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Groundhog Day: Middle East Version

Lee70 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 6:57 PM
Israel should have annihilated the "Palestinians" in 1967 when there were fewer of them, taking the one-time political hit which by now would have all but faded into memory. Ahh, hindsight... Now they need to announce to the world, in the interest of full disclosure, that the next rocket from Gaza will bring about the TOTAL obliteration of every one and every thing in Gaza. If they wish to become martyrs, Israel should accommodate and put an end to the madness once and for all.

In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day.

A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly "movie" always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked by terrorists groups, often called "militants" by the media, each one with the same goal: Israel's elimination. After demonstrating considerable restraint of the kind that would never be tolerated by any other nation, Israel fires back.

Suddenly, the world awakens from its indifference. World leaders, who said little when Israeli civilians were wounded and killed, now...