Piers Akerman serves a hard-hitting piece of truth in The Telegraph.
” …if the Left wants the terrorists to smash Israel, and that is the clear message from the Greens and Labor MPs who attend rallies where the flags of Hezbollah, Hamas and the jihadists fly, there will be no holding back terrorism around the world.”Â …See More
THE real message coming from the Gazan conflict is give war a chance. That’s right. All peace-loving people should be demonstrating in the streets and singing, “All we are saying, is give war a chance”.
Here is the Newsmax story on Robert Spencer’s appearance on Newsmax TV discussing the jihad against Israel. And in case you missed it, the video is above.
“Jihad Watch’s Spencer: Obama Has Sided With Palestinians,” by Sean Piccoli,Â Newsmax, July 29, 2014:
THE real message coming from the Gazan conflict is give war a chance. That’s right. All peace-loving people should be demonstrating in the streets and singing, “All we are saying, is give war a chance”. (Piers Akerman)
If, as the Left says, the Palestinians want peace, then let Israel smash the terrorist group Hamas, which runs Gaza and uses Palestinian children as human shields. Get the terrorists out of the hospitals, get their rockets out of the schools (a third stockpile was found in a UN school earlier this week), get them out of their rat-run tunnels and away from the civilian population.
On the other hand, if the Left wants the terrorists to smash Israel, and that is the clear message from the Greens and Labor MPs who attend rallies where the flags of Hezbollah, Hamas and the jihadists fly, there will be no holding back terrorism around the world.
Strip away the Al Jazeera propaganda that the ABC broadcasts and Fairfax media supports in its commentaries by erratic penny-a-line scribblers like Mike Carlton, and there is no other way to view the conflict. There is no moral equivalency argument to be had. Loss of civilian life is of course abhorrent. But in this conflict there is only one side which is going to great lengths in its attempt to avoid killing civilians. No, not Hamas, which enjoys the support of the anti-Israeli rallies staged by so-called peace groups and some deluded Christian churches here and elsewhere in the West, but Israel.
It is the Israelis who broadcast warnings, who shower potential targets with leaflets urging civilians to flee urgently, who even fire a so-called “warning knock” to alert householders to an impending attack.
It is Hamas which violates international laws of war by hiding its weapons and its fighters in hospitals, schools and homes and uses tunnels to infiltrate assassins into civilian areas to kidnap, torture and murder non-combatants. Nor is there any argument about proportionality. Hamas needs the Palestinian mortality rate to soar because it hopes to sway international opinion against Israel, it encourages civilians to remain in areas targeted by the Israelis and not seek shelter.
Israel has invested in an effective anti-missile defence system called Iron Dome, which has successfully protected its citizens from being killed.
This war, argues Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi, whose book Like Dreamers explores the different lives and politics of seven Israeli paratroopers who fought together in the 1967 Six-Day War, needs a definitive end.
The only way for peace in Gaza is for Israel to win a clear victory, not another no-win, no-lose settlement that gives succour to terrorism. Halevi, who is visiting Australia, is adamant the last thing the Israelis want is to occupy Gaza, but says they would like to send Hamas and its sponsors packing â€” an outcome that should be desired by every peace-loving person.
Terrorism is the enemy, not the Palestinians. Defeating terrorism in Gaza would be a severe setback to the Islamist extremists who are at war with each other in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and elsewhere.
According to the idiotic logic of ABC Q & A guests, Hamas’s terrorist acts against Israel are justified because Israel has laid siege to Gaza. Halevi says the chronology defies that claim. He says Israel didn’t impose a siege on Gaza after its withdrawal from the region in 2005. Israel imposed the siege only after rockets started raining indiscriminately on its population after Hamas violently expelled the Palestinian Authority from Gaza in 2007.
To lift the siege now would permit rogue states like Iran and North Korea to send an unlimited supply of rockets to the terrorists.
Writing in the Washington Post last Thursday, Michael Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to the US, said there is a cycle of violence, a pattern which emerged during previous rounds of fighting between Israelis and terrorist strongholds. In Lebanon in 2006 and in Gaza in 2008 and again in 2012.
He said: “Allowed to fight for several weeks, at most, Israel was eventually condemned and hamstrung by ceasefires. The terrorists, by contrast, could emerge from hideouts and begin to replenish and enhance their stockpiles. That is precisely the pattern established in the second Lebanon War and repeated in Operations Cast Lead and Pillar of Defense in Gaza. Hezbollah and Hamas sustained losses but, rescued and immunised by international diplomacy, they remained in power and became more powerful still. Israel, on the other hand, was forced to defend its right to defend itself. Jihadist organisations no different from the Islamic State and al-Qaeda gained regional legitimacy, while Israel lost it in the world.”
It would be easy to say Australia hasn’t got a dog in this fight and we should just sing kumbaya and think happy thoughts, but that would be to ignore the spots of cancer which are already active in our society.
The cesspits which spawned notorious Sydney jihadists Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar â€” who have posted boasts of beheading “infidels” and horrific pictures of themselves with severed heads â€” who warn of launching their jihad within Australia.
Marking the end of Ramadan this week, Labor MP Tony Burke, whose electorate of Watson has a large Muslim population, said: “There is a limit to what we can do as a nation, but we can speak the truth and we must speak the truth about Palestine.”
Yet, when one community leader Vic Alhadeff did speak the truth about Hamas â€” and the authenticity of his claims about the terrorists have not been disputed â€” the NSW government buckled to Muslim community pressure and accepted his resignation as chairman of the Community Relations Board in an act of supreme moral cowardice.
Those who objected to Alhadeff’s factual remarks have given support to Hamas, whether they like it or not. They have given succour to an organisation in a league with the murderous Islamic State, Boko Haram, al-Qaeda and every other pathologically homicidal terrorist group in the world.
If Premier Mike Baird cannot distinguish between those who want to kill all the Jews in the world and convert all the Christians to Islam at the point of a sword and the only liberal democracy in the Middle East, he should check his Christian credentials.
Hamas’s stated goal is eradicating Israel, which is the West’s sole bulwark against terror in the region.
Australia and every civilised nation has a vital interest in this struggle, just as we had interests in the struggles against totalitarianism in WWI, WWII and the Cold War. To think otherwise is to begin the slide into the abyss of moral corruption inhabited by supporters of international terrorism.