The only way to beat the Jihad, is to fight it!
We are seeing the results of what a little backbone can do in the face of Islamic extremism. Bush forged the path in stirring speeches before joint Houses of Congress and State of the Unions. Israel has seemingly recovered from the loss of its great leader, the bulldog Sharon and once again, just as in his Operation Defensive Shield in the West Bank during the intifada, the battle will be taken to the enemy and he will be broken.
Assmad in Iran is talking big, but the reality is looking ever more bleak for his proxy Hezbollah. The big talk, of massive casualties on IDF troops, the Lebanese propaganda & numbers regarding civilians being killed are unraveling now at a rapid pace. Lebanese hospital confirms (Haaretz) the number of people killed in Qana was indeed below 30, not 60 as was reported. Um huh..
We'll be in for a shocker too when we get confirmation on 'all the civilians' killed in Lebanon as well I'd wager. If they lie boldly with all the cameras rolling, can you imagine what kind of inflation is going on when the reports don't have cameras snapping away? How many hundreds of those civilians are Hezbollah fighters, or are there even 700, 800.. Siniora now claiming 900 killed. Do we happily HALVE that number too Mr. Prime Minister? Is it more like 400, it's tough to tell when the Lebanese & Hezbollah seemingly lie their pants off for an eager media.
Iran is faltering
A good clue to the realities of this situation can be found with Assmad himself who had big statements to make, first his threat and then the reality that Iran is not so tough and strong after all. Iran need not be coddled regarding the nuclear issue, Israel will change the dynamic and already it has begun. Fight the Jihad and like every Arab army that has come before, it too will fall. All that is needed is the fortitude, the will. If we are losing battles in the West, it is within our own that we can find the causes, not the Jihadists.
Iranian President: Solution to Middle East crisis is to destroy Israel
Haaretz via AP
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday the solution to the Middle East crisis was to destroy Israel, Iranian state media reported.
In a speech during an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Malaysia, Ahmadinejad also called for an immediate cease-fire to end the fighting between Israel and the Iranian-back group Hezbollah. "Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime, at this stage an immediate cease-fire must be implemented," Ahmadinejad said, according to state-run television in a report posted on its Web site. [...]
The radical Islamists talk the talk, but they don't walk the walk. They are yelling cease fire, now is the time to drive home the advantage. Change the reality in Lebanon, smash the Hezbollah and thus break Syria and number one of all – Deliver the message loud & clear to Iran, your nuclear days my friend are OVER.
A major battle in the long war against the Jihad & terror can be won. The seeds of its defeat planted and turned by a tiny country on the frontlines and the World's superpower laying down covering fire. Keep the hounds at bay. Iran's nuclear ruse by using Hezbollah to create a crisis on the day of the big Security Council meeting has backfired. Israel can & will do the job..
It's all on the table now
For six years Israel has lived under the shadow of 10,000+ rockets on its northern border, this threat until now was allowed to drive policy, quietly, embarrassingly. There could be no threat of NATO strikes on Iran, no US activity, no hardball diplomacy, no hail mary IDF attack in the middle of the night because fields of rockets hung over Israel like the hangman's noose. Until now Iran banked on this false reality, blustered, huffed & puffed but it's panic time in Iran.
Israel has faced its fear, that threat is being taken on with great sacrifice, but it is being taken on with zeal. The balance of power can change here & now, stave off the UN appeasers and victory in this theater will bring victory in others as well.. For the West, for Israel, and yes even the wider Arab World.
Updates on the Mid East Crisis: On Israel, and many Jewish bloggers covering the situation, at the Truth Laid Bear which is also highlighting the other side, and at Pajamas Media (Man you kids can throw a lot of traffic around). Soccerdad has some big time round ups going on too I've learned.