Loud explosion rocks southern Israeli city Monday morning. Woman killed, about 10 people injured as suicide bomber detonates explosive belt in commercial center. Second terrorist shot and killed by police officer ...
Palestinian sources estimated that the terrorist was sent by the Islamic Jihad organization. The bomber is believed to have taken advantage of the breached border at the Rafah crossing in order to infiltrate to Egypt and into the Negev. (Read all here)
Long-range rockets and anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles are some of the weapons smuggled into the Gaza Strip over the last 12 days...
Diskin also said numerous terrorists from Iran, Syria and Egypt affiliated with various organizations were smuggled into Gaza and - using training they received in Iran - would try to "upgrade" attacks against Israel. (Read it all here)
Indeed, what's the big deal anyway?
...a professor of journalism at Stanford University and a former foreign policy correspondent for the New York Times, one Joel Brinkley.... [in] his article Hamas explodes a giant hole in Egypt's political cover.
For months now, Hamas has been firing rocket volleys over the Gaza border fence into Israel. Most fall harmlessly in the desert, but the attacks terrify and occasionally injure citizens of Sderot, a small town just east of Gaza. In response, Israel has cut fuel and other supplies to Gaza.
It is more than seven (7) years, and aside of hundreds "occasionally injured" there are thirteen (13) dead by now.
(Simply Jews' Snoopythegoon explains here)
And just in case you are left scratching your head, here is the "moral justification" for all of the above:
Honderich.... thinks that in one particular case - Palestinian terrorism against Israel - this sort of argument provides a successful justification. Palestinian suicide bombing is justified by appeal to the Principle of Humanity.
So there we have it, directly from the dungeons of the Indecent Left, why the shredding to pieces of shoppers at a Dimona market should not get anyone overly exercised on behalf of the shredded. Furthermore, these acts should actually evince cries of joy. Since they achieve what is best for general humanity.
And here is an example, to illustrate how the Honderichian attitude to suicide bombing plays out in media coverage:
Don't you sometimes feel as though the world has gone berserk? That we are inexorably being carried into an a-historical and a-moral existence, where right is wrong, up is down, water is bad for you, poison is good for you, reality is fiction, and fiction - reality?
Is this the dream world that a one-time friend of mine blamed on the dream world induced by our mass media?
How else can we explain the above, or account for this report?
Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that...
23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up.
The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist.
Three percent thought Charles Dickens, one of Britain's most famous writers, is a work of fiction himself.
Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi and Battle of Waterloo victor the Duke of Wellington also appeared in the top 10 of people thought to be myths.
Meanwhile, 58 percent thought Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Holmes actually existed...
"Civilization is not self-supporting. It is artificial. If you are not prepared to concern yourself with the upholding of civilization -- you are done." (Ortega y Gasset)
Monday, February 04, 2008