Andrew BoltÂ â€“ Wednesday, January 28, 09 (10:06 am)
If Hamas is really the peace-loving victim of Israel’s “disproportionate” violence, as the Left loudly claims, why does it want to keep fighting?
ISRAEL carried out an air strike on the Gaza Strip overnight afterÂ Palestinian militants killed a soldier in a bomb attack, as the fragile ceasefire between the two sides stood on the brink of collapse.
It strikes me that the Hamas benefits from the same Pavlovian response of the Left that so many Islamist terrorists, especially in Iraq, have found so useful. The Left says nothing when these extremists kill Jews or Americans or even other Muslims, but it then savagely attacks the inevitable attempts of Israel or the US to defend their citizens and friends.
Which is why Hamas will keep killing.
* More News from Australia:
from Shadow Lands
A well-placed Bangladeshi friend ofÂ The ShadowLands, who wishes to remain anonymous, emails to sayÂ Maqsood Alshams’story is worth closer examination:Â
“He claimsÂ that he was forced to leave the country in mid 1995 when he was working for a news service patronised by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and also working as the party’s adviser. He says he was forced to leave the country due to the threats of the opponent political terrorists and armed attacks on him. HoweverÂ his party was running the governmentÂ from 1991-1996 with an almost two thirds majority.
I wonder why his party (the incumbent government) could not save him or give him protection? And with his press credentials he could not make an uproar in the local media? The then opposition Awami League got majority to form a government in an election in 1996 and was in office until 2001, which probably made his case stronger. BNP was re-elected in October 2001 with two third majority and governed till 2006.”