Victor Davis Hanson on the Israel War

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Victor Davis Hanson explains his view on the Israel war, and it’s more optimistic than that of Col. Macgregor’s, which I posted earlier here.

He thinks Hamas and Iran underestimated the Israeli reaction to the genocidal Hamas attack.

Twenty-one percent of Israel is Palestinian, and they are free, active in Parliament, and living well. That does not fit the definition of genocide. If they were trying to commit genocide, they wouldn’t drop leaflets telling them to leave. As Hanson says, Israel doesn’t fit any definition of committing Palestinian genocide. Hamas is killing their own people and using them as human shields.

Toward the end, Hanson reviews some of the administration’s mistakes that encouraged Hamas to do what they did. Biden lifted sanctions, provided them with additional funds for ransoms, and criticized Israel – that gave Hamas the idea the US was distancing itself from Israel. He said it’s kind to warn the enemy.


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John Acord
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John Acord
5 months ago

Excellent article that fundamentally encapsulates the existential threat that Islam poses not just to Israel and the Jewish community in general, but to the very existence of western civilization. This threat must be confronted with all of the tools of modern warfare and completely  and totally exterminated. The very existence  of our civilization depends upon our determination to destroy Islam in all its many forms.  Innocents may perish, traditions may be forfeited, but our civilization will survive, prosper and achieve unimaginable abundance. All that is lacking is the will.Hopefully Bibi will show us how it has to be done. I find it ironic that the Jews will show us how to save Christian Western Civilization. The Old Testament never ceases to amaze me. 

Glee
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Glee
5 months ago

Sick, yes. But it is really demonic.

Asstro Buoy
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Asstro Buoy
5 months ago

Joe Biden is not even legal to be up there. He and his ilk has caused great trouble on America and the world and its allies. He and his kind represent nothing but HIGH treason.

A Call for Honesty
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A Call for Honesty
5 months ago

Both Hanson and MacGregor have one thing in common: their keen interest in history. Those Americans born after 1990 perhaps earlier display a dismal ignorance of history. History reveals far more about the failures and turmoil people cause than about their successes. Where do people like these two men place themselves between hoping for the best but expecting the worst? I respect them for their effort to be honest and helpful to their listeners. They may be way off with some of their “forecasts” but nowhere as far off as our meteorologists

The Prisoner
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The Prisoner
5 months ago

Classics professor VDH has nothing to offer any dialog. He is just a RINO cheerleader.

Anyone knew the Israeli reaction would be huge. The attack was intended to have a huge reaction. Since VDH does not think so, then he is not smart.

Where is the proof Iran caused this? Hamas gets funding from other sources. VDH is repeating the usual neocon nonsense.

John Acord
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John Acord
5 months ago
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The die is cast. Bibi now has the rationalization, the support and the power to secure the future of Israel. It is hard to imagine that the Israeli security apparatus, it vaunted intelligence agencies, had no good warning of the October 7 attack. It is also hard to believe that the US and UK intelligence agencies had no warning.  I  can only conclude that Hamas was baited and entrapped into committing a massive atrocity that would justify the implementation of a plan to permanently secure the future of Israel. I have no idea if this will be successful, but it appears obvious that the Oct 7 massacre was allowed to occur.  Please remember that about 40% of the world’s Jews now live in Israel meaning that just about every Jew abroad has relatives in Israel. The Pro-Palestinian riots and protests in London, New York, BerlinLos ANgeles have awakened Jews throughout the world to the perilous condtion in which they now exist. The vast majority say there is no turning back. I believe Gaza will be totally destroyed and the Palestinians expelled.  Hezbollah will be confronted and defanged by the Israelis with massive US air support that will lay a cordon sanitaire across the Lebanese and Syrian borders that no hostile can cross. I also believe that the atrocity will be so great it will provoke a massive uprising in the  disputed territories of Samariaa and Galilee that will lead to the expulsion of the muslim inhabitants. The question is where they will be resettled? I hate to say this, but the evidence indicates this was preplanned.