Obama’ll Fix It Israel Strikes back

by Datechguy | November 16th, 2012

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Obama'll Fix It Israel Strikes back

One of the nice things about elec­tions is they bring clar­ity, now that it’s clear that US pol­icy is to be run by Barack Obama rather than Mitt Rom­ney for the next four years appar­ently Israel decided it was time to take off the gloves:

After suf­fer­ing through hun­dreds of rocket attacks com­ing from Gaza (more than 700 have struck Israel since the begin­ning of the year, and more than 120 since Sat­ur­day) ear­lier today IDF directed a pre­ci­sion attack on Ahmed Jabri, the head of Hamas’ mil­i­tary wing in the Gaza Strip.

Let’s go to the tape

I don’t tend to cheer these things as war is a bad busi­ness but I’m taken aback at some of the out­rage here that was not. After all it’s not as if Hamas has hid­den for a sin­gle moment of its exis­tence that the destruc­tion of Israel is its goal.

What’s really inter­est­ing is I don’t recall a sin­gle story about the rock­ets hit­ting Israel this week until Israel hit back, as Melanie Phillips put it.

Rocket attacks on Israelis are not news; Israeli mil­i­tary action to defend Israel against such attacks is. Sud­denly, media indif­fer­ence has been trans­formed into media hyper­ac­tiv­ity. And in the eyes of the British media and for­eign office Israel is at fault; astound­ingly, it is appar­ently Israel which is respon­si­ble for inflam­ing the sit­u­a­tion, not the Pales­tini­ans. Never mind the 120 rock­ets in four days or the 50 fur­ther rock­ets this evening, includ­ing 17 Grads fired at the city of Beer­sheva; or that since the begin­ning of 2011, 1,100 rocket have been fired on Israeli tar­gets, 797 since the begin­ning of this year; or that a stag­ger­ing 5274 rock­ets have been fired from Gaza at south­ern Israel since 2006

Of course Eng­land also has a large Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion that it doesn’t want to police so it has objected, with one notable excep­tion:

British For­eign Sec­re­tary William Hague on Thurs­day denounced the bar­rage of rock­ets fired by Pales­tin­ian ter­ror fac­tions into Israel, say­ing “I utterly con­demn rocket attacks from Gaza into south­ern Israel by Hamas and other armed groups.”

Hamas bears prin­ci­pal respon­si­bil­ity for the cur­rent cri­sis,” Hague con­tin­ued, adding that the rocket fire “cre­ates an intol­er­a­ble sit­u­a­tion for Israeli civil­ians in south­ern Israel, who have the right to live with­out fear of attack from Gaza.”

And Israel may be doing less dam­age than peo­ple think:

Ed Mor­ris­sey tells us Egypt is a tad wor­ried:

Egypt­ian intel­li­gence report­edly tried to nego­ti­ate a cease­fire between the two sides a few days ago, after Hamas started fir­ing rock­ets. Whether that was win­dow dress­ing to dis­guise the fact that Hamas is coor­di­nat­ing with the Broth­er­hood on this or a gen­uine sign that Morsi et al. don’t want Hamas feel­ing too frisky just because their friends are in charge in Egypt now, who knows.

That’s inter­est­ing but I think it’s also a clue to why Israel decided to play twisted sis­ter today.

I think it was to push the Arab world that might feel embold­ened by the Pres­i­dent re-​election. I think this idea is to demon­strate his weakness.

Barack Obama is a lot of talk but it’s too soon to the elec­tion for him to reveal all his promised the Jew­ish Com­mu­nity aloud is BS. By tak­ing care of busi­ness now Israel pre­empts him in the future and dis­cred­its him among his Arab allies who won’t soon for­get what side he put him­self on.

Two birds with one stone.

Addi­tion­ally it check­mates Egypt and the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, they have to either act before they are ready by sev­eral years (and have their Mil­i­tary destroyed) or sit back and do noth­ing and be shown as feck­less to the rad­i­cal Islamists who back them.

Make that three stones.

But all of this comes at a risk, a regional war, cou­pled with a strike on Iran per­haps, and maybe Turkey tak­ing advan­tage to go after Syria osten­si­bly to stop the slaugh­ter but per­haps the first step in their return to the Mid­dle East proper as an actual regional power.

But what am I talk­ing about, yeah things look bad but we’ve got the bestest most pro-​Israel pres­i­dent that the US has ever had to take care of us. The Media said so. There’s noth­ing to worry about. Obama’ll fix it…

…just like he did for the vic­tims of Hur­ri­cane Sandy

One of the nice things about elections is they bring clarity, now that it’s clear that US policy is to be run by Barack Obama rather than Mitt Romney for the next four years apparently Israel decided it was time to take off the gloves:

After suffering through hundreds of rocket attacks coming from Gaza (more than 700 have struck Israel since the beginning of the year, and more than 120 since Saturday) earlier today IDF directed a precision attack on Ahmed Jabri, the head of Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip.

Let’s go to the tape

I don’t tend to cheer these things as war is a bad business but I’m taken aback at some of the outrage here that was not. After all it’s not as if Hamas has hidden for a single moment of its existence that the destruction of Israel is its goal.

What’s really interesting is I don’t recall a single story about the rockets hitting Israel this week until Israel hit back, as Melanie Phillips put it.

Rocket attacks on Israelis are not news; Israeli military action to defend Israel against such attacks is. Suddenly, media indifference has been transformed into media hyperactivity. And in the eyes of the British media and foreign office Israel is at fault; astoundingly, it is apparently Israel which is responsible for inflaming the situation, not the Palestinians. Never mind the 120 rockets in four days or the 50 further rockets this evening, including 17 Grads fired at the city of Beersheva; or that since the beginning of 2011, 1,100 rocket have been fired on Israeli targets, 797 since the beginning of this year; or that a staggering 5274 rockets have been fired from Gaza at southern Israel since 2006

Of course England also has a large Muslim population that it doesn’t want to police so it has objected, with one notable exception:

British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Thursday denounced the barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian terror factions into Israel, saying “I utterly condemn rocket attacks from Gaza into southern Israel by Hamas and other armed groups.”

“Hamas bears principal responsibility for the current crisis,” Hague continued, adding that the rocket fire “creates an intolerable situation for Israeli civilians in southern Israel, who have the right to live without fear of attack from Gaza.”

And Israel may be doing less damage than people think:

Ed Morrissey tells us Egypt is a tad worried:

Egyptian intelligence reportedly tried to negotiate a ceasefire between the two sides a few days ago, after Hamas started firing rockets. Whether that was window dressing to disguise the fact that Hamas is coordinating with the Brotherhood on this or a genuine sign that Morsi et al. don’t want Hamas feeling too frisky just because their friends are in charge in Egypt now, who knows.

That’s interesting but I think it’s also a clue to why Israel decided to play twisted sister today.

I think it was to push the Arab world that might feel emboldened by the President re-election. I think this idea is to demonstrate his weakness.

Barack Obama is a lot of talk but it’s too soon to the election for him to reveal all his promised the Jewish Community aloud is BS. By taking care of business now Israel preempts him in the future and discredits him among his Arab allies who won’t soon forget what side he put himself on.

Two birds with one stone.

Additionally it checkmates Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood, they have to either act before they are ready by several years (and have their Military destroyed) or sit back and do nothing and be shown as feckless to the radical Islamists who back them.

Make that three stones.

But all of this comes at a risk, a regional war, coupled with a strike on Iran perhaps, and maybe Turkey taking advantage to go after Syria ostensibly to stop the slaughter but perhaps the first step in their return to the Middle East proper as an actual regional power.

But what am I talking about, yeah things look bad but we’ve got the bestest most pro-Israel president that the US has ever had to take care of us. The Media said so. There’s nothing to worry about. Obama’ll fix it…

…just like he did for the victims of Hurricane Sandy

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