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I have chaffed at the notion of “limited warfare” since Vietnam. I reckon that a people get the government they deserve, and I have no sympathy for the wives, children, and supporters of those who have declared war on me and mine. The current hand wringing over a few civilian casualties in Israel’s war with Hamas is nonsense. The Palestinians freely elected Hamas for their government, precisely because these terrorists vow to push Israel into the sea. Actions have consequences, and the sooner they learn of their foolishness, and are completely and utterly vanquished beyond all will to try it again, the sooner peace will become possible in Palestine.

Vanderleun has recycled a five-year-old memo he wrote for the Israelis to deliver to the Palestinians. Too bad they didn’t use it; but hopefully they are in the process of executing its intent, for they don’t seem to be paying the international community much heed:

We have, with your agreement and assurances of a better performance, given you time, money, professional help, medication and a more than reasonable offer of land for you to live in while you work out “your issues.” In the course of these meetings we feel we have been more than forthcoming in our attendance to your “special needs.”…

It has come to our attention, through a continuing rain of the body parts of our citizens onto our streets, that “your issues” do not seem to be resolvable through considered and mutually agreeable negotiations. The outcome of these ‘negotiations’ in the recent past seems to us to be one of we give and you take and then you kill us. We have decided that this is not a peace project that we wish to continue…

Bear in mind that we have not in recent memory over-reacted against your unremitting efforts to exterminate us. We have been patient and measured in our responses, cognizant of a watching world and not wanting to seem, even for a moment, to be as savage and violent as those who have been waging a coward’s war against us for decades. We have, at all points, been as honorable in war as possible — even when the wars in which we were engaged were not fought by honorable adversaries but by cowards and murderers…

Because we are weary of having our streets used as your martyr’s mausoleums, because we are extremely angered when we must place the shredded bodies of our children into body bags, because we would feel a lot better getting up in the morning if we knew we’d be coming home at night, we have decided we must, regretfully, engage in methods which will, finally, either get your attention or leave you without the capacity for attention in the first place…

Should you fail to do so and, as we stated above, even one more of our citizens should be killed by the cowardly methods you have perfected over the years, we will conclude that your entire society values martyrdom more than life and peace and will endeavor, to the utmost limits of our ability, to supply you with same.

Read the whole thing. It is masterful. â—„Daveâ–º

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