Tuesday, July 25, 2006

It's now war between, well, Israel and, er, terrorist organizations in Syria and Lebanon. I suppose that the idea of war between nation-states is all but a thing of the past - afterall, who pits ship against ship, plane against plane, and soldier against soldier anymore? The war on terror has been more about stomping cockroaches than destroying the other guy's army. In a way, we have the modern (liberal) media to blame - wailing over every 'civilian' death, and calling out for peace at every turn.

To be sure, peace is a great thing, but even as Americans we haven' t seen a lot of what could be called true peace. A terrorist organization has members without a political structure, the geographical boundaries of a nation-state, or even uniforms. They target civilian populations, because of the fact that if you set your sights on military targets you quickly learn that they can shoot back.

For years we've been making nice to Arafat and a slew of other terrorist-supporting organizations, with nothing more than wishful thinking that they'll think hey, all this killing is a bad thing, we should stop. This is a game that's been played for over 40 years, and I think I speak for a lot of people who are sick and tired of just hoping the terrorist problem goes away.

Israel's already been doing everything they can to avoid war and try to establish peace. The liberal elite says those poor people just want land, so Israel gives them land. They've tried to help Palestine become a reality. It's annoying to hear about how Arabs want to push the Jews into the sea. So when some terrorist goons kidnap some Israel soldiers, and Israel says, okay, that's enough, and starts shooting, I can only tell Israel, hey, go for it.

I think that terrorists should be hit back, and hit very hard. There are rules, even in warfare. Civilized nations try to follow the rules. Terrorists don't. And if Lebanon and Syria don't want to clean house, then they shouldn't complain when Israel does it for them.

Thursday, July 13, 2006