We are supposed to just take as much as the terrorists are willing to dish out, but we can't strike back in any fashion because they hide behind the title "civilian."
When will the world realize that terrorists are not part of an organized army? They do not wear uniforms. They are not formally affiliated with any government. They are, yes, "civilians" according to international law.
But they are deadly, murdering, civilians equipped with rocket propelled grenades, bombs, missiles, and heavy ordinance.
They are not "innocent" civilians in the least. They are waging a gorilla war against civilization, and they are winning because we are too focused on the definitions of the past and not interested enough in the survival of the future.
To look at what happened in Gaza as a "war crime" would be the same as arresting the victim of a rape for being raped . . . but wait . . . the arabs do that, don't they?
It is amazing that we can be clearly attacked, but we can't ever strike back because the brutes aren't wearing the uniform of a national army. Our entire definition of warfare needs to be updated before we all die from these organized "civilians" who want to wage war on the world.
Netanyahu's remarks at the start of Cabinet meeting
Forwarding the decision of what is known as the Goldstone Report to the United Nations would strike a fatal blow to the peace process.
Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the start of the Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 1 October 2009:
"In the next 24 hours, a vote will take place in Geneva in the framework of the council known as the United Nations Human Rights Council. I remind you that in recent years, this council has made more decisions against Israel than against all other 180 counties in the world.
Today, if it should decide to forward what is known as the Goldstone Report to the United Nations, it will strike a severe blow to three things:
First of all, it will strike a severe blow to the war against terrorism since it will afford total legitimization to terrorists who fire upon civilians and who hide behind civilians. To those who - from international platforms, and using international law - attack and condemn the victim who legitimately defends himself, this is a mortal blow to the war on terrorism.
Secondly, it will strike a mortal blow to the stature of the United Nations. It will return it to its darkest days, in which it could make the most absurd decisions, which would empty it of all substance and significance.
Thirdly, and perhaps the most immediate and obvious of all, forwarding the decision of what is known as the Goldstone Report, would strike a fatal blow to the peace process.
Because Israel will no longer be able to take additional steps and take risks for peace if its right to self-defense is denied. Now, the decision on whether to forward this report which will impair both the struggle against terrorism and stature of the United Nations, and strike a mortal blow to the peace process, is a decision of those same 50 countries which are now convening in Geneva.
I hope that a majority will show equanimity. We have no confidence in this; usually there is an automatic majority against us. But if there is such a majority, this severe blow will be avoided, and if there is no such majority, the responsibility will be on those countries that lacked balance."
Deputy FM Ayalon: "If the Goldstone Report is adopted, the Human Rights Council will become the Terror Rights Council."
In anticipation of the vote in Geneva on the Goldstone Report, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon together with Foreign Ministry Director General Yossi Gal and Deputy Legal Adviser Daniel Taub briefed the foreign diplomats and the international media in Israel.
Deputy FM Ayalon called on the ambassadors to ignore the report and not to take any action based on it. "If the report is adopted," he said, "the Human Rights Council will become the 'Terror Rights Council'.
The report denies democracies the right of self-defense and in effect protects terrorism." Ayalon added that "Acceptance of the report would have a global effect on the struggle of the international community against extremists throughout the world."
He also stressed that any endorsement of the report would deal a significant blow to the peace process with the Palestinians.