Tuesday Eve Links
On my tip of Haveil Havalim #100 I said I’d check the links and post the ones I liked best as soon as I had a reasonable amount of free time. So I now have, and here they are:
- The More Things Change...., by WestBankMama of WestBankBlog, December 26, 2006, in which she compares the similarity of the news in British Mandatory Palestine 70 years ago to those of Israel today. That’s the way it is with Jewish history: when you read your history, you’re also reading current events.
- The Dresden Option, by David Bogner of Treppenwitz, December 27, 2006, in which he says Israel should pursue a different strategy than the fruitless one of being such nice guys. I agree: since the world (as in “Dear World”) says we’re monsters anyway, no matter how careful we are to minimize civilian casualties on the other side, let’s stop all this insanity of wartime gentlemanliness.
- Shoot us, please shoot us!, by Carl in Jerusalem, of Israel Matzav, December 28, 2006, in which he speaks of Olmert’s bid to arm Abu Mazen’s Fatah to fight Hamas. Bringing out the truth we’ve known since 1938 but a lot of us choose to ignore: when confronted with fascistic ideologies, “Realpolitik” is anything but realistic.
- On ‘ethicists’ and Jewish values, by Carl in Jerusalem, December 29, 2006, in which he takes Professor Asa Kosher for dictating an un-Jewish ethic for the IDF regarding the Kassam rocket assault. Very timely, considering the recent news item of US Border Patrol men preferring to run away from the invaders rather than face the inevitable legal prosecution. “Rules of engagement” for the civilized world, no holds barred for the invading barbarians. That’s how you win wars. Not.
Saving the best for the last, here’s a link not on Haveil Havalim #100, but a must-read: Auld Lang Syne, Scots Nationalism, and Palestinian Fraud, on Townhall.com, by Michael Medved, January 3, 2007, in which he skewers the Pretendestinians by comparing their cobbled-up nationalism to the real (and non-violent) deal from Scotland. A masterfully written piece, the kind that makes me go, “Why didn’t I think of putting things that way?” Hat tip goes to Avi Green of Tel-Chai Nation, via the Infidel Bloggers Alliance.