Monday, July 24, 2006

Disproportionate response. That's what we actually need.

What exactly does disproportionate response mean? Does it mean that a country of 6.5M people has to kill just one enemy for every one of it's citizens killed. That means an investment of 6.5M people from a Arab population of 200M we can finally annihilate Israel.

Now I don't believe in certain excesses but in this particular case I don't see any option. Hell, even the bad guys are going to agree the proportion of Arabs that an Israeli equates to. They have two to release and expect hundreds of Arabs to be released in exchange. Surely that can define the level of attrition that is acceptable.

I don't see Israel having an alternative to what is going on now. The way I see it is they have tried to compromise and give in to certain demands of the Palestinians and yet the demands continue and any compromise is seen as a step towards total removal not a step towards a final compromise. How can you really reach a compromise with people who just want your total annihilation as a starting point?

Maybe Israel should take advantage of this event to really give the Palestinians and Hezbollah a bloody nose. Give them so much of a punishment they will not want to do this for a long time and may even enter into real negotiations. Unfortunately for Lebanon it has allowed these people to exist within it and now they are paying the price. If the Lebanese were not happy to have Hezbollah there then they should have removed them or requested help to do so. I do think they have the dirty end of the stick but inaction is a decision in it's own right. Maybe in the future they will think twice before allowing these people free reign in their country.

For us to interfere and give the aggressors the support they need is to grant them victory. They want this. They want Israel to be seen as the bad boys. They can start what they want they can blow up what they want and just because it's not an official government body they don't expect any retaliation. They hide behind innocents and then point to the bodies and say look what Israel has done. But at the same time proclaim that there are no innocent infidels and treat Israeli civilians as combatants. Only our interference allows this to happen.

We should just stop tying the Israelis hands and let them sort it out on a level playing field. Look at Gulf War II. We are supposed to be playing real war and look at the civilian casualties we have generated. Israel is playing terrorist wars, as it has been for some time, and it knows how to play that game. We won't face a war crimes tribunal and nor will the Israelis, providing they stop when the US tells them to.

These Arabs won't know what to do. They hate us because we invaded Iraq and they hate the Israelis because, well, they just do. So much to do so few suicide bombers.

I for one am so fed up with this whole sorry situation I would be happy to let them have a month to sort it out. Goodbye Palestine. I won't miss you.

It should not be happening at all but the ones complaining now are the ones who started it. They know what to do to make it stop. I for one want it to stop but not on your terms.


At 3:53 pm, Blogger The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

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At 3:54 pm, Blogger The Pedant-General in Ordinary said...

"That means an investment of 6.5M people from a Arab population of 200M we can finally annihilate Israel."

I do wish people wouldn't use Gordon Brown's euphemism of "investment". It is Current Spending.



At 4:38 pm, Blogger Bag said...

Current spend sounds much better. I must confess I still see a spend with a good return as an investment but in this case spend fits much better.


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