Monday, October 29, 2007

UN and EU Condemn Israel Again

Israel has started to cut as much as 15 per cent of electricity supplies to the Gaza strip in response to rocket attacks launched from Gaza. Of course, the UN, EU and the Gazans themselves are up in arms over the unfairness of it all.

Israeli energy sanctions against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip punish an entire population and are unacceptable, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.

The EU also voiced concern after Israel began reducing petrol and diesel supplies in response to militant rocket attacks on its territory.
Yada, yada, yada.

It has been proven time and again that the ability to control terrorism lies within the neighborhoods of the terrorists themselves.

There was no bloodier province in Iraq than Al Anbar. It used to be a province filled with terrorists and terrorist sympathizers. It was a province that contained less than 10 per cent of Iraqi citizens yet was the province in which nearly half of all insurgent violence took place. It was an area largely thought of as being beyond hope by even many in the US military.

Then came the "Awakening" where the Iraqis themselves decided they were tired of being blown up and terrorized. They decided there had to be a better way than simply standing by and allowing others to trash whatever opportunity they had to better their own lives. They began to take back their markets and their towns, and soon the entire province began to turn around.

In Gaza things would be the same if there was a similar Awakening.

Until the Gazans and their hapless leadership decide that being the victim is no fun, their victimhood will continue--if not by Israel, at the very least by the punks that make up the militant forces.

The cutting of electricity in response to terrorist attacks seems reasonable. The words and tears of EU and UN aren't going to convince pedestrian Gazans to do anything about terrorism. Perhaps the Israelis, using more stern incentives, can.

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