equivalence between Hezbollah and Israel.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Great find!! That is an awesome response and I love it!!

Mike's America said...

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Don't know if I asked for your vote already, but would appreciate it:

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Indigo Red said...

Mike, that is completely expected behavior by Hezballah.

Here's the article to which Mike refers en toto:

IDF: Hizbullah preventing civilians from leaving villages in southern Lebanon

The IDF has found that Hizbullah is preventing civilians from leaving villages in southern Lebanon. Roadblocks have been set up outside some of the villages to prevent residents from leaving, while in other villages Hizbullah is preventing UN representatives from entering, who are trying to help residents leave. In two villages, exchanges of fire between residents and Hizbullah have broken out. (Hanan Greenberg)

Thanks Little Miss. When I saw the comment I knew it was to good to be left where no one would read it. Even I get lucky sometimes.

I saw the reference at your site, Mike, and was going to go read the article, but stopped to check e-mail first.