It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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18 January 2010

Disproportionate Response

I received an email from my rabbi this morning about "disproportionate response," that makes an excellent point, and one that has been on my mind since the disastrous earthquake that devastated Haiti.

During operations like Cast Lead in Azza last year, when Israel finally responded to 8 years of unending rocketing and shelling of its civilian population by the radical genocidal Muslim terror group Hamas, or the 2006 Lebanon war, a response to the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers and rocketing of Israeli cities by Hezbollah, the world cries out "disproportionate response!" like a bunch of Chicken Littles, many of which are liberal bloggers, some of whom I am embarrassed to say, I worked with and wrote for in response to the fascism and misogyny of the Marack campaign in 2008. So where was the outcry from Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan, Amnesty International, these liberal bloggers, the UN, EU, and the rest of the hypocrites while Israeli civilians were attacked and soldiers kidnapped in violation of international law? They were either actively cheering on, or silently approving of the Islamic terrorists' actions against the Jews.

And now there is a new response from Israel, this one truly being disproportionate. In answer to the crisis in Haiti, Israel, a nation of 7.5 million people, has sent 220 people, including medical personal, to actuate search and rescue, and open and operate the largest field hospital there, which is established to treat 5000 people a day, and has already seen the birth of a Haitian baby, whose mother chose to name Israel in honor of the Jewish medical and military workers who helped facilitate a healthy and safe delivery. In comparison, Britain, a country that never shies away from condemning Israel for anything it can think of, sent 64 firemen and 8 volunteers.

The Arab and Moslem nations sent nothing, with the exception of Turkey which has provided a nominal search and rescue team. Seems that when saving lives, as opposed to attempting to destroy Jewish and non-Moslem lives is the agenda, these countries can't be bothered. As the email I received pointed out the Organization of the Islamic Conference is the largest voting bloc in the UN, an organization whose Human Rights Committee has managed to condemn Israel repeatedly for defending itself against terrorists seeking to kill its civilians by any means possible, while a gross violator like China is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, on which an oppressive genocidal regime like Syria is allowed to sit as a rotating member while Israel is banned from ever having a seat. It should come as no surprise that Turkey is the only country of the OIC that has pledged either money or personal to Haiti, and at best it is only for show.

It is also no surprise that Israel, a country whose military takes far greater measures to reduce civilian casualties in military operations than any other on the planet, as testified to by Britain's former military commander in Afghanistan, as well as being a plain statistical fact, and provided disproportionate amounts of aid and workers to Gujarat India, Kenya, Indonesia, and a host of other disaster zones over the years, is once again leading the way in bringing help, relief, and aid to the Haitian people. But somehow I doubt that these fine Jewish men and women will be honored in the halls of the UN any time soon. If they were to be however, I would hope they would have enough pride and self-respect to refuse to accept any such accolades from the racists of the UN if they were to be offered.

Kol HaKavod ladies and gentleman. You do us proud.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are so proud of our IDF team and of ZAKA--a team of orthodox Jews who are out there with them. There were a few small blurbs about the Israeli hospital, and miracle of miracles CNN actually praised them as being first on site and the "only" ones who came prepared to tend to serious surgery. Atlas Shrugs has the link. The really sad part--Haaretz runs an article about "gazans" collecting money because they are also suffering like Haiti because of Israel, Ynet not much better.