SC&A Sound Off: Israel Response ‘Disproportionate’? Poppycock!!!
July 13, 2006
So the UN and the EU believe the Israeli response to the Palestinian and Lebanese is ‘disproportianate’?
To that, we say poppycock!!
Where are the rules for a ‘appropriate’ response written? What exactly is the appropriate response to regimes that pose an existential threat to a free society?
How dare the Europeans, after the Holocaust, deny Jews the right defend themselves with all the might they can muster? How dare the French, with the history of the collaborator Vichy Government, tell the Israelis what is and isn’t appropriate when it comes to their well being? How dare they lecture Israel!
In France, Jews have been targeted for violence and have been killed, even as the French government allows extremists to preach hate, bigotry and violence from religious pulpits and stae supported religious schools. Notwithstanding the French government’s feigned pain and indignation at the growing violence directed at Jews, the Rabbis in France have told Jews not to wear identifying clothing and head coverings. That is the painful reality. While it is clear threat to French Jews is very real, it is equally as clear that the French response has been less than stellar.
The Russian response is not as surprising. From Stalin’s ‘Doctors Plot to the gulag, Jews have always been the target of modern Russia. Old habits die hard, it seems.
Israel has every right to defend herself every way she sees fit. It isn’t as if Europe has a great track record of defending Jews. As Jews were trying to leave Germany prior to the war, European countries blocked their borders to increased immigration. The Swiss were kind enough to send them back to Germany. Undoubtably, the EU member states (and America and Canada) have forgotten their own shameful behavior that allowed for the death of uncounted souls.
Day in and day out, for decades, the Israelis and Jews are bombarded with vicious and vile hate from the Arab world. Day in and day out, Israel is promised destruction, violations of the most heinous kind and ‘rivers of blood.’ We are told that thousands of volunteers are ready to bring mayhem and violence to the Israelis.
The UN is up in arms as the Israelis bomb empty building and runways. No word from the UN on the ongoing rapes and slaughter in Darfur by the Arab Janjaweed. That’s no real surprise. The UN didn’t care when a million were killed in Rwanda, either.
Europe and the UN have no business talking about ‘restraint’ and ‘disproportionate’ responses.
Here’s a reality pill: The Israelis have been remarkably restrained.
The Palestinians and Hizbollah wanted to play. Now, they will have to pay.