Saturday, April 17, 2004

Does Jack Straw mean what he says or is he just being polite?

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says Britain condemns killing of Rantissi; from Reuters

Here is Jack Straw's quote:

"The British government has made it repeatedly clear that so-called 'targeted assassinations' of this kind are unlawful, unjustified and counter-productive," Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said in a statement.

Sorry Jack, I disagree. When you read things like:

Rantissi is the leader in the Gaza strip. The chief of the organization responsible for the deaths of 377 Israeli civilians, calling for an "open war" on Jews, he had just moved to the top of Israel’s hit list.

Now Jack, if this guy killed 377 British civilians and called for open war on British citizens, would you then be lawful and justified in killing him? Damn right you would!

As for counter productive, Jack, dear boy, have you been neglecting to read my posts? Tch, Tch, Tch. If you had you would have read this:

The big questions is - is Israel's policy of killing Palestinian terrorist leaders working?

Here are some thoughts from the Middle East Forum

As a result, the nature of Palestinian terror organizations is that they are secretive and compartmentalized. People hardly know each other. There are no headquarters, files, computers, radio equipment, or organizational memory. Removing one activist can handicap or destroy an entire cell, but removal of one cell does not necessarily bring down the entire organization.

Despite defiant Palestinian rhetoric, Palestinian activists' fear of being on Israel's target list is paralyzing, and that is exactly what Israel wants. Explained Sharon:

The plan is to place the terrorists in varying situations every day and knock them off balance so that they will be busy protecting themselves.[22]

The whole article here is worth a read Jack.

And then you get the usual Hamas issued an immediate vow of revenge. Just like when Yassin got his they said "the Hamas leadership said Ariel Sharon had "opened the gates of hell."

Yeah, I'd say that is about right and they shoved Yassin and Rantissi in; to which Satan said "welcome home boys".

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