Rocket Flights of Fancy, or The Bold & the Brainless
Like the old adage of "bringing a knife to a gunfight" - exemplifying stupidity - it seems the Hamas militants in Gaza are indulging in wishful thinking, if I interpret this Associated Press report correctly:
Palestinian militants, armed with deadlier missiles than ever before, kept up rocket assaults against Israel on Tuesday, despite relentless air attacks against Gaza's Hamas rulers and unwelcome word from Egypt that it would not bail them out.Since Saturday the scorecard in the escalated conflict reads: Israel 370, Hamas 4. The left-leaning AP helpfully points out that while most of those killed were actual militant combatants, "at least 64" are civilians, maybe, including two sisters, ages 11 and 4, who were apparently with a rocket squad that got hit.
AP does not bother to point out that Hamas' explosive rockets are not aimed at anyone in particular and have killed almost exclusively Israeli civilians AND Palestinian innocents.
But that's AP for you.
If you want balance, you might want to check on this post by Jonah Goldberg at National Review, who notes that the Hamas charter calls for the complete elimination of Israel from the face of the earth:
Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."Anyway, you'd think at some point someone with some horse sense would realize that even dozens of cheap rockets with uncertain trajectories are no match for a modern military with an attitude.
"The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. "
"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."