I don't know if any of you saw Hanson on John Gibson earlier today on FOX, but he is brilliant, clear, sagacious. The quinessential military historian.One of the important intellectuals America has, a treasure. Hats off to Gibson for having him, it was the first time I have seen him speak on any new channel. Rare, like Sowell.
SINCE ISRAELI settlers withdrew from Gaza in 2005, Palestinian terrorists have replied by consistently shooting homemade Qassam rockets at civilian targets inside Israel. Just recently, they’ve kidnapped a soldier and a hitchhiker (who has been killed) — and promised to do the same to others.
You’d expect these terrorist attacks on Israel to be viewed by responsible nations as similar to the jihadist violence we read about daily around the world — radical Islamists beheading Russian diplomats over Chechnya, plotting to do the same to the Canadian prime minister or threatening murder over insensitive Danish cartoons.
But that isn’t the case at all. Israel is always seen as a special exception that somehow deserves what it gets.
Other states can retaliate with impunity, brutally killing thousands of Muslim terrorists, while Israel is condemned when it takes out a few dozen.