Thursday, April 16, 2015

Once More, With Feeling

I at least remain grateful that John Kerry hasn't focused his vast diplomatic skills on the Hamas problem.

Here they go again:

Since last summer's war, things have been quiet along the Israel-Gaza border. But the calm is deceiving. No sooner had the fighting halted than Hamas was once again making preparations for its next war with Israel. Those efforts are now well underway, and while the international community's attention is elsewhere, Hamas is busily rearming, retraining, and rebuilding the system of offensive terror tunnels from which it has launched previous attacks on Israeli border communities. Indeed, in recent days, Hamas's armed wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, have boasted that their bases close to the Israeli border have been repaired and are ready to confront Israel's military.

Yeah, that's quite the brutal "blockade" that Israel imposes on Gaza, eh?

At some point, if I was in charge of Israel, I'd use the pretext of mobilizing to (again) play whack-a-mole with Hamas in order to mobilize a ground force large enough to hit Hamas in stride while they drive all the way to Baalbek in Lebanon to really tear up Hezbollah while they are busy dying for Iran's war to save Assad, the tormenter of Lebanon.