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
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?