Out of the dessert, Israel built a nation. Out of the dessert, Hamas built a terrorist organization.
Palestinians complain about poverty, lack of water, power and food, while Hamas spends all of its funds on weapons procurement and tunneling into Israel to kill civilians.
The facts are undisputed, yet the media concentrates its resources on showing the terrible bombings that the inhabitants of Gaza must endure.
Watching NBC and CBS report on this conflict, one is left with the distinct impression that Israel is killing innocent civilians as a tactical choice. When an enemy is committed to the annihilation of a nation, any nation on earth has the right to defend itself.
Israeli soldiers hold positions near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 21, 2014, after militants from Gaza infiltrated southern Israel through two tunnels. More than 10 militants from Gaza who accessed Israel were shot dead the Israeli army's official spokesman said. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ
Why is Israel denied this basic right of survival? Why do the Palestinians consent to be human shields to protect Hamas's armed forces? If they truly want peace with Israel, then why do they approve of firing rockets into Israel to kill innocent civilians?
The answer to these questions reveals the basic difference between a civilized nation and a barbaric organization devoted to destruction and death.
Israel wants to live in peace while Hamas wants Israel and its people to disappear from the face of the earth. Given this basic underlying principal, what is Israel to do? Fight for its survival.
Perhaps one of the problems with today's reporters is a lack of historical perspective.
The U.S. killed hundreds of thousands of German civilians during World War II. This was no accident. Bombing runs over German cities were designed to weaken the moral of the German people. The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. Again, tactical attacks to destroy the will of the Japanese to continue the war.
The IDF says this tunnel was built for Hamas militants to infiltrate into and attack Israel (Image source: IDF spokesman)
Israel is not targeting civilians. It is trying to destroy the infrastructure that Hamas uses to launch its rockets. Hamas has placed civilians around its launching sites to protect its rockets. Can you imagine the outcry here at home, if the government started to build cities around our missile silos to protect them from enemy attack?
As the only democracy in the Middle East, Israel's survival is of no small consequence. The disastrous U.S. foreign policy (if one can discern any) has left the Middle East in worse shape than any time in the last two decades.
It is time that we re-evaluate our priorities and provide the leadership so lacking in our present administration. Having destabilized the region, the Obama administration, with the help of the media, is painting a picture of Israel as the aggressor.
It seems rather clear that President Barack Obama continues to support the rights of terrorist organizations while attempting to impose limits on Israel's ability to defend itself from total destruction.
Obama's "new America" continues to move closer and closer to a Muslim dominated world. How far backwards in time must we march before we realize the consequences of the anti-Judeo/Christian agenda of Mr. Obama?
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