Israeli opinion after Qana - MIND BOGGLING
And you thought the massacre was outrageous - you aint seen nothing yet.
To underscore Israel’s defiance of international opinion, Mr Olmert declared last night: “The fighting is continuing . . . There is no ceasefire and there will be no ceasefire in coming days.”Not to be out-done by their madman-in-chief, the Israeli public chimes in with their own fetid quotes. . .
He added: “We will pursue Hezbollah at any place and at any time and we will not permit it to regain its capacities . . . We are paying a high and sad price in [Lebanese] human lives, in destruction [but] we will not renounce our right to live normally without the threat of terrorism.”
Mr Olmert’s defiance is rooted in ROCK-SOLID domestic support. Polls show 80-95 per cent support for continued strikes, with no evidence that the Qana killings or last week’s bombing of a UN observer post caused a flicker of the needle.
“The Israel Defence Forces is the most moral army in the world”Let's see. I seem to recall our own personal madman declaring that "Terrorists" are people "who will blow up innocent people in order to achieve tactical objectives." It seems fairly obvious that Israel is a terrorist state like no other.--Eli Yishai, Trade and Industry Minister* * *“We Won't Fold”--Ma’ariv newspaper* * *
“We are not hesitating, apologising or relenting. If the rocket fire at Israel continues from Qana, we will continue to bomb Qana. Today, tomorrow, the day after that. HERE, THERE and EVERYWHERE. The children of Qana could be sleeping peacefully in their homes now, if the messengers of Satan had not taken over their land and turned our children’s lives into hell”--Ben Caspit, Ma’ariv* * *
“Every air force sortie WAS JUST ASKING FOR an on-camera tragedy like the one at Qana yesterday. IT WAS JUST A QUESTION OF TIME and it is clear that the tragedy is playing into the hands of Hezbollah”--Nadav Eyal, Ma’ariv* * *
Ehud Olmert today faces the first real test of his leadership since the outbreak of the war in Lebanon. Will he panic in the face of the international media lynching over the deaths of civilians at Qana, and order a halt to the war, or ****will he keep his composure and continue with the military action UNTIL HIS POLITICAL AIMS ARE ACHIEVED.**** Ten years ago a panic-stricken Shimon Peres ordered an immediate halt to Operation Grapes of Wrath [after the first Qana disaster]. In the end, the convoluted agreements reached with Hezbollah then were the root cause of the present fighting--Hagai Huberman, Hatzofe newspaper
“I think the war’s a necessary evil. It needs to happen to make the border safe. Unfortunately the ‘evil’ is innocents getting hurt. But I blame Hezbollah for that”Nevermind that under this financial wizard's twisted cost/benefit analysis it's always the Lebanese people who DIE, for Israel's benefit.--Stephen Smith, a broker
And finally, the most DAMNING quote of all . . .
“I’M STAYING. [!!!!!!!] I have more chance of winning the lottery than being hit by a Katyusha [missile].[!!!!!!!] We are suffering too much from Hezbollah. They should get in there, finish the whole thing and get it done once and for all”BINGO, buddy! You just hit the jackpot!--Freddy Masika, lottery kiosk operator in Kiryat Shemona
Kiryat Shemona is in the northern-most part of Israel. He just proved that Israel is turning a nation into rubble - right before our eyes - and murdering hundreds if not thousands of innocent civilians to prevent rocket attacks that are less likely to hit one of its citizens - in the northern-most part of Israel - than its citizens are likely to win the lottery.
When was the last time any of you won the lottery?
I rest my case.
The state of Israel is an abject failure - time to go back to the drawing board.
Please, spread it far and wide.