I got in early this morning and woke up late today so this is behind the times.
Of course if you really want to get most of the news as always you can keep an eye on Israellycool since they are as on top of it as you can get.
Well Hamas continues the great Arab tradition of saying on this in English and another thing in Arabic:
It is also the exact antithesis of how Hamas sounds on the Arabic website. In Arabic, death is glorified; in English, it is tragic. In Arabic, martyrdom is the highest achievement; in English it is barely mentioned.
Hasn’t it struck people as odd over the years that the protests from Gaza et/al over the years always have more signs in English than Arabic? It’s almost as if their photos are staged!
Meanwhile Michael Ledeen states that the war has to be won in Iran not Gaza:
They, and those who think the same applies to the Iranians, forget that our enemies want us dead or dominated, they don’t want a world at peace in which they will have to deal with real problems of governance. They are waging jihad, not diplomacy.
It follows from this that you cannot “solve” Gaza by fighting in Gaza alone, you have to win the terror war. And to do that, you must accomplish regime change, just as Netanyahu said. But the crucial regime change must be accomplished in Iran. Whatever Israel accomplishes in Gaza (and the same holds for our battles in Iraq and Afghanistan), it is only a matter of time before the mullahs reorganize, rearm, and return to battle. And the next battle may involve nuclear weapons.
Boy that sounds familiar.
Cynthia McKinney has apparently found a new source for a paycheck. Pimping for Hamas. The Captain comments:
I think McKinney would have been shocked to reach Gaza’s shore. The whole blockade-running attempt was a cheap political stunt intended to get attention.
I actually think this is what she does for a living, an awful lot of money seems to fund “protesters”. And as Michelle reminds us she was bought and paid for long ago.
In fact so was George Galloway.
Jeff Goldberg reports the position of the president elect:
If someone was sending rockets on my house where my daughters were sleeping at night, I would do everything to stop it, and I would expect Israelis to do the same thing.
These aren’t my words — they’re Barack Obama’s.
Of course they are old words as comments from the invisible man are fleeting these days as the Daily Mail notes:
Barack Obama remained silent over the violence in Gaza as Israel today threatened to continue its attacks for weeks.
Instead, the president-elect is continuing his 12-day Christmas holiday in Hawaii and was seen enjoying a round of golf.
Gateway Pundit reports the Arabs are playing the Nazi Card:
The reaction to Operation Cast Lead by the pro-Hamas radicals and Leftists has been predictably foul and bizarre.
They are even equating the Israeli acts of self defense to the holocaust.
They should take it as a complement after all Arabs communities are one place where Mein Kampf still sells.
Egypt is worried about Hizbullah reaction:
Turkey and Egypt plan to warn Israel that if a ground operation is launched in the Gaza Strip, Hizbullah might open another front in south Lebanon, Turkish sources told al-Hayat newspaper.
The article suggests that Nasrallah will settle for protests but I maintain that the decision will be made in Iran not in Lebanon.
Will Israel go in with ground troops? Will Lebanon? When will all of this be finished? Only time will tell.