Monday, December 29, 2008
Payback's A Bitch
This morning there were some healthy booms off to the north, just forceful enough to rattle the windows a little bit. Continuing my tradition of sleeping through explosions and gunfire, I completely missed the big one at 0430 hours, only to find out it woke half the company up. I did get to hear the one at 0630 while checking out the news on Gaza, in which the European branch of CNN is working overtime to present Israel as blood-thirsty genocidal maniacs held back from the final solution of ridding Gaza of Arabs due to the UN's tireless efforts. Favorite news anchors questions this morning: "Don't you think this response is disproportionate?" and "Certainly there must be a compromise you can reach with Hamas" directed to the Israeli spokeswoman. The answers "No" and "You can't compromise with terrorists" didn't seem to make the talking head very happy.
Here's my suggestion for a "proportionate" response: every time some asshat doing a verbal allahu akhbar loop launches a rocket towards the biggest cluster of Israelis at hand, the Israeli army gives a 2 hour warning, and drops the biggest building near where it was launched. Eventually that's going to be huts made of goat shit and rock, but that's not much of step downward at this point.
It'll never be over until one religion or the other is utterly in charge, and only one of them is dedicated to eradicating the majority of the other, so have at it. If you're going to sling dog shit into your neighbor's yard on a daily basis, don't bitch when you wake up to a dump truck load of pig's guts being dropped in yours some time down the road.