This is why I continue receiving the Dead Tree Edition™ of The Tampa Tribune. I may not always agree with them, but the editorial board does, by and large, have eleventeen gajillion times more Clue™ than their bigger rivals among the LameStream Midiots™.

The title of the editorial is, in and of itself, something you’d never see in the NYSlimes, New Pravda West (aka St. Pete Slimes) or the Washington ComPost.

Restraint Needed In Middle East, But Don’t Single Out Israel

Click the “Read more… button below and check out the beautiful ClueClubbing™ that is adminstered to the anti-Semitic Terrorist Apologists & Enablers™ *spit* Useless Nutlicks™ *spit* and their brethren on the Left.

(Note: All emphasis mine.—B.)
(Amendment to note: Nevermind. It’s ALL that damned good.—B.)

F.E.T.E.

An escalating series of attacks and reprisals between Israel and its stateless attackers have led to a level of destruction that must be called war.

The provocative attacks on Israel that sparked the military operations were financed by Syria and Iran. The guerrillas who have been firing rockets into Israeli towns from Lebanon and Palestine represent no nation. The only description that fits them is terrorists.

Many nations are demanding that Israel act with more restraint, but no critic offers a way to deter the guerillas whose open goal is the destruction of Israel.

The United States was justified in its veto of a draft resolution in the United Nations that would have told Israel to stop its “disproportionate use of force” in the Gaza strip. The resolution ignored the terrorism that provoked the military response.

Israel is angry and frustrated. Its concessions have all backfired. As soon as Israel withdrew from Gaza and returned control to Palestinians, militants used it as a launching area for rockets. When Israel responded with artillery fire, hostilities only increased.

The kidnapping of an Israeli soldier was the breaking point. Israel invaded Gaza to find the soldier. Israeli missiles probably paid for by U.S. taxpayers blew up a Gaza power plant also paid for in part by U.S. taxpayers.

Hezbollah fighters operating out of south Lebanon, on territory Israel relinquished under international pressure, shot larger rockets at Israeli towns and kidnapped two more soldiers.

Israel responded by blockading Lebanon to stop the resupply of rockets. It invaded to find its soldiers. It bombed the runways at the Beirut airport and warned that “nothing is safe” in the whole country. Lebanon, which has never tried to rein in Hezbollah, called for a ceasefire. That does not appear to be what Hezbollah or Iran wants.

The White House correctly calls the Hezbollah aggression an “unprovoked act of terrorism.” That’s what the U.N. should call it.

How this fighting fits into the broader war on terror is increasingly clear. Iran cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons, which it might give its suicidal surrogates in Lebanon.

Russia, which has some influence over Syria and Iran, has been of no help. Moscow says that “all forms of terrorism are completely unacceptable,” but it has been happy to accept whatever punishment terrorists inflict on Israel.

France is outraged at Israel. It calls the attack on Lebanon a “disproportional act of war.” Israelis who never know when a rocket from Palestine or Lebanon will kill them in their homes won’t feel better if a similar, proportional fear is instilled in their innocent civilian counterparts across the border. They want the attacks to stop.

President Bush is right to remind the world that Israel has a right to defend itself.

If more nations saw it that way, Lebanon might decide to police its Hezbollah outlaws, Palestine might discourage its Hamas fighters, and Iran might stop trying to incite a regional war.

F.E.T.E. Redux

36 Responses to “Some Get It™
  1. sig94 Comment by sig94 UNITED STATES

    They’re all wound up so let ‘em go.

    Let Israel Kick Ass!

    I remember as a senior in high school when Israel knocked the crap out of Egypt, Jordan and Syria during the 1967 Six Day War. We were cheering the Israelis on like they were the home team. It’s sad how that has changed somewhat in this country.

    But in my book they’re still the home team.

  2. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Sig94 (#1) notes: “They’re all wound up so let ‘em go“…

    Wound up?!?! Yes sir and with damn good reason too…

    Rockets bombard Nahariya and Safed

    angry Israeli
    A man reacts holding the remains of a Katyusha rocket, at the scene of a rocket attack by Hizbullah guerillas on the northern Israeli town of Safed, Thursday

  3. bigdicksplace Comment by bigdicksplace UNITED STATES

    “France is outraged”

    Which is pretty much all they’re good for.

  4. MuscleDaddy Comment by MuscleDaddy UNITED STATES

    My only fear is that PM Olmert, being nothing of either a military man nor even a hawk, will be unwilling/unable to prosecute this war as ought to be done, instead dealing in ‘diplomatic’ concepts of “restraint” and “proportion” against an enemy with no working understanding of either.

    Israel has a singular opportunity right now (given today’s overall geopolitical mess):

    The opportunity & means to destroy enemies who have plainly launched unprovoked attacks against their cities in a manner overt enough to be considered nothing less than acts of war (and in the face of Israeli concessions),

    and

    No viable expectation, on the part of anyone else on the world stage, of Israel to ‘rebuild’ those enemies, once destoyed.

    ******

    Imagine - destroying the enemy whose attacks are accompanied by loud & public statements calling for the complete eradication of your people
    …and then not having to provide them with the means to try again later.

    Watch close - it is likely the last time we will see such a thing.

    - MuscleDaddy

  5. rat patrol Comment by rat patrol UNITED STATES

    Way To Go Israel!!! (Don’t stop until you reach the India Border)

    LC RP

  6. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Ehud Barak defends pullout from Lebanon

    Apparently the Israelis have their own, “cut & run Democrats“…

  7. rat patrol Comment by rat patrol UNITED STATES

    Here’s to the “singular opportunity”, in spades:

    http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/aircraft/f-15i/F-15I.html

    F-15, Israeli-style

  8. rat patrol Comment by rat patrol UNITED STATES

    Home Team Advantage:

    http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Israel/

    The Mad Mullahs want them, but the Good Guys apparently already have ‘em… Perhaps a little “sand-to-glass conversion” is in order!

    LC RP

  9. Kristopher Comment by Kristopher UNITED STATES

    Isaerl needs less restraint.

    The Lebanese government is merely Asshat’s puppet. They tolerate Achmed-Dinnerjacket’s puppet because Asshat has ordered them to.

    By all means, remove these puppets before some sane person gets hurt … but one must also correct the puppets owners.

  10. Unregistered Comment by LC + IB Gutshot UNITED STATES

    Of course France is outraged. Their solution to enemy attacks is dropping your weapons and pleading for your lives.

  11. sig94 Comment by sig94 UNITED STATES

    What are the three stages of Fwench provocation and outrage?

    1. Appeasement
    2. Surrender
    3. Colloboration

    I which I could remember who originally came out with this sequence. Brilliant!

  12. Unregistered Comment by eric90230 ISRAEL

    I am a fan of NiceDoggie.com, from Los Angeles, currently visiting Jerusalem, and we are safe and happy. We feel bad for the Israelis hurt by Lebanon, and I feel for the Lebanese being victimized by the terrorists. Many Israelis in towns in the north are spending their nights in bomb shelters. But the terrorists have always hated Israel; it is like living with hemorrhoids, I’d say.

    Remember, Hezbollah is simultaneously a terrorist organization and a Lebanese political party with members in Lebanon’s parliament. It is perfectly legitimate for Israel to punish Lebanon for Hezbollah’s act of war in starting this conflict.

    Shalom.

  13. Unregistered Trackback by Common Folk Using Common Sense UNITED STATES

    Shamalama Calls “Shiznit” On MSM Bias…

    The mainstream media is showing its bias by only reporting their agenda with respect to the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.

    ……

  14. HoundOfDoom Comment by HoundOfDoom UNITED STATES

    Darn, I was just starting to get over France’s silly bleating over Iraq. I can only hate them for so long before starting to pity their pathetic, irrevalant squeaking.

    Thought that their own mooslim, er, youth, oh, hell, ingrate terrorist asshole problem had taght them the truth and the way.

    Sadly, this has not been the case, though I will still enjoy their food and lingerie (on and off my wife) from time to time, as well as fondly remembering the hot French babes that have felt the hot caress of the HoundOfDoom’s TruncheonOfLove.

    Goodbye, France.

    Idiots.

  15. hOOt Gibson Comment by hOOt Gibson UNITED STATES

    Exterminate every stinking one of em’….then take out the fucking surrender frogs in Gay Par’ee…

    hOOt

  16. Unregistered Trackback by Stix Blog UNITED STATES

    Don’t Mess With Israel…

    When are the Palestinians, Hezzbolah, and Hamas going to figure out that Israel is never going ot go away. They are there to stay, and have the best militarty in the Middle East. Every time the Muslims in the area…

  17. Emperor Darth Misha I Comment by Emperor Darth Misha I UNITED STATES

    instead dealing in ‘diplomatic’ concepts of “restraint” and “proportion” against an enemy with no working understanding of either.

    Just like Bush? (See: “Fallujah, murder of American contractors” and “al-Sadr, Muttcatarrh, ‘the bringing to justice of for terrorist attacks on Americans’”). Yes, I’m afraid of that happening too.

    Hopefully Ehud’s middle name isn’t “Coitus Interruptus.”

  18. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte UNITED STATES

    Some may get it, but there are so many who refuse to.

  19. Emperor Darth Misha I Comment by Emperor Darth Misha I UNITED STATES

    I am a fan of NiceDoggie.com, from Los Angeles, currently visiting Jerusalem, and we are safe and happy.

    Shalom, Eric, and I’m extremely glad to hear that you’re safe and sound.

    G-d grant that it stays that way, and may He Bless Eretz Yisroel and her people.

  20. Unregistered Comment by LaVache UNITED STATES

    1. Appeasement
    2. Surrender
    3. Collaboration

    Sig, your typical American simplisme shows only a partial listing of the nuances of French outrage, First come;

    1. Taunting
    2. Whining
    then
    3. Appeasement
    4. Surrender
    5. Collaboration

    For examples of the first two, be sure to observe their reaction to American cyclists eating them up on their own tour.

    Saddle up,’n git’er done, Israel.

  21. sig94 Comment by sig94 UNITED STATES

    LaVache
    s’il vous plaît pardonnez-moi!

    *spit* *spit* *hack*

    I can’t believe I just spoke frog!

  22. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte UNITED STATES

    LaVache
    s’il vous plaît pardonnez-moi!

    That’s ok, most of us can’t.

  23. B.C., Imperial Torturer™ Comment by B.C., Imperial Torturer™ UNITED STATES

    That’s ok, most of us can’t.

    Not quite true, my friend. Most of us don’t want to. :lol:

  24. Unregistered Comment by LC Theresa UNITED STATES

    eric90230

    Please pass on to any and all Israeli’s you are in contact with that this American is praying for their success over the sub-humans who just can’t seem to realize they are outgunned and outclassed. Its all part of the inbred stupidity inherent in their gene pool. May the Israeli Air Force bomb them into the stone age. Be safe and God Bless.

  25. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon UNITED STATES

    No kidding. I have a few friends who have French ancestry, and even THEY aren’t fans of the Fwench. But there’s a difference between the language and the idiots currently using it.

    RH

  26. Kristopher Comment by Kristopher UNITED STATES

    # Comment by sig94

    What are the three stages of Fwench provocation and outrage?

    1. Appeasement
    2. Surrender
    3. Colloboration

    I which I could remember who originally came out with this sequence. Brilliant!

    and

    Sig, your typical American simplisme shows only a partial listing of the nuances of French outrage, First come;

    1. Taunting
    2. Whining
    then
    3. Appeasement
    4. Surrender
    5. Collaboration

    It was a collaberative effort of Linda Sog and myself.

    linda sogs gif

    Linda came up with the first five and had them on her website. I suggested in email that she add the “Collaborate” level … so she did.

  27. Unregistered Comment by C. S. P. Schofield UNITED STATES

    The only reason Israel still has these problems is that in between Arab/Israeli wars the West snivels about the thumping the camel pesterers got the last time. It encourages the swine.

    Left to deal with Israel WITHOUT encouragement from the idiot Left, the Arabs (not the worlds cleverest people, but smarter than a leftwing academic) would have figured out by now that in the list of cosmic stupidities just after “Getting involved in a land war in Asia” comes “picking a fight with the descendants of people tough enough to survive the Death Camps and/or the Gulag.”

  28. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Youssef M. Ibrahim gets it…

    You hold keys, which you drag out for television interviews, to houses that do not exist or are inhabited by Israelis who have no intention of leaving Jaffa, Haifa, Tel Aviv, or West Jerusalem. You shoot old guns at modern Israeli tanks and American-made fighter jets, doing virtually no harm to Israel while bringing the wrath of its mighty army down upon you. You fire ridiculously inept Kassam rockets that cause little destruction and delude yourselves into thinking this is a war of liberation. Your government, your social institutions, your schools, and your economy are all in ruins.…:lol:

  29. Unregistered Comment by LaVache UNITED STATES

    Thanks for bringing back that little jewel, Kris. It wasn’t always that way, of course.

    I chose my nic from an earlier, better time, when the French built mighty fortresses in distant lands. Their great siege engines could hurl plump cattle and heavy wooden rabbits at their foes from a great height; “Run Away!, Run away”

    Nobody runs from the french anymore (except people with highly sensitive olfactory glands)

    It’s just hard to imagine life without them, they did give us Lafayette and the Lady In The Harbor (before they gave us Vietnam and the Ayatolla Khomeni)

    As much as I hate to support the current fwench regime with my hard-earned American dollars, I still harbor an urge to see the City of Light one last time before the lights go out.

    Of course, since we can’t allow their nukes to fall into the hands of the goatfuckers, we may just have to go over there yet again someday. Don’t forget the Hershey bars and nylons, boys, you want to get the most out of their 48 hours of gratitude.

  30. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    As much as I hate to support the current fwench regime with my hard-earned American dollars, I still harbor an urge to see the City of Light one last time before the lights go out

    Save your money Vache…

    Paris trocadero
    Look at this instead…

  31. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte UNITED STATES

    Not quite true, my friend. Most of us don’t want to.

    Ok, most of us don’t want to.

  32. Unregistered Comment by RickJames CANADA

    “France is outraged”

    Is there anything more disgusting than France?

  33. Unregistered Comment by C. S. P. Schofield UNITED STATES

    Is there anything more disgusting than France? Oh HELL yes. The United Nitwits - I mean Nations for a start….

  34. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952 UNITED STATES

    All this and more on Bastille Day…just imagine……

  35. Xystus Comment by Xystus UNITED STATES

    When are the Palestinians, Hezzbolah, and Hamas going to figure out that Israel is never going ot go away.

    I suspect their leaders don’t really want that to happen, because if it did, they might actually have to do something for their people! Getting & keeping power–as among unprincipled politicians everywhere–is the name of the game. So long as they have their preferred enemy at hand, the Slumlords of the Philistines, the G*dfathers of Ho’sBaloney & the Hatemongers of Ham-A$$ can urge their Legions of Dupes™ to attack the Joooooos. Otherwise they’d probably be fighting each other!

  36. B.C., Imperial Torturer™ Comment by B.C., Imperial Torturer™ UNITED STATES

    Otherwise they’d probably be fighting each other!

    Xstus, I’m SHOCKED! SHOCKED, I tell ya’! How DARE you even SUGGEST that the Pieceful Inner Strugglers™ would EVER take up arms against their fellow Pieceful Inner Strugglers™! NEVER have these kite-flying, bunny-hugging Followers of the Pedophile Profit™ so much as lifted a finger in anger against one another!

    Oh, I almost forgot: “Free Mumia!” & “The Joooos Flew The Planes Into The WTC On 9/11!”

    *Takes off AFDB*