It’s hard to read this and not think in personal terms:
Hizbullah would likely shoot between 400 and 600 missiles a day into Israel during a future war, a senior Mossad official told a congressional delegation to Israel in 2009, according to a US diplomatic cable published on Sunday.
The cable from November 2009 summed up meetings a delegation led by Ike Skelton (D-Missouri) held with top officials from the Mossad, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the IDF. It was first published on Sunday by Norway’s Aftenposten newspaper, which received it from WikiLeaks.
According to the Mossad official, 100 of the missiles will hit Tel Aviv.
Hizbullah, the delegation was told, has 40,000 missiles as well as a number of Iranian-made Ababil unmanned aerial vehicles that have a range of 150 km. and can be loaded with explosives and sent to bomb strategic targets in Israel. — Jerusalem Post
100 missiles will hit Tel Aviv.
This is the fruit of Western appeasement, of sophisticated Europeans and Americans turning a blind eye to murderous barbarians. This is the fruit of the process that happens at the UN, the snotty British academics, my ignorant neighbors in Peace Fresno, the churches that call for BDS, and the stupid ‘Left’ that’s taken over the perennial job of hating Jews from its previous occupants.
This is what it finally comes down to, attempted murder and even genocide. This is what you are calling for, my friends at KPFA and NPR, Roger Cohen and the New York Times, Richard Silverman and Max Blumenthal, the Muslim students at UC Irvine. You said you were concerned about peace and human rights, but what you actually did was lay the foundation for what you purport to hate — war.
The Jews have the means to defend themselves, and today they are very well prepared. Once the missiles start falling on Tel Aviv, Mr. Obama’s telephone calls to Jerusalem will go unanswered until the threat is wiped away. Israel is cornered with no place to go. It will fight with all of its considerable means.
Israel’s enemies have always underestimated her, and this time it won’t be different except for the scale. It’s a pity that it had to come to this, that instead of restraining the real war-mongers like Iran and Syria, you chose to coddle them. Instead of crushing the anti-civilization forces of Hamas and Hizballah, you legitimized them.
Some of you laid flowers on Yasser Arafat’s grave, and before that you allowed him to speak at the UN, just as you welcomed Ahmadinejad, who aspires to Hitler’s mantle. It made you feel very multiculturally correct to ignore the fact that these ‘leaders’ were in fact monsters. Monsters who have given birth to the coming war.
Now not only are some innocent Israelis going to die unnecessarily and violently, so are thousands of Arabs and Iranians in places like Gaza and Lebanon, and maybe Syria, and maybe Iran. This is what war is. This is what you worked for. Congratulations on a job well done.