I’m no fan of Hamas, but neither am I a fan of wholesale slaughter. Charles Krauthammer’s column (1/6, Opinion, “Israel’s effort to save civilian lives says it all”) seems to be cheering once again for the guy with the biggest guns.
Krauthammer claims Israel sent messages to Gazans on their cell phones while forgetting that electricity had been cut off for days. Wonder how they charged those phones? Then what about the fact that no journalists had been allowed in for days prior to the invasion? Looks as if the Palestinians were sitting ducks in a shooting gallery.
As far as I’m concerned, neither Hamas nor Israel can claim any moral high ground in this killing field., Krauthammer’s lavish praise is just more propaganda in a never-ending war of misinformation and senseless death.
If any political entity is sworn to a nation’s extermination, what are the options for that nation?
These words from the Hamas Charter reveal why the rocket barrage will never stop: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it … There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”
What would the U.S., Jordan, Venezuela, Egypt, Syria or Iran do if they had to face this? Keep living in bomb shelters?
Israel vs. Hamas. Or should I say brother vs. brother? You say “What? Are you crazy?” Maybe so, but according to Christian, Jewish and Islamic religious traditions, both of these groups came from the same father but different mothers. For those of us whose religious traditions are different, this is how this conflict could be viewed.
I find it interesting that no one from the abovementioned religious traditions seems to bring this point up. Why? Maybe they never viewed it that way before. Or maybe they realize it but won’t bring it up because it blows up in their faces.
So it all boils down to a sibling rivalry — trying to get the parents’ attention. The rest of us in the neighborhood suffer because of it.