Day 14 of the War
7: 02 am PST The pattern is tediously familiar, the Arab Muslims begin a war with Israel. They openly state their goals: to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and to drive the Jews into the sea.
Israel responds and hammers the Arab armies, slices and dices the Arab terrorists. The world media have a series of grand mal seizures and quick, before the Arabs are brought to their knees in abject surrender, a cease-fire is imposed on Israel.
Next we see the Arabs declaring victory, dancing in the streets, and getting billions in foreign aid to, ahem, alleviate hunger and poverty. Monies that are promptly used to buy arms, build a terrorist infrastructure, and prepare for the next round against the despised Jews.
Israel rejected the UN resolution for a cease-fire in Gaza. This was a wise move. Militarily and politically. A cease-fire would only rescue the rapidly collapsing Hamas, terrorists who are unable and unwilling to battle real men, real soldiers. Hamas are only capable of killing women and children—especially Muslims whom they use as human shields. In fact, IDF troops discovered a Hamas map that details their plans to hide among civilians.
Accepting a cease fire would also place Hamas, a proudly genocidal organization, as an equal to Israel in the U.N. This is moral inversion at its worst. It would be like giving The Crips a seat on the Los Angeles City Council.
To quote from the Hamas Covenant:
Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will
obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it. (Preamble)
[Peace] initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement… Those conferences are no more than a means to appoint the infidels as arbitrators in the lands of Islam… There is no solution for the Palestinian problem except by Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are but a waste of time, an exercise in futility.’ (Article 13)
Israel has instituted a daily three hour humanitarian truce, but of course, Hamas use this truce to fire at the IDF and undermine all humanitarian efforts. Why? The more suffering in Gaza the more rage at Israel for it never occurs to the craven media that Hamas are responsible for the suffering in Gaza. In truth, Hamas have two goals, to kill Jews, and to increase civilian casualties in Gaza.
Let the world moan self-righteously about the suffering in Gaza. This is the same world that ignores the thousands of missiles that pour into Israel year after year, the same world community that couldn’t care less about Gilad Shalit, the kidnapped Israeli soldier. The same world community that relentlessly holds Israel responsible for the dysfunctional Arab Muslim world.
Seraphic Secret hopes and prays that Israel’s leaders continue this war of defense and vanquish Hamas.
Seraphic Secret will be updating all day, until Shabbat. Just keep scrolling down for the latest war news, morale boosting pics of you know who, our popular, totally random, and deeply whacky Hollywood anecdotes. And hey, today is Friday and you know what that means: Friday Footwear. Alas, we are that superficial.
8:48 am PST Chained to his computer, Jack presents his Gaza War Roundup #13.
9: 01 am PST From The Muqata, a reminder to those who hate and try to destroy the Jewish people:
9:37 am PST Don’t forget to head on over to Big Hollywood, the new conservative multi-blog, founded by Andrew Breitbart and edited by my good friend John Nolte. I have two articles up: The Ten Best Movies (I Screened) in 2008. And my controversial The Real Battle of Algiers.
11:33 am PST Joshua Pundit comments on the infamous U.N. cease-fire resolution. No mention of Hamas missiles raining down on Israel. No mention of Gilad Shalit. A moral abyss. What else is new?
11:41 am PST You know what time it is? It’s time for the daily BB morale booster.
11:56 pm PST For those who still cling to the notion that the Arab Israeli conflict is about borders or land, this should disabuse you of that quaint notion. H/T Weasel Zippers
12:23 pm PST The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Yup, it is Friday Footwear. Seraphic Secret at it’s most shallow.
Stealth-like, as if on a black-op mission, Karen scopes out the new racks of shoes at Loehmann’s. She knows that deliveries are unexpected, footwear smuggled in the dead of night through secret and complex tunnels that wind their way from New York to Los Angeles. In Karen’s ear, there is a seductive whisper. Karen turns, and there they are, beckoning: “I have been expertly cross-bred between the dancing, light-as-air Cyd Charisse and the coolly wicked, Gloria Grahame.” Karen turns away. She tells herself that she’s just looking, not really buying. Comes the next dangerous line of dialog: “I am Cole Haan, on sale you fool!” Karen tells herself, “What’s the harm in trying them on? It won’t go beyond
that. It must not.” A deep, warm fog rolls in as Karen slips into the shiny shoes. She turns this way and that. They fit. They are practical. And, oh dear, they have that fab-u-lously slightly dangerous look—girlishly military—that makes them perfect for everyday wear. And they are on sale. Cole Haan on sale. Shazzam! It’s over. Abruptly, Karen is home, modeling the new shoes for Robert. He says: “Cute, unbelievably cute.” Once again, the deranged universe is in perfect order.
1:06 pm PST Seraphic Secret has long maintained that a two-state solution is, in reality, a Final Solution aimed at the Jewish State. Hence, we strongly support The 18. In fact, Gaza is the Palestinian state, and it is nothing less than a terrorist entity bent on Israel’s liquidation. An argument can also be made, but it won’t for political reasons, that Jordan is also a Palestinian state for 80% of her population is Palestinian. Now, the great and mighty Soccer Dad sees signs that the notion of a two-state solution is dying.
1:24 pm PST Good grief, Jack, don’t you ever sleep, rest, nap, spend time with Mrs. Jack? Gaza Update 13.5.
1:46 pm PST From John Kobal’s invaluable People Will Talk, a snippet from an in-depth interview with the durable leading man, Joel McCrea, (1905 – 1990) who stresses the actor’s moral responsibility towards image and choice of roles.
He [director Tay Garnett] was trying to get me to do Postman Always Rings Twice, but I turned it down. You know why? I’ve always had a feeling of responsibility towards the image that I’m creating, and if I’m moving in with Lana Turner and going to bump off her husband, then this isn’t the image I want. I wanted The Virginian, I wanted Union Pacific, I wanted to be the guy who rode off into the sunset, “right” over “evil,” I always felt that. It wasn’t the money, I never turned a thing down because of money.
Karen and I wish all our friends, relatives and especially the IDF a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.