And I Thought Olmert was a Wimp

by Mike on July 3, 2006

in Politics

Israel is acting and I am impressed. After the armed wing of Hamas abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Israel responded with a show of brute force, capturing many leaders of the Hamas government in the process. The Israelis now promise further retaliation if Shalit is harmed.

Israel is nation under the constant threat from its neighbors, many of whom have stated policies against Israel’s right to exist. Two major wars were launched against Israel for that purpose in the past. In recent years, waves of suicide bombers have terrorized the nation. The terrorist Hamas government recently upped the ante by kidnapping a soldier. I think war is an appropriate response to the kidnapping, especially under the circumstances faced by Israel.

A nation which decides to go to war cannot show restraint. A nation that goes to war must be brutal. A nation at war cannot be politically correct. If brutal force seems too harsh, then war is inappropriate. War is usually uncalled for, but it is an appropriate response when an innocent nation is repeatedly threatened with destruction by those who have launched numerous wars and terrorist attacks for that very purpose. Once it is determined that war is the appropriate response, war-like actions must be employed. Hamas miscalculated when the kidnapped Shalit. Kadima gave the terrorists a chance for a peaceful resolution. Hamas asked for war. They got what they asked for.

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