December 30, 2008

Some thoughts on "proportionality"

... courtesy of Victor Davis Hanson:

1) Request that 50% of Israel's air-to-ground missiles be duds to ensure greater proportionality.

2) Allow Hamas another 1,000 free rocket launches to see if they can catch up with the body count.

3) Have Israeli soldiers congregate in border barracks so that Hamas's random rockets have a better chance of killing military personnel, to ensure it can claim at least a few military targets.

4) Redefine "holocaust" to refer to deaths of terrorists in numbers under 400 to give greater credence to Hamas's current claims.

5) In the interest of fairness, allow Hamas to establish both the date that war is supposed to begin and the date when it must end.

6) Send Israeli military advisers to Hamas to improve the accuracy of their missiles.

7) Take down the barriers to return to Hamas a fair chance of getting suicide bombers back inside Israel.

I wonder how many Americans would be concerned with "proportionality" if, say, some Aztlán-minded terrorists were lobbing crude missiles into Arizona on a daily basis ...

Oh, and here are some highlights of the Hamas Charter you might be interested in.

Posted by Hube at December 30, 2008 10:34 AM | TrackBack

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Israel has blockaded and sanctioned the Gazans, on top of all the other atrocities, including ethnic cleansing, going back well before 1948, stemming from the Zionist Movement begun in the 1890's. Add this to Israel's refusal to abide by the pre-1967 boundaries, and their wall, their continuing encroachments of land in the West Bank and Jerusalem, is it any wonder that an oozing infection persists?

Against the might of American supplied weaponry, is it any wonder that the Palestinians throw stones and lob in a few rockets?

I certainly don't condone terrorism on either side; it does exist on both sides you know! The only difference is that different means are used.

Posted by: Perry at December 30, 2008 07:35 PM

Please. What of Palestinian/Arab atrocities against the Jews pre-1948, Perry? What of their Nazi connections during the WW II years? Are you for real? At any rate, the UN attempted to deal w/the issue with the 1948 partition plan. (Keep in mind that neither the Jews nor the Arabs had a sovereign state, remember?) You liberals look to the UN at every turn; however, the Arab refusal to accept this UN plan always seems to fly under your radar.

Israel is under NO obligation to return the land it captured in a DEFENSIVE WAR. Period. If Hamas et. al. sign a peace agreement, then you'd make likely see the land returned. (See Egypt, Sinai taken by Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War; returned fully in 1982 after Egypt signed peace treaty with Israel.)

You can defend the Palestinians and the Arabs all you wish here. You won't change my mind, make me feel guilty, or anything else. Waste your typing all you wish. I believe my stance on this matter is the correct and just one.

Posted by: Hube at December 30, 2008 07:58 PM

Oh, and the Palestinians are not using rocks and rockets in response to the Israeli incursion; the incursion is the result of the constant rocket launches from Gaza into southern Israel.

The Israelis do not target civilians, either, Perry. The Palestinians do.

Posted by: Hube at December 30, 2008 08:01 PM