Ariel Sharon, a giant of modern Israel died this morning, after lying in a coma for eight years. Ynet has a pictorial article. Look at the photo of him carrying a sheep on his farm, and you’ll see where he was happiest. He’s going to be buried there, next to his wife. But Ariel Sharon was probably the greatest military strategist of the modern Israeli era. His encirclement of the Egyptian army in the Yom Kippur War is the stuff of legends, and helped to turn the tide against Israel’s enemies.
“We have become more confident in victory with the departure of this tyrant,” said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zurhi, whose movement preaches the destruction of the Jewish state.
Seriously? Your victory is more assured now because a man who was in a coma these last eight years has died? Really, are all members of Hamas this moronic?
Regardless, Israel has lost a lion. May his memory be a blessing, and may another rise in his stead in Israel’s need.