Polls show that the conservative opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party have opened up a bigger lead, based on a public concern that the offensive left the Hamas regime intact while failing to free an Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, imprisoned in Gaza for 2-1/2 years.That's funny. I thought the goal of this offensive was to "stop the rockets." Gilad Shalit's name only came up this week -- an afterthought.
Of course Israel didn't crush Hamas. Israel needs Hamas in the same way bush needed bin Laden: to justify their insatiable thirst for blood. Hamas is the whipping boy. Thus, Israel failed to achieve it's fake goals, though it has achieved the real goal: to create a humanitarian crisis to crush the Palestinians, to ensure the whipping boy lives to fight another day, and to embroil the international community physically in Gaza, thereby greasing the skids for WW III, which Israel delusionally believes will solve their problems once and for all by leaving them in a position of unquestioned domination.
Look what Ehud Barak says:
“We have similar tests awaiting us: Iran, Syria, Hezbollah. It isn’t over yet. These subjects have not been cleared from the table,” he said.Is he chagrined by the wanted posters detailing his war crimes? Certainly not. And are the Israeli people listening to the howls of protest from the international community? No. They're not done. They are not repentant. In fact, they don't care what anyone thinks. This is only about them, you see? They are the only people who matter. They twist everything around to serve their perpetual victimhood narrative, facts be damned. Thus, the Israelis seem more and more incapable -- not just unwilling but literally unable, due to apparent group psychosis -- of controlling themselves. That leaves the rest of the world in the position of controlling Israel.
How might that be accomplished? I can think of basically two options: 1) Obama, with the support of organized Jewry in America (the lobby), cuts them off, or 2) Israel learns what it feels like to be on the receiving end of war. Since we know that much of the lobby is just as delusional as the Israelis themselves, we know they will never allow Obama or anyone in Congress to cut Israel off from anything, even if it would save Israel from option 2, then I don't see this ending well. I'm sure the Israelis believe that they can manipulate everything and everyone right were they want them, but a funny thing will happen on the way to the bank. I don't know what it is, but it will happen. This is the danger of taking things for granted and having grand plans for world domination. You're so excited, so close. Your mind drifts, fantasizing about how good it's going to be when you reach your destination. A light turns yellow, but you step on the gas, you're so happy. You can make it in this beautiful car. You reach to turn up the radio, pausing to admire yourself in the rear view mirror, and then wham!
You'll never see it coming, Israel.