Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Caroline Glick gets Americans up
to speed on events in Israel, which is currently using ground troops to
destroy an extensive network of technologically advanced tunnels built by
Hamas, the terrorist organization that runs the Gaza Strip. In the process, she
also gets us up to speed on just how bad Obama's foreign policy regarding
Israel has been:
Due to their recognition of the threat Hamas and its allies pose to the survivability of their regimes, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have taken the unprecedented step of supporting Israel's efforts to defeat Hamas.And later:
They understand that a decisive Israeli blow against Hamas in Gaza will directly benefit them. Not only will Hamas be weakened, but its state sponsors and terrorist comrades will be weakened as well.
Presently, Hamas's most outspoken state sponsors are Qatar and Turkey.
IDF forces in Gaza had destroyed 23 tunnels. The number of additional tunnels is still unknown.While I regard "allies" is too strong a word to use for the Moslem regimes backing Israel due to Hamas being a common enemy, it speaks volumes that Israel has the backing of three such regimes for this offensive, while Barack Obama wants to bring it to a halt.
While Israel had killed 183 terrorists, it appeared that most of the terrorists killed were in the low to middle ranks of Hamas's leadership hierarchy.
Hamas's senior commanders, as well as its political leadership have hunkered down in hidden tunnel complexes.
In other words, Israel is making good progress.
But it hasn't completed its missions. It needs several more days of hard fighting.
Recognizing this, Israel's newfound Muslim allies have not been pushing for a cease-fire.
In contrast, the Obama administration is insisting on concluding a cease-fire immediately. [bold added]
The editor of Jewish World Review, where I found this piece, wishes to "make [this article] go viral", and I concur that it deserves to. The parts I have excerpted are just the tip of the iceberg regarding the threat Hamas poses to the most civilized nation in the Middle East. Glick also paints a vivid picture of what having to live near Hamas has meant in the daily lives of Israeli citizens. That aspect of the article alone makes it a powerful tool against the pervasive -- and wrong -- notion that both sides in this conflict are morally equivalent.