More and more reports are coming in of Palestinians sending 12 and 13 year old children with RPGs to fight Israeli soldiers. Of Palestinians literally holding children in front of them and even some carrying infants on their backs as they go to fight.
This reminds me of what the Americans found when they fought in Vietnam. What SICK minds...they are endangering their own children. I have seen video footage of Palestinians shooting from homes, schools, and hospitals. I have seen videos of rockets stored in mosques so how is it possible I can still be shocked by the barbarity coming from Gaza?
In what world do caring parents allow their children to be used this way...in what world do people use their own children this way?
And what, what in God's name will our soldiers do when confronted with these children? For all that the world is accusing us of all manner of barbarity, deep down they know it is nonsense. They all know it - it even slipped into Obama's recent remarks - he condemned the number of Palestinian deaths and the loss of Israeli lives. We love life.
In 2012, Hamas warned, "We love death more than you love life."
"We tell them, in as much as you love life, the Muslim loves death and martyrdom." Palestinian Authority cleric Mufti Sheikh Ikrimeh Sabri (2005)
Nasrallah of Hezbollah said it too: "We have discovered how to hit the Jews where they are the most
vulnerable. The Jews love life, so that is what we shall take away from
them. We are going to win because they love life and we love death."
They admit they love death and martyrdom. They admit they are firing on our cities. They are sending their children to fight a war against some of the best trained soldiers in the world and offering them the choice - kill a child or die...some of our soldiers will die and some may well kill the child to save themselves and their brothers-in-arms.
And the world is condemning us?
Ultimately, Vietnam defeated America in part because American soldiers could not bring themselves to make the choice they needed to make...Israeli soldiers will not have this option. If America lost the Vietnamese War, South Vietnam would become communist and be lost...but nothing much would really change for America. No one thought America was fighting for its very existence.
If they pulled back from Vietnam...it didn't change the lives or geography or topology of what the US looked like...
And so again, the Palestinians have miscalculated. Behind every Israeli soldier on the front line...is the land of Israel and their families. There is no place to pull back to...no place to surrender.
The Palestinians could not have made it more obvious. Today they fired more rockets at Tel Aviv - a whole barrage. Pieces of the shot down rocket fell in the very center of the city.
So we accept it. They have left us no choice. Let the world condemn us because Palestinians send their children to fight while they hide in bunkers and tunnels like rodents.