The Timing Of These Israeli Strikes
About 120 killed by Israel.
We know, for a fact, that there is no pressing need for these strikes to occur now. The rocket attacks, while harmful, occur at roughly the same degree of lethality as they always have. Jay, earlier, commented that no one should have to accept such rocket attacks. Of course, if we played by those rules, there would be nearly endless wars on Earth. The Burmese and Thai would have to go to war. The Thai and the Malaysians would have to go to war. The Venezuelans and Colombians would have to go to war. The Indians and Pakistanis would have to go to war.
The Israelis are using the annual media lull to get away with vengeance killing. 120 people dead? Does anyone think these airstrikes hit 120 rocketeers?
My policy suggestion is to, for all intents and purposes, stop helping either side. We do send lots of money (100s of millions?) to the Abbas government, and billions (including military aide) to the Israelis. Cut them both off. Pronto.
WHY DOES THE MUSLIM WORLD HATE US? It isn't because we are free, as Senator Schumer (D-NY) said on September 12th, 2001, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, it is because no matter what atrocity or treaty breaking the Israelis do, we keep sending them guns and money. U.S Foreign Policy is Dead! Love Live U.S. Foreign Policy!