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Let Israel (and the USA) Win World War III

I’m in complete agreement with Charles Krauthammer’s column on Friday at RealClearPolitics.

What other country, when attacked in an unprovoked aggression across a recognized international frontier, is then put on a countdown clock by the world, given a limited time window in which to fight back, regardless of whether it has restored its own security?

What other country sustains 1,500 indiscriminate rocket attacks into its cities — every one designed to kill, maim and terrorize civilians — and is then vilified by the world when it tries to destroy the enemy’s infrastructure and strongholds with precision-guided munitions that sometimes have the unintended but unavoidable consequence of collateral civilian death and suffering?

Hearing the world pass judgment on the Israel-Hezbollah war as it unfolds is to live in an Orwellian moral universe. With a few significant exceptions (the leadership of the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and a very few others), the world — governments, the media, U.N. bureaucrats — has completely lost its moral bearings.

The word that obviates all thinking and magically inverts victim into aggressor is “disproportionate,” as in the universally decried “disproportionate Israeli response.” 

When the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor, it did not respond with a parallel “proportionate” attack on a Japanese naval base. It launched a four-year campaign that killed millions of Japanese, reduced Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a cinder, and turned the Japanese home islands to rubble and ruin. Disproportionate? No. When one is wantonly attacked by an aggressor, one has every right — legal and moral — to carry the fight until the aggressor is disarmed and so disabled that it cannot threaten one’s security again. That’s what it took with Japan.

Britain was never invaded by Germany in World War II. Did it respond to the blitz and V-1 and V-2 rockets with “proportionate” aerial bombardment of Germany? Of course not. Churchill orchestrated the greatest land invasion in history that flattened and utterly destroyed Germany, killing untold innocent German women and children in the process.

The perversity of today’s international outcry lies in the fact that there is indeed a disproportion in this war, a radical moral asymmetry between Hezbollah and Israel: Hezbollah is deliberately trying to create civilian casualties on both sides while Israel is deliberately trying to minimize civilian casualties, also on both sides.

What on earth has happened since the moral resolve and clarity of the “Greatest Generation” that America is viewed as moral equivalents to beheaders, dictators and rapists.  There are many (some GP readers) who still think that 9/11 was America’s Fault and not another battle in a World War declared on the West by Islamic fascists.

Of course the results of this survey speaks volumes, doesn’t it?

A plurality of 46% say protecting Israel’s right to exist is more important than securing an immediate ceasefire. Again, men (55%) and Republicans (62%) are more likely than women (37%) and Democrats (36%) to say protecting Israel should be the priority.

It is time for a war to be waged on all fronts in World War III.  A war where there is nothing demanded of our enemies (nations and their terror-backed groups alike) except total and unconditional surrender.

**UPDATE** – Jules Crittenden at the Boston Herald weighs in with “this war must not end.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

When Is A Hate Crime Really Terrorism?

LittleGreenFootballs hits the nail on the head

You can almost see Reuters writer Daisuke Wakabayashi sweating over every line of this report on the terror attack on the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle: Fatal Seattle Jewish center shooting a ‘hate crime’.

Here’s the text of the Reuters’ story:

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A lone gunman burst into a Jewish organization in downtown Seattle on Friday, killing one woman and wounding five others in what authorities were calling a hate crime.

Police said the gunman had been arrested without a struggle inside the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, where the shooting took place, and was being questioned by police.

The gunman is a U.S. citizen, and police said initial contacts with him by phone while he was inside the building indicated that he was a Muslim.

Amy Wasser-Simpson, the federation’s vice president, told the Seattle Times in a story on its Web site that the man got past security at the building and shouted, “I’m a Muslim American; I’m angry at Israel,” before he began shooting. [They couldn’t avoid this admission, since the Seattle Times already broke the story. —ed.]

“This was a purposeful, hateful act as far as we know, by an individual acting alone,” said Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels at a news conference, adding “This is a crime of hate.”

Or in another version of the Lone Gunman Hate Crime (against Jews and Americans), there is this explanation:  Sudden Jihad Syndrome (h/t: Michelle Malkin)

Individual Islamists may appear law-abiding and reasonable, but they are part of a totalitarian movement, and as such, all must be considered potential killers.  I wrote those words days after 9/11 and have been criticized for them ever since.

This is what I have dubbed the “Sudden Jihad Syndrome,” whereby normal-appearing Muslims abruptly become violent. It has the awful but legitimate consequence of casting suspicion on all Muslims. Who knows whence the next jihadi? How can one be confident a law-abiding Muslim will not suddenly erupt in a homicidal rage? Yes, of course, their numbers are very small, but they are disproportionately much higher than among non-Muslims.

There is a dead cat on the table and the American News Media chooses to ignore it.  Patterico illustrates this perfectly in his hilarious investigation into the Los Angeles’ Times “mystery” about the shooting.

Yes, if you ask the editors of the Los Angeles Times, it’s an utter mystery why the shootings occurred.

Then he repeated his name and gave his Social Security number, adding: “I just want us to get out of Iraq. I’m an American too, but I want our people out of Iraq.”

By Jove, Watson! I do believe we are getting closer to the solution of this indecipherable enigma!

The AP gives us further leads in this story:

Seattle police said Haq picked up the two handguns and spare ammunition just days earlier, and appeared to have targeted the federation after a cursory Internet search for Jewish organizations.

Remember that, Watson! “Jewish organizations.” Why, I do believe that was the very type of organization that ended up being targeted! Yes, I believe we may be onto something here.

The game’s afoot!

We’ll examine what the paper may have really meant using the paper’s own style of burying context: by placing it below the fold.

The American News Media and their comrades in the MadLibsDemocrat Party are beginning to treat Islamism as they did Communism when there was a similar threat to the USA — ignore it, apologize for it, condone it, assist it.Can we really afford to have this group governing our nation?  After all, “Clinton Slept While Al-Qaeda Planned 9/11.”

-Bruce (GayPatriot)