Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Palestinian Military

London Mayor Ken Livingstone makes a point I've been making for over a year here on CUANAS. From Jihad Watch:

Less than two weeks since the London terror attacks, the city's Mayor Ken Livingstone has sparked controversy by defending the use of suicide bombers in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and charging that Israel had indiscriminately slaughtered Palestinians in acts that "border on crimes against humanity."

"Given that the Palestinians don't have jet planes, don't have tanks, they only have their bodies to use as weapons," Livingstone told Sky News in an interview.

Yep, exactly, Mr. Livingstone. The Palestinian suicide bombers are the Palestinian Army. They are the military hand of the elected parties (Fatah and Hamas) that run the Palestinian Authority. They express the military will of the people of the Palestinian territories.

Therefore, Israel is within their rights to respond to Palestinian suicide bombings by attacking the Palestinian territories with the Israeli Defense Force.

In fact, they would be smart to do what any other nation would do when the army of another nation invaded their borders and set off bombs. That is, Israel should beat the Palestinian military into absolute submission. They should beat them until they no longer have the will to fight back

Wow, what do you know? Red Ken and I can agree on something.