Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A devastating end to the Second Lebanon War

Two years ago a group of Hezbollah terrorists invaded Israel and attacked an Israeli army patrol. This casus belli for the war resulted in eight Israeli soldiers killed in action and two captured by Hezbollah thugs. Hezbollah's aim was to exchange the captured soldiers for several Muslim terrorists in Israeli jails, including Samir Kuntar, a nice guy:
Kuntar turned his attention towards the 4 year-old. He took his rifle and then swung it across the toddler's head, knocking her to the ground. Kuntar then dragged the toddler a couple of feet to the closest rock he could find and laid her head down on a rock, with the intention of crushing it with the butt of his rifle. Einat, instinctively covered her head with her arms, Kuntar struggled with the toddler until he finally managed to clear her arms out of the way. Once her arms were out of the way, Kuntar repeatedly beat her on the head with the butt of his rifle and stomping on her body, until blood rushed out of her ears and mouth. Then, to ensure she was dead, Kuntar continued beating her over the head until her skull was crushed and she was dead.
Today, Israel agreed to exchange Kuntar and several other prisoners for the remains of the captured Israeli soldiers. Kuntar's return to Lebanon was celebrated. Only a few weeks ago I wrote how different cultures react differently to vicious acts and here we have another perfect example of how little the Islamic culture appreciates life: a child murderer was celebrated as a hero. They showered him with flowers for God's sake!

(Copyright AP)
The five (released prisoners) — including Samir Kantar, who had been serving multiple life terms in Israel for a grisly 1979 attack — were brought home in International Committee for the Red Cross vehicles and received a red-carpet welcome in this coastal border town.

A giant red carpet was rolled out along a road next to the seashore on the Lebanese side of the border, next to dozens of yellow Hezbollah flags whipping in the breeze.

Hezbollah supporters set up a makeshift stage in Naqoura, where a brass band awaited the returning prisoners. On the platform stood a large photograph of a weeping Israeli woman. A nearby sign read, "Israel is shedding tears of pain."

"Lebanon is shedding tears of joy," read another.
And yet some people keep on insisting that cultures are equal and that Israel is no better than her enemies. But if cultures are equal then why is Israel releasing well fed, living prisoners instead of their remains? And why is Lebanon celebrating a subhuman like Kuntar?

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