If It Walks Like A Duck…

Proud and defiant, the gang of murderers known as Hamas paraded their rockets, missiles, ammunition and masked faces in an effort to prove once and for all to the European Union that they are not terrorists.

The material paraded in the streets of Gaza City was a new type of construction material used to rebuild the lives of innocent Palestinians whose lives Hamas had shattered in their last war with Israel.  Further, Hamas is busy building a new subway system in the Gaza Strip.  This will be a state of the art transportation system to improve the lives of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip who need to travel from here to there and back again.

The European Union must have sent observers to learn how to build this modern subway system because Hamas is certainly not a terrorist organization.

In the interest of world peace, Hamas has once again patched up relations with one of the greatest proponents of world peace, Iran.  The Iranians want nothing more than to help Palestinians live better lives, and to that point they will continue sending construction material to the Gaza Strip in the form of missiles, rockets, and other projectiles.

Recently we heard about a group of “armed gunmen” who entered a school in Pakistan and killed (last report) 150 people, many of them children.  Many more were badly wounded, and as of this morning, the body of the principal of the school was also found in the wreckage and carnage.

Europeans will insist, along with the Australians, that we refrain from calling these perpetrators murdering terrorists.  Militants, armed gunmen and any other politically correct nomenclature would be far more acceptable so as not to arouse the ire of these murdering thugs further.

On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Chamberlain said that “…for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time.”  And for those of us who pay attention to these little details, well, we know how that ended, don’t we.

Those guys that lost control of their little boat back on the 12th of October 2000 in the Gulf of Aden and put a big hole in the USS Cole, well they were just out for a boat ride.  Never mind that they murdered 17 American sailors and injured 39 others.

I’m sure that many Europeans who take umbrage at American drone strikes in Yemen have forgotten that incident.  Why would we want to strike at some innocent Yemenis who are just getting some fresh air and exercise, along with target practice and daily study programs?

The same goes for all of those really nice Taliban folks.  If you ask Malala Yousafzai, a recent recipient of the Nobel Prize, those Taliban folks were just upset that she learned how to read and write and they simply had to do something about that.  Imagine the post-traumatic stress this young person will live with for the rest of her life.

So we hear it time and again.  We see it when there is a news report. We read about it in the news, whether online or in print.  Murdering thugs and gangsters are militants and armed gunmen.  Their victims are killed, and not brutally murdered.  And, time and again, they get away with it.

When the US, Great Britain, Australia or Israel try to do something about that, well then, their actions are barbaric, inhumane, disproportionate and brutal.

I recently saw a report about the Syrian city of Homs.  The city was nothing but rubble.  Buildings were completely destroyed.  Thousands had fled.  Not so long ago some genius got it into their head that Syria should sit on the Human Rights Council at the United Nations.  Syria, where almost two hundred thousand people have died in one of the most brutal civil wars.  Syria, where one murderous gang thinks nothing of murdering the members of another.

So, if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, let’s start calling it a duck.  Hamas was and will remain an organization whose aim is to destroy the Jewish People and Israel.  Al Qaeda has its sights set on destroying the “Great Satan” America, and its allies.  The Taliban want to rule a world where women have no rights and must remain covered from head to toe and remain illiterate.  Their world allows only their law and no other, and they will murder anyone and everyone not in step with them. Iran will continue to “sponsor” murder and terror, and North Korea’s leaders will do the same.

Time to wake up folks.

About the Author
Born in Israel, Yuval emigrated as a baby to Austria and then Canada. He returned to live in Israel in '71 until '91. His military service was in Golani Brigade's 13th Battalion (including Yom Kippur War) with reserve duty as a tank commander and later a liaison officer in the IDF Liaison Unit. He now resides in Pennsylvania, USA.
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