Op-Ed: Israeli War Ethics
Irwin GraulichIrwin N. Graulich is a well known Jewish motivational speaker on Judaism,...
It is so easy for the Errin Burnett's and Geraldo Rivera's of the media, to sit in their comfortable studios and criticize a Jewish army that is fighting a terrorist state, which purposely tries to kill civilians and wipe Israel off the map.
Today Gaza is filled with dead bodies, injured children and tears, all of which generate immense compassion from a gullible world that seems to have lost its moral compass. All the nice people who watch TV, check their computers or read newspapers have been fooled once again.
Why weren't these so called "innocent civilians" in Gaza crying to Hamas terrorists, when they took aid money over the past 8 years and built terrorist tunnels instead of hospitals, when they placed rocket launchers into mosques, schools and houses, instead of helping their fellow citizens? The Palestinians cheered when missiles hit homes in Israel, and now they want you to cry with them, and even help them when Israel responds.
Would Hammond have said that he was concerned about "innocent civilians" during the Allied bombings over Germany during WWII? Churchill would have put Hammond in jail for such a treasonous statement. Would the French foreign minister have criticized a blockade at German ports by the Allies during WWII, as he has done about Israel's blockade of Gaza? Those two government officials have the audacity to tell Israel precisely those things and wag their immoral fingers at the most decent fighting army in the history of the world. The purpose of this war against true evil, is to make sure that Hamas and its partners never rear their ugly heads again.
War is disgusting, especially if you are among the minority of good guys in a country filled with evil. However, if a majority of your relatives, neighbors and friends elect truly evil, dictatorial leaders to govern your country with their morally reprehensible values, you and your children become responsible for their actions. Is that fair? Of course not, but life is not fair.
Does that mean targetting civilian populations? Of course not. Israel has never done that, and every reporter knows that for a fact, although they will not allow their non judgmental, liberal brainwashing to admit that truth. But if the evil side places themselves or their weaponry in civilian population centers, sometimes there is no choice. That is precisely the case with the present Israeli-Gaza conflict.
Look at the demonstrations--every single pro-Israel demonstration has been peaceful, with songs being sung for peace and for the most part, posters seeking peace. Now look at the pro Palestinian demonstrations which are filled with hatred, violence, curse words, accusations of Nazi-like behavior against Israel, looting, fighting, overturned police cars, destruction of property, rock throwing and the worst threats imaginable including "Hitler was right" and "Jews to the gas chambers."
The evildoers try to hide behind the words "proportional response," "innocent civilians," "collective punishment," "war crimes," "Geneva Convention" and differences in casualty figures.
Arabs lead these demonstrations throughout the world because Israel has totally embarrassed their macho armies in every single war and in the development of Israeli society. Being shamed is worse than death for a Muslim Arab--and Israel has taken that embarrassment to a totally new level. These violent demonstrations are the only way that Arabs can show any power, because every war against the "weak, pathetic" Jews has been a disaster for Israel's enemies. But why have so many other non-Arabs and non Muslims joined in with these anti-Semitic demonstrations?
First of all, the left is always sympathetic to the weaker party, even if that participant is the bad guy. In addition, except for the United States, Canada and a few other countries, the world is only compassionate to Jews "after" they are murdered or gassed. Much of the world to this day feels guilty for allowing The Holocaust to occur on the watch of their countries, their parents or grandparents. So how does this 21st century generation relieve their historic guilt for allowing the shooting, gassing, torture and burning of 6 million Jews, of which 1.5 million were babies?
That is what is going on worldwide today, and is the reason for the massive hatred of Israel, the BDS movement, the Apartheid and Nazi labels, the ban on Israeli professors, the shouting down of pro Israeli speaker - all of the propaganda. One of the most decent democracies in world history is being called the absolute worst country. Therapy for the Jew hater.
Let's be clear--Israel left Gaza in 2005, and there is not one Jew living in the entire Gaza Strip. The Palestinians in Gaza have received over $2 billion dollars in aid since 2005 and have not built a single hospital or school. However, they have a $2 billion dollar tunnel complex, and it is not for a subway system. The Palestinians in Gaza freely elected this Hamas government who spent all its time and money planning to destroy Israel and kill Jews - a big, big mistake.
Learn a final lesson here--if you try to kill Jews today, you and your families will die. If you don't want dead babies, do not attack population centers in Israel. It is really that simple. We are no longer "dhimmis" whom you can abuse.
And for the rest of the world--do not fall for the Gaza terrorist lies about "innocent civilians." How come there were no innocent civilians in Nazi Germany or Hiroshima. That is how war works. The evildoers try to hide behind the words "proportional response," "innocent civilians," "collective punishment," "war crimes," "Geneva Convention" and differences in casualty figures.
Whoever brings up these concepts, especially the media, has become a partner with evil. War is ugly and there is no such thing as a proportional response. Evil terrorist organizations and despicable countries attempt to use these words to make the great democracies of the world feel guilty. There is only one purpose to war--to win. And we better hope that the good guys keep winning.
May the decent nations of the world always use non proportional responses and bring on massive destruction to evil nations, in order to win the battle for goodness on behalf of God and the good people of this world.