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Sunday, March 13, 2011

The sick defending the sick

After every terror attack I promise myself that I won't read the 'talkback' comments on the various news sites and international forums. 

And then I read them anyway... and find myself wishing I could take a large billet of wood to some of these truly sick people in the world.

Here's a comment I saw a few minutes ago which could be a composite of all the truly ill-informed and hateful comments of its kind:

"Why not show the pictures of the Palestinians slaughtered by the IDF in Gaza or lynched by settlers in the West Bank, and the Lebanese blown to smithereens by Israeli fighter jets in Beirut as well?" [source]

First of all, how about a little context?

Did the IDF go into Gaza and Lebanon one day because they were bored?  Maybe because they were overstaffed and wanted to cull the herd with a little high-risk gunplay?

Did you miss the thousands of rockets and mortars that were fired from within civilian areas of Gaza into civilian areas of Israel after Israel unilaterally handed all of Gaza over to the Palestinians (in the name of peace)?

And Palestinians lynched by settlers?  That's a new one.  I know of some Israelis that have been lynched by Palestinians... but with the exception of two aberrant attacks in more than 60 years (which were roundly condemned by Israelis of nearly every stripe), I haven't a clue what you could be talking about. 

In fact, you should know that I'm not legally allowed to even enter Palestinian areas because of the very real likelihood that I'd be lynched.  

Take a peek at who has to have security guards posted at the entrance to every store, restaurant and mall.  I'll give you a hint... it isn't the Palestinians.

And you want to bring up the Lebanese?  Seriously? 

Hezbollah stages an unprovoked cross-border raid, killing/kidnapping several Israeli soldiers... and then proceeds to launch hundreds of missiles into Israeli civilian population centers... and we're supposed to do what?  Negotiate?    Yeah right. 

IMHO, the IDF should have vaporized every Lebanese village and neighborhood from which missiles were fired.  The residents there knew about the missiles years in advance... and by remaining silent, it was as if they were giving their stamp of approval. 

The @sshats you are championing with your ignorant comment are no better than a mean drunk in a bar who picks a fight and then cries foul when someone actually fights back. 

No, I take that back... your precious Palestinians are worse.  Because I have never met a mean drunk - no matter how mean or how drunk - who would pick a fight, get his @ss kicked, and then go murder the other guy's wife and kids to 'get even'.  That's not mean.  That's sick.

And so are you if you can defend such a heinous crime!

 

Posted by David Bogner on March 13, 2011 | Permalink

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"After every terror attack..."

Right there, those are some of the saddest words I've ever read. Right after words about murdered infants and families.

Posted by: Alissa | Mar 13, 2011 3:39:45 PM

"After every terror attack..."

Right there, those are some of the saddest words I've ever read. Right after words about murdered infants and families.

Posted by: Alissa | Mar 13, 2011 3:39:45 PM

David, I'd already seen the pictures before I came here. I read my feeds in alphabetical order, and 'T' is some way down the list, but you and other bloggers and commentators who have published them have done exactly the right thing. I doubt that the MSM will publish them, but these days enough people get their news from 'amateur' journalists to ensure that they're widely viewed across most communities.

As for yourself and your family, I know you are extremely security savvy, but please add a German Shepherd to your canine community. Our girl (bitches are both more protective and gentle) is extremely gentle and calm, but is also very watchful. If she doesn't like someone, I won't let them in, but then, I assure you, neither would she.

Our prayers are with the bereaved and with Kol Yisroael.

Posted by: chairwoman | Mar 13, 2011 3:42:51 PM

chairwoman ... We have two German Shepherd/Lab mixes (both females). the younger of the two is a real barker and alerts us when someone even thinks about us! :-)

Posted by: treppenwitz | Mar 13, 2011 4:32:36 PM

Hi Davis,

You may want to edit / correct your post...

"Trep: And you want to bring of the Lebanese? Seriously?"

I think you meant "up" instead of "of."

Great writing, by the way.

Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.

Posted by: Maksim-Smelchak. | Mar 13, 2011 5:24:14 PM


Hi David,

You may want to edit / correct your post...

"Trep: And you want to bring of the Lebanese? Seriously?"

I think you meant "up" instead of "of."

Great writing, by the way.

Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.


Posted by: Maksim-Smelchak. | Mar 13, 2011 5:25:24 PM

You were right in the beginning. You shouldn't read that crep. Altho I'm sure it's hard to avoid when you live in the crosshairs.

Posted by: Dick Stanley | Mar 13, 2011 8:03:55 PM

"Take a peek at who has to have security guards posted at the entrance to every store, restaurant and mall. I'll give you a hint... it isn't the Palestinians."

Not to mention the guards that are needed at our children's schools and those that accompany the kids on field trips.

Posted by: Rachel | Mar 13, 2011 9:41:03 PM

There is NO defense for the sick bastard/s that did this horrible thing!

But I also couldn't see myself risking my family's security by living there.

Posted by: Lynn | Mar 13, 2011 10:21:57 PM

This is a defining moment in time. What happened in Japan is horrific and they need immediate help. However it is not an excuse for the world to ignore what happened or to issue soft worded condemnation. It is so very wrong.

Posted by: Jack | Mar 13, 2011 10:42:40 PM

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