The Israelis just struck back hard at Hamas in
For several prior weeks, Hamas terrorists had been daily launching rockets into Israeli towns that border
These terrorists point to the
Watching both this week's war and the world's predictable reaction to it, we can recall the
First is the now-familiar
World opinion more vehemently condemns
Second, intent in this war no longer matters. Every Hamas unguided rocket is launched in hopes of hitting an Israeli home and killing men, women and children. Every guided Israeli air-launched missile is targeted at Hamas operatives, who deliberately work in the closest vicinity to women and children.
Killing Palestinian civilians is incidental to Israeli military operations and proves counterproductive to its objectives. Blowing up Israeli non-combatants is the aim of Hamas' barrages: the more children, aged and women who die, the more it expects political concessions from Tel Aviv. ...
The rest of Hanson’s essay’s here. I hope you give it a read if you’ve not done so already.
Hat tip: Realclearpolitics.com