Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Isarel Discovers Appeasement Does Not Work

Land for peace. That was the deal. Israel would trade land to the Palestinian entities in exchange for peace, heavenly peace. As far as the Pali-entities were concerned that's what they were giving Israel - heavenly peace. A continual barrage of rockets lobbed indiscriminately at Israeli towns killing indiscriminately.

Israeli softheads thought Palestinian would be satisfied with the appeasement options. Hardheaded Israelis referred to the Chamberlain appeasement policies with Hitler which didn't work out well for Jews or anyone else. Now Israel as a whole is thinking maybe appeasement with Palestinians was not such a hot idea.

Tuesday found Israelis who never thought they would be living under rocket fire preparing bomb shelters and scrambling for cover at the sound of warning sirens.

In Ashdod, Israel's fifth largest city, onlookers came to inspect the wreckage — the bus stop pocked with shrapnel, a nearby swing set destroyed and a tree uprooted.

Staring at the debris was Gabi Aronov, a 25-year-old factory worker, who was sent reeling in his apartment from the force of the blast. He said the Gaza withdrawal had brought his enemies closer to his doorstep.

"If we give them any more, they will eat us alive," he said.

School was canceled in large swaths of southern Israel on Tuesday, many businesses shut and traffic thinned. Newspapers and TV stations displayed color-coded maps informing Israelis that they had 15, 30 or 45 seconds to reach cover after the siren goes off. In Ashdod malls, directions to the nearest shelters were posted.

Israeli hard-liners maintain that every withdrawal brings Israel's enemies closer: They say the Oslo accords negotiated in the Norwegian capital in the 1990s turned parts of the West Bank into breeding grounds for suicide bombers; the 2000 pullback from south Lebanon brought Hezbollah closer to Israel.

In 2006 Hezbollah rockets reached Hadera, a city 27 miles north of Tel Aviv, and Israeli intelligence believes the Lebanese militia now has rockets that can reach 125 miles, far beyond Tel Aviv — meaning the vast majority of Israelis are in range.
"The historical lesson of Oslo, of Lebanon and of Gaza proves that with every concession, every territory we leave is used for attacks against us," said Yaakov Amidror, a former general now with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
We gave appeasement a chance. It doesn't work.

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Louise said...

Maybe it's just my own state of mind, but I think this one really, really should be the last straw. All out war of extermination is over due. And it's not just Hamas that needs to be wiped out. Tehran and maybe Damascus, too.


Believe it or not, I once had sympathy for the Pals. But that was decades and many, many peace offerings ago.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and yours and please be safe MY Friend

Gayle said...

Happy New Year, Indigo!

Yes, the Israelis have every right to take them out. Israel gave them the Gaza strip and all they did was turn it into a cesspool and lob bombs at Israel. That's the way those people show their loving gratitude! *sigh*

Indigo Red said...

I, too, once had sympathy for the Palis, Louise, until the fake killing of the al-Dura kid. Those are good targets and I would add Mecca, Medina, and Ryahd. Islamabad would be ok too. I'm afeared the Neo-Hebrews have many more straws in their bag to be broken.

Thanks DD2. Happy New Year to you.

The Israelis, Gayle, have taken the Palestinians out before - dinner, movie, a little dancing - but that didn't go anywhere. You know, back in 2004 when Israel gave Gaza to the Palis, Israeli botanists and hydroponics specialists stayed behind to teach the savages how to grow food year round in the hydroponic greenhouses. As soon as civilization departed, the barbarian Gazans tore the greenhouses to pieces destroying any ability to feed themselves. It doesn't matter how many times the beasts are taught how to fish, they will kill all the fish and break all the rods anyway. Happy New Year!

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