Operation Pillar of Defense, Day Eight: Hey, Let’s Talk About That Massacre in Gaza

Yesterday, Hamas thugs dragged six men out of a van. The men were forced to lie face down on the street and then shot dead at point-blank range. Hamas accused the men of being Israeli spies.

Five bodies lay in a pile as a mob stomped and spat on them. A sixth body was tied to a motorcycle and dragged through the streets as people screamed, “Spy! Spy!” Hamas posted a sign naming the six alleged spies. This Gaza massacre was almost certainly a tribal feud, a clan settling scores with another clan, one gang of terrorists protecting turf from another gang. Seraphic Secret wonders if Hillary Clinton would trust a cease fire with the barbarians of Hamas if the security of the United States and American lives were on line.

A few years ago, I was approached by an independent producer who wanted to hire me to write a script. In truth, the producer was an amateur, someone with no credits. But he had lots of enthusiasm and claimed to have money in place to develop a script. I sat down for lunch with the producer to discuss the project. I felt a strong affinity with the subject matter and the producer seemed to be an okay guy, or at least, well-intentioned.

I instructed my agent to proceed with negotiations.

A few days later my agent reported on dismal opening rounds. It was clear to me and to my agent that this producer and his lawyer had no idea what they were doing. In fact, they were comically incompetent.

My agent said: “This is a waste of our time. Walk away.”

I know: it’s a bit inappropriate to compare negotiations with a dopey Hollywood wanna-be with Israel’s life-and-death struggle against Hamas.

The point is: there are people who cannot be trusted. There are times when you have to recognize that negotiations are futile. And Hamas tells us, over and over, that they cannot be trusted.

Hamas Covenant, Article Thirteen:

Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement…

There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.

Hamas agrees to cease-fires, or hudnas, only as a tactic to buy time in order to rearm, reorganize and rebuild their terrorist infrastructure.

Article Two:

The Islamic Resistance Movement is one of the wings of Moslem Brotherhood in Palestine. Moslem Brotherhood Movement is a universal organization which constitutes the largest Islamic movement in modern times. It is characterized by its deep understanding, accurate comprehension and its complete embrace of all Islamic concepts of all aspects of life, culture, creed, politics, economics, education, society, justice and judgement, the spreading of Islam, education, art, information, science of the occult and conversion to Islam.

The Muslim Brotherhood has shown what can be accomplished through decades of phony cease-fires and endless negotiations. Mohammed Morsi and the MB are the controlling regime in Egypt. This has shifted the Middle Eastern paradigm away from the old Israeli-Palestinian conflict model to the Islamist-caliphate phase. While Hamas paid lip service to Palestinian nationalism, their true goal is a global caliphate free of state nationalism.

With Libya, Tunis and Lebanon firmly under the banner of radical Islam, with Syria on the brink and Jordan the next to topple, we can see the ground has shifted seismically. Turkey is a unique and particularly troubling case in that newly Islamist Turkey is competing with Iran for regional hegemony. Turkey is also a member of NATO — good luck with that.

Hamas is splintering under the Israeli offensive. But the feckless world community — including Obama’s MB-supporting regime — are doing everything possible to rescue Hamas by imposing a cease-fire. A ground incursion by the IDF into Gaza is a bad option, but agreeing to a phony cease-fire is even worse.

A few hours ago, a terrorist bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv. Here’s how Hamas TV reports the carnage.

My friend Jameel of the Muqata is live-blogging the war.

Yeshiva World News is also live-blogging Pillar of Defense.

Follow the IDF on Twitter.

Here’s the IDF on YouTube.

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  1. antoineclarke
    Posted November 26, 2012 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    “Hamas agrees to cease-fires, or hudnas, only as a tactic to buy time in order to rearm, reorganize and rebuild their terrorist infrastructure.”

    It begs the question as to what the Israeli government and military think they’re doing agreeing to “cease fires”. 

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  2. Earl
    Posted November 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    After the US presidential elections and my six weeks in Indochina, I gave up on news.  But I couldn’t help but think of this, because rock and roll is the closest I get to a religion and Afghan Whigs played Sydney on 24 July – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyM5tAUGbOY&playnext=1&list=PLC19F23EBAC9FFCC7&feature=results_video
    Thousands of rock and roll shows, this was the best.  A few weeks before Afghan Whigs hit Australia, they played Tel Aviv.  They did not play Damascus, Tehran or Cairo, tho I do not doubt that there are folks in those cities who would love to catch a great rock and roll band, folks who would dance and laugh with joy just as I did.
    Rock and roll made a difference to Eastern Europe in the 1980s.  Popular culture may yet win again, Robert, you’re the colonell on the front line

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  3. Posted November 21, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Yeah, I see the two photos up top and I immediately think “the religion of peace”… uh-huh.
    Robert, my thoughts and prayers are with the Israeli people and the IDF personnel and wishing you and your family a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

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