November 19, 2012, - 5:04 pm
You said you wanted to know how to get HAMAS. Do you really wanna get ‘em? You see what I’m saying? What are you prepared to do? . . . If you open the ball on these people, you must be prepared to go all the way. Because they won’t give up the fight until one of you is dead. . . . Wanna get HAMAS? Here’s how you get ‘em. They pull a knife, you pull a gun. They send one of yours to the hospital, you send one of theirs to the morgue. That’s the Chicago Way. And that’s how you get HAMAS. Do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? . . . The Lord hates a coward.
–paraphrasing Sean Connery as Jim Malone in “The Untouchables
Okay, so Connery’s Malone wasn’t talking to Eliot Ness about getting HAMAS. He was talking about getting mobster Al Capone. But the message is the same, even if the cockroaches attacking Israel are far less honorable. Unless you are willing to fight HAMAS to the finish and turn Gaza into a parking lot, you’ll never beat ‘em. They will keep arising from the ashes like cancer that has metastasized. It’s unstoppable, unless you really want to fight a war. And Israel won’t do that (in part because the world will never allow it, while the world allows HAMAS and the rest of the Muslim world to continue its jihad, unhindered, against the Jews, Israel, Christians, America, and the West). My late father used to always get upset about these “mini-skirmishes” because he knew that Israeli soldiers’ lives would be lost but that Israel would never finish the job and HAMAS and the Palestinians would quickly return, rejuvenated, to their old terror ways. And I’ve been upset about it, too, over the years.
Only One Side is Committed to Totally Defeating the Other & Only That Side Has International Approval to Keep Pursuing That Jihad
Before you get too excited that, this time, Israel will do the job, read my words from late 2008 when Israel fought back against HAMAS and did just as I predicted then, and as I predict will happen now. It’s a waste of Israeli lives and more Israelis will die if Israel doesn’t finish HAMAS off by killing a lot of people and blowing up a lot of buildings and homes. Sadly, Israel will beg off and give in to a ceasefire. Yes, in 2008, Tzipi Livni, who was much farther to the left than current Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is, was running the show and she was desperate to win an election in which she was far behind Netanyahu, so Israeli soldiers’ and their lives were accessories for what was essentially a deadly campaign commercial for her. But, sadly, Israel will do the same now as it did then. How sad, how predictable that the same old thing holds true. From my December 28, 2008 column, “Don’t Get Too Excited About the Phony Baloney, Temporary Israeli ‘War’ vs. HAMAS“–remember, I said all of this nearly four years ago, and is business as usual:
I’ve been getting a number of e-mails from readers cheering on the current Israeli strikes on HAMAS and Gaza in response to HAMAS’ katusha rocket attacks on Israel. And to those readers, I say, Don’t Get Too Excited. . . . Anyone who thinks this latest “salvo” against HAMAS is of any significance whatsoever, really doesn’t know much about Israel and hasn’t been paying attention to goings on there for the last couple of decades, especially the last several years.
There have been many of these occasion, temporary Israeli attacks on HAMAS or temporary blockades of funds or supplies to Gaza. And they are a waste of time because Israel doesn’t mean business. Eventually, Israel backs down and stops and allows HAMAS to get “refueled” with supplies, money, etc. And yet the HAMAS attacks never end.
You must ask yourself why Israel suddenly chose to strike back now after years of HAMAS sending these rockets to kill the poor, working-class Israelis of Sderot–-most of them descendants of Jews expelled from their homes and property in Arab Muslim countries. Why did it not matter that HAMAS sent rockets every day to kill Jews during the faux-truce and before then? Why does it suddenly matter now? What was different about now versus two months ago or two months from now? . . .
This “war”–-which is really no war at all, since there is no intent to win and no inclination to continue this with any sort of relentlessness to defeat HAMAS and its entire support network in Gaza (almost all of the Gaza population)–-is show business meant for an Israeli electorate. . . .
If Israel really meant business, it would have invaded and attacked Gaza long ago. Or rather, it would never have pulled out of there in the first place. It would have expelled the Gazans to Arab countries, the way the residents of Sderot’s parents–-who are once again under attack by Muslims–-were kicked out by those countries. All of these things would have saved Israeli lives. But that’s not what this is about.
If Israel consistently attacked HAMAS, it would be great. But that’s not what the post-modern (and post-Israel) Israelis do. In a week or two, they’ll be letting through “supplies” and making a new fake “truce”–either official or de facto–and releasing more Palestinian terrorists to show “good will.” That’s what they always do. It will make thi––as it does all of their brief, temporary attacks on HAMAS–-meaningless.
You do not kill cancer by occasionally going through chemo or radiation when you want to look good at a Bar Mitzvah, after the metastasis is already happening. You kill cancer through regular treatment of the attacking cells, not by self-amputating your arm and leaving the cancer cells to fester on the remaining stump. That is what this ephemeral “war” on Gaza/HAMAS is. Nothing more.
And nothing to cheer about. . . . [I]n the long run, they [HAMAS] are winning.
The Muslims not only have the will to survive, but to attack relentlessly their Jewish (and Christian) enemies. Israelis only have the will to get re-elected and take a siesta on Dizengoff Street and the discos of Tel Aviv.
Like I said, not much has changed in four years. And it will be the same each time because Israel will never really fight a war to finally win–once and for all–against HAMAS.
I said it then. I say it now.
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