My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Has anybody ever fought like Israel???

In the midst of fighting a war, Israel callsa time out for an investigatioin.
Israel has agreed to suspend its aerial bombardment of southern Lebanon for 48 hours, starting immediately, to allow for an investigation into Sunday's bombing that killed 54 civilians, a State Department official said on Monday.

Israel will also coordinate with the United Nations to allow a 24-hour window for residents of southern Lebanon to leave the area if they wish, State Department spokesman Adam Ereli told a briefing in Jerusalem.
Of course, over 150 rockets have been fired at Israel from Qana...and it is quite possible that it was something other than the Israelis that caused the building to collapse.

Charles Krauthammer has more....
What other country, when attacked in an unprovoked aggression across a recognized international frontier, is then put on a countdown clock by the world, given a limited time window in which to fight back, regardless of whether it has restored its own security?

What other country sustains 1,500 indiscriminate rocket attacks into its cities — every one designed to kill, maim and terrorize civilians — and is then vilified by the world when it tries to destroy the enemy's infrastructure and strongholds with precision-guided munitions that sometimes have the unintended but unavoidable consequence of collateral civilian death and suffering?


Blogger doug said...

I really have been hoping that Israel knew what it was doing. Even when I began to have serious reservations I thought there was method in the madness.

Unhappily I no longer have any confidence in that evaluation. Israel had a window of opportunity to really hurt Hezbollah and it has squandered that chance. Now it cannot succeed.

And no I am not concerned about 'civilian' casualties. I am concerned that Israel has been mounting a failing and flailing air-only campaign that has inflicted insufficient damage on its enemy.

Israel will look back on this as an unqualified disaster on many many levels, and the IDF and its political masters will find themselves answering some very pointed questions.

In fact, I expect this to result in the collapse of the Israeli Government and the holding of new elections in the very near future.

This 'war' is over. Hezbollah may not have 'won', but Israel most certainly has 'lost'.

What a disaster. A self-inflicted disaster at that.

9:27 PM  

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