What the Hell Are They Playing At?I've about had it with these @$$#0[€s.
Now Israel is saying they need thirty more goddam days?!
Why? Can't Olmert sleep at night knowing that a Lebanese kid might grow up hating him?
This reminds me of something--ah, yes:
2:16. Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.--from the Book of Matthew
2:17. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying:
2:18. 'A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.'
Much good it did Herod in the end, too.
And all I can do is wait for Mr. "measured and proportionate" Harper to mumble some excuse that'll allow him to stand idly by while Olmert continues to try to prove his manhood.
You want a good reason not to have mandatory military service? So young men don't stay insecure about the size of their dicks when they get to be old men.
Olmert didn't do combat service time (though unlike *** he can actually prove he served)--he was a reporter. Combat journalism in those days wasn't as dangerous as it is now, and clearly Olmert feels he has something to prove. His defence minister also didn't see combat duty.
All of which explains a heck of a lot about the current war. Real soldiers don't buy into "death or glory"--they know too much about both.
I wonder if the IDF know that their bosses are committing them to a war that they seem less likely to "win" as time goes by? How do they feel about the fact that their kids'll have to fight the orphans they create today? Or are they just going to play it safe and commit outright genocide?
Clearly, no-one in the security cabinet has learned the lessons of history. Damn them.