Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Another terrorist attack in Israel killed nine people Monday. And Hamas, the Middle East's Sopranos of suicide-bombing insanity, has called the murderous attack a legitimate response to "Israeli aggression" and promised "more such operations." To the critics of Israel's recent decision to cut off funding to the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority I ask, how can you in good conscience condone such a violent regime? Do you honestly expect the Israeli government to financially support these brutal killers? Perhaps you also believe the United States should start funding Al Qaeda?
The suicide bomber phenomenon has bred a new species of pest. They are the new rats and cockroaches. A burden to society that cannot be killed. The suicide bomber has become the unbeatable enemy. They're invisible; how do you fight an enemy you cannot see? How do you fight someone who has zero regard for human life, especially his own? How do you put the fear of God into someone whose God has instructed him to blow himself up and take innocent children with him? And like rats and cockroaches, they are multiplying faster than we can kill them or they kill themselves. For every one of these misguided 72-virgin-seeking fools who pulls his cord, there's dozens more waiting to serve Allah with the ultimate sacrifice. Probably the only truthful statement ever to come out of Donald Rumsfeld's mouth was in the fall of 2003 when he said the U.S. is not winning the war on terror "because new terrorists are being created faster than we can kill or arrest them." Thanks, Donny, my point exactly.
So back to the Israeli situation. Israel has cut off some $50+ million in tax payments to the Palestinian Authority. The U.S. and the European Union has cut funding as well. The Palestinians as a result face economic devastation if the payments are withheld long-term, but unfortunately that's the price they'll pay for electing a murderous bunch of terrorists hellbent on Israel's destruction. The Palestinians have spoken, and have made their choice. But Israel should not be expected to fund this madness.