Ban proves to be a tool for the jihad. "Disproportionate force," more psychobabble for fools and tools. While Ashkelon is under rocket fire:
UN Head Condemns Israel Israel National News
(IsraelNN.com) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned Israel in an emergency session of the Security Council on Saturday night. “While recognizing Israel's right to defend itself, I condemn the disproportionate and excessive use of force that has killed an injured so many civilians, including children," he said. Hamas claims that dozens of civilians were killed in IDF operations in Gaza on Saturday, while IDF officials argue that most of those killed were armed Hamas terrorists.
Meanwhile no mention of Palestinians using human shields in attacks
John Bolton puts this lie to rest in previous remarks here:
After the Hezbollah attack across the blue line and Israel's resonse in self defense, Israel was criticized repeatedly for the disproportionate use of force. This is a way of saying, in UN terms, that your exercising your legitimate right of self defense is actually illegitimate because you are doing something more than you need to do to respond in self defense. In fact what Israel started to do but didn't finish was respond not only to the particular attack but to go after the threat posed by Hezbollah .I asked at the time, what would a proportionate response from Israel would have been. Were they required simply to kill 3 hezballah terrorists, kidnap 2 and fire a couple of rockets across the blue line in opposite direction? Is that what they were limited to? .......... Would that argument have meant that in World War II, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, that the United States limited to sinking an equivalent number of aircraft carriers and battleships and then we would have had to have stopped.
I mean this is an argument that is so fundamentally fallacious that it is hard to know whether to laugh at it or to try and rebut it seriously. But the point is given American military capacity we are always likely to be met with an argument that we are using disproportionate force when we respond to an attack on our interests ......
So although it sounds like a limited point of criticism of Israel to say they're responding with a disproportionate force in answering a Hezballah attack, underlying this criticism is something that relates directly to American security. And that's why there was such intensity in the Security Council and such feeling by Kofi Annan despite his reputation as being friendly to Israel, the VEHEMENCE with which he pushed the attack against the so called disproportionate use of force by Israel, I think, is very revealing.
UPDATE: Rick Richman has an email from Sderot here
UPDATE: Jan sent this to me. He nails it:
After many conversations with the “Progressives” of the world, I finally understand what Israel is allowed to do when attacked. Actually what I found out are the things that Israelis are not allowed to do:
- Kill a disproportionate number of “militants”, the operate number being zero. That is, killing a single one is not allowed.
- You are not allowed to cut off supplies to people who are teaching their children not to use your supplies.
- Harm a single civilian acting as a human shield
- Do anything to their territory to stop attacks on you
What you are allowed to do is:
- Say Mourner’s Kaddish – in private so as not to make the world field uncomfortable
What you are required to do:
- Supply weapons, ammunition and training to the Arabs so that they can improve their security forces to better kill you (Hear that, Olmert, Livni and Rice?)
- Give them fuel, water, electricity, food, medical supplies so they aren’t uncomfortable while they try and kill you
Jan, stop making sense!
Ezra HaLevi (IsraelNN.com) The city of Netivot, in the western Negev, as well as the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo came under fire Saturday night after midnight.
A Grad-type Katyusha rocket was fired from Gaza, landing in the Negev town of Netivot before dawn Sunday morning. It landed near the grave of famed Morrocan Jewish Kabbalist Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, the Baba Sali, in an open field. No injuries or damage were reported, though the landing did christen yet another large town, now within range of extended rocket fire from Gaza.
Posters around Netivot prior to the 2005 Disengagement warned residents that a Gaza withdrawal would lead to their homes being shelled.
Read it all. Merciless savages.
Olmert said, no one had the "right to preach" to Israel, that needs to take the "basic measures" of defending its citizens from attacks that "ruin their lives and shatter their joy."