The world’s useful idiots never get it. Israel targets Palestinian soldiers, and is terribly troubled when she inadvertently kills the civilians amongst whom the fighters hide. The Palestinians deliberately target civilians, and try to kill the largest number possible. Today, they succeeded:
A bus explosion in Jerusalem has caused dozens of casualties, police said Wednesday.
Scores of ambulances converged on the area near the central bus station and a city conference hall in a Jewish neighborhood of downtown Jerusalem, Reuters reported, citing Israeli TV and radio.
People were lying on the ground and taken away on stretchers, according to The Associated Press.
The explosion appears to be the first bus bombing in several years and comes amid rising tension between Hamas militants and Israel.
Israel is fighting a principled war; if Sherman’s March through Georgia is any guide, the Palestinians are the ones who, ultimately, will be fighting a successful war. Wars end, not when the military gives up, but when the civilians give up. That’s why the Palestinians target that population. As long as Israel goes after buildings and specific fighters, she stiffens resistance, I think, without achieving a military goal.
Having said that, I’m not sure I see an option for Israel. She’s in an untenable situation, made worse by the fact that the world forgives the mass murderers and pillories the principled fighters.