Friday, August 23, 2013

Rockets from Lebanon crash into northern Israel, seeking civilian victims

Try to think of any other nation, today or in history, beset with this deadly combination of enemies on all its borders, enemies who are phenomenally well equipped, unfettered by having to play by any of the rules that are supposed to bind states (they're not states), and driven by religious zeal of an intensity that brings them to commit acts of savagery against their own people (think Syria and Iraq in particular) that may be among the most vicious in recorded history. Then reflect for a moment on the unceasing criticism poured onto Israel (total population: barely 8,000,000, far smaller than the population of Cairo alone) as it tries to fend off the barbarians.

Frimet/Arnold Roth..
This Ongoing War..
22 August '13..

Tonight's (Thursday night) main news headline on the Times of Israel website (see the screenshot left) expresses what most Israelis understood long ago: when the Arabs have problems, Israel can expect to pay a price.

Haaretz reports tonight:

At least three rockets were fired on Israel from southern Lebanon on Thursday afternoon, Israel Defense Forces confirmed, setting off air raid sirens in the Nahariya and Acre areas. One of the rockets was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, Israel Defense Forces Spokesman Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai said. The army believes that global jihad operatives, and not Hezbollah, are behind the attacks. It was not immediately clear exactly how many rockets were fired. The IDF identified a barrage of either three or four rockets fired from the Klayaa area, south of Tyre, Lebanon.

And at Ynet:

It was cleared for publication that the Iron Dome missile defense system has successfully intercepted at least one rocket out of several that were fired from Lebanon at the Western Galilee region. Different media outlets in Lebanon have reported that two rockets were launched at Israel from the Al Kalila region in Tyre district in southern Lebanon... According to the Lebanese reports, the rockets were Katyushas. Lebanese network Al Jadeed TV has reported that the Lebanese military blocked the access to the area from which the rockets were launched... Police advised residents to remain close to shelters... Three people have reportedly suffered shock in Naharyia as a result of the rocket-launches. In addition, a car was damaged by what appears to be the shell of an Iron Dome missile which intercepted one of the rockets.

Over on the other side of Israel's northern and southern borders, there are terrorist forces, armed to the teeth with arsenals of rockets numbering in the tens of thousands, who can and will attack when the mood takes them. They have zero regard for any strategic goals or Israel-related causes, and even less regard for whatever negative consequences their actions might bring onto the heads of their compatriots.


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