Scattershooting

Covering a Wide Range in a Random Way

Israel’s enemy is not Hamas…

Although we continually hear it in all the media, Israel’s enemy right now is not Hamas.  Rather its enemy is Gaza.

Israel cannot pretend to be fighting a war against Hamas.  Israel must make it clear that its enemy is not the democratically elected governing party.  For the media and anyone else to believe such a thing is pure naivete.   Gazan Arabs overwhelmingly elected a government whose primary goal as stated in its own Charter is the elimination of the State of Israel.  Hamas, as such, is not some fringe terrorist group, nor is it a bunch of freedom fighters. When Israel disengaged and pulled its own people from their homes in Gaza for the sake of peace, the Gazan Arabs who remained, in addition to electing a terrorist organization to rule over them, they declared war on its neighbor.   Gazan Arabs were given their freedom and as such even those who claim Hamas isn’t a terrorist organization, but rather freedom fighters, have no basis for such differentiation in terms, as it is indisputable that the Gazan Arabs were given their freedom when Israel disengaged.  Unfortunately, Israel gave up Gaza for peace.  On the same day, Israel withdrew its population and handed over territory to the Gazan Arabs to rule over themselves they chose to declare war with Israel by starting a missile barrage against Israel that has lasted ever since…
Finally Israel is doing the right thing…defending itself against not just Hamas, but rather the Gazan Arab enemy.  How can anyone expect Israel to fight a war based on proportionality of force?  Suggestions that Israel or anyone else should fight a “moral” war based on proportionality of force is absolutely amoral when the only winner in such a war is the one posing the existential threat to the other.  In this case, Israel must do all it can and with all its force to protect itself from the existential threat posed against her…which is not simply Hamas…but Gaza…which at present time unfortunately, means the Fatah alternative is no better than Hamas…

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January 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What a day…

Tuesday is just Tuesday…but today was so much more…

Wishing all Americans and the benefactors of the US military men and women who fought in foreign wars a happy Veterans Day!

We all have so much to be thankful for…because of the service of such fine men and women who put country first and valued freedom above all else, not just for Americans but for all throughout the world.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

First Blurb Regarding My Blog

I just received my first “blurb” from a good friend:

“Highly inflammatory innuendoes and biased thoughts with little intellectual stimulation.”

I must be hitting a nerve…


October 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

My First Blog

My First Blog…

Scattershooting…while wondering whatever happened to the world’s first blogger…Blackie Sherrod…

My blog will cover a wide range in a random way…

My grandma gave me great advice as a child…”Don’t talk with your mouth full or your head empty.” I’ll try to follow her advice in my attempt to blog…

My promise to you: good manners and my random thoughts…

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment