Sunday, February 17, 2008

When in Doubt, Kill Some Jews

Two different terrorists died the last few days, one from Hezbollah and one from Islamic Jihad. In both cases, the organizations responded by pledging to murder Jews, even though it was unclear whether Israel was involved in either death.

Hezbollah, one of the world's leading practitioners of car bombing, had the tactic turned on itself with the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh, mastermind of terror attacks responsible for hundreds of American lives.

Washington had a bounty on Mughniyeh's head, making it quite possible Israel's denial of any responsibility was legitimate. But that didn't stop Hassan Nasrallah for screaming "Zionists, if you want this kind of open war, let the whole world listen: Let this war be open."

In Gaza, senior Islamic Jihad terrorist Ayman Atallah Fayed was killed and at least 40 people injured when Fayed's home was flattened by a powerful blast.

The explosion was apparently a "work accident," the unplanned detonation of Kassams being engineered for launching at Israeli civilians. One of course wonders whether any of those who blast Israel anytime civilians are injured when Israel goes after terrorists will criticize Islamic Jihad for endangering innocent civilians by locating a bomb and missile factory in a residential area.

Not surprisingly, Islamic Jihad announced it would carry out reprisal attacks against Israel, even though Israel had nothing to do with the work accident and Fayed was killed, effectively, by either Islamic Jihad itself or one of its allies.

Such is the lunacy Israel has to deal with.

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