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September 27, 2006

Remember

I stole this picture off of Ms. Esther’s flickr page:

Kidnapped soldiers.jpg

I remember when Gilad Schalit was kidnapped and I had all this hope that Israel wouldn’t wuss out, would level Gaza and Lebanon if they had to to get their boy back. The fact that Gilad is still out there somewhere, maybe, speaks volumes to the kind of control Islamofascists have over the world. They kidnap Israeli soldiers, murder civilians, slice throats of Dutch filmmakers, riot and burn over words and still get insulted when Islam is tied to violence. Somehow the west is still wrong, somehow we’re the insensitive ones who don’t get it.

Well, I get it. Gilad is still missing and Israel had the capacity to burn the whole place down but didn’t. Maybe some people feel some kind of pride over this, though the fact is that leftists still think Israel went too far, but I just feel like we’re suckers.

This Yom Kippur, as Jews all over the world atone for their sins, remember the soldiers in the poster. But most of all, remember that what he didn’t get here, to the year 5767 by the Jewish calendar, by letting ourselves get killed while the world sympathizes with our killer. If we will survive, we must fight back and never backtrack. This year I pray for leadership that will understand that.

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What the Jewish saying for “amen to that”?
Diplomacy let killers get away again.

Posted by: Anh at September 27, 2006 at 1:21 pm

Anh:
“Amen” ;)

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at September 27, 2006 at 2:26 pm

America should arm Israel with better weapons and defense systems…why were rockets raining down on Haifa while America sits on advanced Patriot missiles? I don’t want to hear the ‘Israels’ arsenal is infinitely better than any other Arab country’. Although that is true, its still not the BEST technology has to offer. And when your outnumbered the way Israelis are it is that much more important. The land of Israel is being used as a proxy battle between Iran, Syria and the other Arabs against our interests. We MUST supply Israel with the best our armed forces have to offer.

Posted by: Frank White at September 27, 2006 at 2:29 pm

We MUST supply Israel with the best our armed forces have to offer.
And if Israel ponies up the billions of dollars required, I am sure we will.

Posted by: Alceste at September 27, 2006 at 2:49 pm

Israel and Jews aren’t the only ones fighting and dying in the Middle East fighting for freedom, remember that at Yom Kippur too!
Unfortunately low-tech, unguided missiles like the ones Hezbollah employs are not in the air long enough to be picked up and shot down by anything out there today. Israel and the U.S. have been working closely to solve this latest evolvement of terror.
Victoria Samson, CDI Missile Defense

Posted by: dan the x-Republican at September 27, 2006 at 3:00 pm

I understand the nature of business Alceste. One must pay in order to recieve (capitalism). But you must looks look a few steps ahead (like chess) in order for it to make sense. In this case, it is in the best interest of America to arm Israelis…they are on the front line of the war and are fighting the same people we are fighting. So the money America can make on an arms sale to Israel pales in comparism to the importance of establishing a stronger influence on the middle east by making sure Israel gets the upper hand in any military operation. Then the “real’ money will come.

Posted by: Frank White at September 27, 2006 at 3:05 pm

I was in shul last week when they mentioned these three men. I was disgusted with Israel’s (pathetic) response then and more so now. Israel has a mandatory draft. Therefore they have a mandatry obligation to get these men back. And the fact that months later, these men are totally out of the news is reprehensible. These men, their fates deserve to be learned and no Palestinian should feel safe until they are. It is a worldwide pity that since these men are Jews no one gives a shit. If they were Arab – the world would be up in arms. The world dislikes America? Good, this American dislikes the world.

Posted by: Ari at September 27, 2006 at 3:07 pm

I suspect we’ve already made this calculation. There is clearly an investment to be made through Israel and providing a certain level of technology is clearly in our interests, but do you think we haven’t already provided that level? That Israel may have failed to get the upper hand in the last operation was not a failure of technology (indeed, even the most advanced anti-missle systems are not reliable yet) – it was a failure to prosecute the war in a manner that could result in Israel winning. (And I am not entirely convinced that Israel was the loser of the last conflict in any way other than losing the PR battle.)

Posted by: Alceste at September 27, 2006 at 3:21 pm

The U.S. doesn’t support Israel for profit. It’s not purely a business decision. You don’t lend billions of dollars and then make it a grant because you’re looking for profits. Plus Bush could’ve easily condemned Israel to garner favor with the Iraqi’s and such but he didn’t. American soldiers are in more danger because of it but every American should know (Jew non-Jew whatever) who the real allies are and support them.
The fact that those 3 soldiers are still missing is disgusting. If Israel trades prisoners now that “war” was a waste of lives and only stregthens the resolve of the terrorists. But I think to get those guys back they will have to swap.

Posted by: dan the x-Republican at September 27, 2006 at 3:35 pm

Bring on Bibi or Sharansky as PM. The sooner the better.

Posted by: J.Kende at September 27, 2006 at 5:41 pm

I just bought some lampshades that look JUST like those terrorists!

Posted by: barry the great at September 27, 2006 at 6:08 pm

“Amen”: exactly what I was going to type.
Congrats on the 1,000,000 visitor threshhold.

Posted by: Jeremayakovka at September 27, 2006 at 7:12 pm
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