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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Banagor on The Wall

If only the world were listening to him instead of CNN

You should read it all, but here's an excerpt:
Okay, let's cut to the real commentary here instead of some two-bit fucking sob story about how farmers can't reach their groves in time for the harvest. It seems like the only thing that the Media knows how to do correctly is to write "passionate" articles about how people feel deep down inside, without actually doing any research. Every time I read, hear, or see one of their stories broadcast on this subject, I feel as if I am being subjected to a romantic sob novel which is selling for $5.95 on the Wallgreens paperback stand. That isn't reporting - there simply aren't any facts there. I can write up tons of sob stories for the other side, but I don't because it's pretty damned obvious that tons of Israelis are sad when a mad bomber decides to end his "humiliated" Muslim life and take twenty other people with him so that he can go to his version of "paradise".

The wall is there to save Israeli lives. Quite frankly, the other side is the enemy. My enemy. Maybe you're on the enemy's side, and that's your right in this country - heck, it's your right anywhere in the world - but then don't come crying to me about how your side is suffering when we're fighting a war against you. The whole point of the war is to make you suffer, bleed, and die until you cry uncle. And then maybe, for good measure, to make you bleed a little more until we decide that it's time for peace. That's the unfortunate way of war.

I have a hard time believing that the Palestinians want anything other than war. If they didn't, they wouldn't be opposed to this wall. The less suicide bombers get through, the less likely the Israeli forces will have to respond to them. If Palestinians really care about that, then they'd support the barrier as well. The fact is that it not only cuts into Judea and Samaria, but also into "Israel Proper" as well - on an equal basis in most cases. So what's the fucking complaint? You lose 20 yards here, you get 20 yards there. You're gonna fight over 20 yards? Why? What's your fucking point?

I'll tell you what their fucking point is: they want to destroy Israel - all of it. They don't want Israel to exist at all.

No kidding. Read Banagor, pass it along, get the word out: They don't want Israel to exist at all. They never hesitate to say so; it's easy to find quotes to support this. Just last month the Associated Press quoted HAMAS leader Mahmoud Zahar:
"... the march of resistance will continue until the Islamic flag is raised, not only over the minarets of Jerusalem, but over the whole universe."
Get it?