" Thou comest to me with a sword and a spear and a shield, but I come to thee in the name of the L-rd of Hosts, the G-d of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast humiliated..." (I Samuel, 17:45-47)

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Impurity of Pure Rifles

As we suspected, the latest war with Hamas is being fought with "pure rifles". Evidently, Netanyahu still cares what the anti-Semitic world thinks, even as he sends our soldiers to battle a ruthless, inhuman enemy. The same spineless leadership. The same Chillul Hashem of Jewish weakness.
  • We read that Gazans are being treated in Israeli hospitals. What lunacy! What would these savages do to wounded Jewish soldiers? What horrors would they endure before they were finally butchered by these ghouls? Mark my words.  It won't be long before Israel starts sending daily caravans of supply trucks ( under fire, no less!) to feed these jackals.  
  • We lost a great opportunity to deal a devastating blow to Gaza. Israel neglected to bomb the funeral procession of the dead dog Jabari. We missed an ideal opportunity to sow terror and break their morale. Surely anyone attending the funeral of such a monster deserves to die.
  • Netanyahu actually withheld IDF fire during the Egyptian PM's three hour visit to Gaza. While rockets continued to fall on Jewish heads, Netanyahu decided that it wasn't prudent to protect Jewish lives. What will Netanyahu do if this Egyptian savage decides to set up shop indefinitely? Call off the entire war?  Egypt has declared war with Israel. Netanyahu still hasn't gotten the message.
And so this endless desecration of The Almighty's name continues. I will not belabor the point. This is not the way to fight a war. Hamas  only understands death. Instead of making them feel the wrath of collective punishment as required by the Halacha, Israel sends them food products and medical supplies.

What does the Torah state about Jewish war? Naturally one turns to the Tanach, and the classical  commentaries.

Deuteronomy 20:1- "When thou goest forth to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, thou shalt not be afraid of them; for the L-rd thy G-d is with thee, who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt."

What is meant by your enemies? Said the Holy One, Blessed be He: Go against them as enemies, just as they do not have mercy upon you, have no mercy on them.” -Midrash Tanhuma, Shoftim 15.

Shabbat Shalom.
May The Almighty protect Am Yisroel.

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