Isn’t it strange. That now that the ceasefire has come through that the Israelis have been TRANSFORMED from these outrageous bullies with all this overkill and unfair super-duper firepower… And now that they have conformed to peoples wishy-washy FEELINGS about international law, and to the urgings of their allies…Now that they have have backed off on account that they can see that the terrible pictures of young blokes being wheeled into hospital with their legs blown off… Now that they have decided to “Do the right thing” and look for a chance or an excuse to corale the dogs of war…..
Well they are military incompetents aren’t they. What a difference a ceasefire makes to the dumb left. Now suddenly THAT THE CEASEFIRE IS ON the Israelis got whipped.
And there is a myth out there that took a 360 degrees turn. The idea that Hezbollah chased Israel out of Lebanon the last time round. Total bullshit. They were strong-armed by the Clinton administration is what happened. And they were trying to do the right thing. Immediately after they left they were spat on and the myth developed that Hezbollah drove them out.
Now for four weeks I could taunt the left at what liars and dupes they were.
FOR FOUR WEEKS I COULD RUB IT IN THEIR FACE THAT THEY WERE LIARS AND/OR DUPES FOR BELIEVING THAT RIDICULOUS STORY.
I should be able to do it now. But it will be no turning of the vice to do so. Because that myths bounced back with a bunch of others.
What a difference a ceasefire makes.
Normally speaking a guerilla force (an unfamiliar role foisted on Hezbollah, though one must not deny that probably they were the best light infantry in the Arab world as well as being the A-Team of terror) ought to be able to kill ten soldiers in the opposition while the guerilla force maybe loses one.
Well it looks like early on in the war it was TEN TO ONE THE OTHER WAY. And while it may have gotten down to 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 at the end the wash-up looks like the Israelis nailed the highly skilledm meticulously trained and lavishly resourced Hezbollah….
It looks like the Israelis whipped the Hez (A GUERILLA FORCE FOR FUCKSAKES)…. It looks like the Israelis whipped the Hezbollah, hiding behind their relatives, AT ABOUT 5 TO 1 in terms of body count..
It looks like 500 Hezbollah were killed and heaps and heaps injured and about 100 plus Israelis dead…..
EVERY ISRAELI IS A SOLDIER. The old men. The middle-aged sheilas. Those hot young babes who look oh so interesting holding a rifle. Every one of them a fighter.
But this mafia/terrorist/guerilla force…. we are only talking several thousand. Just forget how many were killed for the moment. How many Hezbollah lost a leg? Or an eye?
But never mind. BULLSHIT MOMENTUM TRUMPS REASON EVERY TIME.
Here is what I wrote on Prodeo.
PanelbeaterBird on 21 August 2006 at 4:21 pm
Well our side with its tradition of free speech has been left behind on what we call BULLSHIT MOMENTUM.
I mean on the one hand you guys are saying the Israeli response was DISPROPORTIONATE………..
But then on the other hand you are saying THE ISRAELIS GOT TERRIBLY STOMPED….
Now no-one was claiming that the Israelis got stomped until the ceasefire was in place.
But the minute the ceasefire is over everyones saying that the Israelis got stomped.
Before the ceasefire: Israelis inhumane jew-bullies using their massively unfair firepower.
After the ceasefire: Oh shucks well you know. Only conservatives don’t realise that the Israelis got horribly beaten…..
The Israelis are such bullies/The Israelis got their guts handed to them on a plate….
Now perhaps with you leftists helping them the jihadists may effectively be able to rewrite history and get a psycological win over a military thrashing.
But it only makes the point that while we can still whip all these people with the SWORD we are hopelessly beaten when it comes to the SERMON.
And the other point is that BULLSHIT MOMENTUM trumps REASON every time.
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I would like to add to this. A war ends when one side knows it has lost. The Israelis won that encounter no question from a military standpoint. But the Hez are (publicly at least) triumphant. Those Hezbollah that haven’t been injured have been promoted up in the world by the death of their colleagues and now they are probably feeling like Mafia bigshots if they weren’t bigshots in the organisation before. In an outfit like that a lot of deaths means promotion and status to those that are left.
But I want you leftists to think about what you are acheiving when you go to bat for terrorist propaganda.
A war isn’t finished until both sides agree that one side is lost. We may have beaten the Germans in World War I. I think we probably did. I think though just a few months before they were chewing our ground forces up like nobodies business. And those green American troops were getting eaten alive. But I think it is the case that their logistics probably came to a grinding halt.
But one way or another they didn’t feel beaten.
(I got to looking at things this way reading Victor Davis Hanson and Donald Kagan…. both Classics Proffessors).
So the left going to bat for the terrorists every time is prolonging the war. Its irresponsible.
And notice something else.
In Iraq things are worse then they’ve ever been. All the time prior the left was saying that things were worse then they really were. All the time prior the left were ignoring anything good that was happening there.
Now things are really frightful the left has lost interest. Its job of political warfare is not necessary any longer. Its giving moral support and encouragement to the enemy is now superfluous.
So the left has turned off Iraq. And also it could not be clearer now that the dictatorships have been pushing the murder of Iraqis and Americans in Iraq all this time. And its like Iran doesn’t even seem to want to hide what they are doing anymore.
So the left are quiet on Iraq for the very first time.
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