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REQUIEM

Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010

7/16/2006

The Choices Facing Israel and America

Much of the mainstream media today have been wringing their hands, cautioning that Israel needs to walk a fine line --- to keep collateral damage/citizen victims at a minimum, and not risk taking any actions that might provoke Syria or Iran, because such offensive actions would expand the war at Israel’s risk.

The media, as usual, has the story wrong, for two reasons:

(1) collateral damage is an unavoidable result of war … any war. And in a war in which the enemy is purposefully entrenched among the citizenry of a country, large numbers of innocent deaths cannot be avoided.

(2) Syria and Iran are already deeply involved in this one-sided war. Covert strategies and actions are no less deadly than overt ones, and Israel will have every right to attack both countries in pockets that she believes are logistically involved in providing missiles, personnel, or equipment support for Hezbollah.

‘Public opinion’ reaction (much of which is unfortunately dictated by biased international media reports) to Israel’s moves to defend herself must play no part in Israel’s war decisions.

When writing a column several months ago, in order to attempt to prove one of my points, I did a Google image search in order to find a photo of a dead Israeli child. I punched in countless phrases in order to come up with such an image, and yet those phrases always resulted in photo of “children” killed as a result of “Israeli” attacks and “Israeli terrorism.” It would appear that the international media are entirely unfamiliar with the fact that thousands of Israeli children have died as a result of Palestinian/Hezbollah/Hamas terrorist attacks from outside of Israel’s borders. An image of such a murdered child appears not to exist. And yet images abound of Palestinian children killed in defensive attacks launched by Israel.

Islamo-fascist madmen, many of whom plan their evil directly from Damascus and Tehran, are once again emboldened. They have witnessed the backpedaling of American leadership since it was ‘on high alert’ after the 9/11 holocaust. They daily read and hear the democrats’ berating our soldiers, demanding an end to our involvement in Iraq, even declaring the Iraq war already ‘lost’. They daily read and hear republicans reacting to poll numbers, and contemplating the mid-term election, rather than governing with righteousness at the center of their thoughts. The madmen of the world (Hezbollah and Hamas among them) have begun to consider America a paper tiger once again.

I don’t know what Israel’s eventual defensive military strategies will have to include in order to win this war, but I highly suspect that Iran and Syria will have to pay a price for their support of Hezbollah’s militancy.

Only Israel has shown the courage and determination to drive the evil from their door. And she cannot allow this war to end until:

(1) Hezbollah is destroyed and removed as a partner in the government of Lebanon. The area of south Lebanon that has been used as Hezbollah’s base of operations must be taken over. Lebanon must be taught the painful lesson that any land they allow to become a haven and headquarters for terrorists will be lost, surgically and permanently.

Israel withdrew every Israeli from southern Lebanon six years ago, abiding by one in a long string of agreements that ‘ensured’ a long-sought peace. The result? Hezbollah infiltrated the area with the successful intent of turning southern Lebanon into a base from which to terrorize, and eventually annihilate, Israel.

Sound familiar? Replace ‘southern Lebanon’ with ‘Gaza’ and ‘Hezbollah’ with ‘Hamas’ in the above observation and the result is yet another deadly example of Israeli trust betrayed.

(2) Israel cannot this time leave the job half-finished. There must not be a sequel to this war. Israel must rid Gaza of Hamas, especially those directly involved with the Palestinian Authority. Those who have committed atrocities should be tried, and those with no evidence of actual atrocity should be imprisoned, and taken out of circulation and sphere of influence, so that Gaza can remain free of their control far into the future.

The land concessions that Israel has made, time and again, to accomplish the mirage known as ‘Middle East peace’ must be reversed, and the Oslo Accords nullified. Israel can no longer allow Hezbollah, Hamas, or any other Islamo-fascist organization that seeks her annihilation to share a border with her.

And let the political/media leftists’ ensuing screams fall on deaf ears. They don’t give a damn about national sovereignty unless it suits their globalist purposes. Their duplicity ought to cause them some pain, if only the type displayed for public consumption.

Should the Arab world come together, emboldened, in defense of what is incorrectly seen as an offensive attack on Lebanon (or eventually on Iran and/or Syria) , and should conditions for Israel begin to deteriorate before they have safely defended their homeland and their soldiers in the field, it will be up to America to come to her aid. We cannot remain a spectator. The defense of Israel is a hill we must commit to defending, no matter the political, material or human cost.

We are all in a holy war, whether we choose to acknowledge that fact or not. Christians and Jews, in particular, had better soon come to grips with the realization that there is an historically unprecedented malevolent movement afoot, with tens of millions of adherents (and growing), whose only aim is to eradicate any vestige of our faith, and to replace it with a ‘religion’ which demands loyalty to its god alone, and which vows violent death to those who refuse allegiance.

Hezbollah’s recent vicious attacks on Israel simply represent the most recent emboldened attempts to expand the Muslim sphere of influence, and to ensure the success of an eventual second Holocaust.

Sub-human animals who recruit children as suicide bombers, use children as human shields, train children (from the cradle) to hate, use children’s toys and backpacks to conceal bombs, and seek out children in places in which they believe they are safe and secure, for the purpose of tormenting them, and even killing them, so as to arouse a reaction (and eventual surrender) from their parents and their culture, will continue to practice, proselytize, and export evil until good men accept as their focus the need to (1) acknowledge the reason that good people are being targeted, and (2) do whatever is necessary to stop the unending holocaust – turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the bleeding-heart whiners of the world.

Sensitivity has no place in a war on terrorism. Nor does self-flagellation, in the form of asking ourselves what we might have done to deserve the attacks, or in interminably investigating every area in which we might have fallen short in our efforts to defend ourselves and others.

Anyone who claims that Israel or America must practice sensitivity in our dealings with terrorists, or that we must not act without first garnering a world consensus, or that we must receive our marching orders from any global entity, is an enemy of life, liberty, and sovereignty.

God bless the people of Israel! And, should they falter, may the Lord lead America to stand fast with them. Never has humanity so deeply depended for its survival on a righteous, God-centered, God-directed alliance forged in ultimate defense of human liberty.

~ joanie

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ever thought of running for national office?

daveburkett said...

This is the REAL "roadmap" to peace.

Excellent!

DantheManGottschall said...

Sub-human animals who recruit children as suicide bombers, use children as human shields, train children (from the cradle) to hate, use children’s toys and backpacks to conceal bombs, and seek out children in places in which they believe they are safe and secure, for the purpose of tormenting them, and even killing them, so as to arouse a reaction (and eventual surrender) from their parents and their culture, will continue to practice, proselytize, and export evil until good men accept as their focus the need to (1) acknowledge the reason that good people are being targeted, and (2) do whatever is necessary to stop the unending holocaust – turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the bleeding-heart whiners of the world.

From your lips to Washington's ears!

Anonymous said...

A lot of media mouths are saying that Israel's reaction is "disproportionate."

It's time to get REALLY "disproportionate" with the likes of Iran and Syria!

all_good_men said...

Your story about searching for a picture of a dead Israeli child is strong evidence of the media's bias.

We're seeing it every day in the reports on the war- especially reports in the European press. You'd think Israel was the aggressor.

KathyMlynczak said...

Talk about media bias----

A New York Times photographer, Joao Silva, just published a book entitled "In the Company of God."

The teaser for the book reads:

In the Company of God is a photographic compilation that portrays Iraqi Shi'a Muslims in a period of occupation and transition. This photographic body of work, recorded over twelve months, richly captures the Shi'as' intense commitment to their faith and their indomitable spirit of sacrifice.

Are you sick yet?

Good article (yours), by the way!

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John Cooper said...

The Rep. Shaw introduced H.R. 939 Condemning the recent attacks against the State of Israel in the House of Representatives on July 18th.

It is a comprehensive list of murderous acts by Hezbollah, and ends with:

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

(1) condemns, in the strongest terms, Hezbollah's despicable and shameful attacks against the State of Israel , and demands that Hezbollah renounce the attacks;

(2) calls on the United Nations Security Council and all civilized nations to condemn and reject any policies aimed at destroying Israel ;

(3) further calls on the United Nations Security Council and all civilized nations to consider measures to deny Hezbollah and any nations or organization the means to carry out its threats against Israel ; and

(4) reaffirms the unwavering alliance between the United States and Israel and reasserts the commitment of the United States to defend the right of Israel to exist as a free and democratic state.

I wrote my Senator and asked that he introduce a similar bill in the Senate.

For the full text, visit Thomas and enter H.R. 939 in the search box.

John Cooper said...

Update: The House yesterday passed a similar bill - H.R. 921 - by a 410 to 8 margin. The "nays" were "Abercrombie, Conyers, Dingell, Kilpatrick (MI), McDermott, Paul, Rahall, Stark"

"Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

(1) reaffirms its steadfast support for the State of Israel;

(2) condemns Hamas and Hezbollah for engaging in unprovoked and reprehensible armed attacks against Israel on undisputed Israeli territory, for taking hostages, for killing Israeli soldiers, and for continuing to indiscriminately target Israeli civilian populations with their rockets and missiles;

(3) further condemns Hamas and Hezbollah for cynically exploiting civilian populations as shields, locating their equipment and bases of operation, including their rockets and other armaments, amidst civilian populations, including in homes and mosques;

(4) recognizes Israel's longstanding commitment to minimizing civilian loss and welcomes Israel's continued efforts to prevent civilian casualties;

(5) demands the Governments of Iran and Syria to direct Hamas and Hezbollah to immediately and unconditionally release Israeli soldiers which they hold captive;

(6) affirms that all governments that have provided continued support to Hamas or Hezbollah share responsibility for the hostage-taking and attacks against Israel and, as such, should be held accountable for their actions;

(7) condemns the Governments of Iran and Syria for their continued support for Hezbollah and Hamas in their armed attacks against Israelis and their other terrorist activities;

(8) supports Israel's right to take appropriate action to defend itself, including to conduct operations both in Israel and in the territory of nations which pose a threat to it, which is in accordance with international law, including Article 51 of the United Nations Charter;

(9) commends the President of the United States for fully supporting Israel as it responds to these armed attacks by terrorist organizations and their state sponsors;

(10) urges the President of the United States to bring the full force of political, diplomatic, and economic sanctions available to the Government of the United States against the Governments of Syria and Iran;

(11) demands the Government of Lebanon to do everything in its power to find and free the kidnapped Israeli soldiers being held in the territory of Lebanon;

(12) calls on the United Nations Security Council to condemn these unprovoked acts and to take action to ensure full and immediate implementation of United Nations Security Council 1559 (2004), which requires Hezbollah to be dismantled and the departure of all Syrian personnel and Iranian Revolutionary Guards from Lebanon;

(13) expresses its condolences to all families of innocent victims of recent violence; and

(14) declares its continued commitment to working with Israel and other United States allies in combating terrorism worldwide."

Also, the Senate passed S.B 534 by voice vote on the 18th, which concluded:

"Resolved, That the Senate--

(1) reaffirms its steadfast support for the State of Israel;

(2) supports Israel's right of self-defense and Israel's right to take appropriate action to deter aggression by terrorist groups and their state sponsors;

(3) urges the President to continue fully supporting Israel as Israel exercises its right of self-defense in Lebanon and Gaza;

(4) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli soldiers who are being held captive by Hezbollah or Hamas;

(5) condemns the Governments of Iran and Syria for their continued support for Hezbollah and Hamas, and holds the Governments of Syria and Iran responsible for the acts of aggression carried out by Hezbollah and Hamas against Israel;

(6) condemns Hamas and Hezbollah for exploiting civilian populations as shields and locating their military activities in civilian areas;

(7) urges the President to use all available political and diplomatic means, including sanctions, to persuade the governments of Syria and Iran to end their support of Hezbollah and Hamas;

(8) calls on the Government of Lebanon to do everything in its power to find and free the kidnapped Israeli soldiers being held in its territory, and to fulfill its responsibility under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559 (adopted September 2, 2004) to disband and disarm Hezbollah;

(9) calls on the United Nations Security Council to condemn these unprovoked acts and to demand compliance with Resolution 1559, which requires that Hezbollah and other militias be disbanded and disarmed, and that all foreign forces be withdrawn from Lebanon; and

(10) urges all sides to protect innocent civilian life and infrastructure and strongly supports the use of all diplomatic means available to free the captured Israeli soldiers.

(11) recognizes that thousands of American nationals reside peacefully in Lebanon, and that those American nationals in Lebanon concerned for their safety should receive the full support and assistance of the United States government."

sandra said...

Peretz okays transfer of 5,000 rifles to Abbas [bows to US pressure]

JPost.com Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 1, 2006

www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1162378305990&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Defense Minister Amir Peretz has authorized the transfer of 5,000 rifles to
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Presidential Guard, Channel 2 reported Wednesday night.

[Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: According to the report, DM Peretz bowed to heavy pressure from U.S. Secretary of State Rice to approve the transfer of weapons from Egypt and other sources to the PA.

It should be noted that while Mr. Abbas swears he will not use weapons in a "civil war" against his fellow Palestinians that he has made it clear that he does not get what he wants from Israel via negotiations that all bets are
off regarding what action his forces will take against Israel.]