Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We Were Better Than Them

This is what comes to mind when I see Western leaders like Benjamin Netanyahu sacrifice their citizens in order to prove that our culture is morally superior to a culture that celebrates the mass murder of innocent human beings. There are those in power who no doubt believe--with all their hearts and none of their minds--that it is better to die than to kill, even if it's to kill mass murderers hell-bent on annihilating us. It's not morality that leads them to this, but a self-destructive moral vanity that gets everyone killed. Can you imagine the depths of the enemy's contempt for us when we aid them in our own destruction?


Andrew C. McCarthy on "Israel’s profoundly self-defeating exchange: a single Israeli soldier traded for the release of over a thousand prisoners — nearly half of them convicted terrorists...



4 comments:

Randy said...

I agree, but I am happy Gilad has returned home. I just hope what follows will crush the spirit of Hamas and not embolden them further. It is time to stop pulling punches.

Bruce O'H. said...

We have to remove the Left, and their "values" from power...

Bosch Fawstin said...

It is no Doubt the Israeli left that has led to this.

Dror Harari said...

Have you considered the possibility that Netanyahu had an interest in pursuing this deal as is, along with the clear risk involved?

One of the challenges Israel is facing is a Palestinian authority which wears sheep cloths and tries to convince the world that it is the peaceful representative of the Palestinian people and therefore it should be awarded statehood on their behalf (with land and other privileges).

For anyone who actually listens to what they are really saying, it is clear that their end goal is not two states for two people but one state for the Palestinian people.

In this context it is better for Israel to be facing Hamas and not the PLO. The deal that was stroke with Hamas gave it power against the current Palestinian leadership in the West Bank and the Hamas may end up wining the government (actually some here consider it inevitable).

From Israel perspective, at least, Hamas is an enemy without masks, one that is easier to deal with like other enemies were dealt with in the past.

I can't tell if that's really what is going on but if it is, then Netanyahu did make a calculated if risky strategic move and 'were better than you' might not, after all, had anything to do with this.

/d