An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
It has become increasingly apparent that our so called public officials, and a great many around the world, have no clue when it comes to Israel. Even the concept of a “2 state solution” is guaranteed for failure. We stood by Israel for so many years, and then along comes that peanut farmer, and we basically turned our backs on her, and on God’s will.
Ya see, if any of our so called leaders, from Carter right through to Obama, ever bothered to read up on Israel, and her conception a few thousand years ago, they’d know that dividing up the land that God gave them was a REAL bad idea. Even the Israeli officials should know this, yet they did it anyway, and now have rockets being lobbed at their citizens on a regular basis.
From Genesis 12…
2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Then, in Genesis 15…
18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:
“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—
8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
If you’ve looked on a modern day map, you might notice that Israel is a whole lot different from the one that God gave them. Not a good thing! He also told them not to divide up the land, except within themselves, a portion for each tribe (Ezekiel 47), and not to make any covenants, also known as treaties, with her ‘neighbors’. No selling and no exchanging! Meaning no “land for peace” nonsense! It’s really quite simple! Even if the Israelis continued to give up bits and pieces of their homeland, there wouldn’t be any peace from the encroachers.
If you’ve actually read the accounts, Israel pissed off God, and got sent into captivity in Babylon. They came back. They pissed Him off again, big time, and got scattered all over the place. He promised He’d bring them back, and He did. The problem was, whoever came up with the boundaries, didn’t do their homework. Over time, Israel was able to gain back some of the land that was left out, but unfortunately, someone listened to some other fool who didn’t do their homework, and turned a couple of rather large chunks over to her enemies. Where’s the logic in that? So, they’ve pissed off God again, and so have we, but even considering such treaties between the Israelis and those who surround her, and wish her demise.
Now, I’ll be perfectly honest. There is no logic whatsoever to the actions of the Muslim countries. The directives for slaughter did NOT come from God. Nope! The Jews wouldn’t bow to a murderous pedophile, so he got pissed off, and all that ‘kill them where you find them’ came from a very IMPERFECT human being.
Yes, I’d love to see peace in this ol’ world, but that just is never going to happen. Well, at least not until the very end, and then a very large sword will be coming through, and whacking all the sons of evil, including those who were stupid enough NOT to ‘bless’ Israel.
The Escalating Conflict Between Hamas and Israel
Over the last four days, militants in Gaza have fired more than 840 rockets at Israel. Hamas rockets have reached the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the first time, thanks to the smuggling of Iranian rockets into Gaza. The increasing range and sophistication of Palestinian rockets has expanded the reach of terrorists, who now can threaten up to half of Israel’s population.
Israel has intercepted 302 of those rockets with its Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Iron Dome, on which the U.S. has collaborated, has proven its worth and underscored the importance of missile defense in future U.S. military budgets.
Meanwhile, Iran is seeking—successfully—to keep the pot boiling at Israel’s expense to distract international attention from its nuclear program. A leaked International Atomic Energy Agency report indicates that Iran could soon double the number of centrifuges at its Fordo facility from 700 to 1,400.
President Obama spoke out on the fighting yesterday, saying Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas’s missile attacks from Gaza. But he urged Israel not to launch a ground assault in Gaza, saying it would put Israeli soldiers, as well as Palestinian citizens, at greater risk and hamper an already vexing peace process.
“If we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza, the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future,” Obama said.
This public statement will only strengthen Hamas’s determination to continue its rocket terrorism and reap the propaganda benefits from Israeli retaliatory air strikes, because the President’s statement lowers the perceived risks of an Israeli ground intervention. Moreover, it is continued Palestinian terrorism that is the chief barrier to peace, not Israel’s legitimate efforts to protect its own citizens from indiscriminate Palestinian terrorist attacks.
Egypt, Turkey, and the Arab League have heavily criticized Israel and called for a halt of air strikes. Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and hopes to pull in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-dominated regime to tilt the balance against Israel. Egypt’s government will seek to have its cake and eat it, too, in the sense that it will use the crisis to denounce Israel, support Hamas, and play to anti-Israeli sentiments at home while trying to mediate a ceasefire behind the scenes that enhances its influence and justifies continued U.S. and Western aid.
If they genuinely wanted to stop the bloodshed, then these leaders should pressure Hamas to stop the bombardment, which triggered the crisis.
Obama, too, should aim primarily at restraining Hamas, not Israel.
Hamas, as usual, is bent on advancing its radical Islamist agenda at the expense of Palestinian national interests. It is a revolutionary movement more interested in destroying Israel than in building a Palestinian state or protecting Palestinians from another humanitarian tragedy that it has engineered.
Israel has called up 75,000 reservists and massed armor and at least 30,000 troops along the border, underscoring that it is serious about launching a ground intervention if Hamas continues its indiscriminate bombardment of Israeli civilians.
The U.S. needs to stand with Israel against terrorism and support its right to defend itself against a ruthless enemy that hides among Palestinian civilians to launch rockets indiscriminately at Israeli civilians. Hamas routinely uses children as shields. There can be no Israeli–Palestinian peace until Hamas and other Islamists are defeated and discredited.