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Saturday, August 05, 2006

To Cease Or Not To Cease, That is the Question

See, it's not a question of cease-fire. It's a question of whether Israel is going to allow uninvolved or uncaring nations to decide her fate for her. There in lies the choice behind Hamlet's fateful and infamous solliliquey, "To be or not to be, that is the question". The choice is between life and death. The question is whether Israel is going to allow some other country that does NOT have to live with the consequences of their actions to make the choice for her. Live or die? That's what's at stake here. For all those talking about Hezbollah rockets not being an excestential threat to Israel's existance, you're right to an extent. It's not like Hezbollah is dropping or firing a nuclear bomb into Israel. They "JUST" rockets with shrapnel and ball bearings in them. They dont have the ability to destroy the country, but the can shut half of the country down and paralyze the lives of more than 2,000,000 people. How long before Israel's economy and social structure begins to shut down and destroy the core of the country? What? You think a nuclear weapon is the only way to destroy a country? In any case, there are some great blogger discussing the latest step of the rest of the world attempting to deliver the verdict of Israel's fate and whether Israel is still "man enough" to stand up for herself, or whether she, with Olmert at the helm, will cave into world pressure and place the fate of more than 6,000,000 people into the hands of others; others who, at the end of the end, can just walk away and won't have to live with the consequences and ramifications of their actions.

AbbaGav asks, What are the French cease-fire scenarios for Nasrallah's missiles?
I'm sure the average Frenchman is puzzled by all the fuss over the minutiae of sequencing this peacekeeping deployment and the corresponding Israeli cease-fire that should have happened yesterday. He's also probably annoyed that this sh*tty little country yet again prefers fighting on indefinitely rather than simply accepting a reasonable offer of peace in our time. Undoubtedly our Monsieur Average in the depth of his French heart and European soul, safely assured of his own security by Chirac's pledge to nuke any state targeting France with terror, knows that peace is the most powerful force, if one would only surrender to it.

Riehl World View says, Israel Should Tell UN To Stuff It
It's being reported that the US and France have reached agreement on a proposed UN resolution for a cease fire. Last time I checked, neither France, nor the US are directly involved in hostilities.

Pardon me if I don't watch it, I believe I've seen this movie before. The UN couldn't stop arms sales into Iraq and there was even more support for those resolutions. All this is is a simple re-hash of previously passed resolutions. If the UN had enforced those in the first place, this war would never have taken place.

Shlemazl disagrees with the US' AND Israel's policy.

Israpundit asks if The UN Resolution is the lesser of all evils and has the entire draft of the Resolution and some commentary.

The Daily Mail says that The civilian casualties are awful but Israel is fighting for its existence.
There's no doubt Israel is losing the propaganda war. You don't have to be a paid-up peacenik to find some of the pictures coming out of the Middle East distressing. No one with an iota of humanity wants to see the corpses of women and children caught up in the conflict.
Islamonazis are sophisticated propagandists and they know they'll find a gullible audience in the civilised world for their carefully-strewn teddy bears, strategically-placed 'Baby Milk Factory' signs (in English) and wailing widows from central casting.

Have you ever noticed how every time a coalition air strike goes astray in Iraq, it always manages to hit a 'wedding party'?

Why is there only ever one child's shoe in the rubble, never a pair? There always seems to be a broken medicine box, too, with a handy red cross - never a red crescent, mind you - on the lid, just in case we haven't got the message.

Credulous CNN correspondents and handwringing BBC reporters fall over themselves to sign up for the Hezbollah guided tour of the ruins.

The BBC is reporting that Mel Gibsom has been arrested on TERRORISM charges.
The famous Australian-American actor, director and producer has been arrested at his residence today on terrorism charges. The details are still coming in at this time.
The charges come two days after his run in with Southern California law enforcement.

Bill Maher is usually a flaming liberal, but it seems what's going on in Israel has stirred some conservative feelings inside him as says The Worl is Mel Gibson
As I watch so much of the world ask Israel for restraint in a way no other country would (Can you imagine what Bush would do if a terrorist organization took over Canada and was lobbing missiles into Montana, Maine and Illinois?) - and, by the way, does anyone ever ask Hezbollah for restraint. you know, like, please stop firing your rockets aimed PURPOSEFULLY at civilians? - it strikes me that the world IS Mel Gibson. Most of the time, the anti-semitism is under control, but that demon lives inside and when the moon is full, or there's been enough alcohol consumed,
or Israel is forced to kill people in its own defense, then it comes out.

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At 5:03 AM, Blogger shlemazl said...

There is something fishy about the BBC Mel Gibson story. First it's dated first of August. Second ...


At 5:49 AM, Blogger shlemazl said...


Having studied the BBC page again I noticed the following at the bottom:

"This is a faux news article, please remember to check multiple sources and facts."

BBC should really put this disclaimer next to most of it's news item.

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Oleh Yahshan said...

we were aware that this is most likely not a real article. I didn't actually see the disclaimer on the bottom, but I was also not able to find any other source talking about it.
a little humor never hurt anyone...

So - just to make sure we are good - The Gibson Article is NOT real (yet).

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Aaron said...

Bill Maher evidences that he is a comedian, not a historian or political analyst. There are many instances where the world urges restraint, even where one nation would be wholly justified in taking military action against another. For example, the long conflict between Pakistan and India over Kashmir, with armed border clashes and terrorist attacks within India. It is only recently that Pakistan has had its own nuclear deterrent - prior to that time, as urged by the world, India exercised considerable restraint.


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