the war that israel wages against hamas, and against the citizenry that elected and supports it, is terrible.
to which i say, good on israel.
it is the war israel should have waged against gaza many wars ago.
it is a war that hamas goaded israel into, confident that israel would not wage it so furiously, so resolutely, so implacably. the hamas "leadership" (of thugs) miscalculated very seriously, and now the population suffers. what they suffer is "war," precisely what israel has been reluctant to wage against gaza in the past. and, precisely what hamas did not think israel stern enough to wage.
there is no doubt but that it is horrible.--
update, 07.30.2014, gaza powerplant. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/29/israel-hits-symbols-of-hamas-rule-128-killed/ . the post also says that 128 killed in overnight attacks. this is war. end update.
but, it is necessary.
i hope that israel continues to wage this war, as ghastly as it is, until it has eradicated hamas. right down to the last twit. i hope that iran, syria and hezbollah are watching. it is the war that israel should have waged long ago, against each and every foe that attacks her.
will islam learn? will hamas learn? i doubt it. they will test israel again, to their dismay, such that the funeral dirges wail, and the lamentations echo to the very corners of the land.
they had best not test israel again. in the past war has been without cost for the likes of hamas, abbas and hezbollah, and has been limited to the temporary loss of hardware soon to be replaced by those nations & organizations which enable arab terrorism. (yes, this means russia and iran, and the united nations, who exploit the palestinian birth rate & canon fodder to wage proxy conflict.) this was because israel has been reluctant to inflict the extent of casualty that true war involves. apparently this reluctance is a thing of the past, and this war and future wars are not to be limited by humanitarian concerns, and by attention paid to the caterwauling of the west.
this "reluctance" to do what had to be done, is the chief "casualty" of this war, and islam, hamas, abbas and hezbollah had best heed its death.
for israel has learned what she must do when goaded to war, and how to wage it. just as she must, if she is to survive.
john jay @ 07.