Hats off to Ehud Olmert.
I hope he continues to put the heat on Hamas, and ANYONE associated with them.
Yesterday, the arrests of Hamas Legislators in the West Bank, is a start.
Another Strong Message to Bashar Assad, "President" of Syria.
"In a clear warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Israeli airplanes flew over his seaside home near the Mediterranean port city of Latakia in northwestern Syria, military officials confirmed, citing the "direct link" between his government and Hamas. Israeli television reports said four planes were involved in the low-altitude flight, and that Assad was there at the time."
That was a calling card.
Israeli F-16 flew over his house. It was a signal to let him know that he could have been a casualty of war. Anytime Israel wants, Israel can take him out.
From another site, about the Assad flyover....
"Our intelligence sources disclose that, straight after the Israeli buzzing early Wednesday, Assad returned to Damascus and soon after, met Jordanian prime minister Maaruf Bahait (former ambassador to Israel), who had come over to discuss the Palestinian reconciliation document and the crisis in Gaza. According to our sources, Assad kept on complaining agitatedly about the Israeli over flights"
Now, lets keep up the pressure. Ratchet up the STRESS level for the entire population of Gaza....so that their OWN PEOPLE, and citizens of the Palestinian territories force changes on their society.
The people must understand, that TERROR is not a bargaining chip.
Hamas has brought this situation to the people of Gaza.
Mr. Olmert, keep up the pressure. This is the first encouraging sign I have seen from the government (in terms of standing up to terrorists) - and it gives me hope for a resolution.
For those that want DIPLOMACY, wake up. This is what Israel has attempted to do for 15 years. You can't negotiate with people that don't accept your, "right to live." You can't strike a deal with terrorists who threaten to fire missles and kidnap citizens if they are not given what they desire.
Only defeat and shame, for ANYONE, who supports and harbors terrorists will bring about an end to this conflict. Hear that Hamas? Hear that Assad?
That's the sound of F-16 that just knocked your fine "china" off the table. Mr. Assad, that's the faint sound of the Israeli Military letting you know that you could be 6 feet under -- and it's only because of Mr. Olmert's, "diplomatic graces" that you are alive.....
I am praying for Gilad Shalit.