The Haditha in the Hamas Charter expressly calls for the extermination of all
Jews. The Palestinians in Gaza had a choice between the more moderate Fatah or the friendly and charming Hamas, notorious for such lovely acts as the carving up of a Fatah member into sliced steaks and mailing them to his family. But, hey, what can you expect from a group that actually believes (snicker) in the authenticity of that Mein Kampf precursor "Protocols of the Elders of Zion". Where's Henry T. Ford when you need him?
As long as the Palestinian people accept a Hamas governed Gaza, a government bent on genocide of the Israeli people, Israel will continue its deracination of these and other territories, along with all proxies, friends and sympathizers of Hamas. It will use coordinated raids and, if necessary, total annihilation of Gaza and those who have the unfortunate misguidance to support it.
The Los Angeles Times has a special place reserved for its editors in Dante's Seventh Circle of Hell for their ongoing anti-Jew campaign, which has at its center one sole reason for its existence: the fomenting of hate crimes against Jews in this city by the ignorant and illiterate unwashed. Those who have virtually no idea of the reality behind the propagandist sputum from these assholes are ripe candidates. For the Times to consistently place this story, or for that matter any story of Israel, over and over again on page one, against all reasonable proportion to other human rights abuses, is an affront to decency and all sense of right and wrong. Where are the chronic page one exposes over the murders being committed in Brazil, the religious killings in Pakistan and Colombian human rights murders? What of New Guinea, Malawi, North Korea, Mexico, not to mention the murder of police in Arizona, or if you like, the recent immigration law itself, depending on whose side you're on?
Israel, against all reason, is held to an impossible standard, as impossible and irrational as the anti-Semitism that fuels it. The aim, of course, is to ultimately finish what Hitler started.
Whether I agree with this assessment or not is irrelevant. What is relevant is that Israel will use all of its potency, including thermo-nuclear weapons if need be, to not merely defend itself and its borders, but to remind the world of the dire consequences of spilling Jewish blood, whose cheapness may be measured against the flame darkened skies of its enemies.