A Gimps View From The North

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Thursday, December 20


I am well and truly outraged on behalf of the residents of Sderot. They are taking a daily pounding by the peace loving Hamas, and our duly elected government refuses to provide minimum shelters for them.
Back in the day when we were dodging katyushas up here at least all buidings were built with shelters and security rooms were built on to all the apartment blocks. The present government has been ignoring it's primary function, indeed the primary function of any goverment which is to protect it's citizens from threats. Olmert had the nerve to tell the Supreme court that it was none of their business how or if his government provided protection. And they let him get away with it. Granted, effective shelter from those rockets can not be provided overnight, but, if work on a solution isn't started, they'll never have one.
There were actually people who thought that things would change for the better by appeasing the PLO (make no mistake; Fatah is the PLO) and Hamas. Just look where that got us, Sderot under constant bombardment. There was an airstrike in Gaza that killed a few Hamas types and sent the other scrambling for cover, so no rockets were launched for a few hours. Mark my words. The brave Hamas leaders went to ground, underground to get out their longer range, more destructive rockets. The fun and games have barely gotten started.
Maybe we can't turn the clock back and undo all the stupid things we've done since Oslo, but it really is time to start trying to figure a way out of this mess Rabin, Peres, Sharon, Olmert et al have gotten us into. Just think about it for a minute. Not one, not a single one of the 22 Arab countries has ever so much as lifted a finger to help their so called palestinian brethren. Not a one. Could it be that they know something we refuse to see?
Jordan was supposed to be their state, but the Brits screwed up by handing Sodding Arabia to the sodding Saud family and had to give Jordan to the Husein crowd, and none of them want anything to do with that newly discovered people-the palestinians. It's just another of those lies that's been repeated so often that it's now widely accepted as the truth. Sorry, but in my book the constant repeating of a lie does not make it any more true than it was the first time it was said. It well and truly infuriates me that we, as a whole have swallowed that one hook line and sinker. Israel is going down for the third time and our leaders either failed basic lifeguarding or just don't care as long as they can stay in office, even as the water is lapping at their chins.


  • At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Peppermint said…

    Of course your outrage is totally justified.

    The Israel government is failing you like the US government is failing us, not protecting its' citizens which is the foundation of any governmnent.

    I'd like to know where are all these Arabs who "care" so much (snide remark) for their poor Palestinian brothers. Sure, they don't see that these people have anywhere to live, nor do they give a hoot what happens to them. It gives me a stomach ache just thinking about it.

  • At 9:03 PM, Blogger Purplegimp said…

    That clunk you heard was me falling off the news wagon. And it was worth the fall. The day before esterday we got a bunch of Hamas types and it took them until today to come out from under their rocks to shoot a couple more kassams. Their fearless leader is mewling for a ceasefire. Of course he wants a ceasefire. He needs time to reorganize and get the bigger rockets out of their hiding places.And we'll probably agree to it. All I can say is "DUCK....INCOMING!

  • At 11:11 AM, Blogger irtexas44 said…

    I think your common sense business can't come to soon. Everytime I think back to Imlittlewad's ambassador last year at Columbia University and his comments I gag. Some one ask him about the holocust and he said that wasn't the question, the question was what was the Palestinians part in it? I still have no idea what he was asking. But he seemed to think he had nailed it. There was just silence. ????

    I hope you get the Animal Planet channel. It is the best thing out there. I just saw a cat playing a piano and a cockatoo dancing. Best thing out there.

    The rest of the world is so far out of line the only thing that makes sense are the animals. I think we have to look back and take some lessons from them.

  • At 2:12 PM, Blogger Purplegimp said…

    It's going to take much more that a little common sense to get things back on track.
    The animals are better at than we are. They have th sense to come in out of the rain. I wish more of us did.
    I think I'm going to have to an "If I were the boss of the world" post soon.


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