ISRAEL IS ABOUT TO SUFFER A HUGE PUBLIC RELATIONS DISASTER
over its military operation in Gaza, the 10,000th of its turbulent 66 year history-which it will survive with less than flying colors like all the other times, but survive nonetheless. For Israel is THE GREAT SURVIVOR triumphing over every one of its existential challenges and crises, beating the odds from generation to generation against its predicted defeat and demise because God, Justice and History are on its side.
In the year 66 AD the people of Israel led by mad, fanatical, messianic Zealots (misreading God's Will) rose up against their immensely powerful Roman conquerors (the greatest military machine on earth) and fought a losing war of liberation for 4 horrific years-until on August 4, 70 AD (the 9th of AV) the rebellion was crushed and the Second Temple burnt to the ground.
The modern State of Israel is now in its 66th year; its leader Benjamin Netanyahu is its 9th Prime Minister; Netanyahu was sworn into office on the 70th day* of US President Barack Obama who celebrates his birthday on August 4th.
*March 31, 2009
Could this be a dreadful sign that Israel, now in its 66th year, is at the beginning of its end as a nation? and that the end will come in 4 years time when Israel reaches her 70th year-just as the Romans defeated the Jewish Zealots and destroyed the temple in 70 AD?
NOT ON YOUR LIFE!
It means the very opposite for the Great Survivor. It means that what Rome was to its mad, rebellious, Jewish subjects (who believed they could achieve the impossible and defeat her) modern Jewish Israel (the nuclear armed superpower of the Middle East) is to the mad, insane Palestinian zealots who (misreading God's Will) foolishly seek her destruction believing it's ordained.
The Second Temple in ruins. Must Gaza look like this before the Palestinians come to their senses, stop their jihad and accept Israel's right to exist as a Jewish State?
But for Israel to decisively defeat the Palestinians (who live for Israel's destruction) and break their evil, Jew-hating wills it must fight them like the iron-fisted Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War. Gaza must be razed to the ground like the Second Temple, and its genocidal population made to suffer like the peoples of Dresden and Tokyo during World War II.
HELL for Palis is the WILL OF HEAVEN!
Make them BLEED until they cry for peace!
And if they cry not let them
BLEED TO DEATH!
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The Romans crushing of the Jewish Zealots in the First Jewish War is the model for Israel in finally defeating the zealous Palestinians.
I don't think that mass crucifixions of Hamas terrorists would do us much good, but I appreciate the thought.
You're right, David. Perhaps the [full] Roman model of breaking the will of fanatical enemies is outdated. So what are we left with that's more modern? Dresden/Tokyo? Hiroshima? Neutron bombing? Cutting off power, water and food? Mubarak stopped a deadly revolt of jihadists by torturing and killing their wives and kids. What method of brutality would be the least bad of terrible options to cripple Hamas and make the Palis realize (as Sadat did) that Israel is here to stay?
I don't know what specific tactics would achieve it, but the only way to achieve a lasting peace is by crushing your enemy's will to fight. This was the successful model used against Japan and Germany in WWII, which has not been used in any major conflict since -- which is why there has been no lasting peace in Korea, Gaza, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. So, no, the Roman model of breaking the will of fanatical enemies is not outdated. It is the only approach proven to work.
Absent the crucifixion of Hamas terrorists, or reducing them to slave laborers working Jewish mines, I think that the Roman model for dealing with them is sound.
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