You give in, in order to satisfy a desire to feel accepted, and welcome.
You say, "let's try to give back land, because surely if we do .... our haters will LOVE US, and they will leave us alone."
"If we give back land, we will make our borders MORE defensible."
On 2 fronts, Israel is fighting a war.
In the South, Hamastan. The Palestinans have used the territory given back to them, to launch rockets.....kidnap Israeli soldiers, and overall display a complete hostile attitude towards Israel. Hamas uses the media and the UN to "cry crocodile tears" in a attempt to win the LEFTIES of the world, over to their side.
And, the UN stands idly by - commenting and voting on, "Israeli aggression, and civilian casualties, caused by Israel -- these are atrocities on the Palestinian population, all fault lies with the Zionists...."
Not even close.
And now, in the north we have a WAR.
I have been to the border where Lebanon, and Israel share a common fence.
Directly over on the Lebanese side, sits 7000 Katuysha Rockets -- armed and ready to launch. Placed their by Hizbullah, but with the BACKING AND DIRECTION of IRAN.
The world has looked the other way. The UN HAS AVOIDED this issue for years. Condemning only one side: Israel. Did you see a Emergency Security Counsel meeting when Terrorist infiltrated northern Israel, killed Israeli soldiers and kidnapped two troops? Don't hold your breath......
You see, the VERY LAND that Israel is forced to be in, (Southern Lebanon) was A BUFFER ZONE THAT ISRAEL RELINQUISHED TO THE LEBANESE, IN THE HOPES OF A PEACEFUL NEIGHBOR. It was a concession, and a sign of good-will to give back precious real-estate, WITHOUT a peace agreement.
Israel walked away from a zone they created in 2002. THE BUFFER ZONE WAS CREATED TO AVOID A SITUATION SUCH AS THE ONE ISRAEL IS FACED WITH NOW....Rockets, bombs, and IRANIAN TROOPS ON THEIR DOORSTEP.
Hizbullah is the IRG, in plainclothes. (Iranian Revolutonary Guard)
Here is the President of Iran - speaking last night.
"The Zionists and their protectors are the most detested people in all of humanity, and the hatred is increasing every day," the president was quoted as saying by Iranian state television.
"The worse their crimes, the quicker they will fall," added Ahmadinejad, who has already called for the Jewish state to be "wiped off the map" and relocated as far away as Alaska."
Israel has 2 war fronts, both on land they relinquished, to Islamic Terror Organizations bent on Israel's destruction.
There is no compromise.
I have more news for you.
World War Three has begun. It's powderkeg was ignited, and now, cannot be extinguished.
Like 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973 -- Israel is now FIGHTING for its right to survive and exist....albiet, in a tough neighborhood.
The Media outlets will play endless clips of Arab civilians been harmed, maimed and injured...but, as your watching - remember this:
THERE IS NO "ARMY" OF TERRORISTS" -- THEY ARE IN PLAINCLOTHES AND THEY LIVE IN THE POPULATION. THEY DO NOT OPERATE UNDER THE "LAWS OF WAR" THEY SIMPLY TRY TO LIVE IN APARTMENT BUILDINGS, IN NEIGHBORHOODS -- AND IN PLACES WHERE CIVILIANS ARE....THEY TRY TO BLEND IN, AND ACTUALLY DESIRE FOR ISRAEL TO KILL CIVILIANS IN A EFFORT TO FOCUS WORLD OPINION AGAINST ISRAEL."
Israel must strike back...and strike back HARD.
"Years from now, the kidnapping of Corporal Gilad Shalit will be regarded like the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Against the backdrop of Kassam rocket fire on Israelis living within range of the Gaza Strip, it was the fate of Corporal Shalit that triggered the Israeli return to Gaza, which in turn brought the Hezbollah forces into the game."
Iran has played it's hand. Olmert should call Iran's bluff. And do it now, and NOT put off for another day - what many of us KNOW IS LOOMING.
Israel cannot get bogged down on 2 fronts - AND CONFRONT IRAN. It needs to absolutely send the message to the world that the 2 conflicts, its currently involved in -- will be over in 48 hours. And then, begin mile by mile destruction of BOTH GAZA and LEBANON until all the soldiers are returned to Israel. Create mayhem and utter destruction of the lives of both populations......
ZERO TOLERANCE. Deterrence is needed by Israel with it's neighbors.
World War Three has ignited....with Iran and Syria, leading the Arab World - to war against the West.
Israel, is the first country to be put to the TEST in World War Three...
Showing how quickly - these events happen, and how attempting to avoid war, actually INVITES FURTHER PROBLEMS:
Germany took Austria in 1938, and no one lifted a finger.
Germany took Czechoslovakia, shortly thereafter. Alot of chest pounding, but still no action taken to help a soveriegn nation.
THE WORLD STOOD BY, AND TRIED TO SIGN AGREEMENTS, making offers and concessions to Hitler - to avoid a confrontation.....Neville Chamberlain, said, "Peace in our time." (Munich Agreement)
Hitler Wins Time Magazine,"Man of the Year 1939" (for his worthless signature on a false piece of paper called the Munich Agreement)
Germany invaded Poland in 1939.
World War Two had begun. But, the World put its faith in a TERRORIST, Adolph Hitler.
The cycle is ON AGAIN, with Islam leading the charge against the world.
We have had many years to see where this is all headed -- with the Muslim World on a Jihad against the rest of us....
Right now, Israel represents all the "non-muslims" in the world.