7/30/2002 02:05:00 PM
by Ocean Guy
This is a couple of days old, but is still timely. Ralph Peters, writing in Canada's National Post has some important points that ought to have a much wider audience. It's no secret he's a hawk on this, still hes' right.
"Why are Palestinian terrorists allowed to target civilians without exciting an international outcry, while every accidental civilian death inflicted by Israel is a crime against humanity?
Europe's reflexive anti-Semitism doesn't really matter much, since today's Europeans lack the power, will and courage to act upon their bigotry. But the Bush administration needs to stop pandering to corrupt Arab regimes and to recognize that Israel is fighting for its life; that Israel is fighting with great restraint; and that Israel's pursuit of terrorists is every bit as legitimate as America's. Instead of criticizing Israeli policy, we should be studying it.
The war against terrorism must be prosecuted judiciously, but the terrorists themselves must be pursued without remorse...
...This is not about diplomatic table manners. It is a fight to exterminate human monsters."
Also: Dawson has a wonderful piece written by Eric hoffer in 1968. It's just as true today as it was then.
"The Jews are alone in the world. If Israel survives, it will be solely because of Jewish efforts. And Jewish resources. Yet at this moment Israel is our only reliable and unconditional ally. We can rely more on Israel than Israel can rely on us...
...I have a premonition that will not leave me; as it goes with Israel so will it go with all of us. Should Israel perish the holocaust will be upon us all."