Amidst all the leftist gnashing of teeth and media wailing over the Israeli invasion of Gaza, it is impossible to discern even a hint of concern that Israel has been subjected to daily indiscriminate rocket attacks perpetrated by Hamas for more than a year - or is it two or ten years? The media and leftists, including Helen Clark, are back to their old tricks of sympathizing with the aggressor while vilifying the victim who dares to strike back
People need to remember that civilian casualties, if any, in Gaza are not the prime purpose of Israel's incursion. Civilian casualties most certainly ARE the prime purpose of Hamas's terrorist rocket campaign. That is the way of TERRORISTS.
Yet our stupid media continues to bestow upon these terrorists the benign title of 'militants.' Last time I looked, a 'militant' was someone who was using military means to change government in his own patch. These Hamas people are seeking to change government in another country, not their own. In doing so, they have turned their whole population, including women and children, into genuine military targets. When you fill your church basements up with rockets and high explosives; when you use hospitals as rocket launching sites, when you indoctrinate children and widows and persuade them to carry out suicide bomb attacks; you and your families can expect to be dealt with harshly and for you, the world should have no sympathy.
Israel's response is indeed disproportional. It is disproportionally civilized when compared with the brutality meted out to Israel by Hamas. While Hamas does it's best to kill Israeli civilians, Israel is reported to be rushing genuine civilian casualties to Israel for hospital treatment.
Meanwhile, our very own 'has been' Bilious Bitch, who accuses Israel of a 'disproportionate response,' has engaged in the most extravagant and damaging disproportionate response imaginable - her travel bans on Fijians, Fijians whose own High Court now has found to be legitimate.
All this trouble, along with that in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq, is being fomented by this man. There will be no peace for Israel of the middle East until he and his gang of mad mullahs is cleaned out.
Maori - both on the move... and static
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