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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Russian roulette, Israeli style

The people of Sderot and other areas surrounding the Gaza Strip suffered a bombardment of twelve rockets and thirteen mortar shells over the weekend, after the six-month 'truce' officially ended on Friday. But as long as no one is seriously hurt, that's okay with the Olmert-Livni-Barak government.
The Olmert government is continuing its policy of limiting retaliation to attacks from Gaza to strikes on rocket launching cells that are clearly identified. One aerial attack Saturday morning eliminated one terrorist in Beit Lahiya, in northern Gaza, but more rockets and mortars flew into the air shortly afterwards. One other terrorist was wounded.

The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, affiliated with Fatah, said the targeted cell was made up of their members. Hamas also was involved in attacks, firing at least six mortar shells on an army position but causing no damages or injuries.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Labor) and outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have repeatedly stated that the government will authorize the IDF to retaliate more aggresively [sic] "when the time is right."

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Olmert's successor as leader of the Kadima party, has stated the timing of a more intensive retaliation is dependent on whether the attacks cause heavy injuries. She has stated that Israel can suffer the rocket and mortar attacks so long as they cause no more than light damage.

Residents of Gaza Belt communities have thrown up their hands at the government's Negev version of Russian roulette. One member of Moshav Netiv Ha'Asara told Voice of Israel government radio, "We have no one who can protect us."

Moshav and kibbutz farmers also are subject to sniper fire, and terrorists on Friday took potshots at soldiers guarding the area. No was wounded.
Would you want to live like this?

Elections are February 10 - that's seven weeks from Tuesday. Anyone want to bet on when there might be an invasion? I'd look for one sometime during the last ten days of January - unless there's a mass casualty event in the south before then.

2 Comments:

At 6:38 AM, Blogger browser said...

these criminally insane traitorous
gangsters ,olmert,livni, barak
must be eliminated immediately
these pieces of human garbage,should be put on trial for high treason,and hung by their miserable necks ,from the nearest lamp post
chaim

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Like I said in my last post, the IDF will be ordered not to save Jews but to save the Israeli Left. Yes, that sounds cynical but its not like Israel's leaders think Jews should come first. When have they put Jews first?

 

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