So much for withdrawal doing a damn thing to change the status quo. The world is warning Israel to “show restraint” as rockets fly into Sderot.
Israel is mistaken in believing that, by withdrawing from Gaza, the international community will tolerate all types of military retaliation against rocket fire originating from Gaza, a senior western diplomatic official said Wednesday.
The diplomat’s comments came on the day that Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom warned visiting Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos to expect a harsh response if Israel was attacked from Gaza following the complete IDF withdrawal. Also yesterday, Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz hinted during an appearance at the Knesset’s Defense and Foreign Relations Committee that Israel would react to Kassams by firing back mortars of its own.
The senior diplomat said that the international reaction to IDF actions in Gaza would most likely depend on the extent of the military action and the number of innocent people killed.
Oh, so Israel’s response depends on how many people die? Funny how the world ignores the French response in the Ivory Coast when their forces were attacked. Or the response Russia shows in Chechnya. Or the response America shows in Iraq and Afghanistan when bombing terrorist positions that sometimes contain civilians.
How is it that only the Jews are told to die without responding? Oh, wait. That’s what the world expects us to do. That’s what we’ve done for two thousand years.
Eff you, Unnamed Western Diplomat, and eff you, world, if you think we’re going to lie down and die without responding.