Monday, April 17, 2006

Hamas, defined...

...quite nicely by U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, after the suicide bombing in Tel Aviv that took the lives of nine civilians and wounded over 60 others:

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the bombing showed the "true nature" of a Hamas government.
"They would rather encourage 16-year-olds to go out, strap explosives to them and go out and try to kill other 16-year-olds, other innocent civilians. That's the kind of government that you're dealing with," McCormack said.

And here is the difference between the Israelis and the animals that comprise Hamas:

Late on Monday, an Israeli helicopter fired a missile into a metal workshop in Gaza City, causing no casualties, witnesses said. The Israeli military has carried out similar attacks in the past against workshops suspected of making parts for rockets launched by militants against southern Israel.

Hamas lures a teenager into blowing up civilians and a resturaunt during a holiday. Israel, despite its anger, does not kill Palestinians in retribution; perhaps knowing the misguided nature of the perpetrator, they blow up an empty factory instead.

Compare that to Hamas' vicious rhetoric after the bombing:

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri called the Tel Aviv bombing "a natural result of the continued Israeli crimes against our people."
"Our people are in a state of self-defense and they have every right to use all means to defend themselves," he said.

Ther is no meeting halfway here between these terrorists (and the people whom freely elected them) and the Israelis. Israel has but one option - finish the wall, limit the number of Arabs allowed in, and respond harshly to any and all attacks. Maybe, after a generation of Palestinians bang their heads against that cement wall, will they realize that perhaps peaceful dialogue is the best way for their people to move forward. I expect even then, they will find the Jews ready to talk, and to welcome them.

In the meantime, they have earned the misery which they find themselves in - no pity will be found at this IP address....

For the strong of stomach, pictures from Hamas' "self-defense" here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for someone to decry the "cycle of violence"...don't tell me that one has gone out of vogue?