Top of the evening to all...
I have refrained from writing about the current conflagration in Gaza. The primary reason is that I find myself remarkably hawkish on this whole thing. That is not a normal position for me.
It has taken until today to figure out what I wanted to write.
I do not understand why even the bien-pensants of the world do not see what the peace-loving neighbours wanted to do with the tunnels.
I do not understand how people do not see that as causis belli.
I do not understand why shooting down a rocket seems to lessen the severity of the crime in its launch.
I do not understand who those who would deny the Shoah (Holocaust) would use its imagery to slam Israel.
I do not understand why the Secretary of State by all accounts angered both Israel and the PA in trying to bring about a cease-fire.
I do not understand why the world will condemn the death of innocent civilians, but will not utter a peep about those who place their weapons in schools.
I do not understand why the slugfest between Israel and the peace-loving neighbours to the south generates so much press, but the death of thousands of people in Syria does not even make it to the back page.
I do not understand how the gleaming vision of the founders of the UN developed into an organization of murderous dictatorships with international legitimacy.
It is bedtime. Let's hope this gets better soon.