Sunday, February 1, 2009

Freedom to Arm Bullies

Israel killed Gazans at a rate of 100 to 1 in their 25 day war. 1300 Palestinians died, while 13 Israelis were killed. Israel promised a disproportionate response to any future Hamas attacks. Hamas declared a one year cease fire, so any attacks would be from rogue elements of the group. Will the ration continue at 100: 1?

The United States continues to supply the Jewish State with weapon systems and armaments. Israel used horrendous weapons,cluster bombs and white phosphorous, against Gaza's 1.5 million residents. There are no consequences to Israel's heinous acts. Israel received Pentagon approval to buy the Littoral Combat Ship. The shallow water ship enhances Israel's long-range capabilities and potentially could be used in a conflict with Iran. The ship is capable of carrying special forces and larger infantry units. Also, it carry midsize vehicles and two helicopters.

Israeli Prime Minister candidates run on a Palestinian non-peace platform. None want to give up settlements, a key requirement for peace. Israel clearly wants more war, and the U.S. facilitates it.