We can go back nigh on 3000 years to debate the rights and wrongs of the current middle east crisis. Those who quote alleged wrongs from biblical times would not be impressed to find their patch of, say, coastal Sussex, handed back to a foreign power on such grounds, so let us forget that avenue; we shall start anew with the situation this year.
We in the UK have allegedly to accept that suicide bombers will enliven our Saturday shopping âexperienceâ as a direct consequence of having been party to unleashing several tons of high octane ordinance on Iraq. Hamas equally must accept that if you poke a neighbouring sovereign state daily with rockets, home-made or otherwise, then that state is liable to retaliate. Israel is equipped with the most sophisticated modern military hardware. What did Hamas expect? A few home-made rockets in return? Of course not, they knew exactly the response they would get â it ill behoves them to make humanitarian and political capital out of their actions as innocent victims.
Hamas is an extremist Islamic organisation supported by Syria and Iran, it is linked with Hezbollah which is currently trying to take control of Lebanon. Russian and China are no strangers at their dinner table.
Hamas is the elected government in Palestine. Governing is what governments are supposed to do. Governing in the interests of their people â not in the interests of foreign powers.
Israel is in the front line, and we should be supporting them â not because they are Jewish, not because we are of the faith ourselves, not through blind obedience to any faith, but out of self interest â for if they do not hold the line, this creeping islamofascism will be on our doorstep and we will have to hold the line. Gaza this week, Helmund province this month, coming to a town near you very shortly after.
We are invited by the cringeworthy BBC to see Israelâs actions as those of the bully boy â in truth it is Israel who is standing up to the bully boys.
We are invited by assorted left wing âluvviesâ to condemn Israelâs response – they adopt the Muslim insult and throw shoes in Downing Street â will they adopt the burkha and take their daughters out of school when the Caliphate takes over Hampstead?