I seem to have struck a nerve with yesterday's post on the poor little rich kids who flock to Israel to involve themselves--on the wrong side, of course--in the Palestinian Troubles.
The last day and a half, I've been deluged with comments--mostly obscene--in support of the Palestinian terrorists. Many were nothing more than propaganda screeds accusing the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) of practically every crime from genocide to kidnapping the Lindbergh baby.
Many of them have called me a "coward" too, and I can't figure that one out. I mean, it's not like I was challenged to fight and refused, and it's not like any of these critics--most of whom I suspect are using school computers or those in their parents' houses--are actually fighting in any real capacity. Anyway...
I have to admit that it shames me to see fellow Americans--even spoiled and clueless young ones--acting as if the Israelis are the bad guys and the Hamas terrorists in Gaza are some sort of noble heroes. There are numerous big differences between the two, and since it's obviously not clear to at least some people, I'll try to highlight a few.
1. The IDF is an actual military force comprised of citizen-soldiers fighting on behalf of the People of Israel and taking orders from a democratically-elected government--one that even lets Palestinians, Arabs, and other non-Jews vote in it's national elections. They wear uniforms and there's no doubt as to who they are. The Hamas terrorists, on the other hand, mask their faces and wear civilian clothes so that they can hide among the civilian population as they sneak up to set off bombs or run away after committing their misdeeds. They often use women and kids, either hiding behind them or sending them out with bombs strapped to their bodies. There is no honor to be claimed by any of these Hamas losers; they lack the guts to stand up and fight like men, unlike the Israelis.2. The IDF allows women and homosexuals to serve equally alongside their men. Hamas, like other radical muslim groups, prefers to subjugate their women and kill their homosexuals. (Yet liberals in America still support them unconditionally. What's up with that?)
3. The IDF strikes only at military targets. The Palestinians go out of their way to avoid engaging the Israeli military or police and seek to strike at civilians instead, preferring to blow up weding parties, schools, daycare centers, hospitals, public buses, etc. Again, we're talking skulking cowards here. The IDF even has a Code of Conduct that it adheres to, and it has punished numerous members of it's own force for violating this code. The Palestinians? Again, nothing is sacred or off-limits to them. They have no boundaries.
4. The IDF provides life-saving medical care to civilians injured in the fighting and also to any Palestinian combatants that it captures. The Palestinians ignore wounded civilians and torture most of their prisoners to death.
5. The IDF fights to protect it's citizens and homeland. The Palestinians fight because they are antisemetic muslims who want to see Israel wiped out and because other terror supporters pay them to do so.
6. Israeli Defense Force women are generally smoking hot!
Palestinian women...not so much.
If I knew that I was getting 70 of those when I died, I'd do my best to live forever.
Humor aside, Israel, like any Democratic society, will always have the support of Lagniappe and I over shitbird terror states and ragamuffin bands of brigands and mad bombers.