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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