Know Thy Enemy – By Orson Scott Card
I do hope that the readers of this column already know that no decent person could ever advocate that Israel negotiate with Hamas and Hezbollah or give in to their demands in the slightest in order to get their kidnapped soldiers back.
The slightest concession would only guarantee that more and more Israelis would be kidnapped in the future. The only way to extinguish kidnapping is to make sure that it never, never, never succeeds.
But the media are already finding ways to make this Israel’s fault — or at least to declare that the only hope for a peaceful solution is for Israel to give up any possibility of defending itself.
Hezbollah’s avowed aim — and the publicly declared goal of their sponsors in Iran — is the complete destruction of the nation of Israel. They regard civilians in Israel as fair game, to be killed whenever they feel like it.
So Israel obviously “provokes” their kidnappings and missile attacks by existing.
Why does Hezbollah dare to do this? …[Click to read more]