Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Oderint dum metuant.

Excerpted from American Thinker so click on the link for the full article.

"The Washington-based Reform Party of Syria is circulating a remarkable editorial by veteran Egyptian-born journalist Youssef Ibrahim, asserting that "a sense of reality among Arabs is spreading though commentary by Arab pundits, letters to editors, and talk shows on Arab TV" based on realization that "The war with Israel is over-and they won." Ibrahim challenges Palestinians to abandon terrorism which compels "your children to play in the sewers of Gaza" and instead to "let a new future begin." The Need for Patience Israel, drawing lessons from the 2006 Lebanon war, is proceeding methodically. Its ground forces are poised outside Gaza's cities, ready for the perilous end-game. Hamas rocket fire has been reduced from 200 to 20 per day. There is increasing friction between beleaguered Hamas gunmen and leaders urging them to martyrdom from the safety of Damascus or underground hideouts. In the interests of achieving durable and sustainable peace, and inflicting a signal defeat on Iran, Israel should be given time to do what the diplomats have failed to do, i.e., smash Hamas terrorism. Notwithstanding manipulation of world public opinion by Hamas' "CNN strategy," Israel deserves support from everyone who believes that terrorists must be resisted."

Joel J. Sprayregen, a Chicago lawyer, returned last week from Israel where he consulted with military and academic sources. He is associated with JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) and other think tanks dealing with international security issues

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