November 19, 2012, - 1:37 pm
We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.
As I’ve said repeatedly on this site during each of Israel’s major responses to HAMAS terrorism–in 2006, 2008/9, and so on, it’s a waste of time, unless Israel finally flattens the terrorists of Gaza. And, I mean, really flattens them by destroying most, if not all, of the place. Otherwise, it’s just a waste of time, because they will refresh, regroup, reload, and continue their non-stop rocketing of missiles on Israel, as they’ve done every single day for years, but the media don’t report about it. And I have a feeling that this time won’t be different. There will ultimately be a ceasefire, and HAMAS will live for yet another of many days to keep attacking Israel.
Unlike his own ultimately peacenik father, Ariel Sharon’s son, Gilad Sharon, agrees with me. He has it right. If only his father hadn’t abandoned Gaza to the Palestinians, this problem wouldn’t be happening in the first place. More from the Sharon son:
The desire to prevent harm to innocent civilians in Gaza will ultimately lead to harming the truly innocent: the residents of southern Israel. The residents of Gaza are not innocent, they elected Hamas. The Gazans aren’t hostages; they chose this freely, and must live with the consequences.
The Gaza Strip functions as a state – it has a government and conducts foreign relations, there are schools, medical facilities, there are armed forces and all the other trappings of statehood. We have no territorial conflict with “Gaza State,” and it is not under Israeli siege – it shares a border with Egypt. Despite this, it fires on our citizens without restraint.
Why do our citizens have to live with rocket fire from Gaza while we fight with our hands tied? Why are the citizens of Gaza immune? If the Syrians were to open fire on our towns, would we not attack Damascus? If the Cubans were to fire at Miami, wouldn’t Havana suffer the consequences? That’s what’s called “deterrence” – if you shoot at me, I’ll shoot at you. There is no justification for the State of Gaza being able to shoot at our towns with impunity. We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.
There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing. Then they’d really call for a ceasefire.
Were this to happen, the images from Gaza might be unpleasant – but victory would be swift, and the lives of our soldiers and civilians spared.
IF THE government isn’t prepared to go all the way on this, it will mean reoccupying the entire Gaza Strip. Not a few neighborhoods in the suburbs, as with Cast Lead, but the entire Strip, like in Defensive Shield, so that rockets can no longer be fired.
There is no middle path here – either the Gazans and their infrastructure are made to pay the price, or we reoccupy the entire Gaza Strip. Otherwise there will be no decisive victory. And we’re running out of time – we must achieve victory quickly. The Netanyahu government is on a short international leash. Soon the pressure will start – and a million civilians can’t live under fire for long. This needs to end quickly – with a bang, not a whimper.
As I said and have said over and over, Israel will stop short of this. And HAMAS will merely reload for another day, while it rains rockets on Israel, daily. The only way to stop this once and for all is to turn Gaza into a parking lot. And Israel will never do that. It doesn’t have the guts. And even if it did, America and the rest of the world would never allow Israel to do it to their precious HAMAS Nazis.
Again, if Gilad Sharon’s father hadn’t turned Gaza over to the Palestinians, this problem wouldn’t exist–or, at least, would be much, much smaller–today.
If Israel doesn’t flatten Gaza, the problem will last forever. . . or until all the Jews and Christians are gone from Israel.
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