Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dr. Michael Brown Answers Israel's Critics

My position on the never-ending conflict between Israel and the terrorists in the Gaza Strip (and the West Bank) is pretty clear, and has been since I've been doing this blog. Even without taking an editorial position (to which I'm entitled), the journalist in me has been appalled at the biased manner the mainstream media has covered this tragic story.

Dr. Michael Brown has written this excellent response to Israel's ubiquitous critics. I really need add no more to it. Except to say I thought the IDF's tweet the other day was brilliant, depicting rockets falling on London with the superimposed question, "What Would You Do?" Given what happened in World War II and the measures the Allied Powers took to defeat Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the militarists in Japan, what Israel is doing is kid stuff. And that is not to minimize any loss of life in the conflict. Far from it. But it's to make a very clear, key point.

When the rockets and terror attacks from Gaza stop, Israel's military action will stop. If Hamas will not stop the rockets, then Israel needs to continue its operations to root them out. And if they think Israel is being so brutal, they should watch some video of the fire-bombing of Dresden. Or if they like, have a gander at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tragically, I am firmly convinced if Hamas had their own Little Boy or Fat Man nuke, they wouldn't hesitate to drop it on Tel Aviv.

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