"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A new round of Israeli-Hamas violence

If you read the morning news you would think that Israel was the aggressor of unprovoked air strikes on Gaza targeting harmless civilians. It took some searching for me to actually discover that the air strikes are in response to Hamas rocket attacks.

Amazingly, but not surprisingly the "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the Israeli air campaign was "criminal" and called for the international community to intervene.".

Is it criminal to defend one's country from attack? Would Abbas have preferred that they move in with ground forces in stead? No, he and the Arabs would prefer that Israel take the attacks without response.

If Canadian separatists were launching rockets and insurgent strikes from Toronto, do you think we would sit idly by? No!! And I don't expect Israel to either.

You can agree or disagree with the creation of the state of Israel and the controversies over land rights. But they have ever right to respond to these and other attacks on their sovereignty.

Signing off...JCB Sphere: Related Content

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