Sonic booms a justified warning - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Marc Hamil
    • 06.11.05 | 11:44 (IST)

    I realize that Gideon Levy is so far gone to the fringe extremist left that his op-eds deserve no response but I will address the sonic booms out of good humor. Gideon as usual would prefer Israel to do nothing to counter the daily terror attacts emanating from Gaza in the form of rocket attacks and suicide bombings. Even non-lethal retaliation to him is victimizing the Palestinians. He describes the "indiscriminate killing" of armed militants (aka terrorist) but is that "indiscriminate" or are they killed cause they are bent on killing innocent Israelis? The sonic booms are a warning to the Palestinian populace. The terrorist are the "peoples army" of the Palestinians and recieve full support from them. The sonic booms are in response to the real booms caused by the "indiscriminate" rocket attacks on innocent Israelis. They are not acts of random cruelty but a reminder and warning to the Palestinians of Israels capability. The mentally ill Levy writes: "While a pilot who fires a missile at a busy street, or drops a bomb on an apartment house, can still, barely, find some dubious justification for his action, what goes through the mind of a young pilot who sets out on a mission whose only aim is mass, indiscriminate intimidation?" Um, bombing a busy street in Gideons warped mind is justified but making some sound is not? Again I want to congratulate the IAF and please keep up the good work. Please continue "liquidating" the terrorist and please continue "traumatizing" the poor Terrorist supporting Palestinians who climb on burnt out cars and scream out death to the jews. The Palestinians are lucky that unlike their rockets our booms are just noise.

    from the article: Demons in the skies of the Gaza Strip
    First published 00:00 06.11.05 | Last updated 00:00 06.11.05
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