January 03, 2009

War In Gaza Update #8

Welcome to another edition of updates on the War in Gaza.Previous editions of the round up can be found below:1* 2 *3* 3.5* 4* 4.5* 5* 5.5* 6*6.5 *7* 7.5

Again we'll start with the MSM:

There have been multiple stories of internecine fighting among the Palestinians. JPost reports Hamas moves on Fatah 'collaborators'.
JPost also reports that 30 troops have been injured and that tens of thousands combat reservists are being called up.
Also at JPost Analysis: Hamas could not be deterred.
In Haaretz Sayed Kashua writes Hit them where it hurts.
Also from Haaretz ANALYSIS / Israel's aim in Gaza is to break Hamas resistance.
Newsweek has an op-ep Piece that says Obama Must Get Tough With Israel.
Daily Mail reports the ghoulish story of the parade with dead children.

Victor Davis Hanson writes about Creepy Times and I have to agree with him. Check out this excerpt and then read the rest:

"There is something especially nauseating about the latest Middle East war — scenes of worldwide Islamic protests with photos of Jews as apes, protesters (in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida of all places!) screaming about nuking Israel and putting Jews in ovens, parades of children dressed up with suicide vests and fake rockets, near constant anti-Semitic vicious sloganeering,"

Michael Totten discusses who is following the law and who is not in Gaza and the Law of Armed Conflict.
Benny Morris says Israel has no choice but to be tough on Hamas - and Iran.
Go Read Clashing Civilizations by Mark Steyn
Another Front provides another look at the war in cyberspace.

The IDF blog has some posts that are worth looking at. Some of the material here has been taken from there. Including this video of troops preparing to enter Gaza

The Muqata and Israellycool are liveblogging the war.

Go to Mere Rhetoric and read Overview And Map Of Israeli Ground Operation. Two more to read while you are there:
Of Course: Iranian And Lebanese Journalists Leaking IDF Military Maneuvers (Plus: Calls Growing To Ban Al Jazeera) and CNN: Israel Is Overreacting Because The Palestinians Are Too Incompetent To Murder Israelis Consistently

Take a look at Yourish and read One more Gaza update for the evening.

Joshuapundit has a blog post that irks me called Hamas Forcing Civilians To Stand On Roofs.

Why does it irk me? Well because there are so very many examples of barbaric behavior by Hamas yet so many useful idiots choose to chastise Israel for disproportionate force, a term they don't really seem to understand.

That leads to a few posts from Daled Amos:

Looks Like Someone Finally Looked Up What "Disproportionate Force" Really Means!,
Israel's Ultimate Goal And What Lies Ahead To Achieve It.

Seraphic Secret shared a post called the IDF Enters Gaza and included a few pictures to boost morale.

My Shrapnel writes More on Gaza.

The Occidental Israeli points out a mistake made by Fox in Fox News Places Gaza Campaign in South Asia. While you are there take a look at Operation Cast Lead - Arab World II.

From This Ain't Hell there is the IDF’s announcement of ground operations in Gaza [Jonn].

Lady Light says The World Hates Jews. Don't know if I agree with her, or maybe I do. But it could be worse because if you're African your blood is meaningless to the world. Africa burns and no one cares. Really it is a pathetic commentary about the way things are, but that is a separate post.

Comments from Left Field has post in which he says that both sides are wrong. Go read The Gaza Ground Operations Begin. I think he touches on a few good points, but there are some big holes.

The Agonist argues that Israel is moving for Regime Change. But they lose me when they talk about the moderate wing of Hamas. Did they not read the Hamas charter that calls for the destruction of Israel. Is there some subset of Hamas that has a moderate version of a charter. A charter that doesn't call for the complete destruction, just a small part.

Maybe Zombietime knows about the moderates, "I’m a little spooked": Palestinian protests bring Gaza fighting to San Francisco. Nah, I didn't think so.

Gateway Pundit blogged about a similiar thing with Surprise!... Pro-Hamas "Youths" Torch Cars After Paris Protest. While you're there don't forget to read this post too.

WestBankMama advises Don’t Believe Everything You Read. Smart idea, hopefully people will listen.

Carl has The 'obstacles' to a 'Palestinian' reichlet.

I encourage you to go watch Save the Gazans (new EoZ video).

Soccer Dad got a nice mention here.

Want to do more to help? Go to How To Help Us Win and check out their list of suggestions.

I am beat so I am going to end this early. But I'll be back with another update tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think Israel should wipe hamas off the face of the earth, even if it takes a toll on civilians, they have a chance to get out now, but some decide to stay. I think Israel should wipe out Gaza comletely, its a cancer that wont go away. To get get rid of it you need to get rid of it completly. Israel is always threatend,on all all sides of their border. wipe out Gaza, civilians have a chance to leave , but if they stay they must be hamas sympathizers, and do the same with Iran,north korea, and syria. Its time we get rid of these BAD contries once and for all. Maybe then there will be peace, I THINK SO, AND stop this speculating, this might happen, or this might happen...STOP IT !!! If we dont wipe these countries out completly, we will always be at war with these countries, we all know they lie, and cannot be negotiated with.