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Monday, February 02, 2009

Why the World is blind - or is it?

I've never seen Michael Yon write about Israel before, but thanks to Memeorandum I found this post in which Yon asks how the world could be blind to Israel's existential threats.
It is simply astounding that many foreign governments do not see this for what it is. Good Muslims are murdered by Muslim extremists in probably dozens of countries, yet certain European governments insist that there is some sort of moral equivalence between Hamas and the democracy called Israel. At this conference, I hear incredulous Jews who are concerned that their soldiers and political leaders might be charged with war crimes and arrested if they travel to Europe. This is just one example of the racism that vexes Europe and keeps it behind where it could be. Imagine for a moment that Cuba were launching missiles at Florida. We would sink their navy, shoot down their air force, wipe out their army, and kill Castro. Yet thousands of rockets have been raining down on Israel, while many members of the international community demand that Israel do nothing. These rockets are advertised to be small and not much of a nuisance, but each one carries about 15 times more explosives than a hand grenade. Hamas favors launching the rockets when kids are going to or coming from school. Clearly they are trying to murder the children who are growing up under attack. The Israelis have proven time and again that they will choose peace if given a chance. Hamas, when given a chance, chooses war.
Read the whole thing.

Sadly, I don't think the world is blind. The world knows exactly what is going on and it is happy to insist on making it happen. The world's problem is what Mark Steyn calls the world's oldest hatred. Sad but true.


At 10:43 PM, Blogger giantslor said...

I think it's more about the injustices Israel has visited upon Palestine.

At 2:09 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

No J - its about hatred for the Jews. If it was Muslims killing Muslims, Gaza would not command the world's attention. When Hamas is killing Fatah's "good" terrorists, you don't hear a peep from the world, including from all the human rights activists wont to charge Israel with non-existent "war crimes."


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