Disproportionate Response is Needed!

(Internet posting, author unknown, changes are made)

This is a time for solidarity and reflection, not politics. I can’t help thinking about what French president François Hollande said, following the recent horrific Islamist terror attacks in Paris:

“This is an act of war. Our response will be merciless.”

Have I heard it right? Shouldn’t he say:

“Our response will be measured” or “Our response will be proportionate”, or

“Our response will show restraint and regard for innocent Caliphate lives while at the same time acknowledging that the Islamic State may have some legitimate concerns that will need to be addressed”.

But I didn't hear that... None of it!

I didn't hear John Kerry calling for both France and ISIS to lay down their weapons and go to the negotiating table - as if they were equals.

I didn't hear the UN Security Council calling for an emergency session to pass a resolution condemning France for its “disproportionate” response, bombing a ISIS command center in Raqqa.

And the reason I did not hear any of that is because such a scenario during a war would be absurd, irrational and outrageous beyond measure.

People understand that, if indeed Hollande honours his promise, there will be civilian collateral damage. Not because France does not care about innocent lives, but because it is an integral part of Jihadi ideology to use women, children, the elderly and the infirm as human shields. There will undoubtedly be innocents in the Caliphate that will die as a result – and ISIS will use its social media machinery to publicize that. And yet, everyone (except for the many Jihadi-sympathizers in the far-Left) understands this is simply the tragic reality of war.

In a moment like this everyone understands that the citizens of France have rights to live in peace, and that its government has a moral duty and an obligation to protect its citizens, regardless of the cost.

In a moment like this everyone finally understands, unfortunately only momentarily, that Islamism is a cancer – and you don’t coexist with a cancer, you don’t appease a cancer, you don’t make goodwill gestures to a cancer and you don't sit at a negotiating table with a cancer. You destroy the cancer or the cancer destroys you.

In a moment like this everyone understands that the only way to defeat evil is to stand up to evil.

Of course it that does not apply to Israel - any country but Israel!

Regarding Israel common sense, logic and even international laws are disregarded and conveniently forgotten. Suddenly and quite predictably, the world understands nothing at all!

Food for Thought by Steven Shamrak

Some people write to me: “You can’t blame all Muslims for what some Islamist ‘nutters’ do!” Iran and Saudi Arabia are not “nutters”! They are centers of two major branches of Islam. In spite of their mutual hate, those two major Muslim countries propagate ideology of world domination by Islam! They support, morally and financially, many Islamic terrorist organizations around the world. It began with the fight against Israel - they have been supporting Fattah, Hamas and other terrorist groups of so-called Palestinians for a long time. By now, they have moved their focus to Europe and the US! How many Muslim organizations or even Muslim individuals do you know who actively and openly condemn or protest against Islamic terror?

All Jews have been Smuggled from Aleppo!

We take care of our own – while Arabs kill each other and imposed the burden and terror on other nations!

Unwilling and Short Praise of Israel from a ‘Friend’

Speaking at the panel at the Halifax International Security Forum, US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work simply answered “yes” when asked by a panel member if Israel had done the proper thing regarding the Syrian nuclear plant. (Being cornered by a direct question he had no other choice but to say the truth)

'Friendly' Neighbour of Israel

Jordanian census officials were forced to remove Israel as a possible place of birth from census forms due to a huge public uproar on social network sites. Public figures, politicians and trade unions called for a boycott of the census, arguing that the reference to Israel erases the Palestinian identity and indicates a normalization of relations with Israel and the Jews. (They would love instead to “erase” Jewish identity and have no interest in normalization of relations with Israel!)

Another Missile Defence Success

Israel held the first successful operational test for Barak 8 missile. The system is to serve as protection against sophisticated missiles held by Hezbollah, like the Russian-built Yakhont (P-800 Oniks) - an advanced cruise missile system that Russia sold to Syria.

US Coalition Killed 250 Civilians in Syria

At least 3,952 people have been killed in the US-led coalition's campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Syria. The death toll included a total of 250 civilians. (Russia has killed even more civilians in Syria. Where is the international condemnation and outcries for “proportionate response”? Where are UNSC emergency meetings and resolutions?)

Result of Inaction and Procrastination

Iran is “closer than ever” to the bomb, and completing it would be “easier than putting in a contact lens,” claims Hassan Karimpour, an adviser to Iran’s Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani. This is after the Iranian regime has repeatedly vowed that it is not seeking a nuclear weapon, and spiritual leader Ali Khamenei has issued fatwas forbidding nuclear weapons! (The US prevented Israel from striking Iranian nuclear program facilities. As a result, after several years of deliberately procrastinational ‘negotiations’, the world is facing a threat of nuclear-armed Iran!)

Disproportionate Investigations Impair IDF Morale

Field commanders in Judea and Samaria have complained to battalion and brigade commanders that they do not receive the backing of the military apparatus with regard to investigations of incidents in which soldiers shoot at rioters. “In each event that involves killing a civilian who was not involved in terrorism, the Military Police opens an investigation,” the field officers said, asking: “But since when are investigations launched against soldiers who fired at Molotov cocktail throwers, or key instigators, who got killed? Who determines what’s life threatening? Who says a Molotov cocktail thrower is uninvolved?”


Youngest Palestinian assailant, age 11, explained why he and his cousin attempted to kill a train guard: “I wanted to die a martyr.”

Insanity and Stupidity of IDF Command

Israel’s security apparatus has formulated a range of benefits for the Palestinian Authority, which include providing additional weapons to the PA security services and considerable relief in issuing permits to PA Arabs seeking work in Israel. (They still don’t get it, all so-called Palestinian groups have one common goal - destruction of the Jewish state!)

Turkish Hypocrisy

Erdogan hit out at Russia, arguing that their military campaign is targeting many groups opposed to Syrian president al-Assad, and not only Islamic State. "Daesh (Islamic State) terrorists are not present in the area where Syrian Turkmen are living. Nobody should try to lure people. Only Syrian Turkmen who are our relatives are living in that region. They are ostensibly striking against Daesh but they are hitting Syrian Turkmen and Syrian Turkmen are trying to defend their land." (Erdogan did not care about Turkey attacking Kurds, who are effectively fighting ISIS, in Iraq and Syria!)

Nuclear Deal with Iran is anti-Israel Scam!

The Obama administration has disclosed to Congress that this summer’s controversial nuclear arms agreement with Iran was never signed and is not legally binding. The agreement, as submitted to Congress in July, does not bear the signature of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Congress took a series of votes in September on the deal, but never formally approved it – a step that was ultimately considered unnecessary by the White House since President Obama could have vetoed any attempt to strike it down. (IAEA head Yukiya Amano warns he cannot guarantee that all of Iran's nuclear material is dedicated solely to peaceful activities.)

Israeli Spiders are on Attack in Colombia.

Kibbutz grown spiders are a natural pesticide to fight enemies of crops in Colombia. A national religious kibbutz located in the Jordan Valley has grown spiders that will be flown to Colombia, fight enemies of crops. They are kept refrigerated and then reproduce after being released in warm air at their destination. They will be multiplied to 600 million to eat up spiders half their size.

Quote of the Week:

“Hamas leaders in Gaza welcome the murder of Jews, urge Palestinians in the Hevron hills to disassemble security cameras in order to make it difficult for security forces, and send the Palestinians in Gaza to confront Israeli soldiers on the border fence. They, the leaders of Hamas in Gaza, do all of this out of the certainty that the Prime Minister and Defense Minister granted them immunity and no one will hurt them, and this is the result. This is not how you fight terrorism.” - MK Avigdor Liberman, Yisrael Beytenu chairman.

You May be a Muslim

(This joke was widely circulated via the Internet at the end of 2010, attributed to comedian Jeff Foxworthy, but is imitation of one of his signature humor routines)

Have you ever wondered why it's OK to make jokes about Catholics, Jews, Christians, the Pope, the Irish, the Italians, the Poles, the Hungarians, the Chinese, the French (including French Canadians), the elderly, bad golfers, men/women, blacks/whites, etc, but it’s insensitive to make jokes about the Muslims?

Well, it's time to level the playing field and be politically incorrect, by including our friends, the Muslims, on this grandiose list...

1.      You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to liquor. You may be a Muslim.

2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes. You may be a Muslim.

3. You have more wives than teeth. You may be a Muslim.

4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon unclean. You may be a Muslim.

5. You think vests come in two styles: bullet-proof and suicide. You may be a Muslim.

6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.
You may be a Muslim.

7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing. You may be a Muslim.

8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs. You may be a Muslim.

9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least four. You may be a Muslim.

10. Your cousin is president of the United States. You may be a Muslim.

11. If you find this offensive or racist and don't forward it. You may be a Muslim.