Thursday, February 23, 2006

Balata Refugee Camp Controversy

I am seeing some coverage about the excursion made by the IDF into the Balata Refugee camp which resulted in more dead than any day since the Hamas election win (like that was so long ago??). But my favorite excerpt, which I added below, does a wonderful job of showing how most of the violent rhetoric out of the Palestinians is just foolhardy posturing that can't be backed up:

One of the dead is identified as a top fugitive interviewed by The Associated Press yesterday. He told the AP, "They will never catch me."

D'oh! First rule of thumb, young terrorist, is never say never. Course, he's not alive to be humiliated. We know how they hate that so.

8 Comments:

At 12:47 PM, Blogger Batya said...

How does the coverage compare to that of the police violence in Amona?

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Tran Sient said...

In the words of Clint Eastwood: 'Dying ain't much of a livin, boy'

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger Rachy said...

Ha! If I had the IDF on my behind, I wouldn't be saying never either!

 
At 12:56 AM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Of course the prococations that led to the raid are under reported.

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger Sergeant America said...

I enjoyed that excerpt, too!

They will never catch ... *BOOM* *BANG* (... blood flowing out on the sand.)

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

I think the management of Hamas is due for a similar operation by IDF.

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Rebekah said...

I agree with missinglink!

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Russet Shadows said...

There is a verse in the Koran (or one of the Islamic writings) that says that death is better than humiliation. That is the key to understanding the endless bravado which can never match reality.

 

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