Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Hamas, Next Leader Please

Directly after the March 22 extermination of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Abdel Aziz Rantisi was appointed to take his place. Unfortunately for Rantisi, he said that he was not afraid to die for his cause at the hands of the Israelis; the Israelis were happy to oblige him, and fired two missiles into his car.

“We will all die one day,” Rantisi had said, “Nothing will change. If by Apache [attack helicopter] or by cardiac arrest, I prefer Apache.” What a lucky guy – he got his wish. One of the many morals you can find in this story is that it’s better not to ask for things you’d rather not get (like a pair of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles with shaped-charge anti-armor warheads).

Hamas, which apparently contains at least one quick study, is refusing to publicly announce the name of its new leader.Certain people, who are apparently pro-life in regard to terrorists, have spoken out against the Israeli attack. UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, for example, called the Israeli policy of targeted terrorist elimination, “unlawful, unjustified, and counterproductive.”

The Israelis who live with the threat of daily terror attacks see the picture more realistically. Said Israeli Vice Premier Ehud Olmert, “No terrorist can go home to sleep at night thinking he is immune.” One would think that even Jack Straw could understand that that is a good thing. Read a full article at


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