Extreme Measures

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert doesn't believe in negotiating with terrorists for the return of one of his soldiers. In a display that must be comforting to the young, captive IDF corporal, Israeli aircraft have destroyed bridges out of Gaza and most recently a power station that provides electricity to 65 percent of the Palestinian occupied region as part of a military campaign intended to persuade Hamas to release Cpl. Gilad Shalit.

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Israel kept up the pressure on Palestinian militants to release a captive Israeli soldier Wednesday, sending its warplanes to bomb a Hamas training camp after knocking out electricity and water supplies for most of the 1.3 million residents of the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians dug in behind walls and embankments, preparing for a major strike after Israel sent in troops and tanks, and bombarded bridges and a power station.

The Palestinians have mastered the art of playing the victim. They're the little kid who slaps you when the teacher's not looking, and gets you in trouble when she turns around. No doubt the world will soon condemn Israel for the lengths her armed forces are going to bring back one of their own.

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Posted by Portia at June 28, 2006 07:16 AM | TrackBack

Unfortunately for American taxpayers, WE are the ones insuring that electrical tower the Israelis just knocked out. Why in the world we are in the insurance business is beyond me. Oh well, it's only money.

Posted by: clyde at July 1, 2006 10:25 AM