In separate statements, both British Foreign Secretary William Hague and U.S President Barack Obama have given the green light for the Israeli Air Force to begin a sustained and massive bombing campaign in Gaza. Both men have issued statements expressing concern that Gaza residents and Israeli Defense Force ground troops would suffer great casualties in an Israeli ground offensive, and given the universal consensus that Israel has the right to defend itself, as particularly emphasized by President Obama, the alternative of a devastating air campaign is the obvious better way to go, at least apparently as indicated by the two statesmen.
The Foreign Secretary’s remarks:
“We have made our views on that very clear to Israel, just as we have made very clear that the barrage of rockets from Gaza on Southern Israel is an intolerable situation for the Israelis, and it’s not surprising they have responded to that,” he added.
“A ground invasion is much more difficult for the international community to sympathize with or support — including the United Kingdom, Hague said, noting that “it is much more difficult to restrict and avoid civilian causalities during a ground invasion, and a large ground invasion would threaten to prolong the conflict.”
“Israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory,” Obama said at the start of a three-nation tour in Asia.
“If that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in Gaza, that’s preferable,” he said. “It’s not just preferable for the people of Gaza. It’s also preferable for Israelis, because if Israeli troops are in Gaza, they’re much more at risk of incurring fatalities or being wounded.”
So…..bombs away. Bomb the murderous, bloodthirsty terrorists and those who would hide them back into the stone age they so long for. Either that or these two idiots should just shut the hell up. Shut the hell up and leave the leadership of the Free World to Benjamin Netanyahu, where it so obviously belongs. It doesn’t belong in the US or Britain anymore, because those countries are run by idiots.