I have advocated a particular plan for years, when it comes to terrorism, terror groups, as well as - "countries aiding and abetting, crimes against innocent people." My recommendations have been:
*Taking land from which terrorism is launched.
*Destroying land from where terrorism is planned and supported.
(notice, I did not say "ALL THE LAND")
Today, I see a lead story from a website I have frequented for years.....
Israeli leaflets call on South Lebanese Wednesday night, July 19, to evacuate territory south of Litani River
July 19, 2006, 9:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
This dramatic call will affect some 300,000 inhabitants, some of whom have already headed north in response to previous Israeli calls to withdraw from harm’s way in Hizballah-controlled regions.
It is not clear how this mass migration can be effected when many of the roads and bridges were bombed out by Israeli jets.
Wednesday, July 19, when the Lebanon war entered its second week, plunged Israel in combat on four warfronts.
Here is the bottom line:
Drop leaflets asking everyone to leave.
24 hours later destroy the entire area where terrorists live, (or were given refuge) -- and reduce it, (the land) to no man's land, make it uninhabitable.
This accomplishes a few objectives.
1 - It sends a strong signal to terrorists.
2 - It sends a stronger signal to those, who allow terrorists to operate, in the areas, countries or localities... Eventually the residents will say --when the example has been carried out elsewhere --"GET OUT, YOU (terror groups) will get NO HELP from our population."
3 - Shame
4 - Force
5 - Deterrence
6 - CREATING DISTANCE, BETWEEN, WHERE THE MISSLES CAN BE LAUNCHED, AND THEIR DESIRED TARGET. (in this case, the bulls eye is ANYWHERE, in the land of Israel)
This requires Arabs terrorist, their supporters, and their people to comprehend --- ONE ASPECT OF, "THE NEW REALTIES OF THEIR LIFE."
"We don't want to kill you, but we will make your life so miserable --- and, the price we will exact will be so high, that it is NOT in your best interest to even comtemplate hurting us."
It will work.
It has worked.
If anyone wishes to place their faith, in the rest of the world, to defend Israel's safety..speak now.
Ken Mehlman: (partial text from the RJC - Republican Jewish Coalition/ July18th, 2006)
"Israel is the only nation prevented from joining any of the UN’s regional groups … and therefore prevented from having a seat on the countless commissions, committees, and councils that make up a huge part of the UN.
And the same United Nations that’s so quick to condemn Israel is often silent when Israeli lives are shed.
Where were the United Nations, the E.U. and other organizations when 1,000 rockets flew from Gaza into Israel?
Where were they when suicide bombers murdered men, women and children, and Israeli soldiers were taken captive?
Is there any better example of the need for United Nations reform than their outrageous double standard when it comes to the Middle East?"
What are the lessons here?
Simply put, Israel cannot afford to repeat mistakes of the past.
Ken Mehlman continues:
"The lesson of the past generation is that these attacks kept coming and got worse because they worked.
Too often, free nations looked the other way … and responded to the attacks with lawsuits or international protests … and made political concessions to the terrorists.
Yasser Arafat won a Nobel Prize and numerous invitations to the last White House, even as he encouraged a terrorist war on women and children…
What changed on September 11 was not that terrorists trying to carry out a jihad against America and the world.
It was that on September 12, under the leadership of President George W. Bush, we finally made war on these terrorists in return.
Israel is an ally in this war and President Bush will continue to stand with Israel as they fight our common enemy."
It seems time to create deterrence.
And, now the big question, "What to do about Iran and Syria?"
Follow my solution above.
Pick a target. (Example: South Damascus, or one of it's largest suburbs)
Announce plan to reduce entire area to rubble.
1 - Soldiers returned alive in 72 hours
2 - Hizbullah ceases rockets attacks
If it is NOT done, WAR with Syria and Iran commences.
And, is that NOT THE ENDGAME for these terrorist anyway?
Are we not just putting, "off the inevitable?"
The inevitable fact, that nations and countries who are, RUN BY TERRORISTS AND THEIR AFFILIATES, WANT TO DESTROY ISRAEL -- AND WILL ATTEMPT TO DESTROY ISRAEL AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE?
Should Israel sit back, and wait for another Holocaust? (Wait, until Iran acquires nuclear weapons and can delivery those weapons, to Tel Aviv?)
My answer is a resounding NO.
As I've said before, recapturing deterrence, comes at a HIGH PRICE.
Here are the two questions to ponder
1) What is the price to re-acquire deterrence?
2) Should Israel put this on HOLD, while it slowly allows it's citizenry to suffer, and place faith in the hope that, TERRORIST WILL NOT ATTACK THEIR TINY COUNTRY? It becomes a question of timing, more than anything else.
Diplomacy with terrorists is a joke.
We already know this, history has proven it.
Implement DETERRENCE plan above.
The title of this blog is, "You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know."
If you have read this far, on THIS POST that I have written above....I'm quite sure that my idea is potentially a thought that, you did not "want to know" - or possibly, were hoping to put off to another day, or another news cycle in our lives.
Sorry. The time is NOW.