You know as the 10th doctor era winds down I’ve been thinking of the Character. I can’t help but see a parallel in current events.

Over and over we see the doctor knowing what has to be done. He sees and knows what war is. He has fought a desperate war for survival of his race. He despises war and despises himself for having to fight it in the past.

He teaches the same to his daughter

And in the end it kills her (apparently) but even after his child dies in front of his eyes he still won’t kill in cold blood:

Even the most heartless and warlike are given a Chance. The Daleks only wish to exterminate and rule over those who are different, due to their own superiority. They are given a chance in Daleks in Manhattan & Evolution of the Daleks.

The Sontarans who use those who serve them but only worship war and consider it glorious to kill and be killed. They are given a chance in The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky.

Even the Cybermen who are determined to convert all to their “superior” ways abandoning feeling and emotion but not beyond falsehood. They are given a chance in the latest episode The Next Doctor.

In each case the Doctor hesitates, he doesn’t want to strike and destroy, he even restrains himself when one he likes are killed but when his help is refused he strikes putting the responsibility where it belongs on those who refuse to stop killing and live in peace.

Some other examples here

In all those cases even after many deaths the Doctor give a chance, but when that chance is refused he strikes knowing what will happen. And each time he does it kills a part of him.

Gee who does that remind you of?

“We’re not saints, we’re just doing our jobs. It’s not easy, I admit. And it gets hard when they cheer when the bodies are brought in.” I looked at her. What did you say? She sighed. “Yes, it gets hard when they cheer.” This was one of the times during my trip when I held up my hands and said, “Stop. Wait.” I turned and walked away to breathe deeply for a minute. I wonder if they’ve restocked that mini-bar. Yeah, probably. It’s a good hotel.

I didn’t meet one Jew the whole trip who didn’t think there would be peace, not one. “We can work it out. We have to. They’re not going anywhere. Neither are we.”

Of course, it gets hard when they cheer.

I guess it does.

Yup that’s it.

For the 2nd time Israellycool is liveblogging a war.

If you want a comprehensive update from our last post this is the place for it.

The most ridiculous statement is not from the left or even the Ron Paul forums from which I don’t expect better but comes from Pajamas media. Not from the article which is fine but from the title:

Israel Furiously Attacks Gaza — And Braces for Reprisal (emphasis mine)

Braces for reprisal? Braces for reprisal? As opposed to what?

The Arabs sent 300 rockets at them this week and thousands during the “ceasefire”. They have been under constant attack. They are already braced, and what is coming isn’t “reprisal” it’s the same violent attacks that those Palestinian bastards (yes I said bastards) have been launching against these guys for years.

Calling Arab attacks “reprisals” is a sin against language. What have the previous days, weeks months, years and decades of attacks these Palestinians be in reprisal for? The Jewish sin of breathing?

The only reason why these Palestinians are still alive is the fact that they are fighting Israel. Any other country would have destroyed them decades ago and not batted an eyelash.

I have never understood the irrational hatred of the Jews that exists.

Yesterday Israellycool was very frustrated as Israel after promising retaliation for the more than 200 rockets that have hit it over the past week responded with trucks of fuel and medicine.

Well the Captain reports that the other shoe has finally dropped:

After taking more that 200 missile attacks in the past week, the IDF attacked every known Hamas security station in Gaza today, killing hundreds and wounding hundreds more. Gazans pledged resistance to any ground invasion, but Israel has not yet indicated when — or if — one will come

If our Aussie born friend is right however it might be a day late:

Most Hamas gunmen in Gaza have gone into hiding on Wednesday for fear of a harsh Israeli response to the heavy rocket and mortar barrages emanating from the Strip, Ynet has learned.

All exposed Hamas structures, including police stations and government buildings, have been abandoned.

All of this really stinks but let me say it bluntly. If their positions were reversed then Gaza would be Judenrein. In fact it already is.

On Morning Joe today there were showing some old clips, one had Brian Williams talking about how the country needs the mainstream media for information and what we would do without them for information.

It’s a good thing too otherwise I would have missed this news:

Palestinians misfire rocket, two Gaza girls killed after Qassam hits home in northern Strip; earlier Friday, Palestinian man wounded by misfired rocket taken for treatment in Israeli hospital

Oh wait I didn’t see it on any mainstream media page I saw it at Meryl Yourish’s blog.

Commenting on the the fact that Israel is treating the Palestinians who were wounded by rockets meant for Jews she bottom lines the reason why I refer to one side as barbarians and one side not:

That’s the difference between us and them. And it’s the difference that never gets highlighted by the news agencies.

It also explains why with the media it is always verify before trust.