Monday, March 12, 2012

Et Tu, Brother Anwar Ibrahim?

Haaretz reports on the latest Palestinian/Israeli conflict in Gaza, Way to go, IDF! - The cyclical ritual of bloodletting between Israel and Gaza always prompts two questions: 'Who started it?' and 'Whose is bigger?'

Those million people, in case you failed to get it, are the residents of southern Israel. Only they live under fire. By yesterday afternoon, the bodies of 15 Palestinians were already laid out on the other side of the Gaza border. There were eight people injured on this side, and the Iron Dome antimissile system chalked up the successful interception of 25 rockets.

Who started it? The IDF and the Shin Bet security service did. The impression is that they carry out the targeted killings whenever they can, and not whenever it is necessary.

This convoluted announcement by the IDF spokesman was enough to get the Israeli public to accept this latest regular dose of targeted killing with automatic understanding and sympathy. And who knows what the late al-Qaissi had planned? Only the Shin Bet does, so we accept his death sentence without unnecessary questions.

The second question - "Whose is bigger?" - is even more ridiculous and superfluous, of course. It's the best equipped army in the world against a ragtag army of rocket launchers. Nonetheless, this has to be proven to everyone, both to them and us, over and over.

You have the score right here in front of you. As of yesterday afternoon, it was 15-0 in Israel's favor. If we measure it by the results of the IDF's Cast Lead operation in Gaza at the end of 2008 and beginning of 2009 - when it was one Israeli killed per 100 Palestinians - then from a statistical standpoint there's been backsliding.
"I support all efforts to protect the security of the state of Israel" - Et tu, Brother Anwar Ibrahim? Then fall, Palestine.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


The motivation behind AI statement is that, the muslim world will make peace with Israel "provided" Israel make peace with the Palestinian.

The same thing is behind those letter sent by Tun Dr.M.

What else do you think AI meant? If his motives is to gain support from the west, then he would not stated "contingent upon Israel respecting the aspirations of Palestinians.”

The western media kept on nagging on the issue of Israel security as if other countries do not have security problem. Iran having nuclear "capability" is seen to be a threat to Israel.

As for the incidents that happened in Palestine, this will go on and on. The Muslim will continue to fight and sacrifice themselves. They will have the support from the Arab states.

Once the uprising of Arab is over and the last dictator have been toppled, (Assad) then the Israel have to deal with the Arabs.

They have burnt down the Israel embassy in Egypt.

The Arab will not stop fighting and they have been fighting for Jerusalem for hundred of years.