Friday, March 25, 2005

What is a terrorist to think?

This thru Jerusalem Newswire:
"The suicide attacks…have taken their tolls on the Jews, both psychologically and economically, in addition to the high number of casualties,” [Ahmed al-Bahar, a top Hamas leader] continued.

Bahar said Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s “disengagement” plan was a sign Israel had been morally defeated by its Arab Islamic foes.

“All indications show that since its establishment, Israel has never been in such a state of retreat and weakness as it is today following more than four years of the intifada,” he told reporters.

“The withdrawal marks the end of the Zionist dream and is a sign of the moral and psychological decline of the Jewish state. We believe that [terrorism] is the only way to pressure the Jews.”
There's bound to be a lot of bluster, rhetoric and propaganda in there. After all, Hamas has basically had its ass handed to it.
But there's no denying that Israel is not leaving Gaza because it's just such great idea.

The Arabs have won that part of this war of attrition. Thru the surrender of the Jews. Under the leadership of Sharon.

Proponents of 'disengagement' say that dozens of Israeli soldiers dying to defend a relatively small number of 'settlers' is crazy, and withdrawal to 'Israel proper' is logical and right.

I say this is a matter of a sliding scale. It will always seem as if the sacrifices are too high. What will happen to Sderot? It will not be 'worth' defending against the relentless attacks from gaza that are sure to continue.

Again, the ONLY reason for not doing the right and logical thing is foreign public opinion. Even the Arabs would be better off, and would suffer less casualties if Israel would simply retake Gaza, retake Judea and Samaria and annex it for all eternity. Resettle the Arab inhabitants in Egypt and Jordan. And the consequences be damned.


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