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Groundhog Day: Middle East Version

usmcairingig Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:02 PM
No wonder it was a shorter amount of time to go from Pearl Harbor to VJ Day than it took to get in Iraq (March, 2003) to even get sufficient troops there to control the situation (the Surge, May, 2007)

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...