Bibi: Soldier can be freed, but gov’t groveling
Ilan Marciano
Published: 26.06.06, 13:27
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1. "Groveling"
Bill Pearlman ,   Chicago, USA   (06.26.06)
I know that people are going to say that your thousands of miles away and that if it were your son or brother you would feel differently and do you know something, they're right. But the fact remains that ever since Israel released 1150 terrorists for three soldiers basck in the 80's the precedent has been terrible. The Arabs know that Israel will do ANYTHING, give up ANYTHING to retrieve the soldiers, dead or alive. And the Arabs know that and play upon it. Now, maybe a reverence for human life is what seperates us and them, what makes us Jews. But it doesn't change the fact that the governement is groveling to a bunch of demented lunatic killers. Unit 101 or something like it needs to be brought back and the begging stopped. For the sake of the many not the one.
2. This government is incompetent
Avraham ,   Netivot   (06.26.06)
The way PM Olmert & DM Peretz are acting shows just how incompetent they are. They are afraid to do anything, & are afraid of world opinion. A good start would be to cut Gaza of from the world. No water, electricity, gas deliveries or phone service. Seal all the borders & then have our F16's sonic boom them constsntly . Lets see how long they can hold out. If the PaLIEstinians start crying out to the world for help we will know the pressure is working. Don't let up until Gilad is freed alive & home safely. If G-D forbid they harm him in any way, destroy Gaza completely, leave nothing standing.
3. Bibi's right
Lauren ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (06.26.06)
Peretz needed to make Hamas an offer they can't refuse. There is only one way to deal with this. The consequences must be so painful to Haniyeh that he never considers kidnapping soldiers again.
4. Avraham avinu operated WorldWar to rescue Lot -do the same
gabriela ben ari   (06.26.06)
5. Olmert has proven he is not fit to rule
Marcel ,   Florida   (06.26.06)
Disaster approaches and the PM wants to show graphs and reward the terrorists with more . He talks about strengthening the P.A. opposed to terror as he well knows those palestinians have all been murdered for collaboration with Israel. He weakens Israel and strenghtens the terrorists. Olmert is a serious threat to Israel's survival
6. Oh Bibi, pipe down!
Talula ,   Israel   (06.26.06)
Bibi doesn't understand, this is not Entebbe. It's an entirely different ballgame. He, of all people, should be aware of the dangers of such an operation after losing his brother Yonatan in Entebbe, I think he should be a little more sensitive. Any attack on them now will cause Gilad to pay the price, and that's something none of us can bear to think about.
7. some sugestions (copied from previous post)
gabriela ben ari   (06.26.06)
1) idiot plan (exchange). Arabs don't give a damn for their own kin. Not kidnapping 100 of them will do the trick 2) Flatten gaza and quickly. They will have the OPTION to handle Gilad before, if they want to stay alive. But it has to be done in 24 hs, otherwiswe it will lose MOMENTUM, and Gilad G-d forbid will go into history as another mia. All because government think negociations is an option. IT IS NOT gabriela ben ari (06.26.06)
8. I have said before
Yakov shani IL   (06.26.06)
and I shall say again, and I shall keep on saying. A string of bulldozers from south of Ashkelon to south of Rafiah, on our border, facing the sea. They start to move in unison and stop when they reach the sea. No Gaza, Pals in the Sinai, and a ready made breakwater for Israel's newest Mediterranean port. No, I am not a Fascist, no, I am not a racist, I am a pragmatist. There will never ever be any other solution. I said this while standing in Rafiah on the night of the ceasefire 1967, I have said it since and time will prove me right. We will also gain respect.
9. #8. Unfortunately you are right.
Ram ,   London   (06.26.06)
One cannot negotiate with cancer.
10. 8# WELL SAID
11. Bibi is right
Brod ,   USA   (06.26.06)
Bibi is right. Had the government been resolute and given the savages only one hour to return the kidnapped soldier yesterday, the soldier would have been back in Israel yesterday. The savages understand only force. Hence, by groveling, the savages would only be embolden. If the Israeli government cannot perform their task of protecting their people and country from external attacks, they should resign and let the Opposition form the government. It was not too long ago, when the barbarians humiliated America under Jimmy Carter for more than 400 days. The moment the Opposition led by Ronald Reagan took over the government, the barbarians released their American hostages immediately. It is time for Israel to be led by a strong government that can make those who wish to harm Israel tremble. The army should be left to do their work effectively and not be paralyzed by weak political leaders. Israel deserves better. Israel needs a strong government.
12. Rewarding Murder: The GLOBAL VILLAGE RAISED these TERRORISTS
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (06.26.06)
Re-take Gaza. It has been transformed into Hamastan - terrorist training camps and a global base for terror operations. Punished for not being Muslim, 10,000 hated Jews in Gaza and north Samaria were viciously rendered jobless and homeless for enemies sworn to Israel's destruction. Muslims celebrated their great victory by desecrating and destroying sacred Gaza synagogues. Impoverished Jewish refugees are forced to pay mortgages on their destroyed homes. IT TOOK THE GLOBAL VILLAGE TO RAISE THESE TERRORISTS. The Palestinian Authority/PLO terrorist organization's bank accounts and war chests are filled with billions of American and European tax dollars. The PA/PLO were never expected to create farms and businesses with their finances, long hours, and hard work. All of this was to be done for them by the Jewish victims of their terrorism. The wealthy PLO/Palestinian Authority terrorist organization were given wonderful gifts of Jewish land, thousands of high-tech greenhouses, and hundreds of farms of the Jews the terrorists attacked and murdered. In psychological terms, it is known as positive reinforcement - rewarding behavior that is considered desirable. Murders, pogroms, genocides. Deportations. The stealing of Jewish land and assets is the way Jews have always been treated. Aiding and abetting Islamic terrorism, instead of opposing it, Israel's leaders will go to war, Amona style, against the hated Jews of Judea and Samaria in a ruthless ethnic Jew cleansing on behalf of PA/PLO, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizbullah, Al-Qaida terrorists, who will be gifted Jewish land and assets in an immoral surrender to global jihadists - advancing the openly stated Islamo-Fascist goal of Jewish annihilation and global Islamic conquest. Amona - February 1, 2006 - Israel's police and IDF went to war against Jewish innocents instead of going to war against Muslim terrorists.
13. fire olmert and his group of clowns now!!
or save yourself the embarresment, olmert anRESIGN NOW!!!!!
14. I fully support Ehud Olmert's position
Neville Chamberlain ,   London, UK   (06.26.06)
15. Shut up Bibi!
Nadav ,   Misgav   (06.26.06)
and so should Liebermann. Making such noise does NOT help the abdukted soldier at all. But I guess these guys do not really care about that as long as it gets them into the news! Keep it low
16. OLmert Gets Tough With Jews, Not With Terrorists
Adina Kutnicki ,   US   (06.26.06)
Wimpy, groveling, prostrating, emasculated - these are the current terms to describe the Israeli regime. If I were a terrorist, I too would be ignoring the regime's bluster. Of course there is a military option, to both secure the soldier's release and to destroy the terror structure. However, Olmert & his regime are more interested in international appeasement and in not harming ! PA 'civilians'. The blood of these soldiers falls onto OLmert, Peretz's, Peres's et al collective heads.
17. Life of soldier NOT the most important issue
James ,   londonistan uk   (06.26.06)
Rebuilding the deterrence power of the IDF and resolve of Israeli society, smashed by succesive left wing idiot gov'ts is far more of a national security concern. Olmert cannot allow the entire gov't to be held hostage and if the loss of this poor man's life results in the gov't finally decsiding to smash Gaza to rubble then so be it. At the end of the day Shalits' blood is on Olmert, and Peres' hands aswell as Israeli society that has allowed once again, a left wing gov't to make the rules. Its no good reading comments condemning Olmert, Peres and Peretz when it is YOU who have elected them.
18. Effie Eitem for Prime Minister
David ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (06.26.06)
19. Yes, Bibi has ALL the answers...
Edan ,   Beer Sheva   (06.27.06)
Good old Bibi, always ready to add insult to injury. Why is this guy still head of the LIkud?? Don't they realize there was a reason they did so poorly at the polls?
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