Israel under attack: what to do?

June 14, 2006 at 3:15 am (Amusement, International community, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, The Left, The United Nations)

Sometimes, I must admit, that despite the military superiority of Israel and its undoubtedly sophistocated technology, its armed forced may not go far enough.

Qassam missiles are being launched by Palestinians in Gaza. Whereas Israel has gained a lot from its disengagement, and is on its way to establishing stability with or without Palestinian cooperation, one must admit that the dire predictions of the Gaza Strip becoming a hotbed of Palestinian anti-Israeli terrorism seems to be coming true.

The BBC has a surprisingly good article on what it is like living in Sderot, an Israeli city near the Gaza Strip, as it is under attack from the Gaza Strip. It really makes one quite sad.

On the one hand, if Israel does do what it must, it will be accused of goodness knows what by duplicitous, deceptive, lying Palestinians. On the other hand, if it doesn’t do enough then what use is there in trying to maintain any stability with violence-mongering Palestinians nearby? As one man interviewed in the article remarks about the Palestinians (with regard to Israel’s adapting technology to strike before a rocket is launched),

“They’ll build bigger and better rockets,” he says. “And this is a small country.”

Not to mention their support on many levels from international donors.

Of course, the same international community that turns a blind eye to Darfur, that celebrates demonic terrorists like Usama and az-Zarqawi, and that groundlessly accuse the US and Israel of atrocities whenever they feel like it, will severely condemn Israel if it does anything to defend its security and stability. How dare those Israelis even think about surviving!

Here’s a joke I though was always entertaining yet very revealing:

A Texan, a Frenchman and an Israeli are on a plane flying over the Pacific Ocean when the engines stop functioning. The plane crash lands on a Pacific Island and the 3 are immediately captured by a tribe of cannibals and taken to their village. The Chief tells the 3 captives that these cannibals are civilized and they have a custom on their island that before they eat anyone, they grant that person his or her last wishes, no matter what they are.

He asks the Texan, “What is your last wish?”

The Texan replies: “I want a 2 inch thick steak with all the trimmings, Cajun fries and a case of Bud.”

The Chief motions to some of his tribesmen who immediately run into the jungle and come back with the steak, the fries and the beer. The Texan eats his meal and he is thrown in the pot.

The Frenchman is asked: “What is your last wish?”

He replies: “I’d like a case of Dom Perignon and I’d also like a big plate of escargots cooked in the French manner.”

The Chief motions to his tribesmen who immediately rush off into the jungle and bring back everything the Frenchman asked for. He eats and drinks his fill, and he is then thrown in the pot.

The Chief turns to the Israeli and asks, “And what is your wish?”

The Israeli looks the Chief squarely in the eyes and replies: “I want you to kick me in the behind as hard as you can.” The Chief is bewildered and asks the Israeli again, only to receive the same reply. “I want you to kick me in the behind as hard as you can.”

The Chief shrugs his shoulders, asks the Israeli to turn around, and kicks him as hard as he can. With that the Israeli pulls out a gun and kills the Chief and all of the other cannibals.

The Texan and the Frenchman get out of the pot, look at the Israeli and say: “If you had that gun why didn’t you do anything sooner?”

The Israeli replies: “What? And risk being condemned by the UN, EU and the State Department for ‘overreacting’ to insufficient provocation?”

Found here. Here’s another version, which retells the version told by Jay Nordlinger of the National Review Online (the joke is at the end). Here’s another similar version.

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