” Barak calls move “a demonstration of Israel’s commitment to defend its citizens.”(Jerusalem Post article 31/8/11) Photo by Reuters
Wow! you mean the citizens of Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot and
– if they’re lucky -Be ‘er Sheva.
And what about the rest of us. The rockets can reach anywhere in Israel!
It’s no longer the soldiers in the front line – it’s the civilian population. This is what Arab terrorism has brought us to – cowering in our shelters.
I’m old enough to remember living in London in the last years of the second world war ( now THERE’S an age admission!) and seeing V1 rockets with my own eyes. The mood of the time was to listen to the rocket engine – and pray that it didn’t cut out over your head – because then you knew it would soon come down. And, human nature being what it is, always hoping that it would strike somewhere else!
(And another piece of gratuitous information – my family home was destroyed in the Blitz)
The V2 rockets you never heard until it was too late.
And what did Great Britain (it was Great -then) do about it?
Well – under the leadership of Winston Churchill – and with the support of Bomber Command – the Germans were made to pay a very high price!
What – I hear you saying – is the relevance of all this?
The relevance – in today’s world – is not to wait to be attacked.
If ever the old adage “attack is the best form of defence” was true – it is true for us now.
3 Iron Domes will not save us. Actually 30 Iron Domes will not save us.
Removing the source of the threat is the only thing that will save us.
Cut off the head of the snake!
Maybe the Minister of Defence should start reading Churchill’s memoirs as a matter of urgency!
Andyboy – Telling it as it is!
- Atlas in Israel: Synagogue, Yeshiva Hit as Grad Missiles Fired at Be’er Sheva and Ashdod (atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com)
- How to deal with the rockets of Hamas (andyboy100.wordpress.com)
- Videos: Be’er Sheva Residents Document Missile Attack (americandefenseleague.wordpress.com)