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Idiot Versus Idiot In Israel

It’s rude for me to say it this directly, but I don’t know how to put it any other way: The government of Israel and the organization of Hamas are both acting like idiots. Palestinians have not gained back Palestinian lands through their intifada after intifada. The government of Israel has not gained security by bombing Palestinians.

Yet, Palestinians are shooting rockets into Israel, and Israel is bombing Palestinians. Tear gas is responded to with stone throwing, just as it has been for decades now.

The Foreign Minister of Israel, Tzipi Livni, says that “today there is no other option than a military operation.” What an idiot. Military operations haven’t brought security for Israel before, and there’s no reason to believe that this military operation will either. A more honest assessment would be that there is no military option.

Let’s not get ideological about this, and claim that the Israelis are the only idiots in the situation. How about the Palestinian stone throwing idiot who, instead of hitting an Israeli police office, struck a three-year old child in the eye instead? That’s a martyr without a cause for you.

I had to smack my forehead at the statement of Hamas leader Fawzi Barhoum, who said that Palestinians would not “live in bloodshed and between body parts, wounded and dead people”. Well, duh, the Palestinians are living in bloodshed, and they will as long as Palestinians continue to try to use violence to make Israel “pay the price” for its aggression.

Stupid. The people participating in this violence are simply stupid, and they’re ruining life for everyone around them, whether their neighbors happen to be Palestinian or Israeli.

I can’t find any heroes in this situation, just idiotic idiots engaging in idiocy.

Diplomatic efforts with the Israeli idiots and the Palestinian idiots should continue, but at this point, the only honest foreign policy is to openly recognize that the perennial armed conflict in Palisrael is the result of idiocracy. I’d like to see a United Nations resolution declaring a single sovereign state in the territory that is now Palestine and Israel, naming the new nation the Republic of Idiots. I’d like to see that nation on all world maps until the violence stops for at least five years straight. If anyone from this Republic of Idiots wants to visit another country, they ought to be required to show an Idiot Passport, and to inform customs officials that they are an Idiot.

Thorough mocking is the only way I can think of to defuse the self-righteous butchers of both peoples. Let them know that they’re fighting to further the cause of idiocy, and laugh at them, and they just might stop. Violence is rarely done by a self-professed idiot.

9 thoughts on “Idiot Versus Idiot In Israel”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I think it is you who’s the idiot. If you can’t see that there is no talking with terrorists by now, it’s safe to assume that you are an idiot. What choice does Israel have? I’m not Jewish. I’m not even Christian. But these people can’t grow a crop, they can’t produce a radio or a car or any other textile good for the world. They are genuine dipshits who, if not for terror, don’t matter in the grand scheme. Israel is a player in the world and this smack down is not just unfortunate, it is necessary. It’s pure Darwinism. Yeah, you’re the idiot if you can’t see that.

    1. Peregrin Wood says:

      What choice does Israel have but to bomb a United Nations school? The Israeli bombing of the UN school is necessary? Come off it.

      And you know, Anonymous, I’ve found that most people who use the term Darwinism don’t understand the ideas of Charles Darwin very well. I count you among that number.

  2. Mark says:

    At least Israel is attempting to minimize civilian casualties. As long as Hamas continues to hide munitions and personnel inside homes, schools, mosques, and among civilians then there will be civilian casualties as Israel attacks these legitimately military targets. Hamas continues to fire rockets at random into Israel in order to maximize Israeli civilian casualties.

    Do you really expect there to be peace when one side (Hamas) has declared that their primary aim is the complete destruction of the other? Israel has tried (although only half-heartedly) to establish peace, only to have Hamas use the peace to re-arm and begin attacks against Israel again. I’m no big fan of Israel, but how often must a nation be attacked before it can use whatever strength it has in response? It seems to me that Hamas began this latest aggression, and now that Israel has responded with overwhelming force you choose to condemn Israel. I think they have a right to defend themselves against an enemy that has targeted its civilians (the definition of a terrorist group).

    1. Peregrin Wood says:

      Mark, how is bombing two United Nations schools – when the Israeli government had been given the coordinates of those schools beforehand – an attempt minimize civilian casualties? How is dropping bombs in civilian neighborhoods an attempt to minimize civilian casualties?

      I could ask you how you could expect there to be peace when Israel has declared that it intends to kill the leadership of Hamas. I could point out that even Hamas has tried peace agreements, only to watch Israel re-arm. But, you know, I’m not one of those people who believes that it’s okay to respond to violent words with violent deeds.

      No, BOTH sides are in the wrong here, Mark.

    2. Jim says:

      Sadly, if the definition of “terrorist group” is “an enemy that has targeted its civilians,” then you’re going to find people who say that “terrorist group” applies to the state of Israel.

      Israel’s defenders will say “no, civilians are killed, but that is not the goal. The goal is to defend Israel. If civilians must be killed for Israel to defend itself, then that’s lamentable but unfortunately necessary.”

      But the very same language is used by defenders of Hamas: “yes, civilians are killed, but that is not the goal. The goal is to achieve Palestinian self-rule in Gaza. If civilians must be killed for Palestine to throw off the unjust yoke of Israeli oppression, then that’s lamentable but unfortunately necessary.”

      I want to see Israelis say that killing innocent Gazan people is not a lamentable but necessary tool of policy. I want to see Gazans say that killing innocent Israeli people is not a lamentable but necessary tool of policy.

  3. Mark says:

    Israel claims that the attack on the school was a response to the firing of rockets from that school by Hamas. If that’s the case then I think Israel was justified in attacking the school. The world cannot allow Hamas to hide behind civilians while conducting attacks against Israel and expect that Israel will not respond.

    1. Jim says:

      And the world cannot allow Israel to launch its attacks on schools, and Hamas cannot be allowed, and Israel cannot be allowed…

    2. Peregrin Wood says:

      BOTH schools, Mark? BOTH schools, run by the United Nations, were the base for rocket attacks?

      And what happens if a rocket is fired from a hospital roof, Mark? Do you bomb the hospital?

      1. Peregrin Wood says:

        “The Hamas cynically uses civilians as human shields.” – Israeli military claim

        But then, Israel cynically attacks the human shields.

        BOTH sides are in the wrong.

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