March 23, 2004
You do the math
Yes, he was an ultraradical involved in the plottings of many suicide bombings targeted against civilians. But, when does it become necessary to actually drop a bomb on someone from a helicopter, to blow him up with fancy high-tech missiles, when the ultimate effect will pretty likely spawn a whole generation of youths who will glorify his position (the dissolution of the state of Israel) and gleefully take part in acts of martyrdom and terror from which many more innocents will die?
Posted by tmonkey at March 23, 2004 12:45 AM
two sorrowful (and simplistic) words: september 12th.
Wow. I always thought someone should merge the political cartoon with, for lack of a better word, "games." Excellent.
Shocking especially when you see the illustration style that Reuters chose for their explanation of how the sheik was assassinated.
Yes, back to the matter at hand...shocking.
Particularly interesting is the use (in the Reuters illo) of the word "battlefield" to describe the mosque curbside that the missile was targeting.
If bloggers around the world all knew this was a bad idea for Israel, why on earth did Sharon still go through with it? If the Knesset only took their cues from blogs, Israel would surely be a safe, secure, and peaceful nation.
That's assuming Sharon wants Israel to be a safe, peaceful nation. That's assuming Israel wants to be a safe, peaceful nation.
Well, unlike our homegrown apocalyptic, premillennial dispensationalists, Jews generally either believe: things need to get better before the Messiah comes OR that there is nothing else but this world. Both philosophies seem geared towards a desire for safety and peace. It's the belief of the religious right here at home that believe the world has to go to shit before we get 1,000 years of good times.