Stop Hamas. Free Gilad Shalit

[Jerusalem Post] Editorial - As a matter of grand strategy, Israel must not tolerate a hostile entity anywhere between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean. Hamas cannot be allowed to metastasize into a second Hizbullah. Israel's immediate objective must be to make it impossible for Hamas to govern in Gaza. The proper method of fighting Hamas is a methodical elimination of its political and military command and control. Any resort to force by the IDF raises the possibility of unintended consequences. Israel's home front could be hit hard. Hizbullah could launch diversionary attacks. If enemy non-combatants are killed, nasty media coverage is certain. We may express regret; but we must not apologize. Whatever happens, we must be resolute: Hamas must be stopped.

2008-12-26 06:00:00

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