Monday, June 26, 2006

Israel Will
Ensure Hamas
Is Toppled
If Hostage
Is Killed

Finally, it looks as if Israel will do the right thing. When the elected government of one nation attacks another sovereign nation, it is incumbent upon the government of the nation attacked to protect its people by disarming the attacking government. The way to do that is by defeating their army.

In the case of the Palestinian territories, there is no distinction between Hamas the government, and Hamas the terrorist organization. Therefore, Israel must effect regime change. And now, it looks like they will:

Israel will work to ensure the Hamas-led government falls if a soldier kidnapped by Palestinian militants is not released alive, a high-ranking security official said.

"We will make sure that the Hamas government ceases to operate if the kidnapped soldier is not returned to us alive," the source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Yuval Diskin, the head of Israel's Shin Beth homeland security agency, made the threat in talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas late Sunday, the source said.