Saturday, May 03, 2008

The truth about Hamas and what to do about it

As usual, Caroline Glick puts it best:
The simple truths that the media, Jimmy Carter, the Bush administration, and the Olmert-Livni-Barak government are all unwilling to acknowledge are that Hamas is a genocidal terror group sworn to Israel's destruction and that it represents the will of the majority of Palestinians who elected it to office in 2006 and who continue to support it today.

This plain reality demonstrates that there is only one responsible policy for Israel to follow and for the international community to support if they are truly interested in peace between Israel and the Palestinians. That policy is for Israel to lay waste to Hamas's terror army in Gaza and overthrow its regime. Only when they are forced to pay a real price for their support for terror and jihad - as opposed to being rewarded for it with further Israeli land giveaways - will the Palestinians be forced to reconsider that support. Only when they realize that terror will get them nowhere - as opposed to anywhere they wish - will the Palestinians be forced to accept Israel as an unchanging reality with which they must live in peace.


Burgess Laughlin said...

Does Caroline Glick apply her remarkable policy consistently? I wonder if she realizes the same policy would need to be applied to Hezbollah in Lebanon as well? I don't know. I haven't followed her work closely enough.

Of course, in the meantime, Israel needs to make radical changes to its own government--abolishing the welfare state and thereby establishing a capitalist political system and ending all government support of religion.

Gideon said...

In other articles she has pointed out the connection between Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, so while she has not stated it outright, I suspect she would support such a policy against Hezbollah as well.

You're quite right about Israel's needing to make changes to its government but unfortunately, as far as I can tell there is considerably less support for such changes in Israel than there is for the equivalent changes here. There are some people trying to change the system and more importantly, the ideas but so far with little success. Perhaps if the U.S. set a proper example for the world many other countries, including Israel would follow.