My husband and I were discussing the Mideast war with friends after church on Saturday evening. The objection so many have raised about Israel is that their response has not been proportionate.
US: Where did this myth of the necessity of the proportionate response come from? If every action in a war was exactly proportionate to the last action of the other side, then the war could conceivably continue forever. If victory is the object, then the response must be disproportionate!
FRIENDS: If I were Israel, I would let every Islamic nation know, from Indonesia to North Africa, that all their capital cities were targeted. If Israel gets hit with a weapon of mass destruction, then every capital city, of every Islamic nation, no matter who launched the weapon, would be hit with a nuclear bomb. Then the Islamists would reign in their own crazies.
I am sure the media would have apoplectic fits over such a disproportionate response, but don’t you think it would put an end to the war against Israel which the Islamic states have waged against it, off and on, for the past 60 years?
Update: Maybe the Israelis agree with the principle: [Israel’s] Trade Minister Eli Yishai said “the agreement is with Lebanon and not with Hezbollah. I do not trust Hezbollah to abide by the resolution. It must be made clear to Hezbollah that if a single rock is hurled at Israel, we will have to turn the village from which it was hurled into a heap of rubble,” he said.
If there is another way to stop rock- throwing, missile- launching, weapons of mass destruction- seeking hate- filled terrorists whose only object in life is to end yours, what is it?