03/10/08 Update: This new war is Iran vs. Israel (Broken link, active March 10th, 2008), since Iranian- made missiles are being used in the attacks, and Hamas members are going to Iran for training. However, the latest Israeli intel says that war will be unlikely in 2008. I take that to mean, OVERT war will be unlikely – Iran will continue to provide training and weapons and the means to attack Israel through terrorism. In the meantime, the Bush administration will continue to push Israel to give up land for “peace” with their Palestinian neighbors – who took to the streets rejoicing at the news of the murdered students last week. I ask again: how can there be peace with people who delight in your violent and horrific murder?
03/07/08 Original post: Hamas- run Gaza has not stopped firing missiles at Sderot since the violent coup in 2006. Last week Hamas was firing Iranian- made (and I am assuming, supplied) missiles at Ashkelon. Now comes a Hamas- sponsored terror attack on observant Jews inside Jerusalem itself, where 8 were killed, for the first time since 2005. While the US has condemned the attack, the UN Security Council could not bring itself to do so.
And our Secretary of State is in Jerusalem at the moment, urging Israel to give Israeli territory to Palestinians so they can have their own state.
The Palestinians were the ones who elected Hamas to represent them in Gaza in the first place. Has everyone forgotten that?
If your neighbor is doing his level best to kill you, you do not give him a bigger house, more money, and more weapons so he can accomplish his goal easier! Why is this so hard for the State department to understand?