Thursday, January 19, 2006
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 10 Comments
Over the last two weeks Olmert's government and the Israeli media had been doing their best to convince the public that the gravest threat they faced came from a few Jewish families living in Hevron. A top officer was even quoted as saying that they were much more dangerous than Arab terrorists.
Today an Arab terrorist once again blew himself up in a crowd. While Hevron was filled with police officers rounding up teenage girls, there was only one police officer available at the mall to intercept the bomber. The bomber managed to escape the police officer and detonated himself causing horrific devastation.
While the police officers were available in Hevron to carry out such important work as arresting a mother with a sick baby for not having proper identification, they were not available to stop an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber.
While the government and the media was busy trumpeting the fradulent slander that Jews had cut down Palestinian olive trees, they were ignoring Hamas' election campaign happening in Jerusalem itself. They did nothing about Iran's nuclear buildup. They ignored the utter chaos left behind after Disengagement and the smuggling of massive quantities of arms into Gaza through Egypt.
Once again the police issue statements about beefing up security but that will no longer be possible. Under the deal worked out on Gaza, Israel will no longer be able to close checkpoints even in the event of a terrorist attack. Israel has badly crippled its ability to fight terrorism and the government works to distract from its failure by creating an enemy out of the settlers they can then defeat with tear gas and truncheons; unlike the arab terrorists they have given up on defeating.
While the government and the media continue their 'Two Minutes of Hate' aimed at the settlers, our enemies begin to prepeare their final push.